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sunnybaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
My family booked a four day to Castaway Cay and Nassau. We will definitely go back! The food was great, service was wonderful! It was clean and top notch. I don't have any complaints. We had the second dining and missed all of the shows, ... Read more
KristineLTN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Disney top notch customer service began even before we stepped on the ship. They sent emails every once in a while reminding us of things to bring, preorder, and book (e.g. excursions, photos packages, etc.). Then, when it got closer, ... Read more
LPJTampa_FL
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Family of 4 including 2 kids ages 5 and 16. We had a great cruise on the Fantasy and visited Tortola, St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay. I continue to be very impressed with the cleanliness of the Disney cruise ships and how well everything is ... Read more
Cruz4Sun
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
297 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our family of 8 just returned from a 7-night voyage on the Disney Fantasy. Our group included 2 sets of grandparents, 1 set of parents and 2 little girls ages 7 and almost 5. It was a thrill for my DH and I to see our granddaughters enjoy ... Read more
kazol2005
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 15th cruise; we did several Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and finally we decided to waste our money and see what Disney Cruises are all about. Not worth the price!!! Pros: Fast and easy embarkation and ... Read more
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Don and Julie
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We decided to cruise Disney as we were taking our son, his wife and our 5 year old grandson. This is a long post but I want to include everything I can think of. First of all, I need to state that this was our first cruise ever. We ... Read more
Kitcat_1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
ONLY COMPLAINT: guests that save pool side seats before pools are even open-totally rude cruise guests-made a complaint with guest services!! Hope to see changes in the future. Recommend: We disembark with our luggage-skip looking for ... Read more
Mrsincredible24
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose Disney because we had heard so many good things about it. My husband wanted to surprise me for my birthday. So, he booked the cruise. Wanting first to experience for ourselves what a lot of people were saying about Disney, ... Read more
dwojo99
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Family with 10 and 12 year old Great cruise overall. Boat was packed – was hard to get a chair on the deck anywhere but the adults only section. 1. In general it was a great cruise. As is typical Disney, very smooth ... Read more
heidyarellano
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Hi, I actually was very disappointed on my cruise trip. The ship was nothing I had imagine, it was a small and old cruise. I guess it's my fault for not doing the research but this is not what I had in mind. The service was great though, ... Read more
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ds521
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
109 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Our grandchildren are 5 and 8, and so we decided if we were ever going to do a Disney cruise we'd better go while the kids were young enough to really enjoy it. We bit the bullet and paid more for a 3 night Disney Bahamas cruise than we ... Read more
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bmauney7
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
First, I want to commend Andy (from Germany) and Michelle (from UK) on impeccable service and hospitality as the concierge hosts. They give everything of themselves every day and are great with children and guests and this is NOT a ... Read more
NooYawkMama
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
DREAM CRUISE FOR THE FAMILY As a first time cruiser, I didn’t really know what to expect during our 3-night Bahamas cruise on the Disney Dream. We had done lots of online research and had an excellent travel agent, but the actual ... Read more
sumitgupta10
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I'll start by saying that the overall cruise experience was great. Disney does a great job keeping the sail organized from check-in to departure and all points in between. The amenities for the kids is great from the kids club to the ... Read more
murray21
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Amazing food - Crab and Prime Rib on the buffets, 5 course meals for dinner. Tianas place 5*, Animators Palate and Tritons 4*. Restaurants are on the front half of the boat - There is a bit more rocking experienced in the restaurants ... Read more
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sheametz
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Family of four from the upper Midwest choose Disney because we have been to Disney World several times and have always enjoyed the experiences. Traveled with my husband, 12 year old and 10 year old sons. Cabin on the Disney Dream: He ... Read more
JessinJC
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had such a great time on this cruise. We felt like we were in a brochure for a great family vacation! It was our first cruise since having kids, and our 5 and 7 year old sons really enjoyed it - they never asked to use their iPads ... Read more
seadream1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Cruised with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean before, and heard so many good things about Disney, that we we had high expectations. You don't have that wow feeling when you board or tour the ship. It is very congested on the pool ... Read more
sharingadvice
Member Since 2017
1 review
First cruise (with husband & 8 year old son). The size of the ship was perfect. Big enough to explore but small enough to quickly get to anywhere we needed to go. Very quick tendering in Grand Cayman and embarkation and disembarkation ... Read more
bevsd
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We loved our trip on the Disney Fantasy! Just about everything lived up to the high expectations we had and was well in line with other good reviews I've seen on this site. Embarkation was super easy. We had a port arrival time of 11 ... Read more
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rosietomato
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was a 3 gen family cruise. Our third Disney cruise. Disney cruises are always perfect. They make sure you have a wonderful time. And we did. The Disney cruise app was a great benefit. We were able to see all activities, sorted ... Read more
jbrand
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The best part of the cruise was our 11 yo daughter had a blast in the tween area ("The Edge"). The rest of it was good, but not great. It was Disney, so of course it was very sanitized and controlled which was mostly a good ... Read more
Cmeriam71011
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying that for what this vacation was targeted for, it was good. It was targeted for children and in that regard, it was a pretty good cruise. This was intended for the kids, not for the adults. This was ... Read more
keotaeaglegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
First off our room was so small we were always tripping over each other, the food was okay nothing special, dinner service took FOREVER! There is literally one drink station for the whole ship. The pools are to small for the amount of ... Read more
roedmonds
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Arrival: ship is docked away from Old San Juan. Did not like that you could not just jump off and tour the town like other cruise lines. Needed a taxi for sure! Computers were slow and lines were long. Glad we went snorkeling and ... Read more
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