Disney Dream Review

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  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars 4.5
  • Expert Rating:4.0-stars 4.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.0-stars 4.2
    • Couples: 4.5
    • Families w/ young children: 4.2
    • Families w/ older children: 4.1
    • Singles/Friends: 4.4
    • Groups: 4.5
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Ship Size: XL

How it Ranks: Disney Dream ranks #1 out of 4 Disney Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Introduced in 2011, the 4,000-passenger Disney Dream is one of Disney's largest ship. The ship nods to classic Disney characters with whimsical art deco furnishings and classic Disney storytelling. Ship highlights include the 765-foot water coaster, AquaDuck, Goofy's Sports Deck, a virtual sports simulator (for an extra fee) and live shows that bring Disney favorites to life. While the ship emphasizes family-focused entertainment with nine specialized kids clubs, it's also geared toward grown-ups with a host of adults-only spaces. A section of the ship called The District transforms into an adult oasis at night with five nightclubs and lounges, and adults can also enjoy the Quiet Cove pool and Senses Spa & Salon. When it comes to dining, cruisers have nine themed venues to choose from including two specialty adults-only restaurants. In terms of lodging, the Disney Dream caters to cruising clans with perks like convertible sofas. Cabins range from Inside Staterooms that sleep up to four people to Concierge Suites that range from 622 to 1,781 square feet. Though some recent cruisers commented that the ship is more expensive than other mainstream cruise lines, most said it was well worth the price. Passengers appreciated the personalized attention they received from the staff. But with that in mind, if you're looking for attentive service, sparse crowds and secluded nooks, a smaller ship may better suit your needs. Disney Dream will undergo renovations and add new areas, including the Star Wars Experience, in late 2015. 

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Disney Dream Cabins

Disney Dream offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Disney Dream Deck Plans

Disney Dream contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Disney Dream deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by