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3 Disney Romantic Cruise Reviews

We booked a Disney cruise after speaking to several people that have taken them and after reading reviews. We booked a 1 bedroom concierge suite which was great but not worth the extra charge. Checkin at Port Canaveral was at the ... Read More
We booked a Disney cruise after speaking to several people that have taken them and after reading reviews. We booked a 1 bedroom concierge suite which was great but not worth the extra charge. Checkin at Port Canaveral was at the "Concierge Desk" but it still took about 20 minutes. They then walked us to our deck and were told the room was ready. Our room 11008 had 2 full bathrooms, a dining area, a huge jetted tub, a nice size balcony and 2 TV's. The balcony was very noisy with kids running around above, below and beside us. We ate all three dinners in the formal dining rooms and should have gone to the fast food areas. The dining room food was terrible and there was NO..I repeat NO lobster. Out of 8 cruises (first on DCL) this was the very first time lobster was not served. We were very disappointed to say the least as were others around us. Our advise is to skip the formal dining rooms. Went to 2 of the 3 shows onboard. GREAT! Dont miss them and we recommend enter the theater from deck 4 and sit in the balcony. Popcorn was 3.50 a bag... There was a small pool area for adults only but it was not very appealing as the view was not very good from it. We spent most of our sundeck time on the forward deck 12 which was very nice. There was a small waterfall area there to cool off. Also plenty of towels so dont worry about bringing your own. The private island adult area was spectacular. Lots of chairs and umbrellas. The water was beautiful and the BBQ was just ok. Our advise is to take the kids on a DCL cruise but if you want a nice peaceful time take a different cruise line. ALso, if you take a cruise for the food....pass on DCL. Im sorry this is a pretty negative review but I guess my expectations were just too high. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
That being said, the adults that are bringing the kids are probably going to be disappointed. The focus of a cruise is itinerary, food and entertainment. Since we are a slightly mature couple couple, I will give the entertainment ... Read More
That being said, the adults that are bringing the kids are probably going to be disappointed. The focus of a cruise is itinerary, food and entertainment. Since we are a slightly mature couple couple, I will give the entertainment a pass as we did not attend or participate in a lot of the shows or events that were mostly geared towards kids. We did however attend a couple of shows by the comedian/entertainer/juggler Michael Jolly and were very pleased with his performances! Also, Magic Dave's magic show was very good. We walked out of the Golden Mickey show as we thought it was pretty lame. It was intended for adults as well as children, but we just thought is was lacking in real entertainment. For a huge name like Disney, I expected a lot more. Another reason we chose this cruise was itinerary. Overall it was pretty good, at least there was a different port most days to break up the trip. They could have left Grenada off the schedule. There was a lot of poverty in Grenada and I do feel for the people that live under those conditions. I know there are very poor places in the world and suffering that goes along with it, but this was vacation and seeing the abject poverty up close did take away from "paradise". Next up is the food. This was one of the main reason we chose Disney. At some point in the past we heard the food was supposed to be great. In reality, it was overhyped, too salty, too sweet, overdone and bland! A huge disappointment considering you pay a premium for a Disney cruise. The fish was overcooked and dry everytime, so I just quite ordering it. What a waste of seafood. The soups were way oversalted when they didn't need to be. The worst part was the later evening places to grab a bite. I think the burgers were a 50/50 meat/fat mix...very poor quality. The fries were not very good either, but I did spy some good looking steak fries in the dining room. Should have ordered them. The pizza they offered was limp and tasteless. I can make pizza ten times better at home! In the dining room, the servers were nice, but towards the end of the cruise they were stressing the importance of leaving a good dining review. I did leave a good review of "the dining experience" on their form for the servers sake, but did not rate the food good because it wasn't. Disney could have better food, but it would cost them more and they obviously care more about profit than providing a really quality product. There were a couple of things wrong with our cabin. When you took a shower there was still some water still coming out of the tub spout, so our shower pressure wasn't very good. A couple of the electrical outlets were very loose and a plug would not stay in them. NEVER again! Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Two years ago we took a cruise to the Mediterranean in April 2010 on the same ship, the Disney Magic, and were pleasantly surprised at how well our allergies were taken into consideration. (I'm celiac & my husband is allergic to ... Read More
Two years ago we took a cruise to the Mediterranean in April 2010 on the same ship, the Disney Magic, and were pleasantly surprised at how well our allergies were taken into consideration. (I'm celiac & my husband is allergic to milk. We joke we're Jack Sprat and his wife.) However, in those 2 years, things have changed. The only place to get allergy free food when dining rooms are not open is now room service. And room service took an hour or more to deliver _and_ would only deliver to your room, so you had to sit and wait getting more hungry. Eventually, I decided it was easier to starve. I actually _lost_ four pounds on this cruise. How wrong is that? Secondly, we were not particularly impressed by the food at meal times. Unlike our last cruise, the chefs didn't bother to tell us when they couldn't do our choice. They just sent out something else, which was not always something we liked. The staff of the Disney Magic was superb and did the best they could under the circumstances. We had an unrelated problem with our room (the air conditioner wasn't working and the whole room smelled of locker room) and the staff was absolutely fabulous with their response, giving us another room that was HUGE. However, it seemed like they were laboring under institutional changes that made their ability to respond to our food needs harder, if not impossible. We sent a longer version of this review to the Disney cruise line and got back a "kiss off" form letter. Feeding an food allergy sufferers is not easy, we know. But, for the love of god, try some other cruise because Disney Cruise line has decided that they're not going to try to feed us anymore. Otherwise, the ship dearly needs to be refitted as it is rather run down. The staff were great and the ports were fun. However, I was so hungry that it was hard to enjoy it all. Moreover, the spa, while nice, seems to have gotten frenetic in trying to sell more services. Very, very expensive services with a 500% markup... Overall, we're not cruising with Disney again for a long time. Too bad as our first cruise was wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
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