Disney Cruise Line:
Disney Dream

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Learn more about the Disney Dream

Mom Approved Travel is an EarMarked Travel Agency who specializes in Disney Cruises!

For those wanting to do a little more research on Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream before finalizing their family cruise with their Mom Approved Travel Cruise Planner, we have created a skimmable Mom Approved overview of the ship. Please note: this is not a comprehensive guide with every single detail, but an overview of what we have found most parents are interested in researching before they book a Disney Cruise with our MAT Advisors.

Mom Approved Overview - the Disney Dream

Disney Dream quick technical facts:

The Disney Dream was the third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, with her maiden voyage in January 2011, and is the sister ship to the Disney Fantasy.

Tonnage: 134,000 gross tons
Length: 1,115 feet
Height: 216 feet
Passenger Decks: 14
Staterooms: 1,250 staterooms; 12% inside 88% outside; 21 suites
Capacity: 4,000 passengers; 1458 crew 

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Remember, at Mom Approved Travel, one of our core beliefs is Moms should get a vacation too. What this means is, Mom should actually enjoy going on a Disney Cruise vacation – she should not be stressing or spending her precious time spending hours researching all the packing things, or making sure she doesn’t miss important payment, activity or check-in deadlines.  Mom can spend her time and energy elsewhere when she partners with Mom Approved Travel to book her Disney Dream cruise!

Disney Dream Staterooms

living room of concierge 1 bedroom suite on Disney Dream

Concierge 1 Bedroom Suite with Verandah

Stateroom Overview – Disney Dream

Staterooms on board the Disney Dream were designed with families in mind. They are well-appointed, comfortable, with a nautical elegance. Most cabins on the Disney Dream have split bathrooms, which are absolutely ideal for families and make things MUCH easier when getting ready to start, or wind down your day! Split baths are Mom Approved for sure!

Accessible cabin options are available– please note their configuration will vary a bit from the non-accessible cabin, your MAT Advisor will be happy to discuss cabin specifics with you to ensure you are matched with a cabin to meet your needs.

Standard Amenities
(some categories will have elevated amenities)

  • Refrigerator
  • Premium Bath Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Disney Cruise signature spa, bath and shower products (you can leave your shampoo, conditioner and soap at home)

Standard Design Features
(some categories will have elevated features)

  • A heavy privacy curtain to separate the sitting and sleeping areas
  • Well thought out storage options (looks like a Mom designed them!)
  • Elevated wooden bed frames for under-bed storage of suitcases and other large items
  • Sitting area with a couch, tv and desk

Disney Dream Stateroom categories

Concierge Staterooms – most luxurious accommodations available on the Disney Dream, each with a large private verandah and premium amenities and services including access to the concierge lounge. We think they are quite lovely!

  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
    Sleeps 5 with 1,781 square feet of gorgeousness including the private verandah with whirpool tub and floor to ceiling windows. 2 baths and whirlpool tub, living room, dining salon, wet bar, walk in closets, all the things! Adjoining cabin options available.
  • Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
    Sleeps 5 in 622 square feet including the private verandah and floor to ceiling windows. 2 baths and whirpool tub, walk-in closets, wet bar, and more. Adjoining cabin options available.
  • Concierge Family Oceanview with Veranda
    Sleeps 5 in 306 square feet including the private verandah and floor to ceiling windows. Split bath with vanity, sink, shower and round tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet. Adjoining cabin options available.

Verandah Staterooms – This is what many cruisers would call the “balcony” cabin category. Verandah cabins are the most  spacious non-Concierge staterooms, each with a private verandah, some with partial views. These are a great choice for families, some cabins hold up to 5 people.

  • Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
    Sleeps 3-5 with 304 square feet including the private verandah, some categories have varied configurations, sitting area and heavy privacy curtain. This cabin has more space than the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah and is our MAT favorite cabin for families!
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and round tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
    Verandah – Private Verandah with child locks and Plexiglass
  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
    Sleeps 3-4 with 246 square feet including the private verandah, sitting area and heavy privacy curtain. Most cabins have split bath configurations.
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
    Verandah – Private Verandah with child locks and Plexiglass
  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah
    Sleeps 3-4 with 246 square feet including the private verandah. We love these cabins for those who want a little natural light and want to hear the ocean, but don’t mind a limited view for the savings.
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
    Verandah – Private Verandah with limited views

Oceanview Staterooms – more space than the Standard Inside stateroom with scenic vistas through 1 large porthole window, some cabins have the 2 smaller porthole window configuration.

  • Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
    Sleeps 3-5 with 241 square feet and plenty of natural light (a curtain is available if you want to sleep in)
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
    Portholes – 1 or 2 with seating depending on cabin.
  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
    Sleeps 3-4 with 204 square feet and plenty of natural light (a curtain is available if you want to sleep in) This cabin is the same square footage as the Deluxe Inside stateroom, but includes a porthole window, some have obstructed views.
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
    Portholes – 1 or 2 depending on cabin.

Inside Staterooms – Disney Cruise Line base accommodations with a classic nautical feel, porthole mirror and no exterior view. It is worth noting, Disney Cruise Line inside cabins are larger than most other cruise line inside cabins, so if you have cruised before be prepared for a little more space than you may be used to.

  • Deluxe Inside Stateroom
    Sleeps 3-4 with 204 square feet and a “Magical Porthole” to view a real-time view on an LCD screen that mimicks a porthole, and a few favorite Disney characters might just float by your “window.” The magical porthole can be turned off with a switch.
    Split Bath – a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
  • Standard Inside Stateroom
    Sleeps 3-4 in 169 Square feet and a “Magical Porthole” to view a real-time view on an LCD screen that mimicks a porthole, and a few favorite Disney characters might just float by your “window.” The magical porthole can be turned off with a switch.
    Full Bathroom – a standard bathroom configuration with vanity, sink, shower and tub. (not split)
Dcl Disney Dream split bath Layout
Split bathroom option
layout of the deluxe family oceanview verandah cabin
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
DCL Oceanview stateroom on Dream and Fantasy
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

Disney Dream Kids Clubs & Youth Program

Children drawing with Goofy in a DCL kids club activity

No one does Kids Clubs like Disney Cruise Line!

The Disney Dream – Kids Club & Youth Program Overview

We have warned you, your kids will NEVER want to leave the ship because Disney truly is the absolute best cruise line for kids. Our favorite part about bringing the kids on a Disney cruise, Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, Vibe and Edge are included in your cruise fare!

Oceaneer Club (3-12) complimentary

The central rotunda and its twinkling ceiling and stage acts as a hub to 4 different lands to explore and play. Here, kids can watch favorite Disney movies on a huge plasma screen, enjoy an engaging story time and receive special in-person and virtual visits from favorite Disney Character friends.

A state-of-the-art Magic PlayFloor allows kids to interact with the 103″ plasma screen as they ask Crush from Finding Nemo during Crush chats (similar to Turtle Talk with Crush at Walt Disney World) or enjoy a simulated tilt maze!

  • Andy’s Room – Larger than life, colorful and fun Toy Story themed play area featuring a large Slinky-dog slide. The kids should sleep well after their time here!
  • Star Wars Millennium Falconyoung Padawans can join the Rebel alliance for arts and crafts, Jedi training, or even climb into the cockpit to send the fastest hunk of junk throughout the Star Wars Universe!
  • Disney Infinity Game Room– test your skills with an archery challenge, create with Infinity draw, or participate in the Disney racers program.
  • Pixie Hollow – This highly themed area is a fun area to play dress-up, work on craft projects, listen to stories and more!

Oceaneer Lab (3-12) complimentary

With so many activities to choose from, your kiddo will find something fun going on in the Oceaneer Lab- they could be making race cars out of soap for the Piston Cup Challenge or making chocolate chip cookies during Anyone Can Cook!

  • Animator’s Studio: Your kiddos will have an opportunity to create art and learn to sketch their favorite Disney characters!
  • Media Room: Hosts activities throughout the day and gives kids a great space to watch movies or play a video game.
  • Playmation: Where you can use state of the art video gear to join forces with Marvel’s Avengers to battle villains and save the world!
  • Craft Studio: Crafting is king as at this hands-on, arts-and-crafts studio.
  • The Wheelhouse: Cruise Navigation simulators allow pirate-wannabes to steer their very own ship to hunt for treasure through the Caribbean Sea.

Edge (11-14) complimentary

Tweens have their very own space to chill and have fun on the Disney Dream filled with activities, photobooth, tv, video games and a tween-focused space designed in the forward funnel.

