This was our third cruise on the Dream and our second at Halloween time. This year, Disney called it a Halloween cruise and did provide more decorations and activities with a Halloween theme.My youngest two granddaughters love the pumpkin tree and the Halloween party. Disney was very generous with the Trick or Treat candy. All three children loved the kids clubs. As usual, the ship's entire staff was outstanding. However, I can not say the same about the food which was very inconsistent. The Sea Bass was excellent. The steaks were hit or miss, mostly miss, no flavor and often tough. I think the choice and quality of the salads, appetizers, and desserts were superior on our other two Disney cruises. The shrimp in the Cabanna was excellent and plentiful. The breakfast in the Royal Palace was very good but in the Enchanted Garden buffet, the scrambled eggs were cold and undercooked and the bacon was cold and tough. The donuts must have been frozen and thawed as they were cold. The children took one or two bites and left them. (They had each eaten two the day before in the Royal Palace.). However, our dinner in the Enchanted Garden was our best.
Lots of storage space. Slept five people One bed was a Murphy bed, a bunk bed came from the ceiling, one was a sofa bed, and one was a queen bed. The shower and sink were in one unit and a toilet and sink in another. At night the Murphy bed blocked the veranda doors but one could squeeze around the bed onto the veranda but you would probably bang your foot on the bed leg! I liked this arrangement better than the two balconies we had last time at least if you have young children. Two rooms would be better if children were above 12 years of age.
The characters were plentiful this cruise and the lines to greet them seemed smaller than in the past. One of my grandchildrens' favorite activities is Detective Mickey located midship on the fifth deck.
This is a great cruise for younger children. They have a nursery for three month to three year olds but I think there is a charge. We only used the 4-11 clubs which are free.