Quick cruise on the Disney Dream
GENERAL IMPRESSIONS OF THE SHIP:
The Disney Dream is a beautifully decorated ship that is maintained in top condition. The ship was spotlessly clean. The decor has many deco touches that remind one of the liners of the past, but it has all the modern amenities one would expect from new cruise ship. Disney takes the adult only areas very seriously and children were not seen in these areas. There is plenty of deck space for sunning and relaxing that are child free. There were times you would forget that there were large numbers of children on board because of the tranquility of the adult only areas. The staff were very professional and well trained. No one from the staff gave us a double take or treated us differently because of our sexual orientation. It's too bad that Disney doesn't offer LGBT gatherings. There were a good number of LGBT people on our sailing, and plenty of areas in the adult only parts of the ship that could accomodate the gathering without impacting the families on board.
WOULD YOU CRUISE THIS SHIP AGAIN:
TELL US ABOUT YOUR STATEROOM:
We were in cabin 10558, a deluxe oceanview stateroom with a verandah. The cabin was very well designed and did not feel small or crowded at all. The bed was very comfortable, and it was a pleasure having a real queen sized bed instead of two twins shoved together to make a queen. There was plenty of storage space in the form of closets and drawers. The balcony was a pretty standard size compared to other ships we have been on. There were two chairs and a small table. The bathroom set up is the best I've ever experienced on any ship on any line. There is actually two separate rooms, one with the toilet and a sink, and the other with a tub/shower and sink. It was ideal. The bathrooms are stocked with Spa H20 amenities, and the towels were very plush. Be aware that immediately above deck 10 is an open public deck and you did occasionally here noise and people ran, or moved deck furniture. It did not bother us, but I can understand some people would object to it.
HOW WERE THE PUBLIC SPACES:
The ship seemed to flow well, and we never felt crowded, other than in the photo gallery on the last night, but what ship doesn't have that issue? The public spaces are very comfortable and very well decorated. There are plenty of places to enjoy some quite time, as well as places that will let you feel in the middle of it all. Outdoor spaces were expansive, and there was not a shortage of loungers or deck furniture.
TELL US ABOUT THE SERVICES:
The ship has three main dining rooms, the buffet, and some fast food type offerings. The food in the main dining rooms were very good. DCL has rotational dining, so that you and your servers, and table mates all rotate between the three venues during your cruise. The menus have a nice variety of choices and the presentation of the food was well done. The dress was resort casual in the main dining rooms. The two specialty restaurants, Palo and Remy, are both excellent and the service in these restaurants incredible. The specialty restaurants are adult only and require reservations. Be aware of the dress code in Remy - no denim, and jacket required for men. The production shows are very well done, and of course Disney themed. There was plenty of additional entertainment in the adult area venues in the evenings as well. Don't miss the on deck pirate party and fireworks! The cocktails were very good with a wide range of offerings. There was a wide variety of beer and wine.
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