robbalvey wrote:As for the Disney ships, I haven't done one yet (Elissa has and loved it) ...but I'll be able to tell you after our Disney Fantasy cruise next year! We would have done the Disney Dream this year, but we prefer at least a 7 day cruise, and the Dream only does 3/4 night itineraries.
Also, another bit of advice - if you know that a "sister ship" to a current ship that has come out is on the horizon, it may be worth the wait. For example, we never did Oasis because we knew that any little issues found on Oasis would get fixed on Allure. There was something like 600 line item changes between Oasis and Allure. Some tiny things like the way the outlets were arranged in the staterooms to major things like changing food locations that didn't work on Oasis.
There is no Starbucks on Oasis, and the hot dog place doesn't exist on that ship either. The Rising Tide on Allure has expanded seating, and they swapped out the seafood restaurant for the Mexican place after it wasn't well received.
We waited for Liberty to be released because there were quite a few changes between Freedom and Liberty, and it's one of the reasons why we are holding off for the Disney Fantasy.
In almost every example, V2.0 of a ship design adds many improvements over the original.
Now, having said that, many times something that has worked on a more recent ship will get retrofitted on an older ship. Liberty and Freedom are getting Allure's cupcake store this year as well as adding an infants kids club and the Dreamworks character breakfasts.
Someone asked about the "October TPR" cruise, and yes there is one, but sorry it's by invite only. And how do you get on Robb & Elissa's personal invite list? Be an awesome TPR member!