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Great Getaway on the Disney Dream with my 6 year old daughter. I will try to focus on things that I haven't read in other reviews. First, Disney cruise prices go from $600 per person to $15,000 each,primarily based on the time you go. Mid-December is one of the cheapest times because no one with little kids wants to go then. The weather is a little cooler than normal. Lunch the first day is very crowded. You really need to find a way to board before 11:30 to get a seat at Castaways. 2nd, there are lines on the first day to sign up for princess parties and to change dining and paolo reservations - not well advertised. You MUST be in the first 5-6 people in line to make this work. I was 2nd in line and changed all my timings and got the princess parties booked. If you don't get tickets to the princess parties, you will be in lines averaging over 1 hour each to get a picture/autograph with each princess. I got them all done in one shot with no lines. Aquaduck on boarding day closes at exactly 3:00pm. Get there well before then to get a few runs in. This closing time is not advertised anywhere. Don't ever do Paolo on day 1. The kids clubs all open late on day 1 which is not advertised. Cat 4e rooms booked in VGT class are awesome!!! HUGE balconies. Disney is the only cruiseline allowing unlimited carry on alchohol. Take advantage of this. My favorite was a little soft serve ice cream mixed with sprite and rum. Bring a water bottle to fill with juice at breakfast and you can mix rum with it later in the day. Atlantis is the right thing to do in Nassau. Raging River is awesome. Very Very expensive, but I paid it. If you have 3 people or less, book right through Disney everytime. If you have 4 or more, you can try booking through Atlantis or Comfort in to save a few bucks. I was on the cruise that didn't dock at Castaway Cay in Dec. However, my daughter and I had a good time that day. Hey, all the people complaining paid the same super-low price for the Dec 8th cruise that I did. Now, if I had paid June prices, I might have been frustrated. Shows - There were no lines for the shows on the Dream. The Magic and Wonder cruises that I've taken had extremely aggressive, hour long lines for the evening shows. You could get first few rows just 20 min before showtime on the Dream. That was nice. Take advantage of room service. That was fun. All the food at Disney is great except for just one item. I put it on every review but they never change it. The bacon is horrible. Maybe they'll change it someday. Take the time to eat lunch at the Royal Palace. It is awesome. The Aquaduck was a huge hit with my daughter and I. It is part of the culture on the Dream to put artwork with your kids' name on it on the door. Bring art supplies and magnets as the doors are metal. Your kids will feel left out if you don't. Also, for Pirate Night, get some pirate stuff at the Dollar Store before you go. Dads, don't be scared to take a Disney Cruise by yourself with your daughter. You won't regret it!!!

Disney Dream - Dec 2014 - Daddy and Daughter - Tips

Disney Dream Cruise Review by mcculloughx5@frontier.com

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2014
  • Destination: Bahamas
Great Getaway on the Disney Dream with my 6 year old daughter. I will try to focus on things that I haven't read in other reviews. First, Disney cruise prices go from $600 per person to $15,000 each,primarily based on the time you go. Mid-December is one of the cheapest times because no one with little kids wants to go then. The weather is a little cooler than normal. Lunch the first day is very crowded. You really need to find a way to board before 11:30 to get a seat at Castaways. 2nd, there are lines on the first day to sign up for princess parties and to change dining and paolo reservations - not well advertised. You MUST be in the first 5-6 people in line to make this work. I was 2nd in line and changed all my timings and got the princess parties booked. If you don't get tickets to the princess parties, you will be in lines averaging over 1 hour each to get a picture/autograph with each princess. I got them all done in one shot with no lines. Aquaduck on boarding day closes at exactly 3:00pm. Get there well before then to get a few runs in. This closing time is not advertised anywhere. Don't ever do Paolo on day 1. The kids clubs all open late on day 1 which is not advertised. Cat 4e rooms booked in VGT class are awesome!!! HUGE balconies. Disney is the only cruiseline allowing unlimited carry on alchohol. Take advantage of this. My favorite was a little soft serve ice cream mixed with sprite and rum. Bring a water bottle to fill with juice at breakfast and you can mix rum with it later in the day.
Atlantis is the right thing to do in Nassau. Raging River is awesome. Very Very expensive, but I paid it. If you have 3 people or less, book right through Disney everytime. If you have 4 or more, you can try booking through Atlantis or Comfort in to save a few bucks. I was on the cruise that didn't dock at Castaway Cay in Dec. However, my daughter and I had a good time that day. Hey, all the people complaining paid the same super-low price for the Dec 8th cruise that I did. Now, if I had paid June prices, I might have been frustrated. Shows - There were no lines for the shows on the Dream. The Magic and Wonder cruises that I've taken had extremely aggressive, hour long lines for the evening shows. You could get first few rows just 20 min before showtime on the Dream. That was nice. Take advantage of room service. That was fun. All the food at Disney is great except for just one item. I put it on every review but they never change it. The bacon is horrible. Maybe they'll change it someday. Take the time to eat lunch at the Royal Palace. It is awesome. The Aquaduck was a huge hit with my daughter and I. It is part of the culture on the Dream to put artwork with your kids' name on it on the door. Bring art supplies and magnets as the doors are metal. Your kids will feel left out if you don't. Also, for Pirate Night, get some pirate stuff at the Dollar Store before you go. Dads, don't be scared to take a Disney Cruise by yourself with your daughter. You won't regret it!!!
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Awesome. Cat 4e booked in VGT class is perfect. HUGE Balcony.
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