Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda StancatiIf you’ve travelled with children, or in a large group, you know how tricky it can be to find the right package to suit everyone’s fancy. That’s why our very own travel agent, Fiona, books her Orlando vacations in combination with a Disney cruise. The diversity of the trip elated everyone – all 11 of them!
Fiona told us that the 3-night cruise ship portion of the [Orlando] vacation gave them the R&R needed to balance out the excitement of their time ashore, where they visited Universal Studios. She wasn’t as keen on that attraction, calling it, “so-so.” She said, “It’s no Disney, but the Harry Potter part was great!”
Still in port, the family discovered The Animators Palate restaurant that “had a cute Finding Nemo theme, which was fun and interactive for the kids.” Additionally, The Grills restaurant, she said, “is a must when staying at Port Canaveral.” After their dinner, some of the local fishermen appeared with their fresh catch and let the kids have a taste!
At sea, the family was pampered with the simple pleasures of charming staterooms and friendly service, great food and entertainment. The kids were free to roam about the ship playing basketball, visiting the Kids Club, or just hanging out in the cabin. “Disney gives you phones to use on board – the kids had one and we had one. That gave us peace of mind, and also allowed us to enjoy adult time,” she said. She also raved about the Cruise’s day trip to a private island, Castaway Cay, where they disembarked the ship to enjoy a sun-kissed day in the sand, complete with a beach BBQ lunch.
If you’re in the market for an action-packed adventure mixed with some grown-up R&R, add a Disney Cruise to your Orlando vacation! “Highly recommended!” Fiona said, telling us she continues to suggest it to many of her cruising clients—especially those who are travelling in large groups with kids under 10 years old.
Have more questions about Orlando vacations? Ask Fiona personally! Call 1-800-665-4981 Ext. 7293.