Family fun on board; grandparents; Pirate Night; Main Deck
  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Austin from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are looking into booking a Disney Cruise. We've only been other Cruise lines. Are there drink packages available? What are some major differences between others and a disney Cruise?

    Welcome to planDisney, Austin, and to Disney Cruise Line. I am so excited about your question because it gives me the chance to tell you what I think makes Disney Cruises so special. I may be biased. No, I am completely biased, but with good reason.

    First to your question about drink packages. There is so much that is included in your Disney Cruise Line fare, including beverages like Coca-Cola, drip coffee and tea. If you are interested in alcoholic beverages, you can purchase wine packages online through Onboard Gifts or when you are on the ship. Another option we've enjoyed is the special beer mug that gets you extra ounces in your glass with each fill. You can use your reservation to log into Onboard Gifts to see what is available specific to your cruise. Adults 21 and older can also carry up to two bottles of wine or six beers onboard with you.

    Dinners on Disney Cruise Line are unique with rotational dining. You will choose main or second seating, depending on the time you prefer to have dinner. With rotational dining, you get to experience the dining rooms with a team that goes with you each night. They get to know you, your preferences and your personalities. It is a welcome treat to talk with them each evening and share tales from your day. You may also spot them during breakfast and lunch and have a friendly face and smile. Each ship has its own suite of themed restaurants that add that bring Disney storytelling and experience to your dining. 

    Room Service is also included with your cruise. When my kids were younger, I bribed them to take naps with the promise of chocolate chip cookies being delivered to our room when they woke up. It worked like a charm!

    Disney Cruises were designed from the start for families. They are three vacations in one: the family, the adults and the kids all get time together doing what they love. With spaces for infants in "it's a small world" nursery through teens in Vibe, Disney has created environments that welcome, engage and entertain youth. While they are having fun with their new friends, adults can enjoy pools reserved for them and adult-exclusive dining like Palo or Enchante.

    The staterooms were also designed with families in mind. Most staterooms have a split bath: one room with a toilet and a sink and another room with a shower/tub with another sink. It makes it so convenient to get ready in the morning or for dinner with these separate spaces. There is also room for storage under the bed, so you can unpack and hide your suitcases while you sail. If you are traveling with kids, their beds "hide" in the day. A couch is converted to a twin bed at night. Many staterooms also have bunk beds that drop from the ceiling or Murphy beds tucked into the walls. During the day, you enjoy having the space to live which becomes places to sleep at bedtime. 

    There is entertainment on board for every age. Our first Disney Cruise my then five-year-old said, "Every moment was perfect." And he was right.

    For more questions or advice, come back to planDisney. We're here to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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