One of the best parts of any Disney Cruise is exploring the ship. Filled with spaces in a variety of themes, Disney Cruise Ship Lounges offer areas for activities, live music, and evenings “out.” But there are so many more things to know! For instance, families can hang out most of the day in these spaces for fun crafts, activities, and more. Trivia and games also take place in these spaces. And in the evenings, they turn into classic lounge spaces. Here’s a roundup of everything you can do in a Disney Cruise Ship Lounge.
Disney Cruise Lounges Atmosphere
Every Disney Cruise Ship has a series of lounges, i.e. places to grab a drink, coffee, or bar snacks if you will. So if you’re looking for which bars on a Disney Cruise, this is the place. That said, that’s not all they’re used for. These magical spaces each have a theme all their own and are beautifully decorated. Attention to detail comes into play in the seating, the atmosphere, the beverage and food menu, and decor. Luckily, many of these spaces aren’t only for adults either. While certain Disney Cruise Ship Lounges are smaller and focused, others offer large spaces for gatherings. Take a look at all the Disney Cruise Ship Lounges on each Disney Cruise Ship below, to get a feel for the theme of each.
Do Disney Cruise Ships Serve Alcohol?
Yes! Disney Cruise Line has a variety of bars, lounges and nightclubs on board each Disney Cruise Ship. And believe it or not, alcoholic beverages can be found nearly everywhere! From wine at dinner to a wide array of cocktails, beer, wines and spirits in each lounge, you can even get Baileys in your coffee. Just one of our favorite reasons that a Disney Cruise is Great for Adults.
Disney Cruise Lounge Activities
Many of the Disney Lounges onboard the Disney Cruise ships have daytime hours and evening hours. Meaning that during the day, they will host a variety of activities for families and adults, whereas in the evening they become more strictly adult-only and switch to a nightclub, lounge, or bar vibe.
During the day, however, you can enjoy a variety of programming set up by the crew and entertainment team. Simply check out the Disney Cruise Navigator App, available once you’ve turned on airplane mode and linked into the Disney Cruise wi-fi. At that point, you will find your daily activity list sharing what is happening when and where throughout your cruise. This is also where you can check announcements and your Drink of the Day (available in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options).
If you’re looking to play for some big money, look no further than Bingo. Offered throughout the cruise, Bingo is one of the most popular activities on board and typically takes place in the largest Disney Cruise Ship Lounge. On the Disney Magic, Wonder, Fantasy, and Dream you can play bingo in the D Lounge. On the Disney Wish, Bingo is available in Luna.
One of our absolute favorite things to do on a Disney Cruise is testing our Disney Trivia knowledge. Because it really is about learning more Disney facts, than the prizes. Especially since the prizes are typically snacks like a Mickey Rice Krispie treat- which you can get for free anywhere onboard anyway. That said, the trivia truly is the best and well worth the time! Often themed by the cast members, who come up with the questions, you can try your hand at Disney Villains trivia, Movie Trivia, History Trivia, Musical Trivia, and more.
Musical Trivia is by far our favorite and one where we recently got to experience Disney pianist Matt Grinke playing familiar Disney tunes, to a “Guess that Tune Trivia”. It’s a great time, and he plays beautifully! We’re thrilled to see his next contract is on the Disney Wish starting this fall, so if you’re traveling be on the lookout for his trivia!
Ahhh, there is nothing like hanging out on a Disney Cruise crafting. You’re on vacation after all. And on a Disney Cruise, you’re able to settle into a cozy booth in a Disney Lounge and dig into whatever activity is up next. Many of the crafts on board are paper crafts; simply things involving glue, paper, and crayons. Perfect for families. and many of these activities commandeer any of the many Disney Cruise Ship Lounges onboard.
Towel Friend Folding
Another fun activity that is typically offered on longer cruise vacations is Towel Friend Folding. Seen on board throughout your cruise, this towel folding craft experience is taught by the housekeeping staff. If you haven’t experienced this yet, you’ll come home to your cruise cabin with a towel friend waiting on your bed. And this activity teaches you how to make them.
Available on every Disney Cruise Ship is the opportunity to enjoy beverage tastings. These events and classes are an extra charge and include things like chocolate liqueur tastings, champagne tastings, wine and cheese pairings, whiskey sampling, and more. They do sell out FAST! So if you’re thinking of booking one, do so as soon as you’re on the boat. These activities take place in the smaller lounges onboard, so it gives you a chance to see spaces of the ship you may not have before.
Anyone Can Cook Cooking Class
Another activity that typically takes place in D Lounge is the Anyone Can Cook series. Only available when there is a chef and ingredients available, this class offers instructions and a tasty treat. On our last cruise, this was Apple Strudel making, and totally worth learning how to do. Plus delicious too.
