Everything You Need to Know about a Disney Cruise

The Disney fleet has multiple ships. We were on the Disney Dream, which fits 4,000 passengers and has a 765-foot AquaDuck water coaster on board the top deck. It has plenty of things to do for young and old alike. There's even an adults-only pool, and two adults-only restaurants, if you're traveling without children and would like a break from the children on the ship!

For the kids, there is the Small World nursery for infants. There are lots of kids’ clubs, too. You can take the kids to the Oceaneer Club for a Millennium Falcon experience! There’s a tween/teen dance club, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the big Pirate Party on deck, and pool-deck party fireworks – which are made from biodegradable materials!

The rooms themselves are tight and compact but accessible and packed with everything you need to help make your stay comfortable. You are assigned a stateroom helper for your cruise, too, who takes care of your room, any special requests/needs, etc. Over 85% of the cabins have ocean views or verandas, and they do have accessible staterooms for anyone looking for accessibility on board.

Disney Cruise Line is SO GOOD about loading up your cruise itineraries with anything + everything where you actually feel like there are ALL THE THINGS to do and just not enough time.

They have an award-winning production of Beauty & the Beast on board the Disney Dream which we loved! My young daughter got about 3/4 of the way through before my husband had to take her back for bed, but she was cheering and clapping while she was there!

Your sail kicks off with a Sailing Away party with Mickey, Minnie + the gang. It’s such a fun celebration with singing + dancing that feels so magical. There are character greetings throughout the cruise, and other activities that are all loaded up on the Disney Navigators’ app + on your room TV’s, so you can know what’s going on at any point and plan accordingly!

Let's talk ports of call. You always have the option whether or not to get off the boat. It’s all up to you! You can book excursions ahead of time, like going swimming with dolphins, fishing on a boat, sightseeing or heading to Atlantis, etc),

We didn't go on any excursions and just planned to go to the beach and sightsee on our own, which was the right move for us with how young our daughter was!

The next port of call was on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Castaway Cay is where basically every soul de-boards because it’s just GORGEOUS. Castaway Cay has family beaches as well as adults-only beaches.

Characters come off the ship. There's a tram that helps you get around the island. And there's a kids club if parents would like to spend some time alone. It's such a great time + was a fantastic way to spend our last day of the cruise!

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