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Ten Things To Dream Of On A Disney Cruise

13 Sep 2021 | by Bea Spencer

Ten Things To Dream Of On A Disney Cruise

From ships filled with the enchanting magic of Disney to days spent exploring unforgettable ports of call everywhere from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Disney Cruise Line is the perfect ocean adventure for guests of all ages. Whether you love relaxing by the pool, sampling all of the dining options on board or getting ready for big nights of entertainment, let's dream of all of the things you can do on a Disney cruise.

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1. Unforgettable Encounters With Your Favourite Disney Characters

There's no better way to truly immerse yourself in the world of Disney than meeting all your favourite Characters. From making an appearance at select dining experiences to catching a glimpse of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars Characters as they make their way through the ship, kids and adults alike will love all the surprise and delight moments with their favourite Disney friends.

2. Losing Yourself In The Magic Of Live Shows

As well as Character experiences, you'll also get the chance to see Disney come to life before your eyes with enchanting entertainment in the Walt Disney Theatre. Boasting an array of Broadway-caliber musicals , this is the perfect way to kick off an evening on the ship. Tangled: The Musical, Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular and even Frozen, A Musical Spectacular are just some of the shows you can expect to see on your cruise.

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3. Trying Something New Each Night With Rotational Dining

No cruise is complete without sampling all the delicious cuisine on offer, and with Disney Cruise Line you won't be disappointed. Courtesy of Disney's Rotational Dining, you'll get to rotate to one of 3 restaurants throughout your cruise. What's more, your server will follow you throughout to give you personal and attentive service at every meal time. Restaurants include:

  • Animator's Palate
  • Gardens of Versailles-themed Enchanted Garden
  • Beauty and the Beast-inspired Lumiere's
  • Fairytale fare at Rapunzel’s Royal Table
  • Be a part of the World’s first Frozen-themed, theatrical dining experience onboard Disney Wish

4. Making A Splash At The Pools

The pool deck is always a popular spot on a Disney Cruise Line cruise, and it's easy to see why. As well as the main pool where guests can dive in, relax on the sun loungers or watch the big screen, younger cruisers can have fun too thanks to dedicated splash areas. If it's thrills you're looking for, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are home to AquaDuck, a water coaster which has guests twisting, turning and splashing down 4 decks. Meanwhile, those aged 18 years and over can escape the excitement and head to the Quiet Cove Pool to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Disney cruise line swimming pools

5. Making Memories As A Family

When you're not having fun at the pool, a Disney cruise also gives families the chance to make memories together. Whether you're sitting down for dinner, exploring ashore or relaxing on deck, there's no better way to reconnect than on a holiday. What's more, guests will also find ways to spend even more time together. Take each other on with some friendly sports matches at the sports deck where you'll find table tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and more. And if you're looking for even more fun, the D Lounge is a family-friendly space complete with singing, dancing, games and live entertainment.

6. Meeting New Friends

As well as spending time as a family, guests from 3 to 17 years can also head to their very own clubs to have fun and meet new friends. At Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, kids aged 3-12 can enjoy character visits, storytelling, getting stuck into experiments and other exciting activities. Older kids aged 11-14 can head to Edge, a cool club complete with TVs, computers, video games and organised activities. And if that wasn't enough, even teens can enjoy their own space courtesy of Vibe.

Disney cruise line kids clubs

7. Enjoying Adult-Exclusive Venues

While there may be lots of ways for kids to enjoy the cruise of a lifetime, Disney Cruise Line's ships are also designed for the ultimate holiday for adults. A sophisticated setting and fine dining await in Palo and Remy, the cruise line's two adult-exclusive restaurants with Palo steakhouse debuting on Disney Wish in 2022. From French dishes to Northern Italian cuisine, get ready for the perfect date night. Once the meal is over, there are plenty of places to keep the evening going. From a pint in O'Gills Pub to the 1950s-themed Cadillac Lounge or dancing the night away in Fathoms, there are no end of ways to enjoy your time on board as an adult.

8. Getting Pampered At The Spa and Salon

No holiday is complete without a few hours of relaxation, and with Disney it's easy to do just this. Senses Spa & Salon is on hand with all of the treatments you could need for the ultimate pampering session. Whether you want to try a new hair style, get your nails done or treat yourself to a massage or facial, you'll never want to leave this peaceful sanctuary. With the Untangled Salon and Hook’s Barbery new to Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line provides everything you could need for a few hours of relaxation.

disney cruise line spa

9. Winding Down In Your Magically Themed Stateroom

When it comes to choosing where to stay on a Disney cruise, there are plenty of options. For those sailing on a smaller budget, the Inside Staterooms boast lots of space and stylish fittings, perfect for a restful night. If you'd like a view, the Oceanview Staterooms have their very own porthole, while a Verandah Stateroom will treat you to your very own private verandah. However, if you're looking for a touch of luxury, be sure to choose a Concierge Suite. As well as offering opulent accommodation, you'll get to enjoy exclusive Concierge Services to make your time on the ship even more memorable.

10. Visiting Amazing Destinations

A Disney cruise isn't just about the time you spend on the ship, it's also about the destinations you'll get to visit along the way. Whether you want to stay close to home and explore the sunny Mediterranean or the gems of Northern Europe, or head further afield to the Caribbean where sandy beaches, sparkling waters and Disney's Castaway Cay await, there's an itinerary to suit everyone.

Disney cruise line destinations

From exceptional dining to activities designed to keep guests of all ages entertained, now you know what to expect when you sail with Disney Cruise Line, it's time to make the dream a reality. Browse our cruise deals and find the perfect ocean cruise for you!

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