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Why You Should Take A Disney Cruise

We mainly focus on Walt Disney World here at How to Disney; however, we wanted to take a moment to look at another amazing part of the Disney Company the Disney Cruise Line.  If you are a big fan of Disney, it might be time for you to look into taking a Disney Cruise for your next vacation.   Let’s take a look at why you should take a Disney Cruise.

Amazing Boats

One of the biggest reasons to experience a Disney Cruise is because of their amazing ships.  Disney now has five ships:  Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy Disney Wish.  Each of these ships is unique and offers an amazing experience for Guests.

From unique dining experiences to beautiful staterooms, and outstanding pools, each of the five Disney ships provides an overall, magical experience for Guests onboard.  Guests will love the Disney touches throughout the ship that truly transports them to a magical escape.

No matter what type of sailing you are looking for, Disney has a ship that will meet those needs.  From big to small, to beaches to an Alaskan escape, there is something for everyone.

Fantastic Food

Many people worry about what type of dining will be offered on a ship, but we are here to assure you that the food options on the Disney Ships are top-notch.  Not only can Guests enjoy a quick meal at places such as Cabanas, but there is also fine dining that adults can choose to upgrade to as well.

Both Remy on the Disney Dream and Fantasy as well as Palo which is on all except the Disney Wish, are signature dining experiences that offer a high-end dining experience.  These are perfect for celebrating together.

In the main dining halls, Guests are able to rotate each evening to enjoy different dining experiences.  From the new amazing Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure on board the Disney Wish to the beloved Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder and the popular Animator’s Palate the main dining halls are more than just a place to get a meal, they are true Disney magic.

Don’t forget that you get FREE ice cream as well!


Even though all cruise lines offer entertainment, the entertainment offered on Disney ships is Broadway-level performances that are all part of your experience.  Some of the top Broadway-style shows have been adopted just for these ships.

Guests on different Disney cruises can enjoy shows such as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, A Musical Spectacular, Tangled: The Musical, Aladdin, and so much more.

There is something truly remarkable about seeing these shows onboard a Disney ship.  Shows take place twice a night making sure Guests don’t miss out.

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It wouldn’t be a Disney Cruise without all the Disney characters.  Guests are able to meet and visit a variety of different beloved Disney characters and princesses throughout their Disney cruises.  The Fab Five (Mickey and friends) are always onboard making sure that everything is going well.

A variety of princesses are also typically sailing as well making sure everyone is having a royal time together.

Taking time during a Disney Cruise to visit the different characters, often in unique outfits, is another feature that makes Disney Cruises so special.

Disney Castaway Cay

If you are looking for a tropical escape, then a cruise that includes Disney’s Castaway Cay is a must.  This is Disney’s private island that is included as a port on most Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.

Here Guests are able to enjoy an amazing day at the beach, swimming, snorkeling, bike riding, and so much more.  Castaway Cay is a true island paradise and you can only experience it during a Disney Cruise.

Adult Areas

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Disney Cruises are only for kids.  Disney provides amazing adult-only areas on each of its ships.  From outstanding, stylish nightclubs that offer cocktails, dancing, and fun entertainment to quiet pools meant for relaxing.  There is something for everyone on these ships.

Make sure that you take time to enjoy special areas such as the spa while onboard or the adult-only dining such as Remy and Palo.  These are all focused on adults wanting to have an amazing and magical trip.

Kids Clubs

Just like there are special areas just for adults, there are also areas just for kids.  Each of the Disney ships has specific club areas for kids of all ages.  From infants to teens, Disney provides a fun, safe environment for all of them.

Kids can choose to hang out in these areas all day or just for a while.  They offer character meet and greets, activities, and of course lots of fun.

Cast Members

Our final reason for taking a Disney Cruise is the outstanding service you will receive throughout your whole experience.  The great customer service and attention to detail continue from the Disney Parks to the Disney ships.  The Cast Members that are there to help Guests during their sailing are absolutely fantastic.

From your stateroom attendant that makes sure your room is ready for your every day to your dining service team that will have your favorite drinks ready each evening, these magical Disney Cast Members go above and beyond and that is what makes these sailings on the Disney ships so special.

Although we love Walt Disney World and Disneyland, we also think that cruising on Disney ships is a magical experience.  There is so much to see and do for everyone that the only problem will be not wanting to get off when you arrive back at port.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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