Wonderful first cruise

Disney Dream Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Disney Dream

3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2018

Ship: Disney Dream

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6094

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise and we have now been spoiled!!!! Everything was so nice and clean and very well put together, Our only issue was that there is no listing as to what princesses are on what ships. The food is great and the service was exceptional. We will be taking more cruises.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The Embarkation really I figured was going to be a nightmare. It turned out they have this down to a smooth running machine. We got there about 10:30am or 11:00am and we was on the ship and eating lunch by 1pm. We had boarding # 19 and it went pretty fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was wonderful. Everything I had was wonderful and full of flavor. My wife had a Tuna steak and she said it was fine but it was not her cup of tea so our server got her something else and she said it was great. I never had any Micky bars but my daughter had them at every dinner and she loved them. The chocolate chip coolies were good except they looked over cooed but after I started breaking down the tastes I figured it had alot of brown sugar in them and that was fine but some things don't taste right to me and my wife until we know what the reason is. We both agreed they were good but if you are used to Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies they are a little different then that. I still highly suggest the warm cookies and milk before bed. The fruit bowl and the fruit was great too. I did not taste the pizza.

Royal Palace

5 out of 5

This was a very nice setting and the food was really good here too.

Frozone Treats

5 out of 5

The ice cream was great!

Enchanted Garden

5 out of 5

This was a very nice dinner and the room was well laid out. The food was great also.

Animator's Palate

5 out of 5

This was great experience. There was no drawing to be put on the screen like we had seen. The food was great and it was very lively.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
pools are crowded but you cannot expect anything less with only 2 family pools and 4000 people on board. The spa was great too.

AquaDuck

5 out of 5

The ride was fun and pretty fast but work of warning!!!!! The water is COLD!!!!!!. The heavy person in the back gets SOAKED! Think all that water is running down that tube and in the dips it goes back up and about 2 foot up the person in the back gets all the water. the person in the front does get wet but nothing like the person in the back.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Disney's Oceaneer Lab

5 out of 5

They really keep a good watch on the kids and keep them busy.

Disney's Oceaneer Club

5 out of 5

They really keep a good watch on the kids and keep them busy.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room Host( Steward) was Dennis and he was absolutly superb. Anything we needed her was there. The waiters and food personel was great and very attentive and friendly. The only thing I can say if when putting your luggage out the last night if you do not get it out by 10 pm or 10:30 pm you will have missed the pick up. Call down to the service desk and tell them you missed the pick up and they will tell you they will send some one up to pick up. We waited and finally went to sleep. My wife woke up at 3 am and she checked and found our bags were still there so she ended up getting dressed and went down to the service desk and asked them and they told her they make a last sweep between 3:30am and 4:30am and sure enough it and another cabin's luggage got picked up and all was well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean as can be and very well maintained from what we seen. The staff was always sweeping or cleaning the walls the floors and other places.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

If you want it just ask and they will do all they can to make it happen.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
This was where we Embarked from and it seemed clean and very nice. We did not do anything there other than board the ship.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

We ended up staying the ship because it was raining and we really had no desire to see Nassau.... It did look very nice from the ship.

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

5 out of 5
The beach had a lot of shells and I would recommend wearing flip flops or something if your feet are easily hurt or if you have diabetes. The beach is clean and the food was great. The snorkeling is tricky. When you get the fins on walk backwards and it will help you get into the water with out falling. We found out we are not snorkeling people. The Stingray adventure was great but it can be very scary for the younger kids. There were 68 girl stingrays and 1 boy stingray when we was there and there were some that were going to be having babies. They like to swim over your feet so do not stick your toes UP or they might nibble on them. They had originally canceled our stingray adventure but if they do that you can go ask and they can sometimes get you in at another time.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

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