Exploring Disney Cruise Line for Adults

Disney Cruise Line - Castaway Cay
Disney Cruise Line – Castaway Cay

Over the past four years working at Magical Vacation Planner I have come to the realization that, although many of my Guests are families with children, I often assist in planning adult-only trips as well. My Guests often like to go to the typical adult-only destinations like Sandals and Virgin Voyages. However, plenty also choose to take their adult-only vacation aboard Disney Cruise Line!

Although not the first destination most adult-only Guests would consider, I have found through both my personal and Guests’ experiences that there are lots of adult-only experiences offered on board the five beautiful Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ships (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and the brand new Disney Wish). 

Today, I’m here to share these experiences with you.

The Obvious – Adult-Only Areas

Do you want to experience Disney Cruise Line but aren’t sure if you want to be around the kiddos all the time? There are several adult-only areas that you can find on board the Disney Cruise Line fleet. For example, each ship houses a Senses Spa that is dedicated to those 18 and above. You can find the recreation center, spa treatments, and the ever-popular Rainforest Room in these spas.

There are also several relaxation areas dedicated to adults. So whether you want to grab a drink by the adults-only pool, or just hang out in a lounge chair in the adults-only relaxation area, you’ll be able to enjoy your time without having to worry about the children on board.

Plus, each ship has a series of both standard and coffee bars! These beautiful spots usually have their own theming, such as the Bayou on the Disney Wish.

The Not-So-Obvious – Adults-Only Activities

Adult-only areas are nice, but what about adult-only activities? Of course, adults are welcome to participate in any of the family-friendly activities (which I highly suggest doing!) on board the Disney Cruise Line ships, including themed trivia and bingo! At the same time, there are activities offered only to those 18+ and 21+ (if alcohol is involved) as well. You can find some of the favorite activities I’ve personally experienced below:

Disney Cruise Line - Castaway Cay
Disney Cruise Line – Castaway Cay
  • Napkin Folding on the Disney Fantasy (Adults-only)
  • Silent Disco Party on the Disney Fantasy (Adults-only)
  • Match Your Mate on the Disney Wish (Adults-only)
  • Walking Tour of the Disney Fantasy (Adults-only)
  • Mixology Classes on the Disney Fantasy & Disney Wish (Adults-only, 21+)
  • Animation Classes on the Disney Fantasy (Family Friendly & Adults only)
  • Trivia on the Disney Fantasy & Disney Wish (Family Friendly & Adults Only)
  • Character Interactions/Pictures on the Disney Fantasy & Disney Wish (Family Friendly)
  • Excursion options for both adults-only and families

These were my favorites, but there’s so much more!

Adults-Only Dining Experiences

As much as I love the themed dining on board Disney Cruise Line, there’s just something a little extra magical about being able to dine in an adults-only setting. Palo, an Italian-influenced restaurant, is just that experience on board all of the Disney Cruise Line ships! This upscale environment is 18+ and provides a quiet, intimate atmosphere that is just perfect to catch a break from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship life. Plus, their menu is exquisite! You can also check out other adult-only restaurants on board, including Remy (Disney Fantasy & Disney Dream) and Enchante (Disney Wish).

You should also check to see if your cruise offers any brunch reservations during the day at their adults-only restaurants on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app!

*Note that there may be a small up-charge for the adults-only dining experiences and any reservations must be made through the Navigator app. 

Castaway Cay

And we can’t forget about Disney’s Private Island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay! Did you know that there is an adults-only private beach called Serenity Bay? This beach is absolutely gorgeous and very quiet. It is located only a quick tram ride away from the port to the beach. There is a bar and private cabana options as well (cabanas are first-come-first-serve, based on the timing of your excursion booking window). You can also participate in activities like adults-only yoga on the beach.

Contact Your MVP For a Magical Adult-Only Vacation!

As with every vacation, Disney Cruise Line may not be the ideal fit for every adult-only trip. However, and with all it has to offer, it is a vacation that you should definitely consider! Personally, I am someone who loves to have endless activities available throughout my cruise, and Disney Cruise Line far exceeds my expectations when it comes to that, regardless of the ship! Plus, Disney Cruise Line takes the time to partner with excellent businesses to provide fun and relaxing excursions to enhance your experience and create core memories with your loved ones, kids and adults alike!

Are you ready to plan your adult-only Disney Cruise Line Vacation? Contact your Magical Vacation Planner to get started!


  1. Jamie Eubanks
    September 7, 2022

    Love this!!! Great article Megan.

    • Meagan Slone
      September 7, 2022

      Thank you Jamie! 🙂

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