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I’m back after a 7 night Eastern Caribbean DISNEY Cruise on the “Fantasy” ship. I have been on many cruises but this was the best one yet. I have so much to share about this cruise because I honestly do believe that every family should experience a Disney Cruise for themselves. It is unlike any vacation you will ever take. The Disney cruise line brings a whole new way to be immersed in the magic while letting you totally unwind.
A Disney Cruise is THE MOST relaxing way to experience Disney.
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I was on on a 3 night Disney cruise aboard the “Dream” ship back in February 2018 and it was a blast. But the 7 night cruise was better. (On a longer cruise you can unpack and relax) Trust me, it’s more than worth the money, the time off and planning.
A 7-night eastern Caribbean Disney cruise is like taking 3 vacations in one.
Let me explain…
Disney is THE highest quality cruise line.
Yes, I have sailed all the other major cruise lines multiple times. I will never go on a cruise again if it’s not a Disney cruise. I know you’ll feel the same way after you take one. The quality of the decor, the food, the service, the room space, the cleanliness, the extras – it’s just better in every way. A Disney cruise is the way to go.
It’s a tropical paradise getaway to the best Caribbean beaches.
Disney owns the Bahamian island of “Castaway Key”. The whole island is maintained like a beach goers dream. They have an “all you can eat” buffet with unlimited self serve ice cream. If the crystal clear waters and soft sand isn’t enough for you – they have lots of activities. They have snorkeling, a bike trail, a running trail with an organized 5K in the morning, water slides, splash pads, obstacle course in the water, and so much more. There is also a quiet Adult only beach with a full service bar.
There is also a kids club – if you want to drop your kids off for some interactive supervised fun while you have a quiet moment. I could literally live on this island – but what is so incredible about this cruise is that it’s not the only island they visit! This 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise also visits the islands of St Marteen and St Thomas. We visited a private beach in St Thomas and sailed a private charter catamaran in St Marteen. More on this later!
Disney Magic & Characters
The third and most important reason this is a 3-in-1 vacation is the Disney magic and characters. There are many opportunities to interact with Disney characters and feel the magical feeling of a perfectly synchronized Disney show.
I received a ton of questions before and after this Disney cruise. That is why I am writing this comprehensive detailed post. If you are considering a fantastical Disney Cruise, I hope this post persuades you to finally BOOK IT.
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What can I expect when we get to the Port on day 1?
We arrived to the port and parked our car for a small fee. Then we checked in at a small kiosk in the parking garage where we showed the security our reservation print out and IDs. We proceeded into the port terminal and “checked in” to get our “Key to the world cards” (these are the cards that they scan for reservations, childcare, to enter your stateroom & turn on the lights, to tell you which dinner table you sit at, to buy things, etc.) It is so important that you have the correct name spelling on your reservations and that you bring Drivers License, Passport and original Birth certificates if you don’t have a passport.
Afterwards we went through security and boarded the ship! They provide a delicious welcome lunch at “Cabanas” buffet. There is a MANDATORY assembly drill at 3:30pm. Once all the serious safety drill stuff is complete they throw a massive Sailing Away Deck Party on deck 11. This is a fun time for the whole family so don’t miss it!
What are the extras that Disney Cruiseline has that other cruise lines don’t have?
Extras that you wouldn’t expect:
- Free 24hour room service,
- Free streaming Disney (and non Disney) movies and TV shows,
- Free diet accommodations (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten free, etc),
- Free interactive childcare at the Oceanears Club ages 3-12,
- Nursery care at a small hourly fee for babies 6mo – 2 years old,
- Broadway quality live shows every night,
- Free character meet and greets every day,
- Free new movies and movie premieres in the theaters, (Avengers: Infinity War premiered the Thursday that we were at sea and they had an on board premiere!)
- Laundry rooms on every floor for a tiny fee (about $2 a load),
- Shopping areas with a champagne toting Tiffanys store,
- A Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique (princess makeovers for a price),
- Photography studio for family portraits,
- Full service Spa called Senses. (I had the best massage of my life here!)
What is there to Eat on a Disney Cruise?
You will never stop eating or drinking on a Disney cruise. You can eat at any time of the day or night for free. There are so many places to grab a quick bite, nibble on a snack, or dine refined in world class restaurants. Let me take you through the many food options.
