Disney Cruise Line for Adults, too!


We all know that the Disney Cruise Line is an absolutely, fantastically, amazing vacation for a kid, but what about adults?  Well, they take care of us, too!  Parents seek plenty of family time on vacation, but also want some time to relax and pamper themselves. 

 There are several adult-only places on board the Disney ships.  Enjoy a romantic dinner in the adult-only restaurant Palo with a glass of wine and quiet conversation.  Visit the Vista Spa and Salon where you can indulge in a couples massage in a private spa villa.   The Quiet Cove Pool is adult-only as well, that has outdoor bars and a whirlpool to enjoy.  There are several nightclubs and lounges to indulge in  a crazy night of dancing or a low key evening of music from world-class musicians.  

All of this can be experienced knowing that your children are safe and having a fabulous time themselves sharing one of a kind moments with other kids their age.  The kids clubs are open until midnight every  night and provide non-stop entertainment that will be remembered for years to come.  

Do you have to be a parent to cruise Disney?  Absolutely NOT!!  I have spoken with many adults that are Disney lovers and have chosen to go sans kids.  They say they would go again in a heartbeat.  I, for one, can’t wait to experience Disney by sea.

Look for 2 new Disney ships:

Disney Dream in 2011

Disney Fantasy in 2012

Celebrity Equinox

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I’ve been researching Mediterranean cruises for our honeymoon and landed on an itinerary that looks incredible.  On top of that, the ship is a new one, just debuting this past July 31st.  I toured the sister ship of the Equinox, the Solstice, this past April in Ft. Lauderdale at the Cruise3sixty Conference.  It was by far my favorite ship I toured!  This class of Celebrity ships have some really cool features.  85% of the staterooms have verandas!  Many dining options – 10 restaurants from Asian Fusion to French.  The top deck has the “Lawn Club” that features real grass for golf or croquet or to just run your toes through.   The first ever glass blowing studios at sea were introduced on the Solstice and Equinox.  Celebrity Tasting will partner with mixologists from Liquid Chefs featuring drinks with unusual ingredients.    I haven’t even mentioned the Spa, wow.  Touring the Solstice was a great teaser, one that left me wanting to experience the real thing for days at a time!  Looks like I may have a chance with our honeymoon next year, we’ll see!

Reasons I love to cruise….

1.  I only have to unpack once!  I get to visit several places without ever having to pack it all up to move on.  It’s a great way to see many places.

2.  The all-inclusive price.  I pretty much know how much my trip will cost me prior to going.  The only things to budget for in addition are beverages, shopping and shore excursions!  Of course, time in the spa is additional as well. 

3.  Cruising is definitely romantic.  Sitting on the balcony with your loved one having a glass of wine or a pina colada is amazing!  The secluded beaches and spa services are just part of the romance…. 

4.  You will never go hungry!  There are so many dining options, lots of fun places to eat, most are included in the price of the cruise.

5.  There is a huge selection of places to visit!  There are over 1800 ports of call and over 150 ships to choose from, there is a cruise for everyone!!

6.  The entertainment is awesome, a lot of fabulous performers on board to make a great show every evening.  Did I mention this is included in the cost of the cruise? 🙂

7. Tons of activities, I am never board!  From sightseeing to sports, educational tours, gaming, dance lessons, cooking classes and lounging by the pool are just some of the activities to occupy your time.  Do as little or as much as you want! 

Cruising has something for everyone.  It is a vacation of a lifetime and available to everyone.  See the world and completely unwind, an adventure like no other.