In this post we are talking about Cruising on Disney Cruise Line with teens and the Disney Cruise Teen Clubs. These are split between the Vibe Teen Club and Edge Tween Club two incredible areas that teens and tweens wont want to leave. As such we have done the research so you have everything you need to know right here.
We have previously talked about the truly wonderful kids clubs and exceptional baby facilities, but what about the teens? Being a parent of teens and tweens is wonderful, but somewhat confusing. Because you never know what they are going to love or indeed not love.
Additionally booking a family cruise changes dramatically as your kids hit the teenage stage. Why, because you are then considering ships they will love, itineraries they will want to get off the ship for and working WIFI?
I have to be honest, before I started researching for this post, I had Disney firmly pegged in the amazing for younger kids category. However I take that back, Disney Cruise Line is a teens dream.
All Little About The Disney Cruise Teen Clubs
The Disney Cruise teenage clubs are split into the following ages
- Edge Tween Club (ages 11-14)
- Vibe Teen Club (ages 14-17)
This is wonderful as activities and areas can be really targeted to suit those age groups, thus creating more relaxed environments for all ages.
Is There A Charge For The Tween And Teen Clubs On Disney Cruise Line?
No, the clubs are included as part of your cruise fare. However sessions is the teen spa are chargeable.
Edge Tween Club On Disney Cruise Line
Tweens are that in between age aren’t they? Too old for younger children, but too young for older teens. Disney Cruise Line have recognised this and given 11-14 year olds their very own place to play, hang out with new friends and participate in specially designed tween activities.
Disney Edge Tween Club hang outs are equipped with high-tech entertainment including flat-screen TVs, computers and video games. They also offer daily guided activities, but with a cooler grown up feel.
Edge Tween Club Opening Hours
The club is open daily, from 10AM until 1AM, however this can vary. Check the Personal Navigator newsletter or Disney Cruise Line Navigator mobile app while onboard the ship for exact hours.
Activities You Can Expect To Find In Edge Tween Club?
Featuring activities such as quizzes and trivia competitions, take part in putting together TV shows, where they get to learn the basics of special effects, camera trickery and acting skills.
There will also be the opportunity to take part in sports competitions, physical challenges and try their hand at DJ’ing.
Edge Tween Club On The Disney Dream And Fantasy
As Edge is all about cool factor it is located inside the Forward Funnel on Deck 13, with floor to ceiling windows, where you will occasionally catch a cruiser pass you by on the AquaDuck. Here you will find gadgets, tech and fun activities to keep tweens happy and engaged for the whole cruise.
Along with a gaming room, illuminated dance floor, photos booths and karaoke there is never a dull moment.
On the Disney Dream, a state-of-the-art video wall spans over 18 feet wide and almost 5 feet high. With 18 individual LCD screens, the video wall acts as a giant screen. However it’s separate screens can also be divided in any combination to accommodate different-sized multi video feeds!
On the Disney Fantasy, 2 extra-large LCD screens sync together as one for an incredible viewing experience.
Edge Tween Club On The Disney Magic and Disney Wonder
You will find a 98ʺ flat-screen plasma TV for watching Disney movies. Additionally there is also the chance to take part in music, arts and crafts, karaoke, scavenger hunts, selfie walls to name a few.
Check out this fab tour to get an idea of how cool the Edge Tween Club is on Disney Cruise Lines?
Vibe Teen Club On Disney Cruise Line
The Vibe Teen Club experience is slightly different depending on which ship you are sailing in. However the overall ethos is the same across the fleet and Vibe provides Guests ages 14 to 17 with their own place to hang out away from their family with other teens. The Vibe Teen Club is solely tailored to teens and what motivates them, so they also have a wonderful Disney Cruise Experience.
Although the Vibe is a teens-only hangout, it is chaperoned by The Disney Cruise Teen Team in a laid-back way so that teens feel unrestricted and comfortable, yet with gentle boundaries in place.
