In addition to the quiet places on deck, your balcony is another perfect retreat.
Foodies rejoice! Disney serves up in my opinion, some of the best food I have had on ships.
How can you resist the charm of your favourite Disney friends?
No matter your age, Disney will bring out the kid in you.
husband and I booked ourselves on a Disney cruise, my friends all asked why we
would choose Disney since we don't have any children. Were we not worried about
being bombarded with a gazillion kids onboard? Would there be enough adult
activities to occupy us?
devout cruiser, it is always my goal to try different cruise lines. Choosing
Disney was a no-brainer, but I was most curious and admittedly a little
concerned about the kids situation.
on a 14 night transatlantic sailing in mid September. Even though this was a
longer cruise during the school year, there were more than 100 children
all, never did we see children running amok or overtaking any public space -
which is probably what most people conjure up when they think of a Disney
this has to do with how Disney has perfected their children's programs and
dedicated spaces. Granted, children are around the ship but we never felt
were plenty of places where we found peace and quiet. Our balcony was a haven
to retreat to during the numerous days at sea or after a busy day in port.
the adults-only Quiet Cove pool/lounge area was touted as a big plus, it was
crowded the few times we wandered by. No bother, as we often found quiet areas
elsewhere on the ship to lounge.
were plenty of entertainment and activity options that kept adults occupied.
The standard trivia, karaoke, lectures, wine tastings and more took place every
day. The only missing mainstay onboard is a casino, which did not affect us,
but it's good to mention to clients.
thing is for certain, Disney draws out the kid in everyone. My husband was a
little hesitant to pose with Pluto for a photo on embarkation day, but by mid
cruise he was leading the way chasing down Chip and Dale on the promenade.
40-something table mates who are also childless, cruise with Disney at least
once or twice a year. Although they enjoy the adults-only facilities, they have
an equally enjoyable time in all public areas of the ship.
We met a
middle-aged man who often sails on Disney by himself - the opportunities to
people watch, and the variety of entertainment and activities is what brings
him back time after time.
watching was indeed a terrific pastime. Every evening there would be a parade
of little girls dressed in full princess regalia. And the creative costumes we
saw on Pirates night rivaled those from the Hollywood movie set. Disney guests
are SERIOUS fans!
I would say that a Disney cruise is absolutely fine for adults. There is
certainly plenty to do and I felt the food and entertainment is actually better
than your typical mass market brand.
itinerary and length of cruise will dictate the number of families you will
encounter onboard. A repositioning cruise during the school year will have less
kids than a short cruise over statuary or school holidays.
remember - you will become a kid yourself once you come face to face with Goofy
and all his magical pals onboard!
Ming Tappin is a cruise veteran with 20 years’ experience in the
industry and has sailed on 36 cruises and counting. Based in Vancouver,