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PMJJ2008 August 31st, 2011 03:31 PM

Dream with 3 year old
Okay- I know there's probably a million posts about this already, but I'm putting my questions out there. We're sailling on the Dream this September, 4 night cruise.

1) What do I need to be sure to bring that I'm probably not thinking of?
2) DH and I can see the Villians show. What should I do with my DD? She's 3 and probably won't sit through the whole show and this is one we REALLY want to see.
3) No excursions planned. Thought we'd just hang out on the ship in Nassau and then at CC we'll go to the beach. Is there something we really out to check out?
4) I understand there is a Pirate Night, but when is that?
5) Should I bring dress up stuff for other nights too?
6) I've heard that some people decorate their doors with magnets. Any thoughts?
7) As for the rooms, do they show any of the Disney channels or have a DVD player?
8) DD isn't a terribly picky eater, but she's 3 so Mahi Mahi or something probably won't cut it. Do they have typical child fair like chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese, etc.?

Mmketeer September 7th, 2011 06:34 PM

Hi, I sailed the Dream back in April. I can't answer all your questions, but I'll try.
1.) Can't really think of anything, sorry.
2.)They have a kids club you can put her in for the duration of the show and if she is attached at the hip and you still want to see it, it will be showing in your stateroom on your tv. You won't miss it, one way or another.
3.) Sounds like a good plan. It seems most people stayed on the ship at Nassau and at CC folks seem to come back to the ship early even though it was a pretty day when we sailed. We were still able to ride the Aqua Duck back to back with only a 3 min wait on that day because we did it before noon.
4.)Pirate night was the on the second night of our 3 night cruise. But, I would think it would be scheduled for Castaway Cay night on a 4 night- not sure though.
5.) One of the things I love about a Disney short cruise is their is NO formal night! You can wear jeans to dinner (no shorts please) and dress up as little or as much as you want. For instance the first night I wore jeans, for Enchanted Garden I wore a sweet little white cotton dress, for Animators and Royal Palace I wore white pants and a button down shirt.
6.) Another thing I love about Disney...pre-cruise fun! Create door magnets and your cruise will begin before you even sail. Make them for each night of your cruise if you want, i.e Pirate Night, Castaway Cay Day etc.
7.) No DVD players in the room, but they do play first run Disney animated and non-animated movies at the theater and the cabin shows Disney shows, ESPN and animated movies. No worries there!

AND THE KIDS FOOD IS AMAZING! I eat their mac n cheese, pizza, chicken fingers, Mickey Waffels etc.! Have fun and rebook onboard to save money!

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