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    Is anybody else tired of hearing people say they would never go on a Disney cruise because there's not much for adults or because they don't have kids. My wife and I have only done a Disney cruise childless. We will be taking our (almost 4yrs) daughter on the WDW Radio cruise in February 2011.

    These people are surprised to know how many bars are on the ship and the many adult-only activities including an adult-only beach on Disney's private island. Although most cruise lines provide entertainment for the kids, Disney does it like nobody else and parents may only be punishing their children by making them spend all their time with the family.

    Please post some of the many adult-only (or mostly adult) things here or some of the best responses to people who think Disney cruises are only for people with children.
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    Mom and I always get into this dicussion with people...we ALWAYS go without kids. And having been on Disney as well as three other cruise lines between the 2 of us, Disney is our FAVORITE cruise line for cruising without kids. Despite the fact that Disney always has way more kids on board, because of the amazing kids programs, it always seems like there are far LESS kids on board compared to the other cruises we've been on.

    Our days are spent lounging by the pool at quiet cove, or reading in the cove cafe. Plus checking out the occasional adult only programs that happen on sea days. We tend to do the "beach break" type shore excursions which always seem to have less kids if any. Or last time when in Cozumel we did a cooking class excursion that I highly recommend! We defintitely check out some of the evening entertainment, and love that things get a tiny bit more adult after 9pm when kids are no longer allowed on Beat Street. We usually do our dinner seating the late seating, and find Disney does a great job of trying to put the guests without kids all into one seating, so there's very few kids at dinner.

    I think the only thing my mom doesn't like about Disney for adults, is the lack of a casino. I'm not much of a night owl, and she really misses being able to go down to the casino and play for a while before bed, like she does on Royal Caribbean.
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    Re: Adults Only

    Quote Originally Posted by dusten View Post
    Is anybody else tired of hearing people say they would never go on a disney cruise because there's not much for adults or because they don't have kids...
    True! But, then again, I'm okay with this being "our little secret"!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dusten View Post
    Please post some of the many adult-only (or mostly adult) things here or some of the best responses to people who think disney cruises are only for people with children.
    1. Palo Dinner.
    2. Palo Brunch.
    3. Vista Spa.
    4. Serenity Bay.
    5. Quiet Cove Pool.
    6. Wavebands.

    Plus, while the nightly shows are not adult-only, they are AWESOME. And it wouldn't be the same without the kids in the audience. When Mickey walks on stage and they all go crazy... who doesn't love that??
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    I asked my in-house research expert (wife) to look up the "capacity utilization" numbers for cruise lines. A day later, she found a bunch of cruise line industry information. Wow, very surprising data, nearly all cruises are 100 percent full with industry average of 102 percent of capacity. That means cruises are overbooked, not sure how this works out, but I am thinking maybe 4 person rooms with 5 or 6 family members or more crew members sharing rooms.
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    I have never been on a Disney cruise with kids...unless you count my inner child ....which is who I take when ever I go to Disney since I do alot of traveling by myself.

    IMHO those that say they wouldn't take a Disney Cruise without kids really don't get what Disney means for those of us who frequent this forum and they are missing out! :P
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    I convinced my DH to take a Disney cruise for our honeymoon. He's not much of a Disney fan but did it for me. He had such a wonderful time that we booked another sailing on the Dream. Palo and Serenity Bay whre our absolute favorites.

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    Walt said "Childishness? I think it's the equivalent of never losing your sense of humor. I mean, there's a certain something that you retain. It's the equivalent of not getting so stuffy that you can't laugh at others."

    It's still just the two of us, and we're cruising next June with the Be Our Guest podcast, so maybe we're just kids, or maybe we're looking forward to chocolate soufflé, tequila tasting and haggling in Nassau or wherever our stop-off point is

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    when we went in 2007 we went to bingo, movie trivia and watched people learn how to dance

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    We got married on the Wonder and back for our 1st anniversary on the Magic. We joke that if we had kids they wouldn't be allowed to go on our annual anniversary cruise.

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