If cruising with children, you may find yourself wishing for some alone time, and they might want the same!
Kids love nothing more than a taste of independence, and the Oceaneer’s Club and Oceaneer’s Lab offers that for ages 3-12 in a safe environment so they can have fun and you can have peace of mind knowing they’re well taken care of!
I got to take a look at the Oceaneer’s Club aboard the Disney Dream courtesy of the nice folks at Disney Media Relations, and I wanted to share what I saw with you!
Before You Board
Before you board, be sure to register your children on the Disney Cruise Line website. This will save you time once you get onto the ship.
Once You Board
Shortly after boarding, the Oceaneer’s Club and Oceaneer’s Lab will offer an open house during which time the kids’ space is closed to kid-guests and open to adults who are visiting before leaving their children. They may also have one secure space and one open space.
After the open house, both spaces (Lab and Club) are connected so kids can roam freely between the two. Basically the only difference between the Lab and the Club is that there are different themes in the different areas. Beyond that, the spaces are connected and all activities are open to all kids age 3 – 12.
Let’s Take a Look!
In the past, age groups were separated, but Disney found that siblings of different ages wanted to be together, so Oceaneer’s Club and Oceaneer’s Lab now offers one big space for all kids to play and participate in the same activities. Crew Members tailor activities to the age and abilities of the child.
The Oceaneer’s Club and Lab offers independent play but encourages social interaction. Even the video games are turned into social contests!