Wondering what a Disney cruise is really like and how it compares to other cruise lines? This week Kim and Lesli from 365 Atlanta Family share their thoughts and impressions about their first Disney cruise.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Talking with Tamara about Martinique
01:26 – Apps used
02:30 – Overview of trip
14:26 – Talking with Lesli
15:30 – Lesli’s first impression of the Disney cruise
16:15 – Disney Cruise Kids’ club
18:50 – Kim’s Disney Dream impression
21:58 – Features of the Disney Dream ship
25:21 – Land and sea
27:13 – Castaway Cay
30:42 – Nassau stop
31:30 – Aquaduck slide
34:11 – Other kids’ clubs
37:23 – Dining on the ship
43:02 – Adults only
44:55 – Disney portal
45:55 – Handling sea sickness
47:56 – Navigator App
49:13 – Wave phone
50:28 – Is it worth it?
52:37 – Movies on the water
52:58 – Other food options
54:55 – Specialty cruises
55:44 – Fish extenders
58:37 – Tell a friend about us!!!
ABOUT LESLI PETERSON
Lesli Peterson is Owner, Editor-in-Chief & CEO of 365 Atlanta Family. She made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale. After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. She now serves as the Family Travel Ambassador for Georgia, and freelances for several publications in addition to writing at 365 Atlanta Family. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
DISNEY CRUISE TIPS
- The Disney Dream cruise had a scavenger hunt for kids to explore the ship. Throughout the ship there are different digital paintings that you have to find. At the beginning of the hunt you will receive a card that has a QR code on it. When you find the painting you are hunting for you have to stand on a certain spot and hold up your card. The painting will then interact and move!
- Unlike other cruise ships where the ship is made more for adults and the kids have the kids club area, Disney cruise ships are centered around the kids, leaving a couple of places for adults.
- Keep in mind that though the kids’ club was pretty accommodating to allow a 13-year old, that is only a few months away from turning 14 into the 14+ kids club, they may not allow it the other way around when the kid is a month or so older the the age group.
- On a Disney cruise your dinners are set to either the early (5:45pm) or late (8pm) times. They do this because they have two shows each night and by staggering the dinners you have the ability to see a show then go to dinner or vice versa.
- If you tend to get motion sick. Be sure to pack supplies for that before your trip. The pricing is a lot more if you need to buy it on the boat.
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