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Disney Dream Cruise Review by katmanchico: Dream Cruise on the Dream

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Member Since 2011
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Dream Cruise on the Dream

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

We spent four days on the Dream and had a great time. We were apprehensive after reading about all of the problems that cruisers experienced the first few months that the ship was in operation. Practice must make perfect because almost everything was first rate. If you are fans of Disney's Wonder and Magic, then you might have concerns about the size of the Dream; however, after several sailings on this ship you'll no doubt love it too.

What we liked:
The food and service in all three restaurants were fantastic.
The "cruise or smart casual" dress code in the dining rooms for dinner.
The beds were heavenly and there was ample storage in the cabins.
Castaway Cay's adult beach was peaceful and the water was so clear.
The 24-hour beverage station (on all Disney ships) was convenient.
The AquaDuck is a great ride, but you need to have good knees to get into and out of the raft.
The duty-free shop was larger and nicer than the ones on the Magic and More Wonder.
The two cell phones in each cabin are a great idea, but'(see below)

What we didn't like:
The cell phones in the cabins are extremely difficult to program even for those who are technologically astute.
The size/number of the swimming pools is inadequate. We read that numerous times and just want to say that we AGREE!
On the Wonder and Magic, Mickey Ice Cream Bars ordered through roomservice are free but on the Dream you will pay full price.

Tip: If you have a 220-voltage adapter (round one) bring it along; otherwise, leave hair dryers, curling irons, and phone chargers at home. We read that there were no 110 outlets in the cabins but couldn't believe it. We searched the cabin but could only find 220 outlets. Also, there are no hair dryers in the cabins; you will need to ask your cabin host. As for curling or straightening hair, you're out of luck. Less

Published 10/11/11

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Cabin review:

The round shower with the rain shower head is great. Suitcase storage under the bed frees up a great deal of closet space. The small refrigerator in the cabin is convenient for families or people who have special medical or dietary needs. The TV mount that rotates is useful. The lack of 110 outlets in the cabins is inconvenient.

Port and Shore Excursions

Disney terminal was adequate for the 2000+ passengers boarding the Magic and Wonder, but much too small for the 4000+ passengers on the Dream.

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