I currently have both booked for July 3rd, and have to decide which to cancel. I will be solo and don't have a park ticket so I think one of these will be a fun way to spend the evening and see the MK fireworks. The cruise is probably not much different than the ones the rest of the year, so the dessert party would be a more unique experience. In past years there have been characters at the dessert party, but this year there is no mention of any appearing. Has anyone done either/both? Thanks!