When I was sixteen my parents took me on a cruise, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. As a teenager, I was kind of dreading being stuck on a giant boat in the middle of the ocean with my parents, but there was just so much to do, whether in ports of call or at sea. Now that I’m the parent and I’m constantly looking for fun activities and vacations to treat my family to, I’m starting to see the whole thing from a different perspective, and I’m having an oddly similar reaction to that of my teenage self. I mean, am I ready to board a ship for seven to ten days with my children?
It could sound terrifying, but here’s the thing: the Disney Cruise Line obviously read my mind because they’ve thought of everything. Disney Cruises are jam packed with so many Broadway-style shows, princess tea parties, Water Coasters, and deck parties that your kids will be having the best time of their lives, allowing you a lot of R&R while they’re at it. Because, the truth is, Disney cruises aren’t just for kids. Sure, there are Frozen adventures, pirate parties, and all-you-can-eat buffets, but there are also some insanely luxurious amenities and experiences for the grownups, too—stuff that Disney Cruise Line takes to another whole level. Go ahead, check out these awesome splurges, and maybe you’ll be as tempted as I am to book your next family vacation on a Disney Cruise.
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