View Full Version : Boring for Adults?? Yes or No
01-01-2002, 08:54 PM
Enjoy reading the cruise reports. My husband and I live in Florida about two hours from Disney. We have visited the parks often but have doubts about the cruise as we have heard very boring for adults with no kids. We are mid 40's. Any couples without children that have gone on the cruise, we would like to hear your thoughts. Right now there is an excellent deal for FL residents from Jan through March and might like to go. Thanks in advance.
01-01-2002, 09:00 PM
Definitely not boring for "big kids!!!"
Hubby and I are a childless couple, and we've sailed Disney 17 times already, with 9 more booked in 2002. As you may have guessed, we are anything but bored, and we never get tired of the cruise. Also, on Disney, you will have adults only areas, like the pool and beach on Castaway Cay, where you can spend some great relaxation time. In addition, there are fun activities like the 70s party, and we also enjoy the shows, particularly "Disney Dreams" (which we've seen 18 times...we NEVER miss it).
If you can get a good deal, GO FOR IT!!! We have tried Royal Caribbean four times, but it can't hold a candle to Disney.
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01-01-2002, 09:10 PM
We are mid 50s with no children at home and we love DCL.
We have done the 3 day two times, the 7 day one time and have booked a 7 day Western for this year.
So much to see and do each day and to enjoy late into the night.
Get the late seating for dinner to allow more time during the day and to be with more adults with no children.
By the way, we just got back from MK where we spent 4 days enjoying all there was to see and do as well.
If you enjoy Disney, life and meeting nice folks you will like DCL. Try a 3 day first and see if you don't get hooked.
01-01-2002, 09:28 PM
Thanks everyone for your updates so quickly. Sounds like we might want to try the Disney cruise experience. I think in the beginning there were lots of reports that it was boring for adults but things must have changed with so many of you having a good time. Now for cabins - any pros and cons? We have been on cruises before, but not Disney. Thanks everyone!
01-01-2002, 09:39 PM
I'll chime in with my two cents worth again!!
My favorite stateroom on the ship is 5650, which is a Category 6. It is as far aft as you can get on Deck 5, which means that it is very peaceful & quiet, plus the verandah is a little larger due to the curve of the ship. I also like to be as close as possible to the water, so I prefer deck 5's verandah's over deck 6 or 7. But the rail is solid metal rather than plexiglass, which some people do not like. You can see photos of the differences on my website at: www.*****************
The navigator's verandahs are also very nice, and if you are thinking about going with an inside stateroom, try for one of the secret porthole rooms (Cat. 10 rooms with obstructed view portholes...I have details about those on my website too).
The only spot I would try to avoid is deck 2, as you could end up with a nightclub overhead!!
Visit the Platinum Castaway Club at: www.*****************
01-02-2002, 05:47 AM
Our kids have grown up and are on their own. We have taken 2 cruises thus far (3rd one is booked), and we just love DCL. We are never bored! There is a lot to do, but we like to do nothing! We just relax and enjoy the ship. (We have not even seen one show!) Your cruise can be as busy or as laid back as you like. Can't wait for our next sailing!
01-02-2002, 03:57 PM
My husband and I went on the 4 day Disney cruise and have a 7 day cruise booked for this year. We just loved it and as others have said you don't see the kids much at all. All the kids were well behaved that we saw. We enjoyed the adults only areas. Our stateroom was catagory 11 midship. It was very comfortable. We're booked a cat. 6 for our next trip.
01-02-2002, 05:51 PM
My Dad (71) and I (41 female) left our spouses at home and had a great time. I let him enjoy the stateroom and decks (to rest and relax) and I ran about doing all the great activities. My biggest complaint of the week was how could they schedule the Character Breakfast (9:45 late seating), the signature entree cooking lesson and the Q&A Senior Steering Committee meeting with the Captain at the same time. In fact there are so many adult and fun kid-at-heart activities to do that you can't do them all. On a cruise we took with Carnival the most interesting activity for a not-fun-in-the-sun type person was an art auction and "The Titanic" with spanish subtitles.
01-03-2002, 12:53 PM
I get a kick out of the comments we get from friends when they hear that we cruised Disney without kids. It's not just for kids anymore. And Disney has been doing a good job of targeting some of their recent advertising toward adults. While there aren't the Vegas type of cabaret shows or the casinos that other cruise lines have, there is plenty adult oriented acitvities on board. To get an idea of what a trip is like from an adult perspective, check out my trip reports from the 11/24 cruise on the Trip Report board.
01-03-2002, 01:35 PM
I have cruised DCL 3 times with no. 4 & 5 booked. Every cruise I picture just my husband and I going sometime. We don't get enough of the adult pool or adult beach at Castaway and I love both. We haven't gone by ourselves because we would feel so guilty leaving home our children. Give DCL a try. You won't be disappointed. Kathy
01-03-2002, 01:45 PM
We have sailed DCL 4 times with numbers 5 & 6 booked already. On one of the sailing we went without the kids to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We had a blast!!! Plenty of "adult" things to do and participate in. The lounges are very nice and the ship is absolutely stunning. Disney took great strides in creating a ship that appeals to people of all ages.
Adults will really appreciate the beautiful design and motif of the ship. Very classy with a touch of whimsy!
Try it, you will definitely like it.
01-04-2002, 11:42 AM
There are plenty of adult activities, plus there are adult only areas; adult only beach at Castaway Cay, Palo Restaurant, nite club area, spa and gym, an adult only pool with jacuzzi. :earsgirl: :sunny: :earsgirl:
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