Disney Cruise Line

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About Disney Cruise Line

Disney is easily the most expensive of the family-friendly lines, but you get what you pay for: There is no better choice for those traveling with children. As you would expect, both daytime activities (game shows, character appearances, and contests) and nighttime entertainment (first-run movies and live productions) are outstanding and focus on Disney characters. Most staterooms have 1½ baths — a concept Disney pioneered. Best of all, the many adult-only spaces include a pool, a restaurant, and part of the private island.

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Those traveling with young children.

Not for

Since the majority of Disney's passengers are traveling with at least one child, we wonder how comfortable young honeymooners who aren’t true believers would be on these cruise ships.

We love

  • Kids will never have a dull moment: Both daytime activities and nighttime entertainment are outstanding will keep them occupied and happy for the entire cruise.
  • The staterooms are geared towards families: not only are they huge, but most have one-and-a-half baths (a unique feature in the cruise industry) as well as grown-up treats, like Frette linens.
  • No line does a better job of providing baby-friendly amenities, from diapers in the gift shop to drop-off care for infants.
  • The many adults-only spaces include a pool, a restaurant, and part of the private island.
  • Remy, on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, is one of the best French restaurants at sea.
  • Disney created an innovative system that rotates passengers around the different dining rooms, with servers in tow. The result? Your waiter, who knows how you take your coffee, serves you every night.
  • The décor is surprisingly elegant, rather than cartoony.

We could live without

  • Some passengers may miss the casinos. (Disney doesn’t think gambling is appropriate in the family-friendly environment it created.)
  • The fares are significantly higher than those on other family-friendly cruise lines.

Service and Staff

"In my opinion this is the best part of the cruise, the staff not only caters to to the children but the adults as well. The children also receive..." Read More

Ship Quality

"The crew was very conscious of good hygiene and made sure everyone use toweletts before and after meals. You don't hear of sickness on Disney..." Read More

Children's Programs

"Again we never felt afraid to leave our son with the staff" Read More

Cabin / Stateroom

"You are only in your cabin to sleep but there was plenty of room for the three of us. There was a divider between our bed and our son's bed" Read More


"everything from pool parties, to live shows to first run movies" Read More

Embarkation and Disembarkation

"The disembarkation (including retrieval of luggage) was the fastest I've ever experienced." Read More

Onboard Activities

"Too much to do - has to miss some activities at the expense of others." Read More

Food and Dining

"The servers were excellent. If you did not like the entree ordered they would replace it until you were satisfied." Read More

Destinations and Excursions

"This was a transatlantic crossing but 6 days at sea without a break went by fast." Read More

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