We enjoyed our stay on the Disney Dream for the fun and variety offered. We appreciated that entertainment was not just relegated to the bars. There were fantastic shows, a great movie theater, a whole water coaster, pirate nights and other Disney magic.
We will say that to fully enjoy this type of cruise, you obviously need to have kids or be a devout Disney fan. The more cynical cruiser could get pretty annoyed with the lighthearted campiness thickly applied to everything on the ship.
As for the food, it was above average. Not one of the restaurants turned us off, and the specialty restaurants had top-quality nosh. Disney did not venture into the obscure or challenging with their cuisine. The results are somewhat predictable, but really great tasting meals.
Disney makes sure to provide some unique entertainment. The AquaDuck water coaster is the only ride like it on the seven seas. The fireworks display is also a one-of-a-cruise-kind of experience (we did wonder where the firework casings end up…trash in the ocean perhaps?). Pirate night also was a lot of fun. Even the grumpy cruiser can find mirth in dressing like a sea terrorist and growling at children.
We don’t need to reiterate that if you have a family, you can’t find a better cruise than aboard a Disney ship. The Dream is the largest and most decked out of all the cruisers in the Disney line and we highly recommend it for you and your brood.