Disney Coffee Bar Lounges
Found on all Disney Cruise Ships is the Cove Cafe. This is an adult-only coffee lounge, typically located in the adult area of the boat. Specialty coffees, cold brews, espressos, and coffee with alcohol all cost extra. But, the pastries in the case for “free”… since it’s included in your cruise package. There is a sister coffee bar generally located near the center of the ship on deck 4 or 5 that serves up the same menu and is open to all ages. On the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, the family-friendly coffee bar is called Vista Point.
Are Kids Allowed in Disney Cruise Ship Lounges?
Yes! Kids are allowed in Disney Lounge spaces typically until 5 or 6 pm at which point they become adult-only. Afterward, the lounge shifts to a more adult atmosphere with live music.
Lounges Found on All Disney Cruise Ships
One of the best things about the Disney Cruise Line Ships is that they are all relatively similar. Which, for us, just means it feels like we’re coming home every time we set sail. We tend to know a bit about the layout, and the things we’ll find on each boat. This is especially true for the sister boats. The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy are sister boats and have the same layouts, but with some different restaurants and lounges. And slightly smaller, the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are sister ships that are also quite similar.
Also, since each boat has some similarities there are a couple of things that are available on all of them. Cove Cafe is the boat’s coffee shop. Often tucked away in the Adult area of Deck 11, Cove Cafe offers up specialty coffees for a fee and free pastries from the case.
And found on the Disney Magic, Wonder, Fantasy and Dream is the larger lounge, D Lounge. D Lounge offers up dancing space, as well as tables and chairs for large-scale activities. This lounge is not available on the Disney Wish.
Are the Lounges on the Disney Cruise Ships the Same?
No! Just as each ship has its own character and theme, each Disney Cruise Ship Lounge does too. Even among sister ships where the Lounges are named the same you can find differences.
Where are the Lounges on a Disney Cruise Ship?
Another mainstay of the Disney Cruise Line is that Disney Lounges tend to be grouped together. This is for easy access and the ability to do activities one after the other instead of hiking across the boat to your next activity. It also tends to keep the evening drinkers away from the evening family activities, which is a nice separation. As such you can look for the area called “After Hours” on both the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic which includes all of the lounges together. Alternatively, on the Disney Dream the lounges are in an area called “The District”. And on the Disney Fantasy, lounges are in an area called “Europa.”
Disney Magic Lounges
The Disney Magic Cruise Ship is a smaller ship with loads of character. Featuring the Helmsman Mickey statue in the Grand Lobby and painter goofy on the bough of the ship. Lounges on this boat are
This brightly colored lounge also acts as a location for live shows, and as a nightclub space. Fathoms has porthole views and ocean-themed decor.
Themed to old Hollywood, Keys is a piano bar accented in gold keys and a 1950’s theme. Here you can listen to guest vocalists and the local piano man.
Soul Cat Lounge
Head to the Soul Cat Lounge for artisanal drinks and jazz music. Featuring stylings from the Pixar film, Soul, this themed Disney Lounge is a perfect place to ease into the evening with some smooth jazz. Check out the Soul Cat Lounge on Disney Magic.
No ship would be complete without a local Irish pub. O’ Gills Pub offers up Irish snacks, beers, lagers, and more with tv screens nearby to watch the game.
Found on the adult deck, Signals is an outdoor air bar, offering up Drinks of the Day as well as most any concoction you can think of while lounging by the pool.
Disney Wonder Lounges
The Disney Wonder Cruise Ship is a classic Disney cruise ship done up in maritime decor. Featuring the Little Mermaid statue in the Grand Lobby and Donald, Huey, Duey, and Louie on the bough of the ship.
French Quarter Lounge
This jazz club honors all things, New Orleans! The French Quarter Lounge is a small quaint place featuring themed games during the day, activities and character meets. In the evening you can enjoy live music and spirited drinks.
Crown and Fin Pub
London calling! This classic English pub features drinks you’d find in the classic English village. Scotches, malts, whiskeys, stouts and beers on tap. Crown and Fin Pub is located in the After Hours section of the ship on Deck 3 Forward.
Decorated with all the elegance of an actual Cadillac, this Disney Wonder bar hails the days of classic Hollywood as an adult-only nightclub. Cadillac Lounge serves up a 1950’s theme, a piano man and performers to add to the swanky feel. Also part of the After Hours section.
Featuring live music, and a nightclub atmosphere, Azure glows with excitement. Themed to the sea, you can find ocean-themed everything. Even the decor honors all things big blue world! This bar on the Disney Wonder hosts activities and events during the day and can be found in the After Hours section of the boat.
Head to the adult deck for the outdoor bar, Signals, complete with barstools and seating areas that overlook the ocean. This Disney cruise bar serves up the Drink of the Day and often has a variety of cocktail options! Perfect for a poolside break.
