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A few years ago, my parents surprised us with one of the most memorable Christmas gifts that I have ever received. They told us that we would be going on a Disney Cruise! We were excited but had no idea what to expect. Little did I know ... Read More
A few years ago, my parents surprised us with one of the most memorable Christmas gifts that I have ever received. They told us that we would be going on a Disney Cruise! We were excited but had no idea what to expect. Little did I know that the trip would be one of my favorite vacations ever. We were surprised by the quality of service, entertainment, and the multitude of amenities. Of course, there are a few cons to the cruise like the price and perhaps the location. However, despite the overwhelming cost, the Disney Cruise was an amazing experience that drew our family closer together and will be remembered forever. When one thinks of Disney, they probably imagine something that appeals to a child only. However, this cruise is thoroughly enjoyable for the entire family. There are different activities that can appeal to all types of crowds. When I went, I found myself loving the waterslides, pools, interaction with the characters, mini golf, etc. However, my parents and grandparents had just as good as a time as the kids did. They often occupied themselves with the bars, spas, the adult only spaces, the fine dining experiences, and even released some of their inner kid. There are also numerous activities to do as a family. For example, every night, an impressive show is performed by the Disney characters. They were comparable to majority of the Broadway shows I have experienced. Not only did the kids love the shows, but the adults did as well. The Disney Cruise’s entertainment is fit for anyone. The customer service on the Disney Cruise is phenomenal. All the employees act as if working on the cruise has been their dream job, even if that is not the case. Our rooms were constantly cleaned at the most convenient times, and the maids always added their own touch to the room (leaving a towel animal on each bed or chocolates, etc.). For every meal, we had the same waiters/ waitresses, so they would try to remember every persons’ name and their personal preferences. Every single one of the actors and actresses were always willing to meet and take pictures with us, even after their exhausting day of meet and greets, shows, etc. The customer service was impressive. The Disney Cruise ships can meet almost every need one might have. There are incredible fitness facilities, spas, amazing food options (numerous cuisines), and so much more. They have many room options for families with one kid to families with five. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. If you wanted to treat yourself, I would suggest reserving a room with a deck. I remember watching the sun setting on the horizon as dolphins leaped out of the water. It was incredible. In addition to the satisfactory rooms, there are also beautiful fitness centers, many shops to buy souvenirs, and delicious food. If we ever needed something, we could always find it somewhere on the ship. As with any vacation you may go on, not everything is perfect. Although there are only a few cons, they can be significant. I would consider the cost of a Disney Cruise one of those cons. Disney Cruise line is one of the most topnotch cruises, but you definitely pay for it. There is a comparable difference between this option and any other cruise such as Carnival, or Holland America Cruises. Another issue may be the location of the ports for Disney Cruise line. There are not as many ships as another Cruise line may have. Because of this, there are fewer locations that the ships dock. This may make the travel inconvenient for some. As well as the expenses that are charged with the cruise, you may have to consider more expensive flights, or hotels if you don’t live near one of the few ports. However, as someone who has had the experience of the cruise, the cons are worth it. The Disney Cruise is truly one of the best experiences you will ever have. Some may say that you don’t need to cruise to have a truly amazing vacation, but I would say that a Disney Cruise is like nothing else you have ever experienced. My parents, and grandparents could tell you that although it was expensive, it was money well spent. If you are evaluating options for a future vacation or are looking for a way to grow closer with your family, the Disney Cruise is a terrific option. The customer service itself will convince you. Other than that, the entertainment is superb, and there is such a wide variety of amenities and activities that can satisfy each person’s individual needs. The Disney Cruise is truly worth every penny. I would give the cruise five stars. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Well I booked a Nowhere cruise from the port of San Diego. 2 hours in the sun waiting to get on board. There was a guy (Mid 20's)missing his left leg and on crutches with a USMC tattoo on his arm, he waited the same amount of time ... Read More
