Are Disney Cruises just for Kids?

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On my last cruise on board Holland America’s MS Ryndam I met a lovely English couple who were well into their sixties and celebrating their 40 year wedding anniversary. When I asked them what their favourite cruises had been I was surprised to hear that a Disney Cruise was in their top picks. They had taken it just a few years previously as a couple, with no children or grandchildren in tow. It got me wondering whether Disney Cruises are just for children, or whether they can appeal to adults too.

Disney Cruise Line has 4 different ships – Disney Magic, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder- and they sail from ports in the Mediterranean, America and Canada.

Disney Dream

Daytime Entertainment and Activities

Disney ships have family friendly pools and water activities on board each of their ships. I don’t know about you but I know I’d love to have a go on a transparent water coaster that propels passengers down 4 decks into a lazy river. I know quite a few adults who’d definitely be competing with the children for a shot of that!

Every Disney ship also has a Quiet Cove Pool which is adults only and so is perfect for adults looking for some relaxation time in a quiet space. This could be the perfect spot to relax whilst your kids are taking part in one of the kids club activities or if you’re travelling without children and just want some peace and quiet.

Evening Entertainment

One thing is for sure, Disney Cruises are not going to let you down with their on board entertainment! They have a vast array of entertainment available at sea. Broadway style shows and song and dance participation shows which feature some of Disney’s best loved characters.

If that’s not your cup of tea, they also have bars and lounges with live music, Irish themed pubs and adults only spaces such as La Piazza on board Disney Fantasy and Outlook Café on Disney Wonder.

La Piazza

With both family friendly and adult only spaces available on all of Disney’s ships, it is clear that they are attempting to appeal to a wider market and not just to families.

Dining

Disney Cruises offer adult only dining options on each of their four ships. Palo, an Italian restaurant, is open for dinner on each evening of your cruise holiday. The décor in Palo is upscale and elegant with a pianist tinkling the keys whilst you dine, offering surroundings you probably wouldn’t associate with a Disney Cruise.

Palo Restaurant meal

Disney cruises also offer more traditional dining options on board each of their ships including the main dining rooms with set seating and casual buffet style dining.

With all of these options available to adults and children on board Disney Cruises it’s clear that there is something to suit each and every family member!
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