With electronics, a dance floor, tables, a video wall and gaming stations, there are plenty of ways to chill with fellow tweens while enjoying music, arts and crafts, karaoke, scavenger hunts, selfie walls, and themed nights of fun!

Vibe (14-17) complimentary

Teens get their very own space to call their own, designed with teenagers interests in mind. They can engage, hang or chill while mingling or doing their thing while chaperoned by counselors who are “cool” enough to be fun.

The indoor area has a nightclub vibe to it, while the teen only pool deck gives teens a place to enjoy the coffee bar, smoothies, listen to music, engage during fun video and virtual-reality game session, join in dance parties, mix tracks in the DJ area, play ping pong, foosball, giant checkers, have karaoke competitions and play non-lame games.

Nursery (under 3) fee required

Even the tiniest guests have an option to play in a colorful, fun childcare center while you enjoy time with the older kiddos or date night!

Note: It’s a Small World Nursery DOES have an additional cost, and we do suggest making reservations as capacity is limited. Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis during open house on your cruise Embarkation Day or anytime throughout your sailing.

Disney Dream Dining Options

Family smiling sitting at dinner table on DCL Dream Animators Palate

Animator’s Palate, one of the rotational dining option onboard the DCL Dream

Dining onboard the Disney Dream

You really will need to pack your stretchy pants, because no matter what you are craving, no matter what mood you are in, or what time of day it is, the Disney Dream has something delicious to eat!

A Rotational Dining experience only Disney Cruise can do

One of the other areas where Disney Cruise line stands out is with the rotational dining options onboard, which is equivalent to a Dining Room experience on other cruise lines. But trust us, this experience is unlike ANY OTHER cruise line out there. Each ship has 3 themed dining venues on board, each offer a wide variety of options for every taste. Even the pickiest of kiddos will not go away hungry, promise!

  • Royal Palace – exclusive to the Disney Dream, Royal Palace feels like you have been dropped into a storybook. Enjoy French and American fare. Breakfast and lunch is also offered as a seated alternative to casual options.
  • Animators Palate – a truly distinctively Disney experience loved by all ages serving a fusion of Pacific Island foods, Asian cooking and Southern California fusion deliciousness – with options for the pickiest of eaters!  Here you will celebrate the process of animation with favorite characters!
  • Enchanted Garden  – has a 4 course continental dinner everyone will love and the light and bright dining room. Enchanted Garden is also open for lunch and breakfast if you prefer to have a seated option over the Cabanas buffet or the grab and go options.

Our favorite part about Disney rotational dining is your servers move WITH you. Brace yourself for unmatched service. They get to know your kids and their preferences. We promise, these Cast Members will be one of your kid’s favorite parts of their sailing and they will be talking about their server long after you return home.

Disney Dream Casual and Grab and Go Dining options

Looking for something quick so you and the family can hop back into the pool? No worries! Cabanas – a casual buffet will have tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings with plenty of tasty dessert bites!

There are plenty of other grab and go options on the ship, and the themes vary but fun options like:

  • Flo’s Cafe
  • Eye Scream Treats
  • Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats (extra cost)
  • Preludes

Adult Only Dining on the Disney Dream

Disney offers an Adult only dining option on the Disney Dream perfect for date night or or brunch!

  • Palo the adult-exclusive restaurant serves fine dining Italian cuisine deliciousness with thoughtful wine pairings and the legendary Palo chocolate soufflé.  It is incredibly yummy!
  • Remy the adult-exclusive restaurant serves fine dining French cuisine with thoughtful wine pairings.  A brunch and dessert offering is also available.

Dining at Remy and Palo does require a reservation and is not included in your cruise fare, and subject to an additional charge; but your Mom Approved Travel Advisor can assist you in deciding if this something you would find valuable to splurge for.

24 Hour Room Service on the Disney Dream

Unlike other cruise lines, in-room dining is complementary (though a few select snacks and adulty beverages do have an additional cost). Lunch and dinner options like burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and grilled options are available all day, except during breakfast hours, where a continental breakfast is served.

Snacks are the BEST part about Disney Cruise in-room dining! Milk and cookies before bed? Mickey bar at midnight? Your dreams will come true!

Disney Dream Pools and Water Playareas

2 people on raft sliding on waterslide onboard the DCL Dream

The AquaDuck is a thrilling water slide for two!

