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8 Best Cruise Lines for Onboard Entertainment

3. Disney Cruise Line: Best Cruises for Entertaining the Kids

Tangled, The Musical performed on Disney Magic (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)

Best Disney Ships for Entertainment: Fleetwide, particularly on Disney Wish

Why Disney Cruises Are Tops in Entertainment: Disney Cruise Line is among the top cruise lines for families for a reason: The line knows how to entertain kids of all ages. After all, it benefits from the collected wisdom of the entire Disney corporation.

From big production shows to Disney character interactions with starstruck kids at breakfast and teatime, the line does its utmost to keep everyone happy on vacation.

Kids can start the day off right with character breakfasts — or, later, afternoon teas — where they can share a laugh with Goofy or a hug with Snow White. Come dinner time, several of the restaurants — including Animator’s Palate, Tiana’s Place and Rapunzel’s Royal Table — offer mealtime shows as well.

At night, Disney film favorites are brought to life on shipboard stages in kid-friendly 45- to 60-minute Broadway-style performances. You’ll find longtime favorites, such as “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as new hits like “Frozen, a Musical Spectacular.” Other production shows feature song highlights from a mix of favorite Disney movies.

More informal but no less fun: On one night each cruise, Disney launches an all-out deck party (either themed on pirates, “Star Wars,” “Marvel” or the film “Frozen”), complete with an interactive musical show, dance parties and at-sea fireworks.

Adult cruisers are not forgotten onboard and can delight in newly-released Disney (and Marvel) movies on the big screen in the theater or pool deck, and enjoy adult-focused entertainment in the nightlife districts aboard all ships in the fleet.