Help me with my DH thinking "Princess is just as good" AHHHH

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by MeghanNRileysMom, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. MeghanNRileysMom

    MeghanNRileysMom Mouseketeer

    Dec 3, 2002
    Okay, we've been on the Grand Princess before and this time I wanted to try a Disney Cruise. My DH had a heart attack when he saw the price difference (well so did I, but I can get over it ;) ). Help me with some "talking points" to convince him the price is worth it! He says "what's the big deal, a ship is a ship, so you get some characters on the DCL". I KNOW that can't be all, I mean you can't get Disney magic on the Princess ;) (pun intended)

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    I love Disney. Never cruised Princess. But ANY cruise is better than no cruise.
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  4. Disney with Triplets

    Disney with Triplets Mouseketeer

    May 10, 2005

    This won't help with DH, bit it might help you. We've been on several Princess cruises on the Dawn or newer class ships and then went on the Disney cruise in 2005. The ONLY thing that made the price worth it to us was our children and the characters.

    Rotational dining is nice, but the food wasn't any better. The Disney themed ship is nice, but considerably smaller than the Princess ships we'd sailed. The characters were fun, but still a lot of waiting in line to see them. So, yep, I agree with your DH - DCL has characters and a very expensive price tag.
  5. Joan1

    Joan1 DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2005
    I agree too, we had more fun on Princess plus you have more pools on Princess then two very small pools on DCL, where one of them closes when they have deck parties

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  6. kehouse

    kehouse Mouseketeer

    Jul 24, 2004
    ok, i've never been on any other cruise line, and i agree any cruise is better than no cruise,but, i would still shoot for the disney one.

    does he like disney world? take him to a local amusement park, then tell him thats the difference in disney. when people ask why i want to go to disney so much i just think of how the entertainment is sooo much better. how great the cm's make you feel and how you just get lost in that disney magic!
    boy did i get lost there for a minute :rolleyes:
  7. ga9497

    ga9497 DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2001
    If a Disney cruise fits your budget I say go for it and try it. If it comes down to the price and you can't justify paying the premium that Disney asks then go with Princess.

    I have been on both and like both
    Disney's entertainment is great
    Their kids clubs are great but can be very crowded during summers and holidays

    Food is about the same on both with more nice casual dining choices going to Princess plus the pizza place by the pool is a great option (Princess)

    If pools are important - go with Princess, as another poster stated the pools on Disney are small and the Goofy pool closes for deck parties and you are only left with the wading mickey pool, great for little kids not so great for kids that need a deeper pool

    Shows - Disney is in the entertainment business and the shows on the ship are really good and all family friendly
    Princess has some nice shows too

    Whatever you decide enjoy

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