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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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Cbrow102
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 6th cruise, but our first with Disney. It was AMAZING. My husband and I went with our daughter and her family. My grandchildren are 10 and 7. This was by far the best ship we have ever been on. The ship was gorgeous, the room ... Read more
peggym2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Disney World is known by creating magic and by providing customer service that is by far the best in the world, thinking of exceeding that, it is impossible but there is one place that tops it by 1000 times. On September 28th we (my hubby, ... Read more
justjoanie29
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took our almost 5 year old on the Disney Fantasy, and what an amazing experience! Embarkation was so easy. We spent the night at a hotel near the port, and arrived at the port around 10:30. We walked straight through to the desk ... Read more
Bo Girl
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Pros: We were treated very well by most employees and overall service was far superior than all other cruises we have done. The rooms were huge and very nicely appointed compared to ALL other cruises. Inside room with virtual window and ... Read more
makersnseven
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my first ever cruise. Family of 4 (kids 2 and 6). Embarkation: Not too bad, but we were very rushed. Our time to get on the ship was close to 2 pm which I think was the latest group time assigned. That left almost no time to ... Read more
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Mr KK
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We just returned from our trip aboard the Disney Fantasy. We hosted our 2nd family cruise & for the most part, it went off without a hitch. The embarkation went very smoothly & the sail away activity was wonderful. We were able ... Read more
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Floridatrasplant
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Just got home after spending 3 nights onboard the Disney Dream. Our group of 13 had an infant, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and married couple without children. Our first Disney cruise was mostly positive. The value for money ... Read more
LivADream
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was our third Disney Cruise. Had it not been for poor experiences on shore excursions I would have given it an excellent rating. This ship, the Disney port staff and ship staff were excellent. In our opinion Disney Cruise Lines ... Read more
6ishere
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
This was our third cruise for our family of 6 (4 boys, 4,9,10 & 12) with the DCL, but our first on the Magic. We have been on the Wonder and Fantasy in the past. We had adjoining veranda rooms on deck 6 which gave us plenty of space in ... Read more
dpmason
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We loved our cruise on the Disney Magic. Our stateroom with a verandah was a good size for a family of four, and the hospitality staff that kept the stateroom clean was amazing (twice a day refresher). The food onboard was above average ... Read more
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yosi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
the ship was fanastic the shows was reallly good and reallly Invested invested a lot of thought about the shows was a restaurant cabanas while I liked because it Bofmh and Afsrlraot what you take varnish and I loved the restaurant Inimator ... Read more
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Malamaya7
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
81 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
It was our 15th Disney Cruise! Disney Dream is one of our favourite ships. We love the size and short convenient sailings as we are DVC members and visit WDW often! Land and Sea is a perfect combination for Disney lovers! Our cabin was ... Read more
Kiwi Ko.
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
DRESS CODE!!! Disney Cruise Lines is in dire need of a dress code for adults. This is a cruise for kids and families. Yet, some passengers treated the pool area like they were on some cheesy Club Med singles ship. Way too many thongs ... Read more
virgecasas@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this line because it's Disney ... need I say more? Well, let me start by saying that I LOVE DISNEY, LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT so it pains me to write this review. My family and I just arrived from our Caribbean Cruise on the ... Read more
Pamela36
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We visited Orlando Disney parks before the cruise. We have always found them to be clean and entertaining, and pricy. The higher cost is worth it to me to enter a park/ship that is clean, family friendly and well maintained, keeps the ... Read more
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hobbydad
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Our 5th cruise with Disney, daughters 6 and 9-- and all was perfect, as it is every time! Previously, we were on the Fantasy its inaugural year (2012); the Wonder to Alaska; and two trips on the Dream. On this voyage, we went to Tortola, ... Read more
crismaree2@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
As a gift for my 50th birthday my family took me on the Disney cruise. This was my first-ever cruise and I did not know what to expect. The Dream was spotless, the rooms were immaculate and the staff was over the top attentive. The shows ... Read more
ThePac
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Bottom line: Too many people, too many lowlifes, and the rooms/food just aren't worth the money they are charging. Like most other things, it doesn't live up to the hype. Booked a 4 day cruise on the Dream to celebrate my Daughter's ... Read more
seannnr
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
72 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Let’s get the gang back together! My wife and I and our two boys re-upped for another Disney cruise in the Eastern Caribbean for another vacation with our close friends and their two boys. Last August we tested the waters on a ... Read more
Cruisewith3
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first Disney cruise and it was faultless! We travelled with our 6 year old and he didn't want to leave, we booked onboard for our next one. I consider myself quite picky when it comes to holidays and ever expectation was ... Read more
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