Since its launch in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can experience all Disney has to offer. Disney Cruise Line has garnered a number of top honors from the travel community, including:
- Travel + Leisure Readers Award (2014) for “Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line” and “Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families”
- Cruise Critic Cruisers’ (2014) Choice Award for “Best Cruise for Families”
- Condé Nast Traveler (2014) Readers’ Choice List: All four Disney ships ranked among the top cruise ships in the world
Tolerance and Diversity:
According to reps for the cruise line, Disney is consistently recognized for the welcoming environment the crew creates on their ships for all who sail with them. “Everyone who sails with Disney Cruise Line is welcomed and treated with respect,” says their PR representative. “Our cast and crew create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment for everyone.”
Disney is known for welcoming the LGBT community, and they’ve earned a perfect 100 (out of 100) rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. That’s something we can certainly get behind.
Disney ships are purposely built and designed for families, including unique dining options and accommodations featuring split baths and separate sinks. Shipboard activities include Broadway-quality original Disney shows, deck parties, first-run movies, 24-hour room service, and even fireworks at sea. Disney also offers complimentary soda, coffee and tea, which can add up on cruises where non-alcoholic beverages aren’t included.
Disney Dream’s AquaDuck, the first water coaster at sea, stretches 765 ft. in length, spans four decks in height, and zips riders over the edge of the ship, 150 feet above the water. Additionally, Disney Cruise Line’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy feature a Magic PlayFloor (a cruise-industry first) that blends the latest in gaming technology with Disney’s panache for storytelling.
Other great experiences include Disney character breakfasts, “Tunnel Vision”—a jumbo LED screen that shows movies and major sporting events, and stops at Disney’s own private island, Castaway Cay, a port of call for Disney ships sailing in the Caribbean.
Disney sails to Alaska, the Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, the Transatlantic and along the California Coast. Representatives say that passengers tell them that one of their top ports of call is Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.