On Board

Things to Do

Disney cruises feature a plethora of onboard activities and features to inspire and delight everyone in the family. Once aboard, Disney's world-renowned service and quality is matched only by the magic you're sure to find around every corner. Enjoy a uniquely different dining experience every night of the cruise. Find imaginative children's programs and separate activity areas for adults, teens and kids. Or attend Broadway-quality live stage shows!


Disney Cruise Line, the undisputed leader in children's cruise entertainment, offers dedicated clubs and lounges plus customized interactive programs for kids, tweens and teens ages 3 to 17 years. Disney was the first cruise line to offer almost an entire deck for children's activities and a dedicated space just for teens. Plus, Disney has some of the industry's longest operating hours for children's activities. And while kids enjoy the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship thanks to an onboard communication service allowing kids to contact their parents anywhere on the ship.


Disney Cruise Line dining is sure to satisfy the appetites of your entire family—thanks to fresh, expertly prepared dishes made available 24 hours a day. Featuring diverse menus inspired by some of the world's most intriguing destinations, and restaurants that are distinctly themed and brimming with charm, it's the finest dining at sea.

Featured dining options include:

  • Main Dining - Guests will experience diverse menus, "rotating" through three uniquely-themed, elegant restaurants with the same wait staff to anticipate their needs and personal tastes.
  • Adult Exclusive Dining - adults 18 and older can enjoy the magic of a more romantic and elegant dining experience during their vacation.

Other onboard food and beverage options include:

  • Casual Dining - convenient casual dining features an enticing spread of freshly prepared, delicious food items for every family member's tastes. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner-including self-service food items and made-to-order delicacies-in an air-conditioned setting or on deck side.
  • Quick Service - satisfy those between-meal cravings with a variety of well-balanced and delicious offerings throughout the day, be it morning, noon or night.
  • In-Room Dining - order room service 24 hours a day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Check your Meal Ticket (that can be found in the stateroom) in addition to the Personal Navigator-the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do-for dining hours, bar hours and rotational dining evening attire.


Build memories to last a lifetime. Embrace the spirit of imagination with magic for every member of the family. See again and again why nobody creates entertainment like Disney. Broadway-caliber Disney musicals, first-run Disney Digital 3-D movies and exciting live performances are only some of the entertainment options available on a Disney cruise.


Thrill to fabulous original productions on the stage of the wonderful Walt Disney Theatre. Laugh and sing along with professional performers and favorite Disney Characters in Broadway-style shows with brilliant costumes and stunning special effects. Meet heroes and villains, encounter romance and comedy, watch dreams come true. It can all happen to you in these live shows that are truly Disney magic.


Deck parties are spectacular, open-air music and dance extravaganzas that happen on the upper open-air deck of the ship. Starring many of your favorite Disney Characters alongside Disney Cruise Cast Members, Deck Parties invite you and your family to join in the excitement and be a part of the show. Guests should check the Personal Navigator onboard for specific information. Please note, all entertainment is subject to change.


On all Disney Ships, there are 2 large, state-of-the art theatre venues that screen first-run films and other popular motion pictures. In a cruise industry first, both theatres also screen 3-D digital movies. Equipped with the latest digital 3-D projectors, experience the fun and excitement of both new and classic films during your cruise with some special surprises - adding a fourth dimension to your Disney cruise movie-going experience.


Meet some of Disney's most beloved Characters aboard all Disney Cruise Lineships.

Photo Ops with Favorite Characters
Kids and kids-at-heart can meet some of their favorite Disney Characters and capture the moments with photos. Although subject to change, Disney Characters that may be seen on a Disney cruise include:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Chip 'n Dale
  • Goofy
  • Pluto
  • Cinderella
  • Jake
  • Princess Anna
  • Queen Elsa
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Sofia the First

Please note that some locations are designated as photos locations only. At these places, autographs are not allowed due to time constraints. Please check with the onsite Character escort for more information.

Guests should check their Personal Navigator newsletter or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for the daily schedule of Character Appearances and locations—once onboard the ship. Guests can also dial 7-PALS from their stateroom phone or check the digital board in the Lobby Atrium for more details.

Available on all Disney cruises, a final farewell lets Guests share goodbye hugs and snap some last-minute pictures of beloved Disney Characters before their cruise vacation draws to an end.



Disney Cruise Line offers a vast array of uniquely themed bars, nightclubs and lounges. Adults are invited to relax with a cocktail, mingle over mixed drinks, listening to live music or dance the night away in a variety of themed areas. Throughout the day, some of these lively areas can play host to a variety of entertaining activities and games where everyone in the family can participate. At night, many spaces become the exclusive playground for adults.

Disney Magic, Disney Wonder - After Hours
Home to 3 nightclubs and lounges, After Hours is an entire haven of nighttime entertainment. From a piano bar to a dance club, each venue offers a unique experience for adult Guests to enjoy.

Disney Dream - The District
Home to 5 lounges and nightclubs which intertwine. Each venue has a unique look, sound and feel, providing adults a range of fun options that play to all senses.

Disney Fantasy - Europa
Home to a variety of sophisticated lounges and nightclubs. From the whimsical to the cosmopolitan, each venue in Europa is distinctly inspired by the very best in European travel.


The Disney Cruise Line fleet devotes a generous amount of space for rejuvenation and recreation. From delightfully themed pools* and water-fun designed for specific age groups, to high-end spa and fitness facilities that revitalize and beautify, to state-of-the-art sports decks featuring the latest technology, Disney offers a full range of onboard spa services and recreation options. Beyond the main venues, each ship also offers additional opportunities for energetic fun such as a jogging track, ping pong tables, shuffleboard and daily activities providing active adventures throughout the ship.