8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We chose this cruise with our adult daughter and her husband and some of his family. They are platinum Disney cruisers, we had a total of eleven people. In the past we felt that Disney was overpriced; WOW, were we wrong. The room was ... Read More
We chose this cruise with our adult daughter and her husband and some of his family. They are platinum Disney cruisers, we had a total of eleven people. In the past we felt that Disney was overpriced; WOW, were we wrong. The room was spacious, and the extended balconies were great, opened for our four families to enjoy outdoor space together. We took our six year old grandson for his first cruise. The last night he stated he wants to go on another cruise for ten weeks!!! Cannot say enough about the kids club and activities, as there was always something going on for the children. There is also attention to detail for adults. Separate areas as well as adult pools to be away from children if you so choose. The food was amazing. The Cabanas-buffets were awesome with a huge variety of choices. Dinners were exquisite, but also dote on the children. You change dining rooms daily but you wait staff move with you. We took advantage of Palo, the fine dining room. Unbelievable! We had a small issue in our room, the safe wouldn't open, and immediately a maintenance person was there to fix it, a worn out battery. Within a few moments of his leaving our room, Guest Services phoned to ensure the issue was resolved. We also received a "gift" for our inconvenience. We have been home for one day and already booked two more cruises on this ship in a few months! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
I've only heard great things about the DCL. My husband and I have been on short and longer cruises with RC. However, we wanted to ensure we were on a cruise that had plenty of activities for our three year old. DCL did not disappoint. My ... Read More
I've only heard great things about the DCL. My husband and I have been on short and longer cruises with RC. However, we wanted to ensure we were on a cruise that had plenty of activities for our three year old. DCL did not disappoint. My son although potty trained, enjoyed Nemo's Reef (the splash pad). There were plenty of things to do with our son and our son to do alone in the kids club (Oceaneer Lab and Club). We allowed our son to play a few times by himself at the Oceaneer Club while my husband and I visited the adults only sections. We had a great time relaxing in the pool, whirlpool and the Aquaduct (water slide, so fun!). The overall experience was great and we will definitely sail with DCL again. Mainly for the entertainment and ease of having a toddler on the cruise with you. There were plenty of other families so we did not feel like we had to constant try to silence our child because he was in a room with only adults. The food was pretty good for cruise food. We also enjoyed the movie theatre, we did not make it to any of the shows though. Next time! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
My husband and i (both 62) and our 32 year old daughter and son-in law just finished a 3 night cruise on the Disney Dream. Our last 3 night cruise was back in 2002 and i hadn't planned on ever doing another cruise THAT short!! ... Read More
My husband and i (both 62) and our 32 year old daughter and son-in law just finished a 3 night cruise on the Disney Dream. Our last 3 night cruise was back in 2002 and i hadn't planned on ever doing another cruise THAT short!! However, our daughter really wanted to experience one of Disney's larger ships (she'd only been on Disney's two smaller ships, the Wonder and the Magic), and 3 nights was all that we could fit into our schedule this year. So we decided to go for it, even though doing such a short cruise worried me. I shouldn't have worried. Granted i would much rather have been on a 7 night (or longer) cruise, and granted i cried (yes, actually full out crying) when we left the ship at the end of the cruise, but at least we had 3 nights to enjoy the magnificent Disney Dream. And it really is a magnificent ship!! Beautiful, impeccably clean and well-maintained, with outstanding service, incomparable entertainment and delicious food. Surprisingly, Disney had quite a bit of adult only entertainment during the cruise. In addition to the enforced adults only swimming pool /deck area, and the adults only night clubs, there was also a dedicated member of the entertainment staff (Chris on our cruise) responsible for running the adult activities (games, trivia, quizzes, quest, etc). In fact, there were so many activities for adults, we weren't able to make it to all of them. Really well done on Disney's part. Who knew Disney is the cruise of choice for adults, not just kids!! All in all, a wonderful 3 days on board the Disney Dream!!! Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Prior to this cruise, we had been on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. This was our first Disney cruise. It was also 4X more expensive than the same itinerary on the other lines. Given the extra expense, my expectations were 4X higher. ... Read More
