As my kids and I prepped for our recent Disney cruise, and by “prep” I mean watch about 300 hours of YouTube videos of other families on Disney cruises, we had heard a lot about their famous kids’ clubs. My children are 7 years old (twins)…prime age for a kids’ clubs I figured, but they are also a little on the shy side. They have a little bit of anxiety about new situations – they got it from their mama I assume. Anyway as we discussed me dropping them in the kids’ clubs, I didn’t have a great deal of hope for my free time.
Let me just tell you now…the Disney cruise kids’ clubs are the best thing ever. My kids asked to be dropped off at the kids club all. the. time.
There are dance floors, space ships, video game rooms, iPad rooms, play rooms, cooking areas, drawing spaces and so much more all filled with a youth activities staff that is soooo next level involved with the kids and on top of their game. The kids’ clubs on the Disney Dream ship that cover my children’s age are the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab. They are connected and my children would go back and forth between the 2 areas. One time I went to pick up my kids for dinner. I approached my son who was getting ready to play a game at the dance floor area. The couselor-type staff member next to him seemed genuinely disappointed he was leaving. They have the right people for the job.
Only once did my children say that no, they were not going to be coming with me…and by the way, that was FINE with me. 🙂
In fact, here’s a picture of me enjoying some of that kid-free time while my twins were in the Oceaneer Club. Cheers!
If you have kids, a Disney cruise will be a blast! But it’s worth noting that sometimes having a blast without the kids is worth the trip. 😉