I use the app mostly for the countdown feature prior to a cruise. On board I put my phone in the safe and lock it up so I can enjoy being with my family and friends. We did try to use the new chat feature last month while on the ship, but found it difficult to get some of our group member added, so the phone went back in the safe.
Functionality This app gets 5 stars for the fun countdown calendar and onboard activity management system. We had significant issues on board with the texts. Some were received and others were not. As a result communication through the texting part of the app easy not something we could rely on therefore we ended up carrying 2 phones on board: the wave phones to call others in our party and our cell phones for the activities feature. Hope this can be fixed in the future
Digital Navigator The app was good...I would have given it five stars, but the times on some of the activities were wrong, causing us to miss a few things. After that, we went back to the more reliable paper Navigator
Need latest android OS for it to work Just came off a wonderful 5 night cruise on the Magic! We all have Samsung Galaxy phones and had downloaded the app. My kids could use the chat service, but we couldn't as ours was a whopping 1 year older than theirs and the DCL Internet kept dropping. If all 4 of us could have chatted thru the app, I would give it 5 stars!
Very Easy and Convenient For those that already do everything on your phone, this is a great app for your Disney Cruise. Didn't have to carry around the paper navigators and the chat function is great. Only issue we had, and it might have just been our phones, is the notification when you get a chat message was only the vibrate. We never did figure out how to get the sound to work. But still a very handy tool that kept us on schedule.
Loved the new on board chat function! It was fun and super helpful. Also enjoyed being able to look at the dinner menus. We had a large party and it helped speed up the decision process. The app makes it easy to choose favorite activities and make plans with family! Only neg was that some days the app activities didn't match the navigator and we weren't sure what was and what wasn't going to take place. Overall the upgrades to the app since our last cruise were just magical!
This release introduces Group Chat—which allows you to keep in touch with multiple Guests at once using Onboard Chat! Available on all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships.
We’ve also enhanced app accessibility and improved overall performance.
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