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946 Disney Family Cruise Reviews

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gatech_dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family of two adult and two boys (7 and 9) enjoyed the ship and the ports, but the food really was disappointing. We've also sailed on the Disney Dream for a short cruise several years ago. The food then was a bit better and we hoped ... Read more
knachman
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I had cruised one time before on Carnival and was definitely underwhelmed. My husband and kids had never cruised before. I chose this vacation because theme parks stress me out to the max and I do not find them one bit enjoyable. Plus, ... Read more
Pirate Too Late
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Family of three, 36 Dad, 37 Mom, 7 Daughter from SC: This was my wife and daughter's first cruise. It was my third. We had the deluxe family ocean view with verandah room. The room was large for a cruise cabin and could easily ... Read more
goosalicious
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We recently returned from a seven night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Wonder. After our first experience on the Dream one year earlier, we were expecting to be "wowed" in typical Disney fashion. This was not the ... Read more
coloradomouse
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
A frank review from a veteran cruiser, to include 5 Disney cruises. First of all, as always, attentive service is a Disney hallmark. However, the crew is under such pressure to achieve "excellent" ratings that they begin to ... Read more

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makdex
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are family of 2 adults and a 8 year old boy. We have sailed on Carnival and NCL and have wanted to try Disney but the price has been an issue. Luckily I was looking for a cruise last year in January about a year out and found a great ... Read more
ro_rdez
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first vacation with our 10 month baby, we chose the perfect plan for him by going on a Disney cruise. The ship is beautiful and the cabins are top notch, we stayed in a room with verandah and we absolutely loved it. The ship ... Read more
boy's mom
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
BEFORE LEAVING HOME Type up a schedule for each person in your party to use for packing which includes each day/date, where you'll be (sea day, port, flying home?), possible activities (beach, zip-lining, adult brunch, formal night), ... Read more
wlscutts
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
In preparation for this cruise, I re-watched The Poseidon Adventure. I re-read Shipping Out by David Foster Wallace and Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl. I worried about the following things, in no particular order: seasickness, shark ... Read more
crazyabouttravel2
Member Since 2008
1 review
249 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Grandkids had good time, two older ones loved bunk beds. Buffet had very small choice, dinner wasn't as good as other cruise lines we had been on, first night the service was very slow, next two nights, the 4 year old fell sleep every ... Read more

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roxyandlayla
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Pros: 1. The ship is beautiful and a child's dream. My 3 year old had a blast. The kids clubs were amazing. My daughter never wanted to leave and asked repeatedly to go back. The staff working in the kids clubs was very attentive and ... Read more
Hnorc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For first time cruisers, we tried our best to prepare by listening to the advice of prior cruisers. However, nothing could prepare us for the absolutely best time we have ever had. We stayed at the Orlando Airport Hyatt 2 days prior. ... Read more
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disneyfan123
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Awesome and relaxing, best describes the 4 night cruise our family just took on Disney Magic. My husband and I are not too much into cruises but wanted to do this at least once. Now this will be a vacation idea we will entertain again. ... Read more
patrick767
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Disney is excellent when it comes to shows and this really is their strongest point. The cruise is geared for kids and it comes out very well. Castway Cay is excellent in all aspects and just this alone is a huge selling point. I ... Read more
Cafedumonde
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although we are Disney nuts, and have never cruised on another line, this cruise was disappointing enough that we cancelled a future cruise with DCL and have decided to try another line. Also looking at a second different line for an ... Read more

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cruiseabuser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our family took the Very Merrytime Cruise out of Galveston, with port stops at Key West and Castaway Cay. We drove to the terminal on the day of embarkation. The Disney Wonder is a good sized ship, but certainly must feel small to veteran ... Read more
nikki5226
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had the worst cruise of our lifetime. After returning from the cruise I had to take my husband and son to the ER all the family members that went on this cruise are sick. First of all the boat was very rocky and when we spoke to the ... Read more
VegasSlacker
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We flew into Hobby airport and stayed at the Hobby Doubletree, which was very nice for the area, but also for Doubletrees. We got to the ship using the Galveston Shuttle which was fantastic for round trip transportation from Hobby ... Read more
axelskater
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
333 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I sailed on the Magic about 2 years ago in a suite, and it was nice, but the Dream was one of the best ships I have sailed. This trip was 2 people, part of an annual mother/daughter trip which sometimes includes a cruise. No kids, ... Read more
ColoradoCruiser51
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have been on 3 Princess cruises and 1 Celebrity. To me these are adult cruises. My daughter wanted us to go with the family on a Disney cruise. We agreed knowing this was going to be all about the kids..and it was. To me..and ... Read more

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lexmiller
Member Since 2012
19 reviews
247 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our 2nd Disney cruise, our first on the Fantasy. Our group was myself and my two adult children. The magic of Disney is ageless, and I find that the older one gets, the more you appreciate it, understanding how much work, ... Read more
tim5055
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
My family has always been a "Disney" family and trips to WDW are common. My sister/brother wanted to cruise, so here we were. As our vacations normally consist of trips to Sandals adult all inclusive resorts we were concerned ... Read more
Leave2Burn
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As kind of a last minute decision, my wife who usually works Thanksgiving and I took our two children on the Disney Dream. It had been on the vacation bucket list for a while and we finally felt the time and cost were acceptable. We ... Read more
christinas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Stayed at the Holiday Inn in Galveston. Overlooked the ocean. Room was clean. Staff was friendly. Free parking, free shuttle to the ship. So far so good. Got to the pier at 11:30. Checked in and waited to board the ship. Our number was ... Read more
Cruzing Mike
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I was always curious about taking a cruise with my family but just never did it. I had a relative that went on a DCL cruise and her rave reviews finally convinced us. We cruised with my family of 4 and then we convinced other friends and ... Read more

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