Disney Cruise Line Planning
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Looking for a Disney Cruise Travel Agent? You found the Mom Approved experts!

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

With legendary world-class service, epic entertainment, delicious dining options, spacious staterooms, immersion in the magic of your favorite stories and characters, a wide variety of onboard activities for every age, exciting port excursions, and endless entertainment, a Disney Cruise has everything you need for the best cruise experience for the whole family.

Using Mom Approved Travel takes away the overwhelm of planning a Disney cruise vacation by helping you with everything from the best time to cruise, which ship and itinerary is best for you, cabin category and location, assistance with hotel stays before or after your cruise, ground transportation, what to pack, excursions, dining, and more. We also utilize our relationship with Disney Cruise Line to ensure our client families have the best possible experience. Our connections allow us access to dedicated support, education, tools, and more to enhance your Disney Cruise Line vacation.

Mom Approved Overview - Disney Cruise Line

Moms should get a vacation too

At Mom Approved Travel, one of our core beliefs is Moms should get a vacation too.

What that means is, Mom should actually enjoy going on a Disney Cruise vacation – she should not be stressing or spending her precious time worrying about which kid-friendly activities are in the Bahamas, how best to navigate Castaway Cay, spending hours researching all the packing things, or making sure she doesn’t miss important payment, activity or check-in deadlines.

When Mom hires Mom Approved Travel to plan her Disney Cruise, she can spend her time and energy elsewhere, and get back to the business of Mom life!

We plan Disney cruises a little differently, as our personalized cruise planning approach is crafted to protect the precious time and hard-earned travel dollars of overwhelmed Moms (and Dads). Unique Mom Approved processes allow you to focus on the fun and spend less time worrying about or messing with the logistical details of your cruise – we take care of those for you!

Disney Cruise has the same “Mom should get a vacation too” vibe – for example, your server WILL CUT UP YOUR KID’S FOOD FOR YOU so you can have a hot meal. Need we say more? Wait until you read about the adult only areas and the Disney Kids Clubs onboard! Your family is unique, which is why it is important to have a Mom Approved Travel Advisor that understands this and will curate a Disney Cruise vacation for your family unique to their interests, needs and wishes!

Why book a Disney Cruise with Mom Approved Travel?

Mom hugging daughter in deck of a Disney Cruise Line ship

We help busy Moms and families plan Disney cruises

Booking a Disney Cruise with Mom Approved Travel:

With a powerful combination of experience, expertise and connections, Mom Approved Travel will take away the overwhelm of planning a Disney Cruise vacation so you can focus on the fun!

It is important to know we are Professional Travel Advisors, not order takers. We take the time to find out your needs and get to know more about your family. Every Travel Advisor at Mom Approved Travel believes vacation memories are priceless. Your cruise is not simply a transaction to us, we are invested in making sure you have the ideal cruise experience for your family.

We are an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

We are extremely knowledgeable about the latest Disney cruise ships. We invest a lot of time in continued education, we leverage our extensive first-hand experience and our Travel Advisors are always current on the highest levels of 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 help with:

Mom Approved Travel will help you make the most of your time before, during, and even after your trip! Sailing out of Port Canaveral? We can do a Walt Disney World pre or post cruise stay to bring the magic to your family via land and the sea!

  • Save you hours of research by narrowing down your options based on your needs, favorite Disney characters, stories, accommodation preferences and wishlists
  • Find a convenient departure port
  • Pick the best Disney Cruise ship for your family
  • Choose a sailing with an ideal port itinerary
  • Select the best dates to accommodate your schedule and budget
  • Secure the ideal cabin type for your family
  • Advise on the best cabin location 
  • Recommend onboard dining options
  • Handle any pre and post cruise stays for you
  • Assist with ground transportation and transfers
  • Save 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 help you plan a stress-free, fun and Mom Approved, Disney cruise! Your family is unique, which is why it is important to have a Travel Advisor that understands this and will curate a Disney Cruise unique to your family and their specific interests, needs and wishes!

Why do we love Disney Cruise Line?

Disney Cruise Line ship docked at port in beautiful blue Caribbean waters

Castaway Cay is one of those port destinations dreams are made of! There is a reason itineraries that double-dip here are so high in demand! The waters are beyond blue and there is so much for the whole family to do in the “Disney Bahamian bubble” on Disney’s private Island.

Mom Approved Travel loves Disney Cruise Line

Cruising with Disney Cruise Line means you and your family can relax and play while being whisked from ports of call as you enjoy everything a Disney Cruise has to offer: delicious dining, world-class entertainment, your favorite Disney stories and characters brought to life onboard, and a wide variety of sea day activities for every age and activity level.

We absolutely love the magic of the Disney Cruise difference!

A Disney Cruise is truly top a of the line experience like no other. The world-famous Disney hospitality is taken to a different level on a Disney Cruise, and there are unforgettable moments you cannot experience on any other cruise line.  We jokingly say that once you sail on a Disney Cruise, you may have a hard time sailing on other cruise lines because they will spoil you and your family rotten with unmatched comfort, convenience, and magic! Truly.

