First Family Vacation
Disney Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: November 02, 2015
Ship: Disney Dream
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Farming Family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children 16, 13, and 12). Paid for and planned trip for 2 years. I've traveled with just the kids before and cruised with one at a time but this is the first trip with kids and husband who has never vacationed ever in his 36 years. I personally thought my kids were too old for Disney but they saw the ship and begged it to be that one. So we booked 2 Aft cabins 1 inside 7689 and the balcony next door 7690. Booked the cruise online and paid on it until it was paid off and booked the flights and hotel separately on our own. We flew into orlando the day before the cruise to be safe incase of any travel delays. Used a private transfer company from the airport to the Radisson at the port. I would have preferred to stay at a resort on the beach but the Radisson gave me a great rate that was half the price of the beach resort and I've stayed at the Radisson before so I liked the familiarity of the resort. Their ship transfers are nice as well. Disney embarkation was very smooth and quick, everyone inside the terminal was friendly and smiling. The Disney Ship was beautiful inside and out and all the crew was very friendly and helpful. I used the Disney Cruise APP a lot during the cruise to check entertainment, dining hours and menus, and to chat with the 16 year old. I also pre puchased the photo package before we sailed and that was a great benefit and I would do again and recommend. So many photo opportunities. I loved the main dining menu selection but was disappointed to learn that cabanas buffet was not open for dinner. Room service was good though. We enjoyed the 3D theatre to watch a movie on Sea Day and played the Midship Detective game with the kids. I will be honest and say traveling with a family of 5 it is difficult to keep Everyone happy and entertained. We loved our stop in Nassau and spent the day at the Atlantis which was probably the best money spent and I can say Everyone was happy at Atlantis the whole day which makes mom happy. Lots of memories created at the Atlantis.