This was my second Disney cruise, the first was on Wonder in 2009. I had great expectations and was expecting many things after watching Youtube videos from recent sailings in February 2022. This sailing was still capacity-controlled which I felt made the trip more enjoyable. Face masks were only required in the terminal while boarding and in the Walt Disney Theatre. Unfortunately, this sailing was short on popular merchandise like the cruise ship models and Dream branded merch. They were also limited on some liquor types and brands because of supply chain issues. The service is still excellent, the entertainment productions are still Boadway quality, and the food is still phenomenal. The ship is in pristine condition, all facilities are fully functional and clean, expected of the Disney brand. The room was spotless and everything was in working order. Embarkation was the easiest I have ever experienced, we drove to Port Canaveral, parking was $85 for the five-day cruise. We dropped off our bags, did our Covid tests in the car, and then parked. Twenty minutes later we were cleared and walked to the terminal, passed the quick passport check, and security. We took the preboard pictures, without masks, and boarded the ship. We checked in to our muster station then went to Cabanas, the buffet on deck 11. The total time from bag drop to the buffet, was one hour. After lunch we went to our cabin, the keys were by the door. Debarkation was just as efficient.
Internet on board is pricey, you will get a popup with a warning about the internet at sea. Prices on my sailing were .25 per MB, 100MB for $19, 300MB for $39, and 1000MB for $89. Definitely not for streaming anything!
My kids, ages 17 and 11, loved the kid's clubs and made new friends. One hiccup I noticed was the scheduling of adult programs at night. The Vibe club for teens closed at 1 am. The Edge club for tweens closed at midnight. The District adult area closed at 11 pm?! No big deal for us, we ordered room service and watched a movie in the room.
I had a balcony on deck 7, forward, Portside (left). The Starboard (right) side has a great view of Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, and Cocoa Beach. Be careful when the balcony door is open and you open the cabin door. The difference in pressure will slam the door closed which could be dangerous. It may also throw off anything attached to the door like weak magnets or whiteboards. Being on deck 7 we felt the vibration from the bow thrusters. No alarm is necessary to wake up when you dock!