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Disney Dream Cruise Review by BudinFla

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Disney Dream
Disney Dream
Member Name: BudinFla
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Bahamas
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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Disney is not just for kids

I had always promised my wife, a big Disney fan, that if Disney ever offered a deal we would go. Well recently they did offer some Florida resident rates that were pretty attractive so we booked a balcony and headed off on a 4 day cruise to Nassau and the Castaway Cey. Since we live in Florida it was a big plus that they cruise left from Port Canaveral, one of our favorites and only an hour and half from home. We drove over and parked at the Raddison Cruise parking and were soon on a bus to the ship. This is a great place to park if you are sailing from Canaveral.

Since there had been a problem with the draw bridge, embarkation was a bit backed up to get through security, but once in the terminal the lines moved quickly. We were told that we could get on the ship, but that rooms would not be ready until 1:30pm. We got on and went to the Enchanted Garden for lunch. This was not as crowded as the buffet upstairs. Lunch was very good and then we headed up to our room. We got our first lesson in Disney. When they say rooms will not be ready until 1:30 pm, they mean it. The halls were closed and you could not get to your room until 1:30 pm.! Things run on time.

Our room was a balcony room and was quite large and very modern. The bath room was split and had a sink and toilet in one room and a tub and sink in another, There was a queen size bed and a long couch and plenty of storage. The balcony was nice and had a child lock up high.

We checked out the deck area and there were lots of kids having a good time. We went up to the adult area for sail away and they enforced the over 18 policy. Very nice

The entertainment was all Disney based and some of the best I have seen at sea. At times there were 20 people on stage singing and dancing and all shows were close to an hour. There were first run movies and special entertainment for adults. We did not have kids with us, but everyone we asked said the program was the best they had ever seen and the kids loved it.

The rotating dining system was very nice, New venue every night and the food and service were very good. We especially liked the Animators Palet Show and dinner!

The private island was fantastic. Very Disney and the best I ever seen and you dock! No Tenders Lots to do and the adults' beach is very quiet and they have their own lunch venue that serves rib eye steak!

Getting off could not have been easier. We kept our bags and walked off at 8:00 am and were picked up by a shuttle and were home by noon!

Disney does everything right. If you like to gamble-- there is no casino, but we could have cared less. Beautiful ship great crew and a wonderful trip. The only people who should avoid Disney are people who just don't want to be around kids and people who don't like the Disney product. Both are everywhere.

Publication Date: 12/16/13
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