June 2017 - Disney Dream to Caribbean - Bahamas
Can I count the ways in which this cruise excelled? 1. Beautiful, polished ship with personalized service akin to having your own butler throughout the trip. 2. Cute and well-designed stateroom. Even though we went with only a deluxe/family porthole, not a verandah type, the porthole was almost floor-to-ceiling with a moon-seat---so much fun and great for taking in the views! There is efficient storage throughout, with shelves and racks much better than in hotel rooms twice the size. Our family of four could have moved in for a month (and I think we just might next time)! 3. Convenient daily schedule with character appearances noted, so you'll never miss your favorites. This part is better than the Disney parks. The characters spend time with your kids and the photographers have good technology. 4. Entertaining dining experiences with costumed and personable staff. Great breakfast buffet/other dining benues, too. 5. Free ice cream machines, both on the ship and Castaway Cay! 6. Relaxed and thoroughly perfect Disney-quality resort experience on Castaway Cay. We live in Hawaii and love Aulani, and Castaway has a similarly-wonderful vibe but with different activities. Even simple things like the bike rentals around the island made my kids' day. 7. Excellent live entertainment and new/current first-run movies! 8. Super children's drop-off centers. My little one loved the Oceaneers' Club and Lab, My tween didn't plan on taking advantage of the Edge, but when she tried it she loved it and went back for hours. 9. Mini golf, shuffleboard, and scavenger hunt games with mysteries that come alive in paintings throughout the ship. 10. I could go on and on but will stop at 10: the AquaDuck ride--our favorite!