Disney Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

Great for kids, not as great for parents

Sail Date: May 23, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Let's start with the good. The ship itself was great. The cabins were adorable, we loved the porthole in our inside cabin! I also liked that there was a tub and shower! And the tv options were great! The staff was extremely friendly and would bend over backwards for you. And can we talk about the restaurants? Amazing!! We loved the rotational dining! The soft serve ice cream banana strawberry flavor was a major plus! And we enjoyed being able to get soft drinks whenever we wanted. The nemo pool was s huge hit with our 4 yr old! He could have stayed there all day every day! The pools are great for kids because they are extremely shallow. We didn't like that the pools closed at 3:00 and 6:00.... We like night swimming! And weren't too happy that they closed so early. Also, a normal depth pool would be nice for the whole family to enjoy.. Not just 18+ they also closed the hot tubs before they were supposed to. We did the aquaduck once, when the lights Ned seemed the shortest and we still waited about an hour. Ya have to do it once I guess but it's really slow and not that fun. The buffet hours are ridiculous.. Breakfast ends too soon and lunch isn't long enough and there isn't a dinner buffet. We are used to every other cruise line out there where the buffet only closes for like a half hour between meals. The selection looked great, but it's filled with weird things not everyone is going to enjoy. I ate s slab of beef every single day for lunch. It was good, but I would have at least liked some variety or at least some kind of potato to go with it.. I'm not s huge pizza pan but I did try the pizza and it was really good. In the dining rooms there was only ever one option on the menu I settled for. It always ended up tasting good though. The desserts were generally awful in the dining rooms.. Which is sad because other cruise line desserts rock! With the one exception of the royal palace.. The strawberry shortcake sundae and creme brûlée were to die for! As for the shows, we never made it to any.... Because usually when you have the later dining, the show is after. And on this cruise it was before and we were never ready by the time it started. a Disney cruise is something we have always wanted to do, but now that we've done it once we'll never need to do it again. We'll stick with Royal or Carnival where there's a good mix for kids and adults and you get way more for your money :)

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Port Canaveral, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
We did the beach next to Atlantis. It was great!
Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)


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