Those who are new to cruising may wonder if they’ll get bored. Let me assure you – you will not be bored on a Disney cruise! At last count, Disney Cruise Line lists almost 150 different activities available while sailing on their ships. Now, that’s impossible to cover in 3 minutes or less, so here are a few highlights.
Once you are onboard pick up a copy of your Personal Navigator near Guest Services. The Personal Navigator is a great guide to all of the activities available each day. The next day’s issue will be delivered to your stateroom each evening and extra copies are available throughout the ship. Check it daily for movie and show times, family games and crafts, beverage tastings and cooking demonstrations for adults and much more.
When you’re ready to cool off – take your pick! Disney Cruise Line ships give you three choices: a shallow pool with water slide for younger children, a regular swimming pool for families and an adults-only pool.
The family pool also features favorite Disney films playing on the giant outdoor screen.
On certain ships other activities are available, including . . .
The AquaDuck! The AquaDuck is a 765-foot water coaster. Developed by Disney Imagineers, the ride takes guests up, down and around the ship in an acrylic tube. This elevated coaster offers spectacular views of the ship and the ocean or port below.
For guest 8 years of age and younger, there is Nemo’s Reef. Themed after the popular Disney/Pixar motion picture “Finding Nemo,” the play area location features fountains, spray jets and other water play options.
After your day in the sun, it’s time for some indoor entertainment!
The Walt Disney Theatre is where you’ll see state-of-the-art Broadway-style shows. The shows are often musical comedies that weave characters and stories from classic Disney motion pictures with modern tales from today. Of course, the shows are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.
Catch first-run and favorite Disney films in the spectacular Buena Vista Theatre. It’s equipped with Dolby 3D.
Points to keep in mind:
- Watch for character greets throughout the day. Your Personal Navigator will include times and locations. [UPDATE: Tickets may be required for the more popular characters. Check at the guest services desk.]
- Outdoor activities include basketball, ping-pong, miniature golf and virtual sports.
- Some activities may require reservations and additional fees.
- Activities will vary from ship to ship. Check with your Disney vacation planner for specific features on your ship.
You’ll never get bored on a Disney Cruise ship! I haven’t even mentioned the fitness centers, youth clubs, adult night clubs, spa, fireworks, karaoke and more.