Disney’s Pirate Adventure Cruises Offer Little Buccaneers a Swashbuckling Good Time by Kate Melody

Ahoy Matey! If you are looking for a new vacation adventure for your kids, or a treat to mark a special occasion, you may want to consider one of Disney’s Pirate Adventure Cruises. Cruises are available for children ages 4 to 12 years old, and depart from four different locations. Each cruise is manned by skilled Disney Cast Members, and is a 2 hour kids only experience!

Young pirates set sail aboard their trusty vessel wearing pirate bandanas and life vests, but not until they have given their pirate oath! While sailing, kids enjoy pirate stories, visit ports of call, and follow clues to locate the hidden treasure chest. A small snack is included, and at the end of their cruise, if they are lucky enough to find the hidden treasure they are rewarded with a small goody bag of pirate “loot”.

We sent our three boys on “Disney’s Pirate Adventure” which departed from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. All three had a good time, especially the younger two who were 6 and 8 at the time. Our oldest, who was turning 11 thought perhaps he was a bit too old for the experience. This may or may not be true, however, and could simply be due to the fact that his younger brothers figured out the “clues” faster that he did! We stayed to watch their pirate orientation and departure, but then we enjoyed a few hours of time without the kids. After their cruise the kids couldn’t wait to fill us in on all the stories!

Cruises depart daily at 9:30 and are currently priced at $37. Discounts can sometimes be available, and we were able to receive 10% off for being a Disney Vacation Club Member. You can choose from:

Disney’s Pirate Adventure – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Albatross Treasure Cruise – Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
Bayou Pirate Adventure – Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

If you are interested in one of the cruises, I highly recommend me hearty, that you make a reservation. Call 1-407-WDW-Play to avoid any last minute disappointment, or you might have to walk the plank!

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