Why Your Family Will Love a Disney Cruise

If Walt Disney World vacations are your favorite getaway and you are ready to experience the Disney magic differently, you should consider a Disney Cruise. Elegance, beauty, and Disney magic collide to make a Disney Cruise an unforgettable vacation.

Not to mention you get to immerse yourself in Disney Magic while sailing to new places and experiencing new cultures. If you’ve wondered about the right Disney Cruise for your family or tossed around the idea of hitting the high seas with the Disney Company, this article is for you. Here is why your family will love a Disney cruise.

Star Treatment


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From being announced as a family as you board the cruise ship on the first day to round-the-clock room service, Disney will spoil you to the max on vacation! As usual, Disney is all about service, family time, and ensuring you make unforgettable memories on your vacation.

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The entire family will love the upscale feel of this family vacation. Some frequent cruisers would argue Disney is the best cruise line for families. If you love how special you feel in a Disney Park or Disney Resort, you will be impressed with the fun and attention to detail on a Disney Cruise Ship.

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New Ships

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While it’s true that cruise lines cycle out ships as they age (Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises are adding new ships), Disney Cruise Line has some of the latest boats in the industry. Setting sail for the first time in 1998, the Disney Magic was the first of the Disney Cruise Line Disney fleet to wow Guests. The Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish ships are fun and up-to-date ways to travel with the newest amenities, activities, and dining experiences for Guests to enjoy.

Cast Member Care

The kind Cast Members and excellent care that Guests receive at Walt Disney World translates right over to the Disney Cruise Line. From activity directors and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique staff to Cast Members who work dining and shopping, you’ll notice a crew that goes above and beyond to ensure Guests have an incredible time on their cruise. New to cruising? Disney Cruise Ships are a great place to start, as you are assured excellent Guest care from fabulous Cast Members.

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Kid and Adult Friendly

While there is no doubt that cruises are a fun vacation option, not all cruise lines cater to the whole family like a Disney Cruise does. The kids club that can be found on most cruise lines is amped up to the max and sprinkled with pixie dust to keep kids fully engaged, having fun, and making friends during vacation.

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Disney knows how to do kid’s clubs. With activity groups for young children through teens available throughout the day and evening, there truly is something for the whole family to enjoy on a Disney Cruise. Kids will love interacting with characters, playing with counselors, watching movies, swimming, crafting, and engaging in many other activities. Activity groups also mean that parents can enjoy some alone time in the spa or pool knowing that the kids are having a great time.


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Let the little ones play at the Oceaneers Club while parents relax at the quiet cove pool. Adults will love a Disney Cruise as much as kids. With a gorgeous spa, quiet adult pools, delicious bars, and secluded decks for adults only, you will experience luxury alongside Disney magic.

Movie Inspiration

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Enjoy a Broadway-style Disney stage show every night at sea on your Disney Cruise, or drop by the theatre each day to enjoy classic Disney films. From characters to shows to music, trivia, and movies, you will feel all the Disney movie love by the end of your vacation. We promise you’ll get your Disney princesses, Disney Junior, Pixar, Pirates and Marvel, and Disney musical fix on this vacation!

Related: Disney Now Offering New Adventures to Sicily and the British Isles!

Delicious Dining

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As a Disney World Resort fan, you know that Walt Disney World dining is phenomenal; great news Disney Cruise Line food is just as excellent! From simple deck food and drinks to table service meals in one of the dining rooms each evening, Disney Cruise Line food is a definite highlight of this vacation.

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Think bottomless dining style of traditional cruise lines and the quality of Walt Disney World, and you have Disney Cruise Line dining experiences. Factor in free twenty-four-hour room service and bottomless sodas included in your cruise package, and you have a recipe for one delicious vacation.


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Spacious Rooms

Traditional cruise staterooms are known for being tiny to pack in as many Guest rooms on the ship as possible. While the small quarters may be laughable, they are not practical for families. Disney took note of this detail when launching their cruise line.

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Disney Cruise Line staterooms are among the largest in the cruise industry, allowing plenty of space for your family to relax and enjoy your space without feeling cramped. You’ll enjoy a fun room that is perfect for relaxing between activities. Are you wondering what to pack on your cruise vacation and how to organize when packing? Check out this guide to packing for your Disney cruise!

Character Face Time

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If you love meeting your favorite Disney friends, you are in for the vacation of a lifetime on a Disney Cruise. Be sure to keep a camera and autograph book nearby because you never know what princess, pirate, or other Disney character you may meet while exploring the ship. Not to mention you’ll have the chance to pose with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the rest of the gang in their sailing and beach attire when you dock at Castaway Cay!

Private Island Time

As if a Disney Cruise did not seem enticing enough, Guests sailing to the Caribbean get to enjoy Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Not only does docking at a remote island mean pristine beaches and privacy from other vacationers, but it also means you get an exclusive experience unique to Disney Cruise Line. This unique experience means the island won’t be overcrowded like you may have experienced with other lines, as Disney Cruise Ships are the only ships docking.

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If you’ve never considered booking a Disney Cruise vacation, why not reach out to a certified Disney travel planner to explore options? We promise you will enjoy the vacation of a lifetime!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.