I got invited to go on a Disney cruise with my sisters! We all love to travel and rarely get to travel together so this was so fun!
My youngest sister has been on 4 other Disney cruises before this and has been talking about them for years! She was lucky enough to get us on the concierge level of the Disney Dream. We got cancelled once due to covid but it was all good in the end because we got to go this past week (Feb 28-March 4). Leaving out of Port Canavel was a breeze as compared to what I have heard about the Miami port customs and debarking process. I highly recommend getting on the concierge level if you are able to.
The first night we ate at Animator’s Palace. It is called “state of the art” dinner show. It was delicious. We met our waiters and waitstaff who would be with us all week. Ibrahim and Deddy were great!
First stop was Nassau. We (our group of 5 -my 2 sisters and 2 friends) decided to not get off and just hang out on the boat. There are so many things to do that we all had a blast. We all took advantage of the spa and I did pilates. We loved playing the trivia games, 80s music games, of course BINGO. That night we had reservations at Remy. Remy has French-inspired menu of superior seasonal ingredients —the most luxurious dining experience onboard. It costs extra to go but is worth it! I can only compare it to when we ate at the French Laundry in Napa Valley 20+ years ago. The chef is a 3-Michelin-starred chef and it was amazing! The meal itself lasted almost 3 hours. Remy—the character from the hit Disney·Pixar film Ratatouille—appears in artful ways throughout the restaurant’s design. We also saw the fireworks that night and that was fun. Disney is the only cruise line to do fireworks. I also watched Beauty and the Beast and it was like a Broadway musical.
The second day was stopping at Disney’s Castaway Cay which is Disneys private island. It used to be owned by Pablo Escobar and has a landing runway right in the middle of the island. I signed up for yoga on the beach. It is beautiful and we loved our cabana. I highly recommend getting a cabana if at all possible. Apparently if you’re concierge level you have a better chance but you have to sign up at midnight on the night they become available. The lunch on the island is really a meat lovers feast.. Hot dogs, Burgers, Brisket, Salmon, Steaks and Jerk chicken, plus soft serve ice cream, fruits and cookies. That night we ate in the Enchanted Garden restaurant. This was pirates night – which is a thing on a Disney cruise. This night we went to trivia then Karaoke. It was fun! My youngest sister did Karaoke to her favorite Billy Eilish tune! Dominque (who we had befriended throughout the week) was her backup singer and dancer.
The third day was “at sea”. We really just hung out in the ocean all day. We could see Florida from a far distance. I went to pilates and tried to find the Friends of Bill W meeting. My middle sister and our 2 friends went to Palo for a brunch. It is super fancy like Remy and delicious. We “sunbathed” on the deck in the adult only section. The regular pool is huge and always has a big screen of Disney movies playing. We loved our dinner at The Enchanted Garden that night and then went to more 80s music trivia and The Silent Disco. It was very fun!
Friday was the last day. We went to breakfast at the Royal Palace and then packed up. We might have been the last to leave the boat. Customs was super easy and efficient. My time on the Disney Dream was fun and full of great memories. The older we get, the more we appreciate traveling with family and taking time to make memories. I enjoyed traveling with my sisters!