Prior to this cruise, we had been on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. This was our first Disney cruise. It was also 4X more expensive than the same itinerary on the other lines. Given the extra expense, my expectations were 4X higher. Unfortunately, this cruise did not live up to it. We had a good time, we really did, and there were some members of the cast that made it special but overall, I could get this same service and in some cases, better service for a quarter of the price. We boarded on Monday. The line to get on moved quickly and we were able to board fairly fast. Just like the other lines. We then had to go to Cabanas for lunch. Cabanas was super crowded and it was hard to find a seat. We found the other cruisers to be pushy and without manners. Our rooms were ready at 1:30 and we went to check out ours. We had 5518, which had two giant portholes. We loved our room as it was very spacious. Our room steward, Nilo, was great. He always had tips for us and gave our kids a private towel folding lesson. We did the drill and went to the sail away party. We also saw the Golden Mickey's, which was well done. Our dinner time was 8:15. This is one area I think Disney can improve upon. They know their clientele is kids yet the late dinner starts at 8:15. Even moving it back to 7:45 would be helpful. We managed but it was tough. We were seated at a table with another family who had children of the same age. Our server (who was also great) told us that the kids club folks would come and collect our children before dessert if we wanted. Unfortunately this wasn't done well and we missed the kids club person who was allegedly there picking up kids. Tuesday we opted to stay on board rather than go to Nassau. We did activities around the boat and got some character pictures. The characters had lines just like in the parks. We also did the Aquaduck while others were in port (the line for the Aquaduck was as long as 45 minutes when everyone was on board). As others mention, the pools are TINY. We also did the Bippiti Boppiti Boutique. My kids loved it and it was nice BUT the appointments were for 45 minutes for my daughter and 30 minutes for my son. They whisked us and in and had us out in 15 minutes. For over $100, I feel like they should take their time! That night, we got to eat at Animators Palate. This is the only restaurant on board that is different than other cruise lines. The other restaurants were exactly what you could get elsewhere. The other compliant here was that the "show" on this night was a video version of Newsies. Apparently because they were doing up the stage for Beauty and the Beast debuting in November, we got shorted a stage show. I thought this was super lame. We paid FULL PRICE and were shorted a show. Either figure out how to do the show or charge less. Speaking of the shows, I also found it poor that they charged for popcorn. Wednesday was our day in Castaway Cay. The island was nice and clean and we enjoyed it. This night the show was a magician, who was decent. They also did the Pirates in the Caribbean but the fireworks weren't until 10:30 at night. This is just TOO late. The cruise director also bragged about their fireworks show during the magician show, which I found tacky. I found a lot of what he said to be tacky - old cruise jokes and pressure to give "excellent" on the surveys. Thursday was the day at sea and the ship just felt packed all day long. The pools were super crowded, the character lines were long and the wait for the elevators was terrible. The price was so much for the cruise that I felt like I was wasting my money if I just sat and read a book. They also shut off my key to the world charge and told me to go to guest services. The guest service line was almost always 30 minutes and when I got to the front, they told me nothing was wrong with my card. Waste of my time. During the afternoon, we took advantage of the kids club to use the adults only area. The adults only area is in a spot of the ship that requires kids to keep passing through. It is not relaxing or peaceful. At one point, my husband and I had a couch like lounge chair that was near the side of the boat. A kid came over screaming about something he didn't want to do. The dad just stood there while he had his tantrum. The kids club was always jammed and it seemed like the counselors had their hands full with the crowed. The kids had gps bracelets so they could be tracked inside. Disney will charge you 12 bucks if you don't return your bracelet. More nickel and diming on a $5k 4 day Bahama cruise!!! The "see you real soon" show was this night and also started at 10:30 at night. This was the worst of the crowd. I had a woman come up to me when I was about third in line to tell me she was just in this line and "forgot" to have Mickey sign their autograph book. Ummm, sorry but I just waited in this really long line for my kids turn? Disembarkation day was fine.....until, we realized that we somehow missed packing my sons shield and sword from the Bippitti Boppiti Boutique. I called the number and they sent me to the website for lost and found. When I wrote in, I started getting emails stating that they hadn't found it yet. This was like a 4 dollar toy that they must have HUNDREDS of. A magical experience would be if you just sent us a new one! I would even pay for it, again! I wrote back to the lost and found to explain that it was something they sold on board and got told that "wasn't her job" and to contact another group in Disney. Nothing magical about that! Overall, I just felt like corporate greed has taken over and they just took a bunch of my money and gave me an average experience. I didn't feel the magic so I think we'll go back to Royal Caribbean and Norwegian from now on. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
