Disney Cruise Line – Contemporary Line
About Disney Cruise Line:
When you spend a day at sea on a Disney ship, you enjoy fun-filled activities for every member of the family, fantastic Disney-style entertainment, character meet-and-greets, amazing themed restaurants, swimming, dancing, spa and fitness programs, onboard shopping and-of course-recreations and relaxation under the sun!
Disney offers a family cruise experience for everyone in the family. The magic begins the moment you step onboard. Plus you’ll find pampering for adults and magic all day of the children. Don’t worry about a thing! Your cruise package includes: stateroom, meals and snacks, room service, onboard activities for all ages, and entertainment. Traveling via ships takes the hassle out of travel.
Adults and families who love the magic of Disney and want a large ship with a variety of onboard activities devoted to families and making memories. Or those adults who are still children at heart and wish to amuse themselves with the magic of Disney. There are areas of the ships devoted to those adults.
There are adult-only pools, an adult area on the private island Castaway Cay, a gorgeous spa and nightclubs and adult-only restaurants. There are nighttime entertainment district venues aboard each ship. On the Disney Fantasy the adult only nighttime entertainment district is called “the District”. The Disney Magic has “Europa,” as its nighttime entertainment area, the Disney Magic has “After Hours” and on the Disney Wonder it is “Route 66.” Perfect for family reunions and multigenerational families who want something for everyone.
Those seeking a private island experience:
Disney’s Castaway Cay provides plenty of magical fun for people of all ages, and caters to guest in true Disney style, with all the conveniences. A major bonus of Castaway Cay is that the island features cruise ship-docking capabilities (versus shuttle boats between the ship and island), which allows guest to easily travel back and forth to their ship. Attractions include the Castaway Family Beach, Serenity Bay for adults, a teens-only activity area called The Hide Out and supervised programs for children at Scuttle’s Cove. There are also numerous water sports, biking, snorkeling, para-sailing, fishing and various water tour excursions. Recent upgrades (in 2010) include an expansion of the family beach area, the addition of deluxe private cabanas and a fantastic new water slide.
- Disney Dream (4,000 passengers)
- Disney Fantasy (4,000 passengers)
- Disney Magic (2,700 passengers)
- Disney Wish (4,000 passengers) – to debut in June 2022
- Disney Wonder (2,700 passengers)
Atmosphere and experience on board:
Disney provides a one-of-a-kind voyage that includes child- and family-friendly programs, first rate hospitality, renowned service and attention to detail that Disney is famous for. The theme is carried through in live shows, character greetings, the latest Disney movies, night clubs, spas, youth clubs and a wide variety of dining options.
- Disney’s Castaway Cay
- Pacific Coast
- Panama Canal
Adults and families that want a fully immerse Disney experience.
Policies regarding children onboard:
Your child needs to be at least 6 months of age on the day of sailing for most itineraries. The minimum age for transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is 1 year of age on the day of sailing. For more information:
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Amenities offered (some cruise lines are all-inclusive):
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