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allisonblake
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Chief13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
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
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
528 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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alexis.owens1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise for the Port and I am so glad we did. We were able to visit WDW for a couple of days before heading to the port. We stayed conceirge level (room 12014) and it was SO worth it. The lounge was wonderful! The snacks ... Read more
djbjdper
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My Daughter had always wanted to go on a Disney cruise and although we had cruised before on Carnival and loved it, I decided to take the plunge and take her on a Disney Cruise. The Disney Dream was beautiful, but I honestly cannot say I ... Read more
GrandmaHofmann
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
745 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I took this cruise with my husband, my thirteen-year-old grandson, and my ten-year-old grandson, all of us experienced cruisers. My husband and I have sailed on 40 cruises through the Baltic, Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean, and other ... Read more
mwsadler
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed October 2016
We chose the Disney Dream as it fitted in with our vacation, we were a family of 8 from Australia with 3 teenager girls & 5 Adults, We have cruised many times before with a lot of other lines, but at this time we put the Disney Cruise ... Read more
cruiseabuser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to visit Castaway Cay and thought a 4 Night cruise on the Disney Dream would fit the bill. That is until Hurricane Matthew decided to show up. After we got back, we read of the destruction and loss of life, which was sobering. ... Read more
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erawdon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall, we loved this cruise! Although the weather didn't cooperate (Hurricane Matthew), Disney bent over backwards to give us the vacation we hoped for. From changing the cruise destinations to providing a free night on the ship, they ... Read more
Inspectorman74
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my family's first Disney Cruise. (2 kids - 10 & 8 year old) We sailed from New York's Manhattan Cruise Terminal (parked our car there - no problem, easy and convenient. It was $200 for the 5 nights). Check in was easy. We ... Read more
picturethemagic
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We have been on previous Disney Cruises, and this trip did not disappoint. We traveled during Hurricane Matthew. While DCL was not responsible for the beautiful weather we had, the captain and his staff were responsible for the ... Read more
GrammaMimi12
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so I am going to try and include everything that we wished we would have known in an attempt to help other first timers. So here goes, in order of importance: Complete and submit your on line registration as ... Read more
Cbrow102
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 6th cruise, but our first with Disney. It was AMAZING. My husband and I went with our daughter and her family. My grandchildren are 10 and 7. This was by far the best ship we have ever been on. The ship was gorgeous, the room ... Read more
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peggym2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
Disney World is known by creating magic and by providing customer service that is by far the best in the world, thinking of exceeding that, it is impossible but there is one place that tops it by 1000 times. On September 28th we (my hubby, ... Read more
justjoanie29
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took our almost 5 year old on the Disney Fantasy, and what an amazing experience! Embarkation was so easy. We spent the night at a hotel near the port, and arrived at the port around 10:30. We walked straight through to the desk ... Read more
Bo Girl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Pros: We were treated very well by most employees and overall service was far superior than all other cruises we have done. The rooms were huge and very nicely appointed compared to ALL other cruises. Inside room with virtual window and ... Read more
makersnseven
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my first ever cruise. Family of 4 (kids 2 and 6). Embarkation: Not too bad, but we were very rushed. Our time to get on the ship was close to 2 pm which I think was the latest group time assigned. That left almost no time to ... Read more
Mr KK
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We just returned from our trip aboard the Disney Fantasy. We hosted our 2nd family cruise & for the most part, it went off without a hitch. The embarkation went very smoothly & the sail away activity was wonderful. We were able ... Read more
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Floridatrasplant
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Just got home after spending 3 nights onboard the Disney Dream. Our group of 13 had an infant, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and married couple without children. Our first Disney cruise was mostly positive. The value for money ... Read more
LivADream
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our third Disney Cruise. Had it not been for poor experiences on shore excursions I would have given it an excellent rating. This ship, the Disney port staff and ship staff were excellent. In our opinion Disney Cruise Lines ... Read more
6ishere
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our third cruise for our family of 6 (4 boys, 4,9,10 & 12) with the DCL, but our first on the Magic. We have been on the Wonder and Fantasy in the past. We had adjoining veranda rooms on deck 6 which gave us plenty of space in ... Read more
dpmason
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We loved our cruise on the Disney Magic. Our stateroom with a verandah was a good size for a family of four, and the hospitality staff that kept the stateroom clean was amazing (twice a day refresher). The food onboard was above average ... Read more
yosi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
the ship was fanastic the shows was reallly good and reallly Invested invested a lot of thought about the shows was a restaurant cabanas while I liked because it Bofmh and Afsrlraot what you take varnish and I loved the restaurant Inimator ... Read more
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