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house_elf
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a family of three - my husband and myself are both 29 and we have a 3.5 year-old daughter. This is our 3rd cruise as a family (one previous with Carnival and another with Disney); my husband and I did a Carnival and Norwegian cruise ... Read more
pinksugar
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
41 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I had this Disney Dream Cruise booked for almost 2 years out, and when it finally came we were very excited!! We did a 5 day cruise out of Port Canaveral and had a Deluxe Inside Stateroom (10A). Now, take to note, we have done 6 Carnival ... Read more
tracerman
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our cruise was unforgettable- the first trip in years that I didn't come home needing a vacation from my vacation! There is something for everyone on the Fantasy, and Disney does an impeccable job with customer service. It is a well oiled ... Read more
OklahomaCruiseGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have been on several cruises, but I wanted to take my niece who just turned 13 on something more family friendly. We accomplished this even though I do have a few critiques and personal preferences that will probably lead me to a ... Read more
PeterHKL
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We are a family of five. Three seniors and two adults. We are attracted to Disney because of the reputation of great food, entertainment, and service. We also wanted to see Alaska which this trip was perfect for. To start, we spent two ... Read more
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1oklahoma1
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We decided on this cruise for our 4 grandchildren and their parents because they have wanted to cruise for a long time, and it was short so we could see if they would enjoy a cruise. It was too quick. Turns out they love cruising--at ... Read more
DebFromCanada
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We expected a lot from Disney and were not disappointed. Staff are excellent, and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having the best experience possible. The food was very good, and having the servers join us in the different ... Read more
saintstickets
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 2nd time on the Disney Dream and it was just as good as the 1st cruise 2.5 years ago. The service is excellent and DCL doesn't nickel & dime you to death like other cruise lines do. We had no problems at embarkation or ... Read more
Cruised12
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just got back from our disney cruise and it was not a great experience. My number one complaint surrounds the fact there is zero disclosure prior to buying your cruise ticket that children under 3 will not be able to play in the pool or ... Read more
agbells
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
we have a 2 yr old and would also love to have a getaway ..so what did we decide on? what better vacation than a cruise?! With a toddler in tow, we knew we wanted something convenient and easy travel. Therefore we decided on a cruise. ... Read more
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Torontomaxie
Member Since 2017
1 review
Arrived at the port about 45 minutes before our on boarding time. Perfect timing! Our slot was called as we arrived to upper level. No real lines or wait. It was amazing! We brought 2 bottles of wine and a 6 pack of beer to enjoy during ... Read more
m2inus
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
23 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise on Disney. We have done several on Royal Caribbean, plus a few on Carnival, Princess and Norwegian. My wife and I took our 3.5 yr. old daughter along. She loved it. Overall it was a great trip, so see below ... Read more
kupper
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Somebody told to me about Disney Cruise Line, and it was my best vacation plan for ever, everything was excellent, the Restaurants service was very good, the stateroom was clean all the time, they have food all the time, the room services ... Read more
MKFlying7
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We sailed on the Wonder last year for a 5 day before dry dock. The work that they did was fantastic. Cabanas (the buffet) is much more functional and much roomier than it used to be, never really had any trouble finding a table ... Read more
shirlsyourgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We LOVE Disney and have bought the Vacation Club and have enjoyed many visits to both land and sea. We have cruised on the Magic several times before. This time we noticed some changes I thought I would note. I agree wholeheartedly with ... Read more
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sadams1011
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
This was my second Disney cruise (first was on the Dream) and I have to say that overall, this one was a disappointment. I would honestly give it 2.5 stars but I rounded up; my husband who loves all things Disney gave it 3 stars. We ... Read more
Cruisin'Chills
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
77 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We (myself, my husband, and my 11-year-old daughter) are experienced cruisers who have previously sailed Princess, RCCL, Holland America, Carnival, and most recently, many times with NCL. This was our first experience with DCL, which we ... Read more
katherine88
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
lclukey
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We chose to travel with our grandchildren and their parents to celebrate both of the children's 3rd & 11th birthdays. We chose aft balconies on the port side. We usually were on the land side when we docked and saw the port. I suggest ... Read more
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gthrb4
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
hcooley81
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a fabulous cruise! We loved the nightly shows and Castaway Cay. The beach and water were absolutely impeccable. That was my husband's favorite meal of the trip! We did a 3 night cruise, but would definitely opt for a longer cruise ... Read more
supersecdd
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
372 forum posts
12 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
10 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
frechetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 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
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