5 Things Grandparents and Grandkids Will Love About A Disney Cruise

Disclaimer: I was compensated in part by Disney Social Media Moms but all thoughts, opinions and memories are strictly my own!

We just got back from a Disney Cruise without our grandkids. It was a wonderful cruise and a great experience,  but I admit I went into “grandchild withdrawal.”  I adopted the children of a blogger friend and pretended to be their nana for the duration of the cruise, but when I go on the next one, mark my words, I will have my grandchildren with me.

Read on to find out why you should take yours too!

Castaway Cay on Disney Cruise


Every where you turn and every where you go there is a delicious and tasty treat awaiting you! This is my husband enjoying some ice cream on Castaway Cay, Disney’s island in the Bahamas. We also had barbecue that day and I had a great smoothie from one of the little shops.

husband on Disney Castaway Cay Disney Cruise

This was my lunch at Tiana’s Place. It was chicken with potatoes and some vegetables. Not only did it taste great it looked beautiful too!

food on Disney cruise

If you have never had a Beignet before (and I hadn’t) then you have to try them. I’m including a recipe here in case you want to try making them yourself. I am not going to tell you how many I ate but I will tell you they were sumptuous!

Food on Disney Cruise



I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, nobody does customer service like Disney…nobody. These two smiling faces were our servers during the cruise and they couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. I got so attached to them I hated to say goodbye.

staff on Disney Cruise


As you can see my adopted grandchildren for the trip are dressed like pirates. There was a Pirate Party on the ship (we were on The Wonder, just in case you were wondering) and the kids absolutely loved it. Aren’t they the cutest little pirates ever?

pirate night on Disney Cruise

During the day there was so much for kids to do I couldn’t begin to tell you all the choices. The huge pool with a gigantic slide was a favorite of all the kids and when they needed a break from swimming they could watch a Disney movie.

deck of Disney Cruise ship


One of the great things about a Disney Cruise is you are not with the kids ALL the time. There is a kid’s club that keeps them busy during the day and that gives you a chance to take a stroll on the deck and enjoy the view.

Disney Cruise the view

Day or night, you won’t be disappointed.

Disney Cruise moon



We spent one day on this island and I fell in love with every inch of it. There were fun things for the kids to do and a beach just for them. Since we didn’t have our grands with us we went to the adult beach. I made a video for you that gives you a small glimpse of it’s beauty.

Of all the things you will love about a Disney Cruise with your grandchildren the thing you will love the most is the look on their faces as they experience “Disney Magic” on board a ship. Take my advice and book a Disney Cruise with your grandchildren as soon as you can. I guarantee you it will be a trip you will never forget and neither will they!

Grandparent Disney Cruise


  1. Love all your reasons, they are spot on! Though I had my teen sons with me on the cruise, I had a bit of granddaughter withdrawal, too, as I saw all the sweet princesses on board. I know she would love everything about the cruise, especially the Frozen show and certainly all the delightful food and surprises. So wonderful to meet you during this fun experience, hope we get the chance to bring our grandchildren along on the next excursion!

  2. teresak 17 Feb, 2017

    Thanks, Barb! Can’t wait to read your posts. We need to meet half way for lunch sometime. Wonder where half way is? I need to Google it!

  3. Rachel 20 Feb, 2017

    I want to go????