Disney Cruise: Would you prefer longer or shorter itineraries?

Login to post comments
14 posts / 0 new
Lizzy_B's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2010
Posts: 3246
Disney Cruise: Would you prefer longer or shorter itineraries?

I really like the variety that Disney is offering with its itineraries. The Dream will continue to sail shorter voyages, while the Fantasy will take on longer, 7 day trips. Which would you prefer - a cruise bundled with a Disney vacation (the shorter cruise) or the longer 7 day trip with no park time? I have a feeling I know what the answer is Smile

__________________

Brad's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/05/2008
Posts: 4357

I'm not sure if I could stand having spotty Internet for very long.

RobynPrincess's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/14/2010
Posts: 2859

I dont know, as we go all the way from the UK we make our trips quite major, spending 3 weeks usually. So I would probably say if we enjoy our cruise (our forst one later this year) we might do 2 weeks park trip and then 1 week on the cruise. I would never ever ever go all that way though and not do any parks Laughing out loud that would kill me... though think DCL is coming back to europe next year so you never know, maybe we will give that a go Wink

__________________

Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

Kristen K.'s picture
Offline
Joined: 09/01/2011
Posts: 22485

Disney cruises are so expensive and we usually only go for 5 nights on land. I would like to see some more 3-5 night cruises to different ports. I did notice that in 2013 there will be a 4 night European cruise! I would love to take that one. I don't think we'll have the funds for the airfare though, so I hope that it sticks around.

Lizzy_B's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2010
Posts: 3246

RobynPrincess wrote:
I dont know, as we go all the way from the UK we make our trips quite major, spending 3 weeks usually. So I would probably say if we enjoy our cruise (our forst one later this year) we might do 2 weeks park trip and then 1 week on the cruise. I would never ever ever go all that way though and not do any parks Laughing out loud that would kill me... though think DCL is coming back to europe next year so you never know, maybe we will give that a go Wink

I'd love to hear your impressions if you decide to do the European Disney cruise! Of course, maybe you could pop over to Disneyland Paris if you need a park fix mickey

__________________

Lizzy_B's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2010
Posts: 3246

Kristen K. wrote:
Disney cruises are so expensive and we usually only go for 5 nights on land. I would like to see some more 3-5 night cruises to different ports. I did notice that in 2013 there will be a 4 night European cruise! I would love to take that one. I don't think we'll have the funds for the airfare though, so I hope that it sticks around.

Right...I'd love to do a European cruise, but it's so darn easy to catch them out of our FL ports that it's hard to justify the airfare. I'd like to do Alaska and Hawaii too, but same problem.

__________________

RobynPrincess's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/14/2010
Posts: 2859

Lizzy_B wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
I dont know, as we go all the way from the UK we make our trips quite major, spending 3 weeks usually. So I would probably say if we enjoy our cruise (our forst one later this year) we might do 2 weeks park trip and then 1 week on the cruise. I would never ever ever go all that way though and not do any parks Laughing out loud that would kill me... though think DCL is coming back to europe next year so you never know, maybe we will give that a go Wink

I'd love to hear your impressions if you decide to do the European Disney cruise! Of course, maybe you could pop over to Disneyland Paris if you need a park fix mickey

I *think* it goes from Barcelona - or at least it did last time. So DLP is actually closer to us when we're at home than where we would need to get the ship from. I do think they're mad though, if they did it from the UK, they would sell out straight away. Its the flying to Barcelona that adds on to the price and bumps it up.

__________________

Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

Tony's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/23/2009
Posts: 1260

If they went from the UK, you'd spend 4 days out of a 7 day cruise just getting to the med' and back.

__________________

I can only please one person per day. Today isn't your day... tomorrow doesn't look good either.

RobynPrincess's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/14/2010
Posts: 2859

Tony wrote:
If they went from the UK, you'd spend 4 days out of a 7 day cruise just getting to the med' and back.

I do see what you mean but there are loads of other med cruises that do go from the UK so they do have it Smile

__________________

Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

Lizzy_B's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2010
Posts: 3246

Tony wrote:
If they went from the UK, you'd spend 4 days out of a 7 day cruise just getting to the med' and back.

Sounds like cruises to Hawaii. I think they're usually 15 day itineraries because of the time it takes to get there and back. I'd love to do it, though, because I love the days at sea. Well, I think I would. I don't know if the seas are normally rough...but then, we had rough seas coming back from the Bahamas, so I guess that's a risk you take.

__________________

Kristen K.'s picture
Offline
Joined: 09/01/2011
Posts: 22485

For a Naval vessel it's 3 days from LA to Hawaii, I would assume that cruises would be similar. Also to do a Hawaii run from the States, ships have to stop at another foreign port, usually one in the Mexican Riviera. That's an entire week just in getting back and forth! Not that I would complain if I were on it. muchlove

evilduckqueen's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/19/2012
Posts: 117

I would love a longer one. The idea of having more sea days, really appeals to me.
Perhaps from Florida or anywhere in the U.S to Europe would be great. Hoping to be able to go on the Panama Canal one at some point.

__________________

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

DisneyDee27's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/02/2012
Posts: 1600

I prefer the longer cruises. 3 nights are just too short.

__________________

Member of the 6 castle club and working to pay for my next Disney vacations: 1/5-10/18, September 2018 for my 50th and 2018 the year of Disney cruising.

Allie's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/26/2012
Posts: 5463

DH has never been on a cruise and can be prone to motion sickness in some situations so a shorter itinerary would be great for us as a "tester"...hoping to maybe plan for this on our 5 year anniversary. A trip to Disney with a surprise cruise for a couple of days for DH