- Remy – adult only French Cuisine
- Palo – adult only Italian Menu
- Cabanas Buffet – This buffet is massive. They will have something for everyone in your group. It is open for a few hours in the morning for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Animators Palate – family dining that is artist themed (down to the paintbrush butter knife!)
- Royal Court – family dining in an elegant atmosphere of Cinderellas castle.
- Enchanted Garden – family dining in a Versailles Gardens style surroundings. As the sun sets, the ceiling changes into stars and the flower lighting fixtures close.
- 24 room service – for free you can order pizza and wings at 2 in the morning. You heard me correctly. Free room service around the clock.
- Tow Maters Grill – On deck 11 there is a grill open with pizza, burgers, hotdogs, and french fries that is open when the buffet is closed.
- Ice Cream – Self service machines located on deck 11 where you can grab an ice cream cone anytime of the day or night for free.
- Sweet on You – This cute gourmet ice cream and candy shop has the best milkshakes. There is a small fee but it’s surprisingly inexpensive.
(This is a unicorn cupcake and you NEED ONE)
- Cove Coffee Shop – this little cafe is tucked away in the adults only section. They also serve specialty liquors with coffee.
- Concession Stands for theaters – here they have your standard fresh popcorn, candy and drinks.
- On deck 11 there are soda, water, coffee, tea stations that never close. They are self serve.
What is the perfect age to go on a Disney Cruise?
A Disney cruise is perfect for all ages. I personally recommend a Disney cruise for ages 6months to 105years old. I know this sounds hilarious. But it’s because there really is something for everyone on a Disney ship. If you are a kid, a teenager, parent, a couple, or riding solo – you will have a good time.
Disney Cruiseline has created a space for everyone. Here are the perfectly separated places for everyone in your group.
Nursery – ages 6months – 2 years old
This space is themed after the ride “It’s a Small World”. The caretakers here reminded me of sweeter versions of the show “Nanny911”. There were well trained and so happy. The ratios are low, the kids were always kept entertained with games and toys. My 2 yr old has a hard time with strangers. He cried twice when we dropped him off and they would text us with updates. They were so patient. There is a small hourly fee (around $9/hr). They do require reservations because the spots fill up so quickly and they have to staff safely. If you do drop them off they recommend that you drop off a small bag with:
- Baby food, formula/milk, bottles. (They will provide snacks if your child is eating solids)
- Diapers & wipes
- Extra change of clothes
- Blanket, pacifier, or any comfort item.
The nursery is located next door to the kids club for ages 3-12
*It is important to note that there is a Nemo Splash pad area that is perfect for the very little ones. This is where my 2 year old wanted to be most of the time.
Oceanears Club – ages 3-12yrs old
This kids club is out of this world! It is a theme park on its own. And it’s completely free. No reservations are required. This play area has story telling, dress up opportunities, character visits, interactive games, themed playgrounds, arts & crafts, and so much more. My 4 yr old daughter made a new friend every time we dropped her off and she never wanted to leave! They have a Star Wars room with a Millennium Falcon and interactive BB8.
There is Andy’s room with your favorite Toy Story toys, Marvel room with Dr Strange & Thor, Animation rooms that encourage drawing, so much more! One day there was an “anyone can cook” program where the kids baked cookies! The staff is well trained and always so peppy. They encourage the kids to interact and play. This space is so much more than a babysitting area. It might be the highlight of your kids cruise vacation.
*It is important to note that children must be fully potty trained to be admitted into this club.
The Edge: Pre Teen Area ages 11-14yrs old
This area is also an interactive space with video games, a dance floor, karaoke, crafts, an arcade, sports, and lounge areas. The counselors in the Edge also host lots of daily activities that will get your shyest tween to smile and have fun.
Vibe: Teen Area ages 14-17yrs old
Teens have their own space to “Disney and chill”. This space is one of the coolest areas of the ship. There is a smoothie bar, a soda fountain, a teen only sundeck, an arcade, a DJ booth, a dance floor, coffee area, lounge areas with iPads. As well as being a place for teens to socialize with other teens, there are daily parties that they will love.
