If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you probably already know we recently were invited to sail the ocean blue with Micky and Minnie on an amazing Disney Cruise. This was my first cruise ever, but definable not my last. My husband and I are already planning on a Disney Cruise to Alaska! OMG, I cannot tell you how much I want to go. It’s going to be a reward to myself for dropping all this darn weight! I tell you gaining the weight sure was not hard, a little health issues and BAM, but on the plus side, I am all about rewarding myself for hard work, and what better than a Disney Cruise! We were provided two plane tickets, and two tickets aboard the majestic Disney Dream.
Most everything is included with cruise, we paid for drinks, and a t-shirt for the kids – everything else was included. If you are hungry, EAT! You want to do something fun, DO IT! I can honestly say I had no idea how affordable going on a Disney Cruise is.
If you are thinking about sailing the ocean blue on a Disney Cruise, I cannot recommend the Disney Dream enough! You’ll have so much fun, there are so many things to do, here are a few of my favorite! Oh, and don’t forget there is so much going on once you reach Disney’s private island too, but we will be posting about that later, so be on the lookout.
Seriously, it’s just amazing to see all the detail put into the ship! The Disney Magic is such a beautiful ship, with so much detail. You have to make time to see the ship, and absorb everything!
The Disney Dream is the ship I was so lucky to be aboard. It’s the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet which includes 14 decks, 1,115 feet in length, and 125 feet wide. The stunning 130,000 ton ship includes 1,250 staterooms, and can comfortably acuminate 4,000 passengers, and don’t forget about the 1,458 crew members who make your cruise so delightful. The crew is amazing, and sets it apart from anything I have ever done. They are amazing, helpful, nice, and there to tend to your every need, and even joke a little. If I had to choose one thing I enjoyed most about the cruise it would without a doubt be the crew members, they make the experience magical!
We enjoyed mouth-watering meals in one of the magically themed restaurants aboard the ship.
What restaurants will you find on the ship? Oh, there are so many here are a few that I remember, but don’t be made if I miss a few.
- Enchanted Garden – You will love how this restaurant transforms from day-to-night!
- Cabanas – indoor/outdoor dining at it’s best.
- Palo – Adult Exclusive, and it’s the PERFECT romantic setting if you are traveling with your partner.
- Remy – Adult Exclusive, which services French-inspired cuisine.
- Flo’s Café – Grab something quick and easy, but still very yummy.
- Preludes – Grab a snack during one of the lives shows.
- Frozone Treats – We all want something cold and sweet from time to time! Be sure to check out Frozone Treats.
- Royal Palace – If you love Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty be sure to check out the Royal Palace, it’s truly fit for a king and queen. You will likely feel like one too, because the crew member are so amazing.
- And who can forget room service.
The Golden Mickey’s
An amazing musical live show that you will not want to miss.
Like to laugh, than be sure to check out this fun live show starring the Disney villains.
Broadway-style production that should not be missed.
Buena Vista Theatre
Includes plush stadium-style seats, huge movie screen, Dolby sound, and advanced projection. Be sure to check out one of the 3D films.
It’s hard to stay dry on the ship, because there are so many awesome pools for adults, children, and everyone in between. Oh, and who can forget the AquaDuck.
765-food long water coaster that for the most part takes you all around the ship in a clear forward funnel.
This pool is 5 feet deep, and has an awesome picture of Donald Duck on the bottom.
2 feet deep, and has a picture of Mickey on the bottom. Mattie would have LOVED this!
Now, this just looks fun. I wanted to play it in, but it’s for the little ones. There is pop jets, bubblers, fountains, and even characters from Finding Nemo!
4 feet deep, which connects to the bar. It’s perfect for relaxing, and grabbing a drink.
Things to do for kids
While my husband and I had a great time on the cruise, the next one will be with our children. I don’t think we would have seen much of them, but there are so many activities that they would have loved. Check out a few of the fun activities for kids on a the Disney Dream.
Small World Nursery
For children ages 3 months to 3 years.
Disney’s Oceaneer Club
Dress up, play computer games, and tons of other activities.
Tweens-Exclusive area located inside the funnel on the Disney Dream. I can see my Vayda hanging out playing games, surfing the net, and taking part in all the other activities.
Teens only please! I know Catie would have loved this trendy place for teen.
Looking for a fun place for the kids to unwind and play some of the newest video games. They will love the Arr-cade, Shawn wanted to stay.
