- Packed with Disney characters
- Clean, contemporary design
- Stunning fireworks show
Voted the best large cruise ship in 2016, this beloved boat is a hit with families. Three different swimming areas make it easy to find one that’s right for your family’s needs.
Long lines make it difficult to enjoy some of the attractions quickly, especially if you have kiddos who get tired or impatient easily.
Entertainment: This cruise is a Disney fan’s dream. There are Disney-themed shows, Disney characters strolling around the boat, Disney crafts, Disney desserts...you get the idea. It’s not all Disney all the time on the Disney Dream - but it’s pretty darn close. If your kids don’t like Disney movies, you should probably choose a different family cruise, like the Carnival Breeze or Norwegian Getaway, from our list.
But the Disney Dream isn't just for kids, it's fun for adults too. It offers luxurious spa treatments and a modern fitness center, as well as lounges, clubs, and Goofy’s Sports Deck.
Dining: Disney Dream serves a variety of American favorites, such as grilled cheese and milkshakes. Younger kids have a blast sipping drinks at Royal Court Royal Tea, while older kids love the Enchanted Garden. Room service is available if you prefer to chow down in your bed.
Amenities: Staterooms include standard amenities, such as television sets and private bathrooms, found on other ships. Many rooms include at least one porthole to view the ocean, and some include private verandas.
We’re happy to report that Disney Dream offers more wheelchair-accessible rooms than we’ve seen on any other ship. These rooms include lowered towel racks and roll-in showers.
Childcare: Group babysitting is available for kids under the age of 3, but there’s a small fee. Older kids can hang out at the Oceaneer Club without mom and dad.
Price/Value: With price tags ranging from $2,200 to $4,200 per person for 3 to 5 days, Disney Dream definitely offers the most expensive trips on our list. However, you’ll be creating magical memories your children will never forget - so if you can afford this cruise, it’s worth every penny.
Wondering what’s covered in the prices listed above? Pretty much everything, which makes it easy to budget for your trip. Disney says the cost covers 3 meals a day, plus snacks, desserts, and beverages. It also covers most meet-and-greets with the characters and most other entertainment options. Expect to pay extra for alcohol, babysitting, and salon services on the boat.
- Rated #5 in 5 Best Cruises for Families with Kids