Celebrating Valentine’s Day Sailing Disney Cruise Line

Jackie P (15 Posts)

I have visited the Disney Parks, (Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts) over twenty-five times, visited Aulani, and sailed nine times with Disney Cruise Line on all four ships in the fleet. Having a special needs family member places another dimension of planning for and visiting the Disney Parks and sailing with Disney, and I have to say that it is these vacations that have allowed us to see the greatest developmental improvements in our now teen aged son.


 

Sailing during the Valentine’s Day season is a perfect way to create many romantic memories as a guest with Disney Cruise Line. Guests can have romantic dinners, share spa moments, have an Engagement, a Wedding Ceremony, Commitment Ceremony and even renew their vows. The Disney Cruise Line staff ensures an onsite ceremony coordinator for the days events. Packages are offered onboard the ship or on Disney’s Castaway Cay and are coordinated through Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings website  www.disneyweddings.com or arrangements may be made through a personal travel agent. If a couple opts for the event to take place on Disney’s Castaway Cay, then transportation to and from the wedding location will be accommodated for the couple and guests. Following the ceremony, everyone will be transported back to the ship for the Cake and Champagne Celebration.

Ceremony Packages with Disney Cruise Line Include:

  • an onsite ceremony coordinator for the event of the day
  • a solo pianist for the Ceremony
  • Cake and Champagne Celebration (2-tier wedding cake, Mickey and Minnie figurine keepsake, a bottle of champagne and one bottle sparkling cider for toasting)
  • fresh flowers for the couple
  • an officiant
  • a Disney Cruise Line Commemorative Ceremony Certificate
  • dinner at Palo on the night of the ceremony
  • an onboard $100.00 credit which may be used towards the purchase of merchandise, spa treatments, onboard activities and port adventures
  • attire for the couple will be steamed
  • photography is available for an extra cost through the Event Photographer

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Adult Exclusive Romantic Dining

The finest in dining in romantic settings for adults only, is available on all four ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. All four ships offer Palo, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy also offer Remy. These dining experiences for brunch and/or dinner must be booked either through the Disney Cruise Line website’s Planning Center, through Guest Services once onboard, or by calling the individual restaurants once onboard. There is an extra fee to dine at both Palo and Remy.

Palo

This adult only exclusive restaurant is located on the upper deck in the Aft of the ships and offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the sea. Northern Italian cuisine is served and it has brunch and dinner seatings. An extensive wine list is available and guests even have the option of pairing their wine with dinner. The “Esperienza del Vino” offers five recommended dishes, as well as dessert, which are matched to the perfect Italian wine.

Palo with Poles

Remy

Remy, aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy is an adult exclusive dining experience, featuring the best and finest in French cuisine. The panoramic ocean views are incredible and the atmosphere one of the most elegant with artistic flourishes from the Disney-Pixar film, Ratatouille.

A gourmet menu was specifically created for this restaurant by Chef Arnaud Lallement from L’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Reims, France and by Chef Scott Hunnel from the stellar Victoria and Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort.

Guests may opt to participate in a Pre-dinner Service where they meet with the sommelier in Remy’s wine room to pre-select their wines for the course of the meal.

For private, romantic dinners, guests may consider the Private Dining in the Gusteau Room and enjoy a unique multi-course meal and interactions with the head chef in consultation with their meal.

The Wine Room offers a unique experience dining amidst more than 900 bottles of Old and New World wines in an enclosed glass room with marble flooring.

An enjoyable and delectable dessert event called, “Remy Featuring Pompidou’s Patisseries Dessert Experience”, named after the dessert chef from the Disney-Pixar movie Ratatouille, allows guests to enjoy a five course dessert menu and coffee. As well, a discussion about the history and evolution of each dessert is explained by the Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef of Remy. There is a separate fee for this experience.

Remy

Spa Packages Onboard

Couples have the opportunity to enjoy rest, rejuvenation and togetherness in the Mediterranean-inspired Villas. The Villas offer a variety of spa treatments in suites which have beautiful vistas of the ocean and each have their own private verandahs complete with a whirlpool hot tub on the teak deck. This is the ultimate experience in pampering with treatments on canopied Roman beds while enjoying the tropical breezes. They can indulge in private, open-air showers, enjoy a special tea ceremony and foot cleansing ceremony. Treatments can be booked online through the Planning Center.

Photo: Disney Cruise Line/ The Walt Disney Company

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Spa Packages on Disney’s Castaway Cay

Most itineraries include a full day at Disney’s Castaway Cay, a private Bahamian island for guests only. Special couple spa treatments extend to this oasis with such packages as the Castaway Cay Couples Cabana Swedish Massage. This two hour indulgence takes place in pairs in the private open-air Couples Cabanas, with views of the adult only beach, Serenity Bay, while basking in the gentle breezes.

Private Cabanas on Disney’s Castaway Cay

Disney’s Castaway Cay offers an adult only beach, called Serenity Bay, which is within easy access via the open-air Tram. The beach offers complimentary loungers, chairs and large beach umbrella and a buffet, beach BBQ. Alcoholic beverages are available on the beach and at the bar near Serenity Bay.

As well, private Cabanas are available for rent on Serenity Bay. Each offers its own strip of beach, equipped with loungers, chairs, umbrella, water floatation toys, access to bicycles and snorkel equipment. The Cabanas are open-air, yet private structures with a living room area containing a mini-fridge stocked with fresh fruit, soda cans and water bottles The living area also has a draw curtain for changing and a small safe for valuables. Wet cloths are provided for wiping sandy faces and hands, as is sunscreen and magazines. Dry snacks are also provided. A Cast Member can be reached by ringing a buzzer. The covered, open-air verandah offers two, padded loungers and a padded bench. Steps below, guests have access to a private open-air shower and hammock. It is truly one’s private, little oasis.

Private Cabana CC

Stateroom Decorations

Guests have the option of commemorating their event on a more personal level with in room gifts and decorations. These are available directly through Disney Cruise Line’s website, in the Planning Center under ‘In-Room Gifts and Shopping’. Gifts range from themed flowers to treats such as chocolates, cakes and packages for romance which include champagne, chocolates and Disney Cruise Line robes.

There is ample opportunity while sailing to mark the beginning of a new life event or celebrate the culmination of a pre-existing one. All in the splendour and elegance with Disney Cruise Line.