Ask The Disney Moms – What can my children do when I’m in an adult-only restaurant on a Disney Cruise?


Question for The Disney Moms:  “Hi!  We are scheduled for a Disney Cruise next week, and we (my Husband and I) would like to have dinner at one of the nice, adult restaurants while on board.  What should we do with the kids while having dinner?”

Melissa –

Congratulations on your upcoming cruise.  You and your family are going to have an amazing time.

It is a great idea to take advantage of the wonderful clubs for children and have some adult time while on the cruise.  To best answer your question I will need to know the ship on which you will sail and the ages of your children.  In the meantime, I will give you an overview of all the programs offered for kids only.

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are offered on all four ships (Dream, Fantasy, Magic, and Wonder).  They are typically open 9am – midnight and accept children ages 3-12.  Edge is a club for the tween group and it is open 9am – midnight and caters to children 11-14.  The final club is Vibe,  it is open 11am – 2am and they host children 14-17.  The hours may vary, so please check your Personal Navigator for definite times.

If you are traveling with little ones between the ages of 3 months – 3 years, you will want to check out It’s A Small World Nursery on the Dream, Fantasy, or Magic or Flounder’s Reef Nursery on the Wonder. The nursery service is available for a small fee; $6.00 per hour for the first child and $5.00 per hour for a second child in the same family.  The hours of service are 9am-11pm, but again, this may vary, so check your Personal Navigator for exact times.  Space for the nursery is limited, so reservations are advised.  Reservations can be made online under “My Cruise Activities” or they can be made on Embarkation Day at the nursery open house.  If you choose to wait until you are on the ship, please know that your child will be granted services on a first-come, first-served basis.

I hope this helps to answer your question.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Have a wonderful vacation!








1 comment for “Ask The Disney Moms – What can my children do when I’m in an adult-only restaurant on a Disney Cruise?

  1. 13 November, 2013 at 8:41 am

    You can also make a reservation during the open house on Embarkation Day on a first-come, first-served basis. Because space is extremely limited, be sure to book your child’s nursery stay early.

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