5 ways for adults to have fun on a Disney Cruise

Heather ConcannonThere are plenty of adult-friendly activities onboard the Disney Cruise Line.

The Disney Cruise Line is known for its world-class entertainment and family-friendly atmosphere, but their ships are also a blast for adults. With so many adults-only activities onboard, cruising with Disney has become one of my favourite ways to travel.

Each of Disney’s four ships has lounges, bars, pools, activities, and experiences that make cruising fun for any age.

Here are my favourite adult activities to enjoy while aboard the Disney Cruise Line.

The brunch at Palo is simply amazing.

Heather ConcannonTheir chocolate covered strawberries are delicious.

Each Disney ship is home to Palo, a picturesque Venetian-inspired restaurant exclusively for those 18 and older. This beautiful dining experience is home to a mouthwatering menu offering an array of dishes and desserts for both brunch and dinner.

Although their dinner menu is excellent, their brunch menu is my personal favourite. I love the variety of flavours and cuisine available in their brunch buffet as well as their eclectic entree menu. There is a little something for everything but trust me on this – you have to try the chicken parmesan.

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll find yourself falling in love with their dessert buffet options. From tiramisu to chocolate soufflĂ© to chocolate covered strawberries, there is a little something for everyone.

Nothing beats the perfect day package at Senses Spa

Heather ConcannonThere are a few spa experiences to choose from.

The Senses Spa & Salon onboard each Disney cruise ship will help you de-stress so you can look and feel your best while on vacation.

You can pamper yourself with a luxurious spa package, treat yourself with one of the many salon packages, experience their rainforest-themed aromatherapy steam rooms.

There are even spa villas with open-air verandas for just you or you and your partner to enjoy.

My recommendation is the perfect day spa package – 75 minutes of a blissful full body massage, scalp massage and facial. It’s a perfect way to start your cruise and one of the best spa packages I have ever experienced.

There are several different beverage tasting seminars offered throughout the cruise.

Heather ConcannonThere’s one for wine.

Expand your palate and learn more about your favourite libations during beverage tasting seminars available throughout your Disney Cruise. The offerings depend on your ship’s itinerary.

The beer and wine tastings are the most common and popular among adult cruisers. But, there are also a variety of spirit tastings, including a very enjoyable martini tasting. Not only are these tastings fun, but also you learn a lot more about the beverage and how to properly taste it.

There is limited availability and a nominal fee for these seminars, so I would recommend booking them before your board.

Definitely take in some of the adults-only entertainment options.

Heather ConcannonThis includes karaoke.

Beyond the Broadway-styled stage shows and character-heavy entertainment, Disney has created some exciting entertainment offerings for adults.

After 10 p.m. in the adult lounge areas, you can enjoy live shows, compete in trivia, sing your heart out during karaoke or dance the night away in themed events. These events are super fun and allow you a chance to get to meet some of your fellow cruisers.

Every night is something new and has a little something for everyone.

Make sure to relax at the Quiet Cove Pool

Heather ConcannonDay or night, it’s a great place to cool down.

No matter how you plan your Disney Cruise, be sure to carve out some time to enjoy the Quiet Cove Pool, an exclusive adult area on one of the top decks.

Whether you decide to swim, relax in the hot tub, grab a drink or soak up the sun, this watery oasis is a definite must-visit on your cruise.

Although daytime is the best time to enjoy the pool area, it may be crowded so I would even recommend taking a dip at night. Nothing beats relaxing under the stars.


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