Tuesday Tips: How Easy Is A Disney Cruise?

For many people, a cruise is the trip of a lifetime. A Disney cruise is a great choice. They’re family-friendly, but still great for couples. The shows, the food and the service are all world-class. You’ll even have plenty of chances to interact with Disney characters. It’s a wonderful vacation, although planning can be a little bit overwhelming.

Disney Cruise Tips

Booking
If you’re looking for the best price possible, book your cruise early. Using Expedia is a good idea, because they provide lots of information regarding your cruise and always offer specials. The Expedia website will also offer advice on the best staterooms to fit your budget. The top staterooms go fast, which is another reason to book early.

Packing
Make a list of things that you want to bring with you. Make sure you include your passport, sunscreen, a bathing suit and clothes for both warm and cooler temperatures. A light jacket is a good idea. Dinner dress is cruise casual, meaning no tank tops, bathing suits or shorts. If you are taking a European cruise, there will be one formal dinner, so pack accordingly. Don’t forget your camera. Bring an autograph book for when the kids see the Disney characters.

Activities
One of the nicest things about a Disney cruise is that they offer activities for all ages. Pools are designed to keep everyone happy, including one that’s adults-only, for those who need a bit of time away from the children. Youth activities are abundant. Disney Cruise Line offers youth clubs, broken up into age groups, so no one will get bored. There’s even a lounge exclusively for teenagers. There are several areas that are only for the adults, including a restaurant. Other activities include aerobics, spas, shows, drawing classes, deck parties and even Velcro golf.

Castaway Cay
Shore excursions are a must for any cruise, and Disney offers one of the most unique. Castaway Cay is Disney’s privately owned island in the Bahamas. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear water, it’s unlike any place you’ve ever seen. While you’re there you can snorkel, enjoy a message, go parasailing, ride a bike and even feed stingrays. There are three beaches: one for families, one for teens and one for adults. Child care is available, and the kids will have even more chances to meet characters. Your excursion to Castaway Cay will be one that you’ll never forget.

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