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ito697
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We cruised Dec. 2 on a 7 day trip to Falmouth, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. Animator's Palate was our favorite family dining experience watching our cartoons come alive with Tiana's Place a close second to continuously good meals and ... Read more
TX Traveling Fool
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall a good experience, but some disappointments. The buffet had VERY limited hours. I traveled with two young grandchildren, and the dinner service lasted FOREVER. The service was very slow, and most of the kids in the dining ... Read more
pauljo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We went on this cruise with our son, his wife and 3 daughters. The Disney Fantasy is a beautiful ship; it offers a multitude of very interesting activities for children. Even if our 9 and 10 year olds did not want to attend the youth ... Read more
testaal
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Wonder had already kind of been "our ship" because we had sailed on it several times before, so we were anxious to see the changes made. The pool deck upgrades were well done but didn't add anything too extravagant aside from ... Read more
nataliemalka
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
It was a first time cruise experience for my family. And, as usual, my husband decided to choose the best way to experience this journey. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary at the Bahamas. Everyone on the ship made us feel so special and ... Read more
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Shanaskeans
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My son is 12 and other than short family visits we have never vacationed. He has PKU and requires a strict diet. At a function for PKU I was told Disney was the way to go so I booked the cruise. I informed them of my son's diet which they ... Read more
janel0207
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
we chose this cruise because we did it last year and knew it would be even better with the new remodel. Everything was updated, down to fresh flowers in every public bathroom! the services was great! the spa is amazing; didn't do it ... Read more
View92612
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
We picked Disney Cruise mainly because of the focus on younger kids. Based on all the reviews I've read this is supposed to be the best cruise for kids (with no casino and has many kids focused activities such as the Oceaneer Club and ... Read more
KellyCheri1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We took a 7 day Disney cruise out of Galveston on the Wonder with my family of 4, my sister's family of 4 and our parents. Overall, the cruise was a wonderful experience filled with memories that will last a lifetime. The ship had just ... Read more
allisonblake
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I have sailed on 4 cruise lines, but this was my first time with Disney. The food and room were definitely the best we have ever experienced. Our room (standard) was 3X the size of our family room on Norwegian last year. With two young ... Read more
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jklein0626
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We (myself, 39yo, and 2 daughters 7 & 9yo) sailed the Disney Halloween High Seas cruise. Initially boarding the cruise everything seemed wonderful. We embarked at 11:30 am but we were unable to go to our rooms until 1:30pm. It seemed ... Read more
Chief13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Halloween on the High Seas, during Halloween, with Disney, what could be a better surprise for my wife that combines two of her favorite things?? This was our 3rd Disney Cruise, and 4th cruise overall (read my other review to see why ... Read more
Crusinwithfamily
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were excited when Disney decided to return to NYC. We had previously sailed on the Magic in 2012 to Canada from NYC. This was a very different cruise with 4 sea days, 1 day at Castaway Cay and 1 day at Port Canaveral (really at Walt ... Read more
redsoxnation83
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
With a 5 year old we thought it was time to try a Disney Cruise. The cruise itself was good, it just wasn't any better than Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. For triple the price I think we just expected more than normal. The food ... Read more
msstarr22
Member Since 2010
1 review
531 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was invited to join my son and his family on a Disney cruise. Travelers were his DW, son age 4, niece age 12, his DSIL and DMIL. They purchased balcony rooms which to be honest I never purchase. I rarely stay in my stateroom so I ... Read more
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alexis.owens1
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise for the Port and I am so glad we did. We were able to visit WDW for a couple of days before heading to the port. We stayed conceirge level (room 12014) and it was SO worth it. The lounge was wonderful! The snacks ... Read more
djbjdper
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My Daughter had always wanted to go on a Disney cruise and although we had cruised before on Carnival and loved it, I decided to take the plunge and take her on a Disney Cruise. The Disney Dream was beautiful, but I honestly cannot say I ... Read more
DISDIVATREE
Member Since 2014
1 review
Our cruise was right after Hurricane Matthew,We didn't get in to Port Canaveral until 8pm Sunday because of the traffic going back into Florida. We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites, so we were at the port very quickly. Check in was ... Read more
GrandmaHofmann
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
757 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I took this cruise with my husband, my thirteen-year-old grandson, and my ten-year-old grandson, all of us experienced cruisers. My husband and I have sailed on 40 cruises through the Baltic, Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean, and other ... Read more
mwsadler
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed October 2016
We chose the Disney Dream as it fitted in with our vacation, we were a family of 8 from Australia with 3 teenager girls & 5 Adults, We have cruised many times before with a lot of other lines, but at this time we put the Disney Cruise ... Read more
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cruiseabuser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to visit Castaway Cay and thought a 4 Night cruise on the Disney Dream would fit the bill. That is until Hurricane Matthew decided to show up. After we got back, we read of the destruction and loss of life, which was sobering. ... Read more
erawdon
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall, we loved this cruise! Although the weather didn't cooperate (Hurricane Matthew), Disney bent over backwards to give us the vacation we hoped for. From changing the cruise destinations to providing a free night on the ship, they ... Read more
Inspectorman74
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This was my family's first Disney Cruise. (2 kids - 10 & 8 year old) We sailed from New York's Manhattan Cruise Terminal (parked our car there - no problem, easy and convenient. It was $200 for the 5 nights). Check in was easy. We ... Read more
picturethemagic
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We have been on previous Disney Cruises, and this trip did not disappoint. We traveled during Hurricane Matthew. While DCL was not responsible for the beautiful weather we had, the captain and his staff were responsible for the ... Read more
GrammaMimi12
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so I am going to try and include everything that we wished we would have known in an attempt to help other first timers. So here goes, in order of importance: Complete and submit your on line registration as ... Read more
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