5 Disney Dream Gay & Lesbian Cruise Reviews

This cruise was basically the third change we had to make to our vacation plans thanks to work schedule. We originally booked our cruise with Allure of the Seas, but watching too many videos of that ship I had the impression that the ... Read More
This cruise was basically the third change we had to make to our vacation plans thanks to work schedule. We originally booked our cruise with Allure of the Seas, but watching too many videos of that ship I had the impression that the Oasis-class ships are nothing but mere floating malls in the ocean - no theme, no character. We wanted a cruise that was going to be memorable before I head to a long deployment. After much deliberation, we went back to the Dream as our last cruise with them three years was exactly just that - it was magical. This cruise went out exactly the same way as we had it three years ago. We got our transportation arranged from the airport, and the whole embarkation process was smooth like before. Once on the ship, we had our cabin on the tenth deck, middle, just below the pool deck. I found our location to be very convenient to wherever we needed to go. We had access to two nearby elevators, and the pool deck are just a deck up. We also noted that our balcony is directly below the pool deck, so like an awning, it was well protected from the elements which I found nice. The room itself had shown some age to it. I'm not sure when and if the ship have ever been refurbished, but with my OCD, I quickly found scuff and wear marks on the light switches and fixture parts that have been heavily touched through the years. Expecting a premium product for this price, it was hard for me to see past that glare of the wear. Our embarkation lunch at Cabanas were not too pleasant. It was way too crowded, open tables were hard to find, and I found some of the servers unwelcoming. Once we got our seats, we did find the food less desirable than the last time we were on the ship. We brought these issues to management and were given immediate answers to our concerns. Over the following days, we experienced the same magical moments that we had the first time we cruised with these ship. Public spaces were clean and looked just as ornate as before. For those that haven't cruised on this ship, Disney did not spare on the small details in creating their theme on the ship. Their shows were of Broadway caliber, especially beauty and the beast. Their character meet and greets were always a hit with the kids, if you don't mind waiting up to a half hour. And because this was a holiday themed cruise, they went over the top for showcasing Santa. As well, their pirate show fireworks on the top deck was an extravaganza. Hands down it was the coolest experience I've ever had at Sea. Our day at Castaway Cay was just Divine. I still can't forget how beautiful and perfect the island looked. It didn't feel over crowded and there were ample opportunities to just unwind and take it all in. Buffet services followed us there and it was great. No complaints. Food was something that this ship have to at least revamp. It was almost the same menu we had three years ago, so we were not as excited this time. Also, we were not served lobster on this cruise, not one time, which I found surprising. On the other hand, we were able to enjoy our previous favorites instead. I was about to write off Disney from our future cruise consideration after this trip, but what made us book another future cruise with them is the fact that our daughter had the best time of her life at their Kids club while the peace of mind it gave us allowed us parents to enjoy our own time at Sea. I don't think we even want to risk trying that out with other cruise lines and be disappointed. Another biggest factor that made us decide to book another future cruise with them is their customer service. They truly went above and beyond to ensure that, despite the issues we raised, we had a magical experience on this ship. Our guest manager was exemplary, and nothing short of commendable. When we disembarked, we felt highly satisfied that the cruise fulfilled our expectations. So much that we ended up cancelling our Royal Caribbean cruise for next year, and ended up prebooking our next Disney cruise with an even bigger family in tow. Disney cruises are not the cheapest out there, but the many repeat cruisers we had on board can't be wrong on going again for the Disney experience. With the amount of people already prebooking their cruise, we can't be wrong on making that decision either. It's simply the best cruise experience for families, and definitely something to strongly consider if you've never cruised with Disney cruises before. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We love Disney and it was are first cruise so we decided to try Disney. We picked a 3 night cruise with a Halloween theme. The Disney Dream was an awesome ship with much do and it was always clean. The entertainment was excellent , the ... Read More
