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997 Disney Family Cruise Reviews

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Rock'n Robin
Member Since 2008
1 review
57 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed on the Dream on March 28 for a 4 night cruise. My husband and I were able to use the adult pool areas because my 17 year old son found the Vibe teen club on the first day and spent most of his ship time there from that point on. ... Read more
Jc3165
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our third Disney cruise, we have sailed the Fantasy twice and this was our first time on the Magic. We are a family of 5 l; my husband and I mid-thirties with children aged 5, 3 and 18 mos. We traveled with two other families who ... Read more
alexsinanan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
After much anticipation, we boarded the Disney Magic on March 27th, Easter Sunday, for a 4-day cruise to Castaway Cay and the Bahamas. Boarding was smooth and the quality of the food at lunch - a buffet - was excellent. The cabin was ... Read more
doubleduty
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
60 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had a navigator's verandah cabin and loved it. There was plenty of storage for the three of us - we did not even use some of the drawer space. My 5 year old grand daughter had a ball; she loved the character meets and seeing the ... Read more
Dmgmd50
Member Since 2002
1 review
764 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We were a family of ten, two grandparents, four parents, and four kids, ages 7,10,11, and 14. This is our fifth family cruise, first time with DCL. Our previous family cruises were on Celebrity Solstice class ships and the Allure of the ... Read more

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cruzmann
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
57 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The Disney Wonder is a great ship for families with young children. It is a non-stop playground that gives the kids something to do every minute of every day. As a grandparent, I was thrilled to see them having so much fun and enjoyed ... Read more
pixiedust623
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our 4th Disney cruise, and the first time sailing on the Wonder. We have previously sailed on the Magic (3-night in 2005) the Dream (3-night in 2013) and the Fantasy (7-night in 2015). We have two teenagers, ages 14 and 16. ... Read more
msbrandeel
Member Since 2011
1 review
114 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I've cruised many cruise lines, Disney was honestly a disappointment. First the cost is double so you should be able to expect double right? Wrong. Employees with no personality waiting for their 8 months to be up ! People pushing and ... Read more
JohnnyTram
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my family's second Disney cruise, last one was in 2013. Disney's reputation for clean vessels, family friendly atmosphere and no hassle cruises is well deserved and maintained. When other cruise ships pull into port next to ... Read more
BryceRun
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
29 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Please find my review of the Disney Magic March 17 – 20, 2016 Cruising background: RCL Monarch of the Seas – 2000, 6 nights, 18yrs old, Parents & Grandparents Carnival Fascination – 2005, 4 nights, girlfriend ... Read more

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yowfflyer
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
There are many elements influencing a specific cruise: The itinerary and ports of call, on-board activities, food, entertainment, the cabin, other amenities and so on. Having been on another ship also gives you a point of reference to ... Read more
mominhouston
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
64 forum posts
22 helpful votes
We just returned from our second Disney cruise and loved every minute of it! We flew into Orlando the night before and stayed at the airport Hyatt. This is so easy because we never leave the airport and they have lots of food options you ... Read more
txtwin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We did Disney for Adults to celebrate mom's 85th birthday. She had been on 20+ cruises but never Disney and loves the parks. We blew her away booking a concierge 1 bed room suite. At special check in the Disney team escorted her on board ... Read more
superbock
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just got back from a 5 day cruise that went to Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. There were 8 in our party (4 adults and 4 children (from 6-10 years of age). I have been on three previous Carnival Cruises in the past (even though I am a ... Read more
cruisinbill
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
69 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Background My spouse and I have been cruising for about twenty years. This was our second time with Disney. We had promised to take our two granddaughters (ages 17 and 7) to Disney World and a Disney cruise so we combined the two this ... Read more

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dforchhe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I just returned from a 5-day cruise with my wife, two kids (aged 4.5 and 22 months), along with the grandparents. This was our first Disney Cruise. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Service was excellent, food was well above ... Read more
ramblinwreck73
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
55 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Please do not believe Disney's advertising, these are not cruises for adults without children. My wife and I have taken over 50 cruises of 7 days and longer over the last 35 years and have enjoyed cruising over much of the world. This is ... Read more
TravellingMom1983
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We wanted to take a family vacation that would appeal to the adults as well as my 20 month old daughter. She LOVES Mickey and the Princesses. I had read that Disney cruises were amazing and worth the money. So I thought we would give it a ... Read more
destinygal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just off Disney Wonder. Brought 13 yr. old with me. Been on 93 cruises and this was the least enjoyable. Ship immaculate. Food delicious. Service outstanding. But...absolutely no activities for us. Tremendous blocks of empty time. ... Read more
Brian718
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My wife and 2 kids recently went to Disney World (5 days) and then did 4 days on the Disney Dream. The wife and I have cruised previously on the Golden Princess (Mediterranean) and the Celebrity Equinox (Caribbean). We have heard from so ... Read more

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Stasia5
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
22 helpful votes
This was our 5th Disney cruise and 3rd on the Fantasy. The service was excellent as always. We didn't find the food quality to be as good as in previous sailings. Most items were bland. The breakfast buffet has many items, but most are not ... Read more
Lpaddle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Our 5-day Disney cruise out of Miami was our first Disney cruise (we have been to parks twice and also sailed with Norwegian in the Mediterranean before we had our son) with our 8 year old son. We travelled with 2 other families (one with ... Read more
Jaf9980
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Our family of 13 (including 5 grandsons aged 8 months thru 6 years) just returned from a fabulous trip on the Disney Magic. The itinerary was not great, but the overall experience was amazing. Castaway Cay was fun. The water a bit cold ... Read more
jhalle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the first cruise my wife and I had done since our Honeymoon 18 years before. First cruise for our children ages 15 and 11. Embarkation: We showed up at our designated time which was 1:00pm. No crowds. Check in process ... Read more
Kiran
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
71 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Food was very good. Entertainment was very good. Service was excellent. Biggest disappointment was Castaway Cay as water and air temp too low for us to swim. Teen activities had things scheduled to start at 1 am so DD14 always asking ... Read more
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