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Old 01-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #16
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I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and got a lot of great replies. Here's a link to the thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....l+without+kids

We decided to go for it and I could not be more excited!
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #17
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We're retired folks and really enjoy Disney cruises. There are great venues where children aren't allowed (and we've seen that enforced). Disney also provides special areas just for children. That results in everybody having their own comfort space.

A cruise is a great place to celebrate an anniversary. Plan on doing an adult dining restaurant like Palo or Remy (Remy is only available on the Fantasy and Dream) for a special celebration.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #18
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Not a whole lot to add to the already great responses, but did want to add that it seems like there are more kids on the shorter sailings than on the 7 night sailings. So, in addition to the longer sailings being immensely more relaxing, I think they're also less kid-magnets, especially during the school year when families don't usually pull their kids out of school for so long.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #19
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We love DCL and have taken 3 without kids. The adults areas are great especially Satellite Falls on the Fantasy. Every time I am surprised by the number of kids on board because they have their own areas. Time of year and length of cruise will impact the number of kids, we cruise when school is in session.

We have as much fun getting our picture taken with Mickey and Belle that the kids do.

My favorite reason for cruising Disney is that it has a family feel.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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We've done two DCL adults only 7 night cruises and can't wait to book our next one!

There is plenty for adults to do. And as already noted, the kids are generally kept occupied in the kid's clubs, so they don't seem overabundant!

Disney did an amazing job both times with matching our tablemates. Both times we had adults my age traveling with adult children similar in age to mine!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #21
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Hi there, and happy anniversary!

I have done 2 DCL cruises (3rd this fall) and 1 RCCL cruise, no kids in tow on any of them. IMO, Disney actually (ironically) does a way better job paying attention to adult activities than RCCL. RCCL basically says "here's a pool, everyone hop in", where DCL has a separate pool and hot tub for adults. In addition, spa, Serenity Bay on CC, Palo/Remy, etc. There are going to be kids, and lots of them, on most any cruise. But I think DCL really thought long and hard about the needs/wants of adults in the planning of their ships too.

Have a great time!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #22
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My hubs and I are celebrating our one year anniversary since the big Disney Fairytale wedding! Cannot believe that! We would like to do the Disney cruise, of course but are worried it will be mostly youngsters! Input please!
My wife and I went on a 3 night cruise last Feb without the kids. It was fantastic and we were amazed how many couples we met that were doing the same as us. We are going again in 2 weeks. Can't wait!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #23
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DH & I did 3 Disney cruises before taking the kids. The kids went on the next two (DD24 & DS23 on the first, DS19 on the second). So, even with the kids, we were all adults (well, chronologically anyway).
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I have only been on 1 DCL cruise with my kids.......the other 3 were "mom's getaway" cruises with my girlfriends! I love DCL with an adults only group! I have always been seated with other adults at dinner.....and take full advantage of the adult only areas on the ships. My favorite place is Serenity Bay at Castaway Cay.....so serene and beautiful.....no kids running around......ahhhhh...wish I was there now! I love all things Disney so I do enjoy the shows and an occasional photo with Mickey too!

Go and enjoy yourselves! I think you will have a great time! ......and Palo is a must! I love brunch, but dinner is great too!
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Cruise when kids are in school (September is good -- people don't want to take their kids out of class at the very beginning of the year).

Get late dining - fewer kids.

Find adult activities on the ship like spa, exercise classes or gym, spend time in Cove Cafe or the adult pool (on 3 cruises kids in the adult areas haven't been an issue for me), do ship tours or cooking seminars or wine tastings or find a "boring" deck spot to hang out. See the grown up movies in Buena Vista Theater. Not too many kids in 'Lincoln' showings.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:24 AM   #26
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My sister and I cruised on the Disney Dream without kids this past June and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the adult area of the ship, had wonderful meals at both Remy and Palo. We also had an awesome day at Serenity Bay, the adult beach on Castaway Cay. So yes, I highly recommend it, you'll have a great time!
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Hi there, and happy anniversary!

I have done 2 DCL cruises (3rd this fall) and 1 RCCL cruise, no kids in tow on any of them. IMO, Disney actually (ironically) does a way better job paying attention to adult activities than RCCL. RCCL basically says "here's a pool, everyone hop in", where DCL has a separate pool and hot tub for adults. In addition, spa, Serenity Bay on CC, Palo/Remy, etc. There are going to be kids, and lots of them, on most any cruise. But I think DCL really thought long and hard about the needs/wants of adults in the planning of their ships too.

Have a great time!
This has been our experience, comparing Disney with, of all lines, Holland America. We've done two Holland America Alaska cruises and one Disney Alaska. It was so bizarre, it felt like there were more kids on HAL than Disney. The only adult only areas were the casino and technically the gym and spa, although there always seemed to be kids in the gym (not teens working out, but kids).

We'll be going on our fourth Disney cruise this summer. I am looking forward to the Cove Cafe, Quiet Cove, evening activities, Spa, Gym, and Palo! No Serenity Bay in the Mediterranean
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Not a whole lot to add to the already great responses, but did want to add that it seems like there are more kids on the shorter sailings than on the 7 night sailings. So, in addition to the longer sailings being immensely more relaxing, I think they're also less kid-magnets, especially during the school year when families don't usually pull their kids out of school for so long.
DH and I have done two 15-day Disney cruises and there weren't very many kids at all. Then last fall we cruised for a week on the Fantasy and the kids seemed to crawl out of the woodwork. We thought they'd be in school, but oh well. So I would definitely not book a KSF cruise if I wanted to avoid the lil darlings.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:45 AM   #29
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I don't have much to add really but wanted to say "go for it". We've sailed on 2 14 day cruises (PC in Jan and Hawaii in Oct) and there were just enough kids to enjoy and not be hassled by. (of course if you want that I'd recommend at least a 7 day and during school times, and of course no kids sale free cruises)
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I concur with all of the positive replies. We have done 3 cruises as a couple and one with our adult children, and really enjoyed all of them. Depends on the cruise staff, but we really enjoyed adult trivia on the Wonder MR in April. Other cruises, the trivia was less fun. Fantasy Deck 13 forward is exclusively adults, and we never saw kids there. We also really enjoyed the lounges, particularly Meridian and Skyline for a fancy cocktail before dinner. And the Cove Cafe is a great getaway on all the ships. Looking forward to the Wonder in April for another cruise as a kid-less couple!
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