Disney Cruise Line Offers Fun for Families and Unforgettable Experiences for Guests of all Ages

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CELEBRATION, Fla. – With four ships unlike any others at sea and a dazzling array of offerings, Disney Cruise Line enchants adults and children alike with an unforgettable cruise experience. Adults find relaxation and indulgence, children engage in magical adventures with favorite characters and families create memories that last a lifetime. Onboard a Disney ship, guests experience a vacation that feels like it was created especially for them.

The Disney Cruise Line ships – the 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream and the 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder and Disney Magic – are modern classics that celebrate the legendary ocean liners of the past while combining innovative technology with magical Disney touches to create extraordinary guest experiences.

The moment guests are welcomed aboard, they begin a journey complete with legendary Disney service and attention to detail, incomparable entertainment, and unforgettable dining. In short, it is an unparalleled vacation for every member of the family.

Entertainment for Everyone

On Disney Cruise Line, fun is always afloat. There is entertainment for all ages, day and night, including original theatrical productions, adventurous deck parties, fireworks at sea, poolside movies on a giant screen, first-run films, exclusive character interactions and much more.

Broadway-style musicals are presented nightly at the magnificent Walt Disney Theatre, a 1,340-seat performing-arts palace on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, 977-seats on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. Each theatre is home to original productions distinctive to each ship.

“Beauty and the Beast” (Disney Dream) draws inspiration from the live-action film to present a unique retelling of this tale as old as time, as guests join Belle on her enchanting journey to discover the power of transformation through true love and courage.

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular,” (Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy) based on the iconic animated feature “Frozen,” follows the captivating adventure of royal sisters Anna and Elsa as they embark on a journey to discover the meaning of sisterhood, inner strength and true love.

“Tangled: The Musical” (Disney Magic) is the first-ever stage adaptation of the beloved animated film. The show follows the thrilling adventure of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they face ruffians, thugs and a budding romance on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

“Disney’s “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” (Disney Fantasy) is a fast-paced musical comedy during which Aladdin is back as the “street rat” of Agrabah.

“Disney Dreams … An Enchanted Classic” (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) tells a bedtime story featuring Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Cinderella, Ariel and other popular Disney characters who together teach a young girl the power of her dreams.

“The Golden Mickeys” (Disney Dream, Disney Wonder) combines theatrical song and dance, animated film, special effects, and many of Disney’s most famous characters in a salute to Walt Disney and his legacy of animation magic.

“Disney’s Believe” (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) is a story about a botanist who discovers “family” is something far more important to tend to than his plants.

“Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” (Disney Magic) immerses the audience in a musical fairy tale.

In addition to stage shows, Disney Cruise Line offers a host of special parties, including the adventurously themed deck party, Pirates IN the Caribbean. With stunt performers rappelling from atop the funnel, an epic battle at sea ensues as the good guys take on the villains. Disney characters join guests for a raucous good time, complete with music and dancing. The party culminates in a spectacular pyrotechnics display—fireworks at sea like only Disney can do.

Walt Disney Theatre also hosts first-run Disney film premieres, allowing cruisers to enjoy a film’s opening at the same time it’s making its nationwide release on land. Other first-run releases and Disney classics are shown in the Buena Vista Theatre. Both state-of-the-art theaters feature digital 3-D, bringing a new dimension of cinematic entertainment to the high seas.

Atop each ship’s forward funnel, Funnel Vision is a state-of-the-art, jumbo LED screen. Classic Disney animated features, movies, major sporting events and more are shown, as well as video presentations to enhance outdoor entertainment and deck parties by the family pool.

Daily character greetings, variety acts and live entertainment are also part of every cruise.

Fun for Children, Tweens and Teens

Aboard Disney Cruise Line ships, it’s great to be a kid. Children can let their imagination sail free in nearly an entire deck customized just for them.  Tweens and teens have places to kick back, and the smallest seafarers are cared for in a colorful space inspired by the classic theme park attraction, It’s a Small World. Dedicated, age-specific areas and customized, interactive programs inspire, entertain and spark the imagination of children up to age 17.

