Here are the Halloween on the High Seas Personal Navigators for the 3-day Disney Dream cruise sailing September 7-10, 2018. Items marked in Orange are Halloween themed.
Disney Dream- Stateroom 6186 Handicap Accessible Oceanview Cabin
Now, I have experienced a variety of stateroom categories across a wide variety of lines. When I booked this cruise for my mom and me, we selected a GTY (Guarantee) cabin. This means we were guaranteed at least an oceanview or better. Of course I was hoping for a balcony, as many people have been lucky enough to receive one when booking a GTY. Instead we were assigned a handicapped accessible cabin on deck 6. At first I was a little perturbed at the fact that they would give this cabin away to able bodied passengers. When we arrived at Port Canaveral we learned that no one had a need for it and we would still be in the same cabin assigned to us two months back. As we entered the cabin, my jaw dropped!
The cabin was enormous! Now I have been in other accessible cabins during ship tours and cabin crawls, but this blew me away. Our cabin was as large as a regular hotel room on land. I could do a cartwheel in the center of the room and have no worry about hitting something.
It is a common occurrence that people believe a Disney Cruise is only for kids and families. I am here to debunk that myth today! Not only were there MANY adult couples and friends on the ship, but there are many spaces dedicated to their wants and needs.
We found two chairs under and umbrella. It wasn't a particularly sunny day, but that was okay with us. We just wanted to relax. It was quiet and relaxing, just what we were looking for. Bar servers were friendly, but not pushy. I did order two drinks at the air bar from the lone bartender there. I asked for the souvenir coconut mugs. He was very nice and never charged me the extra cost for the souvenirs :)
After a couple of hours we wandered over to the beach bbq. I was, as the trend was on this trip, very impressed with the food options. I must sound like such a pig commenting on food so much, but it truly was delicious. They had burgers, hot dogs, a variety of sausages, mahi-mahi, chicken, couscous, etc. You could definitely eat healthy on this cruise, if that's your sort of thing. I opted to indulge!
After lunch we waded through the water ad came across a sting-ray. we followed him around for a bit and then snapped some pictures of the colorful fish and minnows that circled around our feet. By the time we chose to head back to the ship I had to remind myself that this was a Disney island.
While we did go childless on this cruise, I thought it would only be fair to review the spaces for the kids. Disney does a wonderful job of keeping the little ones entertained on the cruise. We had no problems with rowdy kids. I don't think I saw a single child upset all weekend. One night while we were walking back from a movie, we saw MANY parents in line at the Oceaneer's Lab to pick up their kids after midnight. It's nice to know that adults can have a few minutes to themselves and not worry that their kids are bored!
Disney Cruise Line is the innovator of rotational dining. This means you will eat in a different dining room each night. To some this may seem like an inconvenience, however the experience adds to the unique flair of a Disney Cruise. The nice thing is that your dining staff travel with you from restaurant to restaurant. You meet them on night one and they stay with you until the final evening of the cruise. The only time you will not have the same wait staff is at breakfast or if you choose to dine in a specialty option.
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Tip: The Disney Dream offers two specialty restaurants, Palo- Italian and more affordable option, and Remy- pricier French gourmet fare. Both specialty restaurants are adults ONLY. If you'd like to try Palo or Remy, you can arrange for your children to be looked after during your dinner hour. Consult the kids club and onboard babysitting service when you arrive on the ship..
When I told people that my mom and I were going on the Disney Dream for our annual, mother-daughter, cruise I received some funny reactions. The most common one was: "Isn't that a kids ship?" I answered everyone with a firm, "No! There are a ton of adult's only venues onboard!" Deep down, I was hoping I would not have to eat my words upon my return. Now that I have been back for a month and had time to reflect on my experience I can confidently say that the ship has been expertly designed for both families and adults. Each with their own areas as well as many places for everyone to come together! Over the next few days I will be writing up my review of each of the following segments: Dining, Adults Only Areas, Castaway Cay (the private island), Entertainment, Water Slides & Pools, Stateroom, and the overall experience.
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