This was my first Disney Cruise and in the beginning I expected it to be amazing. Again, Disney exceeds my expectations with amazing and friendly service, outstanding and unbelievable entertainment, and special Disney magic that you can’t find anywhere else. Let’s start off with the food. It was the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life! The room service was great, the buffet was a mile long and delicious, and everything was just the right temperature. The restaurants were truly incredible, and by the end of the week our waitress already knew what some of us wanted and was funny and nice. The lobby of the ship was humongous and was always filled with character greetings or singing and other acts. The D-Lounge hosted karaoke, game shows, trivia and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The shows were so magical and I felt like I was watching a Broadway show. The kids clubs were awesome with video games, an animation studio, arts and crafts, and much more, and everyone I went with loved the clubs. I’ve heard people say that Disney doesn’t do I good job with planning activities, but that is simply untrue. If anything, I couldn’t decide between which activity to do because there were so many fun ones. Disney art is all over the ship and adds to the magic. Embarkation and debarkation was good. The Castaway Key 5k was really fun and there’s a water slide in the ocean, which I just personally thought was awesome. Some of the shore excursions at Castaway Cay were cancelled due to high winds, but you can’t really blame Disney for thatThere’s always a Disney movie running somewhere on the Disney cruise, and I just couldn’t get enough of them. The AquaDuck is incredible, especially while the sun is setting because the water coaster is see-through and gives you a beautiful view of the ocean. I didn’t go there, but the Outlook observation deck is apparently and great spot for views. There were several adult only spots on the ship that include the spa (which also has some stuff for teens but is mostly for adults) and the many bars aboard the cruise. The cabin was small but there was a queen bed, a bunk bed, and a pull-out bed, and we were usually out doing activities, so it was good. Our room came with a deck, which gave amazing views of the ocean. They had photography on the cruise, and at the end of the cruise you can use computer to get a digital portfolio of your pictures and order a photo book. It was a paradise.
I only have a few complaints :
1. The buffet closed at four, so after that you had to have a sit-down dinner.
2. The shower and bath tub were a bit small.
3. Alcohol was very expensive. But on the bright side, Disney does allow you to bring your our alcohol. And it’s understandable why alcohol is so expensive. They don’t want a bunch of drunk people on a Disney cruise filled with children.
4. Some of the bathrooms, although very clean, only had two stalls and one sink. The line for the bathroom was long at times.
Besides these minor complaints, the Disney cruise was the well worth the money, and I would absolutely go back again! Many people think that the Disney cruise is just for kids, but really, it’s for the little kid inside of everyone, young and old.
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