Disney Cruise Line

Though heavy on the Disney style, these ships are well equipped for ALL the family. All American menus are served in three different dining rooms through which passengers rotate on a daily basis, but always served by the same waiters. There’s also Palo, a chic adults-only Italian restaurant, and on Dream and Fantasy, a top-notch French restaurant inspired by the film Ratatouille. There’s excellent service and entertainment throughout the ships. As you would expect, the facilities for children and teens are superb, but so are the spa facilities and private areas for grown-ups. Inside cabins have virtual portholes (inspiration for Royal Caribbean’s new virtual balconies) and family cabins have separate bathrooms and WCs. Core itineraries are 3, 4, 5 and 7-night cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean (from Port Canaveral and Miami in Florida, plus Galveston in Texas), but they also now operate further afield seasonally, with a full Alaskan and Mediterranean summer series, plus the Panama Canal and Pacific coast. Disney’s private island of Castaway Cay (on most Caribbean cruises) is another bonus. Gratuities not included.