Disney Dream Cruise Review by rodlehnertz
- Sail Date: March 2012
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Standard Inside Stateroom
Without her brother, our 16 year old daughter tried the club but felt uncomfortable with no familiar faces...as such, the rule kept either kid from enjoying the Vibe. I don't know if Disney was afraid families like ours would cancel their trip due to the rule change but it seems, at a minimum, they should have sent notice.
Despite this issue, and probably due to the fact that with only 3 nights, there was more than enough to do without Vibe, all our kids had a great time. The Oceaner's Club was a hit for our 8 year old and they treated her wonderfully.
The shows and parties were a real highlight, and I would rate the food as good but not memorable (great dining rooms however).
Though warned that Nassau wasn't worth the time ("stay on the ship") we had a great visit there, with a water activities tour we set up, on our own, with Paradise (they have a desk adjacent to the port). We and the kids parasailed, jet-skied and beached it - great time.
Castaway Cay was nice but so touted that I'm not sure it could have met our expectations. Great bike ride, but the snorkeling is marginal.
The shows...don't miss any of them!
I'm sure we'll be back.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Castaway CayGreat set-up but we were really looking forward to the snorkeling and due to high winds they closed the snorkeling bay for a good part of the day and when we finally got in the water, the actual snorkeling was somewhat disappointing (I think they have created a man-made environment and I assume it will simply take time to become vibrant). Still we did enjoy it.View All 410 Castaway Cay Cruise Port Reviews
We really enjoyed the family bike ride around the island.
Do get to a group of beach chairs right when you arrive as they fill up fast.
The BBQ lunch was very enjoyable and as is the case on the ship, self-serve ice cream is always close by!
We had a somewhat questionable day with the weather and I expect our review of the island would have better with ideal conditions.
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Beach BreakTook a boat to a small island with a great beach and not many people. We did have to wait for about :45 minutes for our boat and we began to wonder if they had forgotten us. We para-sailed (10-15 minute ride in groups of 2 and 3) and rode wave runners for :30 (again 2 on one and 3 on the other). Could have also snorkeled but decided to hang on the beach. It did take longer the get the return boat back than we preferred but it eventually got there and the beach was so enjoyable we were not really in a hurry to leave.View All 146 Beach Break Reviews