Disney Cruise Line questionsHas anyone been on a Disney cruise and would like to tell their experience?
From Victoria JurkowskiMy family is looking into vacation ideas for January, and I suggested a Disney Cruise. But certain people in my family are against cruises, saying that the only reason to go on a cruise is to eat and that the staff steal your things and people fall off the edge. So I was wondering if anyone here has been on a Disney cruise and how it compares to other cruises, if it is worth the cost, what your experience was, etc.
Posted November 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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From Anthony MurphyHey!
Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM
I have been on three Disney Cruises (two in the Carribean and one in the Meditteranian) and they have been top notch!
I can't recommend it any more, but I will give below some highlights:
Full Movie Theater showing current Disney family movies (after all, they own them!) which includes Disney and Touchstone to name a few
Food and More Food with three table service, one buffet, a handful of counter services, and a concession stand, all included with your cruise payment. Same servers too every night so they really get to know you very well!
Lots of stuff to do on the cruise especially for children from babies to teens in their very own clubs. Adults have their own pool and coffee bar
No gambling, but there are very competitive (and high money gains) games of Bingo. I walked away with $200!
Award winning shows that rival what you would see at a Disney park, seriously
If going to the Carribean, a stop at Disney's private island to swim, snorkel, bike ride, or just relax
Disney approved excursions for all ages and abilites when in port. Disney takes good care of you!
In reality, its actually closer to staying at a Disney Resort than a cruise. I am not kidding when I say that it is one of my favorite Disney things there! If you have any questions, feel free to message me!
What do you want to know?
From Lauren HayhurstOnly one of your familys' guesses is right: there is some amazing food to be eaten on a Disney Cruise; no, no-one will steal your things - the room attendants on the ships go out of their way to look after you, they give a real personal service; and no, there is no chance of falling off the edge (!!!) Although I have no up-to-date research on the cruise suicide rate!!! The railing are very safe and high.
Posted November 11, 2010 at 5:03 AM
There are so many reasons to go on a Disney Cruise! I have only been on one cruise - a 3 night Bahamas cruise - but have already booked my next one for March next year - a 7 night Caribbean cruise. When I went on my first cruise, I went with my mum who had already been on a Disney Cruise previously, and despite her telling me how amazing it was going to be (in great detail!) I was still blown-away by the grandeur, the luxury, the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff.
And there is so much to do on the ship, let alone with all the ports and excursions included. Theatres, cinemas, shows, shops, the gym, the bars, the swimming pools, there's something to do every time of the day. You can check out all the details on a review I wrote at:
But for me, the little things really stood out - the (free) gorgeous hot chocolate we took back to bed every night, watching the sunrise on deck 4 with a coffee (and watching the crazy runners whiz past), having a horn-blowing contest with the other cruise ships as we set sail (the Disney ships' horn sounds like 'when you wish upon a star'!!!), stumbling across a 'dessert buffet' after just having eaten our dinner (- we found room for a little chocolate cake though!)...
...I could go on forever. If there's any way you can jsut get your family on the ship, they would have the time of their lives! Let me know if you have any questions...
...Also I recommend booking through this website - they offer heavily discounted prices and we always book through them:
From Anthony MurphyAnother big misconception is that its a cruise filled with loud children. While there are alot of children, there are many who go without children and the ship is so big, its never really loud.
Posted November 11, 2010 at 9:26 PM
It is also very subdued Disney with Mickey and the gang in your face 24/7. The boat is actually very elegant and full of hidden Mickeys. Wonderful!
From Victoria JurkowskiThanks for the comments and links! The cruise idea is still top on my list but the family is trying to convince me to go to Disneyworld instead. I'm still working on convincing them, and your comments should help tons!
Posted November 12, 2010 at 8:53 PM
From Anthony MurphyDisney does have a play and sail package that has the cruise and a stay at the parks! Lots of people do it! Best of both worlds. I would do it since Disney Cruise makes you beg for more!
Posted November 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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