*Don’t forget the teen only Spa called Chill Spa. It’s for ages 13-17 only! They can indulge with a massage, get their nails done, or a gentle facial. Totes relaxing!
*There is also a teen only clubhouse on Castaway Cay. Book the “Wild Side” excursion to get to it. The clubhouse has its own beach where you can snorkel, take a bike trail, and ride a speed boat!
No worries, parents – Vibe is highly chaperoned by Disney Trained counselors.
Adult Only Areas
Sometimes when you vacation, you need a vacation from your kids. (or other people kids) Don’t feel guilty, let’s all be honest. Maybe you want Disney quality cruising but you don’t want to be around children. That’s ok too, I support you. There are many adult only areas on the Disney Fantasy. There are adult only pools, restaurants, clubs, lounges, bars, you name it. After touring the adult only areas I think a Disney cruise would be a good Girls Trip or Honeymoon. Let’s start with the food because that’s always my favorite part.
There are two adult only restaurants on the Disney Fantasy. There is Remy & Palo.
The whole restaurant is themed after the movie “Ratatouille”. The little rat characters name was Remy – thus the name. There is a crystal statue of Remy hidden on the chandelier as you enter the dining room. And the pattern on the seating is a silhouette of Remy and his brother.
Remy is an authentic french restaurant with the most delightful executive chef. We had the pleasure of partaking in a tasting of his menu along with a wine pairing. The wine here is world class and only the best is poured here. The decanter used to breathe the wine is $1000US. Does this give you a clue on how serious they are about wine? The menu we tasted was delightful and creative. Each dish had a gourmet twist and was full of flavor. The menu is not cheap but you get what you pay for. The whole dining experience is an attraction in itself. It is an upscale dining adventure so please dress accordingly (men in jackets). I highly recommend this creme de la creme spot. Bonus: To finish the meal, Guests are presented with a box of delicious chocolates to take home with them. How cute is that?
(This is just a sampler plate. The portions are much larger for entrees.)
This Italian restaurant will teleport you straight to Venice. Every seat in the house has a view of the water – the entire back of the restaurant is a window. Palo is famous for it’s multiple course brunch, but we opted for a romantic dinner instead. We had the pleasure of having “Hansen” wait on us. He was so helpful is giving us suggestions and telling us about the food. He also called the Nursery for us because he overheard Alex and I discussing that we were worried for our 2 yr old. Take about over the top attention and service! We were able to relax and enjoy our meal. (Finally! How often can you say that as a parent?) Thank you Hansen! We had many delicious dishes in a row. We started with a fresh anti-pasta. I had a lobster pasta and Alex ordered the Osso Bucco. I finished with the tiramisu for dessert and Alex ordered the lava cake. The tiramisu was good but the lava cake was 10 times better. End your meal on a high note and get the lava cake!
In-between Remy and Palo is a delightful travel themed bar. Try the drink Latitude 46.5 (it is named this because the bar is located between Remy and Palo and that is the exact latitude midway between Paris and Venice. Don’t you love those little Disney secrets?) This place is ultra cool in it’s design. The wallpaper is passport stamps, the booths have luggage straps and the giant port hole windows lead to an outdoor deck with breathtaking views. Meridian is also a cigar bar if you are into that sorta thing!
Quiet Cove Pool
This adult only oasis has a large pool and hot tubs. There are also countless lounge chairs to sun bathe or lay in the shade and enjoy the quiet. There is also a poolside bar if you desire a cocktail or two.
(Photo provided by Disney Cruise line)
NightClubs & Lounges
Skyline is a chic club where the walls are arial panoramas of famous city skylines that rotate every 12 minutes. The whole mood of the space changes when you are surrounded by London and then it changes to New York City or Barcelona or Hong Kong. You can be holding the same drink but feel completely transported!
This is my favorite area because it looks like a 1920’s carousel. It’s enchanting at night when it’s all lit up. The theme of the area is Italian style cocktails. You can try venetian Grappa, a fizzy prosecca Bellino or you can sip Italian espresso with an almond biscotti. This bar elevates your expectation of a merry-go-round with alcohol.
This is that trusty Irish pub that is always open when the game is on. They have tons of TVs and boast to have satellite channels for all major sports events. Grab a pint and feel at home around the clover shaped stained glass. You don’t have to be Irish to feel at home in an Irish pub, am I right?
