Disney is known as one of the most family-friendly of all the cruise lines and there is a lot to do for all members of the family.
However, a question I often get asked is whether or not Disney Cruise ships have a casino.
Do Disney Cruise Ships Have Casinos?
Disney does not have a casino on any of their ships.
The current ships are Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy. Disney Cruise Lines took the bold decision two decades ago not to include a casino on any of their ships.
A casino is usually a huge source of revenue for a cruise line so it is great to see that Disney decided to stand out as different in the cruise industry.
Most cruise lines including Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Lines devote a large amount of space in their ships to a casino.
This is another way that Disney Cruise Lines are in a category of its own when it comes to family cruising.
However, this is not to say that there is no gambling at all on a Disney Cruise.
Is there gambling on a Disney Cruise?
One of the most popular activities on board all of the ships is Bingo.
These Bingo sessions on Disney Cruise Ships are a whole lot of fun. Bingo games are played most days on all the Disney ships.To find out when the next session is you just have to check your Navigator App or the paper edition that you can get from Guest Services.
Usually, the Bingo games are held in one of the adult lounges, but as they are held in the day, all ages are welcome to attend.
Children under the age of 18 are allowed to attend, but they cannot actually win the prize. They can check the numbers and mark them off, but they must have an adult over 18 with them to supervise at all times.
Disney does all entertainment very well, so as you would expect, they make Bingo a lot of fun.
The first time I went to one of the games I was a bit overwhelmed by the fast pace and experience of some of my fellow cruisers They had clearly done this many times before!
Disney makes it easy for even first-timers to take part though.
Bingo prizes can be as much as $10,000. There are lots of other prizes given out of Disney Cruise Line bags, hats, and exclusive items.
The cost to play Bingo does vary depending on which day you play. It usually starts at $30 for a set of bingo cards.
However, if you want the more high-tech approach you can also rent a machine to keep a check of numbers. This means you don’t have to be so vigilant about checking numbers by yourself.
Of course, these are more expensive and start at $40.
Will The New Disney Ships Have a Casino?
There are 3 new Disney ships on the horizon.
Disney Treasure will be launched next year, and a third Triton class ship will be launched in 2026. It is highly likely that neither of these ship will have a casino.
However, there is another new Disney ship that will be launched in 2024.
Disney acquired the Global Dream cruise ship and whilst details are scarce, we know that she will sail from Singapore.
By the time Global Dream was purchased by Disney Cruise Line, she was 75 percent completed. We now know that this ship will be named Disney Adventure.
And it was planned that Global Dream would have a casino.
Will Disney Adventure have a casino? Disney has a dilemma. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens.
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.