One of the most convenient features of the cruise was the Disney Navigators App. You'll need to download it before your cruise begins, but it does not work until you are connected to the ship's wifi. You do not have to purchase a wifi package because this is a limited connection for the app only! Once you open the app there are directions for connecting it and getting everything set up. It's very simple, but if you have trouble the Guest Services cast members will help you though it! The only time I had an issue were a few evenings in our stateroom when the wifi did not seem strong enough to connect, otherwise it worked great.
Something that many people will be excited to see is the ability to text other people onboard. You CANNOT text people who are not on the cruise. I like this because I am disconnected from the outside world, but I can still communicate with the people I want to on the ship! When you open your app it displays an individual code for yourself. You can give that code to other people that you know or meet and they can then contact you. We became friendly with our table mates at dinner because they had a little girl a few months older than our son. So we swapped codes and kept in contact with them and made plans to meet on the beach at Castaway Cay. It also came in handy to use within the family. My husband went to the gym a couple of times and I was able to let him know where we were when he was done.
The Navigator is the name of the daily guide that is placed in your room with all of the activities and shows on the ship. The app has a digital version broken down in to categories for browsing. This was nice because I didn't have to carry the paper with me everywhere I went. I kept my phone in my pocket and I could quickly see what was going on around the ship. You can mark events as "Favorites" with a heart and it will save them for you to access quickly. If you enable push notifications on your iPhone, it will send reminders to your home screen.
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