My Disney Cruise

For parents with small children, finding the perfect family vacation destination can be a huge challenge. When friends suggested taking our little ones on the Disney Cruise, we knew we had found the perfect solution to our problem. The cruise was not only a great experience for the kids, but my husband and I had a great time as well.

Just as with any cruise line, the first decision we had to make was where exactly we wanted to go on the cruise. We debated destinations like Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera but we finally decided that The Bahamas would be the best bet for everyone. We stopped in Nassau, Walt Disney World Resort in Port Canaveral, Florida and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.

All of the ports were beautiful and had amazing activities for the family but Castaway Cay was definitely a highlight for everyone. The island is only open to passengers on the Disney cruise ships, so there were no crowds and there was tons of privacy. There were two great water areas for the kids, as well as a special area for teenagers and even private massage cabanas in an adults only area of the beach.

When we were traveling from port to port, there was no shortage of activities on board. One of the highlights was the live Disney shows, like Toy Story: The Musical. Our kids got to see a Broadway quality show that they would never otherwise have access to and the best part was that it was only an hour long, which was perfect for their little attention spans.

Of course, no Disney vacation experience could have been complete without meeting and greeting the Disney characters. While we were on the ship, there were many scheduled opportunities to meet the kids’ favorite characters but they also showed up unexpectedly at many different moments. One of the best parts of the trip was seeing our daughter’s face light up when she got to meet her idol, Cinderella, in person.

We were a bit nervous about the Disney Cruise because we did not know if there would be activities for the entire family but there certainly were. The shows on board were entertaining for everyone and there were plenty of opportunities for adult time when we needed it. The next time we decide to take the family on vacation, we are looking forward to trying out another Disney Cruise destination.

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