Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise? Or have you considered it? Let me tell you- even if you’re not the biggest Disney fan, you MUST do it. It’s truly the best! Our family likes Disney, we grew up going to Disneyland (have yet to hit Disney World yet!) but we’re not HUGE Disney people. Our son is almost 9, so while he enjoys Mickey and Minnie and all the other characters, he’s more of a Star Wars/Avengers kid. That being said tho, we ALL had the best time on the cruise. You can see all the characters if you want to, but you can also do SO MANY OTHER THINGS!
We decided to go on our cruise this past spring break. Jason and I had both been on a (booze) cruise years ago, but this was our son’s first time. We knew it was going to be great, but we didn’t know it would be SOOOO great! We decided to do a 7 night Western Caribbean cruise. We had day stops in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Disney’s own PRIVATE ISLAND, Castaway Cay. While we loved getting off and seeing the different ports, we also loved the enormous amount of things to do on the ship.
We were on the Fantasy ship. This is the Disney’s largest ship. It has 14 decks, multiple pools (and an adults only pool), a fantastic water slide that goes above the ship called the AquaDuck, a full spa and gym, live shows, SO MANY PLACES to eat and a ton of other things. All those things were a blast, but let me tell you the BEST part of the Disney Cruise. THE SERVICE! You guys- it’s incredible. We were on that ship for 7 days and 7 nights and they made our dreams come true!! The people are just so friendly and helpful and always going out of their way to make sure everyone is happy. The dinner servers get to know you and your family quickly so they make a point to bring out your child’s favorite meal each night- even when it’s not on the menu (noodles, corn dogs, lobster?). Speaking of food- at dinner, you can eat as MANY entree’s as you want!
The waiters are amazing and getting to know them is really fun- as they are typically from all over the world- but the other staff is fantastic too. Our room attendant, Vivec, was always smiling, happy, and intent on making sure we had everything we needed.
Another great thing about the Disney Cruise is the KIDS CLUB! Our son was 8 when we went so he went to the Oceaneer Club (ages 3-12), but there is also Edge for tweens and Vibe for teens. Oh and did I mention that these clubs are SUPER fun for the kids, open until the wee hours of the morning, and included in the price of your cruise! At the Oceaneer Club, our son was doing all kinds of fun things- in fact, he begged to go there most days. They made cupcakes, played games, did art projects, played computers and so much more. It’s not just sitting around wasting time- it’s FUN!
I could go on and on about how wonderful the Disney Cruise is, but you really should just try it yourself!