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27 Disney Miami Cruise Reviews

I chose this cruise because it was something I always wanted to experience and so I took my 9 yr old grandson during Spring break from school. We love the Disney Parks and wanted to try to cruise. My husband, 23 yr old son, my grandson ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was something I always wanted to experience and so I took my 9 yr old grandson during Spring break from school. We love the Disney Parks and wanted to try to cruise. My husband, 23 yr old son, my grandson and myself were in stateroom 7536. My brother, sis in law and 18 yr old nephew were in 7520. We had a nice time all in all. There was a mishap on first night dinner in AP. We ordered steaks and my bro got a one inch piece of metal in his. He was chewing and after feeling it, he spit it out - thank goodness. The wait staff, chef and head waiter were very apologetic and I felt bad for the chef. He looked so upset and puzzled. It was a piece of metal from a wire brush that would be used to clean a grill. This could have ruined entire cruise if it had been swallowed. Like I said, they were very upset that this happened and I hope they do whatever they need to do to ensure this never happens again. Swallowing that could be fatal. At the very least would require surgery. We received Magical Memories certificates for our troubles. The ports were fine. Key West was nice. Nassau - been there, done that. Unless your doing a day at Atlantis, might be best to stay on the ship. Castaway Cay, was beautiful. The weather was great. The shows were awesome. Saw every one of them. They released END GAME on the ship and that was so fun. Disney details were the best. We enjoyed some late night trivia and juggling entertainment. The food was okay but nothing over the top. We didn't do Palo. We were very disappointed that Lumiere's did not offer any entertainment for dinner. AP and the Tangled restaurants did have lovely entertainment, but not Lumiere's. It was our last night's restaurant so we looked forward to some fun, but there was none to be had. The wait staff said they removed the Beauty and the Beast entertainment because it was frightening to the little ones. This is Disney and they could have done something else rather than nothing. So yeah that was disappointing. Would I do another Disney Cruise, possibly but not 100% yet. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We chose this cruise because we wanted to take our grandchildren with us. The crew stood out from the time we stepped on board. Our family was announced as we walked on board and cheered as we walked past. An issue was resolved with ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to take our grandchildren with us. The crew stood out from the time we stepped on board. Our family was announced as we walked on board and cheered as we walked past. An issue was resolved with grace and humor by the Guest Services people. Every member of the crew actually seemed happy to be there and doing what they were hired to do. I caught a crew member dancing to herself when no one else was looking. Especially accommodating were our dinner wait staff. Our main waiter, Ralph, and his assistant, Deddy, were quick, efficient and fun to be around. Our youngest, who is 9, ordered a lemonade at dinner the first night at dinner. She was shocked when she was brought a lemonade every night before she had a chance to ask. They showed some magic tricks as well as some mind-benders using crayons. They went with us each night even as we went to different dining rooms. This was a great idea as well. We had dinner in each of the 3 dining rooms. Each had something different to offer. Animator's Palate was adorned with screens on all the walls which had pencil drawings. As the night went on the screens changed to show how the characters were drawn. Finally, they went to color and became fully animated as Mickey entered the dining room. Rapunzel's Table was decorated as you might expect from the time period depicted in that fairy tale. A live show during dinner was also great for the kids. The number of children was much higher than on other cruises I've taken. This did cause some lines when characters came out to sign autographs. The outdoor evening events were when the number of children really was evident. The pool deck was wall to wall kids! The evening productions seemed to have just a little higher level of talent than most cruises I've been on. The changes in scenery along with the animation made the productions really stand out. Our grandkids really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the day in Castaway Cay. It was a great time for all. However, I would not go on it just as a couple. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
To be with grandkids I am disappointed with overcharging under gratuities and 30 minute massage. 63.29 tip for every activity including for a 6 dollars spent at laundry. Sand bar charge of 11.43 has a 53.28 tip. Oslo glass ... Read More
To be with grandkids I am disappointed with overcharging under gratuities and 30 minute massage. 63.29 tip for every activity including for a 6 dollars spent at laundry. Sand bar charge of 11.43 has a 53.28 tip. Oslo glass wine charge of 109.78 is excessive. This is all in addition to maximum tip I gave to server staff of three and to host who took care of our room. Unless I am mistaken, the charges are excessive compared to other cruise I have travelled with. Certainly makes me think twice before considering Disney cruise in fu. I cannot figure out why you want minimum of 150 words, perhaps a control issue. Kids enjoyed their interaction with Mickey and others. Food was good , staff appear to be happier compared to other cruises I have travelled with, perhaps a real feeling or good training. Some of the staff at guest services were not good at proper communication. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We Have cruised on all of the popular cruise lines and are Diamond Club members on Royal Caribbean. As a college student, I worked for three summers on Passenger Liners. Having five (5) grandchildren and a fortieth wedding anniversary, ... Read More
We Have cruised on all of the popular cruise lines and are Diamond Club members on Royal Caribbean. As a college student, I worked for three summers on Passenger Liners. Having five (5) grandchildren and a fortieth wedding anniversary, we were treated to a Disney Cruise by my daughter and her husband. This was my son-in-law's first cruise. My son and his family were also invited. The cabin, a suite, was very impressive (see below for further details). The Concierge staff was excellent. They couldn't do enough. The Concierge lounge had a very good selection of light foods and drinks. The regular dining rooms were a big disappointment. For the price of this cruise, the dinners were average. The first night, we were unable to cut the steaks. We tried two different types. For some reason, the Lumiere Dining Room had somewhat better food. The service in the dining rooms was very good. The Fee Dining Restaurant, Palo, was superb. The food was delicious and the service was excellent ( they refused a separate gratuity). The Gym had excellent equipment and a very attentive staff. However, whenever I went, it was practically empty. The outside deck (4?) was made of wood and a favorite place to walk or run. My grandchildren loved the Disney characters and shows. My daughter thought that the Musicals were "Broadway Quality." The entertainment was not geared to adults. Disney Cay was the best of the private islands that we have visited. The cabana was very worthwhile. The Barbecue was your usual cruise line fare. I have been visiting Nassau for 50 years. Bay Street needs some improvement. Atlantis has become a "city" and isn't the luxury resort that it used to be. My grandchildren liked the water park there. Key West has become very commercial. Docking at the Naval Base is like being in a separate country. You are not allowed to walk around and they check you when enter on the shuttle. Docking downtown is preferable. The Service was top flight. Despite being 20 years old, the ship was spotless. Embarkation and Disembarkation were very smooth and efficient. My grandchildren loved this cruise: The food, entertainment and the Disney Characters. The oldest's (5) favorite place was the Concierge Lounge. Even the one year old missed the cruise. As a Group, we had a wonderful time (due to the children). We would consider going again; if they improved the food, added entertainment for grown-ups and they moved one of their other ships to Miami. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We had concierge suite 8582 and it was the most beautiful suite we have ever seen or stayed in. It was impeccably clean and and kept that way all 5 days. There was never a disappointment with the turn-down service or anything else related ... Read More
