Cruising is a popular vacation choice, especially for families.  These days there are many cruise-lines to choose from and choosing the best cruise line for your family vacation can be difficult. On the surface, cruise lines all offer similar things: fine dining, stage shows, film viewings, kids’ clubs and adult-only areas. However, it’s the details that really set Disney cruises apart from the rest. We have broken down all the reasons you should consider a Disney Cruise for your next family vacation.

Entertainment and Fantasy Galore

From the moment you step onboard a Disney cruise ship, you will be surrounded by fantasy and entertainment. The furnishings are reminiscent of a classic Disney film, and there are many beautiful themed areas, all of them designed to tell a story. Meeting popular Disney characters at the ship’s meet and greets only deepens the experience and makes it a truly unforgettable time, especially for the little ones in your family.  The on-ship entertainment offered on a Disney cruise is absolutely top-notch. Disney fans will find the disney musical performances to be the perfect way to spend an evening. Additionally, there are plenty of themed parties, trivia nights, mixers and karaoke. For those who can’t get enough Disney, animated and live-action Disney movies are shown on the deck and in the ship’s theaters. When it’s entertainment you are after, a Disney cruise certainly offers an impressive selection. To add to the impressive entertainment line-up, Disney is the only cruise line that puts on a fireworks show at sea.

Something Special for your Little Oceaneers

It’s good to be a kid on a Disney cruise! There is no comparison in the cruise industry to Disney’s programs for kids and teens. The ships offer half a deck on each ship to an interactive play and learning area for children. The Oceaneer Lab and the Oceaneer Club are areas for kids ages 3-12 to play and learn with trained counselors who make sure that the kids are safe and cared for. Disney also offers nursery services for even younger babies and toddlers. Disney offers one of the longest complimentary kids club hours in the cruise industry, giving kids more time to play and adults more time to relax kids-free. If you want time to relax and enjoy the cruise and the ship’s amazing adult-only areas, you can rest assured that your kids will be well cared for, all while having the time of their life.

The Best Stop in the Caribbean

Many Disney cruises include Disney’s beautiful private island, Castaway Cay, as a port of call. Castaway Cay is an island paradise that is especially reserved for guests of Disney cruises. However, just because you are on a private island doesn’t mean you are removed from amenities. The island features several dining options, family and adult-only beaches, and much more. A visit to Castaway Cay includes a buffet-style barbecue lunch, beverages and free-flow, soft-serve ice cream to keep you cool in the hot Caribbean sun. Adventurous and athletic guests may want to take advantage of the islands hiking trails, Yoga classes, and even a 5K race.

Fun, Games and Relaxation without the Kids

With the kids safely checked into the kids clubs, it’s time for the parents to have some fun and make special memories of their own.  Adults-only nightclubs and lounges provide the perfect environment for parents to kick back and have a drink or dance the night away. Adults can swim or relax without distractions in the peaceful Quiet Cove Pool with an adjoining whirlpool. Additionally, Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island, offers an adults-only beach with bar, private massage cabanas and couple’s hammocks. You may think that Disney cruises have to be all about the kids, but Disney has made sure there is ample opportunity to carve out space for Mom and Dad as well.

Disney Dining: More than just kid’s meals!

While Disney cruises offer much for kids, including delicious kid-friendly meal options, Disney cruise dining is more than just hot dogs and chicken nuggets. The ships feature three elaborately themed Main Dining rooms and a host of other casual dining options, all you can eat ice cream, and even late night snacks just for mom and dad in the adult-only lounges and nightclubs. With nearly endless options for dining, there is sure to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.