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Disney Dream

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Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
3 Night Cruise to the Bahamas
Departure date
Friday, 05/27/22
Route
Port Canaveral (Orlando), Nassau, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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About
Passengers: 2,500   |   Crew: 1,458
Passengers to crew: 1.71:1
Passengers to space: 51.8:1
Launched: 2011   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
 

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 205 - 362 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 736
Accessible rooms: 10
Maximum passengers: 5
Number of cabins: 881

Activities & entertainment

Activities (35)
  • Connect@Sea*
  • Evolution
  • Disney's Oceaneer Club
  • Vibe Interior
  • Disney's Oceaneer Lab
  • It's A Small World Nursery
  • Nemo's Reef
  • Cabanas*
  • Couples Villa*
  • Senses Fitness Area
  • Mickey Slide
  • Senses Spa & Salon*
  • Senses Treatment Salons*
  • Senses Rainforest Room*
  • Edge
  • Satellite Falls
  • Goofy's Sports Deck
  • Character Events
  • Fitness Classes
  • Trivia
  • Arts and Crafts Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Nightly Live Music
  • Game Shows
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Karaoke
  • Dance Parties
  • Extensive Kids Programs
  • Pin Trading
  • Sing-Alongs
  • Video Game Competitions
  • Adults-Only Events
  • Pools (4)
  • Hot Tubs (4)
  • Waterslides (2)
Entertainment (6)
  • Walt Disney Theatre
  • Buena Vista Theatre
  • D Lounge
  • Walt Disney Theatre
  • Buena Vista Theatre
  • Disney Movies Onboard
Dining (24)
  • Enchanted Garden - International
  • Preludes - Movie Snacks*
  • Royal Palace - French & American
  • Preludes*
  • Animator's Palate - West Coast Fusion
  • Pink - Wine & Champagne*
  • The District - Piano Bar*
  • Pub 687 - Sports bar*
  • Skyline - Cocktail Bar*
  • Vista Café - Coffee Bar*
  • District Lounge - Piano Bar*
  • Cove Bar - Coffee Bar*
  • Eye Scream /Frozone Treats - Ice Cream
  • Beverage Station - Soft Drinks
  • Vanellope's Sweets and Treats - Sweets*
  • Flo's Café: Luigi's Pizza /Tow-Mater's Grill /Fillmore's Favorites - Fast Food
  • Beverage Station
  • Cove Café - Coffee Bar*
  • Senses Juice Bar - Juices
  • Palo - Gourmet*
  • Waves Bar - Pool bar*
  • Remy - Gourmet French*
  • Meridian - Clubby Cocktails*
  • Currents Bar - Pool Bar*
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Shay S wrote a review Apr 2022
Richmond, Kentucky11 contributions16 helpful votes
During COVID so its not really fair to give a rating during this time. Ship was very clean and Service was GREAT !!! Our state room was GREAT! ALL cast members were beyond GREAT! I love love loved, how you had to wash your hands, or hand sanitize, before entering a food and beverage area (should keep this 100% ) Food wasn't that spectacular to be honest, pool was super small, was not able to experience the spa. But it was fun and we will do it again!
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KimpossibleOmaha wrote a review Apr 2022
Blair, Nebraska60 contributions50 helpful votes
Just returned from a 3 day cruise with my mom - our ages 60 and 79. As always Disney aims to impress with its organizational excellence. The Covid testing process was easy and quick, with results in less than 10 minutes. There was never a line or much of a wait. This may have been one of their first cruises where Covid restrictions were relaxed. Masks were not required for passengers, although staff kept theirs on. Cleaning procedures and sanitation efforts were ongoing and obvious and guests were all required to wash/sanitize hands entering any restaurant or buffet. I was impressed with all of the Disney focused options and characters, but we really enjoyed the adult areas - and there were plenty of them - always open chairs and friendly bar tenders. We did pay the upcharge to eat at Palo one night - nice experience, but probably wouldn't do again. We thought the food was very good and wait staff were so accommodating. Castaway Cay was beautiful - we started at Serenity Beach, the adults only beach, but soon moved to the middle beach where it was less windy. We used an amazing travel agent, Megan Schultz, from MickeyTravels, who provided us with a number of tips and tricks in advance. If you are thinking about this trip I would say do it.
