When Kora was 3 and Logan was 2, we took them to Disney World along with their grandparents, cousin, and my sister-in-law.While it was a bit difficult traveling with two toddlers, we managed and even had a lot of fun. The kids being so young, however, don’t remember much about the parks themselves and instead always talk about the hotel swimming pool!
The other day I was daydreaming about vacations and I decided if we were to plan a dream family vacation, I would like to try Disney again, only this time with a twist.
Since our last Disney trip, almost three years ago, Tired Dad Dave and I have wanted to take Kora & Logan on a Disney Cruise.
Have you heard about the Disney cruises? They are amazing! Truthfully, I like Disney World and Disneyland because of the kids. They aren’t places I would go on my own or if it were just Tired Dad Dave and I.
However, the Disney cruises look so fun!
Spas, shows, exercise classes, cooking classes, fitness classes, dance parties, deck parties, pool parties, pj parties, poolside movies, nightclubs, lounges, and wine tasting ensure there’s something for everyone. With almost an entire deck dedicated to children’s entertainment and more than 100 activities, just for kids, it’s certain Kora and Logan would never get bored!
And then there’s the shore excursions. Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island and it provides fun for the whole family. If traveling on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, a stop at Castaway Cay may be on the itinerary. It’s here that you can visit the Snorkeling & Swimming Lagoons, interact with stingrays, ride in a glass-bottomed boat, visit multiple water play areas, meet Disney characters, and much more.
I love that in designing the cruises, Disney has kept a focus on the family while encouraging opportunities for play time for the kids and alone time for the parents. One example of this that I think is fantastic, is the Dine and Play option. It allows families to dine together and at the end of the meal youth counselors wisk the children away to play. The parents can then enjoy time together over dessert or they can participate in adult-only activities on the ship including shows, a trip to the spa, etc. How neat is that?!
The newest ship is the Disney Dream. Just some of the things on the ship that make it sound like it offers such a unique vacation experience include: a watercoaster, a lounge where the sun sets over a different city skyline every night, magic portholes in staterooms, a magic playfloor in the kids club, the Animator’s Palate restaurant where Crush from Finding Nemo swims around the dining room asking guests about their trip,and even enchanted artwork that comes to life. Very Disney-eque without being over the top, I think.
What a neat vacation this would be! I’ve started saving our pennies now so we can take the trip one day before Kora & Logan get too old.
What about you? What would your dream family vacation be? And have you ever been on a Disney Cruise?