Think a Disney Cruise is just for families traveling with kids? Think again! Your Me and The Mouse Team recently took a team trip aboard the Disney Dream and it’s not just for kids anymore!
Let me start this by saying, I am not a cruise person and therefore, I haven’t been on many in the past few years. My main reasons for not liking cruises include being afraid that the boat is going to leave me at the port since I am, admittedly, not the timeliest individual (my poor husband), the crowds of people on board, and the presumably low-quality food. (If you have read any of my previous blogs, you’ve probably figured out I love food!) Lastly, my husband and I don’t have any kids yet, so why would we go on a Disney cruise specifically? While I didn’t know the answer to that before, I definitely do now and I am so excited to share all the reasons!
I have to start with the food since that’s what I base my all my vacation (and life) decisions on and it was amazing! Every single thing. From the smoked salmon tartar to the lemon icebox cake and even to the food on the buffet. I realize “buffet” is a curse word in the foodie world, but I’m not kidding, it was fantastic! At the non-buffet restaurants, I was still able to try multiple appetizers, entrées, and desserts at each meal. The ship also had several adult-only restaurants aboard. And to top it off, Disney is the only cruise line whose price includes room service, so naturally, we ordered grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese plates, and Chocolate Mickey Ice Cream bars at 11 p.m. because, why not?!
Beyond the restaurants, several of my favorite spots for relaxation were adult-only too, which included:
- Senses Spa: We purchased a pass to access the spa for the duration of our cruise and I spent at least part of each day relaxing there. They also have a gym with classes, saunas, rain showers, and Jacuzzis and heated tile loungers that overlook the ocean.
- Satellite Falls: This is a unique way to enjoy some cover from the sun while still lounging in the water and observing gorgeous ocean views. This is also a fantastic option if you don’t want to get off at some of the ports. (*If you do want to get off on a port, Castaway Cay Adult Beach is the place to do it. It’s on the other side of the island, away from the family beach, and very tranquil and serene.)
- Quiet Cove Pool: This pool has elevated areas with misters for those who enjoy their pool time without actually being fully submerged in the water.
Finally, for those of you afraid you won’t be able to find a drink aboard a Disney cruise, worry no more! Disney provides awesome adult-only activities in their lounge and nightclub area including mixology classes and wine tastings! We participated in a tasting at Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar. It was great because we enjoyed a variety of wine, but also learned a lot such as what the “legs” in a glass means and which regions produce certain types of wine. After our wine tasting, we participated in trivia and then got to check out silent DJ which was an absolute blast (see Amy’s blog for an in-depth look).
Needless to say, we had an incredible time on a Disney Cruise without any kids! Contact us for additional information on taking an adults-only cruise.