The Disney Dream is an amazing playground for kids, all the way from babies and toddlers up to teens, but that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have just as much fun. One of my favorite ways to indulge in some ‘big kid time’ is to sign up for one of the classes focused on adult beverages.
The Disney Dream offers a wide variety of classes and tastings centered on beer, wine, martinis, cognac, brandy, tequila, and the art of mixology. They cost extra, and you must book them in advance at Guest Services, but I’ve always found them to be well worth the minor splurge.
In the past, I’ve done the beer, wine, and martini tastings, so this time around I decided to try something new. Mixology looked intriguing, since it included a variety of drinks, from martinis to mojitos. Not only would I get to taste the drinks, but I’d also get a chance to try my hand at making them.
The class was held in the Skyline Lounge, my favorite place in The District, which is the adult club area of the Disney Dream. It was held on the late afternoon of Nassau Day, which many people use as a de facto sea day. Disney Cruise Line knows this and makes sure to schedule a full slate of on board activities.
The mixology class was $20 and included five drinks. That was a real bargain, considering the regular price of on board alcoholic beverages and the fact that the bartenders urged us not to skimp on the liquor in each drink.
When I arrived for the class, everything was all set up neatly, and we learned which drinks we’d be making that day. Then, for each drink, volunteers headed up to the bar to work under the bartenders’ watchful eyes. Each person made multiple drinks, which were then handed out to everyone. That means you probably won’t get to make every drink, but you’ll get to make several.
The class was lively and full of fun-loving cruisers. As a group, we quickly bonded and urged each other on in the drink making. Click the slideshow accompanying this article for some scenes from the class.
The exact classes and tastings varies by cruise, so check your Personal Navigator to see which ones are going on during your trip. I knew that mixology was likely to be offered, and I didn’t want to miss out, so I asked Guest Services about it on embarkation day even though I didn’t have my Nassau Navigator yet. They were able to look it up and book me in early.
Not only are there plenty of tasty adult beverages on board the Disney Dream, but there are also goodies that all ages love. Go to this article to read about Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats, a recent addition to the ship.