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Compiled & Edited by Nancy Surridge
Do you have a special family milestone coming up in 2021 or 2022? An anniversary? A wedding or honeymoon? A graduation? A family reunion? A Disney Cruise vacation is a great way to celebrate, whether it is just the two of you, your family plus the grandparents, or a larger multi-generational family group!
Planning in advance is smart, so you can take advantage of the lowest pricing, stateroom selection for your group is easier, you can request dinner seating together, plan your shore excursions and best of all, you can start counting down to your Disney Cruise Adventure!
In today’s blog, MMV Agents are sharing their stories about cruising with family groups, adults only groups, and celebrating anniversaries and other milestones onboard a Disney Cruise.
REMINDER: You can book your first, or next, Disney Cruise for sail dates
for all of 2021 right on through April of 2022!
MMV TIP: Booking early ensures the best pricing for your cruise.
Prices rise as the ship fills, so book early--the anticipation is almost as fun as the cruise!
Because there is so much for everyone in the family onboard a Disney Cruise ship, on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay, and on port adventures in the fabulous ports of call, a Disney Cruise is a great way to celebrate special family occasions like anniversaries, graduations, reunions, mother-daughter trips, sister trips and more. Whether it's relaxing "me time" for adults, imaginative activities for the kids or thrilling entertainment for the whole family, a Disney cruise invites everyone to enjoy their favorites—and share in the magic together. Here are some of our agents’ stories sharing how they celebrated on Disney Cruise Line.
Photo Credits: MMV Agent Amy Miller-Mitchell
“We had a great 15 year anniversary trip on the Disney Dream. We celebrated our anniversary morning with brunch at Palo, relaxed by the adult-only pool all afternoon, and then had dinner at Palo. We ended the night with Pirate night on the ship--yes! even as adults we enjoyed Pirate night.”
-Agent Amy Miller-Mitchell, Disney Dream, Bahamian cruise
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Bonnie Robbins
MMV Agent Bonnie Robbins sailed with her husband, their 3 children, and her brother and his family.
“We loved all the characters and activities onboard the Disney Dream! Enjoying the Broadway style stage shows each night was my favorite part. The food and drinks were amazing! The adults even took part in a mixology class. We loved having 2 days at Castaway Cay and rented a family cabana on our second day to relax on the beach and be pampered.”
--MMV Agent Bonnie Robbins, Disney Dream, Castaway Cay Double-Dip Bahamian Cruise
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Michelle Wetherill
MMV Agent Michelle Wetherill and her husband celebrated their 30th anniversary on the Disney Fantasy.
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Ashle Ehrie
“This was my first cruise ever, and I went in thinking I wasn't going to be a "cruise person." Boy was I wrong! I loved the plethora of activities available at all times of day and night. I had a blast getting to pop into the theater to see the last Avengers movie on its opening week. The food was great and the service was even better. I learned that cruising is such a great way to vacation with friends! You can all enjoy different activities that suit your interests, meet up for dinner each night, enjoy excursions and the fun lounges together.”
--MMV Agent Ahley Ehrie, Disney Dream, Bahamian Cruise
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Leslie Sacristan
“My husband and I are avid cruisers. We love our adults-only sailings on Disney Cruise Line. A few of favorite things to enjoy is having fabulous brunches at the adults-only Palo restaurant, the relaxing adults-only quiet pool, the nightly live shows, mixology classes, and Castaway Cay, Disney’s gorgeous private island. The friendly staff, impeccable service, amazing food, and incredible entertainment are all top notch. We’ve met and dined with so many other couples and have remained friends with a lot of them. But don’t get me wrong, we do have fun taking pictures with all the characters! We are ready for our next Disney cruise!”
--MMV Agent Leslie Sacristan
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Lisa Monroe
MMV Agent Lisa Monroe sailed with her friend Anne on the Disney Magic to the Bahamas. They dressed up for Pirate Night and enjoyed this fun party just as much as the kids do!
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Christina Broekhuizen
“We celebrated my in-laws 50th Anniversary with them on the Disney Dream! There were 32 of us in all. We loved that everyone had their own activities all day. Our favorite part was dining together in the evenings! This allowed us to come together to talk about the day. Thanks to Disney's rotational dining, our wait staff moved with us to all of the fabulous restaurants. They got to know our group and loved entertaining the kids with magic tricks and stories. They even fed the children for us one night while the adults enjoyed Palo - an adults-only restaurant. We were seated at a massive round table that seated 16 of us! That is our favorite memory of the cruise!”
