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Is Disney Cruise Worth it? 55 Reasons Disney is BEST!

  • Is Disney Cruise worth it? 55+ Reasons it is!
  • Have you heard all the hype of Disney Cruises. Like us, you probably eagerly goggled it and realized a Disney cruise is more expensive and wondered is Disney cruise worth it. While there are some situations that get us to book with another cruiseline, Disney cruise is the best! Get ready to be impressed as I share with you 55 reasons your family will love a Disney cruise. Have you heard all the hype of Disney Cruises. Like us, you probably eagerly goggled it and realized a Disney cruise is more expensive and wondered is Disney cruise worth it. While there are some situations that get us to book with another cruiseline, Disney cruise is the best! Get ready to be impressed as I share with you 55 reasons your family will love a Disney cruise. 

    Is Disney Cruise Worth It?

    Our family has been on over 25 cruises including Carnival, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Norweigan Cruises, and Disney Cruise Line.  While each cruise line has something unique about them, we were BLOWN AWAY by Disney Cruises and the customer service, attention to details, and magical touches throughout every area of our onboard experience. Yes it costs more, but you get what you pay for. Come take a peak at why once you take a Disney cruise you’ll be hooked! Disney cruise line terminal at Port Canaveral Orland FLorida as you enter the ship through a Mickey shaped doorway

