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184 Disney First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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crajoh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
cheermom2four
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I decided to take our first cruise ever on the Disney Magic without our kids. Honestly, we hardly even noticed the kids on the ship the entire cruise. Disney sure knows how to keep them occupied. We flew in the night ... Read more
AngelinaVP
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I took this cruise because we have never taken one before. We both visit Disney World once or twice a year so what better way to try out a cruise than to go with our favorite vacation company? Wrong. First, we decided to ... Read more
Dawnleew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever. We used our DVC points and figured we would try a 3 day just in case we didn't like it. I don't even have the words to describe what an amazing time we had. The ship was immaculate, our outside state room ... Read more
JimBallz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Disney Dream is a beautiful ship with lots to do and see. We went on a four night cruise which was perfect for us after spending a week in Orlando visiting the Disney Parks for 5 of our 7 days there. My wife and I went with our 3 ... Read more

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TheJenMoody
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
First time cruisers. Likely, last time cruisers. I really expected to love this. I had never heard anyone who didn't. They say no one does customer service like Disney. This is simply not true. No one extracts money like Disney. ... Read more
Commander n
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We loved the ports on this cruise, Antigua and Grenada were beautiful Friendly Islands, but time on the ship was not great. Our room attendant Falcon was awesome, he made amazing towel creations and kept our room very clean and stocked ... 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
coloradomouse
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
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

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Hnorc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
cruiseabuser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
Cruzing Mike
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
3 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
Disneylover1012
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Our 1st Disney Cruise was on the Dream which left Monday, 11/23 and returned Friday, 11/27. This was over Thanksgiving and the cruise was a Very Merry Christmas Cruise. Being first time cruisers, we really didn't know what to expect. I ... Read more

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Aschaufele
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Let me start by saying my family and I stayed in 8016, a two bedroom suite on the concierge level, and I would highly recommend it to anyone! The accommodations were fabulous, felt extremely spacious, and well appointed. No matter what ... Read more
DeDisney
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I just got off a week long trip on the Disney Fantasy Cruise today (Saturday). This cruise line went to Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Cay and Castaway Cay. I traveled with a group of 9 people and the youngest were 4 and 2, the rest were adults. ... Read more
LRG23
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My family went on our very first cruise ever on the Fantasy (Halloween on the High Seas)!!! It was absolutely amazing!! The ship was immaculate!!! Our cabin size was perfect for a family of four (category 7A). The Service was great!! ... Read more
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SGREEN0920
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
My family of 4 had an absolutely wonderful vacation aboard the Disney Fantasy! This was the frist cruise of any kind for all of us. My husband and I were celebrating our upcoming 20 year anniversary. This was the perfect vacation choice so ... Read more
Carol-d
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My mother, son (6) and I went on the Disney Fantasy to the Eastern Carribean and had a fabulous time. This was first time cruising for myself and my son. My mother has cruised many times before mainly in the Mediterranean. Embarkation ... Read more

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scw8047
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was a spectacular cruise. The line at embarkation was long but went fast and we boarded very easily. This was our first time on a cruise ship so we picked a short cruise but wish we had done a longer one now. The balcony cabin was a ... Read more
jferna01
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We did our first Disney Cruise and expectation were high but it actually turned out to be an average cruise. In my opinion it was overpriced for what was provided. The only advantage of Disney is having the Characters on the boat and if ... Read more
sam16261
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I thought the disney dream cruise was absolutely amazing. The food service was superb. Our waiter and waitress were lovely, helpful, serviceable, and effective. They were like an extended family to me and my family. The activites offsite ... Read more
NickyMc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I have just returned from a cruise on the Disney Dream (9/28-10/1/2015) There were 13 of us all together. We had a man named Christian that cleaned our rooms. He was very friendly and honest. He kept our rooms very clean. My friend dropped ... Read more
luvincruising
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
82 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our first Disney cruise. We booked it in May 2014. After reading reviews from here and in other disney forums for months, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. We got to the port at 12:15p, just as the shuttles from Disney ... Read more

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