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Vibe; The New DCL Teen Hot Spot
New to the Disney Cruise Line is the expanded indoor/outdoor teens-only lounge on the Disney Dream
Traditionally, when one thinks of a cruise, images of the QE2 come to mind. A place where children of any age are discouraged. Then when the name Disney is added to the mix, images of young children frolicking with cartoon characters. Many cruise lines have added what they call 'teen lounges' but are nothing short of a dismal attempt at best.
Disney Cruise Lines, to no one's surprise has set the standard for the best hangout spot for the teens in any family. They have created a special area that includes both indoor and outdoor spaces with amenities like a 103 inch LCD screen to private gaming and viewing areas. In the deepest reaches of the lounge, there is a separate theater but to get there you must pass through the DJ and dance area where aspiring DJs can spin and mix their own tracks.
Near the entrance of the lounge is the urban coffee bar and throughout the whole indoor space are numerous nooks and coves for video games, music, movies or just kick back and relax with friends.
Equally as impressive is the outdoor space or the Sundeck. Catch some sun or lounge in the shade, sit in the hot tub or play foosball, ping pong or old school board games set on a giant checkerboard that is designed right into the floor pattern.
From 13 to 17 years of age, all young cruisers will discover new activities each day in the Personal Navigator delivered to every stateroom the night before. Some of the events included are DJ Training, Foosball Tournament, Scavenger Hunts, Crafts and Trivia, Smoothies, movies and more. Of course, these are just some of the overall events available as the teen groups are not limited to Vibe.
There is also exclusive teen time scheduled for the Sports deck on deck 12 and the Aqua Duck, the first water coaster at sea. At these times, all other passengers are not allowed so that the teen cruisers can have sole access to these features.
As with all Disney clubs and lounges for under-aged travelers, there are counselors that provide structure and chaperone every event. These cast members are people specially selected for this type of environment and know how to enhance the experience for everyone.
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Date taken: 2011 12 05 17:01 Monday
Vibe - Teen Club
Daily Navigator/Iwa Published Schedule