Disney Dream Lounges
The Disney Dream Cruise Ship is done in the Art Deco style showcasing a red and blue color scheme. Featuring the Captain Donald statue in the Grand Lobby and Sorcerer Mickey Mouse and Fantasia brooms on the bough of the ship.
Found on Deck 13 on the Disney Dream, this outdoor bar can be found on the Adult Deck. Currents has outdoor shaded seating spaces on top the boat for excellent views and grabbing a drink poolside.
A smaller bar on the Disney Dream, Skyline is a lounge offering up views of the skyline on the horizon that magically change from day to night. Cozy spaces and elegant dark corners make this a great lounge if you’re looking to get away.
Found in the adult-only area of the boat, District Lounge is in The District and offers up swirls of light in the walls, and a central stage for live music and performances. This full-service bar includes a variety of cocktails and mocktails.
This colorful lounge is all about the nightclub atmosphere. Complete with colored lights crawling the walls, Evolution serves up dancing, games, karaoke, comedy and cabaret. This is an adult-only lounge with a butterfly theme.
Get into the feeling of leisure at the Wine and Champagne Bar, Pink. Designed to look like the inside of a champagne bottle, life is the bubbles at this bar featuring a variety of champagnes, cocktails and more.
This art-deco-inspired cafe features coffees, and pastries to help get you through the day. Know that Vista Cafe specialty coffees do cost extra, but the pastries in the case are included with your Disney Cruise! Be on the lookout for the recommended coffee, since this is is typically one of the best they make. And be sure to grab a coffee card so you can get a free coffee.
Calling all sports fans, Pub 687 features a huge tv and sports broadcasts via satellite! Decked out in classic sports bar style, Pub 687 offers up leather seating, a large mahogany bar, and a variety of beers, wines, cocktails, and spirits.
One of the classiest Disney Cruise Lounges onboard, the Meridian sits snuggly between Palo and Remy on Deck 12, with indoor and outdoor views of the ocean, off the back of the ship. Semi-formal attire is required for this Disney Lounge.
This lobby-adjacent lounge features a single bar with bar stools and an opportunity to grab a drink while enjoying activities in the atrium. Bon Voyage offers up cocktails, coffees, juices, and sodas.
Disney Fantasy Lounges
The Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship is a larger ship done in the Art Deco style of the old days. Featuring the Madamoiselle Minnie statue in the Grand Lobby and Dumbo and Timothy on the bough of the ship.
Found on Deck 13 on the Disney Fantasy, this outdoor bar, can be found on the Adult Deck. Currents has outdoor shaded seating spaces on top the boat for excellent views, and grabbing a drink poolside.
A smaller bar on the Disney Fantasy, Skyline is a lounge offering up views of the skyline on the horizon that magically change from day to night. Cozy spaces and elegant dark corners make this a great lounge if you’re looking to get away.
This Italian-themed lounge sits center of the Europa area on the Disney Fantasy and connects all the other lounges. With drinks served up on a round bar, La Piazza lends to a carousel theme, while also offering booth seating spaces around the room. This lounge also has live music in the evenings.
Themed to the London subway, The Tube has London-themed decor and music. Done up in reds, blacks and blues, there is ample seating and a variety of drinks to be had. One of the larger lounges aboard the Disney Fantasy, larger-scale activities like trivia and towel folding take place here.
This art-deco-inspired cafe features coffees, and pastries to help get you through the day. Know that Vista Cafe specialty coffees do cost extra, but the pastries in the case are included with your Disney Cruise! Be on the lookout for the recommended coffee, since this is typically one of the best they make. And be sure to grab a coffee card so you can get a free coffee.
This quaint Irish pub on the Disney Fantasy features leather seating, a single bar, and a large screen tv. If you’re looking for something out of the way then O’ Gills Pub is an excellent choice. Used for games and trivia throughout the day, this pub turns into a proper bar in the evenings. O’Gills is located just off La Piazza, in the Europa area.
One of the classiest Disney Cruise Lounges onboard, the Meridian sits snuggly between Palo and Remy on Deck 12, with indoor and outdoor views of the ocean, off the back of the ship. Semi-formal attire is required for this Disney Lounge. But with an amazing atmosphere and views, you can only see from this part of the ship, it’s well worth dressing up for.
This lobby adjacent lounge features a single bar with bar stools and an opportunity to grab a drink while enjoying activities in the atrium. Bon Voyage offers up cocktails, coffees, juices, and sodas.
Ooh La La
This Wine and Champagne bar is done up in all kinds of French luxury. Lending to the name, Ooh La La, you can expect to find lush furnishings, glass baubles and velvet drapes to help set the mood. Featuring champagnes and wines, Ooh La La is often used for liqueur tastings, pairing classes and more throughout the day. You can also catch live piano music in the evenings while sipping and enjoying small snacks.