Plenty of ways to cool off and splash around on the Disney Dream

There are plenty of ways to enjoy pool time on the Disney Dream in pools, slide and water play areas. 

Parents please note: complimentary pool vests are available on deck, so please leave floaties, rafts and pool noodles at home, as those items are not allowed onboard. Pool towels are also available on your Disney Cruise, so you can leave those at home as well!

  • AquaDuck – an elevated water coaster at Deck 12 for guests over 7 years old and 42″ tall (54″ as a single rider) who board a 2 person raft on a 765′ long journey through transparent and uncovered portions of the slide tubes uphill, downhill, and over the side of the ship before dumping you into a lazy river. At nighttime, this ride is a whole different experience!
  • Mickey’s Pool – one of the main pools located mid-ship, this family pool is in the fun shape of Mickey for guests over 3 years old. Guests aged 4-14 between 38″-64″ tall can enjoy the twist and turns of the slide. There are plenty of lounge chairs to catch some rays, or even a little shade.
  • Donald’s Pool – one of the main pools located mid-ship in the middle of it all, this family pool is for guests over 3 years old. There are lounge chairs to catch some rays, and this area also features the giant funnel vision screen used for deck parties and showing movies during the day!
  • Nemo’s Reef – fun-filled splash deck for kids ages 3 and under featuring pop jets, bubblers and fountains—starring friends from Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
  • Funnel Puddle – a family wading pool perfect for letting the kids to play and avoid getting your hair wet.
  • Quiet Cove Pool – adult-exclusive 4 foot deep pool retreat with nearby Cove Cafe and coffee shop!
  • Satellite Falls – the adult-exclusive wading pool near the Quiet Cove Pool and Quiet Cove cafe.

Disney Dream Entertainment and onboard activities

DCL Disney Magic Theater

Walt Disney Theater

Onboard Entertainment and activities on the Disney Dream

No matter how many nights your cruise itinerary is, you will never feel bored on the Disney Dream! It is important to remember this does not mean you have to do ALL the things, but know there is entertainment and fun for everyone! But there are always plenty of spots to grab a quiet corner and read a book as well!

Broadway-style shows

Enjoy Broadway-style Disney live shows in The Walt Disney Theater, a beautiful live performance venue  with plenty of cozy seating.

  • Beauty and the Beast – a live show whose story is familiar to the one you know from the Disney movie with a two new songs from Alan Menken!
  • The Golden Mickeys –a beloved song and dance live show that pays tribute to classic Disney films in a Hollywood-awards show style theme. You’ll hear songs from: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Toy Story 2, Lady and the Tramp, Tangled, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast.
  • Disney’s Believe – a DCL original production focused on a little girl’s wish and features many of your favorite characters and beloved songs from Aladdin, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and The Princess and the Frog.

Other Entertainment

  • Sailing Away Deck  Party – a Disney twist on the embarkation sail-a-way party, as only Disney can do!
  • Buena Vista Theater -elegant old-Hollywood themed cinema featuring plush seats, giant movie screen and advanced projection with Dolby sound and Dolby 3D screening first-run favorite movies
  • D Lounge – everyone can enjoy family-friendly entertainment such as  karaoke, trivia game shows, contests and dance parties
  • Disney Cruise Pirate Night – Most itineraries include a full or partial “Pirate Night” which may include a Pirate-night meal where you arrr greeted by your servers in a whole new way, a “Pirates of the Caribbean” Deck Party, special meet and greets, pirate music in the hallways, and other special events 
  • Seasonal and Special sailings such as: New Years Eve, Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises have unique dining experiences, deck parties, character meets, shows and more!
  • Midship Detective Agency – an interactive digital scavenger hunt for the whole family

Character Greetings

There are too many opportunities to list here for character greetings with some of your favorite Disney characters!

Some of these character interactions and events will be scheduled, spontaneous, throughout the ship at designated places and during special surprises appearances during your sailing!

Fireworks at Sea

Most itineraries include Fireworks at Sea, which is part of the Disney Cruise Pirate night fun!

Sports and Fitness

  • Gym – for those who want to continue their workouts at sea, there is a wide variety of state of the art equipment for cardio, weights and more to get your sweat on!
  • Goofy’s Sports Deck – 9 hole miniature golf course, basketball courts, shuffleboard, 400 yard lap running track and more 

Senses Spa & Salon

Senses Spa & Salon onboard the Dream has a wide variety of spa experiences, but one of our absolute favorites is the Rainforest Room. You will also find options for massage, stone therapies, facials, cosmetic treatments and more.

