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1,009 Disney Family Cruise Reviews

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queen trudy
Member Since 2012
1 review
I took my three grand children (ages 6,5 & 2) on the Dream for three days. I Loved the smooth check in process. thought the ship was very clean, loved the private island, I did not get off the ship in Nassau and that was a great time ... Read more
Reading Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruiser and really impressed with the experience. Traveled as a family of four and the standard and attention to detail of the ship was excellent. Great on-board, and off ship shore, activities that suited all ages in our party. ... Read more
msidescooter
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We took this Alaskan cruise on the Disney Wonder as our honeymoon. In order to make things as simple as possible with the wedding planning going on at the same time, we choose to book airfare and the pre-night hotel with Disney. While the ... Read more
renata18
Member Since 2012
1 review
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose DCL because we were traveling with children. It was our first Disney cruise, and we were not disappointed. As it turned out, we loved everything about the ship. From the entertainment, which was excellent, to the food, ... Read more
jbrummond
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
My family of 5 just finished up a four night cruise on the Disney Dream. Going into the cruise, I was nervous the crowds would be unmanageable because it is in the middle of Summer vacation for most U.S.A. schools. While there were times ... Read more

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r8chelb
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We arrived in Copenhagen 2 days before our cruise and had a chance to get acclimated to the time change, do a city tour and enjoy Tivoli Gardens. It was our second visit to Copenhagen and it was absolutely delightful. We visited the ... Read more
heidipertschi@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first Disney cruise and first cruise ever for our 9 and 6-year-old daughters. We booked over 15 months ahead of time so we could get one of the aft extended balcony cabins. So we were very excited about the trip with much ... Read more
Disneymomma79
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We sailed on the Disney Dream July 8th through the 11th 2016. This was our summer family vacation and it was the best decision ever! I was a little worried about the expense but Disney never ceases to fail! The Dream is immaculate! Endless ... Read more
dsg1040
Member Since 2000
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Had my 7 year old for a 3 week visit to our home in Florida, wanted to break the vacation up. His first cruise. Thsi embarkation was only an hour and a half from my home. The embarkation was a little hectic, there were many lines open for ... Read more
Palawala
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
This is my second Disney cruise - my first one was on Disney Magic in 2007. The productions shows are second to none...they really do an amazing job on those. The service was, as before, spectacular. The staff works very hard to ensure ... Read more

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Paigefour
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Ok, overall, we had a great family vacation. Ship was very clean and well maintained. However, as we had heard such great things about Disney cruises, we had high expectations. The character meet and greets and photos were great. My 2 ... Read more
bbeerbower
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the ports of call-Norwegian Fjords towns of Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger & Bergen. I went with a friend who used her Disney Vacation points to take the cruise and she is a huge Disney Cruise Line fan. She has ... Read more
Donfrmphilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
A totally great experience for children of all ages, Entertainment, Food and Service were all top notch. The staff could not be more accommodating and friendly. The cabins were large and well equipped and spotlessly clean . The dining ... Read more
mln082176@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
I cruised with my 10 year old son as a birthday gift for him. We had previously taken a Carnival cruise 5 years ago, and were told that we needed to make our next cruise a Disney Cruise. I know that a lot of people are put off initially ... Read more
DRABG
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
It is our 22nd cruise. This time we went with our children and grandchildren. Ship was outstanding. In my opinion, it was the best ship we cruised. Cabin was spacious, had separate bathroom and bathtub with sink in each room. It was very ... Read more
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jimbo7236
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our kids are 10 & 8 years old and we figured it was time to do a Disney cruise before they were too old to appreciate the Disney characters. Overall the cruise on the Fantasy was very nice. The ship is beautiful and easy to get around: ... Read more
McMurtreyFam
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
The Great This may take a while. There were so many great things to mention. Disney is great with details. From the "Mickey" shaped face for my daughters ketchup, to the Disney themed menu each night, they really do a great ... Read more
iteach4free
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
My family has always wanted to go to Alaska. With our three children growing up so quickly, the oldest one year away from college, this trip was at the top of our "Family Vacation" bucket list. We have solely cruised Disney (4 ... Read more
grest
Member Since 2005
1 review
371 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we wanted to make memories with our daughter, her husband, and two grandchildren ages 5 and 7, and this seemed to be the perfect time. Just for reference, I've been on about a dozen cruises, but never on a ... Read more
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larry_kak
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
198 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I have three granddaughters that are huge princess fans. We have cruised with other lines for hundreds of nights but this was our first Disney cruise. I chose cabins on the concierge level. We had three ... Read more

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CWA
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we'd heard that Disney was the best. First of all, the ship was beautiful. Little touches like Disney music playing in the corridors really made it special. It only took a day or two to easily find our way ... Read more
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dina and nikki
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
On our first Disney cruise, following many other cruises on different lines, we were curious to see how it would compare. I travelled with my 23 year old daughter and her friend...3 to a room, and it was adequately spacious for the three ... Read more
Sea U Later
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Br.oadway style shows are the best. The new show "Tangled: the Musical" is phenominal. The crew are so caring to make sure all your needs are met. The officers are always willing to help. The excursions were awesome. The ... Read more
suburban_awesome
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We traveled with family - 6 adults (ages 60, 58, 35, 32, 29 and 25) and an 11 year old across three cabins. I've been on three prior Carnival cruises, but this was my first Disney cruise. I married into a Disney-loving family and we've all ... Read more
CookeCity
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
We've been lucky enough to travel on several of the major cruise lines, and I have to say that the Disney cruises are the best we've had. This is the second Disney cruise, and it was just as nice as the first one. The ships are clean, ... Read more

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