Anyone who loves the magic of Disney and wants a big-ship cruise experience rich with activities for the whole family. While the focus is on the young (and young at heart), Disney has wisely created adults- only areas (pools, restaurants, spas and nightclubs) on all its ships and on the line’s private island, Castaway Cay. The Disney Dream, for example, has a section called The District, which encompasses several lounges and nightclubs and caters to adults in the evening. Perfect for family reunions and multigenerational families who understand and appreciate the Disney product.
Atmosphere and experience onboard:
- Disney Dream (4,000 passengers)
- Disney Fantasy (4,000 passengers)
- Disney Magic (2,700 passengers)
- Disney Wonder (2,700 passengers)
For a line that’s focused on kids and their families, and which offers comfortably casual cruise experiences, Disney has created elegant, modern ships with features that can be appreciated by young and old alike. The oversize staterooms can accommodate a family of four (some family cabins hold six); all have bathtubs (a must for little kids), TV, hairdryers and safes; about 40 percent have verandahs. Some cabins have the luxury of an added half-bath.
As might be expected from Disney, the children’s programs are exceptional at every level, from the nurseries to the teen options. There are hands-on science programs, high-tech interactive programs, treasure hunts and just about everything to amuse, entertain and enrich young passengers. Depending on the ship, older kids might get video games, listening stations, smoothie bars and even outdoor hot tubs. The technology throughout the newer ships – high-speed computers, motion sensors, LCD screens—is so dazzling that adults, too, are drawn to the interactive “art” and the “magic” floors.
Disney has wisely created adults-only areas (restaurants, lounges, clubs and spas) on all ships, as well as the line’s private island, Castaway Cay. As the passenger list is made up mostly of families, the adults-only areas are generally pleasantly uncrowded.
- California Coast
- Disney’s Castaway Cay
- Panama Canal
Adults and families who want a fully immersive Disney experience. Some honeymooners who see romance in Disney.
Policies regarding children onboard:
A child needs to be at least 12 weeks old on the date you sail. A nursery is available for children 3 months old to 3 years, and children’s programs are available for children from 3 to 17.