Salon services such as manicures, pedicures, blowouts, up-dos, and more are also available. 

Adult only onboard activities in The District

When night falls, the District becomes an adult-exclusive area of the ship catering to the grownups!

  • Evolution – with a beautiful butterfly ceiling, the family can enjoy activities during the day such as: dance classes, bingo, arts and crafts. But at night this adult-exclusive area offers karaoke, enter a game show, catch a comedy show, watch live music and enjoy signature cocktails such as the Mariposa or Papillion.
  • District Lounge – live piano music in a unique and sleek little hotspot. 
  • Pub 687 – a contemporary sports bar  setting perfect for catching live sporting events, play board games while enjoying a tasty adult beverage.

Disney Dream Itineraries

DCL Disney Dream in port at Castaway Cay

The Disney Dream in Castaway Cay, Bahamas

2024 & 2025 Disney Dream Cruise Itineraries

The Disney Dream will be sailing primarily out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Europe in 2024. In 2025, she will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida itineraries to the Bahamas stopping at Castaway Cay and Lighthouse Point.

2024 Disney Dream Itineraries

May 2024: Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona
June 2024: Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome)
July 2024: Mediterranean and Western Europe sailings out of Barcelona, Norwegian Fijords out of Southampton
August 2024: Norwegian Fijords, France, Belgium and Spain sailings out of Southampton
September 2024: Western Europe and British Isles sailings out of Barcelona
October 2024: Transatlantic from Southampton repositioning to Fort Lauderdale
November 2024: Bahamian sailing out of Fort Lauderdale
December 2024: Bahamian and Western Caribbean sailing out of Fort Lauderdale

2025 Disney Dream Itineraries

January 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
February 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
March 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
April 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
May 2025: Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
June 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
July 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
August 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale
September 2025: Western Caribbean and Bahamian sailings out of Fort Lauderdale

Booking your Disney Dream cruise with Mom Approved Travel

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We help busy Moms and families plan Disney cruises

Mom Approved Travel will take away the overwhelm of planning a Disney Cruise vacation

You’ve just read a LOT of information, and this is only some of what the Disney Dream has to offer multi-generational families. When you book your cruise with Mom Approved Travel, we will take the time to find out your needs and get to know more about your family to ensure you have the ideal Disney Cruise experience for your family.

Mom Approved Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

We are extremely knowledgeable about the all the Disney cruise ships, not just the Disney Wonder! We invest a lot of time in continued education, and leverage our extensive first-hand experience and training offered by Disney Cruise Line. Our partnership with Disney Cruise Line is very strong, and we are proud of our status as an EarMarked Travel agency and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

Learn more: What is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

When you book your Disney Cruise with Mom Approved Travel, you’ll get assistance with:

  • Research – saving you hours of your life by narrowing down your options based on your needs, favorite Disney characters, stories, accommodation preferences and wishlists
  • Finding a convenient departure port
  • Picking the best Disney Cruise ship for your family and ensure the Disney dream is right for you, or if another ship may be a better fit
  • Choosing a sailing with an ideal port itinerary
  • Selecting the best dates to accommodate your schedule and budget
  • Securing the ideal cabin type for your family
  • Advising on the best cabin location 
  • Recommending onboard dining options
  • Handling any pre and post cruise stays for you
  • Assisting with ground transportation and transfers
  • Saving you time by acting as your dedicated customer service contact and advocate – we will be the ones to sit on hold with Disney Cruise Line and work to sort out any issues, questions, or discrepancies

Mom Approved Travel will plan a Mom Approved Disney cruise for you on the Disney Dream!

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Start Planning your Disney Dream Cruise?

How to work with a Mom Approved
Disney Cruise Line Travel Advisor

Yay! You have decided you want to go on  the Disney Dream or another Disney cruise!
You made a smart decision to use an experienced, trusted Disney Cruise Planner at Mom Approved Travel, an Authorized Disney Planner agency.
Now what do you do?

Working with a Mom Approved Travel Advisor to plan your Disney Dream cruise is easy, promise! You can now rest easy knowing our team is made up of avid cruisers who maintain the highest levels of training for Disney Cruise Line.

If you already have a MAT Travel Advisor, or you know who you would like to use:
fill out our quote request and choose their name from the dropdown menu.