We love Disney and it was are first cruise so we decided to try Disney. We picked a 3 night cruise with a Halloween theme. The Disney Dream was an awesome ship with much do and it was always clean. The entertainment was excellent , the rooms were spacious and clean. The restaurant themes were cool and fun , the food was good but the service was horrible. They promote that the servers will take care of you personally each night knowing what you like after the first night but that was not true are server pushed alcohol on us every night and we told him that we do not drink but he still pushed it on us. I complained and Disney did nothing to help with the situation. We were very disappointed because I work for them and I always pride myself in great service and I try everyday to make Magic. I still would recommend them because the ships are wonderful and the entertainment I s the best. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Our three night voyage on the Disney Dream was an absolute Dream! The ship was immaculate and the crew was friendly. From the moment we stepped onboard, we were in a in for a whirlwind of excitement. The first night we enjoyed the Sailing ... Read More
Our three night voyage on the Disney Dream was an absolute Dream! The ship was immaculate and the crew was friendly. From the moment we stepped onboard, we were in a in for a whirlwind of excitement. The first night we enjoyed the Sailing Away deck party, spent some time exploring the ship, caught the Golden Mickeys, and wrapped up the night with a cognac tasting. The second day we woke up early and enjoyed a spa treatment as the ship moved into dock at Nassau, the view from the spa is spectacular and watching the view change as the ship maneuvered into dock is very memorable. We spent a couple of hours exploring the shopping area right off the ship, but didn't feel very comfortable wondering around, so we returned to the ship. The rest of the day we relaxed onboard, enjoying Quiet Cove and meeting the various characters. The show for the second night was Villains Tonight, another enjoyable production. After dinner we went up on deck to enjoy the Pirates in the Caribbean deck party. We had the most amazing spot to watch the fireworks and boy was it a fantastic show! Following the deck party we had a late night Pirate Meal at the buffet. After bar hopping between Skyline and Pink we headed to bed. The next morning we woke up and enjoyed room service on our verandah as the ship docked at Castaway Cay. The view from our starboard cabin gave us an amazing opportunity to watch the beaches come into view as we enjoyed our coffee and pastries. We got ready and head off the ship to enjoy the morning out at Serenity Bay, having the required mixed drinks and great conversation with some new friends we made. We had lunch and headed back to the family area. We made it back to the family area to have a dance party with Minnie (boy can she get down!). Before heading back to the ship we took a few trips down Pelican Plunge. The last night of the cruise we bounced around to the various parts of the ship and stayed up as late as we could to make the trip last as long as we could. The show for our last night was Disney's Believe; this was by far my favorite show. The only thing that we regret about our vacation was that we only did a three night. The extra day at sea would have given us that much more time to enjoy the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
We were skeptical about booking a Disney Cruise as we have no kids. But we heard about the amazing service and true Disney feel of the ships so we took a chance and rolled the dice..... AND MAN WE HIT THE JACKPOT! Embarkation- Probably ... Read More
We were skeptical about booking a Disney Cruise as we have no kids. But we heard about the amazing service and true Disney feel of the ships so we took a chance and rolled the dice..... AND MAN WE HIT THE JACKPOT! Embarkation- Probably the easiest of all the cruises we have ever done. They were quick, polite, organized and we were onboard 30 minutes after they began boarding (and we were in group 13). One thing we loved was the fact we were allowed to bring on our own alcohol with no limitation or restrictions (Again traveling without kids so we were looking to relax). The Ship- The Dream lives up to her name. It truly is a floating Disney park, and they keep it as clean as the parks. You will always see crew members scrubbing or cleaning something, and they are very proud of their ship. The Modern interior design is beautiful, from the lobby atrium with the grand staircase, The District with it's amazing modern and up to date design is probably the most amazing and underused part of the ship (It's for adults only after 9pm), To the Open Decks with the Aqua duck and the Adults only areas. We loved the fact we had our own pool, our own cafe, and several adult only bar areas. The entire front of deck 11 and 12 are adults only, with amazing views of the front of the ship. The Dining- We were on a 3 day cruise so we were scheduled to dine in each of the three restaurants on specific nights. We started in the Enchanted Gardens on Deck 2 Midships. It is a great themed dining area with lots to