This was our first cruise, me, hub and 7 year old. We stayed at the Orlando hotel and somehow were some of the first to board. We did the aquaduck 3 times with no wait, which was great because lines otherwise were long. Overall a beautiful ... Read More
This was our first cruise, me, hub and 7 year old. We stayed at the Orlando hotel and somehow were some of the first to board. We did the aquaduck 3 times with no wait, which was great because lines otherwise were long. Overall a beautiful ship, beautiful room and everyone was most helpful. Great shows and all the ice cream and light sauce pizza my kid could eat. She loved the kids center and hard to get her to leave. Cold shrimp and crab at Cabana lunch along with smoked salmon for breakfast was great for me. Here are my comments that I think Disney should read. We had a midship room on the 10th floor. The room was fabulous and roomy with a veranda. Very convenient to stairs and Cabanas and very little motion or engine noise. - However, the view of the sky was almost totally blocked by the pool deck overhang. The room was therefore dark and cavernous. Disney notes that some rooms have a partial or obstructed view and those rooms are priced accordingly. Why was this partially blocked view not disclosed? Other than concierge, this is the most expensive category on the boat!! I should be able to see the sky! -unless you are the type of person who sleeps with earplugs, you will not sleep before 1 am and you will wake up at 6:30-7 am in this and other rooms around it because of the noise on the pool deck. People running, stomping, chairs being moved. Unreal. After 3 nights of it we were exhausted. -oh, the overhang holds a machine that carries a person across all the balconies on the 10th floor for repairs while docked. That means you will have a person suspended outside your cabin many times during the day. We had no warning and it scared the pants off of us. We had no privacy and had to keep the darkening drapes closed when we were in the room at port. Why even pay for a room with a view when a porthole is more private?? Other complaints, overcrowded and teeny pools, average food. We had tons of errors on our bill, had to wait in line for ever at the front desk the morning of disembarkment and had to convince the staff that we did not sign up for certain things. Would we go again - probably not. Turns out we are not cruise people. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
First time Disney Cruise - Family of 5 (1 middle school, 2 high school). Travel Date/Ship/Cost - Disney Dream, 8/14/17- 4 Day Bahamas. Cost $6200 - Passage ONLY. **I travel for business so I understand travel challenges & ... Read More
First time Disney Cruise - Family of 5 (1 middle school, 2 high school). Travel Date/Ship/Cost - Disney Dream, 8/14/17- 4 Day Bahamas. Cost $6200 - Passage ONLY. **I travel for business so I understand travel challenges & complexity. I am going to provide both positive and "opportunities" for improvement below... OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSUMER EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT: Complaint: Extremely long lines for off shore excursions & various events/activities on the ship. 1) SHIP - EVENING DINING. Worst experience ever! The evening dining halls were PACKED & LOUD! Screaming babies, tight seating, etc. Our table was next to the beverage service so it was extremely loud! I am NOT a large person & the back of my chair was 6" from the person behind me so every time the a server or a guest went behind me they were banging into my chair. VERY UNPLEASANT! I complained - they said go to Cabana's. The next night we did - and it was a pleasant dining experience, but they had a limited menu & the food was not as good. The next day I asked guest services if there was another option - they said room service. Again limited menu & I didn't pay $6,200 to eat room service. I assumed I was not talking to the correct decision maker so I spoke to the ships director. He said, "go to the bar before dinner and get drinks & you will be screaming with the other guest". I don't drink so drinking myself into a drunken state so I could "deal" was not an option. Frankly, I was again disappointed that someone in charge who could help - did not! His final answer was "just tell them you have to go to a movie & tell them to rush you out". REALLY!!!! NOT what I would have expected from Disney, there were many solutions that he could have offered that would have addressed our issue. 