Disney Sisters' 10 Reasons to Book a Cruise
with Disney Cruise Line
with Disney Cruise Line
While we were at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we attended a breakout session to learn more about the Disney Cruise Line. We heard about all of the different ships, the itineraries for 2012-2013 and a ton of unique facts that we never knew about these majestical ways to travel. Before you plan your next family vacation, check out our top 10 reasons you should take a cruise with the most magical company on earth.
1.) FIREWORKS - We all know that Disney puts on the best Firework Shows. But you may not know Disney is the only Cruise Line that puts on a Fireworks Spectacular at Sea.
2.) TEEN CLUBS - Teens are a special breed of traveler. They are too old for kiddie activities. They definitely don't want to hang out with their parents the whole time, but they are too young to get into adult only (21 + over) spots. No Parents Aloud! No Kids Aloud! Sounds like a teenage dream to us!
3.) KID'S CLUBS - You won't have to worry one bit if your kids will be bored. No chance of that! There are special places where your children can go on each ship that is made just for them. From workshops to video games, computers to tea parties your kids will find lots of adventure on board a Disney Cruise!
4.) ALL INCLUSIVE - This is a very common question that we get asked from people who want to take a Disney Cruise. You only pay for alcoholic beverages. Excursions off the ship are not included.
5.) DESTINATIONS - New Mediterranean Cruises for 2013, Savor the splendor of the Mediterranean Sea, with stops in Venice, Italy; the Greek Isles; Turkey; Croatia and other dazzling destinations. Galveston to the Western Caribbean Cruises, Saddle up and sail away from Galveston, Texas for tropical delights in the sparkling blue waters of the Western Caribbean. Vancouver to Alaska, Starting in scenic Vancouver, cruise to the natural wonders of Alaska for 7 unforgettable nights of rugged grandeur and unspoiled natural beauty. Panama Canal Cruises, Enjoy a 14-night Panama Canal cruise that begins in Los Angeles, California and ends in Miami, Florida—with stops at ports along the way. Transatlantic Cruise, From Galveston, Texas, embark on a 14-night transatlantic cruise adventure that takes you to the historic city of Barcelona, Spain. Miami, a New Home Port! For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line is sailing from Miami, Florida to tropical locales like Grand Cayman, the Bahamas and beyond!
*Current 2012 itineraries include Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, California Coast, Bahamas, Panama Canal, and Transatlantic cruises.
6.) ENTERTAINMENT - Nightly shows, themed dinner parties, first run movies, and your favorite Disney music they've really thought of everything. There's so much to do, you'll run out of vacation time before you run out of things to do!
7.) DINING - You have the same wait staff the entire time you are on your trip. These people become like your family. Right away they learn your names, they know all of your favorite drinks and whether or not anyone in your party has food allergies.
8.) PIN TRADING - For anyone who has become quite
addicted fond of trading and collecting Disney Pins, it's celebrated out at sea. So bring your lanyards and get ready to collect some unique finds. If you haven't started pin collecting yet, you can purchase a starter set (including 8 pins and a lanyard) on board the ship.
9.) ADULT ONLY ACTIVITIES - When you think of a Disney Vacation, you may think it's only good for families. Well, you might not have heard of the adults areas on each Disney ship. There is an "Adult Only" pool, spa, restaurant, nightclub, and multiple bars.
10.) CASTAWAY CAY - Disney has their own private island (Yes, Really!) When booking a cruise, be sure to check that Castaway Cay is on the itinerary because it's not a port on every ship's itinerary. There is always so much to do that you don't even need to leave the ship, but if you do Castaway Cay is a great place to do so. Water sports, activities, shopping, a delicious lunch and an island party await you.
There are types of people in this world. Those who cruise and those who do not.
Sailing the seven seas while seeing the world on a large floating resort is some people's idea of heaven. Then there are others who are turned off by the very thought of it. In our family we are split down the middle. One is a cruiser and two have yet to cruise. Becky has done a few cruises, including one on the Disney Wonder, after which she said she'll never go on any other ship besides Disney. The jury is still out on whether Tracey is a fan or not, she's never taken a cruise and she's not sure if she ever will. Jessica does not want to do a Cruise unless it is on a Disney ship.
Have you been on a Disney Cruise or would you like to?
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Full Disclosure: We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Walt Disney World offered a special discounted rate for all attendees and their families. This is a once in a lifetime experience and we are grateful to Disney for allowing us to participate. We'll be sharing unique things seen and heard throughout the Celebration. Please keep in mind these our own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.