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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
sheametz
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Family of four from the upper Midwest choose Disney because we have been to Disney World several times and have always enjoyed the experiences. Traveled with my husband, 12 year old and 10 year old sons. Cabin on the Disney Dream: He ... Read more
JessinJC
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We had such a great time on this cruise. We felt like we were in a brochure for a great family vacation! It was our first cruise since having kids, and our 5 and 7 year old sons really enjoyed it - they never asked to use their iPads ... Read more
seadream1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Cruised with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean before, and heard so many good things about Disney, that we we had high expectations. You don't have that wow feeling when you board or tour the ship. It is very congested on the pool ... Read more
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sharingadvice
Member Since 2017
1 review
First cruise (with husband & 8 year old son). The size of the ship was perfect. Big enough to explore but small enough to quickly get to anywhere we needed to go. Very quick tendering in Grand Cayman and embarkation and disembarkation ... Read more
bevsd
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We loved our trip on the Disney Fantasy! Just about everything lived up to the high expectations we had and was well in line with other good reviews I've seen on this site. Embarkation was super easy. We had a port arrival time of 11 ... Read more
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rosietomato
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
14 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was a 3 gen family cruise. Our third Disney cruise. Disney cruises are always perfect. They make sure you have a wonderful time. And we did. The Disney cruise app was a great benefit. We were able to see all activities, sorted ... Read more
jbrand
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The best part of the cruise was our 11 yo daughter had a blast in the tween area ("The Edge"). The rest of it was good, but not great. It was Disney, so of course it was very sanitized and controlled which was mostly a good ... Read more
Cmeriam71011
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying that for what this vacation was targeted for, it was good. It was targeted for children and in that regard, it was a pretty good cruise. This was intended for the kids, not for the adults. This was ... Read more
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elitecruiser79
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We waited for two years to take this cruise and alas it was not EVERYTHING that it was cracked up to be. I am a firm believer that great customer service is what makes a very memorable experience. We expected "Disney" level ... Read more
keotaeaglegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
First off our room was so small we were always tripping over each other, the food was okay nothing special, dinner service took FOREVER! There is literally one drink station for the whole ship. The pools are to small for the amount of ... Read more
roedmonds
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Arrival: ship is docked away from Old San Juan. Did not like that you could not just jump off and tour the town like other cruise lines. Needed a taxi for sure! Computers were slow and lines were long. Glad we went snorkeling and ... Read more
Rhonda1831
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise because of Castaway Cay. We had been there before and really enjoyed it. It was great this cruise, the weather was warm, the island is beautiful, a great place just to relax and enjoy the beach. For me, it is the ... Read more
TexasCruiser2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is our first Disney cruise and at first I was a little hesitant that it was worth the money. We traveled with a 4-year-old and my wife's mother. We had inside stateroom 7001. The only drawback I can say from the trip was our boarding ... Read more
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Pinealope
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Our family has four kids 2, 4, 5 and 13 when we went on the cruise. We had 2 rooms right next to each other. We drove from Michigan overnight to Houston. Stayed there while were notified by the fog delay. The embarkation was as good as it ... Read more
psychtimc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I love cruises and I have done 10 of them so far. This was my first Disney cruise and we all loved it. It is expensive, but it really gives you ample opportunities to meet the Disney characters that you don't get at any of the parks. At ... Read more
cjammiller
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 helpful votes
This was our 4th Disney Cruise and we continue to love the Disney ships and cruise experience. We've done one 4-night trip on the Dream and this is our third 7-night trip on the Fantasy. My kids are now 21 and 18 and still, we cruise ... Read more
DiamondM
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Usually when we travel, my husband and I prefer to be travelers rather than tourists if you know what I mean (we like to stay in smaller locally operated B&Bs, explore towns in the evening away from daytrippers, do active activities ... Read more
Awhitco
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my 8th DCL cruise and my third time on the Magic. I just adore this classic ship. The larger ones are nice, but not intimate like the Magic and Wonder. We noticed our last cruise on the Magic had a bit of a tired menu and the ... Read more
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Abby Collins
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am 13 years old, and my 11 year old sister, my mom, my dad and I (Then 12) went to my first cruise on the disney dream. I was put in charge of researching our trip, which meant hours of studying websites (Including this one, thanks!) and ... Read more
Hermodson
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were looking for a tropical get away over the December holidays for our family of four (12 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl). Reading the reviews we expected that Disney had the best full family experience...ample activites for the kids ... Read more
Happymomuv2
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise for our 2 children! There were six of us (2 grandparents, my husband and I plus 2 kids- 9&11. We had a midship room with verandah! It was wonderful for us with plenty of room. We were on deck 7- highly ... Read more
anazu
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise was a great experience overall. My husband and two daughters loved it. We went with the grandparents, uncles and cousins. The entertainment on board is the best. Don't miss any shows at the big theater. Our 5 year old loved ... Read more
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rob3921
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 2nd cruise and I will admit I was geared up for disappointment based on my previous cruise (Carnival). I could not have been more wrong about what to expect by sailing with Disney. From the moment we arrived at the airport to ... Read more
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