2) SHIP - Day at Sea - the Aqua Duck slide line was a 45min wait. My kids were really disappointed - they rode ONE time. It was a very hot day so we looked for a chair in the shade on the deck - there were not any left, and all the pools were packed. They did however have several deck chairs available if you wanted to lounge in the full sun. 3) SHIP - Character Meet/Greet - The lines were so long they wrapped around the entire lobby area & down the halls. We were not able to get ONE picture/meet with Mickey, Goofy, Cinderella, etc. 4) NASSAU EXCURSION - Dolphin Excursion Cost $260 (not including pictures) Again too many people booked so little value for your $ & alot of wait time. I pre-booked the swim with the dolphins excursion for one of my kids & myself as an observer. I was told that I would be able to take pictures during the activity as an observer. We waited to check-in, waited to dis-embark, waited to get our excursion tickets, waited to get all the buses boarded, and then waited another 20min for the Atlantis folks to come in and do the dolphin orientation. They grouped up everyone - our group had 13 folks in it! My child got to interact with the dolphin only "4" times, pet its belly, high 5, feed it a fish, and bill kiss. She did watch as it did the same with the other 12 in her group. They stood with their backs to the shore so as an observer it offered LITTLE VALUE, when I walked into the water ankle deep to try & get a picture the life guard came over & told me to "get out of the water". The Atlantis photographer did take some pictures of each group. When they were done they & wetsuits returned we were moved to the gift shop. If you wanted to see the pictures the Atlantis photographer took there was a 30min wait in line & the pictures were $32 each. We had to walk 20min to the other side of Atlantis to get the bus back to Nassau, so we were left with little time to shop. This was fine as I was really a bit uncomfortable (2 females alone) shopping on the Nassau. We did make it to a couple shops & then had to make our way back to the ship to make it by departure time. Opportunity Summary: Adequately staff ship to accommodate minimal wait time for passagers & provide superior consumer experience. Empower employee's to create positive consumer experience by offering solutions when guest expectations are not met. Partner with multiple off shore excursion operators to enhance the overall guest experience. I would also suggest a "first time guest kiosk" on the ship where new quest can get information, request help, provide feedback. POSITIVES: 1) STATEROOMS: Our room was clean & nicely decorated, had a nice size veranda & very comfy bed. It was cleaned twice daily. I was concerned that my 13 & 15 year old would not fit in the pull down beds, but they had plenty of room. 2) ON-BOARD NAVIGATOR APP: Since you won't have cell service this allows you to stay in-touch with your kids. Tells you what's happening, where, and when. MUST HAVE. 3) THEATER/MOVIES: Current movies with plenty of seating. In 3-D too! 4) PERFORMERS: The Justino & Daniela magic show was outstanding. The other performers in the lobby, on Castaway Cay, etc were also excellent. 5) PALO: Excellent service, food, & atmosphere. I would have eaten there every night if I could have brought my kids. 6) VIBE: My boys enjoyed being with their social group & doing activities with them. They especially enjoyed the Vibe wildside excursion and Vibe dodgeball games. Having the basketball & putt-putt area's on ship also kept them entertained. 7) PERSONAL SHOPPER: If you are thinking of buying high $ jewelry/gifts while in Nassau...Richard is your personal shopper to ensure you get the best quality, & best price. He offers a Nassau shopping seminar on the 1st day with a number of nice prize drawings for merchandise. Must attend to win. Positive Summary: Aside from the negatives above we found all of the waiters, stateroom managers, and most of the staff to be helpful & pleasant. Overall the ship was in excellent shape & extremely well maintained. Food was excellent in most cases. Plenty of activities/movies to keep our kids entertained. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
I will keep this short and just give the highlights: -the ship is ridiculously crowded because it is Disney's biggest ship, with hundreds of additional staterooms, but the same gathering space as the smaller ships. -there are no ... Read More
I will keep this short and just give the highlights: -the ship is ridiculously crowded because it is Disney's biggest ship, with hundreds of additional staterooms, but the same gathering space as the smaller ships. -there are no Disney character interactions unless you are willing to wait in line for 40 min. -the kids area is divided by age so siblings are separated....... no exceptions! -the staff are nice, but uninformed and incompetent. -the food is mediocre -the pools are disgusting due to overcrowding (found a bloody bandaid in the water and there was a film of sunscreen oil on the pool surface) -the experience is not worth the cost! Other cruises also have great play areas and are half the price. This was the worst experience I have ever had on a cruise. Please at least look at other cruise options before you spend your hard earned money. Thank you Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We have cruised three times. Once at Disney 15 years ago without kids. Second at Royal Caribbean with no kids. And third with Disney this August. All of them were to the Bahamas. The snorkeling was better on the Royal Caribbean Cruise. ... Read More
