Steer your Family out of Winter and onto a Disney Cruise

Steer your Family out of Winter and onto a Disney Cruise
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As we cruise into another New Hampshire January, the weather sparks a strong desire to escape Old Man Winter. Time to head for palm trees and sandy beaches! Now you can plan a vacation that hits major Caribbean hot spots—and take your little ones with you without guilt or worry!

Imagine enjoying a quiet dinner and then strolling the Lido Deck with your significant other. No need to worry, because the kids are happily making crafts at a supervised kid’s club. It can happen! Disney Cruises® provide an excellent option for parents who want ample time with their young children—and time alone.

Planning a Disney Cruise is easier than ever, thanks to travel agent and Seacoast native, Genevieve Buck, who represents MickeyTravels. As a MickeyTravels agent, Genevieve helps plan and book Disney adventures of all kinds—including Disney Cruises—at no extra charge to travelers.   

“Disney Cruises are really one of the best values out there. There’s so much included—meals, transportation to each port, room service, and all kinds of entertainment. You can add Disney Cruises on to your Disney World vacation or just book a cruise,” Genevieve explains. Book a three-day cruise, a five- or seven-day cruise, or even a transatlantic cruise. Enjoy five-star service all the day. Our Disney Cruise was the most favorite vacation we’ve ever done.”

What’s included on every Disney Cruise:disney_cruise_wheel

  • Most meals and soft drinks (Meals at select specialty restaurants are extra).
  • Disney Kids Clubs® geared toward children ages 3-12, and youth clubs that entertain tweens and teens until 2 a.m! (It’s a Small World Nursery does offer group babysitting for children younger than 3 at $9/hour.)
  • Entertainment ranging from Broadway-style shows to deck parties to first-run and Disney movies under the stars.
  • Character Experiences with familiar Disney faces–including Elsa from Frozen.
  • The over-sized pools, water slides, and splash pads for the little ones – as well as adult-only pools where you can get away from it all.
  • Sports decks and fitness centers to keep your extra calories in check.
  • And if you visit the Bahamas, you get an island to yourself at the secluded, never-boring Castaway Cay. This “blissful beach retreat” offers a water play area, Character Greetings, and snorkeling, among other adventures.

Disney Cruises offer families a ton of choices before they embark.

  • Visit the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Or, explore Alaska, the Mediterranean and the California Coast and many other locales.
  • Sail on one of four different Disney cruise ships (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, or Disney Fantasy). Determine whether you prefer a smaller ship, or a larger ship like the Disney Fantasy, which features the AquaDuck, a “a wild water coaster with a twisting transparent tube.”
  • Book offshore, optional excursions through Genevieve to ensure you hit the kayak or dolphin encounter tour you want. (Cost is extra, but optional!)
  • Delight in a culinary adventure off the beaten path! Sign up for a meal at a specialty restaurant with Genevieve and celebrate on your schedule. (Again, this is an add on.)
AquakDuck water slide on Disney Cruise
Disney Cruise Line introduces the shipboard water coaster AquaDuck on the Disney Fantasy. This flume ride features twists, turns, drops, acceleration and river rapids. AquaDuck uses powerful water blasters to propel guests around the perimeter of the ship’s top deck. (Kent Phillips, photographer) – text courtesy of

Genevieve can help vacationers make all of their selections and even help with airfare and transportation from the airport to the ship. After making a $200 deposit, you can book your trip up to 180 days ahead of time and not start paying on the balance until 30 days before your travel date. “I’m really a great budgeting tool,” she says.

The best part for busy moms–once Genevieve books everything for you, your Disney MagicBands arrive. It may be your second-favorite piece of jewelry, because this bracelet pretty much is all you need to have fun once you are on the ship. Leave your wallet behind, unlock your stateroom door, splash away, and leave winter behind–at least for awhile. 

To book your Disney Cruise with a local mom who has experienced countless Disney Adventures, including Disney Cruises, visit Genevieve Buck’s Facebook page.