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1,009 Disney Family Cruise Reviews

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sjralston
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
I am seven years old and writing this on my own (though my dad is doing some of the typing). We have friends who are "holiday" friends & they went. My favorite restaurant on the Disney Cruise was Triton's. It was my favorite ... Read more
mkcrane
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We recently did a family trip on the Disney Wonder for ten of us. The age range of our travelers was 5 years old to 73! Our cruise was a big success! We were so impressed with Disney's level of service. Embarkation and debarkation were ... Read more
pettums
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
This was our fifth disney cruise. It was of course wonderful. We haven't sailed on the Fantasy for a bit so I thought I would give my tips: 1) Don't bother with Remy or Palo. We liked Remy on our last cruise but I think upon reflection ... Read more
cloudchaser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
353 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We took two of our grandchildren (ages 9 and 11) and mom on a four day, three night cruise to Nassau and Castaway Cay. We didn't use any of the Disney child care as the trip was so short and we had plans off ship. The kids had a ball. ... Read more
tryingnottobenegative
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
26 helpful votes
would be, but several things happened.that really left us feeling bad about our much anticipated vacation. I would like to first say the ship, stateroom, and services were great. We are a family of 5, and our verandah accommodations ... Read more

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edirgeek
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on several a cruise. This was our first with Disney and also our first bringing the kids along. I must say we will be going again. We were very apprehensive about taking the kids on a cruise. We really didn't think ... Read more
retire-rehire
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
31 helpful votes
My wife and I took the April 9 cruise offered by Disney on the Disney Fantasy. We are two seniors (68,69). The cruise was during many families spring break. The cruise director said there were 3800 passengers on this sailing so it was ... Read more
JacksonWyoming
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
How could I, of all people, diss Disney? After all, I grew up with the Mickey Mouse Club. I’d have given anything to meet Annette Funicello. Later, we lived near Anaheim and visited Disneyland often. I’d have bought a home ... Read more
PoeticWizard
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have only been on one other cruise (on another cruise line) before and swore I would never go again. My wife convinced me to give it one more try and she booked us on the Disney Dream. Best vacation I have ever had so far! I was ... Read more
crajoh
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The Disney Dream was the first cruise for any of our family with 2 & 7 y.o girls. The overall experience of the cruise was amazing. It takes a lot of organisation to get things done but there was not a minute of boredom/downtime during ... Read more

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Rock'n Robin
Member Since 2008
1 review
57 forum posts
4 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
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
27 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
63 forum posts
10 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
18 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
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
115 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
13 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
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
23 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
5 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
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
76 forum posts
9 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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