We have cruised three times. Once at Disney 15 years ago without kids. Second at Royal Caribbean with no kids. And third with Disney this August. All of them were to the Bahamas. The snorkeling was better on the Royal Caribbean Cruise. Castaway Cay had very little coral reef. But it did provide a section with a float so my daughter could see three fish that were in the kelp. I don't remember if the snorkeling was child friendly on the Royal Caribbean. But the winter snorkeling port adventure on Disney (January 2003) was also not up to my standards. I contacted a non Disney company in Nassau this time around for details and they said they could not accommodate us because we were not in port long enough. We did venture out in Nassau our own to Ardastra Zoo and Gardens and Tasty Teas which worked well for my family. My main complaints for my August 2017 Disney Dream cruise is the presumptions made by crew members. As a full time mom and foodie, meals were very important. I loved the breakfast buffet. It had lots of fruit that I didn't have to prepare. And many other options for my husband and daughter that made eating out fun. Lunch was okay but we didn't want to sit down so that was our choice and I cannot speak to lunch options. But the dinner was spoiled because our server was just okay. Every night he dropped my napkin in my lap and he moved through dinner quickly without allowing me to take the time to order what I really wanted. And he assumed my daughter wanted chicken nuggets every night. Needless to say we were happy to get off the boat so we could have some real food for dinner. Even my 6 year old daughter said so. My second complaint was the photography. In the Disney parks (we were there in 2015) there were lots of opportunity for crew members to take pictures. There were so many that I bought the full package and most of my pictures were of high quality. On the cruise I got 13 pictures and over half we didn't like. They were staged with the photographers telling us how to stand and rushed because of the line forming behind us. I missed the deadline to purchase the full digital copy package ahead of time and I am so glad. I was given a photo because the crew refused to accommodate my daughter who didn't want to have a picture taken with the princesses after our tea. And my favorite picture did not get printed. We were all packed expecting to disembark at 7 AM after getting the picture I ordered the night before. But the picture wasn't ready. It didn't include the beach ball I wanted in the picture anyway. The crew told us to put the ball down so I decided not to wait the 15 mins for it to be printed and left without it. The third item was the tea I attended. My daughter and I had tea in the Floridian in 2015 and it was lovely (no characters). I booked tea on the cruise and it was more to see princesses than tea, which was very disappointing. For $300 I could have booked high tea in a fancy restaurant in the Bahamas. The chai I had was good but the rest of the items were poor. We were given way to many sweets and my daughter was full before the scones were even delivered to our table. They clearly wanted us out as soon as possible. This cruise I wanted a relaxing experience. One that didn't involve rushing around to capture every moment and carrying my heavy camera. I hope my mobile phone pictures turn out well. Otherwise I am stuck with the one photo that isn't even the right size to fit in the mat I brought for Disney character signatures. I will be making some changes to our preparation to hopefully make our time better and obtaining the pictures I want. Mostly that will involve being more assertive with our dining and photo options. I hate to do that but I was disappointed and a bit distraught. Not something that should be happening on a vacation where we invested so much money and time in preparation. All that said, we will definitely be cruising again with Disney. The programming for my daughter was so great she asked to be put into the oceaneer lab, leaving time for my husband and I to relax like we want to. The shows my daughter really liked. Although she did ask why everyone kept calling her princess. And finally our room was perfect with a large window and bunk beds that our only kid could play on. She barely wanted to leave the room. And three days in I was perfectly happy to let her do that. We spent most of our time together as a family. The top deck miniature golf and aqua duct were awesome. The ship was clean. The hot food was hot and the cold food was cold. The life guards were very attendant and the pools were drained in the event of public health hazards. Sanitation was key and offered with every meal. Though I preferred the great hand washing station entering the oceaneer lab. I wish it could be installed in every bathroom in the US. This trip had its challenges but we made the best of it and enjoyed the experience. Our travel agent required that we bring our sense of humor. It was great advice. She gifted us a one day to Senses spa but I didn't figure out how to use it early enough. I hope to book that feature next time. The heated lounge chairs were a dream. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We just got back a few days ago from our cruise and to be honest we had some hesitation about going just as Adults (our children were at their grandparents). We wanted to go on a cruise for our 8th anniversary (my wife's first, my 7th) and ... Read More
