In the early morning hours of January 4, 2011, the Disney Dream sailed in to its home, Port Canaveral, with Disney’s usual fanfare, fireworks streaming up from all parts of the 130,000 ton vessel; over 3,000 fans gathered to welcome the ship and of course Mickey, Minnie and Donald.
Disney’s newest addition to its fleet of top notch cruise ships is larger than its siblings and the Disney style is obvious from the classic cruise ship looks. With its navy, red and gold paint, it looks like a luxury liner from the early days of cruising. The ship’s horn plays When You Wish Upon a Star. The ship, which can hold up to 4,000 passengers will sail three, four and five night cruises to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.
The Dream offers wonderful restaurants, bars, spa and pools but let’s face it, we all know if the kids are happy then the parents are happy, this cruise will make every kid happy!
It’s a Small World nursery, for infants of three months to toddlers of three years, offers one way port holes so the parents can check on the children without interrupting their nap or playtime.
The Oceaneers Club for ages 3-10 has been revamped. The areas include Andy’s room from Toy Story, where the kids become toy sized and play in an oversized world. Young cruisers can also see Mike from Monsters Inc; look for Nemo onboard a submarine inspired play area or visit Tinkerbell in Pixie Hollow. They can also interact with Crush from Finding Nemo or Stitch from Lilo and Stitch on a huge 103 inch interactive plasma screen.
There's also a club for tweens (ages 11 to 13) called Edge it features video karaoke and other high-tech amusements.
Vibe, a club for teens, 14-17, will feature an outdoor deck for sunning, with water features (like misters and splash pools) and a giant chess board; video games; comfy chairs, each with its own iPod docking station; and a dance floor. Inside is a cool place to hang out, it’s a cross between a hip night club and a coffee house. To ensure that Vibe is teens only, entry is by private key card.
Teens 13-17 can be pampered in Chill, the teen’s only area of the Senses Spa.
Something never before seen on any cruise ship is the AquaDuck watercoaster. The combination roller coaster-water slide is a see-through acrylic tube that winds around the top deck, up and down, at one point cantilevering off the port side 150 feet above the ocean!
|Aqua Coaster located between the stacks|
D Lounge is where families can enjoy the nightlife together with games and entertainment designed to involve the whole family.
The District offers several venues for adults to relax and enjoy the evening. Try Skyline, Pink, Meridian Evolution or the District Lounge for some fun.
Would you like to sail on a Disney cruise? Feel free to call or email me!
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