Disney Cruise Line is easily the best cruise line for families. Sure they may have a smaller fleet than some, but their ships are consistently rated among the best—and for good reason. The Disney magic you find on these water vessels is unlike anything else in the world, and it can all be traced back to the little details.
Wondering what little details make up the magic found on a Disney Cruise? Below are 10 things you’ll only get on a Disney Cruise. All of these come together to create an experience that simply cannot be beat.
1. Disney Meet-and-Greets
Obviously, part of the appeal of any Disney vacation is the ability to meet your favorite Disney characters. DCL does not disappoint in this regard, offering guests plenty of opportunities to meet favorite movie friends.
In fact, thanks to shorter lines, ticketed meet-and-greet events, and wandering characters, we’d even say meeting characters on the ships is better than meeting them in the parks!
2. Disney Character Dining
In addition to the traditional meet-and-greets, Disney cruises also tend to offer guests some sort of character dining experience. On longer cruises, a character breakfast is offered. Meanwhile, the Wonder and the Magic both offer a new dinner character dining experience. All of this is included in your cruise cost.
3. Rotational Dining
Speaking of dinner on the ships, did you know that Disney Cruise Line ships all have rotational dining? This means that you will rotate between three different dining rooms throughout your cruise.
Each dining room offers a different experience, such as shows, interactive experiences, and theme menus. Best of all, your waitstaff moves with you, meaning you can develop a relationship with them.
4. First-Run Disney Movies
DCL is the only cruise line that plays first-run Disney movies. This means you can see the newest Disney film in a theater while at sea.Admission to the theater is included in your fare, and concessions are sold outside, meaning you get the full movie theater experience without the hassle of getting there (or the added cost of tickets).