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contetd
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Our family chose Disney Cruise Line for our first cruise because we had seen the making of a Disney cruise ship on the travel channel and thought it looked interesting, since we enjoy Disney properties we thought this would be a perfect ... Read more
Doug_D
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We sailed July 24th - 28th 2017 for a four night cruise out of Port Canaveral Florida. We stayed the night before Sunday at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Hotel was very nice and rooms were very quiet. We ate breakfast at the ... Read more
jhampton
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
If you are reading this you can just stop and book the cruise. Everything was amazing, fun, and sooooooooooooooo clean! I never saw trash anywhere on the ship. Castaway Cay was clean too! The staff was amazing! All my questions ... Read more
Bradmel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Disney Fantasy and our second cruise. The first time was a 3-night cruise, and we had so much fun we booked a 7-night cruise. We were definitely not disappointed. From the minute you get to port and check ... Read more
sunnyNP
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose Disney because we heard it was worth the price and the teen clubs were great. We are Disney fans, and went to WDW before the cruise and had a great time there, even with the crowds. We also heard that the private island was the ... Read more
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lb29
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
This was our second Disney cruise but first time on the Fantasy. We chose the itinerary because of the length and the variety of ports and at sea days. We enjoyed having 2 days at sea to take advantage of the ship while also having an ... Read more
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Lucylou9168
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The staff,every member I encountered was so friendly and helpful . The room rep the servers all employees they treated us like royalty the whole ambiance was upbeat and happy go lucky. The food was exquisite Im A picky eater with bland ... Read more
lolo11
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
45 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this Disney Cruise because of the itinerary and the opportunity to take advantage of a seldom-offered good rate by this company. Traveling as two adults, we were not overly interested in the character greetings etc. but it was ... Read more
SKKCCP
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have been on 11 Disney cruises all over the world and this year we decided to take my in laws for my mother in laws 80th birthday, and they had a fantastic time as did all of us. The staff is amazing in every way , the ship is clean , ... Read more
Rustyf4
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
1st time on this ship but 8th time overall on Disney and it was excellent! Ship was smaller than what I'm used to on their other ships, but it after a day or two it felt normal and it was fine. Dining was excellent, Irish Pub was ... Read more
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Zed Cam
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Embarkation: After two days of visiting beautiful Copenhagen, our family was very excited for our second ever Disney Cruise (First was a Disney Dream 3-night Bahamas cruise in 2011)! After taking the crowded local bus line to the port, we ... Read more
california grandma
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Traveling with a family group of 10- 2 seniors, 4 adults, and 4 children (8, 5, 2, 1). Everyone loved the Alaska scenery, but we truly loved the personalized service of Ricardo and others that made each dinner special despite the challenge ... Read more
SCisland
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because our daughter and son-in-law selected it. We went along to spend time with them and the grand kids. Disney is more expensive than other lines, but it is definitely different. What we loved: 1. the ... Read more
house_elf
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
35 helpful votes
We are a family of three - my husband and myself are both 29 and we have a 3.5 year-old daughter. This is our 3rd cruise as a family (one previous with Carnival and another with Disney); my husband and I did a Carnival and Norwegian cruise ... Read more
pinksugar
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
41 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I had this Disney Dream Cruise booked for almost 2 years out, and when it finally came we were very excited!! We did a 5 day cruise out of Port Canaveral and had a Deluxe Inside Stateroom (10A). Now, take to note, we have done 6 Carnival ... Read more
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tracerman
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
Our cruise was unforgettable- the first trip in years that I didn't come home needing a vacation from my vacation! There is something for everyone on the Fantasy, and Disney does an impeccable job with customer service. It is a well oiled ... Read more
OklahomaCruiseGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have been on several cruises, but I wanted to take my niece who just turned 13 on something more family friendly. We accomplished this even though I do have a few critiques and personal preferences that will probably lead me to a ... Read more
PeterHKL
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We are a family of five. Three seniors and two adults. We are attracted to Disney because of the reputation of great food, entertainment, and service. We also wanted to see Alaska which this trip was perfect for. To start, we spent two ... Read more
1oklahoma1
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
27 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We decided on this cruise for our 4 grandchildren and their parents because they have wanted to cruise for a long time, and it was short so we could see if they would enjoy a cruise. It was too quick. Turns out they love cruising--at ... Read more
DebFromCanada
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We expected a lot from Disney and were not disappointed. Staff are excellent, and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having the best experience possible. The food was very good, and having the servers join us in the different ... Read more
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saintstickets
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 2nd time on the Disney Dream and it was just as good as the 1st cruise 2.5 years ago. The service is excellent and DCL doesn't nickel & dime you to death like other cruise lines do. We had no problems at embarkation or ... Read more
Cruised12
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just got back from our disney cruise and it was not a great experience. My number one complaint surrounds the fact there is zero disclosure prior to buying your cruise ticket that children under 3 will not be able to play in the pool or ... Read more
agbells
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
we have a 2 yr old and would also love to have a getaway ..so what did we decide on? what better vacation than a cruise?! With a toddler in tow, we knew we wanted something convenient and easy travel. Therefore we decided on a cruise. ... Read more
Torontomaxie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Arrived at the port about 45 minutes before our on boarding time. Perfect timing! Our slot was called as we arrived to upper level. No real lines or wait. It was amazing! We brought 2 bottles of wine and a 6 pack of beer to enjoy during ... Read more
m2inus
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
23 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise on Disney. We have done several on Royal Caribbean, plus a few on Carnival, Princess and Norwegian. My wife and I took our 3.5 yr. old daughter along. She loved it. Overall it was a great trip, so see below ... Read more
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