Guests sailing with Disney Cruise Line benefit from the hard copy ‘Personal Navigator’ which is full of daily news, events and activities, delivered nightly to each stateroom. Taking a highlighter to many desired activities will guarantee guests don’t miss out. Now, Disney Cruise Line has added an extra convenience by not only offering the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App for mobile devices, delivering the same convenience but with an added benefit called the ‘Onboard Chat‘. Currently, the Onboard Chat is only available on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and soon to come on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. The app is offered, however, on all four ships.
The Onboard Chat allows guests to communicate with other members of their travel party and new friends who are on the same sailing by using a convenient ‘Chat Number‘. The Chat Number adds protection and privacy allowing guests the feeling of safety and security. Through this feature guests share a unique identification, not stateroom number as is the situation with the Wave Phones.
Disney Cruise Line Navigator App Features:
- view onboard activities
- find Disney character locations and times
- plan entire day
- save favourite activities in a list
- review ports of call; review sea days
- check all menus
- receive daily spa and shopping offers and specials
- navigate the ship deck by deck
- stay in touch with Onboard Chat
- receive vibrating message alerts
- control access by children using the permissions feature
Disney Cruise Line has taken extra measures to protect adults and children by using the privacy feature, as well, the primary guest on the reservation has full authority over children aged 13 years and older by activating a PIN. The PIN can be cancelled at any time by the primary guest/parent. Children are protected because the App does not disclose stateroom numbers or personal information. It is the primary guest, however, who must exercise diligence in monitoring texts to ensure personal information and stateroom numbers are not disclosed in the texts between children and their contacts.
Controlling the App for children is easily accessed by tapping on the child’s profile icon.
Guests can take further comfort in knowing that contacts and chat history are not saved when the sailing is finished.
To use the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App guests will need and iOS or Android device and link to downloading the application may be found here:
Photo Credit: Disney Cruise Line and Apple Online Store – iTunes