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What Makes A Disney Cruise Best?

[fa icon="calendar"] Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 11:30 AM / by Sally Black

Sally Black

What makes a Disney Cruise BestA family cruise is certainly a much anticipated event and a luxury for many families. It is something you and the kids will remember for many years to come.

You want to be sure you get it right and choose the cruise that will make everyone in the family happy.

So what makes a Disney Cruise different?  What make sailing on a Disney ship better compared to all the other family cruise vacations out there?

Disney sails to some of the same stunning destinations as other family cruises....Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, Alaska and beyond. But when you sail on a Disney Cruise, it's as much about the Disney details that are part of your journey just as much as the exciting ports of call that you will be visiting....

YOUR Family is a VIP - As soon as your family steps foot on board a Disney Ship, your arrival is announced as if you are royalty. It makes you feel welcomed and very special.

Kids clubs for kids from 12 weeks to 17 years - Child care on board starts with "It's a Small World Nursery" (fee). Here babies and toddlers receive TLC from onboard nannies giving busy moms and dads a little free time. Disney's Oceaneers club offers PLENY of fun with all their favorite characters...Marvel's Avengers Academy, Pixar Toy Story room, Pixie Hollow and the Mickey Mouse club.  Teens ages 13-17 have their very own, fully supervised club called "The Vibe".

Adult only areas - No matter your age, Grown ups want to play and have their own fun too. Disney Cruise lines offers dedicated Adult zones complete with specially styled night clubs, bars, spa and even your very own no kids pool.  Looking for a romantic night out, Disney offers specialty, adults only fine dining experiences. Remember, this is suppose to be a real vacation for mom & dad too. It's not always ALL about the kids!

Virtual Portholes - Inside cabins offer significant savings to families on a budget but many complain that these type of cruise ship cabins are clastrophobic because they do not have any windows. Disney listens to it's guests and offers "virtual portholes". These are LED flat TV screens that "create" a window with a real time, live view of the world outside.

Wave phones - Complimentary communicators that allow you to call and text fellow passengers while onboard your ship or ashore on Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay.

First Run Movies - Disney ships have state of the art, first run movie theaters on board that even offer 3-D viewing.  If Disney or it's box office partners have a new movies in theaters, you'll be able to catch it's premiere while at sea.

Free soda - That's right, free! No need to buy $30 soda card for everyone in your family or pay through the nose every time someone gets thirst. Coca Cola products are available whenever you want them on board.

Fireworks at Sea - Just imagine how bright and sparking all the colors will be with no city lights, not to mention the reflection of the sea....simply breath taking!

Enchanted Art - What? Do you really think Disney is simply just going to hang a few pictures on the wall and call it a day? Enchanted Art brings all of Disney's beloved characters to live.

Family Friendly Staterooms - Extra luggage storage spots under the bed, split style bathrooms, privacy curtains, more adjoining rooms and even portholes that are window seats. Disney Cruises are better because your family has all the comforts of home Disney Style.

The Aquaduck -A breathtaking waterslide with a vertical plunge over the side of the ship is as refreshing as it is exhilarating.

Pirate Party Nights - ARGH Matey! Little ones can get into character at the Pirates league or bibbidi bobbidi boutique to get into character (fee). Your whole family is in for a swashbucking fun experience on the high seas.

Rotational Dining - Disney Cruise ships offer different themed dining experiences for your family to enjoy. As you dine in each of the different dining rooms, your wait staff "rotates" with you. This way your family will enjoy individualized and custom care. It's a fantastic service but especially wonderful for family members with food allergies or on special diets.

Disney Broadway Style Shows - Nobody does entertainment quiet like Disney. Your family will enjoy top of the line, state of the art shows that will leave you wondering..."how do they do that?"

No Casinos - Disney Cruise Lines is all about family friendly entertainment. You won't find any smokey slot machines or games of chance.

Character Meets - If you're a true Disney lover, the best thing about a Disney Cruise is that you can spend your vacation at sea with some of your favorite and beloved Disney characters. There are plenty of opportunities to meet characters at different events along with character meals.

Disney Details - Let's face it, NOBODY knows hospitality and service better than Disney. Disney offers the quality guest experiences that other cruise companies try to replicate. With Disney, it's not about customer care, it's all about EXCEEDING guest expectations.

So hopefully you now understand why so many people consider Disney Cruises the best.  Disney offers so many different cruise options and payment plans to make it affordable for the average family to enjoy an extraordinary vacation experience.  If this sounds like the kind of cruise you'd like to take with your family, Let Us Know.  We have plenty of ideas, tips and options to make your Disney Cruise the best family vacation ever.

Topics: Family Cruises, Disney Vacations

Sally Black

Written by Sally Black

Sally is the Founder of Vacationkids.com Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.