Disney Dream Cruise Review by magabygc: Amazing!!
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Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
My boyfriend and I were spending a few days at Orlando and we began our planning very early. I was checking the Disney website for information about the parks when I found out about the Disney Cruise. I thought it was going to be too expensive and only for families but then I started reading more and wondering if we could do it. After a lot of research about other cruises lines, we decide we could book 3 nights for the Bahamas at Disney Dream, for 1100 $. It was more expensive than other cruises, but they gave us a lot of options to pay, as little as 20$ each time, so this was the decisive point. We do like Disney and this was our first cruise....we didn't know what to expect but keep reading it was amazing.
They were right!! Of course it's Disney, so everything was clean, like new, and perfect. The service was just wow, people was always happy. They work really hard for you to be comfortable and spend a great time. Of course kids loved it, but I was surprised to see that we More weren't the only couple without kids on the ship. There were more than I thought so, and it's true, you have pools (I miss the hot tub), bars, even a beach!, only for adults! Everything was decorated for Christmas and yes, we did see some Disney characters.
The ship is amazing, I'm not going to describe it because you can find that info at the website and what they show you is what you will get. I loved my room, I was expecting something small but was surprised it was a lot bigger that I thought, and enough for us. The bed was excellent, I loved the virtual porthole, and I could just connect my iPhone and listen to music while getting ready for the day.
I wished we would have booked a longer cruise, 3 nights aren't enough to do everything!!! We even went to the movies, we watched Frozen 3D and Saving Mr Banks. We dance, ate way too much at Cabanas, even played mini golf. I loved that when I couldn't find a dessert I wanted, I could just ask for chocolate cake! Free room service? Check! Ice Cream any time you want? Check! Castaway Cay, wow! Paradise! We liked even more that Nassau.
We are definitely booking another Disney Cruise again, alone or/and with kids!! Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
We went first to Serenity Bay, which is adult-only. The beach was amazing, paradise. The water was crystalline, the sand soft, I even found a starfish. First time I could just relax at a beach, quite, with only the sound of the sea. We only took a break from the beach to have lunch, delicious BBQ buffet and cookies!! After that back to be beach....until it was time to go back so we took the long way, stopped on the stores and just looked around.
If you don't want to just relax, you can rent a cabana, have a massage, rent water motos, bikes, book excursions, use the water slides......maybe next time!
We didn't book an excursion since we only had a couple of hours, we just wanted to go to the beach and explore a little. We planned to go to the Hilton, which is only walking distance from the ship, for a beach day, but later decided to just go to Junkanoo Beach, which is almost next to the Hilton and free. We are glad we chose that since the beach was beautiful, safe, and FREE. There were lots of tourists and some locals, and you have a few bars, chairs, restrooms. It was the best choice, because it was December and the water was coooooold!! It would have been a shame to pay for a beach day and then don't get into the water! We just spent an hour, maybe two there, and then just walked back to the ship looking around the Bay Street shops. We didn't buy anything expect two drinks, but you can find alcohol, souvenirs, jewelry and stores like Fendi.
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