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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 825 guests have reviewed Disney Dream, giving it a rating of 4.4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.4 out of 5(825 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Families w/young children53.8%
Families w/older children14.8%
Couples9.5%
Groups6.7%
Singles/Friends2.4%

Most Recent Reviews

Not quite a Dream...

Dec 7th, 2018

Just returned from a 4-day Very Merrytime Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream; this was our third cruise on the Dream and second using concierge. However this was our first 4-day cruise on Disney and compared to the 3-day, this cruise was packed with people. We were also celebrating 2 Birthdays. Although Disney cruises focus on kids, there are plenty of adult activities. The shows are top-notch; loved the Palo brunch; had fun playing the Midship Detective game; and the meet and greets with the various costumed actors was great. We did have a few hic-ups: our stateroom door stopped working on the first day right before the sail away party which we therefore missed (we enjoy this activity quite a bit). The repair took about an hour and was handled expertly; I do understand that things break. The second issue was with Senses: when buying our $170 Rainforest access pass, we were told there were a limited number of passes (80). Well, other than the first night, we weren’t able to use the hot-tubs or heated beds because of availability so apparently passes were not as “limited” as we were led to believe. Senses also provided a hair treatment (blow-out) and applied a “treatment” without discussing the price: what should have cost @ $65 was billed at $156. This up-charge was not approved but never-the-less charged. One positive with Senses was a $50 coupon given to 1 of the birthday ‘girls’ but it had expired the month prior to our sailing date. When the second birthday ‘girl’ asked for the coupon at Guest Services, she was told she had to have her birthday while on-board (her birthday was the day we got off the ship and therefore we were on-board). The other birthday was the day before we boarded so this explanation is wrong/inappropriate. Disney cruises are wonderful. However our experiences with Senses and Disney Guest Services was sub-par; no one’s birthday should be ignored and invalidated. Why did Disney not want to celebrate my daughter turning 25?

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Best Family Cruise Ever!!

Dec 3rd, 2018

Wonderful family time! Can't wait to venture out on the next cruise! Disney is the only way to go, great food, awesome entertainment, and fantastic staff!

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

We got good deal right after thanksgiving

Dec 2nd, 2018

The dinner and entertainment staff was great. Bahamas was great. Lots to do but not enough activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Nov 29th, 2018

Five stars, with a catch. This was a fantastic ship, with a wonderful crew. The decorations were amazing and the ship was never dirty, ever. I swear I saw workers painting at port. The first day however, was not a great start. We were rushed at dinner, and there just wasn't enough time to really do anything. Night 2, was Pirate Night....and a port....and dinner....and a show. We rushed from our port to change into our dinner attire, then rushed to change into our Pirate costumes, just to see a horrible Jack Sparrow impersonation and freaking fireworks. Fireworks at Sea!!! That was crazy, and we loved it. The show however, was terrible! The show didn't last long and we all had this feeling of "Is that it?" We looked forward to Pirate Night for months and felt disappointed. The buffet was insane! Crab legs on the buffet, unlimited Coke products for the taking, and some of the best hamburgers and chicken on the Open Sea. The down-side, it was cramped! I have been on smaller ships (Empress of the Seas) that has more room around the tables. There was really no room to walk. We had to wait for people to move so we could get past the tables, and the same for them. Look point I'm making is this, keep your expectations in check when you do a 3 day voyage on the Dream. You can't do the Midship Detective Agency, and explore every nook of the ship while at port, while trying to catch a movie. Pick what really matters and do that. The shows were simply amazing!! "Beauty and the Beast" was phenomenal. We still talk about "Believe". Again, CRAMPED! Elbows on elbows in the theatre. Up-side, no weird poles anywhere. Every seat was a good seat. The food was cruise average, but crazy loud. Animators' Pallette was not what we hoped. We still hear "DUDE" in our sleep. The noise level was very, very loud. Royal Palace was amazing, and we still love it to this day. Our room was adjoining with another family we did not know and we were awoken at 6:00am every morning from a kid screaming. I wrote a review and posted pictures about our stateroom if you are interested. We had a few drinks in Nassau and came back to the ship. No nap for us. There were kids and parents running up and down the hall all hours of the day. Oh well. By the way, the ship pretty much shuts down at 10:00pm. I can't help but love this ship. I love Disney. I am a Annual Passholder, but I think once on the Dream is enough for me. I still recommend the Dream, but remember to keep your expectations in check, and if possible stay out for 4-5 days. This is my review, and I hope it helped.

Great cruise until the kids started throwing up.

Nov 27th, 2018

The cruise was great for the first 3 days. There is a lot for the kids to do and the private island was a good time for all. Unfortunately my son started throwing up all over our cabin on the 4th day. He continued to get sick for the next 12 hours. Our room steward was great helping us with fresh linens and keeping the room clean. He said he had to report the illness to the cruise management on the ship. No one ever bothered to call us to see how we were doing. When my wife talked to guest services the next day they didn’t seem very concerned. My daughter started throwing up the morning we disembarked and continued to the whole time we traveled home. We have spoken to DCL multiple times and they have only offered to send the kids some care packages. I expected Disney to do a bit more to make this right, but I guess they are big enough to not worry about losing one family. Won’t be spending the exorbitant amount to do a Disney Cruise again. Back to RCL where customer service has always been great.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

A magical time

Nov 21st, 2018

Disney, as always, surpassed my expectations and truly gave us memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Nov 17th, 2018

Best vacation ever! Was worth all the money that we spent to go! The food was amazing, the room was amazing, and the staff were amazing as well. Get good to go on a cruise and not be pestered to buy alcohol!

Dream Cruise

Nov 17th, 2018

Had a great time..going on another one soon. No complaints from me.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Awesome ????

Nov 13th, 2018

Our dining staff was great. Would love to know when they sail again. Our cabin hostess made our stay great, loved all the towel designs.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Expensive. Good but don’t need to do it again.

Nov 11th, 2018

We liked the boat and had a good time. There wasn’t one bad thing about it but I’m not sure I’m a cruise person. I didn’t feel relaxed. There was a lot of walking. It was fun and the service was good but I probably won’t do it again.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

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