We had concierge suite 8582 and it was the most beautiful suite we have ever seen or stayed in. It was impeccably clean and and kept that way all 5 days. There was never a disappointment with the turn-down service or anything else related to the stateroom. If you are fortunate enough to have Andrae as your wait service staff in the dining rooms you will never be disappointed. He made our granddaughter feel special and, for us, that's what we were looking for. He is such a hard worker and it is apparent that he strives to make you leave the dining room happier than when you came in. All of the food we had was just out of this world. Speaking of happy; Andy from concierge was SO amazing! I wish I could remember the names of the young ladies in concierge because they were all so happy and willing to assist in any way they could to make you feel like you were the only people on that ship. I don't understand how they did that with 2,000 other people on it, but they did! Again...Andy, ladies, I can't thank you enough for making this first Disney Cruise for us so special. Rina from the spa, thank you for giving me the most relaxing 2 hours I've had in a long time. Ladies, I recommend you write her name down and make an appointment with her as soon as you board the ship. Her skills are amazing and she makes you feel like you've known her forever. There are two reasons I didn't give this experience 5 stars. The first is the character experience. I wish they could figure out a way to make the characters more accessible to the kids. With so many people, the lines were a mile long. The second reason is the swimming pools. There were so many people in the swimming pools that it was a place to get wet but no room to swim around. Kids were wall to wall. I don't know how it could be improved though. Neither of these things kept us from having an exceptional vacation. There is so much to do on the ship. My granddaughter LOVED the Royal Tea with the princesses. Please book ahead. It is an amazing experience...and bring your princess dress! Disney does such a great job making your little princes and princesses feel special. One can tell that a lot of thought goes into the experience for them. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Departing from Miami versus Galveston was a pleasure. Lots of new things to try and a great area to temp your taste buds with Cuban cuisine at its best. We stayed in a deluxe ocean view cabin room. It gave plenty of dresser space but ... Read More
Departing from Miami versus Galveston was a pleasure. Lots of new things to try and a great area to temp your taste buds with Cuban cuisine at its best. We stayed in a deluxe ocean view cabin room. It gave plenty of dresser space but not much to walk around for a family of 4. Truly nothing more was expected. The room had a small tub which made it easy to attend to an infant. The only problem with the cabin was the air went out a couple times and it took a while to fix. Luckily this happened while we were out and about. The downside is if it hadn’t been fixed there were no other rooms available. My chikdren from the 8 year old to the 12 year old loved it. There was not a moment either was bored, complaining, or fingthung. The live entertainment was very Disneyesque and well suited for Kids and adults of all ages. The pool to me is a past time for itty bitty ones so I didn’t find it small since I don’t have an itty bitty. The boys got in on their own while watching a show that was out on. They really enjoyed that along with playin on the slides on the kiddie pool which gave them just enough splash time. A couple mentioned: The spa area is lovely but the staff can be rude. My husband slipped and cut himself and they did nothing much to help. 3rd cruise with Disney and we had a minor problem with checking our. Onboard credits which had been posted and seen there hadn’t picked up. There was a mention or note about them but since they couldn’t actually see the receipt they demanded for us to pay before leaving without verifying any info as requested. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We just returned from a 5 Day Cruise on the Disney Magic. We departed from Port of Miami. Ports visited were Cozumel and CastawayCay. We had stateroom 2550. The cabin was nice and quite. I really liked the 2 “room” bathroom. ... Read More
We just returned from a 5 Day Cruise on the Disney Magic. We departed from Port of Miami. Ports visited were Cozumel and CastawayCay. We had stateroom 2550. The cabin was nice and quite. I really liked the 2 “room” bathroom. With 3 girls ....having the toilet and shower/bathtub in separate rooms was very convenient. The mattress were fairly comfortable. I do believe it’s about time for these mattresses to be replaced. Our stateroom host was great. He couldn’t do enough for us. My granddaughters (8 and 10) loved everything! The kids club (Oceaneers) was a favorite. They could check themselves into the club, and I would pick them up. They enjoyed the musical productions at the end of the day, too. These were well done. The girls loved dressing up on pirates night! (Bring your own costumes. Buying these on the ship are quite expensive). They also loved dressing up in princess dresses, which we bought before we packed for the cruise. We signed up - online - (a few weeks before leaving on the cruise) for ticketed Disney Character events. Do this as early as you can as they “sell” out. These events are free, but you have to sign up. Also we had fun with the Marvel Day-at Sea. Heads up - Since this is basically, just one day, the lines get very long ( hour wait) to meet Capt America and Thor! While we were waiting to get onto the ship, we were given a letter, informing us that the Mexican government recently lifted a tourist warning on traveling between the Cancun area and Cozumel. Nevertheless, Disney was cautiously avoiding excursions across this area. This made me very nervous about doing a reserved snorkeling excursion in Cozumel, so I cancelled it. We did a little shopping in Cozumel...a little overwhelming for an 8 and 10 year old due to lots a cigar smoking and salesmen calling out to us to buy their goods. Not much fun for us. Castaway Cay was a nice break. The captain couldn’t get the ship docked until about noon ( rough seas ) so we only had snacks offered on the island. We had Fun snorkeling (although not much aquatic life to see) . The girls felt comfortable in the floatation vests offered by Disney. We brought our own snorkeling gear since it ran about $100 for the 3 of us to rent them. We loved renting bikes ($10 each) and biking around the island. It was a great way to see the island and the beautiful ocean scenes. Bottom line, the girls had a blast on the cruise! And I loved seeing their joy and excitement. It was nonstop excitement over meeting Disney characters, nonstop high energy throughout the ship! I could hear young moms expressing exhaustion about day 3! My girls loved the pool area, even though the pool looked like a can of packed sardines....so crowded! My only complaint was the quality of the food. Given the price of a Disney Cruise, Disney should definitely improve on their cuisine! I heard multiple passengers complaining. The recent cruises I’ve done on - Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Holland America; all had far superior cuisine to Disney. My girls weren’t too disappointed because all they cared about were the free ice cream cones and room service delivered cookies and milk at the end of the day. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I had heard such wonderful things about Disney cruises so wanted to give them a try. As far as cruise ships go, it was a nice ship, but not any more special than other cruise ships. The extras of Disney are the quality shows in the evening ... Read More
