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.
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!
Great Resource Essentially just like having a Personal Navigator on your phone, except it's interactive and you can look back or forward through the daily itineraries and dinner menus. It makes planning each day of your trip, from activities to dining, so much easier, without having to wait for your Personal Navigator to be delivered to your stateroom reach night. Planning would be made even easier if the capability to filter out activities you're not interested in or a personal itinerary maker were added.
Way better than paper navigator I loved this app to keep track of what I wanted to do. Reminders of things I favorited, texting the kids, cute emojis, everything. Only drawback was that it stopped working on the last night after the show.
Features request It would be nice to be able to enter my reservation # and chat with others that will be on the same cruise. Also, a sneak peek at the itinerary or schedule would be nice before the cruise as well so we can roughly plan out what we might want to do ahead of time. I know we'll change our minds a few dozen times before the actual cruise, but half the fun is the anticipation. Right now, the only thing it's good for before the cruise is the count down timer and I had higher hopes before I downloaded it.
I love the app and what it can do. Love the improved texting and all the Emojis! Consider adding more emojis!!! PLEASE ALLOW TO BE ABLE TO ADD PERSONAL EVENTS, LIKE MEET UP WITH FAMILY, SPA VISIT, SHOPPING TIME, SHORE EXCURSIONS OR CASTAWAY CLUB EVENTS THAT ARE NOT ON THE SCHEDULE. Consider adding a note section so you have a spot for family members stateroom numbers for when you can't remember it. Need to work on battery draining, it has improved but it still drains it. Need to streamline for finding and adding favorites, there are TOO MANY clicks in order to add something to your schedule. Option for personalizing and layout would be a nice feature. Found dinner menus, this was a nice feature. Would love to see breakfast and lunch menus. Consider adding the capability of ordering dinner in advance via the app.
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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