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    Disney Cruise

    Anyone ever taken one? Do you recommend it? Specific ship, destination, dates? Any other tips?



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    i did one with my family when i was 21ish? my sisters and bother are younger than me. it was fun but a cruise is always fun IMO. BUT, i went to some of the adult stuff i.e. bars (on ship) in the late evenings it was totally dead and boring. but the ports were more happening. we went over thanksgiving years ago (the year isu lost to UConn in the final game of the season) which reminds me they had an ESPN the Zone on the boat that was very cool....did the western Caribbean.



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    well i guess i didnt really answer your question. If the cruise is for the kids, alot of other kids to play with, or ur a disney nut go! If the cruise is for the whole family or adults maybe not, some of the other cruise lines have more stuff for adults, and the kids will still have enough to do.



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    We just went in October. We went on the shorter trip that stopped in the Bahamas and at the Disney Island. I would do it again but this time when everyone else got off the ship in the Bahamas I would stay on board.



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Great time, both the kids and the adults enjoyed it greatly. Good food, family entertainment and a heck of a lot better weather than the midwest come late fall.



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Disney:

    Food - Good to Great. Some of the buffets are tailored towards kid food (chicken nuggets, hot dogs, etc) so you miss a little variety for Adults.

    Managemnt of kids- Great (probably best in class) they offer activities all day that y our kids can join any time, they notify you if your kid needs you and they can find your kid anytime

    Entertainment - Great (IMO) the stage shows every night were a must see for us; G - PG13 rated but good stuff

    Service - Great

    If you like Disney "Stuff" (even a little) and/or if you have kids under 16, I highly recommend it. If you like to hang out in bars, gamble, or watch/participate in adult games (hairy chest contest) it is probably not for you.

    Also, make sure you check out all the costs of your trip. We did Disney two years ago and Carnival this year. To get on the boat, Carnival was cheaper, however we found the excursions through Disney to be quite a bit cheaper. Overall, the extra expense for Disney wasn't as much as it appeared, and definately worth it.

    As far as length, we were on a 7 day and it was great. I have a friend that took a 3 day and wanted to stay longer.


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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyClone View Post
    We just went in October. We went on the shorter trip that stopped in the Bahamas and at the Disney Island. I would do it again but this time when everyone else got off the ship in the Bahamas I would stay on board.
    Why?



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    What type of cabin did you guys get? We're considering the one with a balcony. I think it would be nice to sit out on the balcony, have a few drinks, read, whatever while the kids are doing their thing.

    Or do you spend all your time on deck?



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Outside with balcony, well worth it. It was nice to get up early and sit on the balcony while the kids slept and watch the sunrise. Or sit there at night and watch the distant lights from other ships sailing by.

    Also, we sailed on the Disney Wonder, since you asked about specific ships.



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Outside with balcony, well worth it. It was nice to get up early and sit on the balcony while the kids slept and watch the sunrise. Or sit there at night and watch the distant lights from other ships sailing by.

    Also, we sailed on the Disney Wonder, since you asked about specific ships.
    What time of year did you go?



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What time of year did you go?
    November and the highs each day were in the low 80 degrees.



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    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    November and the highs each day were in the low 80 degrees.
    Awesome. I think that's when we're going too.



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Why?
    The Bahamas is a 3rd world country and without a reservation at Atlantis or someplace similar you are stuck with public beaches. This opens you up to the locals. If you stay on the ship the pools are pretty much yours. Just my opinion, if I didn't have my kids I wouldn't have minded wandering around a bit but the Disney cruise was about the kids to begin with. Another thing the public beaches near the boat are exposed and the breakers make swimming for kids almost impossible, at least it was on our visit. That said, I would do it all again. My kids really liked it, the cruise that is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyClone View Post
    The Bahamas is a 3rd world country and without a reservation at Atlantis or someplace similar you are stuck with public beaches. This opens you up to the locals. If you stay on the ship the pools are pretty much yours. Just my opinion, if I didn't have my kids I wouldn't have minded wandering around a bit but the Disney cruise was about the kids to begin with. Another thing the public beaches near the boat are exposed and the breakers make swimming for kids almost impossible, at least it was on our visit. That said, I would do it all again. My kids really liked it, the cruise that is.
    Doesn't Disney have their own private beach on one of the islands?



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    Re: Disney Cruise

    On most cruises, you really have to try hard to NOT enjoy yourself. We've never cruised Disney, but I've heard good things about them. They have a new ship out (Disney Dream) that would probably be fun for the whole family regardless of age, although the new-ness might mean higher rates for a while.

    My personal thoughts on balconies is that they're nice, but not a must have. When you're under way there's often a lot of wind out there - more than you usually have top-side. Depends on weather conditions and your cabin location. You might be happier booking an outside (window) cabin and spending the extra couple hundy or so on booze or a shore excursion. Just my two cents worth.



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