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Disney Dream Cruise Review by mimicruising: Loved The Disney Dream


mimicruising
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
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Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children 5.5
Fitness & Recreation 5.5
Public Rooms 5.5
Rates 4.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.5
Value for Money 5.0

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Loved The Disney Dream

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation: Port Canaveral

My husband and I traveled on the Disney Dream last week with our two grown daughters, their husbands and their children, ages 6 month, 16 months and 35 months. We were in one bedroom suites on Deck 11. Our kids had 11020 and 11018 which had adjacent balconies. The room steward opened the door between the balconies which worked well for us.
Our rooms were great. The bedroom and main bath could be closed off from the suite with sliding doors. A separate small bath with shower would make the suite comfortable for three or four people. There is a Murphy bed and I think the sofa makes into a bed. The Dream crew provided our kids with a Pack & Play and a Diaper Genie for their young children. The almost three year old loved the Murphy bed.
The big bath was nicely outfitted. The shower was wonderful with a large handheld shower head and a rain shower. The water pressure and temperature were great. The hair dryer was a wonderful BaByliss, a high quality brand. The linens were More Frette. Ample and convenient storage could be found everywhere.
The concierge rooms are on Deck 11 and 12. The concierge lounge is on Deck 12. All the concierge rooms are on halls that are only accessible with your room key card. It kept the halls very quiet. The concierge lounge offered snacks, drinks, and amazing service. There is also a private outdoor deck for concierge passengers, located on Deck 13. Service was amazing. Melanie, Panos, Rodrique, and Tom were our concierges. They anticipated every need and met every request. Kevin, our room steward, kept our room neat and clean. Of course, he is a whiz with towel animals.
We had one dinner in a specialty restaurant, Palo. The food and service were excellent. The bar next to it was very nice too.
The other food on board were perfectly acceptable but not wonderful. Our waiter and assistant waiter were great. The dining rooms are attractive. We liked that we were assigned a table number that stayed with us. Dinner rotated through the three dining rooms, but you kept your same table number and wait staff. They were so nice about the grand babies and their messes.
Our kids took advantage of the nursery and Oceaneers Club on board the Dream. The nursery worked seemed so nice and the 16 month old and 6 month old seemed perfectly happy to be left in the nursery. Our potty trained almost three year old went to the nursery first and then to the Oceaneer Club. He liked the OC better. The two older grands really enjoyed the splash area, Nemo's. The oldest child was also able to swim in the family pool with his parents. They have to be potty trained to get in the pool.
Our two sons-in-law did the AquaDuct, the water slide on the top of the ship. They thought it was great fun.
We went to a show every day. The entertainment was delightful for Disney fans. It was very well done and the theater was very attractive. It was nice that they offered matinees performances too, so nice for the very young. John Charles also performed on our cruise. He is a comedic musician. His first show was for families. He also did two adult shows in a nightclub. Lots of fun, very, very entertaining. Less


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Cabin review: Disney Dream Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite Verandah Deck 11 11008

#11008 Delightful one bedroom suite. Queen size bed plus Murphy bed and sofa bed. The second small bathroom was nice. Our room was very quiet. Once heard a chair scraping above but that was the only outside noise. Suite rooms are on a key access hallway so there is very little traffic. Our room was next to what I guess was a family suite. Its balcony extended past ours so we could see into their balcony and they could see into ours. Lots of storage, great amenities. BaByliss hairdryer and Frette linens!

Port and Shore Excursions


We loved Castaway Cay! We rented a cabana both days on Castaway Cay. It was perfect for our family since we traveled with babies. The concierge staff even supplied a Pack & Play in the cabana. It is an open one room beach shack with a deck, hammock, and semi-private beach. It is stocked with a frig, furniture, towels, even sun screen and sand toys. There were floats, inner tubes, and lots of beach chairs and umbrellas. The food on CC comes from a barbecue buffet. They offered ribs, hamburgers, hotdogs, roasted chicken, lots of sides and several desserts. The food was surprisingly good. It also smelled great as it was cooking. The beaches were pristine. The water was shallow at our beach, perfect for wading or sitting in a beach chair. The Disney Dream made a great backdrop for our beach days. There is a nifty looking water slide but our little guy was too short to slide. The tram system worked great. Restrooms were clean and convenient. A dock has been built at CC for the cruise ships. It is so much easier than tendering. The cabanas were expensive, but so worth it for our family. Someone with pretty writing wrote the last names of the day's occupants on a sign outside each cabana. We noticed four families were in some of them. It would be helpful to split the cost with friends or family. We received bright green bracelets to wear on the island to show you paid for a cabana. The beach and water were roped off to provide the private beach experience for the cabana guests. The second day I noticed several people crossing over the rope.

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