Doing something different on holiday can be daunting, especially when you’re used to going back to the same place time and time again. This is particularly relevant for those who love Walt Disney World and Disney Parks around the world, but then go on their first Disney Cruise. You can go from knowing Magic Kingdom like the back of your hand, to being in a whole new world aboard one of Disney’s cruise ships: the Wonder, Magic, Dream or Fantasy. This shouldn’t be scary – it should be exciting! For those who love to plan, there is a lot to learn and get excited about before your trip.
Here are my top 10 tips to help you with your first trip on Disney Cruise Line. And it might even be helpful for those who have already been on a cruise. There is always more to learn!
If you have any questions about cruising with Disney, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will try my best to help. Holidays on Disney Cruise Line really are my favourite things to do in the world now.
When did you discover the Disney blogging community? We’re not too big, so it’s quite hard to spot us. Most likely, you found Disney vlogs first. How long ago was that: six months, five years? Recently, we saw the return of #disneybloggerschat on Twitter, and I didn’t realised how much we needed it, as a small Disney community of writers, photographers and videographers. I can already feel the old feelings of friendship and openness coming back, which makes me so happy.
One of the questions in Thursday’s #disneybloggerschat made me think about how I stumbled onto this niche community. It wasn’t quite simple enough to sum up in a tweet, so here we are. I’d love to hear your story as well, as it wasn’t particularly straight forwards for any of us. All that matters, after all, is that we found it.
Cruise ships can be huge places. They’re even bigger than a floating hotel, and often have handfuls of restaurants, theatres, and activities on them, plus enough rooms to house thousands of guests and thousands of staff. Disney Cruise line is no different, and I had a great time on the Disney Magic Mediterranean cruise back in September. It was my second time on this ship, but I hadn’t stepped foot on this incredible floating home since 2010. Quite a bit had changed.
With so much to see and only a set number of days to do it all, here are my favourite places on board the Disney Magic. I hope my list inspires you to book a cruise, or gives you ideas for your must-do things when you are on-board.
It’s now been a year since I got out my Canon G7x and vlogged our whole two-week Walt Disney World trip in October 2017. I felt pretty clueless back then. I didn’t know how much footage I was really filming or how to split between shots of what is happening and talking to the camera.
I like to think I’ve become slightly less clueless since then (which is a bit of a shame, as that first ever Disney vlog was my most viewed of all time – I kinda wish it was one I was more proud of). In fact, there’s a lot that I’ve learned through a year of vlogging.
I’m back off my Disney Cruise and life at home and work doesn’t quite compare to living on the Disney Magic. After counting down to a holiday for so long, I always come home feeling a little bit empty. Of course there are all the happy memories to look back on, but what next?
I get this after every holiday, so I’m used to dealing with it. Here are my top tips to get over the post-holiday blues.