I had heard such wonderful things about Disney cruises so wanted to give them a try. As far as cruise ships go, it was a nice ship, but not any more special than other cruise ships. The extras of Disney are the quality shows in the evening and the personal touch they give like the announcement when you board the ship. The negatives are that the pool is extremely small and the waterslides are just okay. There was no rock wall or extra activities such as a mini golf course as are on other ships. It is the best bet if you are looking for character interaction for your children. Embarkation went well, but the disembarkation was not smooth at all. It turned into a free for all after breakfast and the lines were crazy long. People were cranky having to wait. I prefer other times where each color is called at a certain time. Overall a nice time and would consider going again for the kids. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Last year we sailed the Disney Dream and loved it. This year we decided to try the Disney Magic. The Magic is a smaller and older ship. It is showing some signs of wear, but overall is well maintained and clean. For what it's worth, ... Read More
Last year we sailed the Disney Dream and loved it. This year we decided to try the Disney Magic. The Magic is a smaller and older ship. It is showing some signs of wear, but overall is well maintained and clean. For what it's worth, we were told it is going into dry dock soon for some maintenance and updates. As a smaller ship, it was really easy to get around. The midship elevators could get a bit crowded but forward and aft were usually quick moving and often times we had an elevator to ourselves. The only time there was a really long wait for elevators was right after a major event (the pirate party etc). We were always able to find a seat near the pool and at the buffet. Restaurants were good. The buffet was always well stocked for breakfast and lunch. It was typical buffet food and plenty filling and satisfying. The poolside restaurants offered good food (burgers, pizza etc), and room service was prompt. The main dining restaurants were great as well. We were the last cruise to eat at Carioca's. It is being reworked into a Tangled themed restaurant now. Animator's Palette on the Magic is amazing (better than the one on the Dream in my opinion). Lumier's was probably my least favorite in regards to theme but the food was good. Our dinner staff was great. They always had a positive attitude and were willing to go the extra mile to make our meals the best they could be. They even entertained our children making hats and doing magic tricks. We splurged for Concierge this trip and it was well worth it. The Concierge team was top of the line, super friendly and full of energy. They truly made our trip magical. Andy and Kemisha were the greatest. They are gems and I hope Disney truly appreciates them, their customer service skills and their dedication. I hope to sail with them again sometime and wish them all the best. They deserve it! They define what customer service should be. The second we stepped off the ship to head home, we missed them. Ports were good. Key West was beautiful. We didn't do an excursion. We opted to walk around and explore on our own, which was economical and worked out well. We stayed on the ship when it was docked at Nassau and had a Cabana at Castaway Cay. Overall it was a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I expected my first Disney cruise to blow me away. The dinner service was so lacking that it colored my whole cruise. My paid for birthday cake for my special birthday which was not delivered on the correct evening was so disappointing. ... Read More
I expected my first Disney cruise to blow me away. The dinner service was so lacking that it colored my whole cruise. My paid for birthday cake for my special birthday which was not delivered on the correct evening was so disappointing. That colored my feelings for the cruise too. However, the evening shows were wonderful, the Concierges were wonderful and the Concierge Lounge was wonderful, with great coffee and Afternoon tea too. Pirate Night was excellent fun. The ticketed meet and greets were very easy to do and fun. My Concierge cabin was very noisy, above us and inside the cabin it creaked. The mattress dips a bit too much and some drawers stick. However, there was lots of room in our cabin. The school age kids couldn't find anything they wanted to buy in the gift shop with the gift cards I gave them. There wasn't a big selection in the gift shops on board. If my kids wanted to go on a Disney cruise again, I would go with them if they wanted me, but I wouldn't choose to go on another one. I like other cruise lines better. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
First cruise (with husband & 8 year old son). The size of the ship was perfect. Big enough to explore but small enough to quickly get to anywhere we needed to go. Very quick tendering in Grand Cayman and embarkation and disembarkation ... Read More
First cruise (with husband & 8 year old son). The size of the ship was perfect. Big enough to explore but small enough to quickly get to anywhere we needed to go. Very quick tendering in Grand Cayman and embarkation and disembarkation were very efficient. I don't think that we would enjoy a larger ship but smaller ships geared for families seem to be a rarity these days, The service on board was excellent and the ship was well run. Ralph, our Server at dinner, was a joy and we loved seeing him at the end of every day. My son only liked a few of the activities in the kids clubs and was not interested in spending a lot of time there. His favorite things were Foosball, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Basketball and room service. We certainly don't need to pay Disney prices to enjoy those! The stage shows were outstanding. The size and layout of our stateroom (6008) was great for us. Castaway Cay was cancelled since high winds prevented the ship from docking. I knew there was a chance of this happening based on other reviews so I prepared my family for it in advance. Perhaps this stop would have made me a Disney Cruise convert but without it we struggled to find interesting things to do with another day at sea. Back to back days at sea are not for us. I am relieved that we were able to tender at Grand Cayman and the local excursion we booked independently (Acquarius Sea Tours) was the highlight of our trip. As much as I would like to see if Castaway Cay is a standout feature of a Disney Cruise, I don't trust that we would get to see it if we booked another cruise so I will be looking at cruise lines that go to ports with easier access/docking. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We were on 2 back to back cruses, 4night, and 5 night, ending Feb 3-17. We were on bioard quickly which was nice, mom needs a handicapped room, 6654 so that one was big and the balcony was incredible. My one least favorite part was ... Read More
