The most common objection to my suggestion of a Disney cruise for couples or families with older children is that there are too many little kids. I am going to try and debunk that thinking. My husband and I took a Disney cruise in October 2014 and we were not bothered one bit by “too many” children. Our cruise was a four night trip on the Disney Dream that left from Port Canaveral and traveled to Nassau, and two stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Check in was simple and we were greeted by crew with smiles and welcomes. Our stateroom was located mid ship by the elevators on deck 7 and I found it to be a perfect location. The first evening we enjoyed Animator’s Palate and the food was excellent. It was a little loud in the restaurant but really, what restaurant doesn’t get loud when it is full and prime dining time? We met some characters after dinner and sat on the deck looking at the stars.
Every day you get an agenda of activities offered that day. We took part in a martini class, a spa treatment and character drawings and saw very few children. The shows offered are quality Broadway style shows. They offer movies as well. The Dream offers an adults only pool and lounging area and we spent a lot of time there. It was very peaceful.
I have been told that even families with children who go on these ships do not see their own children much of the time because there are so many activities to keep them engaged with other kids their age. Even during the pirate deck party we went to the top deck in the adult lounge area and watched the fireworks and the festivities below. You truly can have a relaxing vacation on a Disney cruise with or without children.
You cannot beat the Disney caliber service, guest relations and food offered on the Disney Cruise Lines. Every need is met and with their rotational dining, your servers know what you like and what your beverage choice is and they are at the ready. For those of you with food allergies or sensitivities, those are noted and taken care of at each meal.
Castaway Cay has two separate beaches, one is the adult beach and one is the family beach. We spent time at each. The adult beach is very quiet and serene and we even met Captain Jack Sparrow there! The family beach has tons of activities, waterslides and calm waters. The food served on the island was delicious as well.
If you want to experience Disney magic while floating on the seas, this is the vacation for you no matter what your age. We cannot wait to vacation on Disney Cruise Lines again. For more information, please fill out a request or contact me on Facebook or via email at Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org