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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
5 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
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
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Rhonda1831
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
19 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
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
24 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
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DiamondM
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
9 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
11 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
Abby Collins
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
14 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
9 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
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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
7 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
CJKABQ
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
I researched all cruise lines & ships that focus on kids, because I was taking my 8 yr old grandson on his first cruise, for Christmas. Disney was the winner. And Disney Magic had activities I thought he'd enjoy, as well as island ... Read more
Drifting Nomad
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
My family had stayed on the Disney Wonder a few years back and my mom and sister loved the experience, the little attention to detail only Disney can do to make the trip magical. After 6 years we booked to go on the Disney Fantasy because ... Read more
Cathie111
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My 6 year old, and 12 year old both had a blast. My 12 year old spent the vast majority of time at The Edge...we rarely saw her. My 6 year old was in love with meeting the princesses, going to the boutique, and swimming in the pool. My ... Read more
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Jessie913
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The ship was amazing and very clean. There was always a seat available when you went to the buffet or pool deck, even though the ship was totally full. There were tons of Disney characters around the ship, but even when you reserved ... Read more
dashmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have been on several Disney Cruise vacations in the past and had a wonderful time but this past experience was a huge disappointment. We were on one of the Christmas holiday cruises on the Fantasy and I must say this was the worst ... Read more
ucolorado
Member Since 2001
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I are in our late 60's and decided to treat our children and grandchildren to a week's cruise before Christmas. We have travelled extensively, own timeshare with Disney and Marriott and thought we were savvy enough with ... Read more
ito697
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
12 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
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