Why Take a Disney Cruise?
By: John Metcalfe
Experiencing the magic of Disney at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Paris is something that is rarely forgotten as a child or as an adult. With a Disney cruise, you can now recapture that magic on board one of Disney's elite cruise ships. There are several exotic Caribbean cruise routes to choose from, and with a spread of onboard entertainment for all the family it is a cruise that will live long in the memory of the young and the young at heart.
All Disney cruises depart from Port Canaveral in Florida through Disney Cruise Lines, and take guests out on a voyage of the Caribbean. Short 3-night cruises are catered for as well as 7 night cruises that encompass a larger number of ports around the Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean.
A typical three or four night Disney cruise takes guests out into the Bahamas, and includes a visit to the sun-drenched beaches of Nassau. Shore excursions include a magical tour to the Discover Atlantis attraction, which is home to more than 120,000 fish.
A 7-night Western Caribbean Disney cruise adds Key West, Grand Cayman and the island of Cozumel near Mexico to the list of port stops. At each location a huge variety of shore excursions are offered for both adults and kids.
On a 7-night Eastern Caribbean Disney cruise, the Bahamas, and the islands of St Maarten and St Thomas are incorporated into the itinerary. Again, just as with the Western Caribbean Disney cruise you will have a choice of many excellent excursion options too. But, no matter which cruise route you choose there is one common port of call - Castaway Island.
Castaway Island is Disney's own private island. It is located near the island of Abacco at the northern end of the Bahamas, and is a true Never Land. Here you can explore paradise - secluded white sandy beaches, warm shallow waters and coconut-laden palm tree groves await, along with a whole host of exciting activities. You can try your hand at snorkeling while on the island, or go on a kayak nature adventure. The glass-bottomed boat tour is sure worth an hour and a half of your time on the island too.
Of course, as you would expect from a corporation like Disney, sumptuous catering is on offer on the island and on board the cruise vessel at all times. Days at sea are a pleasure too with so many activities to keep adults and kids entertained for weeks!
And, when you're done watching one of Disney's original stage shows, taking your kids to meet Snow White or enjoying a spot of wine tasting (adults only!), you can kick back in the luxurious surroundings of your cabin or relax on the pool deck and soak up some glorious Caribbean sunshine.
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