see while you dine. Second night we were in the Royal Palace, which for it's name it is a let down. I have seen just as beautiful spaces on other ships. Our last night was in Animators Palate, which was honestly both sensory overload and underwhelming at the same time. We had heard such amazing things about this space and were disappointed in our experience. We sat in the middle of the room away from the video screens and while we were trying to take everything in we missed a lot. You have the same wait staff in all three of your venues as they shift with you. Darko and Casimo were great, a lot of fun and very attentive. Overall though the food left me expecting the Disney wow. We have had better and more interesting food on Carnival. Cabanas, the buffet, was simply amazing though. I have never had a cruise line continually offer fresh seafood on it's buffet day after day. entertainment - While geared for kids, there is always something to be done, weather it is a first run movie in the movie theater (we had Planes, Monsters U, Iron Man 3, and Lone Ranger) to one of the amazing evening shows. Disney Characters are always around somewhere and it's fun to see the kids get so excited when a character comes out of the lift. Pirate night was AMAZING the whole show complete with Jack Sparrow jumping off the fake smoke stack (The forward smoke stack is fake and contains the tween club) and the fireworks. We didn't take in many adult activities in the District as we were wanting to relax. Disembarkation- Simply the best, fastest, we have ever gotten off the ship. We carried our own luggage out and were told we would disembark @ 7am since we are carrying our own luggage. We were about 20th in line to get off the ship and we made it through customs and were in our car leaving at 7:20am. I really wish other cruise line's would take a look at how well this is executed! Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
We had an excellent experience. There was some turbulence on the first night and several in our group was a bit ill. The wait staff (all 17 of us were on two tables with the same servers) went out of their way to find us something to get ... Read More
We had an excellent experience. There was some turbulence on the first night and several in our group was a bit ill. The wait staff (all 17 of us were on two tables with the same servers) went out of their way to find us something to get food on our stomachs. We had one child that couldn't swallow the pills for seasickness without applesauce and with applesauce no where to be found, the head server ground up granny smith apples for him. For the Royal suite there was a room attendant who also had an assistant. Not sure if this is always or if he was training him. But the attendant is the one that refilled drinks, tidied up the balcony after night winds, restocked things etc. We made sure to tip extra knowing there has to be some division of funds there. The room was wonderful as we were 4 adults and one teen using this room. The kitchen had a full refrigerator and was always well stocked with sodas, water, and milk. There was a coffee machine in the kitchen and they gave us instructions on how to use it. Loved it!! There was also a wine cooler in there as well as an assortment of dishes etc.The dining room had a table that seated 8 people. When we called room service they would come in and place a table cloth and set the table up before putting the room service plates at the table settings. We did not order Palo in but it was offered to us. We had free wifi and also checked out an ipad to use as we didn't bring ours. We had 17 people in total on board with us, family and friends. We had plenty of room to host them and they often gathered in our room and on our deck. The deck had a full size jacuzzi and towels rolled and placed out there as well as sun loungers and a couch and two chairs. We found it hard to find reason to leave our room.The pull down beds are in the dining room. One is a single, the other a double. Both were comfortable and had lights and curtains surrounding each for privacy and such. The master bedroom was wonderful and the bathroom had the jacuzzi jetted tub, while the shower had a sauna use as well as rain shower. The mirror had the tv image built in and this room has the bottom of the bed lift up TV. There is a cozy little round built in chair in the window for great morning views of the ocean while drinking coffee or reading. We loved this room and were spoiled by it for sure. It was the most relaxing cruise I have ever taken as we really just enjoyed spending this time with family and friends. There was nothing that would have made this trip any better other than a longer cruise, LOL Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Disney Dream Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.7
Dining 4.0 4.2
Entertainment 5.0 4.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.2
Family 5.0 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.1
Enrichment 3.0 4.2
Service 5.0 4.6
Value For Money 5.0 3.9
Rates 2.0 3.7

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