Disney Wish Lounges
The Disney Wish Cruise Ship is the largest ship of the Disney Cruise Line Fleet. Featuring the Cinderella statue in the Grand Lobby and Rapunzel and Pascal on the bough of the ship.
This deck lounge is located in the adult-only area and offers up a variety of drinks, including Drink of the Day. At Currents you can also settle into shaded seating spaces, or grab a drink during your break from the pool.
Keg & Compass
The Keg and Compass lounge lends itself as a Norwegian seafarer’s watering hole. With a variety of food and beverage options, this is the man cave of the lounges on the Disney Wish. complete with large tv, cozy leather seating, and loads of beer, wine, mead, and cocktails. If you’re looking for nautical decor and soft pretzels, you can find them here.
Inspired by Cinderella’s sweet cleaning song, Nightingales is an adult-only piano bar at sea. Dressed to the nines, and home to fine wines, cocktails, and the Sweet Nightingale drink. Served up in a cute glass bird, this drink is Henricks Amazona gin, passion fruit, rosemary, and mint. Another specialty at Nightingales is the “bubble drinks,” honoring Cinderella’s penchant for cleaning. Try The Butterfly, comprised of butterfly pea flower tea, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and citrus.
Perhaps the Disney Wish’s smallest lounge, this Bayou bar is dressed up in lilypads and flowers and themed to Princess and the Frog. This bar serves up a variety of drinks that hail from the New Orleans theme. But, the showstopper here is the access to Beignets with Hershey’s chocolate sauce. This location is used for a variety of things during the day, including live music, and turns into adult-only in the evenings.
Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge
The Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge offers out-of-this-world views and possesses a $5000 dollar drink on dry ice. But, if you’re looking for something a little more familiar and a little less pricey, try the Tatooine Freetown Reserve and look for the message from the rebels in the smoke. Or grab the Zero Twist! This mocktail features ginger beer, pineapple, mint, and kiwi.
The Rose Lounge
Themed to Beauty and the Beast The Rose Lounge is done up with gold and red creating rose elements all over the space. The signature drink at The Rose Lounge is the Beast’s Rose which comes in a glass cloche and features tequila, rose, and Grand Mariner.
Disney Treasure Lounges and NightClubs
The Disney Treasure Cruise is home to multiple lounges! Most of these lounges host daytime activities for families, like games, Bingo, trivia, and more. In the evenings, usually after 6 pm some of the lounges transition to adult-only ( 18+). Here are all the details for each lounge, and the themes you can find in each. We highly recommend exploring these spaces just for fun. As they are beautiful and unique.
This Lion King-inspired Disney Cruise Lounge hosts family entertainment throughout the day and adult-exclusive entertainment at nite. Featuring decor themed to the African style, this lounge features wood elements, rocks, and textured walls. This 2-story lounge offers an opportunity to engage in game show-like experiences, as well as interact with the Disney Treasure Game, perhaps like Uncharted Adventure, on board.
Skipper Society Jungle Cruise Lounge
Inspired by everyone’s favorite Disney Parks ride, the Jungle Cruise now has a home on the Disney Treasure Cruise Ship. With tributes to skippers and their many adventures on the Nile, Amazon, Congo, and other famous waterways, Skipper Society is the perfect place to sip back and relax. Much like Tiana’s Bayou on the Disney Wish, this lounge space features an open design allowing for family entertainment throughout the day and adult entertainment in the evenings.
Journey 20,000 Leagues under the Sea with this new ocean-themed Disney Lounge. Designed to make you feel like you stepped onto the Nautilus, this pub features everything you’d expect from a Submarine Voyage. While sipping craft brews or specialty drinks, look through the “glass” ceiling to the watery world above. Or stay up to date with what’s happening on land with the surrounding “scientific” monitors displaying news and live sports coverage.
Located on Deck 5, this lounge space is where you go for Disney Cruise activities, like cooking classes, tastings, and more. Note, this space is TINY! If you’re hoping to attend trivia or any group activity in Triton Lounge, we recommend getting there early to grab a seat. Many guests just stay from one activity to the next, so it’s not the best place to hold events that need larger seating spaces.
The Rose Lounge
For those who love a tale as old as time, the Disney Wish’s Rose Lounge has Beauty and the Beast-themed areas for adults. This champagne bar and lounge is at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse, which is a perfect place for a before or after-dinner cocktail. Elegance at its best, this lounge is perfect for the Beauty and the Beast fan. Or if you’re looking to get away for views of the ocean through the windows that surround this space.
Disney Cruise Ship Lounges, Nightclubs, and Bars
There you have it. Whether you’re looking for a quick drink, a place to relax, listen to music, watch the game, and more, chances are a Disney Lounge will have what you need. Hopefully, this boat-by-boat list of all the Lounges on board each Disney Cruise Ship can help you plan out your best Disney Cruise Vacation, no matter which boat you take to your next vacation destination.
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