Cruising is the perfect way to travel as a family we know that right? But here’s the thing, with cruising comes a whole world to discover. And it’s not just the new and exciting ports you wake up to every day. Or indeed the cutting edge cruise ships that are being launched every year.
Sometimes its all about being part of a very exciting club. And Disney Cruise line is one such club. Our family are yet to cruise with Disney Cruise Line. However it’s on the list.
Because of my love of all things Disney I have been avidly following Facebook groups picking up tips and tricks on how to get the best out of a Disney Cruise. And whilst Christine and Jemma’s fab guest posts tell us all the practical hints and tips we need to know. I have been researching the little things that make Disney Cruise Line that little bit magical.
Here are out top 16 ways to add sparkle to your Disney Cruise thanks to the advice of Disney Mad Cruisers.
Pre Cruise Tips
Join a Facebook group for your individual cruise, it’s so nice to connect with fellow cruisers
Download the Disney Cruise app before you leave home, you can use your phone to text others on-board in your party its the perfect way to keep in touch whilst on board.
Book the earliest port arrival time you can – make the most of your time on board
Check out the DCL site for UK travellers, it has lots of great information including how to arrange a call from Mickey pre cruise!
Consider an inside stateroom on the Dream class ships – the virtual portholes are brilliant.
Extra Magic On-Board
Book Mickey wake up calls and get the big cheese himself to give you a wake up call every morning. I honestly cannot think of a better way to be woken on a Disney Cruise than a call from the main mouse himself.
And for a great night slumber whilst immersing yourself in all things Disney, you can request character bed sheets for your children from your room host/hostess.
Be sure to sign up for 50mb of Internet for free, it’s only available the first day. Instructions are in the desk drawer.
The best spot to stand for the sail away party is up on deck 12 so you’re looking down at the stage closest to the screen. But make sure you get there a little early to get a great spot.
Decorate your stateroom door – it’s great fun to see everyone else’s.
For The Foodies
If you don’t like the deserts on the menu there’s always Mickey bars. Also although they are not on the room service menu they will deliver them if you ask!
Order the cheese plate from room service menu at dinner the first night and they will have it waiting for you at every other meal…nice way to start the meal!!!!
Order cake of the day from room service
Traveling With A Disability
Disney Cruise line is an excellent choice when you have a loved one with a disability. They ensure there is plenty of room for wheelchairs when dining and the cast members are so attentive.
Before You Leave The Ship
Book a placeholder, for $250; you can put a deposit on a future cruise. It must be used within 24 months. The $250 goes toward your initial deposit & you get 10% off the cruise price. If you have a cruise in mind, you can book it, or you can wait to decide.
On embarkation day have lunch in the main dining restaurant rather than the buffet restaurant – much more relaxing.
So there you have it, Disney Cruise Tips from the experts, experienced cruisers who know their way around a Disney Cruise Ship. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in a tip xxx