A Disney cruise package will give you the best of both worlds. The Land and Sea packages give you the chance to spend a few days at Disney World Resort and then head off to the Bahamas on one of the most family-friendly ships ever built!

You might hear the phrase “Disney cruise package” and think that such a vacation would be way beyond your budget. With a bit of research, however, you will find that there are often special offers available that make a Disney cruise package more affordable than you might think.

Learn a bit about why a Disney cruise package is the perfect choice for your next family vacation.

The Ships

There are four ships in the Disney fleet, and every one of them lives up to the standards that you would expect from a Disney product. Every detail of each ship was designed with the entire family in mind. You will find elegant touches everywhere that you look, but the ship is also full of the fun and whimsy that you would expect from Disney.

The four ships are:

Disney Wonder
Disney Magic
Disney Fantasy
Disney Dream

Fun For Everyone In The Family

As mentioned above, the designers had both adults and children in mind as they designed each ship in the growing Disney fleet. This shows in everything from the dining and entertainment options to the pools.

There are three pools on board every Disney Cruise Line ship. One is for the grown-ups, another is for the sole use of children and the third is a place where families can swim and play together.

When it comes to dining, Disney knows that not everyone enjoys the same kind of food. That is why each Disney ship has dozens of dining options. You can grab a fast food burger one night and sit down to a gourmet meal the next. You choose where you want to eat and when, and with so many options the most difficult part of meal time is probably going to be choosing where to eat.

The ships also include separate activity areas for guests of different ages. Instead of lumping teenagers in with the little kids, teens have their own fun space on a Disney ship. There are also special clubs, nursery space and activity areas for babies 3 months to 3 years old, kids ages 4-10, 11-14 and the teen space for ages 14-17. Each area has fun activities and adventures that are age appropriate and well-supervised.

Having such kids clubs is not only fun for the younger guests, but it also allows the parents to enjoy a leisurely dinner at Palo, take a spin in the dance floor in one of the night clubs or enjoy a romantic, adults-only stroll around the ship.

Adults will also appreciate the state of the art fitness center, world class spa and Broadway style shows.  After your first night on board, you will know why Disney cruise lines are the first choice of families!

A Private Island

As if the fun that you will have onboard the ship is not enough, when you choose a Disney cruise package to the Caribbean or the Bahamas, you will get the chance to spend some time on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. From the moment that you step foot on the soft sand of the beach, you will know that you are in a truly special place.

As is the case on the ship, there are activities that are appropriate for all ages. Take a boat ride around the island, do some catch and release fishing, hiking or jogging. If you are up for a bit of adventure, try your hand at snorkeling or parasailing. Everything that you need to enjoy all of the activities are available.

If you just need some down time, get an outdoor massage while listening to the sea as it laps against the shore. Or, order a cold drink and claim a spot on the private beach while your kids enjoy their own fun activities with Disney staff members leading the way.

Sample Packages

Now that you know WHY a Disney cruise is the only choice for families, it’s time to learn about some of the Disney cruise packages.

Some of the most popular cruise packages are those than include “Land and Sea” options. These allow you to stay at a Disney resort hotel property in Orlando, Vancouver, or Barcelona either before or after your cruise. You choose your own price by selecting a deluxe, moderate, or value hotel.  Also, as part of your land and sea package, you will also be able to buy a Magic Your Way with Park Hopper tickets, so you can explore the theme parks as much as you want!

Another popular Disney cruise package is the wedding and vow renewal package. This package includes the help of an onboard wedding coordinator, flowers, a pianist and a cake and champagne reception. You can also choose the Disney cruise package that allows you to get married on Castaway Cay. If you didn’t think that you could afford to get married on a private island, this Disney cruise package offers you the chance to do just that!

From time to time, Disney has special offers on their cruise packages that include extras such as:

  • Discount airfare
  • Onboard ship credits
  • Dinner in a premium restaurant
  • The chance for kids to sail free

The last extra, kids sailing free, allow one free child’s fare for each adult fare purchased. That can make a Disney cruise package vacation more affordable than you ever dreamed possible!

If you can’t decide between a vacation at Disney World Resorts and a Disney cruise, just shop for a special offer on a Disney cruise package that will allow you to experience both. This is sure to be a vacation of a lifetime, but one that is affordable enough that you can do it again next year!