(Photo provided by Disney Cruise line)
Ooh La La
A totally romantic champagne bar that brings you the whimsy of Paris. I love this elegant lounge with it’s victorian motif and intimate nooks. If you love anything Parisian this elegant spot will sweep you off your feet.
There is only one word to describe this place and it is luxury. You will feel like a millionaire. Ok, well, I did it. After you check in at the front desk, a kind staff member walks you down a long hallway to the locker rooms (which sounds so basic, but it’s totally not!) and the relaxation room. In this room there is coffee, tea, refreshing infused waters and rows of recliners. The lights are dim and you can sorta ease into and out of whatever treatment you have picked.
I chose the 60 min Hot Stone Massage. They do a “dry brushing” before you begin the massage. It felt amazing! My shoulders are less tense just thinking of that massage. My masseuse was Anne from Nambia, she was very kind and made me feel comfortable.
The spa offers massages, facial, a hair salon, a juice & smoothie bar, a nail salon and an interesting little treat called The Rain Forest. The Rainforest is an area with 4 different shower coves. Each cove has settings you can choose from that mimic rain or storms. After you make your selection, you stand in the center of the shower and the water begins to fall. The water is accompanied by sounds and colored lights. It is an experience for all your senses.
After wards you can warm up in one of the 3 sauna rooms or go out on the balcony to slip into a hot tub that faces the ocean. There a few things more relaxing than sitting in a hot tub after a massage while overlooking the ocean.
This Senses Spa is a tranquil sanctuary and you have to visit at least once on your cruise!
The Gym is located just beside the Senses Spa. There is all your standard equipment like treadmills, weights, etc. Each machine faces a wall of windows that offer an unobstructed view of the ocean. There is also a jogging trail that is located on deck 4. FYI 2.5 laps is 1 mile.
Family Recreation Areas
Ship wide scavenger hunt – The Midship Detective Agency is an interactive attraction that kids and adults will love doing together. The game revolves around Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy helping Disney characters solve different cases. There a few cases to solve so you can do it multiple time on your cruise and solve them all! The clues will lead you to paintings and stops that have secret interactive objects. For example there are paintings that transform and begin talking to send you to your next clue. You’ll have a blast running around the ship. It’s also a great way to get to know the ship and explore.
There are 2 big pools for families. There is also a small waterslide for kids and a giant waterslide for the bigger kids and adults. There is a kids splash pad area and a baby/toddler splash pad area that is Nemo themed.
The pools also have massive TV screens that are playing movies all day and night. You can watch from the pool or while you’re sunbathing on the deck. A few of the nights we went up there after dinner. We cuddled up on the lounge chairs and watched the movie “Up”. A cast member came over and offered us blankets because it was a little windy that night. It was so thoughtful and I’ll never forget it.
The big water slide goes the entire length of the ship and it is called the “aquaduck”. It’s very fun and gives you a different cool view of the ship. This one does have a height requirement!
(Photo provided by Disney Cruise line)
Golf – the mini golf area is adorable and fun for the whole family. There are also 3 foosball tables in the mini golf area.
Basketball – enclosed basketball courts for the family to shoot some free throws and maybe start a friendly game of HORSE.
Movie Theater – watch movies that are playing in theaters on land, but for free on the cruise!
Live Theater – nearly every night of the cruise there is a broadway style show that is performed and free to attend. From what I hear “Aladdin” and “Beauty & the Beast” are the top 2 favorite shows.
What special events take place on board?
Sailing Away Deck Party is an event that happens in the top pool deck when the ship is leaving port. There is singing, dancing ticker tape falling from the sky and I think there was a quick shoot off of fireworks. This is a fun way to kick off your cruise – don’t miss it.
Pirate night is a family event that starts at dinner time. The cabin staff will leave you pirate bandanas and gold coins to get you in the mood. My family like to dress up in full pirate costumes to dinner and the post dinner festivities. Out of the deck there are pirate games, a pirate show, a musical sing along and a massive fireworks show to end the night. Pirate night is a fun night.
I prefer it over the “captains night” on other cruise lines where you have to dress up. My kids don’t want to wear fancy uncomfortable dress clothes. They want to dress like pirates and run around! Yet another reason why Disney cruises are far superior.
