Worth it: Castaway Cay cabanas
Ca-ching: $590 per day
Worth it: Cocktails
While soft drinks are included on Disney cruises—there's even a soda fountain by the pool—boozy drinks are not. Some of the lounges onboard actually offer gorgeously prepared cocktails, the kind you might find at a chic speakeasy in a major city. So, yes, if we're talking about say the elegant ones—like the specialty cocktails at Cadillac Lounge that come with an atomizer for you to mist yourself—it's totally worth the money. Check out even more reasons why Disney Cruise Line ships are great for adults.
Ca-ching: $19 per drink
Worth it: Dinner at Remy
While dinner at a variety of restaurants onboard is included, and you and your family automatically rotate through them (as does your waiter), we think Remy, the adults-only French restaurant, is worth a splurge. Both the food and the setting are so elegant, you may just forget you're on a ship full of little children eating chicken fingers.
Ca-ching: $95 per person
Worth it: Palo Dinner
Ca-ching: $30 per person
Maybe not worth it: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
This one is all about your personal taste, and we should start by saying that children are mesmerized by this experience. Make an appointment at the kid-only hair salon, and your child's personal fairy godmother-in-training will wow him or her with stories and finish the hair style off with a sprinkle of fairy dust. The downside: If you're not used to seeing your little girl covered in glitter with make-up, extensions, and an elaborate hair-do, the result can be jarring.
Ca-ching: Hair appointments start at $45
Maybe not worth it: Royal Tea
This is another one that the kids love so much it sells out fast. But while the entertainment value of the experience is top-notch—and the access to the princesses, who come around and around for photos and conversation, is impressive—the food is minimal, which is especially surprising considering the fee. Find out what it's really like to play a Disney princess.
Ca-ching: $210 per child and $69 per adult
Not worth it: Some shore excursions
Ca-ching: $94 per person for anyone over the age of 10; $79 for 4 to 10 year olds; complimentary for children younger than four
Not worth it: Movie concessions
While most of the food onboard—from the all-you-can-eat buffets to the pool-side pizza stations—is included, you'll pay extra for popcorn to take into the ship's gorgeous movie theater. Don't miss the 28 secrets cruise lines don't want you to know.
Ca-ching: Popcorn is $5 per bag
Not worth it: Pictures
With selfie sticks and plenty of people around to ask to take a shot, there just isn't much of a reason to buy the line's pictures, which may turn out great but certainly add up quickly. Instead, take a moment and ask your butler and waiter to take shots for you, and be sure to have a camera with you for when characters show up.
Ca-ching: $149.99 for a package of 10 prints
Not worth it: Internet access
Ca-ching: Packages start at $19 for 100 MB.