When my family and I got back from the pre-inaugural cruise of Disney's newest ship, the Fantasy, everyone wanted to know what we thought. I told them all the same thing: Going on a Disney cruise ruined my life. That's because I never imagined I could have such an incredible time on a family vacation. Literally the day we got home, my husband and I were both pricing out future Disney cruises to try to figure out when we could afford to go back. (It may be a while. Cheap they're not.)
In many ways, going on a Disney cruise is more fun than hitting the parks. No, you don't get the rides. However, you get everything else Disney is famous for—face time with the characters, high-end live entertainment, excellent shopping—without the crazy lines, endless walking and bad food. Plus the ship features a wide variety of attractions and activities to entertain everyone in your family. Yes, my family and I spent plenty of quality time together lounging in the pools, indulging in the buffets and just hanging out, but there were nights when I was at a movie, my daughter was at the kids' club and my husband was at the gym and we were all happy.