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Sail away with Disney

We keep hearing, “Where can we go that’s all inclusive AND kid friendly?”

In our opinion, this is a no brainer. A Disney Cruise! Easy. Let’s book it. Done. No? Still need more convincing? Here are our top reasons why you should go on a Disney cruise for your next family vacation: 1. Kid Clubs

Every Disney Cruise ship has kid clubs divided by age group designed for maximum levels of fun and entertainment. All the fun is supervised by the best Disney cast members that are so good at their jobs, your kids won't even realize they are being chaperoned. The Oceaneer Clubs and Labs are for kids ages 3-12. Larger than life play spaces, arts and crafts, interactive activities, character experiences, game centers, and imaginative adventures are just some of what your child will experience while under the supervision of the amazing and creative Disney counselors. At Club Edge, your tweens (ages 11-14) can hang out with others their age surrounded by gaming systems, dance floors, and movie theaters. Tweens can also choose to participate in counselor led trivia games, ship wide scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts. Vibe is a teen only club (ages 14-17), and while the fun is chaperoned your teens will hardly notice as they enjoy karaoke and virtual reality games. There is also plenty of space to kick back and relax, watch a movie, or chat with new friends.

2. Dining

If you have ever been on a cruise before then you know one of the greatest perks is the food. But we are here to tell you, Disney takes their cruise dining to a whole different level. There are multiple dining experiences for you to try that are included in your cruise vacation. When you move to a different dining room, your wait staff moves with you! This is personalized service unique to Disney.

You will find a different culinary experience in each dining room. Enjoy an enchanted evening with food, music, and entertainment at Rapunzel's Royal Table on the Disney Magic, or celebrate jazz and southern cuisine at Tiana's Place on the Disney Wonder. Animator's Palate is a unique character dining experience found on the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy cruise ships.

3. Entertainment

You will find deck parties and themed events like Pirate nights complete with shows, character meet and greets, and fireworks. Or perhaps you will choose a cruise offering Pixar or Marvel themed events full of family fun. Regardless, every cruise ship has complimentary Broadway level musicals and theater productions. Examples include a Frozen musical spectacular on the Disney Wonder and Fantasy ships, Beauty and the Beast on the Disney Dream, Tangled: The Musical on the Disney Magic, and Aladdin on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.

4. Private Island

Every Bahamian and Caribbean cruise will bring you to Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. Here you will find the perfect beach island getaway where you can choose from a multitude of options, or simply enjoy lounging in the sun. There are lounge areas, recreational rentals for kayaks or snorkeling gear, restaurants, sporting events, and even spaces designed for kids, and separate spaces for adults.

5. Pools and Recreation

While on your cruise ship you can enjoy many different pool and recreational activities. There are spaces for everyone, including splash zones for youngsters and adult only pools. The Disney Dream and Fantasy include the AquaDuck, a ship wide water coaster, while the Disney Magic has a 3 story tall body slide. A water playground can be found on the Disney Magic, Wonder, and Fantasy cruise ships. Every cruise has multiple quiet pools as well. Whatever you are in the mood for, we guarantee you can find it on your Disney cruise. If you have had enough of the water, other activities include: miniature golf, basketball courts, shuffleboard, running tracks, full spa, and virtual sport simulators.

6. Adult Only Spaces

After dropping your kids off at their kid clubs, you can head on over to the adult only spaces on your ship. Nighclubs and lounges, with live entertainment and wine tastings, Senses Spa and Salon, fitness centers, quiet pools, and signature dining restaurants are all experiences you can expect to enjoy.

7. Flexibility

Hoping to plan a last minute Disney getaway, but the park reservations are full? This is not a problem when booking a Disney Cruise! You can decide to book at the last minute, and then by the end of the week be sailing off on your vacation with Mickey and Minnie by your side. Plus, a cruise has something for everyone to enjoy whether it be fine dining, relaxation, or live entertainment you can find it all on your cruise ship. If you like to explore new places then choose a cruise with port destinations and schedule exciting excursions like swimming with the dolphins or a bike tour for your family. Everything is customizable to what you want to do from destinations to length of stay. Interested in a weekend getaway? Then choose a 3 night cruise. Want to explore more locations? Book a 7 night stay. Want to combine with your Walt Disney World vacation? No problem, you can book a land and sea package and experience the best of both worlds.

Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise? Or interested in learning more? Comment down below, we'd love to hear from you!


Allyson Marks

Travel Advisor | Blogger

Allyson is an independent travel advisor with Castle Coaches Travel. Her specialty is crafting custom, stress-free vacations for families. Allyson is a former Disney World resort cast member, and currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband and 3 children.

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