Since my husband and I started having children fourteen years ago, we’ve always wanted to take our children to Disney World or on the Disney Cruise. We wanted to wait until our family was complete and the youngest was old enough to remember every detail. Recently I went to www.DisneyCruise.com and sent for their vacation planner. I finally received it and it is full of information!
The cruise line offers a few different cruises. They are as follows:
- Disney’s 3-4 Night Bahamian Cruises – Ports include Nassau, The Bahamas and Disney’s Castaway Cay. (the 4 night cruise includes a day at sea)
- Disney’s 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise – Ports include Key West, Florida, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Disney’s Castaway Cay. (this cruise has 2 days at sea)
- Disney’s 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Ports include St. Maarten, St. Thomas with excursions to St. John, and Disney’s Castaway Cay. (this cruise includes 3 days at sea)
- Uncharted Magic – This cruise includes voyages to special ports offered throughout the year.
So…which cruise will we do? I was thinking the third option, the 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise. I’ve always wanted to go to St. Thomas, it looks so beautiful there!
Next in the planner they have entertainment. On the ship they have the Walt Disney Theatre. The performance include Hercules – The Muse-ical, The Golden Mickeys, Disney Dreams, Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the CinderellaStory, All Aboard! Let The Magic Begin, and Remember The Magic – A Final Farewell. These all look very interesting and look to be entertaining for the children. Aside from the theatre they also have a family nightclub where you can play game shows, do karaoke and have a family dance party. They also offer a sports deck where you can play basketball and they have live sports via satellite. The guys won’t miss any of their favorite teams play!
Eating on the cruise looks like it would be pretty exciting! They offer 24-hour room service and also breakfast and lunch buffets. The 7-night cruises includes themed dinner buffets…sounds fun! There’s pizza, burgers, salads, wraps and fresh fruit by the pool. Ice cream. soda, juice, coffee and tea on deck.
Now, what’s available for the children to do on the ship? Well, there seems to be activities for every age range…pretty cool! Every day you get a full list of activities, events and programs available for all ages. You just pick what you’d like to do. They have what is called the Oceaneer Club which is for ages 3 to 7. The Oceaneer Lab for ages 8 to 12. The Stack/Loft for ages 13 to 17. Wow! There’s so many different options for the kids to take advantage of. Best of all, if the adults want to have some alone time, the kids can go to these activity areas under the supervision of the crew.
Ahhh…on to the activities just for the parents! When your children are off doing their own thing, you might want to have some alone time. You can treat yourself to a nice massage, facial or couples treatment in the Spa & Salon. Sounds nice and relaxing! You can just hang out by the Quiet Cove Pool or exercise in the fitness center.
Next in the planner is a description of the staterooms. There are 12 different categories of rooms to choose from ranging from rooms that comfortably “house” families of three to rooms for families up to 5! There’s a diagram of the ship…and Boy, is it huge! The length of the ship is 964 feet and there are a total of 877 staterooms! They also have a pricing guide and vacation dates for you to browse.
Wow! There is so much information in this planner! It also comes with a dvd with even MORE information…like excursion and itinerary information. This planner is a definite must have if you’re considering the Disney Cruise! Go to www.disneycruise.com to get yourself a copy!