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Disney Dream Review

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Family Escape from Hurricane Nicole

Review for Disney Dream to the Western Caribbean
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bob brown
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (oversized verandah)
Traveled with children
Cabin 5038, category 4E

My ambition is to try at least one cruise on every cruise line serving North America, so I found a good last minute rate on the Disney Dream 5 night cruise from Miami to Castaway Cay and Cozumel, our first ever Disney Cruise Line cruise.

We were fortunate to leave just ahead of Hurricane Nicole, and return after it passed. There were 7 in our party…my wife and I, her son, his wife and her mother, as well as their two boys, ages 8 and 11. A true multi-generational party, which Disney appeals to.

We booked 3 inside guarantee cabins, initially, but were offered upgrades to balcony guarantees for very little more, and so we took them up on it for two of the cabins. We ended up getting an adjoining pair of category 4E on Deck 5, with extra deep balconies. Our cabin stewardess opened the partition door between them. The inside was also nearby on Deck 5.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (oversized verandah)

Cabin 5038

Good location’ port side forward. Very roomy, excellent Queen bed, sofa bed ( not used), split bathroom (tub with shower plus sink and vanity in one room, toilet plus sink and vanity in other room, desk with chair, postcards, pen, and stationery, hair dryer, ample closets, drawers, and shelves for storage, high bed frame for easy stowing of luggage beneath, a refrigerator, a safe, nice tv on movable wall mount, a couple of 110v outlets, and a pair of USB outlets, ample and dim-able lighting, even a light on balcony. Balcony was huge…We extended well out from the ones above us, so we had a great view from the nearby bridge wing all the way back to the waterslide loop out over the sea. We could sit back in the sheltered part below the Deck 6 balcony for shade and privacy, or out near the rail for the sun. We had two reclining lounge chairs, two regular chairs ( which we could use as ottomans) and a table. We arranged to have the partition opened to our adjoining cabin (5040), as well.

About the only negative was the temperature control could not seem to make the cabin warmer to my wife’s comfort.

All in all, I would want it again!

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