The good news is that I won a cruise from Disney! We've got a 3 night/4 day cruise on the Wonder coming to us, just need to finish the paperwork and see what dates they can offer us and we're set. I'm doing legwork now because I don't really know when we'll be going but I know they want us to go sooner rather than later.
There's no bad news (nothing bad about a cruise in my book!), but we're a 30something married couple without children and usually cruise on Carnival or Royal. This will be our fifth or sixth cruise depending on when we go, so we're somewhat experienced on the seas. We'll likely be traveling with another couple without children who also cruise often.
I know not to expect a casino on a Disney ship, but what about other adult amenities? And not to be curmudgeonly, we like children, my husband works with them often and I do also, but I don't necessarily want to spend my entire vacation with other people's kids. Is everything geared to the shorter
vacationers and Disney to the hilt, or is it a balance?
I just want to know if I should be prepared to spend a bit more time in the cabin for peace and quiet, etc. I don't expect to carry out my usual plan of buying a giant drink in a neon color and hunkering down in front of a slot machine while chainsmoking until the wee hours.
(I'm only partially being tongue in cheek here). But I'd feel more at ease knowing we'll have a good time if there's stuff for us to do. We've enjoyed the games and activities on Carnival a lot- I love trivia games of all sorts, karaoke, and the silly mix-and-mingle stuff you see on cruises.
We do like the Disney theme parks (at least some of the party does) so I'm not overly worried about it being "too Disney", and of course we'll expect to be cruising with lots of kids so we'll take it easy and be prepared for some noise at dinner and kids in the pools, etc.
I know there are child-free areas on the ship but are they fun, or are they just a place for adults to hide out from the chaos for a bit? What do you guys do without the kids on board?