We were on 2 back to back cruses, 4night, and 5 night, ending Feb 3-17. We were on bioard quickly which was nice, mom needs a handicapped room, 6654 so that one was big and the balcony was incredible. My one least favorite part was the public washrooms, they were extremely cold & uncomfortable, Like going to an outhouse, wasn't very pleasant. Also the buena vista theatre was frigid as well, not sure about that Food was fair, nothing special, The service was incredible! The magic is a carbon copy of the wonder, which I've also been on so it makes getting around easy. My family mostly do trivia, which we do very well at. Our ports were fun, sunny & gorgeous which I loved. Miami when we arrived for the 2nd cruise was rainy but thats ok. Disembarkation went well, despite the back to back day, which went for hours because of Trump, yay him! Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
The cruise was a great experience overall. My husband and two daughters loved it. We went with the grandparents, uncles and cousins. The entertainment on board is the best. Don't miss any shows at the big theater. Our 5 year old ... Read More
The cruise was a great experience overall. My husband and two daughters loved it. We went with the grandparents, uncles and cousins. The entertainment on board is the best. Don't miss any shows at the big theater. Our 5 year old loved the Oceanears Club, our almost 3 years old couldn't join the children areas unattended, just with us during the Open Houses... that was a little problem because she always wanted to enter with her big sister, she had to go to the nursery that is a zone for babies and has some toys... she didn't love that but she went once. She isn't potty trained so she couldn't go into the pools, but she stayed at the splashes and love it! There is no place to sit at the kids zone splashes, so you get really tired after 1h watching them run over the small space; I would recommend to the Cruise Line to add a sitting area for parents. You can see some areas of the rugs and the cabin that have beed used a lot. Some areas need new rugs. The adults only places are great. This a family vacation for all ages, young, teens, singles, fathers, grandparents.... And don't expect to see the Disney characters all day long, they do short appearances, so you have to go when they are schedule for the picture and greeting. I thought after this trip we would be sick of Mickey, but no!!!! You have the right amount of Disney's characters! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
The ship was amazing and very clean. There was always a seat available when you went to the buffet or pool deck, even though the ship was totally full. There were tons of Disney characters around the ship, but even when you reserved ... Read More
The ship was amazing and very clean. There was always a seat available when you went to the buffet or pool deck, even though the ship was totally full. There were tons of Disney characters around the ship, but even when you reserved tickets to go see them, they seemed very rushed and didn't give the kids more then a few seconds each. Our cabin and stateroom were amazing. We had a balcony room, midship. The kids only clubs were a great escape for the kids (and us) and I didn't have a single worry when the kids were in there. One thing that really surprised me is that the buffet at Cabanas was better than most seatings we had at supper. Our dining servers were fantastic, or as our server would say, "excellent". The theater shows were phenomenal and our children (ages 6 & 8) were so into them through the duration of the shows. Embarking and disembarking were fairly routine as far as cruises go, I have no complaints on this particular topic. We were on the ship in less than an hour and a half and were off the ship in the same amount of time. There were many activities on board that just happened, and the kids would get out of the pool to participate or get up from their chairs to see what was going on. When the kids were in the kids club, we took full advantage of the quiet cove for parents only. It was a peaceful and not crowded at all. The on deck baristas were right on cue as well, especially if they saw you without your children! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
This cruise was just a little get away - just my sister and I - we are in our 50's. This was my 24th cruise- have been on Princess, NCL, Royal Caribbean and Disney before. We booked a 1 bedroom concierge suite - and I have ... Read More
This cruise was just a little get away - just my sister and I - we are in our 50's. This was my 24th cruise- have been on Princess, NCL, Royal Caribbean and Disney before. We booked a 1 bedroom concierge suite - and I have absolutely no complaints about the suite. It was amazing. And the level of service with the concierge is great - we had Joanne and she couldn't do enough for us. We enjoyed our free drinks and appetizers in the concierge lounge every night after dinner and all the "extra's" that come with the suite. Dining- we were able to book the Brunch at Palo - and I can't say enough good things about it. You really need to experience this - (no children allowed) - the food was amazing. I was not impressed with the dining room selections - this is our second Disney Cruise and I remember the food not being all that great on the first one. We ended up having dinner at Palo one night- and of course that was excellent. We booked a snorkeling trip in Cozumel, and it was very nice. And we rented the Wave Runners on Castaway Cay - which was also a lot of fun. Castaway Cay adult only beach is absolutely beautiful. The whole Island is kept perfectly manicured, clean, and plenty to do if you don't want to just relax. The Pirate Party was a little disappointing - we did dress up, but this is mostly for the little ones. However, the fireworks at the end were great! It was a great cruise- but we would probably not book with Disney again. Getting around with all the kids was a little overwhelming, especially since some parents just let them run wild without any supervision. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Just got back from a 5 day cruise that went to Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. There were 8 in our party (4 adults and 4 children (from 6-10 years of age). I have been on three previous Carnival Cruises in the past (even though I am a ... Read More
Just got back from a 5 day cruise that went to Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay. There were 8 in our party (4 adults and 4 children (from 6-10 years of age). I have been on three previous Carnival Cruises in the past (even though I am a huge fan of Carnival, my wife wanted to do the Disney thing before the kids got to big) so now I can compare the two different cruise lines. Over all it was a very good cruise. Our inside cabin was very comfy, big enough for the 4 of us. The service on the sip was excellent and the night shows were amazing (best shows I've ever seen anywhere). One other positive factor about the Disney Wonder is it's size. It is not a huge ship (holds only about 2300 passengers). I was worry about this at first because it is a 17 year old ship, but it turned out to be ok. Because the ship was smaller there was not line ups which is not usual on a cruise ship. The biggest downfall of our Cruise were the buffets, especially the breakfast (which you could compare to a HO JO continental breakfast) It was the same everyday and not alot of selection (compared to Carnival Cruise Lines where the food selection is incredible). The dinner a la cartes were real good. Ports Of Call Our first stop was at Grand Cayman. We went to 7 Mile Beach... not a very good beach, not enough sand and way too many rocks. Our next stop was a Castaway Cay.... wonderful day spent at the beach, lots of activities for everyone, great location Overall, it was a good cruise, the kids loved all the characters, the weather was great and no one on our party got sick...not sure if I ever will do another Disney Cruise again though due to their high prices. I can do 2 cruises on Carnival for the price of 1 on Disney. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Our 5-day Disney cruise out of Miami was our first Disney cruise (we have been to parks twice and also sailed with Norwegian in the Mediterranean before we had our son) with our 8 year old son. We travelled with 2 other families (one with ... Read More
