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katherine88
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We--grandparents, daughter, and 8 yr old granddaughter-- sought a three generation family vacation experience. If this 3 night Disney cruise had met our expectations, we planned to take another cruise or two with Disney before our ... Read more
kenk44
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
My wife and I are experienced cruisers who have cruised on Disney (2), Carnival (3), Princess, (7) Norwegian (3), Royal Caribbean (1), and Celebrity (3). After cruising 7 years ago on the Disney Wonder we extolled the virtues of a ... Read more
gthrb4
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I took a 3 night cruise with our sons (13, 9 and 7). We loved it! Pros: Great, friendly staff. Fun pool areas and my younger sons really enjoyed the Kid's Club. (My youngest son is now in love with Stitch because they got to ... Read more
supersecdd
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
357 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I expected my first Disney cruise to blow me away. The dinner service was so lacking that it colored my whole cruise. My paid for birthday cake for my special birthday which was not delivered on the correct evening was so disappointing. ... Read more
Cruising1011
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I am a Disney fanatic, so I had great expectations for this cruise with my family. Unfortunately my experience was poor, nothing magical about the Disney Cruise. First the good things: Shows were the best I've ever seeing on a ship ... Read more
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frechetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Our grandchildren are 4 and 9 and we decided to take the entire family on a dream cruise. My husband and I have been on 25+ cruises. Our balconies were located on the 6th deck. Although both were same price one room had a drop down bunk ... Read more
TJunkins1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Just returned from 5 day 4 night Disney Wonder Cruise from Port Canaveral. We had a group of 8 ranging in ages from 5-60. First thing to keep in mind when booking a Disney cruise is it does cater to kids of all ages. We had a 1 bedroom ... Read more
sunnybaby
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
CaraSwitzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We sailed on a 4 night cruise on the Disney Wonder last week. It was the most amazing experience! Would highly recommend for families. Everything about the ship was exceptional. Every single employee went out of their way for us and I mean ... Read more
KristineLTN
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
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JBUG308
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to coincide with our sons' spring break. This was the first time we were cruising with Disney. Everything was very nice. From the welcome aboard to the dining. The main server at our table (Stipe) went out of his ... Read more
LPJTampa_FL
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 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
302 forum posts
5 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
3 reviews
7 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
Don and Julie
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
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Kitcat_1971
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
Cruiser9092
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
This being our third Disney Cruise and our second on board the Dream, we knew the type of excellent service to expect. Embarkation day is usually a long time on waiting for our bags and waiting at cabanas, but this time we found out that ... Read more
dwojo99
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 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
16 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
33 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
13 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
42 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
4 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
17 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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