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Robyn H. wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We returned Friday from the February 7-11 sailing aboard the Disney Dream. It was approximately a quarter full of passengers, meaning no lines for anything. The ship was scrupulously clean, and there were required hand sanitizer applications before each meal, before going into stores, etc. Our cabin steward, Lawrence, was an absolute delight; not only did he keep our cabin beyond spotless, he truly cared about our time both on and off the ship, and bonded with my daughter especially. His thoughtful touches beyond just the standard towel animals (such as leaving my daughter's beloved stuffed animals in funny situations) truly touched this mother's heart. The food was great, and definitely had enough for every palate. Our multiple allergies were handled well. We pre-ordered every meal, just to be sure the chef had enough raw food set aside from everyone else's at the start of each dining service. THAT is dedication! Our server and assistant server, Ericson and Shermika, were true Godsends, never missing a beat while again, truly caring about us as people, not just customers on a ship. I know people say Disney is all about pleasing people and assuring Guests have a magical time. But you can tell the difference between people just there to do a job, and the true bonds you can make when you get to know the people. I'm so grateful to Ericson and Shermika for letting us get to know them, and vice versa. They took to my daughter so quickly, and her to them. My mother's heart melted. We parted with a "see you later." Castaway Cay was beautiful, and the staff at the water sports area were very helpful. We then went to Pelican Point for some R&R. There were even some big, brave fish that ventured close enough to the beach for the littlest of kids to see. Be sure to take the tram if you don't like long walks. Nassau tours are run as "pods" right now, and if you go ashore without your tour pod, you run the risk of being quarantined to your room upon embarking the ship again. We did the Blue Lagoon Dolphin Tour. It was fun, but be aware that you will likely be sequestered to a beach with little to no water to play in if it's low tide. Big shout-out to Steven for his help with my bad knee!! Buy the unlimited PhotoPass if you're wavering, then take all of the pictures. You WILL capture a few priceless memories. Yes, all of the photos come with the required masks, but if you're the type (like me) who is always behind the camera, it's nice to be IN the pics for a change. Manuela, Enrique, and Shareeka will treat you well! Finally, we had the once-in-a-lifetime ability to book a concierge room. It was the ultimate luxury in my opinion. You get walked on the ship, bypass all lines, get your own private spot on the 13th deck, free snacks and (non-alcoholic, except at happy hour) drinks all day, sunscreen, upgraded toiletries, pretty much a private elevator, a staff of three to help you with anything you could possibly think of, and in-room surprises. Huge thanks especially to Selina, Himanshu, and Sushant. The Oceaneer Lab- my daughter actually asked to go back! That says it all right there! Oh, and the Dessert Brunch at Remy- so very, very worth it. One of the waiters noticed I was traveling with a "princess" and gave me a handmade lollipop upon gathering her from the Oceaneer Lab. Does DCL cost 2-3 times more than other lines? Yes. But if you can afford it (and I know how lucky I am to do so), and your kids are young (or you are young at heart!), go for it! There's plenty of time for other cruise lines later. I still love RCCL and NCL, but there's just something special about Disney.
