Originally Posted by trintrin86
My Hubby and I went on our first cruise with Carnival in Dec and we're looking to do another cruise, and Disney Cruise lines has come up a few times in our conversation. We live in FL and visit WDW frequently so this seemed like a possible alternative, but I'm looking for some opinions:
1. We don't have kids. I know that I should definetely expect a good amount of kiddies running around, but does it ever get overwhelming? I'm never bothered by kids at WDW but in the confines of the cruise ship I'm a little concerned.
2. We're looking at doig a 7 dayer so we're looking at a few sea days. Are there good activies for adults on sea days? We like sitting out by the pool and such, but we're also young (27 & 31) and pretty active.
3. I love food and WDW serves some of the best food I've ever had. I still have dreams about a meal I had at Artist Pointe. How does the food in the main dining room compare to fine dining venues at Epoct? I've already heard that Paolo is a must try, and if we go I'm already planning on it.
3. Do higher level catagories of stateroom provide any perks other than more space? I'm not looking to break the bank but I'm fine with a basic oceanview unless higher catagory cabins provide something exciting (ie concierge or butler service)
Thanks in advance for answering my nitpicky questions! :-)
We do Disney without kids all the time. The busiest place for kids is the Mickey pool. That area is always busy and noisy with kids having fun. Most of deck 5 is dedicated to kids but they are in clubs, not rnning around the deck.
We have never felt over whelmed by kids accept by the Mickey pool.
If you want less kids at dinner, opt for late dining. Just remember this is disney and there are plentyof kids.
Disney does a good job at keeping the kids OUT of the adult pool and hot tub areas. In the evening there are 3 clubs for adults only. All are themed differently and very nice.
During the day they do offer a few adult things like The Art of Entertaining series that goes all week ,lots of samples there, yummy!! A galley tour, wine, martini and tequilla tasting (does cost extra), Art of the Ship tour,. Some family events few if any kids attend like the Trivia games and such. Disney also has movies int he movie theater during the day and evening.
I suggest you google Disney Navigators and look at that to see the adult events.
Food is a personal preference. Many swear Disney si the best, others will swear Carnival is etc..
I think all the dining rooms have excellant food, the buffet is average.
Some suites will have concierge service but we are never in the room long eough to worry about that kinds of stuff. Having a free fresh fruit bowl delivered to my suite when I can get all the free fresh fruit I want at Goofys galley means nothing to me.
They can get you Palos reservations but you can do that yourself.
when you book Palos if it says they are all filled up, don't worry. Upon boarding you can make reservations, they save a few for people who donthave computer access or book last minute. When you check in they will give you a paper that will tell you when and where to make reservations.
Personally I would take the cheaper room, they have plenty of room in them because your not in the room that much and use that extra money for excursions or souvenirs!!