Cruising Adult Duo!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Danielletx, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. jetskigrl

    jetskigrl No mumbojumbo here

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    Add me to the check in. DH and I did our first adults only cruise last September on the Wonder (I couldn't take the kids out of school in Sept and the Wonder was going to leave LA so we wanted to get one more in while she was still here).

    I had a great time exploring the areas that I normally just get a glimpse of (adult pool, adult clubs in the evenings, etc). DH and I loved to just sit in the Cove Cafe and watch the ocean go by. I really enjoyed the seating area right outside the Cove Cafe for reading too. For dinner, we were seated with two other couples from our meet group so we got to know them prior to the cruise.

    I would do it again in a heartbeat, but those darn kids expect to be able to go with us next time ;) :thumbsup2

    My Mom was with us for our B2B on the Dream in 2011 and she really enjoyed it even though she isn't as much into Disney as my family is. In 2014, the kids and I are taking my Mom again, this time to Alaska. She enjoyed our cruises to the Bahamas, but this time the destination is for her (although I am really excited to see Alaska too). And she is perfectly happy to cruise DCL again :thumbsup2
     
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  3. OrcaPotter

    OrcaPotter Lucky to be local to the Mouse

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    Point #1: You are never too old for Disney. Seriously.

    Point #2: Does she enjoy Disney? Or at least, open to the Disney brand and being immersed in it? If so, she should love it.

    Point #3: No matter what line you choose, you're going to encounter kids. I would say that I saw just as many kids on other lines as I did on Disney. Only there are dedicated spaces just for kids and adults on Disney, so you have no problems finding kid-free zones. Although, most lines have these options, also, so the kid issue is really no issue.

    Point #4: If you love/like Disney, you will enjoy a DCL trip. If not, perhaps not as much. However, the company knows how to entertain and treat people, and maintain a product, so I find them a superior cruise.
     
  4. Danielletx

    Danielletx Earning My Ears

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    Thank you again!! ;)
     
  5. MrsBoyer428

    MrsBoyer428 Mouseketeer

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    DH and I are cruising on the Fantasy for our anniversary next week, and we don't have children. I don't think you're ever too old for a Disney cruise. :cool1:
     
  6. Danielletx

    Danielletx Earning My Ears

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    Strange question while I have y'alls attention.

    Can I take my own reusable water bottle? I know they have their own cups they sell (which I will plan on getting!) but I would prefer to have one bottle specifically for water. I don't like single use bottles.

    PS. I think y'all may have helped me convince my mom!! :cool1:
     
  7. PKK/MJK

    PKK/MJK DIS Veteran

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    Yes, you can take a refillable water bottle. Just refill it for free at the soda station outside the top deck restaurant.

    FYI on our last cruise one family had a sign on their door that one of the cruisers was 91 and on his first cruise. You are never to old. We our going on our 13th cruise in 6 years in June, all of them with one of our 3 daughters. the youngest who is 32 (We do not go with the grandkids, This is our treat for the DD and DH's)

    Phil, I will turn 70 on our Oct. 26th cruise.
     
  8. N365PA

    N365PA One little spark of inspiration

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    My wife and I are 27 and 25 and we go on the cruises without kids.

    Clint
     
  9. cruzergirl

    cruzergirl Earning My Ears

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    I am 36, single, with no children. My first cruise was the Magic with a good friend, and I'll be sailing my third mother/daughter cruise in May. No one is ever too old for Disney! We happily dress up for pirate night, wear our tiaras on prince/princess night, and never miss a photo op. As a hard working adult, I appreciate every penny spent on these vacations in a way I never would have been able to when I was a child :)
     
  10. robhawk

    robhawk DIS Veteran

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    Next cruise it DW and in inlaws aged 51 thru 80. Never too old!

    I always bring my coffee mug to fill up at the drink station. That way I have a bigggg cup of morning coffee!
     
  11. Danielletx

    Danielletx Earning My Ears

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    So I figured I would ask some additional questions in my original thread I started.

    So, am I understanding correctly that we get the same servers all week?

    As you walk through the boat, do you feel it moving? Or only when standing still?