Our 5-day Disney cruise out of Miami was our first Disney cruise (we have been to parks twice and also sailed with Norwegian in the Mediterranean before we had our son) with our 8 year old son. We travelled with 2 other families (one with an adjoining room) - one had 2 boys (9 and 5) and the other had a 4 year old girl. We stayed in stateroom 7540/7542 (adjoining) and our other friends stayed in 7568. I will start off by saying that our rooms were in an excellent location - just 2 short flights below the arcade and one of the family pools (also close to the adult only pool) and 2 flights above the kids club area. The rooms were fabulous - no complaints at all, except that adjoining rooms should have adjoining balconies - when the kids are asleep and adults want to enjoy a quiet glass of wine on the balcony is one of the main reasons for 2 families to share adjoining rooms (IMO)....so we moved the 2 chairs to one balcony for a tight (but quaint) arrangement of 4 chairs on one balcony. The activities were plentiful, the service was great. Port excursions were hit and miss - we did our own thing in Cozumel (mistake!) and of course Castaway Cay was FABULOUS. We almost didn't make it in due to high winds/currents, but the captain got us in - better late than never! We were only disappointed once when picking up our boys when the club staff allowed them to stay in front of the computer for 3 hours straight...yes, it's what they would have wanted to do ... yes, it's vacation for them too .... but I kind of expected that ECE's would have encouraged more interactive play at some point during the evening. We ended up feeling a bit guilty about enjoying our evening out to Palo (which was totally amazing). We had the earlier dining time (5:45) and found that we didn't miss out on anything - some of the evenings were later for the kids if we went to the shows, etc., but that would be the same if we had a later seating anyway. Food was amazing, except for the pirate dress-up night (kind of average). If you can try to arrange it so that you are at one of the more casual restaurants (Parrot Cay) that night, you won't miss out on the Triton's or Animator's Palate menus. We had breakfast at the buffet, Parrot Cay, and at Triton's to experience all 3 venues. Our 8 year old son preferred to choose his own food cafeteria style, but we appreciated the more peaceful Triton breakfast. All 3 families agreed that the standard tipping that is added to our bill was quite sufficient for the trip - we didn't tip over and above the standard gratuity that is automatically added on for the staff...unless it was for room service (which we ordered each morning) or for service by the poolside. The whole tipping phenomenon onboard is a bit convoluted. You really have to think about this - we found it a bit stressful. Now, the downside....the coffee. OMG. It was terrible. First of all - we all felt that if you ordered a cappuccino or latte at the end of your meal, it should be complimentary - we paid approx. $4 US every time - and it was not good. I can't believe Disney has not improved their coffee service on cruise ships. Second negative point is that they really try hard on the first day to sell unsuspecting newbies bottled water packages. Just bring your own water bottle and refill it at the 24 hour self-serve water/beverage station. The elevators were also very unique. There are 2 sets of 2 elevators in the fore/aft main core. If you press the up/down button, the elevator door could open anywhere and you basically have to sprint to get there on time before the door shuts. That's if other guests haven't gotten there first. They are pretty small so one stroller and a couple of parents later and it's full. We took the stairs a lot. The internet was very expensive. Prepare to spend an additional $1000 US while onboard. We are not big drinkers, but with our internet package, occasional drinks, some souvenirs, cappuccinos each morning, arcade credits and a wine package at meals (we had our own wine in our rooms but could only drink it there), each family spent an additional $1000. None of us purchased additional pictures. We also didn't purchase an excursion through Disney except for bikes and floats at Castaway Cay. Disembarkation was smooth and uneventful - except that we had a special Arial tag to get us to the airport earlier due to an early flight and our friends (with normal tinker bell tags) got their bags before we did. All in all - we had a great time - our son really loved it and we found it less exhausting than the parks. We would go again (and would choose the smaller ships like Wonder/Magic), but would need to wrap our heads around the cost and perhaps detox ourselves off coffee before we sail! Enjoy your cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
DH and I made this our 6th DCL cruise on Magic Dec. 23 - 27. It was just the two of us and as a couple who usually travels with others or MANY others, this was a nice reprieve. Here is a few thoughts... In no order whatsoever!! The ... Read More
DH and I made this our 6th DCL cruise on Magic Dec. 23 - 27. It was just the two of us and as a couple who usually travels with others or MANY others, this was a nice reprieve. Here is a few thoughts... In no order whatsoever!! The ship is lovely. I didn't find it run down, worn or full of strange smells. The crew is VERY proud of their ship and will continually tell you it is the BEST. The Christmas decorations were perfect, not too much and never in your face. Classic and beautiful. Palo is a must do. We did dinner and brunch and will never miss either, if we can help it!! Lamb at dinner is phenomenal as were the lobster pasta, mushroom risotto and the beef tenderloin. At brunch, the chicken parm is a big hit but the frittata is also excellent. Skip the desserts and go back for the sticky cinnamon rolls. Yummy. Jane was our server both times (by request for brunch after dinner!!) and she was superb. The adult entertainment is seriously lacking. While Jo the Entertainment host tries super hard and the games/game shows are fun and well organized, the actual entertainment for adults is sad. The magician was downright bad and the musicians certainly aren't stellar. Entertainment aboard other ships is FAR superior. However, Tangled is the BEST SHOW I have ever seen onboard a ship. Hopefully this is the future of DCL entertainment. Castaway is as always, beautiful. We had a cabana this time for the 2 of us. I know, excessive. And while it was pampering at its finest and comes with some lovely perks, it just isn't necessary. Ran the 5k and we did a bike ride for the first time as well and really enjoyed it. Lunch was good but nothing special about it. Had several frozen drinks which are always good and enjoyed the fantastic weather. Unseasonably warm winter was fine with us!! The low tide mid day made for some cool sand bar experiences on Serenity. Key West. We went to Blue Heaven for breakfast and had lobster eggs benny, shrimp omelet and key lime pie. All 3 were stellar. This is a must do for breakfast lovers, seafood lovers and key lime pie lovers. IT WAS AWESOME. Get there early, it gets packed. We then went to Hemingway house and did the tour. A great stop and we aren't big readers but it was interesting and fun. Great guide too. Worth the price of admission to see the 6 toed cats. Walked every inch of Key West after that...saw the southern most point and the cemetery. Both are skips in my opinion. Missed Truman Home...next time. Stopped at B.O's fish wagon and split a fried grouper sandwich. Good but not great. Another skip if ya ask me. Christmas Day!! We had a special dinner menu and the Chilean Sea Bass on that menu was the best entrée item I have ever had in a MDR. We played bingo 3 times and won twice!!, saw Star Wars in 3D and Bridge of Spies. We had a great time...feel free to ask questions. We stayed 3 nights prior to the cruise in Ft Lauderdale. We did a Segway tour there, enjoyed the beaches, shops and restaurants. Wasn't impressed with Las Olas and nightlife is a snore. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
