Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Feb 1, 2011
    Lisa from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are trying to decide between 3 or 4 nights on the Dream in Sept. Price has us leaning towards the 3 night stay but I was wondering how much we'd miss out on without that extra day at sea. Can you please tell me the differences between the 2? Thank you!

    Hi, Lisa!

    A Disney Cruise Line (DCL) vacation is extra special, and I know that it takes some extra consideration, too. Yet, on our family's very first DCL cruise, my only regret is that it wasn't longer! It takes such effort for a family to plan, pay for and travel for a cruise that I personally think that three nights is just not long enough...especially if this is your first experience with DCL.

    Of course, you know that a four-day cruise includes one day at sea which may not seem like much. Yet, if you've never been to Nassau or Castaway Cay, you'll want to spend those days ashore. And with the new Disney Dream being even larger than her other sea-faring sisters, there's more ship to explore and discover. You'll need that day at sea to:

    • Reserve a night for the adults at Palo or Remy
    • Enjoy spa experiences at Senses Spa & Salon
    • Take a ride or two or three down the AquaDuck
    • Explore with the Midship Detective Agency
    • Visit Goofy's Sports Deck to shoot some hoops or play a round of mini-golf
    • Make your photo selections at Shutters
    • See a first-run movie at the Buena Vista Theater
    • Relax and rejuvenate on a deck chair in preparation for your return to reality the next day!
    So, there's simply more time to enjoy yourself on the ship for a 4-day cruise. I recommend 3-day cruises for those guests who are tacking on a cruise to a Walt Disney World vacation or if that's all they can squeeze into their schedule. (Of course, a three-day cruise is better than no cruise at all!)

    Hopefully, my experience will help you make a decision for your family. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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