    Also, I bought a copy of the Passporter book. It ended up being (the 8th edition) a copy that didn't have any info on Glaveston cruises. Anyone need a trade?! Hahaha!
     
  12. Aeryn76

    Aeryn76 Mouseketeer

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    I am 37 with no kids and I am taking my first cruise ever and of course it is with Disney! And I am also taking my dad who is 70 years old and it is his first cruise too.
     
  13. kiford

    kiford DIS Veteran

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    I'm 49 and DH is 53. Our first DCL cruise was in 2000 when we were late 30's. No children then or now and we just completed our 8th cruise. Not sure when the next one is; we may go to DL and Aulani next. Then another cruise.
     
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  15. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    Same servers in the main dining room for dinner, last morning breakfast, and character breakfast if applicable. As far as movement, depending on sea conditions, you might not feel any or only slight movement. Or you could be walking down the halls having a hard time not running into the walls, lol. Or sitting at your table and watch your beverages slosh around. We've "only" been on 4 cruises (35 nights total) and have had mostly calm seas with little or no movement felt. Our worst movement was on the Fantasy in March when the stabilizers were supposedly nt working correctly. A couple nights after dinner I could barely walk upstairs or down the hall. And that was not due to alcohol. Except one night when I got a bit lit at th captain's party :-)

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  16. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

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    My mom's 78 and can't wait for her next DCL cruise!! (and that's not as old as it would have sounded 15 years ago!!)

    Here is some simple yes/no questions to determine if "you are to old to go on an adults only DCL cruise"
    1. Do you like being greeted with a smile and respect?
    2. Do you prefer to do your own cooking and cleaning?
    3. Does Mickey Mouse and Co. make you smile?
    4. Do you like spending some time "alone"?
    5. Do you like participating in selected group events/activities?
    6. Like going places without having to pack and unpack frequently?
    7. Do you like beautiful and yet elegant surroundings?
    8. Would you like to try "new foods" without concern for how much it costs? And if you don't like it, can get your favorite standard fare (for no extra charge)?
    9. Do you think having a massage at sea sounds heavenly?
    10. Enjoy entertainment for all ages without having to worry about F-bombs being dropped? (or any other swearing for that matter)
    11. Get up early and have breakfast? Or Late and have breakfast?
    12. Going to dinner and having your favorite drink there for you as soon as you take your seat?
    13. Do you like your nighttime / Sleepy chocolate?
    14. Do you like see what Towel Animal appears in your room before bedtime?
    15. Do you like "Disney" music? And other music too?
    16. Do you enjoy an occasional "adult" beverage, at a reasonable price? Not a "drinker" but some of those beverages sound really tasty, then for even less money you can try them out and enjoy some.

    If you answered NO to number 2, and YES to most of the rest of these questions, a Disney Cruise should be in your future!
     
  17. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    Oh, and as an update to mine and hubby's cruise on the Magic in May?? It was absolutely FABULOUS!!! We will defiantly cruise w/out the kids on Disney again!

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  18. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    Duplicate post :-)
     
  19. patches4me

    patches4me Mouseketeer

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    JUST US Group of 61-75 (12 people) going on our 2nd and 3rd Disney Cruise on 9/28 Fantasy. :cheer2::dance3:
     
  20. moosecrouse

    moosecrouse Mouseketeer

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    As long as you skip the summer months & school holidays or a kids sail free promo you should be fine. Plenty of adult only areas & activities.
    I have 2 upcoming norwegian cruises that I wish were Disney. As a currently sinvle 43 yr old I just couldnt justify the supplement so choose to sail the Breakaway & Epic in studios. I'm sure I'll have a good time but am downgrading expectations because I have only sailed on DCL.
     
  21. ludari

    ludari DIS Veteran

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    Before my first Disney Cruise in September 2010 I had some concerns about being a single 47 year old adult male on a Disney Cruise which I believed only catered primarily towards kids and families but I was wrong. Yes they are children aboard the ship but the adults have private areas where the kids are prohibited and stay away for the most part. If you don't mind being around children because they will be plenty of them and love Disney I'm sure you and your mother will have a great time. I had such a great time that I have been on six Disney Cruises since my first in 2010 and I have reservations for three more.
     

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