If you are not sure which MAT Travel Advisor you would like to work with, visit our MAT Team Page to meet our Travel Advisors to learn more about them
fill out our quote request and choose “surprise me” from the dropdown menu
and we will match you with a MAT Advisor to fit your family best based on your responses.

Frequently Asked Questions
about a Disney Cruise

Booking your Disney Cruise with a Mom Approved Travel Advisor is complimentary for most cruise vacations. There are some unique circumstances, we may charge a service fee which will be disclosed upfront. There are no hidden fees working with Mom Approved Travel.

If you have already booked your Disney Cruise with Disney Travel Company, depending on the circumstances we MAY be able to transfer it to the agency to allow your Advisor to assist without a fee within 30 days of booking, if you are outside of final payment.

If we are unable to transfer a cruise, we do offer a concierge planning option based on your needs.

Booking your Disney Cruise through Mom Approved Travel means you get dedicated access to a Professional Travel Planner who specializes in Disney Cruises who can tailor a trip for your family.

To get started, simply fill out our DISNEY CRUISE QUOTE REQUEST FORM and one of our Advisors will contact you for a quick, free consultation.

Absolutely! MAT Advisors are experienced understanding and setting up families with a wide range of special needs for success. Some of our Travel Advisors have backgrounds in special education, special needs in their own families, or hold certifications from IBCCES. 

Whether it is dietary restrictions, physical handicap, neuro-divergent challenges, cognitive disabilities, hearing or visual disabilities, service animal travel or beyond, your MAT Advisor has the knowledge and expertise to make your Disney Cruise as comfortable as possible, so everyone can enjoy the fun!

Payment terms and conditions are set by the supplier, in this case, Disney Cruise Line.

Deposits: If you are booking a cruise further out, you may only need to pay a deposit to hold your trip. Final payment dates vary and are usually based on length of cruise.

All cruise payment requirements vary based on the supplier, but your MAT Travel Advisor can answer questions about your specific sailing.

Your payments will be processed into the Disney secure payment portals by your Travel Advisor. The agency does not hold or deposit any of your vacation package funds into our company account.

DCL accepts most major credit cards. Any charges to your credit card will show up as a charge from the supplier, and not Mom Approved Travel.

Funny thing, that “certified Disney Travel Agent” term gets tossed around quite a bit- but no such term legally exists.

There are strict regulations set forth by Disney what Travel Advisors and Travel Agencies can call themselves in the legal mumbo jumbo. Believe us, you WANT a Professional Travel Advisor who understands terms & conditions well! Certified Disney Cruise Travel Agent is not one of them.

However, Mom Approved Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. We EARNED this designation given to us by Disney. All of our Travel Advisors are Graduates of the Disney College of Knowledge. Our Advisors hold various certifications through travel industry associations with the highest professional standards.

When you book with Mom Approved Travel, you are hiring a trustworthy Travel Professional who specializes in Disney destinations.

For most itineraries, the minimum age for babies to sail with a parent or guardian is 6 months at the time of embarkation; but some itineraries such as South Pacific, Transatlantic, Hawaii and Panama Canal repositioning cruises, the minimum age to sail is 1 year. Your MAT Advisor will be happy to review age requirements for the specific cruise you would like to sail with you.

Yes, it is a US Public Health Service rule that only potty trained children many enter swimming pools, hot tubs or spas on any cruise ship.

Swim diapers are NOT permitted In Disney pools, spas, hotubs or on water slides such as the AquaDuck, AquaLab and AquaDunk and AquaMouse.

Each of the DCL ship do have a water play area which allows littles who are not potty trained and use a swim diaper to utilize special water play areas:

  • Nemo’s Reef on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy
  • Nephew’s Spash Zone on the Disney Magic
  • Dory’s Reef on the Disney Wonder
  • Toy Story Splash Zone on the Disney Wish and Disney Treasure

Yes they do! Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and Lighthouse Point in Eluthra are exclusively for Disney Cruise guests. Your MAT  Advisor can help you find an itinerary and date that works best for you to visit them!

Disney Cruise Line started with the very first ship, the Disney Magic and has expanded its fleet over over time. Right now is an exciting time for Disney Cruise Line as they are again investing into the fleet and building new ships. You can see all of the current Disney Cruise ships here on our dedicated Disney Cruise Line Fleet page.

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