While children are enjoying the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship “worry-free,” thanks to complimentary wave phones that allow crew or kids to contact parents anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, all Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained counselors and feature some of the longest operating hours at sea. This provides greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.

Infants and toddlers (up to 3 years old) are cared for and entertained with toys, books, crafts and games at It’s a Small World Nursery. Disney Cruise Line babysitting services offer the longest operating hours of any cruise company.

Children can customize their vacations by choosing from a variety of activities. Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab (ages 3-12) transport children to magical realms of adventure and exploration. Tweens (ages 11-14) enjoy video games, a multitude of hi-tech entertainment arts and movies in Edge.

For the teens, Vibe (ages 14-17) provides an ultra-cool teen-only hangout. It’s the perfect chill-out spot with music, large-screen TVs, games and snacks. On the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, teens have their own private deck for fun outside in the sun.

Adults Relax, Dine and Play

Disney Cruise Line offers adults upscale and sophisticated experiences designed just for them. From elegant dinners to backstage tours to the exclusive Quiet Cove pool, adults will find endless ways to relax and enjoy themselves in areas set aside just for them.

Relaxation and rejuvenation take center stage at Senses Spa & Salon. The only thing here that’s more indulgent than a massage, body wrap or pedicure is enjoying a treatment in a spa villa complete with an indoor suite connected to a private outdoor verandah with personal hot tub and open-air shower.

Palo, located high atop each ship, is a romantic fine-dining restaurant exclusively for adults. Remy (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) is the premier Disney Cruise Line adult-dining option. Meanwhile, Cove Café provides the perfect place to sit back and sip a gourmet coffee.

After Hours (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder), The District (Disney Dream) and Europa (Disney Fantasy) are nighttime entertainment neighborhoods offering adults an array of entertainment in clubs and pubs each night.

On the private Disney Cruise Line island, Castaway Cay, adults have a beach all their own. At Serenity Bay, sparkling turquoise waters meet pristine white sand, and two-person hammocks provide a peaceful place to relax. Private ocean-side cabanas are the ultimate venue for luxurious spa treatments.

Exceptional Dining Experiences

Uniquely themed restaurants are as delightful as they are delicious. While guests visit different restaurants each night, the same servers accompany them. This concept provides a variety of dining experiences and menus along with friendly, familiar, personalized service each night.

At Animator’s Palate, Pacific Rim flavors combine with California freshness and a host of other cultural and culinary influences. As an added treat, passengers enjoy dinner and a show. On special evenings during cruises seven nights or longer, “Animation Magic” brings guests’ own drawings to life on screen. Aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, scenes from Disney films magically come alive with color throughout “Drawn to Magic,” a black-and-white to color animation show. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, the restaurant transforms into a shimmering undersea world as part of “Undersea Magic,” where Crush, the sea turtle from the Disney•Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” swims around the room, conversing with and entertaining guests.

Rapunzel’s Royal Table (Disney Magic) is an invitation to take part in a festive celebration with live entertainment and a menu inspired by the kingdom of Corona. Tiana’s Place (Disney Wonder) features flavors inspired from the Louisiana Bayou. Enchanted Garden (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy) is a casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles, featuring a seasonal menu of market-fresh ingredients.

Elegant Lumiere’s (Disney Magic), Triton’s (Disney Wonder), Royal Palace (Disney Dream) and Royal Court (Disney Fantasy) combine the best of continental cuisine with casual elegance for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Adults-only dining options include Palo, a premier restaurant featuring sweeping ocean views and modern Italian cuisine, and Remy (Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy), an exquisite, French-inspired gourmet restaurant.

Disney Difference

Most Disney Caribbean and Bahamian cruises lead to the magical shores of Castaway Cay, a private island paradise exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, with separate activities and areas for families, teens and adults.

On a Disney cruise, staterooms are family-size, immaculately appointed with a nautical Disney flair and smartly designed to let guests stretch out in style and comfort. As an added convenience, most staterooms feature a “split bath-and-a-half” with a sink and tub/shower in one room and a sink and toilet in a separate room.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.