5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Disney Cruise

Cruising with Disney offers the perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy the sunshine and make unforgettable memories with family and friends. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or have been sailing with Disney multiple times, there are many ways to get the most out of your vacation. From special activities designed exclusively for kids to romantic meals under dazzling night skies, we’ll show you how to take full advantage of all a Disney Cruise Line voyage offers.

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Avoid standing in long lines and save time by checking in online before your cruise. You can make all of your onboard reservations, plus stateroom check-in, and explore the Disney Cruise planner. You can register kids for the youth clubs, make spa and dining reservations, and even book shore excursions. The process is simple and allows you to maximize your vacation time. You can check in up to 75 days before sailing.

Checking in online also lets you learn more details about your ship and get acquainted with the layout before arriving. Your Disney cruise from Galveston won’t be the same as your cruise from Florida to Europe. Familiarizing yourself with the schedule of activities before you board can help you plan your days and ensure you don’t miss any of the fun.

Make the Most of Your Disney Cruise
Captain Minnie Mouse is delighting children aboard all Disney Cruise Line ships, spreading the message of exploring new horizons as part of a collection of new initiatives aiming to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. The debut of Captain Minnie Mouse, plus new youth programs and the funding of scholarships, are designed to empower girls and young women to pursue careers in the cruise industry and chart a course for success. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Take Advantage of Disney’s Magical Deals

Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of cruise deals and discounts throughout the year. From special offers for Florida Residents, Military personnel, and Annual Passholders to discounts on select cruises, there are many ways to save money when booking with Disney. Check out the Special Offers page on the Disney Cruise website often to find the right deal for you.

Check out the various kids’ programs if you plan on bringing your kids. Kids and teens can enjoy age-specific activities with a specially trained professional in various settings like pool areas, lounges, and even in your stateroom. Many cruises also offer special programs for toddlers and infants that allow parents to sneak away for some alone time or to celebrate a romantic evening together.

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The Disney Dream docks at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. In a setting of crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white-sand beaches and lush landscapes, the 1,000-acre island offers one-of-a-kind areas and activities for every member of the family. (David Roark, photographer)

Always Check the Daily Itinerary

The daily itinerary gives you all the information you need to plan your day. It will have the times and locations for all activities, shows, meals, parties, and more available for each day aboard the ship. You will want to experience all of the fun, from trivia contests in the lounge to a character meet-and-greet to evenings spent watching fireworks from the pool deck.

Disney Wish Family Dining
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure is Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience that will bring the world of Arendelle to life through immersive live entertainment — featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf — and world-class cuisine infused with Nordic influences. (Disney)

Take Part in Onboard Activities

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a romantic evening, there are many onboard activities to enjoy. From live shows in the theater and cooking classes with renowned chefs to fireworks at sea and celebrity appearances, Disney Cruise Line has something for everyone. You can participate in the deck party each night, with DJs, movies, and interactive games for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out the unique shops and bars onboard; you can find something special to take home, from boutiques to pubs.

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Disney Dream staterooms were designed with style, comfort and a dash of Disney magic. Immaculately appointed staterooms feature a contemporary, Art Deco-inspired design in a welcoming environment. The Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah offers spacious accommodations tailored to families of four to five. More than 70 percent of the Disney Dream’s 1,250 staterooms have a private verandah. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Check Out the Ship Layout Before Departure

Familiarizing yourself with the ship’s layout is a great way to get more out of your cruise. From the main promenade and shopping areas to lounges and dining rooms, it’s helpful to know where everything is located to maximize your time onboard. Check out the deck plans on the Disney Cruise website to get an idea of the layout before you board.

In an emergency, it’s also essential to familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures. Knowing where your muster station is and how to find life jackets can help you stay calm in a stressful situation.

Taking a Disney cruise is a fantastic way to explore the world and create memories that will last a lifetime. With its convenient online check-in, variety of onboard activities, special offers and discounts, and comprehensive daily itineraries, you will surely have an unforgettable experience when you book with Disney Cruise Line. 

John Shallo
John Shallohttp://www.cruiseaddicts.com
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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