Disney Dream, Day 2
Tonight I am reminiscing about our Disney cruise from October. It was an overall fantastic trio to Disney World and the Bahamas. We were a bit apprehensive about booking this Disney Cruise since we had such a terrible experience on a Carnival Cruise a couple years ago. There were some things I wish we had known before the Disney trip:
Pirate party. This is a part of the Disney cruise you either love, hate, or didn’t get the memo. We had been coached by friends that some dress in full pirate gear. We didn’t bring one stich of pirate bounty. Thankfully on our beds after afternoon turndown service (yes, there are two turndown services per day!) there laid on our beds Pirates of the Caribbean scarves.
The Halloween Tree grew pumpkins over night! When we visited the main deck my little one was excited to see the jack o lanterns had sprouted on the branches! Even if you do not travel in October during Halloween season, the boat will be decorated for whatever holiday is around the bend.
The big rumor on the boat was that we may not port at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Nassau was out on our second day because of the hurricane. I got it, safety first, and so happy they did jot ignore dangers like the horrid Carnivalcruise we went kn two years prior. Disney Dream is the boat on which to be stranded if there is to be more days at sea than originally planned.
Plans to lay by the pool on your Disney cruise? Get to the deck early. Breakfast time all seats were empty. By mid-morning, all chairs had been claimed. I was lucky enough to snag one on the end of the row and the rest of my party joined me by the pool just as the family next to me abandoned their chairs. There are signs everywhere warning against “saving chairs” and not keeping your belongings on abandoned chairs for an extended period of time.
They WILL clear your seats if they do not see you using them! An angry family tried to confrontme and my friends about “taking their chairs” at one point. No one was in the chairs we sat in, neither were any belongings. I pointed to the sign and the staff clearing chairs. Nothing I could do. On your feet, lose your seat!
Goofy golf is on the top deck. Really fun, but always a line!
Getting on the boat was a breeze. Departing however was a different ball game. Customs is always a mess no matter where you travel. Be ptepared for a HUGE line!
The only negative thing I have to say about this trip is it was way too short and the hurricane derailed our plans to port in Nassau. We know for next time, book the cruise for a week! So much to do, so little time on the boat this trip!
What experiences have you had on a Disney boat?