First of all, our transfer representative from Miami airport was not where she was supposed to meet us. (Baggage carousel). The worst part was that the employee told her supervisor that SHE was there and we were not. This was an outright ... Read More
First of all, our transfer representative from Miami airport was not where she was supposed to meet us. (Baggage carousel). The worst part was that the employee told her supervisor that SHE was there and we were not. This was an outright lie! Yes, she was some place at the airport, I assume, maybe, but not where she was supposed to meet us. I was on the telephone for 30 minutes with her supervisor who kept telling me that the employee who was supposed to meet us was there but she wasn't! Then of course, apologies that sounded quite bogus. ("I was meeting someone else whose flight was late." If this was true she should have told this to her supervisor who told us otherwise.) Next issue was the Nassau Paradise Island Excursion. Granted we were late to land because of bad weather. However, for the price, I recommend, don't bother. The boat is nicer and you already paid a fortune for it. Don't bother to go to the Adventureland. It is at least a 1 mile walk from where they drop you off to the pool area and the excursion people were extremely disorganized. If you have ever been to an average indoor or outdoor water park, you will be disappointed in this one. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Ok, the good stuff. Like any cruise I have ever been on (Raddisson, Celebrity), the food was plentiful and very good. Kids loved it. We didn't go to the adult only anything because I was with my mom, my kids and grandkids. The wait staff was excellent and made it clear that they aimed to please. They even cut up the kids food! Room was very nice except for the location. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
We live in Florida, so Disney in general is no big deal to us. Don't get me wrong, Disney does what they do very well, and if you're a Disney fan, you should definitely try one of their cruises, if you can afford it. We tend to ... Read More
We live in Florida, so Disney in general is no big deal to us. Don't get me wrong, Disney does what they do very well, and if you're a Disney fan, you should definitely try one of their cruises, if you can afford it. We tend to go for the more economical cruises but decided to bite the almost $2k bullet because two of our daughters had been on a Disney cruise two years ago, raved about it, and invited us to join them on this one. From the getgo, Disney makes you feel special and whether you're a fan or not, you can't argue with the overall quality and attention to detail that are Disney hallmarks. Embarkation was very smooth, we had minimal waiting and were able to board and enjoy the amazing buffet lunch, including something I enjoyed almost every day: large, fresh boiled peel & eat shrimp and crab claws. I mean, if food is your thing on cruises (and who doesn't go for the food, c'mon?!), then you will not be disappointed. There was nothing mediocre about the food anywhere on this cruise and after a recent very underwhelming experience on Carnival, the Disney Magic and her dining rooms and other dining options did not disappoint at all. The choices are abundant, fresh, and we hardly ever had much of a wait in line. This cruise was the weekend before Thanksgiving, so the cruise was dubbed a "Very Merry" time and the ship was totally decked out, including a tree in the lobby that spanned three decks. And a life-sized real gingerbread house. There was truly a holiday spirit everywhere. Santa showed up one evening, there was an opportunity to make our own gingerbread houses, with help from one of the chefs, and even snow in the lobby and of course, free hot chocolate! Like I said, Disney knows how to entertain. The shows on board were some of the best I've ever seen on any cruise, period. I mean, when you come away from a production with tears in your eyes, you know they've done something right. In addition to the live shows every evening, there were first run movies in the theater, so you weren't just at the mercy of tired reruns on your TV. There were also movies running on the giant screen on the pool deck, although they were mostly cartoons, for obvious reasons - kids. So if you don't enjoy being around kids - LOTS of them - then you probably shouldn't consider a Disney cruise. We were with 5 of our 12 grandkids, so in general, we were ok, but there were definitely kids everywhere. I mean, it IS a Disney cruise. There is an "adults only" area at the front of the ship which was fairly kid-free, but otherwise, you just have to be prepared for lots of munchkins everywhere you go. Our ports were Grand Cayman & Disney's island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Both stops were outstanding. We booked a non-ship tour of the turtle farm in GC, I highly recommend it. On the private island, there is plenty to see & do that does not require a shore excursion expense and even though we had rather ugly weather for that stop (a bad storm had come thru the night before and dropped temps quite a bit), we still enjoyed ourselves very much. My only complaint overall was the size of the bathroom in our cabin (we were on Deck 7, inside aft). My knees literally bumped the tub when I was sitting on the toilet and there is NO way more than one person could be in there at any time. One plus, though, was the tub, which was nicer than the walkin showers on most ships, which usually leads to lots of water on the floor, no matter how careful you are. One other negative in my eyes was debarkation. While we did enjoy a nice breakfast in the dining room (at the suggestion of our head waiter on our last night & we were glad we did, saved us time hunting for something for the little ones one we got to the cars!), we ended up standing in a rather slow moving queue for longer than I think would have been needed if they had handled it a little differently. Our overall experience with service on this cruise was above & beyond, which is what you'd expect from Disney. We especially enjoyed our waiters and the process of changing dining rooms each night, but retaining your same wait staff, actually works very well and gives you a great and varied dining experience. We did not try the "pay for it" dining room, but one of our daughters & her husband did and thoroughly enjoyed it. So overall, we enjoyed ourselves, and would do it again if a family opportunity presented itself. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
I sailed on the Disney Magic to Cozumel and Castaway Cay on 11/15 with my husband and kids. I want to say, first of all, this was not a bad cruise in any way. I was not as impressed with the Disney Magic as I thought I was going to be. ... Read More