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jasonespencer wrote a review Dec 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio212 contributions87 helpful votes
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Everyone I spoke with prior to booking a Disney cruise said "yes" it is worth paying double or triple what another cruise line charge. After going, I'm not so sure. Pros: The rooms were great and the cabin service is also great. The bed was very comfortable and the cabin had 2 bathrooms. One with a toilet and one with a shower. This is great to have while 5 people are getting ready for dinner. The service in the restaurants is also great. They had more pools than our previous cruises. Having the characters on board for younger kids is cool for them. The kids club seems to be much better and larger on the Disney boat. Their private island was also a great experience. They make travel to and from on the Disney bus easy. The fireworks shows (2) were terrific. Disney is the only cruise line to do this. Cons: I thought the food would blow away other cruises. It did not. I was actually disappointed given I had such high expectation. The options were fewer and the buffet was on repeat each day. My first dinner was a ahi tuna steak that was so overcooked it was white all the way through. That sort of set the tone for my disappointment. The pizza also caught me off guard. On a different cruise, we had fantastic pizza freshly made and Disney's pizza seemed like grocery store frozen pizza. It was disappointing to say the least. The food was overall average compared to two other cruise companies I have experienced and with fewer options, I would say it doesn't measure up to the cost. Other areas I was disappointed in were photographers during the day. We have only a couple action shots during the day time activities. We paid for a unlimited photo package and only got the typical photo backdrops during dinner and some characters from a distance (due to covid) I wanted pics at the pool, at the beach, playing mini golf, etc. but I didn't see the photographers much during the daytime. This was disappointing. What was frustrating is everyone over 12 had to be vaccinated and we had to take a covid test upon arrival. Even so, some hot tubs were closed, masks had to be worn, the locker room in the gym including the sauna were closed, etc. Guessing this is the same on all boats. Having the boat at half capacity made all this okay. I would rather deal with the covid restrictions and have fewer people. On a 4 night cruise they only had 2 shows that repeated on nights 3 and 4. This left you wondering what do to after dinner on nights 3 and 4. The alternative to a live show were 1st run Disney movies which we were able to see. I would rather have a live show. On another cruise line we had options like live ice skating shows in addition to Broadway style shows. The cruise app they wanted you to use to communicate did not work. It would add you to a chat and would say something like you are 13th in line. It goes quickly down to 1 and then suddenly would put me back at the end of the line without anyone ever coming on to talk. This happened all the time. I showed an employee and they called the service desk but it never really got fixed. That was frustrating. They would say call the service desk or stop by the desk. If I am hanging by the pool, I don't want to go to my room to call or walk down to the service desk. Just fix the app so we can use it. The app also gave a schedule but with very little detail. It would say "character photo" and not tell you the character. You had to go wait and see. Plus, you had to stand about 10 feet away due to Covid. Really? We are all vaccinated, wearing a mask, and they have a giant costume on covering their face. Later after complaining, the photo manager gave me a list of all the characters and the schedule. I said, why not just put this information you gave me on the app so everyone can see it? I don't want to come wait in like for a character I already took a picture with. If I knew who was coming, it would help. Lastly, my excursions were cancelled. Part of the fun is getting to experience things while on land. My parasailing was canceled without any notice. I found out when it was removed from my daily schedule. When I called, they said the company did not follow through on their covid policy. I also had a crazy speed boat excursion canceled. This left us with very few options while on Disney's private island. Overall, I am glad my daughter who turned 10 the day we left got to experience a Disney cruise. She loved the kids club and meeting the characters. I am glad we experienced Disney to compare it to other cruise experiences. Overall, Disney does a nice job with the experience. For me, I would chose a different cruise line next time because of the cost. It simply isn't worth paying double or triple. For 4 nights on Disney, I can get 7-10 nights on another cruise line. Also, having celebrity themed eating options on the other lines make the food better. More options for food and better top level play activities on other lines make it a better option for our family. Other cruises have their own island that is just as fun. For me, the cost isn't worth it for what I received. For others, it may very well be worth it. I want lots of food options and lots of entertainment options and Disney doesn't offer the biggest boats with the best food or play activities. Plus I can go for much longer for the same cost on another cruise line.
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yjaquez wrote a review Nov 2021
Tampa, Florida2 contributions3 helpful votes