--MMV Agent Christina Broekhuizen, Disney Dream, Bahamian Cruise
My adult daughter and I booked an interior deluxe stateroom on the Disney Fantasy. We loved the Magic Porthole in our stateroom! When we turned it on, we had natural light in the room. Every so often, we were visited by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, as well as friends from Finding Nemo and Little Mermaid. We never felt closed in. We turned it off at night to sleep, and turned it back on in the morning for some extra Morning Magic! We loved the brunch at Palo - fabulous food in a sophisticated, adult-only venue. There were enough adult-only places on the ship that we could be kids when we wanted, and grownups when we wanted!"
-MMV Agent Fran Balin, Disney Fantasy, Western Caribbean sailing
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Kristen Orlando
“This was the second time we sailed DCL. The first time we took our three young children. We wanted to be able to experience DCL as adults, so we took an adult-only cruise on the Disney Dream. There were many parts of the ship we never got to experience with the kids. We went right to the spa and got a spa package for the duration of the cruise. We’d start and end our day in the spa using the rain showers and heated loungers and hot tub. The Quiet Cove Pool was a nice hang out during the day. The bars and lounges were a fun way to end our evening before retreating to our room/balcony for a night cap. We went to Serenity Bay at Castaway Cay which was one of the best beaches we have been to. DCL is not only great for families with unprecedented service, but for adults as well.”
--MMV Agent Kristen Orlando, Disney Dream, Bahamian Cruise
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Nancy Surridge
“We celebrated my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary on the Disney Wonder. There were 9 of us from age 2 to 72 and everyone had a blast! My parents enjoyed watching the grandkids have fun in the pools, meeting characters and playing on the beach at Castaway Cay. The kids loved the unlimited ice cream and getting cookies and Mickey Bars delivered to the stateroom--and visiting Grammy and Pop Pop through the connecting stateroom door. The adults enjoyed dining at Palo and visiting the nightclubs. This cruise is a very special memory for our whole family.
--MMV Agent Nancy Surridge, Disney Wonder, Bahamian Cruise
Photo Credit: MMV Agent Carrie Tyne
“Here we are, so excited, getting ready to board the Disney Dream! Our 4-night cruise took us to Nassau-Bahamas, Disney's Castaway Cay and we had one magical day at sea! This multi-generational trip was with my family of four and my in-laws! We had such an incredible time!
-MMV Agent Carrie Tyne, Disney Dream, Bahamian cruise
There are so many reasons to celebrate with family and friends!
And a Disney Cruise is a very special way to make memories!
Let’s get planning your cruise together!
Magical Moments Vacations agents have sailed on Disney Cruise Line so they can offer first-hand advice and tips to help you book and plan a magical cruise for your family or group. We know about restaurants and dining rotations, kids clubs, stateroom locations, shipboard activities including character meets, shows, adults-only activities like spa experiences, wine tastings and mixology classes, activities on Castaway Cay, passport requirements, vacation protection and much more!
Here are links to all the sail dates, itineraries & ports of call for the newly
released sailings and all the sailings for 2021. These resources will help
you choose the ship and sail date that is best for your family or group!
Then contact your MMV agent to begin planning your Disney Cruise.
MMV Tip: Book your Disney Cruise with an MMV Agent, get expert guidance and planning assistance, for the same price as booking direct! Our agents are all graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge and can help you plan a vacation filled with magical moments to any of the Disney Destinations. And best of all--there’s no additional cost to you!
Our agency is a Top 5 Diamond EarMarked Agency
with Disney Destinations
and an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.
MMV Tip: Did you know? You can book your Disney Cruise with a deposit equal to 20% of the cruise fare. And, if you need to, for most bookings, you can cancel your cruise and you can get a refund of your deposit up until your final payment date. This date varies by cruise, but in general is about 90 days prior to sailing. Some restrictions do apply, ask your MMV agent for details.
We can’t wait to help you find the perfect Disney Cruise for your family!
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Editor’s note: Many thanks to the MMV agents who contributed stories and photos to this post! All the photos included in this post come from our talented agents!