Cruising with Disney cruise line
by Little Fairy Project on 05 Apr 2018
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It’s almost Summer 2018 and I am writing about our Summer vacation 2017. I know it’s a bit silly, but I simply had to share with your our amazing adventure.
Just before Summer we decided to go on our first cruise and not just any cruise, we chose a Mediterranean Disney cruise.
Booking process itself is very simple. We did everything online, directly on Disney Cruise Line website. I do not know about other cruising companies, but what I liked about Disney cruise booking was an option to pay in several payments, so if you are not ready to pay the complete fee at once, you can do it during different months or weeks. Once our total payment was complete and about two months before our cruise, it was possible to book all the activities that the ship had to offer. Many activities are free of charge, so remember to be quick when reserving.
We couldn’t wait for us to embark on our cruise ship, so when the day arrived we were all super excited! We departed from Barcelona for a 7 days cruise during which we were supposed to visit Naples and Pompeii, Rome (Civitavecchia), Livorno and Monte Carlo.
The ship was amazing. The entrance was to the big, three stories hall, which was directly connected to the reservation desk and one of the ship’s main restaurants - Lumier.
We were placed in a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom on the second deck. Considering how late we booked our cruise, it was honestly a miracle we found any available overview rooms. The size was just perfect. It had a king size bed and an additional bunk bed. The view to the sea was simply breathtaking. As very inexperienced cruisers, we didn’t count on noise from the ship’s engines. I have to say that once they started them, we were surprised by the amount of noise, but once the ship reached its speed, it was barely noticeable.
The kids absolutely adored the kids clubs, although they never stayed more than for a couple of hours. Considering it was Summer and we were cruising the Mediterranean, they adored hanging out on the pool deck. The swimming pool area consisted of several pools, with a couple of sliders. My son tested and loved all of them. Central pool zone was equipped with a gigantic cinema screen, which showed Disney cartoons and movies throughout the day. The area was also filled with restaurants with different cuisines and offers, so on “at sea” days we would spend our whole day on the deck, entering only in the evening to get ready for dinner.
Oh and if you're cruising without kids, or you have just left them in a kids club, there's a spectacular adult-only area with an amazing swimming pool and a spectacular chill-out zone.
Finally, activities on board...Most of the activities are number limited and can be booked before the cruise. Apart from the different photoshoots with Disney princesses and Frozen crew, and breakfast with Disney characters at Disney Animators’ palace, my kids especially enjoyed the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique make overs. My son my little girl loved their new Captain Mickey and Princess Jasmine new looks.
What can I say?! We loved our cruise, so much that we’ve already booked our next one. We can’t wait!