We just got back a few days ago from our cruise and to be honest we had some hesitation about going just as Adults (our children were at their grandparents). We wanted to go on a cruise for our 8th anniversary (my wife's first, my 7th) and this was the only cruise available for the dates we needed and the port we wanted. The reviews were all amazing but for a few who claimed that this cruise was "NOT FOR ADULTS" They made it seem as if it would not be Romantic or enjoyable for Adults, HOW WRONG THEY WERE!!! We ate at the specialty restaurants all 3 nights, Palo and Remy, Palo being our favorite! Now my wife is a super picky eater and she RAVED about the quality of EVERY dish she ate including the dessert! The lady sitting in the table behind us had multiple food allergies and I heard the chef come out and speak with her and accommodate anything and everything she requested...when her food came out, I literally heard her gasp with excitement with each bite and then she said "Are there stars in my eyes, I have never been so happy with my food" I spoke to her after and she was so so pleased with everything as well. The entire cruise we stuck to the 18 and over adult only areas and had an absolute lovely (and romantic) time. DO NOT let the other reviews concern you about not being ADULT friendly....we only saw children (who were all having a great time) as we walked from place to place on the ship. There are PLENTY of places to go and enjoy yourself without having children around. We did the wine tasting and visiting all the adult only bars and pool areas. Last but not least, we visited Serendipity Bay (Disney's private Island) which was the ADULT only area of the Island and it was Marvelous! Peaceful, fun and they had a BBQ from 11:30am-2pm that was fantastic, amazing rib eye steak cooked right on the grill in front of you, they had burgers, bratwurst, hotdogs, chicken, mahi mahi, sides and salad...as well as ice cream....We had a fantastic time and my wife fell in love with cruising especially with Disney, I have been on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and a few others and they were all very nice, Disney just does it better, their service and attention to detail is EXCEPTIONAL. Bravo Disney and again, please DO NOT be afraid to travel as Adults only, you will NOT be disappointed! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
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
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 fit. The Disney Dream is a beautiful ship very well maintained and clean. We had the 11:45 port arrival time but this did not seem to matter because no one was allowed on the ship until almost 1 o'clock, we arrived at the port at 11:45 then waited about an hour and half until our group was called. Once on board it was nice since there were not many people on the ship yet. We had 2 connecting balcony suites, we could have gotten the family suite for a little less but there would not have been as much room. I was surprised at the size of the rooms I was expecting them to be much smaller from what others have said about cabin sizes. It was nice having a split bathroom making it easier to get ready at the same time. Our first meal was at Cabana's the buffet style restaurant for lunch. I was surprised at all the choices, they had everything you could imagine, lots of healthy choices too. Make sure you walk all the way around the entire restaurant because there are more choices on different sides. The food was very good and warm much better than I expected. The food in all the sit down restaurants was very good my only complaint is they rush you through dinner. I was still reading the menu and the server kept asking me what I was going to order. They brought out your main course while you were still eating your appetizer, I do not like to be rushed while eating. The service was good but no one went above and beyond. We booked the Dolphin Swim at Blue Lagoon Island for our excursion in Nassau. I would highly recommend this to anyone whether or not you can swim, they provide life vests it was the most amazing experience well worth the price. My advise is to try to get the 9am excursion if you can because there is not much to do on the ship if you have the later 12:45 time. We took advantage of the movie theaters and saw 2 different movies while aboard this was nice since they were movies we wanted to see anyway. We did not see any of the other shows because we had the late dinner and we did not have time. We did play bingo twice which was fun but a little expensive for bingo. On Castaway Cay we booked the parasailing excursion but all the activities were cancelled because of the weather. I rented snorkel gear so we were able to snorkel at the beach for a few hours that morning. The barbecue lunch was very good and there is a lot to choose from. The mahi mahi was excellent. Our family had a good time on this cruise, yes it was expensive for 3 days I am not sure our family will go on another Disney Cruise since the cost is more than double other cruise lines and from talking to other cruisers on board there is more to do for older teens on other cruise lines. Make sure to get the itemized bill of your on board stay, we did not receive ours as promised so I had to call to get it once home and there were a couple discrepancies such as being charged 3x's for snorkel gear which was not a problem to have fixed. I was also charged $50 for luggage which we had prepaid on Jet blue when booking the flights, I called and it appears they will credit me back but I have to wait till they research the error. Read Less
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 4.3
Service 5.0 4.7
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates 2.0 3.7

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