3 Disney Dream Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Bahamas from Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Me, my mom, and the rest of my family went on a Disney cruise, the Disney Dream, to the Bahamas. It was a 3 day & night vacation, and during the drill, I went down and later back up more than 200 feet of stairs. Almost as tall as ... Read More
Me, my mom, and the rest of my family went on a Disney cruise, the Disney Dream, to the Bahamas. It was a 3 day & night vacation, and during the drill, I went down and later back up more than 200 feet of stairs. Almost as tall as the Citrus Tower in Clermont. The thing is that at my destination, me and my family went onto the Atlantis park, and went into the pool. I went on a lazy river with my mom, filled with several short and surprising waterfall drops in caves. The 1st few hours there were fun and I had lunch and drank. It was all fun until the last few hours, where my sister waited to go on the big waterside. It was h e double hockey sticks, I was getting hot and thirsty, and I saw the ship out at the distance, and I wanted to go back in there so badly, but it wasn’t until after another few hours that my sister waited and finally went down the slide. 4 Hours for a Water Slide!?! 4 hours is 240 minutes, and 3 hours is 180 minutes. I was glad I was in the water the whole time, but I was getting heat exhaustion and I was covering myself with water. I was dehydrated, among the most I’ve ever been. Once she was done and I was back in the ship, I was SO relieved to feel cooled off and hydrate myself again. Yet 3 or 4 hours or more out in the sun without water will really do a number on one, and I’ve gotten sunburn as well, even though I was covering myself with water. The worst areas were my shoulders and upper face, and my arms. I was tired and I felt like my sister, after waiting in line over 3 or 4 hours, was dehydrated and heat exhausted as well, though at the 2nd half of the line, she was covered in shade. So she must be lucky, and I was the real victim. I will NEVER forget, and after remembering this, I feel like I never want to go on another cruise vacation or to the Bahamas again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We took our cruise with our son and 4 grandchildren on the Dream. It was magical in may ways and they do so many good things, its hard to say what's not. BUT, I think these areas need changes: Meals: Children as a whole have the ... Read More
We took our cruise with our son and 4 grandchildren on the Dream. It was magical in may ways and they do so many good things, its hard to say what's not. BUT, I think these areas need changes: Meals: Children as a whole have the choice for every meal; mac n cheese, hamburger and chicken fingers. I would like to see healthier options for small ones. Pools: Two pools for a couple thousand children is rough...the Dream holds 4,000 passengers. Oceaneer Club: Our 10 year old moved up to the Edge and he had a wonderful time. The 6 and 7 year old children also had a good time, as the room is more appropriate for the younger age group. We then move to our 4 year old it was terrible. We dropped him off after dinner on the second night and he was left to wonder back by himself and could not find the little ones' area. He came back several times because he was lost, but my son said to give him a chance to settle by himself. We stayed back and watched the attendants ignored him, when I said something on of the young ladies, she took him by the hand and lead him away from the desk. I waited 10 to 15 minutes and again ask where he was and they said he was in the Toy Story area. I ask for a pass and walked back and could not find him in any of the areas after asking several people repetitively where he was. I walked back to find him in a little area by the desk with another little boy, who was also crying and it looked like they boy had been crying for some time. It took us quite some time to settle him down and it was an awful experience. I told the attendants this was not acceptable and if they couldn't handle the amount of children they were taking in, then they should tell the parents. I was very disappointed and upset to think how many others had the same experience and the parents were unaware!! Shows: Magical Room: Spacious and built for families.   Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
This was our second Disney cruise with our young grandchildren. We entered the terminal about 12:45. EMBARKATION- This was smooth and efficient. However, at check-in we were informed that the ship would not be going to Castaway Cay ... Read More
This was our second Disney cruise with our young grandchildren. We entered the terminal about 12:45. EMBARKATION- This was smooth and efficient. However, at check-in we were informed that the ship would not be going to Castaway Cay because of Hurricane Sandy which was headed towards the Bahamas. ROOM- Our balcony room was clean with a lot of storage space. Unfortunately because of the rain and high winds, we were unable to take advantage of the balcony. SERVICE- As always, our dining service was excellent. Our cabin stewart also did an excellent job. Our only complaint was that our cabin was not made up until late in the day. PORTS- Because of the storm, we did not go to any ports and spent three days on a stormy sea. ACTIVITIES- Fortunately, we went on the Aquaduck as soon as we boarded. Last May, our youngest grandchild was an inch too short to qualify for the Aquaduck. This time she made it! She went on it several times with her mother and loved it as did her siblings. Then we all played Goofy Golf. I am so happy we did this since the Aquaduck, children's pool and sports venues were closed the rest of the cruise because of the rain and high winds. The weather limited many of the activities including the outdoor Pirate Show which was moved to the atrium. A cooking show for adults was informative. A pirate family game show in one of the lounges seemed like it would be fun but we had to leave because the music was overwhelmingly loud. The one activity for which I am extremely grateful was Detective Mickey Mystery. You pick up your detective badge on the fifth floor and then hunt pictures on various floors. Once found, the pictures are activated by the children's badges and they are given clues. We did Detective Mickey five times during this cruise!. CHILDREN'S CLUB- The staff at the children's club did an outstanding job! The clubs were often packed because of the weather and no port time. The staff were always upbeat and friendly. Our grandchildren enjoyed it very much. DINING- Our meal the first day was excellent. The sea bass was an excellent choice. The food was just ok the rest of the trip although the breakfast pastries were always very good. The meals in the served dining room seemed superior to what we ate in the buffets even though the same items were often the same. We had to leave the dining room before eating the final night because of seasickness. The service was always excellent no matter where we ate. DISEMBARKMENT- Because we did not stop in any ports, this was the easiest disembarkment ever! I should mention that while Disney did not return port fees, they did give each cabin a non transferrable 25 per cent discount towards a future three day cruise . If we go again, it will definitely be before hurricane season. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Disney Dream Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 4.7
Dining 4.0 4.2
Entertainment 5.0 4.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.2
Family 5.0 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.1
Enrichment 3.0 4.2
Service 5.0 4.6
Value For Money 5.0 3.9
Rates 2.0 3.7

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