You’ll find lots of fabulous things for families and kids to do on board a Disney Cruise Line vacation. However, there are plenty of activities offered just for adults, including classes, spas, bar hopping and more!
Two weeks ago, for Mother’s Day, I headed out for three days of fun on the Disney Dream with a group of close friends. We didn’t have any kids with us, and yet still had a blast. Did you know that the Disney Cruise Line offers many fun activities for adults? Although you’ll absolutely find lots of fabulous things for families and kids to do on board the ships, there are plenty of activities offered for adults.
You don’t have to travel without kids to enjoy them. Since the kids’ clubs on the ships are so fun for children, you may find yourself with some extra time alone. I’m always surprised when I have extra time by myself. Here are my favorite adult things to do on the Disney Cruise Line.
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Adult Things to Do on the Disney Cruise Line
Visit the Adult Sundecks and Pool
Last year, when we were on the Disney Fantasy for 7-days, my kids would visit the kids’ club each afternoon. My husband would head to the gym, and I’d grab my book and go to Satellite Falls, a relaxing, adult-only area on board the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.
When I would get hot, I’d jump into the light falls to cool down. You can also enjoy an alcoholic beverage – there are plenty of waiters to take your order. It’s just a relaxing spot to hang out. When I’m cruising with my friends, we enjoy sitting at Satellite Falls while chatting. There’s also a good amount of shade if you’d like to avoid spending too much time in the sun.
Hit the Spa
Too busy to visit a spa during your regular busy life? Visit the on-board spa for a relaxing treatment! You can also choose to get a pass to the rainforest room, where you can relax with saunas, steam rooms, specialty showers, and heated deck chairs (amenities vary by cruise ship – the Dream and Fantasy have the best rainforest rooms). We typically get a one-day pass to the rainforest room during our vacation and spend an evening after dinner relaxing.
You can also look at the Disney Cruise Line app and/or Personal Navigator to find various spa seminars and classes that you can participate in. For a special experience, you can even get a massage on Castaway Cay if your cruise stops there.
Take a Class
During our recent girls’ trip, we took two classes – wine tasting, and mixology. Other options include tequila tasting and martini tasting. These fun , 21+ classes are offered throughout the cruise and can be booked through guest services when you get on board. Do it first, because they are popular and book up.
Make sure you know your schedule when you book, because you won’t want to do a beverage seminar when you are supposed to be on a shore excursion or at another commitment.
Enjoy Adult Programming
Although many of the games on board are family-friendly, you’ll find a few that are 18+. We did the adult scavenger hunt and 80s music game, and had so much fun. See your Personal Navigator for a schedule. These are typically held after dinner.
There are many little adult-only bars on the Disney Cruise Line, with such fun themes. My favorite is Pink (on the Disney Dream) and Ooh-La-La Lounge (on the Disney Fantasy), a cute little champagne bar. Most of these bars are open to children earlier in the day, but switch to adult only later in the evening.
Have you ever been on board a Disney Cruise Line ship without kids? What did you enjoy? If you are currently planning a DCL vacation, check out all of our Disney Cruise Line tips here.
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