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This Is the Cruise Line Most Child-Free Adults Prefer

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Disney magic keeps adults without kids coming back for cruises time & again

Cruises, the all-inclusive resorts of the sea, come in all stripes. There are comedy cruises, LGBTQ cruises, a National Review cruise for conservatives and of course Disney cruises.

If you don't have kids, going on a Disney cruise might seem counterintuitive. I mean, you want to relax on vacation, and with all of those pesky children running around, wouldn't it be hard?

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Well, according to a new industry analysis, the answer is no. It turns out that without having to care for and cater to the whims of youths, Disney cruises are even more enjoyable than they are when you travel with the whole family — 20 percent of adult passengers on Disney cruises are adults without kids along for the journey, and they often go on vacation during the school year, when there's less likely to be an influx of young'uns.

Now, Disney is known the world over for its incredible customer service, and it turns out that's one of the reasons why child-free adults still flock to their ships even if they aren't particularly jazzed about getting wake-up calls from Goofy. The food and drinks on board are also stellar, and the ships do have adults-only areas for those looking to escape the sound of happy children.

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There are ports of call where adults-only activities, like a Bacardi rum tour in Puerto Rico, take place, and people of all ages can enjoy the high-quality theatrical and musical entertainment on board. Hey, we grown-ups like belting out the classic Disney tunes too.

Disney cruises are actually expanding, so it makes sense that they would want to hit the mark with people other than families with young kids. There are currently four Disney ships, and they're adding three more to their fleet between 2021 and 2023.

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With options like sipping rosé at Champagne bar Pink or sunbathing in the 18-and-up area of Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, it's easy to see why adults without kids who enjoy the finer (and more magical!) side of life would want to cruise with Disney. Why choose between Disney magic and child-free vacationing when you could have both?

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