I sailed on the Disney Magic to Cozumel and Castaway Cay on 11/15 with my husband and kids. I want to say, first of all, this was not a bad cruise in any way. I was not as impressed with the Disney Magic as I thought I was going to be. When my husband booked this cruise for us, I had thoughts of walking on to the ship and just being blown away. That was not the case. The sum of my review is this - it was fun, it was a good first cruise for my kids and a good first family cruise for me, but I wouldn't pay full price for another Disney cruise. Pros: Embarkation was surprisingly smooth, compared to experiences with RCCL and CCL. It didn't take any time at all to get through the line and get our Key To The World cards. We had a check in time of 1230 and I think we were there right on time. We spent a total of maybe 10 minutes getting checked in. Debarkation was very smooth as well, except Disney has not done a very good job of informing the staff of the Magic on how debarkation takes place. My husband asked the night prior to getting off the ship how it worked. He was told that once we were finished with breakfast, we were able to get off the ship. We actually found out, during breakfast debarkation morning, that you had to wait for your character tag and color to be called. We would not have rushed through breakfast had we been provided accurate information. Also, the information we received with the character tags did not indicate how the debarkation process would go. Both embarkation and debarkation were very well executed and dropping off/picking up luggage was very good as well. The friendliness of the staff was incredible. We didn't have a single negative experience and a few members went above and beyond to ensure things were handled properly. We had a couple of stateroom issues that we notified our room steward about and she made sure they were not only fixed, but checked back with us multiple times to ensure they stayed corrected. Our wait staff in the dining rooms were wonderful and I would love to have them as my wait staff on any additional cruises I go on. The abundance of kids activities was amazing. My children are 3 and 9 and there was constantly things for them to do, even if just as simple as having time to run excess energy off in the Oceaneer's Club. While I'm not sure they participated in the organized activities, I was definitely impressed with not just the amount of activities but the fact that Disney went ahead and assigned the most appropriate age group to each activity. My 9 year old really enjoyed the creativity of the Oceaneer's Lab, whereas my 3 year old could have spent all day and all night in the Club. The food was excellent - the buffet and the restaurants. My husband and I both were most impressed with this aspect of the cruise. We also enjoyed the rotation between the dining establishments on the Magic. We did not eat at Palo, much to our disappointment. The breakfast buffet was very diverse and it was very easy to find things for my children, who are rather picky, to enjoy. I do believe my son's favorite food item was the Mickey waffles and the doughnuts. The one show we took in, Tangled: The Music, was AMAZING. It was simply one of the best theatre shows I think I've ever seen. The acting and the singing was spot on. We didn't make any of the other shows and I am deeply regretting the fact we did not see those as well. Cons: I think the biggest con I have about sailing on the Disney Magic is that for adults, it's a little bit on the boring side. I do understand the ship is geared towards kids and families, but unless you went to the movie theater or the Quiet Cove pool, there just was not much for adults to do. The decor of the ship was very bland. The Christmas decorations and the life size gingerbread house were top-notch, but the overall look of the interior was just rather plain. Definitely not a deterrent from cruising DCL again, but just something I happened to notice as we walked around the ship. The lines for the Character meets were incredibly long and if you wanted a good chance of meeting a certain character, you had to get there roughly a half hour before their showing time. The farther back in the line you were, it seemed as though the more rushed through the meet and photos you were. My son wanted to meet Sophia and by the time we made it to her in line, we were being rushed and I was only able to get a single photo. So, all in all, while it was a good experience, I just was not "wow'd" like I thought I would be onboard a Disney cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
WONDERFUL! What a great trip. I wanted to give this cruise 4 and a half stars but it would not let me. Let's start with the kids activities. The Oceaners Lab and Club were well run clean and the kids had a ball. They loved ... Read More
WONDERFUL! What a great trip. I wanted to give this cruise 4 and a half stars but it would not let me. Let's start with the kids activities. The Oceaners Lab and Club were well run clean and the kids had a ball. They loved going, my daughter who loves to play spent most of her time at the club while my son loves science and tech spent most of his time at the lab. The last night my daughter had a blast at the pajama party. When my son saw she had a pillow case we asked it he could get one and they gave him one even though we was at the lab during the party. The food in the dinning room was great. Our server and assistant at table 47 we the best. Knowing what we wanted and helping us celebrate. The buffet was ok not as good as I hoped. You have to dress up for the pirate party. even my grumpy father got into the action, and that says a lot! We had a swashbuckling good time. Castaway Cay was beautiful, clean and had the best buffet of the cruise. Pelican plunge was fun for the whole family. We enjoyed walking around the beaches, and could have spend several days there. Cabins were roomy. Nice to have to sinks but shower is very small and my six foot tall husband had a difficult time fitting in. Over all a fantastic trip. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
2014 Disney cruise December 11-17 On Thursday December 11, 2014... A trip we booked in February 2013 was about to come to fruition. I love Disney and wanted to take a merry time cruise. So I booked a 5 day trip on the Disney wonder ... Read More
2014 Disney cruise December 11-17 On Thursday December 11, 2014... A trip we booked in February 2013 was about to come to fruition. I love Disney and wanted to take a merry time cruise. So I booked a 5 day trip on the Disney wonder leaving from Miami and stopping in Grand Cayman and Cozumel…. Two Caribbean islands we had not seen. We left stl 45 minutes late...at 5:15. We had first class seats on American Airlines. We had dinner and I watched the movie Tammy and Steve watched planet of the apes. Both were mediocre at best. We got to Miami and caught the shuttle to our hotel the Hilton Miami airport. It was a very nice hotel and we had a nice room overlooking the water...but we had two double beds. We got all settled in about 10 pm. We got up the next morning and Steve had a sore throat. We had free breakfast at the hotel. We walked around and took some pictures. We caught a shuttle to the port which was 15$ apiece. The wonder is a fairly small older ship. We checked in and went straight on board but we had to wait about thirty minutes to go to our room at 1:30 #6076. Our room is lovely....a 1 bedroom suite with veranda. ....very well appointed...lots of shelves, drawesr, and closet space. This is one area Disney exceeds the other cruise lines. Our room is clean...the room steward, Jhe Del Rosario does a great job...The ship is not pristine…because it is older...but it is clean and nice. We went to lunch at parrot cay...a buffet. Prior to boarding I had purchased a 5 day premium wine package, our excursions, and the photo package. We had a glass of wine with lunch...