There is a reason Disney has been voted Best Cruise Line for families by US News & World Report and Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise by Travel + Leisure and a long list of other awards.

Learn more: Meet the family-friendly cruise ships of the Disney Cruise Line Fleet

There is fun and relaxation for absolutely everyone on a Disney Cruise!

Disney Cruises make a great choice for multi-generational cruises because there truly is such a wide variety of activities onboard a Disney Cruise ship the whole family will enjoy including: adults, kids, teens, and littles.

From the poolside to trivia, pirate night, fireworks at sea, Broadway caliber shows, Bingo, waterslides, character interactions, sports court, fitness center, and everywhere in between, there are activities to keep the fun going as long as you want! The Senses Spa and Salon, lounges, yoga classes offer spaces to relax and unwind.

You can even have non-stop family fun or non-stop relaxation with some time for the two of you.

Location! Location! Location!

With a wide variety of popular port destinations on Disney Cruise itineraries, there is a sailing for every bucket list!
Here are a few of our favorite Disney Cruise Line ports:

…and many more!

Learn more: Disney Cruise Line Destinations

What about Dining on a Disney Cruise?

Family sitting at a Disney Cruise rotational dining table being served by a Disney server

With all of the Disney dining options available, you will never go hungry or have a hard time finding a snack!

Why we really love Disney Cruise onboard dining

You 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, a Disney cruise has something delicious to eat!

A Disney Cruise TRULY gives an All Inclusive feel to your sailing because unlike other cruise lines, things like soda and 24 hour room service are complimentary and included in your fare. This means you can order Mickey Ice Cream Bars to your room for breakfast or have warm cookies and milk delivered for the kids (and you) before bed without any pesky extra charges! Disney cruise dining options give you the power to say YES! on vacation.

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!

The dining rooms theme vary on each ship, but with options like Animator’s Palate, Rapunzel’s Royal Table, Tiana’s Place, Worlds of Marvel and more everyone will have an option they love. Dinner is not simply dinner either, each evening is an adventure with unique experiences you won’t want to miss!

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 Cruise Grab and Go Dining options

Looking for something quick so you and the family can hop back into the pool? No worries! The buffet will have tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. There are plenty of other grab and go options on the ship, and the themes vary but fun options like Flo’s Cafe, Duck in Diner or Tow Mater’s Grill are available for you to get a quick bite!

Date Night! Adult Only Disney Cruise Dining Options

Disney does offer a few Adult only options that vary on each ship perfect for date night or or brunch! These vary per ship, but some of our favorites are:

  • Remy – French fine dining
  • Palo – serving Italian deliciousness
  • Enchante by Chef Arnaud Lallement– French fine dining

These Adult only dining options do have an additional charge, and do require reservations; but your Mom Approved Travel Advisor can help you navigate which options are best for you.

Will the kids have fun on a Disney Cruise?

A family dressed a pirates smiling and enjoying Pirate night fireworks o

Delight, wonder and precious new core memories are 3 of the absolute BEST souvenirs you will bring home from your Disney Cruise.

Disney Cruise Line is the BEST cruise line for kids

We are going to warn you, you MAY have to pull your kids off this ship when it’s time to go home, because they will NEVER want to leave. Hands down, Disney is the absolute best cruise line for kids and even your tweens and teens will have a great time. Chances are they’ll be asking you when the next Disney cruise for your family will be before you even leave the ship!

For busy parents who struggle getting away, Disney cruises are a GREAT option for a family cruise because even though you are cruising with the kids, you can choose to have some time to yourselves because there is SO MUCH for them to do! Yes, you can have a date night or a date day for just the two of you while on vacation with the kids!

Adventure and fun for the kiddos 3-12 years old

From day to evening, your children can explore Disney Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, Disney’s award winning youth program!

The Youth Counselor staff in Disney’s Kid’s Clubs are unbelievably fun and take their roles very seriously! You can be assured safety is very big deal on Disney Cruise Line and ratios of staff to kids are based on Florida State guidelines. You can relax knowing these young professionals will make sure that your kids are not only in a safe environment, but having fun and engaged!

Don’t worry, kids are broken up into age groups for developmentally appropriate fun in themes that vary on each ship. Your kiddos will interact with characters, might play dress up with Tinkerbell, be trained by Jedi knights, sing with Olaf, do science experiments, art & crafts, play video games, board games, read in a library and so more!

Our favorite part about bringing the kids on a Disney cruise, Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, Vibe and Edge are included in your cruise fare!

Have teens sailing with you on your Disney cruise?

Don’t worry, Disney has special spaces and events for your teenagers as well that will induce smiles, laughter, and new core memories… not an eye roll!

These activities include organized sports, pool parties, karaoke, trivia, scavenger hunt adventures, DJ lessons, gaming and so much more! Tweens and Teens are broken into 2 groups, 11-14 years will get to hang in Edge and 14-17 years can connect in Vibe. Your tweens and teens will enjoy exclusively teen areas, activities and fun where they can chill with other teens their age while chaperoned by truly cool counselors in laid back and comfortable environment.

Are you thinking about bringing your baby or toddler on a Disney cruise?

