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Can a Disney cruise really be romantic? You may think that a Disney cruise is just for the kids, but we disagree.
A Disney cruise is a great vacation for the family. However, there are many things to keep adults happy. There are many romantic things to do on a Disney cruise!
Romantic Things To Do on A Disney Cruise
Here are our favorite romantic things to do on a Disney cruise.
Have Brunch At Palo
All of the Disney ships have Palo restaurant onboard. Disney Palo is an adult only restaurant which is perfect to have a romantic meal with your significant other.
You can choose from either brunch or dinner, but we think that a romantic brunch is the best choice. It is just such a wonderful way to start the day.
Certainly a very Romantic Things To Do On A Disney Cruise!
The Disney Palo Brunch is served from 10:00 am. until 2:00 pm. on each day at sea.
Disney’s Palo is very much influenced by Italian cuisine and style. The restaurant has a fabulous location on each of the Disney ships.
We particularly like the Disney Fantasy Palo brunch as the restaurant offers sweeping views of the ocean and of course, spectacular food.
There is an additional charge of $40 per person. However, for the quality of the food and the experience, we think that this is worth it.
You will be greeted by your server who will offer you a complimentary glass of Prosecco or a Mimosa. Your server will then take you on a tour of the buffet tables.
You simply will not know where to start. There is a huge amount of choice. Your server will also show you the hot entrée choices. You can order as many items as you wish and they will be brought, freshly prepared to your table.
Brunch at Palo is one of those truly not to be missed experiences when you are sailing on any of the Disney ships. You can make your reservation before you board.
However, you can only reserve one brunch experience before you board the ship. Once you are on board you can see if there are other reservations available and you may be fortunate enough to get another reservation.
You can make two reservations for a Palo dinner online if one of those is for the first night. Guests in general do not want to dine at Palo the first night so they give you an incentive to do that.
If you want to change or make a reservation when you are on the ship you can go to Palo or Remy to see if there are reservations available. If you are a concierge guest your concierge will arrange your reservations for you.
As well as the buffet tables there is a Palo Menu which has a la carte breakfast and lunch items. Usually I prefer the buffet items but there are certainly some very tempting things on the menu!
The Eggs Florentine and the Pennette Pasta are our favorites.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner At Remy
Remy is only available on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. If you are sailing on one of these ships you absolutely have to make time for romance at this top quality restaurant.
Unfortunately, this experience does not come cheap so you do need to be prepared for some sticker shock.
However, as one of the best Disney restaurant experiences, you should make your budget stretch if you possibly can. Dinner at Remy is $125 per person. However, it is exceptional quality food and an amazing experience.
If money is no object you can even order the $25,000 bottle of Château Cheval Blanc 1947. Pixar fans will notice that this is the same wine that food critic Anton Ego orders in Ratatouille.
Most of us will pass on this and order something a little more reasonable from the extensive wine list!
You can still enjoy the Ratatouille theme of course. You will be welcomed with a complimentary Collette cocktail.
Your server will help you choose from the excellent selection of food on the menu. They are extremely knowledgable and very attentive to your needs.
They have the amazing ability to be there when you want them and blend into the background when you really don’t. This is one of the many things which makes Remy the perfect location for a romantic meal on board a Disney cruise.
The food, the service and the view make this an experience not to be missed if you are sailing on the Disney Fantasy or Disney Dream.
Brunch is also available for $75 per person. A Champagne Pairing is available for an additional $30 per person.
This is another excellent experience, but we would always choose Palo brunch over Remy.
Romantic Things To Do On A Disney Cruise – Rekindle Romance on Castaway Cay
One of the most enjoyable aspects of a Disney cruise is the chance to spend a day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. They really have thought of everything to make this an island paradise for every member of the family.
If you are looking for romance you can certainly find it on Disney’s Castaway Cay. If you have ever imagined what paradise looks like you will know when you arrive at Castaway Cay.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway you should head straight for Castaway Cay Serenity Bay. This Castaway Cay beach is strictly for adults only. If you are traveling with kids you can still get some romantic time. Disney has thought of everything.
The kids can be checked into the Oceaneer’s Club and Lab right there on the island. You can be sure that they are having a great time whilst you are bringing back the romance in your life.
Serenity Bay is the best beach on Castaway Cay – mostly because it is the least crowded. It is the furthest away from the dock, but it is easy to get to on the shuttle bus.
If you want the ultimate in luxury on Castaway Cay you should consider trying to book a Cabana on Serenity Bay. The Castaway Cay Cabanas are very popular and you need to book one as soon as they become available.
They are priced at $446.88 for the day on Serenity Bay. For the family beach, they are priced at $726.88 for the day. They are a luxury, but if you can indulge it is a great way to enhance your day on Castaway Cay.
The Cabanas have plenty of space for you to relax. You will enjoy comfortable furniture, lockable storage, a shaded deck and even a freshwater shower.
Non-alcoholic beverages and towels are included. They even have a supply of suntan lotion for you to use. For the ultimate experience, you can even book a couples massage.
Enjoy A Disney Cruise Show
Disney ships are known for their outstanding entertainment. There really aren’t any other ships which can come even close to matching the standard of the shows which Disney cruise lines stages.