What Times Are The Disney Cruise Teen Clubs Open?
This depends on the ship and itinerary. However, typically, Vibe is open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. Exact times or indeed changes with be highlighted on the Personal Navigator newsletter or Disney Cruise Line Navigator mobile app while onboard.
What Teens Can Expect To Find In Vibe
A Snack Bar
Offering coffee, light snack, nonalcoholic drinks, including fruit smoothies and more. giving teens their own place to hang out and enjoy and drink.
The Coolest Sundeck Ever
The sundeck is part nightclub and part sundeck, this area is the coolest place, the only problem is that your teens won’t want to spend time with you!
The Vibe Teen Club Onboard The Disney Dream And Disney Fantasy
Vibe has a secret entrance and its own cool outdoor deck space. Inside you will find, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and with cool informal movable modular furniture where teens can get comfy.
Also with a high-tech media room, where teens can watch movies or play video games on a 103ʺ LCD screen with digital surround sound.
There is also the opportunity to take part in talent shows, karaoke contests and dance competitions. A dance floor and video wall set the stage for day-and-night dance parties, and a DJ area. However for a more chilled vibe check out the built-in oval wall pods where you can game or watch a movie on a personal video screen.
Located at the bow of the ship the sundeck is the thing of every cool teens dreams, this is supercool place to sunbathe, hang in the splash pool and chill without parents cramping teens style. There are even deck games for teens who just cant sit still.
The Vibe Teen Club Onboard The Disney Magic And Disney Wonder,
The Vibe Teen Club onboards Disney Magic and Wonder is designed with an urban, loft-inspired theme. Here industrial elements merge with music and gaming, multiple flat-screen TVs, Video games, Board games and Tablets.
Teens will find an LCD screen with digital surround perfect for communal video games or movies. Vibe offers an action packed schedule for teens, that they can choose at the beginning of their cruise with the Teen Staff.
The Teens Club On Castaway Cay
If you are on a cruise heading to the Bahamas. Vibe offers The Wild Side excursion just for teens on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Teens get to snorkel, bike and ride a high-speed boat, explore the Island, play games and hang out at The Hideout, a teens-only clubhouse by the beach.
Check out this amazing vlog from Disney Moms Panel giving a peek of what life is like onboard for teens and tweens.
Chill Spa For Teens
Disney Cruise Line even have a spa for teens, I kid you not! Guests ages 13 to 17 have their very on Chill Spa. Located inside Senses Spa & Salon on Deck 11, it includes two teen treatment rooms with showers in a area designed just for them.
Chill Spa Treatments For Teens Include
- Heavenly Massage lasting 50 minutes, price $89
- Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Paradise Half Body Massage lasting 25 minutes, price $99
- Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Paradise Full Body Massage lasting 50 minutes, price $195
- Hot Chocolate Wrap lasting 50 minutes, cost $141
- Fabulously Fruity Facial lasting 50 minutes, price $94
- Acne Attack Facial lasting 50 minutes price $94
- 60 minutes Styling Session, price $107
- Truth or Hair 30 minute styling session, price $32
- Tantastic Body Bronzer, takes 50 minutes, price $92
- Surfers Scrub, duration: 25 minutes, price, $65
- Fitness Frenzy, 3 bootcamp classes, price $55
- Me! Bath Ice Cream Manicure, lasts 25 minutes, price $45
- Me! Bath Ice Cream Pedicure, lasts 45 minutes $65
- Magical Manicure, lasts 25 minutes, price $29
- Sole Mate Pedicure, lasts 45 minutes, price $39
Please note prices from Disney Cruise Website 2020
How Do You Register For The Teens Clubs Onboard Your Disney Cruise?
You can pre-register your teen and tweens for vibe and edge online before your cruise. However on Embarkation Day, both teens and parents must check in. During this time, parents will fill out final paperwork.
For more info on Disney Cruises check out the Disney Website and 2021 sailings.