Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

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Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Peerless83 » Mar Fri 11, 2011 10:54 pm

So, I have never been on a Disney cruise..in fact, I have never taken a cruise. I have thought about it several times..buuuut I just don't think they are for me. So, convince me that I am wrong

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Wizzard419 » Mar Fri 11, 2011 11:59 pm

The important question is "what do you normally do on vacations?" If you sit around and do little, rather than a destination vacation, then you would probably enjoy a cruise. If you like to leave the hotel and explore more then you might want to stick to hotels.

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Amy » Mar Sat 12, 2011 7:02 am

Have you read or seen any of the promotional materials on the newest Disney ship? Those pictures and videos alone make me want to go on a Disney cruise!!

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Wizzard419 » Mar Sat 12, 2011 3:41 pm

That's kind of the point of promotions. :D

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Amy » Mar Sat 12, 2011 4:47 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:That's kind of the point of promotions. :D
Really? I did not know that :roll: ;) :lol:

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Wizzard419 » Mar Sat 12, 2011 4:51 pm

It's a big industry secret so shhhhhh.

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Amy » Mar Sat 12, 2011 5:05 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:It's a big industry secret so shhhhhh.
Ok, I won't tell!

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by NaCler » Mar Sat 12, 2011 7:38 pm

Peerless - I think the Wiz is right. What type of vacation do you normally enjoy? Do you like eating lots of food? Do you like night clubs/bars? Do you like Musicals/shows? Do you like beaches? Do you like buying cheap alcohol/tobacco products? ;)

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Wizzard419 » Mar Sat 12, 2011 9:28 pm

Ammendment to that "Do you like nightclubs that are for people that go to bed before 4 AM?" :D

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by mindflipper » Mar Sun 13, 2011 1:26 am

If you were to go on a cruise, at least the Disney ship is newer and in better shape. It's going to be expensive, but if you go for the cheaper cruises like Carnival I imagine the cheaper price will translate into cheaper quality. Because once the boat leaves the dock, you're stuck on that boat - and if it's an older, cheaper cruise ship, then I can only imagine it will feel like nothing short of a floating prison.

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by horizons1 » Mar Sun 13, 2011 10:49 am

mindflipper wrote:If you were to go on a cruise, at least the Disney ship is newer and in better shape. It's going to be expensive, but if you go for the cheaper cruises like Carnival I imagine the cheaper price will translate into cheaper quality. Because once the boat leaves the dock, you're stuck on that boat - and if it's an older, cheaper cruise ship, then I can only imagine it will feel like nothing short of a floating prison.
To avoid the "floating prison" feel i recommend checking the number of "at sea" days in the itinerary. Those can be boring if you are not enjoying the ship. But when you have a different port each day it is like moving your hotel and quite nice.

So it sounds like there are two bits to cover here -

1. Why cruise?
2. Why Disney cruise?
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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by mindflipper » Mar Sun 13, 2011 3:26 pm

horizons1 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:If you were to go on a cruise, at least the Disney ship is newer and in better shape. It's going to be expensive, but if you go for the cheaper cruises like Carnival I imagine the cheaper price will translate into cheaper quality. Because once the boat leaves the dock, you're stuck on that boat - and if it's an older, cheaper cruise ship, then I can only imagine it will feel like nothing short of a floating prison.
To avoid the "floating prison" feel i recommend checking the number of "at sea" days in the itinerary. Those can be boring if you are not enjoying the ship. But when you have a different port each day it is like moving your hotel and quite nice.

So it sounds like there are two bits to cover here -

1. Why cruise?
2. Why Disney cruise?
Summarized the crucial points succintly. :mickey: :mrgreen:

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Wizzard419 » Mar Sun 13, 2011 10:51 pm

Don't forget if you get a cold they can also lock you in your cabin. :D Well not really for a cold, but if you are sick enough they will.

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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by Jacca5660 » Mar Sun 13, 2011 11:14 pm

NaCler wrote:Peerless - I think the Wiz is right. What type of vacation do you normally enjoy? Do you like eating lots of food? Do you like night clubs/bars? Do you like Musicals/shows? Do you like beaches? Do you like buying cheap alcohol/tobacco products? ;)
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Re: Why should I take a Disney Cruise?

Post by yodiwan1 » Mar Mon 14, 2011 8:05 pm

Ok, Peerless, I was once in your boat...no pun intended! For my honeymoon, I wanted to go to WDW, and my wife wanted a cruise. I had gotten sea sick on a fishing boat before, so I was very nervous.After reading reviews, and checking out tons of websites, I said sure! It was the best decision of my life. I have been on 2 cruises since, both non Disney, and they didn't even come close to 7 days we spent on the Magic. The food was amazing, the room was comfy and spacious, and the entertainment was spectacular! Yes there is no casino, but we did win at Bingo!!! lol. Yes there are children, and yes they are not aloud in places you will want to relax! We did plenty of the shows and games for families and still had a blast! If you have any questions at all just ask. She got her adult trip, visiting tropical paradises, and I got my pics with characters, and whimzical entertainment...did I mention how amazing the food was? lol Take the plunge and take the cruise!!!
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