As a travel professional I try to remain diplomatic and unbiased in my opinions because it’s my job to plan YOUR perfect trip; not my own. Regardless of that momentary professionalism I can’t hold it in anymore so you are now going to be privy to my Disney Cruise Line obsession and why I think you should be obsessed with it too.
Let’s look at some common myths and misconceptions about Disney Cruise Line:
- It’s too expensive: This can (and will be) a separate article all it’s own but for the purpose of this article I’ll keep it short, sweet and to the point. Disney is one of the most all inclusive lines available, there is a 24/7 complimentary beverage station (which no other ship has), free kids programs, (nursery care available for a nominal fee), the staterooms are 20% larger than other cruise lines so even the smallest rooms are bigger than those on other cruise lines.
- I’ll be bored: There is so much to do (or not to do) on a Disney cruise. Your Personal Navigator will outline the activities for the day and are broken down by age group so you can easily find the perfect activities for everyone in your family. You can try to do it all or do nothing at all. There are plenty of quiet little nooks and crannies around the ship to relax.
- There are too many kids: When I took my honeymoon cruise on the Disney Magic people thought I was crazy. Why in the world would we choose a Disney ship when we were traveling without kids? Disney has the best children’s programming on the seas and the kids have their own special areas, you can’t get in and they can’t get out. There are adults only areas all around all of the ships that are strictly reserved for those 18 and over so if you want time away from kids….a Disney cruise is actually perfect for you.
- I’ll get seasick: Listen you landlubbers, how can you be so sure you’re going to get seasick if you’ve never been on the sea? Don’t let everyone else’s opinions affect your decision to try a cruise. The motion of the ship affects everyone differently and there are plenty of remedies, medicinal and natural to help with sea sickness. Not to mention, these are state of the art Disney Cruise Line vessels we’re talking about here, you aren’t hopping on the S.S. Minnow with Gilligan at the helm.
- I’ll never leave my kid with strangers, so the kids clubs don’t matter to me: On our first cruise my husband and I saw a little boy outside one of the kids clubs crying hysterically. His parents were trying to console him but nothing was working. I immediately got on my judgmental huffy bike and started thinking “what terrible parents trying to force their kid to go in there when he clearly doesn’t want to”. Silly me, the parents were begging the child to LEAVE the kids club to have dinner with them and he didn’t want to leave. This is a common problem with the kids clubs, the kids don’t want to leave. The programs are designed for specific age groups and have fantastic counselors monitoring them all day long. Even the most shy kids find something to love in the kids programs so do yourself a favor and let them try it out. The security for the kids clubs is virtually flawless and you’re on a floating vessel so let’s be serious…they aren’t going anywhere.
If this hasn’t convinced you yet that a Disney Cruise is for you then stay tuned for more obsessive posts about Disney Cruise Line. Don’t forget to book your cruise through an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (like me!) and receive expert tips and advice as well as concierge level service for FREE.
- Why Cruising is the Perfect Vacation (chipandco.com)
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