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Disney Dream Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Disney Dream 10/22/21

Review for Disney Dream to the Bahamas
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jensensgrandma
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021
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Entering the ship

The staff alone would be enough reason to recommend this cruise. They were wonderful. I didn't encounter one staff member that wasn't excellent. This was a halloween cruise and the ship was at 30% capacity. At times we felt like there was nobody else on the cruise. The hallways always seemed kind of empty. Which can be good and bad. If you've never cruised before you might be missing out on the usual excitement. On the other hand it's very nice to have no crowds anywhere. I don't think disney did a very good job at the halloween theme. The atrium was decorated nice but apart from that nothing really tied in with halloween. It was the guests that made it halloween by dressing up in their elaborate costumes which was really fun to see. I had more of an expectation that they would have the villain characters around the ship and that there would be the theme of halloween throughout the ship but it just wasn't. Embarkation was an absolute breeze and took no time at all. Cleaning and the protocols for covid were very well done and I didn't feel like they were intrusive, yet

they made sure you knew the focus was to make sure no one was getting sick. The food was disappointing. Obviously because of covid there's no long buffets with lots of choices. I thought the dining rooms offered lots of choices but in my opinion the sauces they put on the choices were really strange and i didn't think that most of it tasted very good. I felt like they probably saved the really good food for the two restaurants you can go to and pay for the food. I am curious to see what other people think of the food. The desserts were good which usually is not the case in my opinion on most cruises.

The beauty and the beast show lived up to its reputation as one of the best shows and rivals the broadway production. It was absolutely amazing. The fireworks time was okay. Very short because they want you to social distance and they have you stand on these circles.. The entertainment around the ship was very sparse. No piano player playing in the atrium, no comedian that i saw anywhere on the ship, the only instrument that you could go listen to was a person playing violin, because of restrictions it was difficult to go to the lounges because they weren't allowing too many people to gather. The children all seem to be enjoying themselves and though the characters can't get up close to you they did spend time speaking with children in the atrium. I don't think the kids would have noticed any difference. For families with kids i would not hesitate to go on right now because i do think that the children had a blast. I was in cabin 7668 and if you want to sleep i would not recommend that cabin. I think it's when the stabilizers come on the entire cabin shakes like an earthquake. I have felt cabins that shake before on cruises but not like this. Pulling into port feels like a 10.0 on the richter scale and it's usually very early in the morning like 4:00 that it begins. The day at the castaway cay was excellent and that would be my reason for going again with the fantastic staff that they have on board. I think if you have not been on a cruise before i would wait until things get back to more normal. Anyone who has cruised before will notice how different it is right now. on the other hand if you don't care about a lot of entertainment and excitement it might be the perfect time to go because you really do at times feel like there is hardly anybody on the ship.

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