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    Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    My family is looking at going on a cruise next year, and it is essentially the choice between doing a regular cruise and doing a few side trips at the destination(s) etc, or going on a Disney cruise. Of course, this is because the Disney cruises are more expensive. My sister and I are definitely Disney people, and the rest of our family is more eh. So my question is, overall, is it worth it to do Disney?

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    Smile Re: Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by lobeobann View Post
    My family is looking at going on a cruise next year, and it is essentially the choice between doing a regular cruise and doing a few side trips at the destination(s) etc, or going on a Disney cruise. Of course, this is because the Disney cruises are more expensive. My sister and I are definitely Disney people, and the rest of our family is more eh. So my question is, overall, is it worth it to do Disney?
    I think I'm not alone when I say, Yes! a Disney cruise is worth the extra money. Disney is a name you can trust in safety, quality, and just knowing they will go that extra mile to make sure you have a great time is assuring.

    Everyone's favorite character will be onboard, they have the most awesome kids clubs, escape areas just for the adults, and family themed entertainment - not every cruise line will have shows that the whole family will be able to enjoy. They even have a teen area that is hosted by its very own "Teen Crew".

    Also, Disney has it's own private island, Castaway Cay. It has its own dock so there's no need for tender boats. There's so much to do on the island, no one will be bored. There's even an adult only beach and dining area.

    The ships all have a beverage station where you can enjoy all the beverages you would like. Soda included. This is included in your cruise price. (Excluding alcoholic beverages)

    Disney has a energetic, fun Sail Away Celebration, a Family Night Club offering karaoke, game shows and a family dance party. Adults have their night clubs as well.
    Dive - in movies on deck, basketball and other sports on the sports deck, Deck parties, such as the Pirates in the Caribbean Party complete with a buffet and fireworks.

    Rotational dining is offered on the Disney Cruise ships. You change restaurants, but you keep the same servers.
    The Disney's ships horn whistles the tune, "When you Wish Upon a Star". Where else can you hear that?

    Disney is launching it's new ships the Dream in January of 2011, and the Fantasy in 2012. Booking has already begun for The Dream.

    These are just a few reasons to do a Disney Cruise. I'm sure others will have more reasons to add!

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    Cool Re: Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    If you even a little bit of a Disney fan......a disney criuse is in a calss all it's own. The vessel, crew, service, style is all a calss unto it's self!

    Disney is rarely cheap ( you can find deals now and then), but you get what you pay for and more. The attention to detail is wonderful from the broadway quality shows to Castaway Cay... no one can touch Disney!

    Now if your into all those over done las vegas style floating buses the other lines have,then thats your bus ride afloat!

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    Re: Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    I say go with Disney. They may be a little more expensive, but I know people (and myself) that have been on different cruise lines and Disney, but they liked Disney best!

    The main reason is there is something for the whole family and everything is good. Stage shows, food, cast members, etc.......

    Disney Cruise Line is definetly the way to go

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    Re: Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    I would not consider a Disney cruise for myself due to the large amounts of children on the ships.
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    Re: Disney cruise vs. any other cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe View Post
    I would not consider a Disney cruise for myself due to the large amounts of children on the ships.

    I have to wonder if you have tried Disney Cruise Line? I find the Children are not a factor. DCL is exceptionally good at keeping the kids entertain, and the adults entertained. On the ship there are kids only areas, adults only areas, and of course family areas were everyone is welcomed all the time.... it is a family cruise. But it is so go at what it does that if you just want to be an adult, you certainly can be.

    Carnival is just now coming up with its Adults only Serenity Decks, a sund deck area reserved for adults only. Disney has had Quiet Cove since day one, not just a deck area with chairs and in some of Carnival's ships, hottubs, but Disney's Quiet Cove has a pool, two hot tubs, deck chairs and loungers, and a indoor Coffee bar/lounge. Not to meantion it ajoins to the Spa and Gym. It not just a tiny back deck, side deck, or corner of the ship, but a full fledge area.

    Palo another Adults only resturant is a dinner option, which also hosts a Brunch, a sensational Brunch. I went because a friend got me the reservation but really how good can a brunch be? Boy was I under estimating it. It was Fantastic.

    At night the the clubs become adults only after 9pm, kids are not even allowed in the area. On other cruise lines they loiter right outside the clubs, just can't go in them. They can even go through the casino, they just can't play. Stratch that, they CAN play but if they win, the winnings are forfeited.

    Typically you will hear two arguements "DCL is not for because it will have to many kids" and this argument usually comes from someone who has not tried it yet.

    Then you'll have all the others, like myself, who have experienced it and know that DCL is great for Adults.

    DCL knew they would have a lot of kids, but the planned for that with an impressive array of programms to keep the kids entertained and a sensationally well designed ships that keep adult areas for just that, adults.

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