My apologies in advance for this long review. But I have a lot to say. I’m going to start by saying I completely understand that things are different now with COVID. I will also say, I think some companies, including Disney cruises, are abusing the circumstances to their benefit. Pros: The ship is extremely well maintained! I gave the 2 stars review based mainly on how well kept the entire ship was. It was just spotless! Cleaning crew was at it 24/7. Hand sanitizer available everywhere. The entire structure is just beautiful and the effort put into every detail is noticeable. Theater shows, both were amazing! Those 2 were the highlights of the cruise. Cons: Everything else. From the moment you arrive you’ll be harassed with crew members trying to sell you stuff. Alcohol and water packages are the most popular ones, of course. Yes, that’s correct! You will have to purchase water packages if you’d like to have water in your room…. On a Disney cruise,. For which you paid an extraordinary amount of money! I read a lot about how the food in the cruise was amazing. Well, It wasn’t. A rotten crab leg was the lowest point during the cruise. It smelled horrible! Not many options for meals. Most is the same throughout the multiple restaurants with a different name to it. Meat was very low quality, very low. On our last night I had Veal, I wish I could upload a picture to show how it looked like chicken breast instead! So white! And so tasteless. Worst is the fact that you’ll feel rushed to get through your meal. We wanted to spend Thanksgiving night on a cruise, so we picked Disney cruise thinking it was going to be so memorable. Our dinner was done In about 45 minutes or less. I wasn’t even done with my soup when the waiter brought the plate with the white Veal. At least wait until I’m done with one thing! I’m not even that slow eating. I’m a Normal person that eats at a normal pace. It does take more than 5 minutes to enjoy a little bit of chowder. For goodness sake! It’s Thanksgiving night! Make it a little bit more special! Just a little, Or maybe don’t rush your guests so much! At the end you’ll be asked to fill out a form with reviews of your experience. Crew members will almost beg you to give the dinning experience a good review so they don’t lose their jobs or are effected by it, I guess. Disney makes it so reviews will affect the crew member instead of Disney line as a whole. So, this affects how reviews look like to us. The entire process is based on us not wanting to hurt a crew member by giving the food or the process a bad review. So, we didn’t, at least tried our best not to. But the truth is, food was poor quality, and the crew is rushing you to get through your meal so they can get other stuff done. It’s not a good experience. Let’s talk about drinks…. If you spend so much effort marketing about how amazing your cruise is, you should NOT use the “it depends on who the bartender is” excuse to justify why your drinks are not quality drinks. They are not cheap, there’s no package for them, so if you are going to charge for each drink, make it worth our while to pay for them. I’m ok with it, as long as I get what I’m paying for. Not the case. We tried mojitos, margaritas, captains something (don’t remember the full name), 2 different other cocktails (sorry, wish I could remember), even asked for recommendations, and after spending a good amount of $$ trying some of them out, we gave up. Other than the 2 shows, forget about entertainment. Most of it is based on watching a movie at the pool area, or family portraits that you’ll end up paying for later of course. Honestly, it was very poor on “entertainment activities”. Alcohol tastings were also available for adults, somewhat difficult to book since kids club was limited due to COVID. We are ok with that. We came to spend time with our kids so tastings or kids clubs were not priority for us. We tried, most of the time, doing things that we could be involved with the kids. The atmosphere was boring most times. You kind of have to self entertain. No crew activities, it felt dull most times throughout the cruise. Even at Castaway Island. Character appearance, due to COVID, is distanced. That wasn’t a big deal for us. We understand. But the lack of entertainment, no appearances and activities for the kids to enjoy, at least from far, a dance here and there, or something.. there was nothing. Fireworks is just that. You go to the upper deck, watch the fireworks for a few minutes and that’s that! 3 girls came out to “entertain” with an attempt of a dance for a few minutes and that was it. Jesus! Thank God this was supposed to be a MAGICAL EXPERIENCE! The pool was limited, so kids/adults had 15 minute turns and then had to wait in line to get in again. Again, we understand safety measures due to COVID. But here’s the funny thing… right next to the pool they have hot spas? Or whatever you call those and other smaller pools on deck 12 and 13. You could get in those with no limitation in time. So, those were crowded with people that did not want to wait in line at the main pool.. umm..???.. The hypocrisy of it all it’s just outstanding! I mean, what’s the difference between a crowded pool or crowded hot spas throughout the ship? BE AWARE, that you won’t be able to leave the boat once in the Bahamas, if you have a small child that has not been vaccinated (even if tests were negative, which of course she was). If you want to get out of the boat you can only do so if you purchase one of the cruises own tours (how convenient for them!). We did not know this (it’s supposed to be somewhere on their website). You can read about it more clearly im the app. But you have limited access to the app before you actually get into the ship. We found out while already there getting ready to disembark in the Bahamas. You can only imagine the disappointment in our kids faces. We decided then to not let this ruin our vacation, so we took one of Disneys own tours. We did the Pirate Boat tour. It was outstanding how low poor quality and cheap this tour was. Isn’t this a Disney tour? It was 2 and a half hours of nothing but a guy dancing on the ropes. They did not know what to do. You could see they were just improvising. No stories about pirates, no guidance about what we were looking at, nothing! They actually didn’t have speakers either so how could they anyway? it was just loud music. People were just seating there talking to each other. There was nothing else to do. For the entire tour! I’m extremely dissatisfied, frustrated and disappointed. This entire experience was nothing but expensive. We feel ripped off. I hope this is not your experience. But to us, we will not recommend Disney cruise to anyone. We will definitely not go on another cruise trip with them again.
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