Fun Little Tip:
There are super cool “Instagram Walls” on the ship.
Here are a few of my favorite spots.
(Cabanas Seafood Buffet Mosaic)
(Palo Entrance)(Nemo Reef Splash Pad)
Please take Instagram photos in these spots and tag me on Instagram @meg.for.it. I think it would be so fun! I’ll screen shot you and Insta-story mention anyone who does it!
How clean is the ship?
Disney is known for their attention to cleanliness. The hosts cleans your room twice a day. They clean it midmorning and perform a turn down service before bed (usually while you’re at dinner). Before you enter a dining area a cast member will hand you a sanitizing wipe. There are also hand washing stations before you enter the buffet area. Disney is all about cleanliness and reducing germs.
Is the ship child proof?
I am a mom traveling with my husband and two toddlers (ages 4 and 2). I was impressed by how beautiful yet childproof everything was! Our stateroom was beautiful and somehow my kids didn’t break anything. The common areas are pristine and decorated beautifully – but everything within a kids reach is totally safe.
How formal is dinner?
The dining at Remy and Palo is very formal. (There is a dress code.) But the nightly family dinners are not formal. You will feel relaxed because the staff treats you like family. They remember your name and preferences (Like my favorite server, Rashiv remembered I like to have black coffee with my dinner.) They did magic tricks for the kids to keep them entertained and had the utmost patience with their little “end of the day toddler” attitudes.
I was impressed at the understanding of the wait staff at all the meals. My kids spilled a drink and dropped their utensils on the floor and no one batted an eye. They just smiled and played with the kids! Where else are you going to find that? (besides Grandmas house!) It just made the whole vacation more relaxed.
Will I get sea sick?
The first day I felt ALOT of boat movement. I normally do get sea sick. I was ready to walk up to guest services and get a free “sea sick pill” if needed. But it never came to that. The captain came on the ships loud speaker and apologized for movement. He said is was out of the ordinary and he was going to “rock us to sleep” that night. I thought it was a cute touch. The rest of the trip was literal smooth sailing. I did not have any problems.
What if I need medical attention while I’m on the ship?
First of all, you should always have your important medications (daily prescriptions) with you or in your room (inhalers, daily pills, and as needed prescriptions.) But if you have a minor requirement for medical attention it is comforting to know that there are 3 medical doctors and 5 nurses on board at all times. Maybe you have a splinter, a twisted ankle, a small cut, or minor infection – the doctor can examine you. If your condition is more severe and requires intervention – you can be flown via helicopter ambulance to the nearest hospital.
What are the rooms like?
We had an Oceanview Stateroom with verandah (balcony). There are drawers, two closets and lots of space under the bed. There was plenty of room for the four of us to sleep and hang out. We didn’t spend too much time inside the room because there is so much to do on the ship. But there are a few tips I want to mention. To activate the lights you must have your “key to the world “ card in the light switch slot just to the right wall as you walk in. There is soap, towels, lotion, a safe, hangers, a fridge, and a blow dryer provided in each room.
Every night as they “turn down” your room they will fold and create a towel origami animal and leave in on the bed along with a few chocolates and the next day’s itinerary. I loved this little surprise everynight.
Can you meet any of the Characters?
One of the best parts about Disney parks and cruises is meeting the characters. Every day there were different characters scheduled in many parts of the ship. There was Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Captain Jack Sparrow, Buzz & Woody, and a ton more! These are free and all you have to do is wait in line. Check the daily itinerary to see where and when the meetings will take place. There are also Princess Meet & Greets that you need to book separate.
What are the added experiences we book on the side?
There are so many excursions to book on board and at each port of call. Here are the few that I was able to experience.
- Sailboat Charter in St Maarten: This 65ft catamaran takes you around the splendid scenery that it St Maarten. This sailboat is huge and has a shaded area and large nets for sunbathing. They provide snorkel gear, sandwiches, drinks, and a stop at a secret private beach that you will have all to yourselves! The entire excursion last approximately 4 hours. This was the highlight of my entire vacation.
- Abi Beach Island Escape in St Thomas: A bus takes you through the mountain sides of St Thomas to a private beach that overlooks distant islands. The crystalline waters reveal colorful reefs and abundant wildlife. They also grill a delicious lunch for the guests with a full service tiki bar.
