It only makes sense that the brand that's been synonymous with family entertainment for generations would offer a cruise experience that brings families together in magical and unforgettable ways. Everything you'd expect is onboard: your favorite Disney Characters, spectacular and Disney-themed live shows, and opportunities to catch classic Disney flicks and first-run releases (some in digital 3-D) on deck or in the beautiful Buena Vista Theatre. But you might be surprised by Disney Cruise Line's exceptional commitment to more mature fare, including its adults-only restaurants and the dedicated beach located on Castaway Cay, Disney's exclusive Bahamian paradise.
There are three important factors (beyond budget, destination, and travel dates) for families to evaluate when considering a Disney cruise: activities designed expressly for children, options reserved exclusively for adults, and mealtimes for the whole crew. Below, you'll find an overview of all three.
DISNEY CRUISE LINE: KIDS' PROGRAMS / YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Disney's Oceaneer Club
Supervised activities (organized and free play) between the hours of 9:00 AM and midnight for guests ages 3 - 12; kids enjoy opportunities to attend special visits, both in person and virtually, from world-famous Disney Characters
Includes four themed areas ("Andy's Room," "Explorer Pod," "Monsters Academy," and "Pixie Hollow") plus kid-friendly computer banks, a reading area, a 103-inch plasma screen, and a play structure
Group-sitting services (for guests ages 12 mo. - 3 yrs.) are available at Flounder's Reef Nursery (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder) and It's A Small World Nursery (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy); rates and times will vary
Disney's Oceaneer Lab
A play space dedicated to adventure and exploration, designed for guests ages 3 - 12; kids can play games, perform experiments, and enjoy an array of supervised activities between the hours of 9:00 AM and midnight
Home to several themed areas including an Animator's Studio, which allows children to create original, hand-drawn artwork and bring computer-animated characters to life with the help of Disney's Youth Counselors
Connected to Disney's Oceaneer Club via a workshop and laboratory; kids may participate in science and/or culinary projects as well as other hands-on activities in these specialized areas
Edge & Vibe ('Tween & Teen Programs)
Stylish spaces and supervised activities exclusively available to guests ages 11 - 14 (Edge) and 14 - 17 (Vibe); amenities include coffee bars, illuminated dance floors, notebook computers, and state-of-the-art video walls
DISNEY CRUISE LINE: ADULTS-ONLY OFFERINGS
The Quiet Cove Pool, available aboard all Disney ships and exclusively reserved for passengers ages 18 and older; features a "plunge" section, a sunbathing section with built-in loungers, and an adjacent Cove Bar
Adult-exclusive restaurants Palo (French-inspired cuisine for dinner; available aboard all Disney ships) and Remy (Northern Italian dishes for dinner plus brunch on select cruises; available aboard Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy); reservations are recommended and some fees will apply
WaveBands (a futuristic-looking nightclub, exclusively available aboard Disney Wonder) and Sessions (an intimate piano bar, exclusively available aboard Disney Magic) are open to all guests during the day but convert to adults-only venues (18+) after 9:00 PM
Satellite Falls, a peaceful retreat exclusively available aboard Disney Fantasy that's reserved for passengers ages 18 and older; features a circular splash pool with benches, a gently cascading "rain curtain," and a sun deck
Serenity Bay, a secluded beach exclusively reserved for passengers ages 18 and older (available as part of any Disney voyage that calls upon Castaway Cay); highlights include private massage cabanas with ocean views
DISNEY CRUISE LINE: DINING OPTIONS
Casual dining, fine dining, and 24-hour room service aboard all vessels; a wide variety of kids' menus, featuring everything from Mickey's Mac 'n' Cheese to grilled salmon steaks, are available throughout each ship
Specialty dining for children including Character Breakfasts, Tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter, Pirates IN the Caribbean (regional fare like jerk chicken and crab cakes), and 'Til We Meet Again (a last-night tradition)
Our experts would be happy to answer any questions you might have about Disney cruises for families, and they're standing by to help you select the Disney ship and sailing that best fits your family's needs.
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Terms & Conditions Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and drivers license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.
Special requirements If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-288-6006. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.
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