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What’s Included on a Disney Cruise?

whats included on a disney cruise

What's Included on a Disney Cruise?

If you have ever considered cruising with Disney, I’m sure you have wondered what’s included on a Disney cruise. Inclusions vary from cruise line to cruise line and can be hard to keep straight, but with Disney its pretty straightforward.

First and foremost is Disney’s legendary service. Disney Crew Members are available 24 hours a day to make your vacation as  carefree as possible. From the moment you arrive, you’re greeted by the smiles of crew members known worldwide for their personalized service and commitment to exceeding your expectations. Every crew member you meet will greet you with a smile. They go above and beyond to make every cruise fantastic. Keep reading to find out everything that’s included on every Disney cruise….


The Disney Cruise Line staterooms are designed with your family in mind – boasting innovative comforts and modern features you won’t find anywhere else. Standard amenities include:

  • Split bathrooms (in most staterooms) with privacy curtains 
  • In-stateroom, H20 Plus-branded spa, bath and shower toiletries
  • Ample storage space, including room underneath the bed for tucking away luggage
  • A refrigerator
  • A hairdryer
  • Television and in-room movies
  • Attentive housekeeping services twice a day—including turndown service


A wide variety of activities and experiences for the whole family are included on a Disney cruise:

  • Extravagant live shows and entertainment every night of your cruise
  • Unique deck parties starring favorite Disney Characters
  • Immersive kids clubs for every age with specially trained counselors and the longest complimentary hours at sea
  • Adults-only nightclubs and lounges
  • Themed dance parties, trivia, mixers and karaoke
  • Character meet-and-greets at designated onboard destinations
  • Fun-filled activities for every age—sun-up to well after sundown
  • First-run and classic Disney movies out on deck or in state-of-the-art theater spaces
  • Live music throughout the ship


Disney is the only cruise line to use Rotational Dining for dinner, in which you along with your personal wait staff “rotate” to one of three themed restaurants nightly. You enjoy a delicious meal expertly prepared to your liking in a unique setting but keep your wait staff throughout your entire cruise ensuring top-notch service every night. Regardless where you are dining, you will enjoy a wide variety of dining options sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Dining options included on a Disney cruise:

  • Three lavishly themed Main Dining restaurants
  • A charming casual buffet
  • Convenient quick-service dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary soda, tea and coffee on deck and in the dining rooms
  • All-you-care-to-enjoy soft-serve ice cream
  • Late-night snacks in the adult nightclubs and lounges
  • Kids clubs dining

Pools and Recreation

Splash it up in freshwater pools, aqua play areas and waterslides, or stay shipshape while out at sea thanks to onboard recreational centers. Onboard destinations include:

  • Mickey’s Pool or AquaLab, where kids can soak up some soggy fun 
  • Goofy’s Pool or Donald’s Pool, designed for families 
  • Quiet Cove Pool, for Guests 18 years of age and older
  • Wild water coasters—AquaDuck or AquaDunk—that propel thrill seekers on an exhilarating journey through an acrylic tube over the side of the ship to an unforgettable splashdown
  • Fanciful water play areas and splash pads for little ones 3 years of age and under
  • Satellite Falls, a relaxing adults-only splash pool with a cascading rain curtain on the Disney Fantasy
  • A fully-equipped fitness center, home to weight machines, cardiovascular equipment and numerous exercise classes
  • An open-air sports deck featuring basketball courts, virtual sports simulators and, on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, miniature golf

Castaway Cay – Disney’s Private Island

A port of call on many Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries, Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island paradise reserved for Disney Cruise Line Guests. Offerings include:

  • A buffet-style barbecue lunch
  • Coffee, tea and soda
  • All-you-care-to-eat ice cream
  • Beaches, including a family beach and adult-only beach
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas and hammocks
  • Beach towels
  • Island entertainment
  • Clubs for kids and teens
  • Hiking trails
  • Beach sports
  • Yoga classes
  • A splash zone
  • Pelican Plunge waterslide
  • Tram transportation

If you would like more information about Disney Cruise Line, just reach out to a Starts With A Wish Travel Vacation Planner.

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