The Disneyworld Cruiselines

Having taken many, many, Disneyworld vacations, and wanting more Disney, I was left with the last alternative to Walt Disney World.  A Disneyworld Cruise. For kids from tiny babies up to teenagers, the Disney Cruise holds an appeal that is extra ordinary. While the Cruise is great for the kids, I am here to tell you that you parents will have a great time too. While many adults would prefer to go on a relaxing cruise vacation, this Cruise has so many activities for the kids, that I got as much rest as I have ever had on a cruise.

Lets face it, Disney is a clever company and they have managed to provide both parents and children with a vacation or holiday cruise of their dreams.  The Disneyworld cruise combines the magical world of Disney characters with a luxurious vacation cruise. Their  cruise offers families the best of both worlds and ensure that all of the members of the family have a cruise they never will forget.  This vacation offers different breaks from 3 to 7 nights in duration, and they travel to one of their landing spots or stops called Castaway Cay, regardless of the stay you choose, Castaway Cay is on the menu, and so are the Lobster burgers.

I took the shorter 4 night cruise, which takes in the Bahamas and call into port at Nassau and Disney’s own private island, Castaway Cay.  I was left wanting for more, and so were my kids.  Disney offers a whole host of activities available for all the whole family.  Activity groups are provided for children all the way through the teenager years, and these groups are divided into ages so that you can be sure the activities will entertain your child, whatever their age and keep him or her in their respective groups.

These Disneyworld cruises even offer their own club for adults, which will allow you to spend some quality time away from the children while remaining confident in knowing that they are being cared for by their fully qualified staff.  Activities available just for the adults include a spa and salon, nightclub and adult-only restaurant, and also a Bingo game. Their  Live entertainment is provided daily, beginning with a Welcome Aboard show and ending your cruise with a Magical Farewell.  All shows are Broadway quality shows and touched us in so many ways.

Now the Disneyworld Cruise would not have the Disney touch without its characters, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, and the rest of the gang as they are all on board, get your cameras ready, around every corner lies a photo op. Disney offers an exciting variety of menus and world cuisine on their cruises.  This gives everyone a real opportunity to try something new and the exceptional chefs on board will ensure that it is all prepared to the highest standard and your liking.  Which of course will be!  With so many adventures, the days are sure to pass quickly and before you know it, the day is done and so is the cruise.

I must say that the Disney touch with the cruise, was just what we my family needed.  Take one now and I guarantee it will be your vacation of a lifetime, and a trip that your family will treasure for a lifetime.

The Best Walt Disney World Resorts

The Best Walt Disney World resorts are available to you all year long, and they will make your stay in Orlando all the more magical, to this is there is no doubt.  Are you traveling to the Magic Kingdom this year?

If so, then you will need to know some information about the best Walt Disney World hotels that are offered as part of the Summer-nighttastic fun this Summer. I have stayed at all of the hotels offered on grounds, and it has taken me over 18 years and countless trips to Walt Disney World to accomplish the feat, I have repeated some of the favorites of course, because I travel with kids.

My funnest stay has not been the most expensive hotel, I think that it is something that all vacationers can relate to.  So, I cannot claim that the Contemporary was my favorite Walt Disney World hotel, but it is one of the most expensive resorts on the grounds.  I spent two (2) weeks of honeymoon in 1993 in the Grand Floridian, and although I had no kids at the time, that stay was as fantastic, as a honeymoon stay should be. If you are looking for turn of the century, elegant hotel with plenty of water in its surroundings, than you have come to the right place, the lovely picture in this article belongs to the surroundings of the Grand Floridian.

Just make sure that the price is in your range. Florida Resident or not, expect to pay at least $350.00 a night, depending on the season. So if you are just using the beds for rest and sleep, you can still enjoy the magic and depending on your budget pass on this one. The best commodity for the Grand Floridian, is one stop on the monorail to the Magic Kingdom and the fact that you pretty much will never touch a door, they do have incredible service here, royalty like!

My best stay at the Walt Disney World resorts was most certainly the three of four times, that we as a family have lodged at the Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarters. My family and I prefer the French Quarter over the Riverside. The pool, which was just renovated about 1 year ago, is incredible with a pool side bar, and a great Zeus and water monster slide for the kids, plenty of lifeguards through out the day, not so much at night, but that holds true for most of the pools.

No monorail transportation here, but the bus service runs about every 10-15 minutes during the Summer time and their busiest seasons, which is probably the spring break time of the year. Many of the hotels offer the same services and the Walt Disney World resorts now span three categories depending on your budget. You can choose from Value resorts, Moderate resorts, and Deluxe resorts, and really you cannot go wrong with any.

Below find an example of each; Value resorts – All-Star Music Resort, Moderate resort – Port Orleans – French Quarters, Deluxe resort – The Grand Floridian. Are you planning a vacation to Walt Disney World? If you have already gone and forgot your last minute gift, you still have one more shot to get it now! “The Disney Store”