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We boarded the Disney Dream around 11:45 and then went straight to Cabana's for lunch. After enjoying what I thought was a really good meal of tenderloin, shrimp, crab legs and various other offerings, I was ready to check out our connecting staterooms. At exactly 1:30 pm, the ropes came down and guests were allowed in to their staterooms. We had obstructed forward ocean view rooms on Deck 6 (6000 and 6002). They were considered obstructed because the bow of the ship was immediately below our windows. You could still see the view in front of the ship, so I didn't mind paying less for what I didn't consider a horrible obstruction.
With six in our family, we needed connecting staterooms. Chelle and I shared a room with Lily, while the boys took over the other room. Both rooms had queen beds and a single sofa bed. There was ample storage space and even some bonus floor space in these particular rooms because of the angle of the front wall of the ship. The split bathrooms in each room allowed someone to use the toilet or a second sink while someone else was showering. This was really convenient as we prepared for the day and cleaned up for dinner each evening.
The stateroom host did an excellent job of keeping our room clean during the day and preparing it in a special way each night before bedtime. Although we didn't spend a lot of time in the rooms, we appreciated the space when we were there.
I liked the Disney cruise because they had an Oceaneer Club. They exploded fake volcanoes. You can steer the Disney Dream on the Disney Dream simulator. We didn't eat the food in the Club, but it looked really good.
We got to see a lot of the characters on the ship. My favorite was Pirate Minnie. I liked Pirate night.
The food on the ship was awesome. I had a dream that I went on a cruise again and had the same waiters. They were awesome. They were funny and they did cool magic tricks.
They had really good doughnuts too. It was fun talking to Crush at dinner.
I liked the Disney cruise because there were a lot of different activities I could do throughout the day so if I got bored with one thing there was always something else I could go do. Like say the basketball courts had just closed down at 6, I could just go to Vibe and hang out there or go swimming, or I could do both because Vibe has private pools. Also, the food was really good and there was always something I could eat, like ice cream from the ice cream machines.
We are less than 90 days out from our Disney Cruise, and I'm excited to see that Disney Cruise Line is booking its 2016 cruises. Alaska, Europe, Asia and so many more wonderful destinations. It's difficult for an active family of six to cruise for two weeks to Europe, but there is an itinerary for all budgets and schedules.
The Knapp Family writing about travel and leisure.