Disney Cruise Line Firsts
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- With 25% larger staterooms that include a family friendly bath-and-a-half.
- To implement an innovative rotation dining concept, featuring three themed restaurants, where guests rotate to a different restaurant each evening, all the while keeping their same servers and tablemates.
- To have a dock at the line’s private island Castaway Cay, allowing guests the ease of walking on and off the ship at their leisure, thus eliminating the need to use tender boats for transporting guests back and forth to the island.
- To have a firework display at sea, creating the perfect “kiss goodnight” for our Pirates IN the Caribbean celebration.
- To offer movie premieres at sea where the night the movie debuts in theaters across the U.S., guests have the opportunity to see the premiere at sea onboard the ship.
- With almost an entire deck dedicated to children’s areas and activities. From Flounder’s Reef Nursery to the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, kids from 12 weeks to 12 years have plenty of areas and activities to take their imaginations to new levels.
- To offer a dedicated space just for teens. 13-17 year olds can hangout aboard the Disney Magic at The Stack, while teens aboard the Disney Wonder hang at Aloft, both high atop each ship on deck 11 in the (faux) funnel.
- To apply a hull coating that is both non-toxic and innovative in reducing surface resistance in the water, allowing the ship to be more fuel efficient while sailing, in addition to being eco-friendly.
- To have dedicated Human Resource officers onboard both ships and part of the ship’s Steering Committee.
- To dedicate three days of shoreside training on safety and traditions for all new crew members prior to them embarking the ship.
- To have yellow colored lifeboats, rather than the traditional regulation color of orange. Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, in order to keep with the special color theming of the ship — the colors of Mickey Mouse himself.
- To offer a free soda program, allowing guests to have access to a 24/7 beverage station offering soda, coffee, tea and water.
- With no casinos onboard, which created even more space to dedicate to families, as well as age-specific areas for everyone to enjoy.
- To have an animated character as the Godmother of a ship. Tinkerbell is the Godmother of the Disney Wonder.