- Frozen and Princess Character Meetings on ship: These lines are shorter because they are ticketed. Book this little meet & greet to be able to interact with Ariel, Tiana, Cinderella, and Belle. There is a separate ticket to meet Anna & Elsa in a different location.
- Character Breakfast: One morning at the Animators Palate we had a delicious breakfast with Sofia the first, Doc Mcstuffins, Jake the pirate and Mickey Mouse.
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Your little girl can get transformed into a beautiful princess or your little man can get transformed into knight (or vice versa). My daughter got her hair, make up and nails done. The fairy godmother tops it all off with a tiara and pixie dust. Little princesses receive a souvenir backpack with little goodies to take home.
- Senses Spa Massage and Rain Forest Experience: It’s a higher quality spa than you are used to – trust me. I had a hot stone massage and took a few incredible showers in the Rain Forest area.
- Petites Assiettes de Remy: translates as “small plates of Remy” The executive chef took us on a tasting journey of gourmet french cuisine paired with fine wine. It’s a great way to get a taste of the menu.
Can I text and surf the web?
Yes and No. There are extreme roaming charges from cell phone carriers if you are using data and service internationally. Here is how to survive:
When you get on board, put your phone on airplane mode, enable wifi in your phone settings and connect to the network called DCL-GUEST.
DO NOT FORGET to download the MyDisneyCruise app before you board! This ap will have your reservations, your itinerary, and most importantly has a messaging feature. Unless you want to spend hundreds of dollars using your roaming data network – Put your cell phone on airplane mode and use the ap. The ap will give you a map of the ship, it will tell you the schedules, and you can text through the ap. It’s easy and FREE. You are able to purchase internet gigs onboard but they are pricey.
Here are the options: Pay As you Go for .25 cents per MB, $19.00 for 100 MB, $39.00 for 300 MB and $89.00 for 1000 MB. Does that seem like a different language to you? Here’s a comparison to put it in perspective: to upload a photo to social media takes about 4-5MB. To browse social media for an hour takes around 100-200MB. To stream a short youtube video (less than 5 minutes) takes up 150-200MB. So most people will want to buy a plan and sign in only to post on social media and then sign out to save data. If you want to browse plans onboard you can purchase through the Disney Cruise Line Ap. The biggest help to me was to visit the “Connect@Sea” help desk on deck 4 on the Fantasy. They can explain the data plans and teach you which cell phone features to turn off to maximize your data.
*It is also important to mention that there are 2 stateroom“phones” provided in each stateroom. Each phone has a number assigned to it and you can call other stateroom phones while on board. If the childcare services need to reach you about your kid, they will do so on these phones and/or text via the DisneyCruiseline App.
Where can I Gamble?
A good friend Tania told me the only reason she didn’t book a Disney cruise last year was because they didn’t have a casino on board! I have good news, Tania. If you like the thrill of games and winning money, there is a lively family Bingo game that is held almost everyday. The grand prize was $10,000! Otherwise, the Disney ships do visit ports of call with excellent casinos including The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
How can I get the best price or discounts for a Disney Cruise?
This is the most asked question I get! Disney cruises are not like other cruise lines when it comes to discounts. The farther away your cruise – the better the price. If you book a Disney cruise while on board a Disney cruise you get a major discount!
There are also discounts for:
- Canadian Residents
- Florida Residents
Some experts have told me that booking through a travel agent helped them with on board credits – but others have told me the DisneyCruiseline website is easy enough to navigate for planning.
What was the best part of your Disney Cruise?
The best part of this whole cruise experience was personal to me. It was the private catamaran in St Marteen. It was the most beautiful island I have ever seen. The water was a color blue that I’ve never seen in person before. The sailboat took us to a private beach and we jumped off to swim to shore. My daughter jumped without hesitation, she is my brave one. But my 2yr old son is a timid and cautious little boy.
Something changed in him on this trip. He snapped on his life vest and jumped off the side of the boat with his daddy! I was so impressed. I got a little misty eyed as I watched my kids have many milestones on this trip. There is something that happens when the whole family is together and enjoying themselves. Milestones are reached and memories are burned into the scrapbooks of our hearts. The very next week my kids turned 3 and 5. A Disney cruise was a beautiful way to enjoy those last few moments of 2yr old Walt and 4yr old Daisy.
