I've definitely heard the term "great product, not for us" thrown around a few times lately...and I have to say that this is probably the best way to describe our experience with Disney Cruise Line.
|Obligatory Captain Mickey picture!|
|I will say this - though we had the most inexpensive room available, it was really really nice - and large - for a cruise cabin.|
|Steve and Jonathan with our stash of liquor|
|We participated in a Disboards fish extender exchange - it was a blast!|
|Enjoying the views...|
Another huge plus for this cruise was the adults-only area. Better lounge chairs, a nice quiet pool, and two jacuzzis--it was perfect. There were maybe two times when cast members had to ask children to leave the area, but the point is--they actually asked them to leave. Adults only means adults only! (And thank God for that). Plus it was right next to the spa, and we purchased Rainforest Room passes in order to take advantage of their amazing steam rooms and aromatherapy showers. We also enjoyed the adults-only Cove Cafe quite a few times--great coffee, great little snacks (mini caprese sandwiches and the like), and the best service on the ship!
Now, for the not-so-amazing bits...the food was good, but not the best I've had on a cruise. I was only truly impressed on two separate occasions--when we went to the buffet for lunch on the first day, and when we went to Palo for dinner. Of course, the only time I was actually unimpressed was when I tried the pizza at the poolside counter. It was gummy and tasteless and kind of, well, gross. But otherwise, our dinner at Parrot Cay on the first night was above average, and the dinner at Animator's Palate on the last night was okay as well.
|In the Pirate Museum on Nassau|
|With Jack Sparrow!|
|Amazing dinner at Palo|
|At the pirate party - note the kid standing ON TOP OF THE TRASH CAN in the background. WTF.|
|Docked at Castaway Cay|
|Massage Cabanas at Castaway Cay|
|On the adult beach at Castaway Cay...lovely :)|
|Making a drink with fresh coconut on Castaway Cay|
|View from the bar at the adult beach on Castaway Cay|
|Enjoying the awesome coffee shop on the Disney Wonder|