Disney Dream Cruise Review by RoyalSuiteLover
- Sail Date: August 2018
- Destination: Bahamas
- Cabin Type: Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
The checkin at Port Canaveral on this trip was a bit disappointing. Usually once they check you in at Concerige they'll give you the lanyards for your cards which never happened, and someone is assigned to walk you on board and take you up to the lounge. The person who escorted us left us at the entrance to the ship, and as we were making our way to the elevators a staff member came and escorted us to an elevator pushed the button and let us go up on our own. Not a huge deal, but sometimes it's the small stuff that's noticed when you're expecting it and it's not delivered.
The cruise ship was busy because it was labor day weekend, and lots of kids in their last week of summer vacation with a big bang. Although the crowds were big, the lines were not bad - the character greetings were reasonably timed, cabanas had good service and turned tables quick. We ordered Palos to our room one night, the food came on time and was delicious. Our room attendants were wonderful, attentive, and cared about the integrity of the room and the smiles on our faces.
Open bar as always in the lounge 5-10pm, always with generous portions and with wonderful service. The only thing I can say about the lounge (as well as other ships) when I notice someone asking for a specific wine that's pretty common to get - they tell them they don't have it, instead of going the extra mile to grab it from another bar which can easily be done. They prefer not to make clean margaritas because of the time consuming, but they'll do it when it's slow.
Cabana, OMG have you had one? This is the FIRST time we've had one, what in the world have we been thinking about not doing this before? It was WONDERFUL! The concerige staff convinced us to get one because they knew we would appreciate it, and they were so right. Our boys really wanted to ride the tram as always, but they do offer golf cart ride from the ship straight to the cabana if desired. Once at the cabana, you can push a button and they will come to your room if you need to order drinks, more towels, anything else you desire or a ride to grab food or go to other parts of the island. Bathrooms are right outside of the cabana. For those traveling with little ones, they have pack n plays already inside for you. It is a MUST HAVE if you can grab one.
Do yourself a favor, go on a Disney Cruise....if you don't get the Royal Suite at least consider concerige - it is worth every penny!
* Open bar 5-10pm
* Conceirge land to assist with reservations prior to arrival & personal requests
* Priority walk on and walk off
* Conceirge lounge with high quality food spread throughout the day
* Unlimted water, sodas, milk, etc in room
* Two stateroom attendants, dedicated to concerige suites on each side
* Priority show tickets & character tickets
* Priority cabana rental
The list goes on..............
If you're used to space in your house or in travels, this one is it for you! We love to spread out when on vacation. 8 person dining room table, spacious sofa with large flat screen TV, plenty of storage space throughout the living space. Two murphy beds that come down at night for extra sleeping room. One bedroom with cozy queen bed. The bathroom is to DIE FOR, shower with regular shower head or shower head from ceiling, floor to ceiling windows throughout bathroom that allows you to look at the ocean while you shower or bathe. Bathtub for two, I'm a big guy and my wife can fit easily with me. I wish I could package the bathroom up and bring it home LOL.
The deck! Over 800 SQFT, you can stretch, eat, sit, watch the kids play....whatever you want....you've got SPACE.......hot tub can have temp turned down if you want the kids to use it as a "swimming pool"....... did I mention the views ? OMG to die for, December once again we will be in this suite and can't wait. If it's in your budget, and you need the space................Walt Disney Royal Suite is for you.