Disney Dream- Very Merrytime Christmas Cruise

Disney Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5

Sail Date: December 12, 2014
Ship: Disney Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago


We sailed aboard the Disney Dream for our second time. I think we already knew this, but our cruise on the Dream proved that three nights just isn’t long enough. It is an amazing ship with just the right amount of Disney touches where it is not overwhelming! We all know that Disney does things their own way but did you know that they could not decide on a color for the ship, they knew they wanted the classic ship look and finally a co worker in the office named Monica had a pair of dark blue pants on and it fit the bill! The hull of the ship is called Monica Blue! (but she receives NO royalties…bummer) it also took two years to copyright the Mickey yellow life boats! Legally they are supposed to be orange so Disney had to prove that they can be seen in case of an emergency just as well. Yup, as usual they got what they wanted and I have to say it is a beautiful ship.

This specific sailing was a Very Merrytime Christmas Cruise. These are available on sailings departing November through Christmas!

On the ship, discover a festive fusion of holiday-themed entertainment, activities and décor—with a life-sized gingerbread house, 24-foot Christmas tree, garlands, poinsettias, shimmering lights and more! Castaway Cay also has a few Merry touches! (Did you know that 100 crew members actually live on the island!) not a bad deal huh! and for a bit of movie Trivia….Splash with Tom hanks was filmed there before Disney owned it!

Some of the Holiday onboard enhancements include:

Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night, with candy-cane limbo, dancing and games.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, where kids can help light the tree and kick off the holiday festivities,
Santa Claus meet-and-greet, an exciting opportunity to take family pictures and see Santa and his elves,
Meet-and-Greets with some favorite Disney Characters, dressed in their holiday attire,
Teen-only and tween-only holiday parties—private celebrations where teens and tweens can hang out with new friends.
Holiday storytelling, with new and old tales about holidays at sea and around the world.
Themed activities and crafts for kids—decorate stockings, make holiday cards, go on a holiday scavenger hunt and more.
A life-sized gingerbread house made completely with edible ingredients—and the opportunity to make your own gingerbread house. Holiday merchandise is also available for this event.

I do recommend this cruise for families of all generations. There are adult only areas and how amazing will it be for the grandparents to attend a pirate party with the kids! These are so fun! they also feature what used to be the only fireworks show at sea! Until recently Norwegian Cruise Line also has them now.

As always Disney did exceed my expectations. The service, food and cleanliness of the ship was exceptional. If you are a Disney addict you will enjoy it. If you are not….once you get past all the kids (well it is Disney)…you will also!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't forget about Pirate night! they will leave a bandana for you in your stateroom but it's always fun to dress up! argggg!

3 out of 5
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