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Disney Cruise Line

Disney DreamWelcome Aboard!

We’ve only sailed Disney Cruise Line once, and that was on a short 3 day cruise, but we loved it!  As much as we love Disneyworld, we were hesitant to go on a Disney Cruise due to all the kids.  Everyone we had talked to assured us there are adult areas DSC00817of the ship, so we decided to try it.

 

Disney really does things right, as evident in the quality and attention to detail you see aboard.  Yes, you pay a premium for the Disney experience, but you really do get a premium product. DSC00771 The ship is gorgeous, and there is so much to see and do, we barely scratched the surface on our short 3 day cruise.
We booked a Concierge level cabin, which provided access to the Concierge Lounge and services, which was a huge perk.  In addition to boarding early, and private checkin area, the Concierge’s planned us a complete itinerary for our cruise, which was quite helpful when picking show times, and arranging dinner reservations. Complimentary evening drinks, and a chance to socialize with your fellow passengers in a relaxed and more private lounge was also nice.DSC01003
Plus one day the lounge even had a visit with my favorite character – Goofy!
Disney Cruises has a ‘rotating’ dining room service, basically you change dining rooms for each of the 3 dinners, and your waiter changes with you. DSC00830 Quite an ingenious idea, as you get to try 3 different themed dining rooms on the same ship!
We only ate in the main dining room the first night, and elected to do the two premium specialty dining rooms (Palo, and Remy) the next two nights, although we did have open seating lunch in one of the dining rooms each day.
Palo was wonderful Italian dining experience, and a must for the lovers of Italian food. DSC01018The atmosphere was casually elegant, and the food delicious and filling.  The service, food, and wines were most enjoyable, and we needed to walk off dinner when we left!
 Remy, was quite a gourmet food lover’s delight!  Remy is more formal, and has both a French and American menu of selections. Dos chose the French menu tastings, and I chose the American selections, each paired with wonderful wines.  We were encouraged to share our portions with each other, so we got the best of both cuisines.  DSC01195Remy was exceptional in every aspect and so incredible you really forgot you were on a moving ship.  And as if we hadn’t had enough to eat, there were bedside chocolates waiting for us courtesy of the Remy staff!
 Both restaurants are on the same level, across the halls from each other, in a very elegant and private environment. DSC01037 Even the restroom that was between the two restaurants was fancy!
The 3 night cruise stopped at Nassau, which we’ve been to lots of times, so we didn’t even get off the ship there, and enjoyed the shipboard amenities while in port. DSC00844DSC00851 The private island stop of Castaway Cay was awesome, and Disney is the only ship I know of that has there own dock on this private island in the Bahamas.
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We rented a cabana here on the adult side of the island, and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and relaxation there, as well as the upgraded buffet lunch.
And finally, who can’t remember Pirate night!  Complete with an outdoor show, party, dancing, and leave it to Disney – Fireworks off the side of the ship!  Another first for cruising – fireworks!DSC01015DSC01062
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Yes, it’s a different experience in cruising.  I probably wouldn’t do a longer cruise on Disney even though we had a wonderful time on this short 3 day trip.  The cruise seems to be more about the ship than the destination, so if you were sailing somewhere such as Alaska or Europe, to me it would be a waste of the beautiful ship, as you would want to see the sights, more so than the ship.  It’s also very casual; perhaps way too casual, if you’re used to more formally-dressed ships. Granted this was a 3 night cruise, but even here people seemed to think they were still in the theme parks, and shorts were appropriate for the shows which ran earlier than on traditional cruises.
The two specialty dining rooms were for adults, and were truly a nice getaway from the rest of the ship.  We were lucky to meet ‘Cake Boss’ who was aboard our sailing with his family and cast and crew of the show. DSC00920 He and his group were having dinner at Palo the night we were there, and he spoke to us on the way out.  He had made a HUGE cake of the ship, and had a ceremony earlier in the day with the Captain, Disney characters and crew.  Quite fun to watch!
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And ’twas a great cruise for all!

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