DisneyWonderWhen my husband and I took the kids on a Disney Cruise, he went along begrudgingly. He believes Disney is taking over the world, one kid at a time.  So when our cruise aboard the Disney Wonder was over and he admitted he hadn’t been able to find anything to complain about—NOT ONE THING—he said in a defeated tone, “Disney just does it right.”

And now they’re doing it even better with a promotion that allows kids to sail free on seven-night cruises to the Mexican Riviera starting in January 2011. Best of all, “kid” is defined as anyone 17 and younger—even my teens can sail free. Woo-hoo.

To get the deal, kids have to travel with two full-fare paying guests occupying the same stateroom (government taxes and fees excluded).  This offer is valid for most sailings from Jan. 23 to March 20, 2011, and covers a limited number of staterooms ranging from deluxe family staterooms with verandahs to standard inside staterooms (categories 4 to 11).

The Wonder visits Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta and spends three days at sea.  Onboard entertainment is what Disney does best, with stage shows including “Toy Story-The Musical,” over-the-top deck parties and fireworks.


Adult rates for the seven-night Mexican Riviera itinerary start at $639 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.  To book a vacation or to get complete details on the “Kids Free” special offer, guests can visit disneycruise.com/kidsfree, call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.  Mention or input booking code “KFMR” when making the reservation.