Well, what did I think of my overall Disney Dream experience? One word for you – FABULOUS!! It definitely lived up to the Disney name! I did not encounter one grumpy cast member. They all went above and beyond and met and some exceeded my expectations. The only thing I did notice on this cruise was that the ship rocked a little more than I have noticed before. Thankfully I had my trusty Sea Bands and I was good to go. My son even used one of them and he was fine too. If you tend to get motion sick, get some Sea Bands from your local drug store and put them on. No medicine just a pressure point in your wrist. They really do work.
Upon arrival we were announced when we boarded the ship. I felt like royalty. The lobby is beautiful and the chandelier is amazing. We went straight to our stateroom on Deck 7 and put our bags down. We, then, headed to Deck 11 to eat in the Cabanas. There was a wide variety of foods to choose from along with several desserts. We picked a seat near the window so we had a great view.
Our son wanted to check out the kids area (Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club). So we headed there and we were able to check it all out before they were actually taking kids. We stayed for a while then headed out to explore some more and get ready for the mandatory evacuation meeting.
Of course they have their rotational dining too. Each night you get to eat in a different restaurant but your servers stay the same. Our first night of dining was in the Enchanted Garden. I have to say that this was probably my least favorite. The place is beautiful and looks like a garden, but my meal was not the best. I had chicken and it was just o.k. We had wonderful servers – Romy was awesome and pointed out what he thought was the better choice. We shared a table with another family from Massachusetts. They were a family of mom, dad, two boys and grandmother. Super nice family! Their sons and ours hit it off. They talked about the kids club and made plans to go after dinner. So, needless to say that is where the three boys ended up for about 2 hours.
Each night we were entertained with a fabulous Broadway show. We were scheduled for the main dining so our show was at 8:30 p.m.
Our second day we were in Nassau and we did the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis along with the ruins. I would highly recommend the Dolphin Encounter. It was great and well worth the money.
Our second night we had dinner in the Royal Palace. This was also Pirate Night. I think that was the most fun of all of the nights. The Pirate Party up on the Pool Deck was lots of fun and the fireworks?!?! Where can you cruise to and have fireworks at sea? Perfect way to end the evening.
The third day we were at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. There is so much to do if you wish to. If you would rather relax and do nothing you certainly can do that too. There is even hammocks under some shade trees where you can catch a nap. You can slide down Pelican’s Pludge or get some ice cream. You can even schedule a shore excursion. We were suppose to do a glass bottom boat tour and my husband was suppose to go deep sea fishing. Unfortunately, when we docked it was too windy that all of those excursions were cancelled. So we just spent a day on the beach having some fun. My husband did rent some snorkel equipment and did some snorkeling. We also had tubes we rented and had some fun with those. If keeping fit is your thing, you can do that here too. They have a 5K race at 8:30 in the morning. I was suppose to be on the glass bottom boat so I didn’t sign up for the 5K race but did run/walk it that afternoon. It was an awesome feeling when I hit that finish line and knew that I had just completed my first 5K and there couldn’t have been a better place to do it!
Our last night of dining was the Animator’s Palette. This was MY FAVORITE!! They spent 20 million dollars on this restaurant alone and it shows. It was amazing and the food was delicious! As I said it was my favorite – all around!
Along with the great shows, the spa and the pools there was also shopping, putt putt, kids clubs, adult only areas, fitness center, areas for the teens and movie theaters. There was so much to do, just not enough time. So, if you plan on taking a cruise any time soon, I would recommend at least a 4 night cruise – maybe you can fit in most of it then. I will definitely be sailing with Disney again. I just hope it is soon, I am missing it already.