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Disney Dream 8-18-13


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We traveler with out whole family (6 adults, 1 teenager, 3 children, and one infant) this past August. Although my husband and I are seasoned cruisers, this was our first Disney cruise and the first cruise for everyone else.


My husband I wondered if we would find any differences between past cruises and this one. At first, it was hard to tell but as the week went on, we both agreed that Disney did it well in many areas.


Embarkation was painless. We arrived about 12:30 and they had already declared open embarkation. We appreciated the 'welcome' given by the crew members as we came onboard the ship.


We were all taken aback by the mayhem on the pool deck. To say that it was crowded is an understatement. I was underwhelmed and think that Disney could have done a better job with the pools. On the other side of the coin, I LOVED the movies at night. It was hilarious to see, not one, but everyone in the pool faced toward the screen.


Cabins were spacious with tons of storage. We had balcony cabins and enjoyed being able to have the dividers opened so the kids could pass from one cabin to the other without having to go out in the hallway. Our cabin steward was awesome and the kids were totally entertained with the towel animals every night.


I had read a lot of comments about the food and some of it wasn't inspiring. I have to say that I was very impressed. Even pirate night, which was supposed to be the worst was good. We went to Palo's brunch . We were really pleased with the restaurant and the choice (quality) of food. Cabanas had a great variety of food and we all thought it above average.


The entertainment was pure Disney. We didn't see the Villains show all the others were terrific. We loved the Pirate show, even though there was no room to move out on the deck. Luckily, we were there early enough so that we had a place against the railing.


Debarkation was also easy. We decided to eat up in Cabanas that last morning. That way, we were not tied down to a certain time for eating breakfast. We simply ate, relaxed and, when we were ready, we gathered up our things and headed to the gangway.


If you have a trip planned on the Dream, you are definitely in for a treat!:D

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Everyone had a blast. But I think I enjoyed it more than anyone because I got to watch my grandchildren play together and my sons with their wives interact. It really was the best.


I just finished reading Gambee's photo review of their trip on the Dream. There is no way that I can compare but boy did I enjoy those pictures! I also realized how much of the ship I missed! - no way you can fully appreciate the whole thing in just 4 days!

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