There are some shows which are staged on more than one of the Disney ships, but each ship also has its own unique entertainment.
It is very difficult to choose a favorite. However, if we really have to pick we think that Golden Mickeys on the Disney Wonder and Dream, Tangled on the Disney Magic, and the fabulous Frozen show on the Disney Wonder and now the Fantasy.
There are two shows every evening and you will pick the show which fits in with your dining assignment.
If you have early dining you will go to the later show and if you have the late dining you will see the early show. The shows are very popular so it is always best to arrive at your seat early.
Watch the Sunset or the Sunrise
There is something which is just so special about watching the sunrise or sunset with someone special. We know that this isn’t unique to a Disney cruise.
However, the ships are just so spectacular we enjoy the sunrise and sunset so much more on the Disney ships.
If you can possibly spend the extra money we highly recommend booking a balcony stateroom for your Disney cruise – at least once.
It is such a treat to order room service and enjoy sitting out on your balcony.
We have sailed in every possible category of stateroom, but if the price is affordable we will always opt for a balcony. Particularly if we want to enjoy some romantic time.
There is something just very special about sitting on your balcony and watching the ocean go by.
Get Married on Renew Your Vows on a Disney Cruise Ship
This has to be one of the most Romantic Things To Do On A Disney Cruise. Have you ever thought of getting married or renewing your vows on a Disney ship?
Engagements and honeymoons are also very popular on Disney cruise ships. If you can dream it, Disney will help you do it.
If you are thinking of getting married on a Disney cruise there are a number of venues which you can choose from. The venues each offer different advantages.
Imagine getting married or renewing your vows in the spectacular foyer of the Disney Dream or Fantasy.
You will want to think carefully about the location which will best suit your romantic vision.
You can even have a ceremony on Disney’s Castaway Cay. You can accommodate up to 100 guests to witness your dream Castaway Cay wedding celebration.
There are many locations on a Disney ship which are perfect for a marriage proposal. One of the adult only restaurants, particularly Remy would be a wonderful place for a proposal. The only limit is your imagination.
If you have been married for many years a Disney cruise is a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary.
Indulge at the Disney Cruise Spa
For the ultimate in romantic relaxation together you can have one of the couples treatments at the Senses Spa. You can book a couples massage so that you can enjoy the experience together.
All of the Disney Ships offer Couples Villas. These are spaces on board the ship which offer the spa treatment rooms which have two massage tables.
The real luxury is that you combine a treatment of your choice with some time on your own. You can enjoy the private verandah, whirlpool, and open-air shower. All treatments also include a foot cleansing ceremony and a tea ceremony.
Time in the Couple’s Villas doesn’t come cheap. Prices start at $475 and do not include gratuity. Many people think that the experience is well worth it.
Get a Disney Cruise Rainforest Pass
The Disney Rainforest Room is an area of the spa which we think is a must-do experience for anyone wanting to spend some relaxing time with their partner.
The Rainforest is part of the spa. You can get a day pass or a whole cruise pass to enjoy the steam room and other facilities offered.
This really has to be one of our favorite romantic things to do on a Disney cruise.
All of the ships have a selection of sauna and steam rooms. They also have showers with different effects including the rain forest effect.
The Disney Cruise Rainforest is very much nicer on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. The overall design of the area is nicer on the newer ships. The Fantasy and Dream have an area where you can view out to the ocean and sit on the hot stone chairs or enjoy the hot tubs.
The Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are all indoors with the hot stone chairs in a central area and the steam room and showers surrounding that area.
Whichever ship you are sailing on we think that at least a day pass for the Rainforest is worth purchasing.
Here is our guide to the Disney Rainforest Room
Enjoy the Disney Cruise Bars and Nightclubs
There is plenty to do after dark on a Disney cruise. If you enjoy nightlife the Disney ships all have plenty of bars and nightlife to offer. Each of the ships has an Entertainment District which is only open to the over 18s after 9 pm each night.
On all of the ships there is sure to be a style of bar which you enjoy – ranging from English style pubs to contemporary bars.
One of our favorites is the Ooh La La bar on the Disney Fantasy. This is incredibly opulently furnished and is designed to look like a French boudoir. It serves an excellent selection of wine and champagne including their own label Ooh La La Champagne by Taittinger.
The kid’s clubs on all the Disney ships are open until late, so you can enjoy some alone time in the evening.
Visit The Quiet Cove
You have to be aged 18 or older to use the adult only pool decks on the Disney ships. Disney has put a lot of thought into providing outdoor areas on the ships where the grown-ups can escape from the children.
On the Disney Wonder and Magic, there are adult areas on Deck 9 which include a pool, bar area and cafe. The Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream have very large spaces on Deck 11 which include a pool and a swim up bar.
The Disney Fantasy has even larger spaces for adults, with the Satellite Sun Deck. This is a very large area for adults only with lots of sun loungers as well as the circular shaped splash pool Satellite Falls.
On every sailing which we have made on the Disney Fantasy this seems to be particularly underused, so if you want to enjoy some peaceful time with your romantic partner this is a very good place to be.
If you want to know more about the adults-only area on the Disney Fantasy check out our guide at
Would you like to enjoy a romantic Disney cruise? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Do you have any suggestions of Romantic Things To Do On A Disney Cruise?