44 Disney Cruise Hacks You Need to Know Before Setting Sail

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We’ve all got it wrong, because the happiest place on earth is not a Disney park, but in fact a Disney cruise. Yep, I said it. I love Disneyland and Disney World as much as the next Disney devotee, but there are some drawbacks to the parks (like hordes of people, inescapable heat, and long lines) that you just don’t deal with while sailing blissfully on blue seas. I took the Disney Fantasy’s Western Caribbean trip for seven nights, and while I went in a little hesitant about the whole affair, my skepticism about being on board a ship with thousands of people – many of whom barely reached my waist – was checked at the entrance of the ship and buried deeper as the days went by.

Disney fans, book your cruise ASAP. Non-Disney fans, book your Disney cruise ASAP, because you can embrace Disney entirely aboard the ship or avoid it, and still have a VIP experience either way. Star Wars buffs, book your cruise on the Fantasy and have a special day at sea that the biggest fans can only dream of. Read ahead for everything you need to know before setting sail on the most magical vacation yet.

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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