I recently returned from my second Disney Cruise with my husband. Yes, you read that right. NO kids! Much to my four sons dislike, they remained at home with Grandma while Mom and Dad enjoyed a relaxing, fun-filled Disney Cruise to themselves for the second time.
I know what you are thinking, “Isn’t a Disney Cruise catered to families?”. Disney Cruises are for the entire family. Whether you are traveling with your family, the extended family or just adults. There is SO much to experience and enjoy while onboard a Disney cruise.
Our days were spent relaxing at the Senses Spa, watching first run movies in the theater such as McFarland USA. We spent time enjoying the sun and reading books on the “Adults Only” deck. When we felt the need to cool off a bit, we headed to the “adult only” pool onboard the ship. Because most guests seem to be traveling with children, we found both these areas to be very peaceful with very few guests. We had the opportunity to sign up for a Mixology class, where we sampled and learned how to make various cocktails for our next holiday party. We loved soaking in the sun at the “adult only” beach on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Snorkeling, enjoying watercraft and running the Castaway 5K were all highlights while we spent the day on this amazing private island. After dinner, we had an amazing view of the fireworks from the deck at the Meridian Lounge.
While there is fantastic "adult only" dining onboard the Disney Cruise ships, we decided to enjoy the rotational dining that all guests enjoy on ship. We found ourselves seated with 2 other couples, also traveling without children, which led to fantastic conversations about travel, life experiences and interests. By the second night, we found our table laughing and enjoying each other’s company so much that we were one of the last tables in the restaurant.
After dinner, we enjoyed cocktails in Skyline Lounge or one of the other amazing lounge/bars onboard. We played TV trivia in the Sports bar one evening, enjoyed an Oscars party being held another night and participated in an 80’s Music Trivia contest.
As a Disney fanatic, I still found time to see Captain Mickey, laugh with Chip and Dale, walk the deck with Elsa and Anna and hug Minnie Mouse. There is SO much to see and do while onboard a Disney Cruise that you will be planning your next one before you disembark.
A Disney Cruise is the perfect vacation for any family looking to enjoy the magic of Disney, along with the outstanding customer service you have grown to know from Disney.