Don’t expect top chefs and gourmet food.
This is Disney, and the fare in each ship’s casual restaurants is all-American for the most part. A third restaurant is a bit fancier, with French-inspired dishes on the menus. Naturally, all have children’s menus with an array of favorite sandwiches and entrées. Vegetarian and healthy selections are also available in all restaurants. A bonus is complimentary soft drinks, lemonade, and iced tea throughout the sailing. A beverage station in the buffet area is always open; however, there is a charge for soft drinks ordered from the bars and room service.
Palo, the adults-only restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine, requires reservations for a romantic evening of fine dining. Although there’s a cover charge for dinner, it’s a steal and reservations go fast. A brunch also commands a surcharge. More upscale and pricey, Remy on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy serves French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.
Shipboard entertainment leans heavily on popular Disney themes and characters.
Parents are actively involved in the audience with their children at production shows, movies, live character meetings, deck parties, and dancing in the family nightclub. Teens have a supervised, no-adults-allowed club space in the forward fake funnel, where they gather for activities and parties. For adults, there are traditional no-kids-allowed bars and lounges with live music, dancing, theme parties, and late-night comedy, as well as daytime wine-tasting sessions, game shows, culinary arts and home entertaining demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes lectures on animation and filmmaking. This is Disney, so there are no casinos.
A giant LED screen is affixed to the forward funnels of both the original ships and their newer fleetmates. Passengers can watch movies and special broadcasts while lounging in the family pool area.
Fitness & Recreation
Three swimming pool areas are designated for different groups: children (Mickey’s Pool, which has a waterslide and requires a parent to be present); families (Goofy Pool); and adults (Quiet Cove).
Young children who aren’t potty trained can’t swim in the pools but are invited to splash about in the fountain play area near Mickey’s Pool. Be sure to bring their swim diapers.
The salon and spa feature a complete menu of hair- and nail-care services as well as facials and massages. The Tropical Rainforest is a soothing coed thermal suite with heated tile lounges. It’s complimentary for the day if you book a spa treatment or available on a daily or cruise-long basis for a fee. SpaVillas are indoor–outdoor treatment suites that feature a veranda with a hot tub and an open-air shower. In addition to a nicely equipped fitness center and aerobics studio are a jogging track and basketball court.