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We sailed the Disney Dream for a 4 night cruise, and all we can say is "WOW!" Disney does cruising right. The entertainment was the best we had every seen on a cruise, and the friendliness and work ethic of the staff was exceptional. We cruised with kids ranging from 6-14, and there was something for everyone. Our oldest loved Vibe and Edge, and our youngest (who usually hate kids clubs) begged us to go back to the Oceaneer Lab again and again. We opted for the late dining (8:15) which was a bit tough for the little ones (6 and 7) but, honestly, we wouldn't have wanted the earlier seating. We heard from other people that they were rushed to be ready for the early dinner, and then their kids would fall asleep during the shows. The late dinner watches the shows at 6:15pm, and they were so fantastic that we would've hated for the kids to be too tired to watch them. Also, having the late dinner seating meant our disembarkation breakfast was at 8 am (not at 6:15! Which is what the early dinner seating gets assigned). Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We took the Disney bus to and from the airport, which was about a 40 min drive. TIPS: 1. If your child gets a band for the Oceaneer Club, make sure to return it before 11pm the night before disembarkation. The $12.95 for the band will get credited back to your account. If you forget, your child gets to keep the band but you pay the $12.95. 2. Take the time to get to know your servers, Stateroom host, etc. Disney employees on this ship have the most amazing life stories! And they are such hard working, friendly people. 3. Yes, there are a LOT of kids on this cruise. It's Disney. I've read other reviews where people complain about the number of kids and that the cruise is not adult friendly. In my opinion, there are PLENTY of activities for adults only (Spa, tastings, etc). However, if you want to take a cruise where you don't see kids, don't do Disney.

Disney knows cruising!

Disney Dream Cruise Review by smd8z

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
We sailed the Disney Dream for a 4 night cruise, and all we can say is "WOW!" Disney does cruising right. The entertainment was the best we had every seen on a cruise, and the friendliness and work ethic of the staff was exceptional. We cruised with kids ranging from 6-14, and there was something for everyone. Our oldest loved Vibe and Edge, and our youngest (who usually hate kids clubs) begged us to go back to the Oceaneer Lab again and again.

We opted for the late dining (8:15) which was a bit tough for the little ones (6 and 7) but, honestly, we wouldn't have wanted the earlier seating. We heard from other people that they were rushed to be ready for the early dinner, and then their kids would fall asleep during the shows. The late dinner watches the shows at 6:15pm, and they were so fantastic that we would've hated for the kids to be too tired to watch them. Also, having the late dinner seating meant our disembarkation breakfast was at 8 am (not at 6:15! Which is what the early dinner seating gets assigned).

Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We took the Disney bus to and from the airport, which was about a 40 min drive.

TIPS:

1. If your child gets a band for the Oceaneer Club, make sure to return it before 11pm the night before disembarkation. The $12.95 for the band will get credited back to your account. If you forget, your child gets to keep the band but you pay the $12.95.

2. Take the time to get to know your servers, Stateroom host, etc. Disney employees on this ship have the most amazing life stories! And they are such hard working, friendly people.

3. Yes, there are a LOT of kids on this cruise. It's Disney. I've read other reviews where people complain about the number of kids and that the cruise is not adult friendly. In my opinion, there are PLENTY of activities for adults only (Spa, tastings, etc). However, if you want to take a cruise where you don't see kids, don't do Disney.
smd8z’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
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Embarkation
Dining
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Ages 3 to 6
Ages 7 to 9
Ages 10 to 12
Ages 13 to 15
Service
Onboard Experience

Cabin Review

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Cabin 04D 6114
Great location; central to the ship. We heard nothing; not our neighbors, no creaking of the ship, etc. Plenty of room for the 5 of us, and so much storage! Our suitcases fit under the bed, and there were plenty of hangers (about 20). We loved the two bathrooms (shower/sink in one and toilet/sink in the other). Our Stateroom host was fantastic; very helpful and a wealth of knowledge (Manesh). We also loved that the 6th floor was so central to everything. This meant we could just walk down 3 flights for dinner or up 5 flights for the pool. We rarely had to use the elevators, which could get REALLY crowded during peak dinner times. Being in the center of the ship also meant that we barely felt any movement. It was evident when we were towards the front of the ship for dinner that you could feel the movement more.
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