Disney Cruise Top 5
There are two specialty adults only restaurants on both the Disney Fantasy and the Dream. They are Remy and Palo. Remy serves French cuisine and Palo serves Italian. I have not eaten at Palo but have gone to Remy twice. It is fantastic. It is more upscale than Palo; ladies are required to wear cocktail attire and men need a collard shirt and jacket. They are pretty strict on the dress code. My brother in law found this out the hard way when he tried to wear his Jack Sparrow costume complete with dread locks and a pirate hat to dinner at Remy on Pirate Night. Benoit the Maitre’d did not think he was funny and asked him to change.
The food is the star at Remy. The serve 7 courses of classically modern French food. It is as good as you would find in any very good French Restaurant. My husband worked for a French Micheline Star Chef while he was in college and he loves Remy. My favorite courses were the Seabass, the cheese course and dessert. My husband really just loved it all. Remy is $75 dollar a person, and you need to get reservations in advance. Check your kids into kids club and enjoy.
2. Castaway Cay
We love Disney’s Castaway Cay. It is the most beautiful private island in the Bahama’s. The water is a dreamy turquoise blue and it has all the little Disney touches that you would expect. When you get off the ship you are greeted by Olaf and a post office where you can mail post cards home stamped with a Castaway Cay Stamp. You take a tram to the beach and find chair and an umbrella.
Some of our Castaway Cay favorites are the snorkeling. You can rent snorkel gear and snorkel out in the lagoon and look for the hidden Mickey. It will make your kids giggle. We also love the water slides and jungle gym that are set up in the lagoon. Finally, you can rent bikes and ride around the island. It really is a special island paradise that has all of the Magic of Disney.
3. The Muppet Scavenger Hunt
There is a Muppet Scavenger Hunt set up on the ship. It is SO fun!!! We did not do it on our first Disney Cruise, but we did all three on our second. You start at the Muppet Kiosk on the ship, ask a crew member if you can’t find it. Then you follow the clues to places all over the ship. There are three games and it is fun to complete all of them. It was SO fun to do as a family and a great activity to do while at sea.
4. The Adults Only Pool
My husband and I checked our kids into kids care a few times while we were onboard and our favorite spot to go on the ship was to the front deck by the Adult Pool. It looked out over the bow of the ship and was so beautiful and so relaxing. Definitely make sure to take a good book and spend sometime in the quiet of that space. It will be one of the best parts of your vacation.
5. Ice Cream
We loved the self serve ice cream stations on the Fantasy. At night after the shows we would walk up to the pool deck and get an ice cream, lay on the lounge chairs by the pool and watch the movie that was playing under the stars. It was such a fun way to end the day as a family.