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cjammiller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was our 4th Disney Cruise and we continue to love the Disney ships and cruise experience. We've done one 4-night trip on the Dream and this is our third 7-night trip on the Fantasy. My kids are now 21 and 18 and still, we cruise ... Read more
DiamondM
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Usually when we travel, my husband and I prefer to be travelers rather than tourists if you know what I mean (we like to stay in smaller locally operated B&Bs, explore towns in the evening away from daytrippers, do active activities ... Read more
Awhitco
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my 8th DCL cruise and my third time on the Magic. I just adore this classic ship. The larger ones are nice, but not intimate like the Magic and Wonder. We noticed our last cruise on the Magic had a bit of a tired menu and the ... Read more
Hermodson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were looking for a tropical get away over the December holidays for our family of four (12 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl). Reading the reviews we expected that Disney had the best full family experience...ample activites for the kids ... Read more
Happymomuv2
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise for our 2 children! There were six of us (2 grandparents, my husband and I plus 2 kids- 9&11. We had a midship room with verandah! It was wonderful for us with plenty of room. We were on deck 7- highly ... Read more
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anazu
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise was a great experience overall. My husband and two daughters loved it. We went with the grandparents, uncles and cousins. The entertainment on board is the best. Don't miss any shows at the big theater. Our 5 year old loved ... Read more
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rob3921
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 2nd cruise and I will admit I was geared up for disappointment based on my previous cruise (Carnival). I could not have been more wrong about what to expect by sailing with Disney. From the moment we arrived at the airport to ... Read more
CJKABQ
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
I researched all cruise lines & ships that focus on kids, because I was taking my 8 yr old grandson on his first cruise, for Christmas. Disney was the winner. And Disney Magic had activities I thought he'd enjoy, as well as island ... Read more
Drifting Nomad
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My family had stayed on the Disney Wonder a few years back and my mom and sister loved the experience, the little attention to detail only Disney can do to make the trip magical. After 6 years we booked to go on the Disney Fantasy because ... Read more
Cathie111
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My 6 year old, and 12 year old both had a blast. My 12 year old spent the vast majority of time at The Edge...we rarely saw her. My 6 year old was in love with meeting the princesses, going to the boutique, and swimming in the pool. My ... Read more
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Jessie913
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was amazing and very clean. There was always a seat available when you went to the buffet or pool deck, even though the ship was totally full. There were tons of Disney characters around the ship, but even when you reserved ... Read more
ito697
Member Since 2016
1 review
We cruised Dec. 2 on a 7 day trip to Falmouth, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Animator's Palate was our favorite family dining experience watching our cartoons come alive with Tiana's Place a close second to continuously good meals and ... Read more
TX Traveling Fool
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall a good experience, but some disappointments. The buffet had VERY limited hours. I traveled with two young grandchildren, and the dinner service lasted FOREVER. The service was very slow, and most of the kids in the dining ... Read more
pauljo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We went on this cruise with our son, his wife and 3 daughters. The Disney Fantasy is a beautiful ship; it offers a multitude of very interesting activities for children. Even if our 9 and 10 year olds did not want to attend the youth ... Read more
nataliemalka
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
It was a first time cruise experience for my family. And, as usual, my husband decided to choose the best way to experience this journey. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary at the Bahamas. Everyone on the ship made us feel so special and ... Read more
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Shanaskeans
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My son is 12 and other than short family visits we have never vacationed. He has PKU and requires a strict diet. At a function for PKU I was told Disney was the way to go so I booked the cruise. I informed them of my son's diet which they ... Read more
janel0207
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
we chose this cruise because we did it last year and knew it would be even better with the new remodel. Everything was updated, down to fresh flowers in every public bathroom! the services was great! the spa is amazing; didn't do it ... Read more
View92612
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
We picked Disney Cruise mainly because of the focus on younger kids. Based on all the reviews I've read this is supposed to be the best cruise for kids (with no casino and has many kids focused activities such as the Oceaneer Club and ... Read more
KellyCheri1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We took a 7 day Disney cruise out of Galveston on the Wonder with my family of 4, my sister's family of 4 and our parents. Overall, the cruise was a wonderful experience filled with memories that will last a lifetime. The ship had just ... Read more
allisonblake
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I have sailed on 4 cruise lines, but this was my first time with Disney. The food and room were definitely the best we have ever experienced. Our room (standard) was 3X the size of our family room on Norwegian last year. With two young ... Read more
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jklein0626
Member Since 2017
1 review
We (myself, 39yo, and 2 daughters 7 & 9yo) sailed the Disney Halloween High Seas cruise. Initially boarding the cruise everything seemed wonderful. We embarked at 11:30 am but we were unable to go to our rooms until 1:30pm. It seemed ... Read more
Chief13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Halloween on the High Seas, during Halloween, with Disney, what could be a better surprise for my wife that combines two of her favorite things?? This was our 3rd Disney Cruise, and 4th cruise overall (read my other review to see why ... Read more
Crusinwithfamily
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were excited when Disney decided to return to NYC. We had previously sailed on the Magic in 2012 to Canada from NYC. This was a very different cruise with 4 sea days, 1 day at Castaway Cay and 1 day at Port Canaveral (really at Walt ... Read more
redsoxnation83
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
With a 5 year old we thought it was time to try a Disney Cruise. The cruise itself was good, it just wasn't any better than Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. For triple the price I think we just expected more than normal. The food ... Read more
msstarr22
Member Since 2010
1 review
531 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was invited to join my son and his family on a Disney cruise. Travelers were his DW, son age 4, niece age 12, his DSIL and DMIL. They purchased balcony rooms which to be honest I never purchase. I rarely stay in my stateroom so I ... Read more
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