The Disney Dream™ is the majestic
third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet and launched it's maiden
voyage January 2011. This valiant vessel is distinguished for its
state-of-the-art technology and its classic design, reflecting the
glamour of the golden age of cruising during the 1930's. The ship
was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style
and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry
firsts, like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water
coaster at sea.
venues—including charming youth activity clubs, resplendent restaurants,
intimate lounges and stunning theatre spaces—transport guests of all
ages to faraway places where memory and magic come together.
Staterooms on board the Disney
Dream feature contemporary amenities, ample space and elegant yacht-style
decor. Most boast split bathrooms—a feature perfect for families and
a cruise line industry first.
Kids clubs, activity centers for
tweens and teens, and a plethora of unique, interactive programs and
immersive spaces designed with younger guests in mind can be found throughout
Dining options aboard the Disney
Dream include restaurants that feature elegant adults-only dining, gourmet
Main Dining delights and mouthwatering made-to-order casual fare.
Entertainment is available at lavish
onboard venues each cruise day and includes musical live shows, first-run
films, Digital 3-D movies and fun-filled family deck parties. Guests
can explore The District, the ship's adults-only entertainment area
with 5 distinct lounges and nightclubs, where nights at sea are filled
with live music, dancing and socializing.
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Two years after its maiden voyage,
the Disney Dream sails the same course, blending state-of-the-art
technology and amenities with a heap of Disney magic. The 1,115-foot
long ship with 1,250 staterooms and suites hauls as many as 4,000
passengers, alternating three- and four- night cruises from Port Canaveral,
Fla., to the Bahamas and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. Four-
and five-night voyages are offered during the summer months.
Consider the following tips when
sailing on the Disney Dream:
Eat freely: To bask in some serious
service, take advantage of the nightly dinners included with each
voyage. You and the occupants of your cabin are scheduled to dine
in a different restaurant, but your server is always the same.
-Get animated: The set mealtime
doesn't always fit every cruiser's schedule, but make sure to dine
at Animator's Palace, one of the three main restaurants. Though the
Royal Palace has a setting fit for Cinderella and the Enchanted Garden
looks like something out of Versailles, Animator's Palate is like
stepping into an animation studio for a bite.
-Splurge on Remy: Since the main
dining restaurants are included, budget-minded cruisers may balk at
paying for a meal. The adults-only pay restaurants offer a snazzier
date night alternative. Palo, an Italian-themed Disney Cruise Line
favorite, makes a return appearance. The French-inspired Remy gets
top billing with romantic surroundings and gourmet indulgences.
-Always 'Believe': Oodles of entertainment
is available, including a full-size movie theater featuring first-run
flicks. The nightly stage shows have Broadway-style production values,
each with a Disney theme. Although all are endearing, the not-to-miss
show of the bunch is "Disney's Believe." Duck in The AquaDuck Water
Coaster is a favorite. From the top deck, it propels guests 42 inches
and taller on a 765-foot long ride through a huge acrylic tube up,
down, over the side and around the ship. Lines can be long, but the
wait lessens at night or while the Dream is at port.
-Go adult: A common misconception
is that it's all about kids. Adult options are plentiful, from a full-service
spa to an adults-only pool. The District is an entire nighttime entertainment
area for those 18 and older featuring a sports pub, live performances,
a champagne bar and a dance club. Skyline features an ever-changing
-Let the kids be kids: Disney
characters are available for photo ops and autographs throughout the
cruise. Keep tabs on appearance times and other special events by
reading the "Personal Navigator," a daily publication available in
each stateroom. Children have their own age-appropriate retreats overseen
by counselors, and parents must go through a strict check-out policy
to ensure each child is in the right hands. It's a Small World Nursery
is a haven for infants and toddlers ages 3 months to 3 years. Disney's
Oceaneer Club caters to 3 to 10 year olds. Hot spots include playgrounds
with Disney characters and the interactive Magic PlayFloor. Those
on the older end of that spectrum may appreciate the adjacent Disney's
Oceaneer Lab with computer games and the Animator's Studio. Tweens,
ages 11 to 13, kick back at Edge, a lounge boasting video karaoke
and a lighted dance floor. Teens ages 14 to 17 hang out in Vibe, a
9,000-square-foot club with video games, a hands-on DJ station, movie
room and private sundeck.