The fireworks bursting above us, the reflection on the water, singing, dancing. Everything was fun and upbeat, you cannot help but move. Even my husband was dancing!
Even more amazing when you are there to see it.
Watch the sunrise
WOW, my husband and I went up for this and it’s the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It was worth waking up early. Sadly it was a little too early for me on vacation and I forgot a camera. If you go on a cruise be sure to wake up early, you can go back to bed, it’s worth it.
There’s something about the fresh ocean breeze, the water, and those amazing stars! If you’re lucky you might see a thunderstorm in the distance, which only makes things that much more magical.
Visit the back of the boat for put-put, and an amazing view.
Sitting on your balcony is amazing. Listening to the water, watching the water, and the amazing air. There is nothing like it, especially at night. Every single night we were on the ship, I would step out on the balcony.
You’ll see them, keep your eyes open, and pay attention to you schedule! I cannot wait to take my girls to meet the Disney princesses!
I am not kidding! We came back to new origami all the time, it was so much fun! I cannot tell you how amazing the crew members are, they are what helps bring so much magic to a Disney Cruise! Thank you for everything you do!
Hang out in your room
I know you probably don’t want to be in your room too much, but it is nice to lay on the bed and feel the water moving under the ship.
Yes, you have your very own deck. Just the color of the water is breathtaking.
This was one of our favorite places to enjoy a drink. It was a nice way to relax, enjoy time with my husband, and sip on a refreshing cocktail at the Currents.
Guest of all ages can enjoy refreshing beverages, but at night it’s adults only.
Awesome butterfly themed area with different kinds of music – something for everyone. Guest of all ages can enjoy different styles of music, games, activates, and at night it’s fun and adults only.
Fun, games, and activates by day, and an awesome place where adults can unwind over a cocktail at night.
Awesome place for families to enjoy a snack and beverage during the day.
If you like dance clubs you’ll want to swing by Evolutions. Guests of all ages can have fun in different games, activates, and when night comes you’ll find adults dancing, singing, enjoying drinks, and yes I said karaoke.
Adults only part, this was an awesome place to sit down and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine.
Adult’s only, and AWESOME place to relax for a drink. I love the magically transforming view of a few of the cities.
Do you like coffee in the morning? This is a great place to grab not just coffee in the morning, but a pastry and even a cocktail at night.
I loved this, just a great cozy place to relax.
Be sure to check out the fireworks!
Window Shop or Shop:)
Oh, and you’ll have to see the shops. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s fun to window shop. You’ll find great shops, like:
- Sea Treasures
- White Caps
- Vista Gallery
If you get bored, which I doubt you will, but we had fun roaming the halls. It’s fun to see just how darn big the ship is, WOW!
If you go on the same cruise we were so lucky to go on be sure to get off the ship, and have something planned for your day stop at the islands. This is one thing I wish I would have planned better! My husband and I went into this part of the trip blind, and didn’t have anything planned. Highly recommend having something planned, becasue there is so much to do. However, we just had fun visiting the shops, and seeing the sights. It’s totally up to you.
Just have fun, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you enjoy your time, and who you are with on your Disney Cruise! I did miss having the kids, and totally wished their were there, but I had time to reconnect with my husband. It was magical in so many ways. Thank you Disney Cruise Line you have new cruisers right here!
NOW, this is the most amazing part of the trip! There is so much to do, be sure to get off the boat early and experience as much of the trip as you can, because it’s radical! Again, I will be posting more about this shortly!
If I could do one thing differently, before I left for my Disney Cruise:
If I could go back and do one thing differently, I would have planned better. We had never been on a cruise, and we planned, but I would have liked to plan exactly what we were going to do when. I think by doing this we would have been able to experience more. I know you think being on a ship for 3 days is enough, but if you want to experience everything a Disney Cruise has to offer, you’re probably going to need to plan, and I am going to be you’ll have more to experience the next round.
I could go on and on, there is so much to do on the ship its unreal, and the best part is almost everything is included when you purchase your tickets. I was by far most surprised by how much came with the cruise. I guess I always assumed you ticket only got you on the ship, man I was wrong.
Don’t think this is all, there is tons to do on a Disney Cruise not just for you, but the family.
Booking a vacation is probably more costly than you think – $480 per person for three-night cruises, and $640 per person for four-night cruises, based on double occupancy. You can learn more about this fabulous cruise and all the other Disney Cruises by visiting DisneyCruise.com, or calling 1/888-325-2500.