I hope this answers some of your questions and persuades you to finally book your own Disney cruise. I promise you, it is worth the money, planning and time off! Whether you scape your pennies together or it’s a drop in the bucket for you – this is a trip of a lifetime.
It doesn’t hurt to look.
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Watch the Daily Vlog of the entire 7 day cruise!
This looks so fun!!! I have a 3 year old granddaughter…..maybe next year will be a Bibi and Emma cruise!
Oh Shirley – you gotta do it. It’s so much fun and top quality adventure! 3 years old is a great age. She will be old enough to do many activities.
|This is basically my dream holiday since I was 6! I hope I get to take my babies one day!
Do it Holly! Make a plan ahead of time. Remember you can save money if you book way in advance. 🙂 How old are your babies?
Looks like a lot of fun! My kids are grown, but when they were little, they refused to go on cruises because they’d learned about the Titanic! 😀 But once they have kids, this sounds like an ideal cruise for us to do together.
LOL your kids are hilarious! They must have had amazing teachers that brought the subject to life. Yes, a cruise with the grand babies would be super duper fun! A cruise with a girls group or a significant other would be awesome too. There are so many adult only areas and restaurants!
Just wow! This looks like a trip of a lifetime. And I really like the idea of being able to experience the magic of Disney but have all the amenities of a cruise surrounding you. So much less walking! My feet still hurt from visiting the parks last year. 🙂 Looks like you had a fantastic time with your family!
yes Heather! That is so true. This is a great relaxing way to “do Disney” without walking around a hot park for miles! It’s the best of both worlds!
I’m sold! Thank you for covering every aspect of the cruise and answering all my unspoken questions!
Oh yeah! Thats exactly what my goal is. I want families to be prepared and convinced that a Disney Cruise is the best way to do a family vacation. Check out some prices and discounts here: https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/?CMP=VMC-DPFY18Q2DCLINFLUENCER0005z
oh my gosh this makes me want to go on a Disney cruise so much
Ya girl!!!! And if you need a teeny bit more convincing – watch my youtube Daily Vlog of the whole experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MDGF5R-y7s&t=623s
This makes me want to book a cruise like right now!! I’m so excited to take a Disney Cruise and hopefully take my younger sister along!
Emma – it’s definitely a cruise where you wanna go with loved ones. How old is your little sister? A sister trip would be fun!!!
I never knew there was a Disney Cruiseline until now. They all look really good for a fun family bonding experience. So many smiles and awesome memories 🙂
surprise! Yes there is a Disney Cruiseline and it is “disney quality” if you know what I mean! Thanks Tachira, awesome memories is exactly what this post represents.
I have never been on a cruise, so thank you for your detailed review. You provided a lot of information and answered questions I didn’t even know I had, but am happy to have them answered.
You are so welcome. I think you are due for a cruise (wink wink hint hint). There’s no better way to cross that line than with a Disney Cruise. 🙂
Oh my goodness! I want to go on a Disney cruise!
That’s awesome! The ocean club is free – I would not have expected that.
OMG! This sounds like the vacation of a lifetime!
This is a lot a great information! I think I want to go on a Disney cruise now!
Oh Tabitha, you have got to try it at least once. The quality is just so much higher than all the other cruise lines. The staff, the cleanliness, the food, the entertainment, the decor – everything is just…..better.
I’m gonna spend the next 10 years working on Maddie (who literally never watched a Disney movie as a kid and doesn’t get it) so by the time our babies are born and big enough, she’ll give in!
Amanda A Sharp
I had no idea that Disney owns the Bahamian island of Castaway Key, how smart of them! They can control so much of the Cruise experience that way. That must be why it is so great!
Thank you so much for this post! I totally want to take my family on one of these cruises!!
I agree! I’ve cruised many different lines, and Disney Cruise knocked it out of the water especially for families. I took my 2 year-old & 15 y.o.-granddaughters and my daughter, and we had so much fun! Everyone enjoyed it. I definitely want to do another Disney cruise! Thanks for the tips!
Meg, looks like a blast! The ship-wide scavenger hunt seems like it would so much fun for the kids and adults.