My Dream Vacation

When I was a wee little girl: maybe eight or so, the Sellers family embarked on what will be the most memorable vacation I have ever been on: A Disney Cruise. Ever since I’ve wanted to go back. Our super cool Christmas cruise: not disney- not as fun. I may just be a little biased/ in love (call it what you want). Now that I am preparing to be Super Mom, all I can think of is sharing the joy of Disney with my little boy and I have begun planning my Disney Cruise.

While Disney Cruises provide for all ages, I plan on waiting a good four to five years to take him on this cruise, mostly so he can fully appreciate it, you know, the best a 4-5 year old can appreciate something. I’ll also have to plan this based around a budget. While I would love to stay in a Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom, I may have to settle for the just as magical Inside Staterooms (if not more magical with Real time views of the ocean PLUS a few Pixar characters floating by or saying hello!).

So “Why Disney?” you may ask. Well I say, why NOT! Disney knows how to do things and make every moment magical. Here are some of my favorite reasons to go on a Disney Cruise:

  • Rotational Dining You get to visit every dining room and rotate throughout every night. Your servers switch dining rooms with you so you still get the same amazing service tailored to your every need. One night you’re in Animator’s Palate, the next you’re in the Royal Court (on the Disney Fantasy).
  • Disney Characters…everywhere I mean, everywhere. In the kids clubs they can interact with characters, in the lobby you can interact with characters: it’s great.
  • FIREWORKS and the only cruise line to do a fireworks display!
  • Castaway Cay They have their own private island with, you guessed it, characters! You can do water sports, snorkel, or play on one of the few water play areas!
  • Entertainment Each night there is something entertaining going on whether you fancy a Broadway style show, or even just catching a movie…perhaps in 3-D?
  • Teen Clubs I never got to experience this…and I never will, HOWEVER, I know how teens don’t always want to be with their families all of the time, so this is a great thing to have. Your teens can get their “family-time” in and then bounce when they need a break (and you don’t have to worry about them!)
  • You don’t need kids to have a good time If you just want to get away with the Hubs, feel free to. They have plenty of Adult-only activities and areas including an Adult only pool and two adult-only restaurants!
  • It’s Disney Let’s be real: it’s Disney running the show here. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that their behind the scenes work makes everything run so smoothly, it may as well be magic. Count on having amazing service to handle any curve balls that get thrown your way, luxurious accommodations, a cleanliness that makes it seem as if no one has ever been there, and a guaranteed good time.

 

I can’t wait. I’ll be researching and sharing with you for the next four years, so you may want to sit down. Bring it on year 2015!!

Photos courtesy of Disney

16 Comments on My Dream Vacation

  1. Our Small Hours
    July 29, 2012 at 10:28 am (3 years ago)

    Oh, that looks like so much fun!

  2. Tammy
    July 29, 2012 at 10:57 am (3 years ago)

    I’d love to do a Disney Cruise with the family.

  3. April Decheine
    July 29, 2012 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    That looks like that would be an awesome vacation!

  4. Kathleen
    July 29, 2012 at 11:36 am (3 years ago)

    I absolutely would love to go on a Disney Cruise, but it would be so expensive for our large family.

  5. Stefanie
    July 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve been on two Disney cruises and they were both great.

  6. Connie
    July 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

    We did a Disney Cruise in 2002 and it’s still by far the best vacation we’ve ever taken. Worth every penny! I need to start saving up again – it’s time for another one!

  7. Colleen
    July 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to go on a Disney cruise with my family but I think my husband would be a nervous wreck! He is so protective of the kids he would seriously be afraid they would go over board.

  8. Zippy Sandler
    July 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    We go on lots of cruises, and we don’t have little ones so I don’t do Disney, but I bet they’re FABULOUS.

  9. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    August 18, 2012 at 10:42 am (3 years ago)

    That looks like so much fun! I can’t do cruises because my husband and I both get seasick but my daughter would adore this!

  10. Christa
    August 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    This would be SO much fun to do, I would love to do with M one year!

  11. Monique (@MamaRvThereYet)
    August 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to be able to take the girls on a Disney Cruise! Sounds awesome!

  12. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom
    August 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to go on a Disney Cruise with my family. Sounds amazing!

  13. Jenn @therebelchick
    August 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I want to go on a Disney cruise so bad!

  14. Marie
    September 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Maggie!! Was that the same cruise the Gordon family took??!! ;-)