This is part 2 of my Disney Cruise review and it will focus on entertainment, events and staff, which are a HUGE part of this wonderful experience. I think the Disney magic did something very special to our cruise experience and I'm really glad we picked this one to be our first cruise.
The Disney Cruise is a great vacation for all families and people of all ages, but when you have little kids the whole thing is that much more special.. and it was for us!
Here are a few other aspects to review:
But the most important of all events is probably the "Pirates IN the Caribbean" party, which is pirate themed party that takes over the whole ship. It is so much fun to see everyone wearing their pirate outfits and enjoying great music and a crazy dessert buffet. All the characters are dressed up in their pirate outfits too and the whole thing ends with Mickey zip lining down to the party and a great display of fireworks at sea. Definitely one of the highlights of the cruise; it was one of the best nights and portions of our cruise.
|The girls with Nadia- from Ukraine|
According to our cruise director, there were over 1,000 crew members on the ship, all of them extremely attentive and cordial. Everyone from the entertainers, to the hosts, bar tenders, restaurant attendants, etc...they were just awesome.
The room service was spectacular; our stateroom was serviced at least twice a day and that included cozy blankets, funny towel animals and the whole nine yards...
Then there are the servers and dinner staff.. Wow... All servers and assistants rotate with the guests among the different restaurants so we got to be served by the same people every night. I would be lying if I said we didn't get attached to Nadia and Fabio (our servers); they were so amazing.. by the time our cruise ended, they knew exactly our tastes and likes.. it was awesome.. I almost cried when it was time to say good bye to these wonderful people... Disney, you get an A+ for service and staff! :)
There were tons of bars, lounges, stores, restaurants, theaters, a beautiful gym, etc. But the best amenity of all was probably the "Oceaneer Club", a fun place for the kids to play and spend all they if they wanted to. This club features daily events and activities geared to children 3-12 years old (there are also clubs for older kids and a nursery for younger ones). The club has a secure check-in system, which gives parents peace of mind; each kids is given a special "Mickey Band", which they keep on throughout the cruise; this band is scanned every time they kids go to the club and the parents assign a password to their account, in which they can designate the people who will be allowed to retrieve the children (it is also water proof, so they can go in the pool with it too!)The girls absolutely LOVED their time at the club and even got attached to some of the youth counselors that worked there... What a great feature!
|Olivia at Pluto's PJ party (one of the Oceaneer Club activities)|
This is a picture of the amazing gym, located on Deck 9 (right by the SPA). Look at the treadmills looking to the water! Even I wanted to exercise! What a great place!
I hope you have enjoyed reading Part 2 of my Disney Cruise review. There are still some things left to review, which I will complete on Part 3 of this series.
If you're not convinced you'd like to take this cruise some day, you need to read the last part of the review... and if you are convinced...you need to read it too! ;)