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Old 02-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Was Disney your first cruise? Did you cruise others? Do you only cruise Disney now??

I have always heard that Disney are the absolute best cruises. I know I LOVE DISNEY. We are DVC members and you can tell my signature we are obsessed with WDW and yet we have never cruised on a Disney ship or any ship for that matter. I am just curious if others on here ONLY cruise Disney or do you do others too?? THANKS


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Old 02-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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I only cruise DCL (going on my 4th cruise on 3/10) and have never tried others. I guess I'm hooked! I'm a true Disney love, having been to WDW 41 times, so I guess that's part of it. I have considered trying RCI Oasis, but it's a lot less to sail on the 3 day Disney cruise than the 7 day RCI on the Oasis
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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our first cruise ever was our honeymoon on the wonder and we leave on saturday on the magic.. can't wait. everyone told ud to book disney beacasude you are spoiled and compare everything to the mouse.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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We cruised RCCL on our first cruise and LOVED it - at the time, it was just myself and my DH and we cruised with my sis and bil. Our next cruise was with Carnival when our DS was 2 and hated that we were told would be available for children were not available, etc. Very disappointing customer service. Our 3rd cruise was on the Disney Wonder last year...DS was 6...LOVED it!! Everything was just as promised and better. We are going on the Disney Dream in July for a 5 night double-dip and can't wait!! We have not taken DS to WDW as of yet though...must get to planning that trip! I so dread all the walking involved!

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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We planned our wedding date around the Wonder's arrival in LA. Our honeymoon was our first cruise and I am definitely hooked. I have tried reading up on other lines and with the exception of the NCL Courtyard Villas, nothing even remotely piques my interest. Silver Seas has a cruise around the world that we'd like to do in 20-30 years (only 3.5 months at sea and $65,000!), but we're not tied to the line in the least. Our dream trip is a Baltic cruise -- very upset we could not afford the DCL ones last year -- and I hold out hope that we'll get another chance before having to give in and sail on a different line.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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For us it was disney all the way ,we have done 3 cruises with disney and don't won't to cruise with any body else .
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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This will be our 4th Disney Cruise. We have cruised with three others but there is really nothing like Disney. We do like RCCL for the service and other people on board but they can't match activities and the ships. When I asked the family which cruise no one hesitated when I gave them the option of Disney to pick it, even by 16 year old son.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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Love Disney Cruise Line, Love Royal Caribbean (Independence of the Seas)...
We will do either line, as long as the itinerary is appealing.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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In 2002 when DH gave me a box of cruise brochures for Christmas I looked at everything there. With the kids 2 & 4 Disney seemed like the best option for our family. Our first cruise was when they were 3 & 5 and we have stuck with DCL since. They are now 10 & 12 and we have not started looking at other lines yet. We still enjoy cruising with the friends we have made onboard & on the DIS. I am looking forward to the day when we can go on a DCL cruise without the kids!
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #10
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Our first cruise was on the Wonder -- it was an awesome experience and got us hooked on cruising . I am definitely the Disney lover in the family but the service, shows, kids club and Castaway Cay were hits with all of us. We also sailed on the Carnival Glory in 2009 and had a great time too -- it was a pleasant surprise and what we found was a very clean ship, great service and excellent food. The only downer was the kids club for DS age (he loved the scavenger hunts and a few other things, but mostly didn't want to go). I would love to try a cruise out of NY/NJ and would love to cruise a Freedom class RCCL ship (I hear Liberty of the Seas is coming to NJ ).

I guess the important thing to remember for us is that we don't compare vacations. Our Carnival cruise was very discounted (swine flu year and we went to 2 Mexican ports) and was one of our favorite vacations (we did a pre-stay at WDW for 2 nights at the Poly ). This year we're sailing on the Dream and are so looking forward to it. The ports are repeats for us, so this one is mainly about the ship. We could have chosen a less expensive cruise on a different line, but wanted DCL for this one. There are lots of ships and itineraries that interest us so who knows what line the next cruise will be on.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #11
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I cruised on the Magic and Wonder before cruising on RCCL's Freedom and Liberty of the Seas. Royal Caribbean was good and I liked that they departed from my hometown (Miami). I just went on the Dream Maiden Voyage and feel that DCL has a classier product. I won't say that I will never do RCCL again, but I much prefer DCL.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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We did Disney as our first....and fell in love with cruising and DCL......we enjoyed the Carnival Imagination as our second cruise and had a nice it wasn't Disney...but we went in with an open mind and didn't compare every little detail...we are now booked for our third cruise for November on the Dream because we want to...not because I won't try or do other lines.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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Disney was my first cruise in Oct 1999, now have cruised 41 times with Disney, came close once to cruise on a different one but didn't.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #14

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I've been on more cruises with Princess than DCL. Our kids are grown, but I do agree DCL is the best for little ones.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #15
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We cruised DCL for 8 times and then we took HAL to Alaska last Aug. Scared to death that it wouldn't meet DCL's standards. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We would sail with them again in a heartbeat. With that being said, we have now cruised DCL a total of 10 times.
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