By- Mindy Fontan
Ok, for those that have been on a Disney Cruise before, you can relate when I say they are in no doubt one of the most amazing sailings on the high seas. However, for those who are contemplating on taking the plunge…here are some INCLUDED experiences NOT to be missed which make a Disney Cruise 100% worth it to experience with your family.
- Character Encounters: Disney cruises offer numerous opportunities to meet and greet beloved Disney characters. Keep an eye on the schedule and don’t miss your chance to interact with Mickey, Minnie, and other favorite characters. Have your cameras ready for some memorable photo shots!
- Broadway-Caliber Shows: Nobody entertains like Disney. Enjoy spectacular live performances that rival those on Broadway. Disney cruises showcase incredible productions featuring beloved Disney stories and characters. Be sure to catch these captivating shows during your voyage. The same show is offered before and after dining times, so you are sure not to miss.!
- Pirate Night: Anyone who has sailed before knows that this is not to be missed. This is the most anticipated night of the whole cruise and one of the best!! Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure with Pirate Night. Dress up, join in the pirate-themed festivities, watch a breathtaking fireworks display at sea, and enjoy a special deck party with live music and dancing. Tip: you will feel out of place not dressed up, so plan accordingly.
- Dining Experiences: Why do people love cruising? THE FOOD!!!!! On a Disney Cruise you will indulge in a variety of dining options, including rotational dining where you’ll experience different themed restaurants each night. Don’t miss the Animator’s Palate, where your drawings come to life, or the Royal Court, inspired by Disney princesses. Have allergies? Of course Disney will have you covered!
- AquaDuck and Pools: Make a splash at the AquaDuck, a thrilling water coaster that takes you on a winding journey high above the ship. Additionally, enjoy the various pools and water play areas available for all ages, ensuring fun in the sun for everyone. And yes, there is an adult only pool area, too!!!
- Youth Clubs: Disney cruises offer exceptional youth clubs for children of all ages. In my opinion, no other cruise line can compare. From the Oceaneer Club and Lab for younger kids to Edge and Vibe for tweens and teens, these spaces are filled with engaging activities and entertainment tailored to each age group. Believe me when I say your kids won’t want to leave! Tip: USE THE KIDS CLUBS!! Let them play while you get ready for evening festivities or to enjoy some adult only time!!!!
- Castaway Cay: Don’t miss a visit to Disney’s private island paradise, Castaway Cay. Enjoy pristine beaches, water sports, snorkeling, character meet and greets, bike rentals, and delicious barbecue. It’s a day of relaxation and adventure in a tropical setting and your food is included!!!!!
Remember, these are just a few highlights of what you can experience on a Disney cruise. Make sure to check the daily schedule for additional activities, themed parties, and special events to ensure you don’t miss out on anything during your magical voyage. I hope to see you sailing soon ☺