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Disney Dream was Disney's first new ship in 12 years when it debuted in 2011, and it represented the company's step into bigger, bolder and smarter ships. So it's not surprising that the 128,690-ton, ...
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Lindsey310
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever and we chose to start at the top with the Disney Dream. Check in at Port Canaveral was quick and easy, they really have it down to a science. We had a designated boarding time and the process was very fast. ... Read more
macusr
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
868 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background Information Despite being big Disney fans, we'd never taken a Disney cruise. However, hubbie came home from the 2011 D23 expo armed with a 2012 cruise brochure, and that just set planning into motion! We knew we wanted to ... Read more
isaiahkim17
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
Overall I had a great vacation it's hard not to in the setting alone. I am going to list positives and negatives to make it easy to follow. Positives - teen center-amazing for my 3 teens ocean room-for my 4 year great the show ... Read more
Laurarc
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We just got back from our cruise on the Disney Dream from February 19Th - 23rd! It was by far the best cruise I have ever been on. Check in was a breeze! My family of 5 was on-board and having lunch within 30 minutes! It was a lovely ... Read more
Pearl of Wisdom
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We took this cruise for our 20th anniversary without our kids and then again last week with our two teenage boys. Both trips were first rate. We find the dining experiences on Disney to be excellent. The service is exceptional. In fact, ... Read more

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calicruiser0317
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We are avid cruisers and take cruises about every year. Usually we sail with Royal Caribbean, but decided on Disney for the enjoyment of our three year old. We were booked in 8010, which is a SUPERB room with a huge balcony. We were ... Read more
apopka2004
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
I just wanted to add our two cents about the Disney Dream Cruise. My wife and daughter decided to take this cruise because we had went on a cruise the year before and wasn't to pleased with the kid activities. So we decided to surprise ... Read more
heart2hate
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We just returned today from our 4-night Bahamanian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, and I am simply raving. We have already booked another trip on the same boat in August. Background: Family of 4; me, working mom, 31 - travel ... Read more
bransonpa
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We are from the Midwest and have been on several cruises (Princess, Carnival and NCL) and have been extremely anxious to try Disney, even though their price is crazymoney...but it is Disney, right?? There were five of us traveling on ... Read more
macusr
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
868 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background Information Despite being big Disney fans, we'd never taken a Disney cruise. However, hubbie came home from the 2011 D23 expo armed with a 2012 cruise brochure, and that just set planning into motion! We knew we wanted to ... Read more

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Omahacruise
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife, 20 month old son and I cruised on a four night Bahamas cruise in mid-January 2012. My wife and I had cruised on Carnival before with a large group. That experience led us to never want to cruise again and we had spent a majority ... Read more
kasandra
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2012
We just arrived back from the Disney Dream, while it is a beautiful ship, it lacks in alot of ways from other cruiselines. Disney decided to build a larger ship, but did not increase the pool sizes for the KIDS. The pool needed to be ... Read more
WeLoveDisneyAlways
Member Since 2011
1 review
235 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We started our journey out at Disneys Bay Lake Towers Resort, we had a great stay. Our luggage was picked up at 8am and we were picked up at 11. We arrived the port around 1215. The line was long to go through security but it moved ... Read more
Bowlman67
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We were a family of 3 myself wife and 10yr daughter and have been on four carnival cruises. This was our first time on a disney cruise. Here are the good points. Port Canaveral is a great port to take a cruse form easy to get to and ... Read more
eroller
Member Since 2000
14 reviews
6,385 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
Living the Disney Dream - Review and 500 pics! 500 photos documenting practically every public area of DISNEY DREAM, including Personal Navigator's and Room Service can be found at the following link: ... Read more

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moncrystal
Member Since 2002
1 review
138 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
Disney knows how to do cruising right! From the quick embarkation to the speedy debarkation (and everything in between), everything went smooth as glass! The food in the dining rooms, Castaway Cay (Cookies 2 at Serenity Bay) and in ... Read more
tarheelmomof3
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
We just came back from a wonderful 4 night sailing on the Dream. Here's a brief review: Night before: Stayed at Country Inn and Suites so we could take the shuttle to the port. A little glitch- we were locked out of our room for 1.5 ... Read more
Nomorebeans
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I went on the 3-night cruise to the Bahamas on the Dream on January 26. I traveled with a friend and our two sons, both age 10. Overall, we loved the cruise, with a few exceptions. First, what was good/great: - Our room (10642) ... Read more
Gary from PA
Member Since 2012
1 review
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Booked six months in advance and all the emails from DCL built up the anticipation. Booked the onshore excursions Atlantis, Glass bottomed boat and Island explorer at the castaway Cay, but the island explorer cruise was canceled at the ... Read more
First Cruise Ever
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Returned from our first-ever cruise. We did the 4-day cruise on the Dream to the Bahamas. I appreciate the many tips I read here. I'm posting the ones I found most useful and adding a few more of my own. Hope it helps some of you first ... Read more

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mgrad_med
Member Since 2003
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
PROS: On-line check in was great and smooth. Embarkation was a breeze. Parked at Radisson Port Hotel for nearly nothing. Very Smooth. Great Shuttle service. AMPLE Character opportunities in the Atrium and around the ship (except O ... Read more
c1798805
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I did a three night cruise aboard the Disney Dream with two girlfriends. We are single gals in our twenties and had never done a Disney cruise considering they are pricier than RC, NCL ect. and also geared more towards families than us. ... Read more
binimon
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed the Disney Dream on January 9th on a 4 day Bahamas cruise. We had a group of 9 people including our 5 year old daughter, and two sets of grand-parents. Most were experienced cruisers and most had also sailed on the Disney Wonder ... Read more
Wanderer Number 1
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We parked at Port Canaveral virtually a stones throw from the ship. We normally stay at the Radisson Resort the night before the cruise and leave the car there and use their shuttle. This trip we also sailed on the Allure (Royal ... Read more
emiline2012disney
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We have cruised disney before and loved it. That is why we booked again but I have to say we were dissappointed. We were on a waiting list for a suite but were never called. We ended up in a cat 4A. we were required to pick a check in ... Read more

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