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We set out to see if a Disney cruise would be a good choice for two adults. We departed on the Disney Dream from Port Canaveral, Florida for a quick Bahamas four-day weekend. The ship, weather, and stops were wonderful. The adult experience on this Disney cruise ship had its ups and downs.
Up #1: Palo Restaurant: A for- pay specialty restaurant (not expensive) with fine Italian dining. No kids allowed. It was delicious! The sunset view was romantic.
Up #2: The stop at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas was the best thing about the trip. The adults- only beach called Serenity Cove was exquisite.
Up #3: The fireworks show off of the ship! No pictures because I was so enthralled I forgot to take any. Next time…..
Up #4: The adults- only pool area
So now for the downs.
#1 (and only) down: The sound of kids running through the ship reverberates throughout the stateroom areas!
Since kids will be kids, and parents are hard pressed to control them in a Disney environment, this drawback was not a huge problem for us. We actually had a wonderful time watching the kids with the Disney characters, and seeing all of the children running around dressed as princesses and pirates. All of the children we met were well-behaved and polite, as were their parents.
So an adult couple can have a wonderful time onboard a Disney cruise, given the right attitude and the ability to eat and drink in the adults-only bars and restaurants. As a childless couple, we wouldn’t hesitate to go again, and especially would enjoy going as an extended family. We know now that there are plenty of opportunities for quiet, adult time and would quite enjoy sharing the experience with the younger members of our extended family.
Contact me at 561-841-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your next Disney cruise. Even a short getaway like ours was a wonderful break from the routine!
Last Saturday I was invited to tour the MSC cruise ship, Poesia, docked in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was a lovely afternoon made all the more special by the appearance of Richard Hickey, the Manager of National Accounts for MSC. MSC is a newer cruise line poised to welcome the family cruise market to their fleet of beautiful ships. You can show your kids the world for free with MSC. Kids ages 11 and under sail free on MSC. Let me show you what else the MSC Poesia cruise ship has to offer.
The MSC cruise line evolved from an Italian family’s cargo ship company. MSC stands for Mediterranean Shipping Company.
MSC is the fastest growing cruise line in the world. They are very popular in Europe and are making inroads in the US market.
The interiors are opulent and new. In fact, the MSC cruise line has the newest ships in the industry.
The new ship Divina will begin making Caribbean voyages from Miami in winter of 2013/2014.
Although known as “quiet ships” with a minimum of announcements, MSC cruisers stay up late in the many bars and lounges. Music continues into the wee hours.
The clientele on MSC ships is quite cosmopolitan. You will experience many nationalities, cultures, and languages.
The food onboard is amazing. They pride themselves on their outstanding cuisine of all sorts, as well as their wine and drink selection. The Italian influence shines through in these areas, deliciously.
From sushi, to Northern Italian, to Caribbean, to pizza…..you’ll find whatever cuisine you enjoy onboard the MSC ships.
The staterooms are nicely appointed. I was told the founder’s daughter and wife personally chose the fabrics, marble, tile, artwork, and furniture found throughout the ship. It really is a family affair onboard MSC.
A standard balcony stateroom on the Poesia is 213 square feet. It comes with an intimate verandah.
You can go right from the Aurea Spa and Fitness Center to the casino, refreshed!
The casino suits every gambler’s tastes.
A popular highlight of the MSC cruise line is that kids sail free. MSC is very family-oriented and anxious to expand into the multi-generational American market. For family reunions, anniversary and/or wedding celebrations, or for an extended-family cruise, MSC will make your travel special. Please call me at 561-841-2224 or e-mail at email@example.com to explore the options MSC Cruises has to offer to you and your family. I look forward to introducing you to this gracious and welcoming cruise experience. Visit my website at www.susanmcdanieltravel.com.