$9 apiece. We wanted to save our bottle for dinner. The ship is small and easy to navigate…..though the elevators are very small. We went to the sail away party at 5 and got another glass of wine. Our dinner time is 5:45....and our servers are Jane from the Philippines and Duran from Jamaica. We had dinner at Tritons....they put us at table 16 with a group of three older couples. Cassie and Jim who live in Wildwood Mo., Doug from Texas is here without his wife...she missed the ship....we are still trying to figure that one out….and Melody and Fred from Florida. Steve had Chateaubriand and I had duck. Following dinner...we got our pictures taken and we went to the show....all aboard. We enjoyed it. On Saturday, we had a day at sea....we had booked a champagne breakfast at Palo at 10 for $25 a piece. It was quite a spread and our waiter Justin from Tasmania was lovely. After brunch...we went to the pool. We moved several times trying to get chairs in the adult only section. We were finally able to do so about 1:00. We stayed by the pool until about 4. We came to the room and took a nap. Steve is getting sicker by the day. We got up at 5 showered and went to dinner at animator’s palette. Steve had red snapper and I had chicken. After dinner...we got pictures taken…even one with Captain Gus and then we went to the show the golden mickeys. It was wonderful! We got to bed about 9:30. On Sunday...we docked in Grand Cayman. We got up and had breakfast at parrot cay. We booked the submarine tour. We saw lots of fish, a ray and a turtle. We had lunch at Margaritaville... It was terrible. We finally got our pictures taken with some characters. I got a ticket for a meet and greet with the frozen princesses. Then we saw Donald, Minnie, Mickey, Peter Pan, and stitch. So it was good! We had dinner at animator’s palette again. We went to the pirate party. On Monday we docked in Cozumel. We went to the ruins…which was a wonderful tour with Sebastian. Steve bought me a shark figurine, necklace, bracelet and earrings made out of black coral. We then went to Playa Mia resort for some beach time. We got our pictures taken with some macaws and an orange iguana. We had dinner at parrot cay. I had chicken. Tuesday was a day at sea. We sat by the pool. We had dinner at palo for $25 a piece. We again had Justin from Tasmania as our waiter. We both had the beef ravioli. I will admit i was a bit disappointed in our dinner. It was good but nothing to rave about. I had the chocolate soufflé...and it was good but not as good as it was when we went to Palo on the Dream in 2012. After dinner...We went to the Disney Dreams show. It was excellent! Wednesday we had breakfast at Tritons and left the ship. We went to the airport. We flew first class and both watched the movie sex tapes…it was hilarious! We had dinner. We got home about 5:30. We had a wonderful time. Disney does a great job. I would certainly go on another Disney cruise. Of the three cruise lines we have sailed on...Disney, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. I would still rank Disney first. Next time....I think we might try Norwegian. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
This was, in fact, our 3rd time staying in Cabin #5134 on the lovely Disney Wonder. It's a great cabin, in a fabulous location, on a ship that still holds my heart. But if you'd asked me the last time I debarked what I'd ... Read More
This was, in fact, our 3rd time staying in Cabin #5134 on the lovely Disney Wonder. It's a great cabin, in a fabulous location, on a ship that still holds my heart. But if you'd asked me the last time I debarked what I'd rate it on a 1-to-10 scale? You would've heard the 10 before you finished. This time? I'd give it about a 7 1/2. If I were ranking it solely on the people? 10+ Our room steward Narisa was an angel in disguise. Our wait staff was beyond awesome. Pretty much everyone we met was wonderful this time around. But the poor Wonder. She needs the dry dock and updating badly. She's a bit scuffed up and creaky and starting to look like an old sea tramp rather than a grand lady of the waves! DCL is waiting too long since they won't refit her until she comes back from Alaska next summer. Not soon enough that we booked Disney for our family cruise up there in May. DCL has obviously had to cut a few corners the past few years. It's too bad. It is still the best familiy experience if you can afford it. But not so different that you wouldn't be willing to look at the competitors. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Overall the Disney Cruise was pretty good. I think we just expected a little more having been on 4 previous cruises (2 RCL and 2 Norwegian) . First, getting on the boat is the easiest and fastest of any Cruise we have been on. We were on ... Read More
Overall the Disney Cruise was pretty good. I think we just expected a little more having been on 4 previous cruises (2 RCL and 2 Norwegian) . First, getting on the boat is the easiest and fastest of any Cruise we have been on. We were on the boat less than 30 minutes from arriving to the Port. Very efficient. However, my first disappointment was there was no welcome drink, or even anyone asking you to buy a drink. I had to go to the pool bar to get one, as there were no waiters anywhere around on the pool deck - this was throughout the cruise - I guess they are not there to make money on alcohol, and if you want it, then they figure you will go get it ... Another downside - There was no 'Navigator' in the room the first day. We had to go down to Guest Services to get the Navigator so we could see what activities were on the boat that first day. We did receive the Navigator for every other day in our room. The shows were pretty good - 3 Disney Shows and 1 Magic Show - they were more for the kids, but still enjoyable. The Port Stops were good - Nassau was the same as any Nassau stop on any cruise. Key West caused a little headache, since the cruise went to the Bahamas first, you have to go through immigration on the boat before you can get off in Key West. Make sure you get in line early, and bring something to entertain your kids, as it's about a 20-30 minutes of standing in line to get the sticker on your Cruise Card - you can't get off the boat until you have this sticker. Their private island was very nice - nicer and bigger than the RCL Island we've been on, though we had a rainstorm at 11 AM for the rest of the day, so we didn't see everything. The Dining was pretty good. The meals were OK - I'd say 3-3.5 star - I think the food is better on other cruises - especially the deserts. Triton's and Animator's Palate had better food than the other Dining Room. Our waiters were fantastic though - they really made our experience at dinner enjoyable every night! Other disappointments included the lack of any party type atmosphere - even late night in the adults section there wasn't much going on for the adults, what was going on was pretty tame - not really any live music to just hang out and relax to - unless you like Disco - they did have some of that. Also they kept changing the movie schedule, we planned to watch Frozen at 5:30 on Friday, however due to rain they decided to change that to Thursday @ 2:30 PM, which we didn't make as we just watched a movie from 12-2 PM that day before they announced the change, and then changed the Friday Frozen movie to the movie we had just seen. So we never did get the see Frozen, which we really wanted to see. We did see Saving Mr Banks, which is a good movie. However, outside the theater they charge like $4 for popcorn - which comes out of a popcorn machine and probably cost them $0.30 ... that was a little cheesy. I also bought a beer, but then when out an hour into the movie to grab another, only to find the vendor had left. Getting off the boat was very easy as well. They give you an assigned early breakfast time in the place you had dinner the previous night (around 6:45-7 AM for first seating and 7:45-8 AM for 2nd seating). After that you simply just walk off the boat - took only minutes to get to our car in the garage. Overall it was a pretty good cruise, though I expected more in your face Disney. The boat was not has bright colored as I expected and unless you looked at the Navigator for the exact time/location of the charectors, you would not generally see any of them around the boat. It was nice to go on a Disney Cruise once, we did go with our 5 year old nephew - but I don't see us paying the money for another Disney Cruise in the future.   Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
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