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Disney Cruise Line – Plan Your Next Family Vacation

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One of the perks of taking a cruise is experiencing what feels like more than one vacation on a single trip. For the cost of a single vacation, you can see multiple ports, enjoy a variety of gourmet foods and participate in a multitude of onboard activities such as movies, pools and waterslides, fireworks at sea and Character meet-n-greets.

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As a mom, a cruise vacation is the best way for me to actually enjoy my vacation. We never have to worry about what, when, or where we are going to eat. Cruises have some of the most delicious foods with so much variety. There is something for anyone!


Disney Cruise Line – Earn Up To $300 Onboard Credit


My friends at Get Away Today specialize in more than Disneyland Resort vacations. They also offer cruises with Disney Cruise Line, with 2020 sailings currently available. When you book your 2020 Disney Cruise now, you can earn up to $300 onboard credit to use during your trip. This potential perk is not the only reason to book with Disney Cruise Line, though. Keep reading to find out more.

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Disney Cruise Line – Beautiful Destinations

2020 Disney Cruise Line itineraries will set sail to a variety of beautiful destinations. If your family loves the beach, consider Bermuda, the Caribbean, Mexico or even Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.

For scenic destinations, try a fall cruise that hugs the Atlantic coast, taking you to New England and Canada to experience the foliage. Or for glaciers and whale watching, cruise with Disney to Alaska.

There are also Disney Cruise Line ports in Panama and Europe. Discover the history, foreign cuisine, outdoor adventures and more with Disney Cruise Line!


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Disney Cruise Line – Attention to Detail


Each of the four ships in the Disney Cruise Line has its own unique theme and a number of shared features. I’ll go into a little bit of detail regarding what you can expect depending on which itinerary and ship you choose.

Disney Wonder features an Art Nouveau aesthetic and aims for a ratio of one Cast Member for every 2.7 guests. That means you can receive almost individual attention from a Cast Member if you need anything while onboard the Disney Wonder. Staterooms on the Wonder can sleep four to seven guests, and there are 11 public decks. As you can imagine, that means there is a lot to explore before you even make port!

Disney Magic is Wonder’s sister ship and features Art Deco decor. Like Wonder, Disney Magic also boasts 11 decks, and a fun element of the Magic is that her horn plays notes from the tune “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

Sister ships Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are both slightly larger than the Wonder and Magic, with 14 passenger decks each. Unique to Fantasy and Dream are Magical Portholes in interior staterooms. Rather than a regular porthole with a view of the ocean, Magical Portholes present guests with scenes of animated Disney Characters and more. It adds a whole lot of whimsy to your trip, and makes these inside staterooms one of the most popular options!

Photo Credit: Disney Cruises Matt Stroshane, photographer


Disney Cruise Line – Onboard Activities


Disney Wonder, Disney Magic, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream all offer memorable Character experiences for Disney Cruise Line guests. Each ship also boasts onboard pools, waterslides, movie theaters, and modern technology.

To stay on top of all the activities, shows and more onboard any of the ships, download the free Disney Navigator app. The app will allow you to forego Wi-Fi charges while still staying connected to the schedule and other passengers traveling with you.

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Depending on the time of year, you may get to experience some magical holiday festivities during your Disney Cruise. There are Thanksgiving celebrations on select itineraries, Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime cruises to choose from.

Disney Magic is popular for Marvel Days at Sea, and Disney Fantasy features Star Wars days at Sea for select sailings. Select sailings also include Pirate nights during which guests can dress up and party like pirates in the Caribbean.

On each of the four ships, there are a number of kids’ clubs, providing activities, learning opportunities and more to kids of various ages. Specific activities may vary on each ship, but here’s a general overview of what young guests can experience while sailing.

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Disney’s Oceaneer Club: For ages 3 – 12, Oceaneer Club offers storytelling, play areas, toys, games, movies and meals on select dates. Disney counselors will encourage both independent and group play in Oceaneer Club.

Disney’s Oceaneer Lab: Also for ages 3 – 12, the Oceaneer Lab is accessible from Oceaneer Club (and vice versa). With a pirate theme, it’s an ideal place for kids to imagine and play while onboard. The Oceaneer Lab promotes individual discovery as well as a guided exploration with Disney counselors.

Edge: This is the spot for tweens 11 – 14 on any Disney Cruise. It provides a chaperoned hangout for gaming, movies, board games, and guided activities.

Vibe: For ages 14 – 17, Vibe is a designated area to lounge and play in a chaperoned environment.

“it’s a small world” nursery!: For the youngest travelers ages 0 – 3, the nursery is the only kids’ club that is an additional cost service. It provides a carefully designed environment to help little ones acclimate, play and nap while in the care of Disney counselors.

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Disney Cruise Line – Dining Details


Guests of Disney Cruise Line can enjoy a couple of exclusive dining perks; room service is complimentary, as are soft-drinks onboard and on Castaway Cay. Between the four ships, there are 25 restaurants, and when you dine in the evenings during your cruise, you’re assigned the same Cast Member each night. With this rotational dining, you get to enjoy the various dining options on your ship while also receiving service from a Cast Member who has a chance to get to know you throughout your voyage.

Photo Credit – Disney Cruises: Matt Stroshane, photographer


Cruise Deals with Get Away Today


My friends at Get Away Today always guarantee the lowest prices on vacation packages, including cruises!  You can see all cruise packages at, or call a cruise specialist directly at 877-510-2929. Let them know Saving You Dinero sent you!

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Michelle S

Thursday 14th of November 2019

Our family has cruised a few times but never Disney. It's definitely on our bucket list.

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