We expected a lot from Disney and were not disappointed. Staff are excellent, and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having the best experience possible. The food was very good, and having the servers join us in the different restaurants meant that we never needed to explain our preferences again after the first night. Breakfast and lunch were okay, but not in the same league as dinner. The adult to child ratio on the transatlantic is definitely not typical of most Disney cruises. I was told we had just over 2000 guests, of which 300 were children. The kids clubs and pools were never crowded… But the adult pool area was packed! It also meant short lines to meet characters or ride the water slides.
I had been concerned that we would be bored with nine days at sea, but that was not the case! There were lots of things to do, but with having the luxury of time, the pressure to fill our day in order to try it all was eliminated.
We were blessed with amazing weather and calm seas. Every port was safe and completely doable on your own.
The cabin was spacious (as cabins go). Pleasantly surprised by the storage - lots of room to accommodate 15 days worth of clothing & stuff for five people. We liked having the three separate beds for the kids which meant no fighting. However, we quickly learned the hard way that when the Murphy bed was down we couldn't access one cabinet .... So we had to remember to get the kids pyjamas and clothes for the next day out before going to dinner! The balcony was nice and has plexiglass in the railing to keep it safe. However, deck nine above extends a ways beyond deck 8, keeping direct sun from the balcony. Could be a plus or negative, depending on your point of view.
The location of this cabin is excellent for accessing restaurants, grabbing a quick beverage by the pool, or dropping/picking up from the kids clubs. The only negative was the strong vibrations while underway. Having been on many cruises, and usually opting for a cabin in a similar location, I can confidently say that the vibrations were unusually intense. We were traveling at more than 20 knots for most of the trip, and it felt like our teeth were chattering while laying in bed. It was worst closest to the hall (bottles rattled constantly in the bathroom) and was better closer to the balcony. I have never experienced that before and would probably not choose this cabin again for that reason alone.