What’s Included on a Disney Cruise
With many cruise lines to choose from when booking a cruise, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Many cruise lines can add on extra fees for on board activities, but Disney Cruise lines provides value with most on board activities included. The following are all included at no extra charge on a Disney Cruise.
Disney Cruise Line includes Broadway caliber shows on all 4 (soon to be 5) ships. The Disney Wonder, Magic, Dream, Fantasy and soon to be Wish all have Broadway shows on board. Each ship provides a unique set of shows.
The Disney Dream features Beauty and the Beast, the Magic features Tangled, The Wonder has Frozen, and the Fantasy features Aladdin. The new Wish will feature The Little Mermaid. Several of the ships feature more than one show.
Disney Cruise Line also features deck parties, character meet and greets, themed dance parties, and adult only nightclubs and lounges.
One of the features I love about Disney Cruise Line is the free kids club. As a parent of young kids, it’s good to know they have a safe place to play while we can enjoy some adult time. Disney Cruise Line offer 4 opportunities for children of various ages.
The Oceaneers Lab and Club is offered for children ages 3-12. Edge is offered for teenagers aged 11-14, and Vibe is offered for teens ages 14-17. Children in the overlapping ages can choose which club they plan to attend for the duration of the cruise.
Small World Nursey is offered for children 6 months to 3 years. The nursey has a nominal fee of $4.50 per half hour. Small World Nursey is temporarily unavailable but hopefully will return very soon.
Post COVID, parents will need to make daily reservations for their children for the kid’s club. Spots will be limited to 2.5 hours, but additional time can be added once on board.
Disney Cruise Line offers table service, quick service, buffet, and 24-hour room service all included with cruise fare. Guests also have included soda, tea, coffee, and non-alcoholic drinks. Many cruise lines charge extra for sodas while on board.
Disney Cruise Line participates in rotational dining. Each ship has 3 lavishly themed main dining restaurants. On a 3-night cruise, each guest will rotate to each restaurant. On longer sailings guests will repeat part of the rotation.
Several of the rotational dining options feature live entertainment such as Rapunzel’s Royal Table on the Magic or the new Frozen and Marvel themed dining on the Disney Wish.
Guests also have the option to either visit one of the main dining rooms for lunch or breakfast or enjoy quick service dining or the buffet. Each ship has a designated main dining room that will be open for breakfast and lunch.
Pools and Recreation
Disney Cruise Line ships offer pools, water slides, and aqua play areas. Each ship also has adult only pool areas for adults to relax. The Magic features the AquaDunk water slide while the Dream and Fantasy feature the AquaDuck.
The Wonder features the Twist ‘n Spout Slide. The new Disney Wish will feature the first attraction at sea including an immerse water slide attraction.
Each ship also features a fitness center and a spa. All ships have basketball courts and virtual sports simulators. The Disney Dream and Fantasy also include miniature golf.
The Disney Difference
Disney is known around the world to provide excellent customer service. Each ship features immersive storytelling, theming, and personalized service. Disney Cruise Line also offer larger staterooms than their competitors featuring the popular split bathroom design. The design allows multiple people to get ready at the same time.
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