We just spent three magical nights aboard Disney Cruise’s ship the Dream. I have to admit that my favorite part of a Disney Cruise is always the kids club. My kids are able to play in a safe place while I enjoy some much needed R and R with my husband and by myself. Fortunately, my kids love the kids clubs. Even though my boys are older (11 and 12), we can’t pry them out of the Oceaneer club and Lab. Our 11 year old loved playing in the Disney Infinity game room, the new Millennium Falcon, and interacting with new friends. Our 12 year old, social butterfly preferred chatting with the counselors and taking part in the many scheduled events that the counselors put on. Even though he’s gluten free, he was able to participate in the cooking classes they offered. They provided him with a gluten free alternative to the project. At the end of the cruise, they were both sad to leave the kids club behind, as was I. I could use one of their awesome counselors here at our house!
While the kids enjoyed the kids club, I spent quite a bit of time in the adult only pool area. My husband enjoyed the on-demand movies in our stateroom. We were even able to watch some 3-D first run movies in the Dream’s Buena Vista Movie Theater. Even though the water was quite cold for us Floridans, we also enjoyed a ride on the aqua duck. Our favorite part of the trip was our visit to Disney’s private Island, Castaway Cay. My husband and I took a leisurely bike ride around the Island and ate lunch on the beach at the adults only barbecue restaurant. Our kids spent the morning playing in the kids club on the Island, and joined us for some family beach time before heading back to the boat.
My only complaint was that the cruise was too short! I could of used a couple more weeks. I am glad to be back to my own bed and our routines, but no one puts chocolate on my pillow, no one turns down my sheets, and no one serves me a fancy 5 course dinner. It was a magical Dream.