Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Disney Dream Cruise Review by PhillyRomantic

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Disney Dream Cruise Review by PhillyRomantic
Disney Dream
Disney Dream
Member Name: PhillyRomantic
Cruise Date: September 2011
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: 4A
Cabin Number: 9078
Booking Method: Cruise Line
See More About: Disney Dream Cruise Reviews | Bahamas Cruise Reviews | Disney Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Expedia
Avoya Travel
Travelocity.com
CheapCruises.com
American Discount Cruises
iCruise.com
CruiseDirector.com
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Disney Dream Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Disney Dream Deck Plans
Disney Cruise Line Does It Right!
My family and I did a short 3-night cruise on the Disney Dream from (9/8 to 9/11). Our flight from Philadelphia was delayed, but we arrived at MCO about one hour after original arrival time. Once arriving at MCO, we headed over to the DCL check-in station. This was wonderful because Disney now checks all US Citizens completely in at the airport. Sweet!!! Once we were all checked-in (party of 6), we proceeded to the DCL bus that shuttled us to Port Canaveral (approximately 50 minutes).

Upon boarding, the Castaway Crew members announce the name of each family to welcome you onto the ship. I thought this was really cool. It made us feel welcome! After about a 10 minute wait for an elevator (there are 6), we arrived at staterooms 9078 and 9076. We requested adjoining staterooms that had an inside door. The staterooms were beautiful. Each stateroom was about 300 sq. feet; equipped with a 2-piece bathroom (including a shower/tube combo); a queen bed; a berth, a sleeper sofa, AND a wall bed. It was enough room for five people. Each stateroom was also equipped with an Ipod alarm clock and a 22-inch LCD television (that had great Disney movies). The roomy verandah had enough room for three adults to sit comfortably. Since we had adjoining staterooms, we had our stateroom host remove the partition that separated the verandahs, so we could have one big space.

It actually took us an entire day to explore the entire ship. It's a busy place with lots to do for kids and adults. We particularly enjoyed the dining rotation that allowed for us to keep our servers at every location. The pool deck was awesome. The Aquaduck was a great ride, but it is not disability friendly considering the only way up to the ride is by climbing close to 5 flights of stairs. We have an 11-year old with mild cerebral palsy, and although she is mobile, she cannot climb that many stairs. Unfortunately, she was unable to ride the Aquaduck because there was no other way to get up there.

Despite the small hiccup with the Aquaduck, we really loved our cruise. In addition to the dining, we enjoyed several character interactions; first-run movies (The Help; Fright Night; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and fantastic interactive live shows. The kids were particularly fond of "Villains." They also offer a tween room that provided tweens with fun activities and entertainment; including a dance party on the last night of the cruise.

Leaving the ship was really a breeze. We had breakfast at 8:00am and we were on the bus to the airport by 10am for our trip back to Philadelphia. I have already recommended The Disney Dream to anyone that will listen. Disney offers an outstanding cruise with exceptional service. Ten Thumps Up!!!!


Publication Date: 09/14/11
More Disney Dream Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Disney Dream review Read the next Disney Dream review

Like This Review?



More Bahamas Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Disney Dream Review
Disney Cruise Deals
Disney Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.