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961 Disney Family Cruise Reviews

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TeeJae129
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family and I was able to finally experience a Disney Cruise for a fraction of the price! We saved a total of $6,000 for two balcony rooms! We are a family of four adults and decided having two rooms would be best. We are Disney fanatics ... Read more
scottfrompa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Took a 3-night Baja cruise with my family (wife and kids - ages 12 and 18) including one day in Ensenada and one day at sea. This was our first trip on the Disney Wonder after having sailed on the Dream and Magic in the past two years, ... Read more
Daisy Duck6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
If you can get past the forced smiles and the pain when you walked by (if you were to engage a crew member), just ignore this and it was very nice. We preferred the sit down restaurant experience over the buffet situations on board and our ... Read more
KDreher
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Absolutely the best vacation we have ever been on with our kids. The ship is set up so it is very easy for the family to have loads of fun. Food was fantastic. Staff was incredible. Stops in Bahamas and the Disney Island, Castaway Cay, ... Read more
kschlotthauer64@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first Disney Cruise and my wifes 2nd (I previously did a Royal Caribbean - Mexico). At first I was a little apprehensive with it being a Disney Cruise. I didn't want it to be like a Disney Park and I didn't want it to be ... Read more

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dwtravels43
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We took our son, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters (age 3 & 5). The first night we were on our way to a meet and greet when we ran into Minnie Mouse. She gave the 3 year old a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. Her reaction was ... Read more
best_traveler_now
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We just came from Disney Dream cruise, 4 nights - Port Canaveral-Bahamas-Castaway Cay. It was our first ever cruise experience so there were so many concerns and questions about what are we going to expect from the trip. I think we did ... Read more
pb_nh
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We completed are second voyage on the Magic in April 2016. We had sailed previously on the Magic in 2012, prior to the drydock improvements. We sailed with a teen and preteen. First - I tend to like the new mega ships with all of the ... Read more
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frbmom
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We booked our cruise over a year before the sail date and had been researching every website we could with excitement since the day we booked it. We are Disney Anual Pass Holders and love Disney and heard nothing but good things about ... Read more
cruisemedic649
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My friend (another single mother) talked me into booking this Disney cruise as she had been on two previous Disney cruises. I will say that the customer service on the ship was outstanding! We had a late flight into Orlando and arrived ... Read more

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Rachoo78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was by far the best cruise we've EVER been on! Disney sure does know how to do a cruise! My husband and I took our 2 kids ages 5 and 9 and we traveled with 15 other family members as a mini family reunion. Disney made us feel so ... Read more
mkcrane
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We recently did a family trip on the Disney Wonder for ten of us. The age range of our travelers was 5 years old to 73! Our cruise was a big success! We were so impressed with Disney's level of service. Embarkation and debarkation were ... Read more
pettums
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our fifth disney cruise. It was of course wonderful. We haven't sailed on the Fantasy for a bit so I thought I would give my tips: 1) Don't bother with Remy or Palo. We liked Remy on our last cruise but I think upon reflection ... Read more
cloudchaser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
334 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took two of our grandchildren (ages 9 and 11) and mom on a four day, three night cruise to Nassau and Castaway Cay. We didn't use any of the Disney child care as the trip was so short and we had plans off ship. The kids had a ball. ... Read more
tryingnottobenegative
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
would be, but several things happened.that really left us feeling bad about our much anticipated vacation. I would like to first say the ship, stateroom, and services were great. We are a family of 5, and our verandah accommodations ... Read more

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edirgeek
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on several a cruise. This was our first with Disney and also our first bringing the kids along. I must say we will be going again. We were very apprehensive about taking the kids on a cruise. We really didn't think ... Read more
retire-rehire
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My wife and I took the April 9 cruise offered by Disney on the Disney Fantasy. We are two seniors (68,69). The cruise was during many families spring break. The cruise director said there were 3800 passengers on this sailing so it was ... Read more
JacksonWyoming
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
How could I, of all people, diss Disney? After all, I grew up with the Mickey Mouse Club. I’d have given anything to meet Annette Funicello. Later, we lived near Anaheim and visited Disneyland often. I’d have bought a home ... Read more
PoeticWizard
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
I have only been on one other cruise (on another cruise line) before and swore I would never go again. My wife convinced me to give it one more try and she booked us on the Disney Dream. Best vacation I have ever had so far! I was ... Read more
crajoh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Disney Dream was the first cruise for any of our family with 2 & 7 y.o girls. The overall experience of the cruise was amazing. It takes a lot of organisation to get things done but there was not a minute of boredom/downtime during ... Read more

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Rock'n Robin
Member Since 2008
1 review
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed on the Dream on March 28 for a 4 night cruise. My husband and I were able to use the adult pool areas because my 17 year old son found the Vibe teen club on the first day and spent most of his ship time there from that point on. ... Read more
Jc3165
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our third Disney cruise, we have sailed the Fantasy twice and this was our first time on the Magic. We are a family of 5 l; my husband and I mid-thirties with children aged 5, 3 and 18 mos. We traveled with two other families who ... Read more
alexsinanan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
After much anticipation, we boarded the Disney Magic on March 27th, Easter Sunday, for a 4-day cruise to Castaway Cay and the Bahamas. Boarding was smooth and the quality of the food at lunch - a buffet - was excellent. The cabin was ... Read more
doubleduty
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
56 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had a navigator's verandah cabin and loved it. There was plenty of storage for the three of us - we did not even use some of the drawer space. My 5 year old grand daughter had a ball; she loved the character meets and seeing the ... Read more
Dmgmd50
Member Since 2002
1 review
764 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We were a family of ten, two grandparents, four parents, and four kids, ages 7,10,11, and 14. This is our fifth family cruise, first time with DCL. Our previous family cruises were on Celebrity Solstice class ships and the Allure of the ... Read more

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