World-class cuisine in wildly themed restaurants. Nightly deck parties. Fireworks at sea. Broadway-caliber theater productions. Over-the-top kids areas. Interactive character experiences. Disney Cruise Line does details better than anyone.
Castaway Cay is a private Bahamian oasis with signature Disney hospitality. Everything needed for the perfect beach day is here—from lounge chairs and lagoon for snorkeling to fantastic food and family-friendly entertainment.
From beloved classics to beautiful princesses, Marvel superheroes to Star Wars villains and many more, you'll have the chance to meet, mingle and eat meals with some of Disney's most beloved characters aboard all Disney ships.
With their distinctive designs and gold-swirled bows, Disney ships pay homage to the grand era of the luxury liner. These stunning vessels feature state-of-the-art comforts, legendary service and special Disney-only touches that bring families together.
Are there things to do on board if I remain on the ship while we are in port?
Yes. There's plenty to do on board! Pools are open, along with some restaurants. Because many guests are off the ship when it's in port, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to enjoy "quiet time", relax by the pool, get in a workout at the fitness center or be pampered at the ship’s spa and salon. Teens 14 to 17 can also indulge themselves at our teens-only spa Chill.
Can I reserve connecting staterooms?
Yes. There are a limited number of connecting staterooms available. Because connecting rooms are a popular request, we recommend booking your staterooms as early as possible.
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are specially designed to accommodate families and groups. Each ship has over 500 connecting doors that allow for ample connecting staterooms.
Connecting staterooms with verandahs feature a partition that may be opened to create a larger shared balcony.
When you book your cruise, our experts can find connecting stateroom pairs on your ship (subject to availability), however we cannot guarantee the number of or availability of them, their location on ship or availability of connecting staterooms for Restricted-Fare reservations.
What are the stateroom categories on the four ships and how do they differ?
There are four general stateroom categories from which to choose. Within each category, a variety of stateroom types are offered that differ slightly from ship to ship. Our experts can explain the pros and cons of each and will help you choose the perfect cabin for you and your group.
Concierge Suites provide the most opulent and spacious onboard accommodations for parties of 5 to 7 Guests. Choose from a number of Suite options—all with verandahs. In addition to Suites, you may choose a Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah. All Concierge-level staterooms offer the convenience and personal attention of dedicated Concierge Services.
These spacious staterooms for 3 to 5 Guests offer private verandahs for enjoying scenic vistas and refreshing ocean breezes. Note that there a number of different Verandah styles available.
Beautifully styled, these rooms for 3 to 4 Guests provide a stunning ocean view through the in-room porthole.
These spacious staterooms are perfect for 3 to 4 Guests and are outfitted with stylish nautical fittings, natural woods and imported tiles.
Will we meet Disney Characters on our cruise?
Yes! The moment you board your ship, opportunities abound to meet favorite Disney Characters and pose for photos or add new autographs to your book. You’ll see Characters around the ship, in stage shows and during kids’ activities in youth clubs. And if one of your ports of call is Castaway Cay, you’ll have a chance to meet Disney Characters during an onshore Dance Party.
There are also several special onboard Character greetings where you can find yourself face-to-face with royalty at the Princess Gathering and get to meet several of your favorite Characters all at one time. (Some itineraries are also graced with the presence of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from Frozen.) Additionally, Character meet-and greets also occur on select sailings during the Disney Junior Character Breakfast and the Disney VIP Character Breakfast.
To provide a more relaxed experience during these special Character Greetings, complimentary tickets are required. You can reserve your tickets for select Character experiences before you even board the ship. Speak to a CruiseInsider advisor to help you plan your Character experiences after we help complete your booking. Keep in mind that Character appearances are subject to change. Since space is extremely limited, only one reservation per ticketed event per voyage is allowed. Additional Character appearances that do not require a ticket are available throughout your cruise.
What is the minimum age to cruise with Disney?
Your child needs to be at least six months of age on the day of sailing for most itineraries. The minimum age for Transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is one year of age on the day of sailing.
Are there any activities onboard that are just for adults?
While a Disney Cruise is fun for the whole family, sometimes mom and day need some adult time. As such, each Disney ship features activities and dining experiences open exclusively to guests 18 and older including:
In addition, most itineraries also feature special adults-only shore excursions.
Are there activities geared toward different age groups on board Disney Cruise ships?
Absolutely! Each Disney Cruise ship offers lots of experiences the whole family can enjoy together, as well as many activities geared specifically to different age groups.
Parents of children under three years old can sign their little ones up for group babysitting and playtime at It's a Small World Nursery on all ships. (An additional fee applies.)
Children of all ages can enjoy a host of Character experiences throughout the cruise. Plus every ship has its own kids pools and splash areas, as well as youth clubs and entertainment, family lounges, arcades and activity centers.
Kids ages three to 12 can experience magical makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, while all Guests three years and up can get decked out for Pirate’s Night parties when Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique transforms into The Pirates League.
Guests ages 11 to 14 can head to Edge, an interactive play space exclusively for tweens. Edge features all kinds of fun, including a dance floor, a lounge area and the latest high-tech music, video and gaming systems. Plus, there’s karaoke, scavenger hunts, themed nights and other special events.
Vibe is a teens-only lounge, where kids ages 14 to 17 can enjoy music, movies, video games and more. Aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic, teens can also rejuvenate and refresh by checking out Chill, a teens-only spa.
Guests ages 18 and older have a number of adults-only activities and venues to choose from, including, state-of-the-art fitness centers, stylish nightclubs and lounges, indulgent spa and salon services, the secluded Quiet Cove Pool and elegant dining at Palo and, aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, at Remy restaurant as well.
What is the best time of year to take a Disney Cruise?
Like all cruises, any time of year is ideal for a Disney cruise vacation! Selecting which month is best for you is a personal choice that depends on your preferences, your budget and when you and your family are free to travel.
Itineraries during summer and winter holidays, including cruises during spring break, tend to be the most popular with most guests. We recommend you book peak season itineraries at least one year in advance for the best price and stateroom availability.
If your schedule is flexible, off-peak times―such as during the fall months―offer greater options and best-value pricing. No matter when you sail, making your reservation further in advance will give you the best rates for that sailing. Speak to a CruiseInsider expert to help plan, perfect and save on your ideal Disney itinerary and to ensure your vacation is incredible!