Is the Disney Dream cruise ship really a great choice for the grown ups?When most people think of a Disney Dream cruise they think of what the kids will enjoy. Whilst Disney is a magical cruise for families they have also created an amazing vacation for adults traveling with or without the children. So just what is available for adults on the Disney Dream cruise ship?
Quite Cove Pool
Disney realizes sometimes you just want some quiet time by the pool. Without the kids. So they designed the Quiet Cove Pool which is reserved just for adults over the age of 18. This freshwater pool has an interesting curved design and is located Forward on Deck 11 of the Disney Dream. The depth of the water varies and includes a sunbathing area which is 6 inches deep and includes built in loungers and a mister. Perfect for relaxing.
What more could you ask for than a cool drink whilst relaxing around the pool. Of course there is a cocktail bar at the pool side. Guests can enjoy a drink from the Cove Bar without ever having to leave the luxury of the pool as the bar staff will of course bring your drink to you.
For the ultimate in relaxation book a poolside massage. Or enjoy the fabulous views out to sea from the Quiet Cove Spa.
Disney Dream Dining for Adults
Disney Cruise line has long since realized that adults want a dining space just for the adults. This is why they created Palo, the highly successful no kids allowed restaurant on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic.
The Disney Dream will also have a Palo restaurant. This adult only exclusive restaurant is located on Deck 12 Aft of the ship. It’s theme is Northern Italian cuisine. Ever wondered why the name Palo? It is named after the long poles used by the Venetian gondaliers.
Palo will serve Dinner and Brunch for an additional cover charge of $20 per person. You do have to book in advance and it is wise to plan as far ahead as you can. First time Disney cruisers can book up to 75 days in advance whilst Castaway Cay Club members can reserve Palo between 90 and 120 days in advance depending on which Club level status they have. Concierge guests can also book 120 days in advance.
The Disney Dream adds a new premium dining experience. The new Remy restaurant is of course named after our favorite gourmet rat in Ratatouille.
Remy will serve dinner only and there is a cover charge of $75 per person. the beautiful Art Nouveau styled restaurant features the finest French cuisine. There is even a private Chef’s Table for an even more exclusive dining experience. Guests are greeted with a Champagne Cocktail (all other alcoholic beverages are at extra charge.
Remy is sure to become one of the most popular Disney dining experiences and guests will need to book ahead. Again the Concierge Guests and Castaway Cay Members are allowed to book first.
Disney Dream Spa
If you are seeking relaxation and pampering in luxurious surroundings then you will want to head to the spa. All of the usual spa and salon treatments are available including massage, facials, manicures and hairstyling. You can even have your teeth whitened so you can feel more like a Disney Princess (or Prince of course).
Experience pure tranquility, indulgent pampering and inner contentment in an environment designed to soothe the senses. Guests’ bodies and spirits are nurtured in the spa’s 17 private treatment rooms. Spa services (except the villa treatments) can be booked prior to boarding using your Cruise Personalizer.
For the ultimate in pampering you can reserve one of the Senses Spa Villas. Each villa is a private suite with it’s own balcony with a hot tub. You can book any one of a number of spa treatment packages to enjoy in the comfort of your own villa. Prices start at $449 and can only be booked once onboard.
There is also a large fitness center onboard and all users must be aged 18 or over.
If you want a quite place to relax with a cup of coffee then head to the Cove Cafe which is located next to the Quiet Cove pool on Deck 11 Forward. There is indoor and outdoor seating in this grown ups only cafe.
Evolution is an adult only dance club. The theme was inspired by the evolution of a butterfly and the surroundings are truly beautiful. During the day Evolution will host dance classes and other activities for everyone. In the evening it is for adults only and will offer dancing and karaoke and of course a full bar.
The Meridian bar is located between the Remy and Palo restaurants on Deck 12. The theme is world travel and you will enjoy an amazing view out over the ocean at the back of the ship. You can even sip a cocktail on the luxurious teak deck and admire the view.
Pink is located in The District on Deck 4 of the ship. It is furnished in a sophisticated Art Nouveau style and is the ideal bar for a romantic evening drink.
Skyline is also located in The District. It has huge screens on the wall which change to show skylines of great cities of the world. Each evening the skyline will change and the bar will offer different themed cocktails from the featured country.
So is the DIsney Dream for adults? Disney cruise line has always given an exceptional amount of attention to creating a space which is for families, children and adults to enjoy both together and separately. Perhaps because Disney realized from the very start that their cruise ships were always going to say “family’ loud and clear, they have been particularly successful with actually creating separate spaces for adults to enjoy.
Disney is the master of creating magic. And adults traveling with or without children will certainly find plenty of grown up space to enjoy.
All images used are Walt Disney Imagineer Early Concept Art. Very soon we will be excited to show you the actual pictures as the launch of the Dream is now very close.