Well I booked a Nowhere cruise from the port of San Diego. 2 hours in the sun waiting to get on board. There was a guy (Mid 20's)missing his left leg and on crutches with a USMC tattoo on his arm, he waited the same amount of time standing right in front of me. Shame on Disney part 1. The ship is nice. Service was average. dinner both nights was served at cool temperature and took 1 hour from ordering it. Asked for another got one 2 degrees warmer I decided not to eat spit so I ate it. Kids club is a joke. Early 20 year olds sitting around shooting the breeze attempting not to interact with the kids. My 6 y/o got punched by a 10 y/o. I was told about it after my son told me about it. My daughter (10 y/o) was told to watch TV no activities at kids club. The pool was dirty my 2 boys got Strep throat. About 100 kids in the mickey pool total nightmare. The ship rocked like a cork. I was in the NAVY for 12 years was on a frigate that rode better. The whole cruise was at 7 knots so slow we where rocking around the whole time. Image trying to ride a bike super slow. I played foos ball on the top deck with a ping pong ball as a foos ball. The housekeeper only left a towel shaped as a swan on the last night with tips envelopes under it. Tacky at best. I was so disappointed in the cruise 2 days 2 nights for 2 adults and 3 kids $2355. What a joke. If you like to stand in lines and like to pay premium prices skip Disneyland and go on one of their cruise ships. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
We have taken 3 other cruises before this one, each one on different cruise lines, and we've enjoyed each one. We have been huge Disney fans all of our lives. This was our first cruise on DCL, and was going to serve as an assessment ... Read More
We have taken 3 other cruises before this one, each one on different cruise lines, and we've enjoyed each one. We have been huge Disney fans all of our lives. This was our first cruise on DCL, and was going to serve as an assessment of sorts to see if we would like to take a longer cruise with them in the future. The things that we enjoyed about the cruise: The food was good throughout the ship. Our dinners were in the Animator's Palate and the service and food was good (more on this below). The ship was clean and well-maintained. Our stateroom attendant did an excellent job of maintaining our cabin and was very friendly and courteous. We had an outside stateroom and liked the split bathroom with sink and toilet in one and the bathtub/shower and sink in the other. The sail-away party was fun for all. We loved the "When You Wish Upon a Star" ship's horn. The evening shows were outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing "Tangled" in 3D in the theatre. Things that we were disappointed with or in our opinion, and are in need of improvements: The check-in process was the worst we have ever experienced. It appeared that DCL may have used this cruise to train new people and the line moved very slowly. The person we checked in with was not by any means cheerful or of the expected Disney-like personality that we would have expected and seemed confused on every aspect of check-in and needed to keep checking with a supervisor for each task. After check-in, I thought we were ready to board as on other cruise lines. Not so. We were issued a number of "10" and put into a "staging area" to wait for our number to be called for boarding. At that point, they were on number "2". This took another 30-45 minutes after already waiting in our check-in line for that long. During this, my adult daughter took advantage of the wait to check-in our grandchildren for the on-board activities. This was another very slow moving line and arduous process. We were pleased that our dining preference was moved to the earlier time as we had requested and very pleased that our dining was in the Animator's Palate. Now, from everything I have read, other than the food, the most exciting part of eating in this dining area is the fascinating changing of colors of the entire restaurant. We ate there both nights with great anticipation, telling the children to keep their eyes on the walls. Nothing! Both nights everything remained black and white throughout the entire dinner! We asked the wait staff, and they claimed to know nothing about that part of the dining experience! Seemed they were only interested in the food process and serving. I think that soft serve ice cream or yogurt stations on cruises that have them, are one of the most popular of the food attractions and usually need more attention than what they get. DCL was no exception. The vanilla soft serve was watery and unappealing on both days. We took our grandson, who is almost 4, into the Oceaneer's Club only to find that one of the main play areas, which resembles a pirate ship with slides and climbing areas, was closed off and unavailable for some undisclosed reason. There weren't as many activities as I expected, especially for the children, and I've seen much more on other cruise lines. On the day of our departure, the power went out twice in the morning and when we went to our nearest elevators, they didn't work. We had to take the stairs from deck 2 to deck 9 to eat breakfast. We were told that there were generator problems. As stated previously, we liked the layout of our stateroom, but it was on Deck 2 and noisy due to a bar area above us. Again, we've been Disney fans all our lives, we've been to Disneyland and Disney World many, many times and our house has Disney art and decorations throughout. We just weren't impressed with this ship and probably won't book another cruise with DCL in the near future. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
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