A Disney Cruise can trigger thoughts of in-your-face cartoon characters and a shipload of screaming kids.
Yes, Mickey Mouse and the gang are on hand to pose for photos and there is no shortage of children on these ships. But those seeking adult-focused fun and kid-free spaces will not be disappointed by a Disney Cruise. I recently sailed solo on a media preview sailing of the company’s new ship, Fantasy. Sailing sans children allowed me to explore the grown-up side of this family-focused cruise line.
While most passengers were whooping it up on the top deck during a sail-away party, I was soaking my tootsies in a tub of bubbling hot water and gabbing with other gals during my pedicure at Senses Spa & Salon. With 17 private treatment rooms, salon, barber shop and fitness center, there are plenty of pampering options to choose from.
Davina Chojnowski of Boston found the spa to be a romantic place to spend time with her husband on their honeymoon. “I’m pretty sure we had a spa treatment every day,” she said. After side-by-side spa treatments, couples can nibble strawberries and sip some bubbly on a private verandah with a hot tub and double lounge chair in one of two spa villas.
There are two splashy spots on Fantasy where adults can escape the boisterous family fun of the ship’s main pools. Grab a cocktail at the swim-up Cove Bar and cool off in one of three freshwater pools that make up the Quiet Cove Pool. Satellite Falls is a water-lover’s heaven with a circular splash pool and a cascading rain curtain.
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