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Cruised12
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
m2inus
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
8 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
6 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
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shirlsyourgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
sadams1011
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 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
6 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
23 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
21 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
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lclukey
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 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
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
2 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
10 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
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frechetter
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 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
11 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
11 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
5 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
29 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
11 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
305 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
19 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
28 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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