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Comparing Disney Cruise Ships

by | Mar 6, 2020

So you’ve decided to go on a cruise. Not only a cruise, the most magical kind: a Disney Cruise! The only trouble is that you don’t know which ship to cruise on. Disney Cruise Line has four, soon to be five, cruise ships that have various different itineraries across a number of different ports.

Let me give you a taste of what each ship has to offer to help you decide.

Disney Wonder

The Disney Dream

The Disney Wonder just received some enhancements including a delicious new restaurant, Tiana’s Place. It’s like the film The Princess and the Frog came to life in this restaurant full of southern cooking and live music. To make the experience even better, you can sail out of New Orleans on select itineraries. Throughout the year, this ship visits ports in Alaska, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Special fun for the kids includes the Marvel Super Hero Academy and princess, pirate, or knight transformations at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Every ship offers a Broadway style show but only the Wonder features Frozen: A Musical Spectacular.

Disney Magic

The Disney Magic

The Disney Magic is the only ship that currently offers Marvel Day at Sea which is full of superhero meet-and-greets, themed entertainment, and activities. Marvel Day at Sea is only available on specific sailings so make sure you ask your ConciEAR about your plans. The available Broadway-style entertainment is the story of Rapunzel in Tangled: The Musical. This ship also features the Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant and the epic water slide, the AquaDuck. Throughout the year, this ship visits ports in the Bahamas, Carribean, and Europe.

Disney Dream

On the Disney Dream your musical entertainment is Beauty and the Beast. For kids, this ship features a Star Wars: Millennium Falcon-themed play area. Like all the other ships, kids can also visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. For adults, this is one of only two ships that features the adult-exclusive French restaurant Remy. They can also visit the adults-only piano bar, Skyline. Throughout the year, this ship visits ports in the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

The mighty AquaDuck!

Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy is the newest ship of the four ships currently sailing. This is the only ship that currently offers Star Wars Day at Sea which includes special character appearances, entertainment, and activities. Star Wars Day at Sea is only available on specific sailings so make sure you ask your ConciEAR about your choice. Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular is the featured show. You can find frozen desserts at Sweet On You and the popular AquaDuck water slide. Kids can play at the Star Wars: Command Post. This is the second ship that features the adults-only French cuisine restaurant, Remy. Throughout the year, this ship visits ports in the Eastern Carribean, Western Carribean, and Castaway Cay.

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island

But Wait There’s More…

The Disney Wish plans to set sail in early 2022! According to the Disney Parks Blog, this ship will be slightly bigger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. We can also expect two more Disney Cruise ships in the future and a new destination called Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas.

If you’re interested in booking a Disney Cruise, reach out to your ConciEARS! We can help you find the best dates and itineraries that work for your family. If you are interested in special events aboard a specific Disney Cruise Ship, we can help you with that too.