    disney cruise is it worth it

    1. Port Canaveral is magical from the get-go! The entire embarkation is super well organized before hand and the cast members at the terminal – from the baggage handlers to check in staff – are all incredibly friendly and helpful. This was a HUGE difference from all the other lines we traveled. The port is very clean and well maintained. Plus as you will enter the ship, you will enter through a Mickey arch. So cute!
    2. Your family is announced and welcomed with thunderous applause when you get on the ship; this is such a fun touch!
    3. Setting Sail Deck Party with streamers, characters, and lots of FUN! Unlike the other cruiselines who barely make mention of sailing way, let alone have an over-the-top family friendly party, Disney makes sure you have an amazing time on your cruise vacation from the first moment.
    4. Every day at noon the Mickey funnel plays the first 7 notes from “If You Wish Upon a Star”Disney Wish Oceanview stateroom with huge pothole
    5. Lots of storage in staterooms (drawers and all of the room under the main bed!) The only other stateroom that came close was on Princess crusie lines.
    6. Many staterooms accommodate up to 5 guests (oceanview or balcony) to save families BIG! Both Royal and Carnival do have rooms for 5 or 6, but they are harder to price out online.
    7. Parents bed is not two beds pulled together, but one big mattress! This is a big selling point to me. And the beds are in great condition and super comfy. Every other line I sail seems to have slumpy, bumpy mattresses.
    8. Towel animals in your stateroom with some “sleepy” chocolate nightly (there are other cruiselies that do towel animals, but not both)elsa anna kristof and olaf at frozen dining on disney wish
    9. Dinner and a show! On select ships you get to hear live music and interact with characters liek Rapunzel from Tangled, Miguel from Coco, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, or Antman from Marvel.
    10. Curtain to separate parents sleeping area from children’s area (this is great for watching tv at night or just getting some general privacy)
    11. Plush and extra comfy bedding! If I could take it home with me, I would!
    12. Love the amazing spa-quality bath products are free in your stateroom
    13. Bath and a half in most staterooms means less fighting over the bathroom! This is so handy so people can shower and use the bathroom at the same time and to seperate out all the toothbrushes and swimsuits that need to be hung up.
    14. Tub in most bathrooms (a MUST for bathing little ones!)Amazing service, fabulous food, magic tricks, and kids menu make dining fun for the whole family
    15. Large closets including more than enough drawers, closet space
    16. Kids menus with favorite Disney characters at meals time means less fussing as kids wait for their dinner. But kids can order anything they want from the adult or kid menu! My kids enjoy the filet mignon off the adult menu and a mickey bar for dessert off the kids selections
    17. Dinner shows that bring your artwork to life!
    18. Pin trading (including awesome Officer’s Pin Trading Event!)disney cruise magic animator's palate restaurant is so magical
    19. Animator’s Palate has to be the coolest restaurant ever! It changes color, is so well themed, and the walls are always drawing something
    20. Bread is served with a different dipping sauce nightly – YUM!
    21. Mickey Bars are a FREE option for dessert
    22. Princess Tea Party (available on 7 night and longer, included on longer voyages!)
    23. Favorite Disney Music playing in the background in the hallways
    24. The ships are beautifully themed with subtle, classy Mickey touchesdisney cruise line fireworks at sea
    25. Pirates IN the Caribbean Deck Party including fireworks at sea!
    26. Shaded splash area with heated water for kids under 3
    27. Freshwater pools  (trust me you do not want to swim in the salt water pools!!)disney wish toy story splash area
    28. Pools for young children, the entire family, and adults only! Everyone has a space to relx.
    29. Extra large pool & stateroom towels that actually wrap around pretty much everyone
    30. FREE soft serve ice cream with flavors that change daily (strawberry, blueberry, mango, banana, coconut pineapple, vanilla, and chocolate)
    31. Disney movies on funnel visiondisney cruise movies on funnel vision, on demand for free in stateroom, in the movie theatres on board
    32. Innovative waterslides like aquadunk, aquamouse, aquaduck, kiddie slides, and twist and spout slides
    33. Free life vests are available by every pool (lifeguards are also on duty)
    34. Movie theatre onboard (which will feature any movies released to theatres during your cruise)
    35. Hundreds of movies on demand for free from your stateroom including a huge library featuring Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic movies
    36. No casino taking up spacedisney cruise soda machine
    37. FREE soda, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea
    38. Hearing Peter Pan crowing form the top floor of the Atrium
    39. Order as many desserts or entrees as you want at Disney
    40. Innovative rotational dining so you get to see various different themed venues and try different menus throughout your voyagespanish bullfighter goofy with boy on disney magic cruise in spain
    41. Try one of the themed cruises like Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Merrytime, Halloween on the High Seas, and more!
    42. See Mickey & friends in lots of different outfits (depending on the ports you are visiting)Disney Cruise Line Characters
    43. Get a picture with several Disney Friends at Once (we got one with the Sensational 6!)
    44. Color with Minnie or play bean bag toss with Goofy at Kids Club
    45. Get a unique and free souvenir by getting autographs of the characters you see onboard
    46. All crew members are amazing kind and helpful. You won’t wander more than 20 feet without finding a crew member available to help you with anything!hanging out on deck when captain hook and mr smee come walking by to say hi
    47. See characters strolling around the decks at random times throughout the day. We’ve seen Goofy going for a run, Stitch looking at the water, Captain Hook and Mr Smee taking a stroll, Chip and Dale being silly, and more.
    48. Onboard Family Scavenger Hunts (depending on the ship, some are finding snowflakes, some are in the ap, and others use a detective badge to scan in and solve the mystery)
    49. Amazing broadway style performances many nights of your cruise which include fabulous sets, costumes, sinigng, dancing, and special effects like bubbles / confetti / sparklers in the theatre
    50. Spotlessly maintained and clean ship!disney cruise line kids indoor playground onboard in kids club
    51. Amazing kids spaces like the slinky dog slide on Disney Magic, Marvel Academy, Star Wars area where you can drive the Milenium Falcon, Pixie Hollow, and more
    52. Creative Kids Programs like Monsters in Monstropolis, Swing like Tarzan, help Aladdin find Abu, Story Time with Belle, Pluto’s Pajama Party, Mickey’s Puzzle Time, and more!marvel kids spaces with design your own super hero and more
    53. Disney is catering to boys too! While there are plenty of princess meet & greet opportunities, boys will be able to enjoy Marvels’ Training Academy along with meet and greet opportunities as well.
    54. Family activities including not only character programs, but also science classes making flubber or cooking classes
    55. Family Karaoke (yep they have the Frozen songs!)family with mickey and minnie on castaway cay beach with disney cruise ship behind them
    56. Castaway Keys! Private island has character meet & greet, waterslides, shaded freshwater splash area, kids only space (where you can check kids into), adults only spaces, beach amenities like umbrellas and chairs, free soft serve ice cream, free soda, beach side bbq lunch at one of 2 convenient locations, and no tendering! The boat just pulls right up to the dock.
    57. Mickey & Minnie like to stop by for Family Dance Parties, Get up with Disney Junior, and other fun ways for kids to play with their favorite pals
    58. Officer Hide-and-Seek
    59. Good Bye Germs! The crew keep germs at bay by having a crew member personally give every guest entering a dining room a hand wipe/sanitizer
    60. Even the washing/drying machines can be charged to your roomfamily time game show
    61. Family Game shows such as Family Time Game Show, Heard That, Majority Mind, Villain Tic-Tac-Toe, and so many more
    62. Trivia competitions all day where you compete to win medallions

    What did I miss? What do you LOVE about a Disney Cruise?

      There is so much more to say about a Disney Cruise, I’ll have to write more posts that go into things in detail. For now see more disney trip planning, more about the best family cruises. Plus here are some articles specifically on Disney Cruises:

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