Disney Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

Our first cruise and it exceeded our dreams

Sail Date: June 02, 2017

Reviewed: 12 days ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
Great value with a queen bed plus living room coverting to adorable bunks. Clever bathroom layout large tub/shower and separate w/c and second sink/vanity so two people can use two rooms at once. Tons of storage. Awesome nearly-floor-ceiling porthole worh moon chair---so much fun!
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Port Canaveral, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
We chose the authentic historic stone Fort Charlotte with cannons, etc., a short taxi ride away and easy 20-minute walk back along the shoreline. It was uncrowded and we avoided the tourist traps.
Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

Tip

You will be taken care of by your personal valet "Host/Hostess" and all the other staff so just enjoy the ride!



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