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Not Just For Families: 8 Things Solo Travelers Can Do On A Disney Cruise
Yes, solo travelers can enjoy a Disney Cruise.
If you’re new to the idea of traveling solo, taking a Disney cruise may be a good start to get your feet wet.
If you are 100 percent sure about solo traveling, go ahead and scroll down to our list. But if you’re on the fence, hear us out.
Disney Cruises come with a ton of entertainment and excitement so, worrying what to do by yourself will be the least of your worries.
This will allow you to test your limits of being alone if you’re considering solo travel for the first time.
Let’s say you don’t like it. Then, you will have no problem making friends. By the end of the five-day trip, I exchanged phone numbers and social media information with other people I met.
But what if you like being alone? Let’s just say … we feel sorry for your former travel friends. But do us a favor, and keep Travel Noire’s name out of that convo.
Either way, you never know until you try. Here are 8 things solo travelers can do on a Disney Cruise.
1. Plan A Self Care Day At Senses Spa
If you’re going on vacation, then it’s safe to say that you are in need of some rest and recreation. We’ll talk about recreation later on, but do yourself a favor and book a spa on the Disney Cruise.
Senses Spa & Salon are on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy ships.
The spas are nothing short of amazing as there are a ton of self-care options, including massages, aroma stone therapy, facials, skin smoothers, and more.
Pedicures and manicures are also offered on board.
2. Learn More About Your Choice of Alcohol
Have you ever wondered about the origins of your choice of liquor? Like, really dived into the history of why the Irish spell Whiskey with an “e” and why Whisky from Scotland are spelled without the “e.”
Do you want to have more knowledge about cognac and the oak barrels the spirit is aged in?
If the answer is yes, that’s great! This is just some of the information I learned during a recent cruise on the Disney Wonder cruise.
If you couldn’t care less about any of that, you will still have a good time as you will have the chance to socialize.
Disney Cruises offer a ton of mixology and spirit tastings that will have you talking like a know-it-all at your next social event.
3. Sing Your Heart Out At Karaoke
I mean, since we’re here, why not sing your heart out to strangers?
It’s not as bad as you think and the answer is no, the song you choose does not have to be a Disney song, but “Be Our Guest” from The Beauty and the Beast will get the crowd going.
4. Attend A Live Show
Live shows and entertainment offered on your cruise depends on the ship you choose.
I was on Disney Wonder where I was able to see Frozen, The Musical live.
The show was so good that I went to see it twice because I left the first performance regretting that I didn’t sit closer to the stage. I won’t spoil it for you if it’s your first time, but for those of you who know … you know.
5. Fine Dine Yourself
If you think chicken tenders and pizza are the only thing you’ll consume on a Disney Cruise, then my response is only if you want to.
The food on Disney Cruise Lines will amaze you, including the fine dining options on most of the cruises. Chefs on board have worked at some of the best restaurants around the world to offer what Disney calls a “first-rate gastronomic” experience.
Keep in mind, many of the fine dining restaurants tend to be adult-exclusive with a strict dress code to follow.
6. Book An Excursion On Port Day
On a port day, don’t hesitate to book an excursion through Port Adventures.
Each destination comes with some pretty cool experiences. If you’re going to The Bahamas, for example, you can paddle board and swim with dolphins.
The list and possibilities go on.
7. Attend Disney Trivia Night
Trivia night is not just for families either, you can do it on your own. It’s a fun time to test your knowledge on Disney Parks or Disney Movies.
It’s not only a great way to meet other people, but if you win, you get a nice award to wear that ensures bragging rights for the rest of your cruise. If other people see the red and black medallion, they will come up to you and congratulate you because they’re so coveted.
I know because I won Aladdin Trivia Night.
8. We Can't Forget About Wine Tasting
Spirit tasting is one thing but wine tasting is another experience I had the chance to take part in on the Disney Wonder.
The class focused more on how to change the wine experience, specifically how to cater to your guests’ palate, with chocolate and cheese.
It was an amazing and very formative experience. Wine, cheese, and chocolate all while at sea? Life really doesn’t get much better than this.