There are childcare options for kids under 3 years as well, please note offerings will vary slightly by ship. Your MAT Advisor will go over the specifics for your sailing.

The “it’s a small world” nursery is available for an additional charge based on hourly rates, so parents can have a little time for daytime fun or enjoy an evening out without the littles.

Ready to sail on a Disney Cruise with the kids?

Want to get the kids engaged and excited about their upcoming Disney Cruise with Mom Approved Travel? We have a fun 30 page guide they can use to understand what to expect, learn some Disney Cruise terms and dictate their excitement!

Download: Disney Cruise Guide for Kids: what to expect

Will the adults have fun on a Disney Cruise?

Woman in robe entering the tranquil rainforest room retreat on Disney Wish

The Rainforest Room on the Disney Wish allows for relaxation in a space to soothe all the senses.

Disney Cruise Line is not JUST for kids, there is plenty for adults to do onboard

The only people who think Disney Cruises don’t have fun for adults, are people who have never been on one! You do not have to be a Disney loving adult to enjoy a Disney cruise either! Several of our clients sail Disney Cruise Line WITHOUT their children because they are THAT good and children are not everywhere. Seriously.

There are so many truly great adult only areas of the ship for you to enjoy, you may want to book another cruise for only the 2 of you, or for a girlfriends getaway.

Disney Cruise Adult only dining

Adding brunch or Dinner at Remy, Palo, or Enchante, the adult only dining options as mentioned above, are GREAT date night spots! If you are near the adult only pool, Cove Cafe offers a place to grab a quick bit without the kids!

Adult only pool areas on a Disney Cruise

Ever wanted to truly relax without the kids? Disney Cruise Line has a space for that! The Quiet Cove Pool is a tranquil Oasis for you to chill and relax, enjoy a soak in a whirlpool spa or soak up some rays on a kid-free sundeck.

If you are reading this hiding from a toddler in your bathroom, close your eyes and imagine yourself laying on a sundeck, feeling the warmth of the Bahamian sun on your face, the smell of the open ocean in your nose, and the sound of the ocean filling your ears. Your spouse has ordered you the drink of the day, and your kids are happily playing in the Kids Club and they don’t want to leave. We promise, it’s THAT good. 

Did you say spa? Yes please!

Disney Cruise Line understands how important a spa is as part of the adult-only experience on board. Senses Spa onboard a Disney Cruise has a wide variety of experiences, but one of our absolute favorites is the Rainforest Room. On the Disney Wish, it is a Mom Approved favorite, and is breathtakingly beautiful.

Adult only onboard activities

There are trivia nights, nightclubs, silent disco, games, and specialty tastings for wine, martini, chocolate, liquor, and more. Some lounges are adult exclusive the entire sailing and there are lounges and spaces that become adult-only in the evening like Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish.

Adult only excursions

Some port stops even offer Adult only excursions, which are PERFECT for doing when you bring Grandmas and Grandpa to watch the kids. You can have an adults only vacation inside your family vacation! 

P.S. on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, there is an adults only beach called Serenity Bay that it is so quiet you will forget kids are on the island!

What about a Group cruise on Disney Cruise Line?

Extended family jumping to celebrate a shuffleboard win on the deck of a Disney cruise

Group cruising with Disney and Mom Approved Travel means we do the work, so all you have to do is have fun with your group!

We can create a Disney group cruise for your friends, family or club

If you are thinking about planning a cruise vacation for your large family, friends, travel ball team, Sunday School members, coworkers on an incentive trip or any other group, you should absolutely work with a Mom Approved Travel Advisor!

Did you know a travel agent can set up a group with Disney Cruise Line to possibly save money, or qualify for perks?  Your travel agent can handle all of the details for you, at no extra cost for your big group.

Of course, savings and perks are great, but the absolute BEST part of group cruising with Mom Approved Travel, is your Travel Advisor will be the one to handle the logistical issues of payments, price adjustments and answering common questions for all members of your group Disney cruise- not you! As the cruise group leader, all you have to do is pack!

We know you love your family and enjoy spending time with your friends; but reminding Uncle Robert it’s time to make final payment, telling Grandma to leave her iron at home or figuring out if your neighbor’s 4 year old child needs a passport is not something you need or should be worried about. 

Mom Approved Travel can do it all for you. We think Disney Cruises without stress or drama is very Mom Approved!

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Are you Ready to
Start Planning your Disney Cruise?

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

Yay! You have decided you want to go on a 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 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,
or if you are looking for a Disney Cruise Travel agent near you:
(though it is not necessary to use someone close to you) simply:

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

No, there is not a casino aboard any of the Disney Cruise Line ships.
Bingo is available at select times, but gambling in a casino will not be found on a Disney Cruise.

Yes! While Disney Cruise does not sail out of Texas in Galveston year-round just yet, we do have opportunities to sail Disney Cruise line several months out of the year, your MAT Advisor can help you find an itinerary and date that works best for you.

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.

Disney Cruise Line offers a wide variety of itineraries to locations all over the world. Talk to your MAT Advisor about where you would like to go, or check our our DCL Cruise Destination page.

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