-Castaway Cay: On Disney Cruise
Line's private island, Castaway Cay, you can simply soak up sun on
the sprawling beaches. Teenagers and younger ones have their own respective
areas just like on the ship. Some go high-end and rent a private cabana
or get up close and personal with stingrays. An affordable way to
make the most out of Castaway Cay is to explore the snorkel lagoon.
All-day equipment rental, which includes a mask, snorkel, snorkel
vest and fins, runs $25 for ages 10 and older, and $10 ages 5 to 9.
The snorkel lagoon includes oodles of tropical fish, and man-made
reefs include faux sunken ships and statues of Minnie and Mickey.
- IF YOU GO: Disney Dream Cruises
operate year-round. Rates for three- and four-night Bahamian cruises
start at $450 per person for a standard inside stateroom, $450 for
ocean view and $499 for a verandah stateroom. Each price is based
on double occupancy and excludes government taxes and fees. GETTING
THERE: Those who fly into Orlando International Airport can take the
Disney motor coach to Port Canaveral. It's $35 each way for guests
ages 3 and older. It can be pre-booked or scheduled the day of arrival.
Disney Dream Itineraries: Three,
four, and five-night Bahamian itineraries departing from Port Canaveral,
Disney Fantasy Itineraries: Seven
to Ten Day Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruises and many other Ports
Castaway Cay: Reserved
exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay is Disney's
Private Island which offers three uncrowded beaches for families,
teens, and adults to swim, snorkel, enjoy a massage, or just relax--there
are more family activities than you can count at this fun-filled beach.
Fast Forward, Cruisers! Disney Cruise Line Unveils Itineraries
and Ports for 2014
The white sand beaches and azure waters of Castaway Cay, Disney’s
private island, take center stage in the early half of 2014 voyages
for Disney Cruise Line. With all four Disney ships sailing from Florida
ports, not only will guests have more options to visit Castaway Cay,
but they may combine their cruise with a visit to Walt Disney World
Resort and experience the expanded NEW! Fantasyland at the Walt Disney
World Resort's Magic Kingdom.
In the early part of 2014, the Disney Magic will return to Port
Canaveral, Fla., joining the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, while
the Disney Wonder will homeport in Miami. During this time, guests
will have more opportunities than ever to enjoy a Disney cruise that
visits Disney’s private island in the Bahamas reserved exclusively
for Disney Cruise Line guests, Castaway Cay.
Caribbean and Bahamas from Port Canaveral
•Three-night Bahamian: Disney Dream departures Jan.-Aug., 2014; Disney
Magic departures Jan.-May, 2014
•Four-night Bahamian: Disney Dream departures Jan.-Aug., 2014; Disney
Magic departures Jan.-May, 2014
•Seven-night Eastern Caribbean: Disney Fantasy departures Jan.-Aug.,
•Seven-night Western Caribbean: Disney Fantasy departures Jan.-April,
•Seven-night Western Caribbean, including Jamaica: Disney Fantasy
departures May-Aug., 2014
Bahamas and Western Caribbean from Miami (Jan.-May, 2014)
•Four-night Bahamas: Disney Wonder departures Jan.-May, 2014
•Five-night Caribbean: Disney Wonder departures Jan.-May, 2014
•Five-night Caribbean, including Castaway Cay: Disney Wonder departures
In 2014, Disney Cruise Line will
offer new itineraries, including an expanded collection of European
cruises highlighting the Greek Isles. Plus, DCL will depart for the
first time from homeports in Venice, Italy and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
From May to August 2014, the re-imagined Disney Magic returns to the
Mediterranean, offering a rich array of itineraries, cruise lengths
and ports of call. New for the season, the Magic will homeport in
Venice and will call on the Greek Isles and Sicily for the very first
time. In fall 2014, Disney Magic will sail out of San Juan
for four Southern Caribbean cruises. Disney’s first cruise ship now
boasts all-new experiences and re-imagined spaces including AquaDunk,
a body slide dropping three decks, and Marvel’s Avengers Academy transporting
kids 3-12 into magical worlds of brave superheroes. In summer 2014,
the Disney Wonder will sail seven-night cruises from Vancouver to
Alaska; a special nine-nighter calls at Sitka, Alaska – a first for
DCL. Joined by Disney Magic in January, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy
sail from Port Canaveral, Fla. to the Bahamas including a stop at
Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
The Walt Disney
Co.'s cruise line will base all four of its ships in Florida during
early 2015, with the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic
sailing out of Central Florida's seaport Port Canaveral and the Disney
Wonder Cruise Ship sailing from the Port of Miami.
Disney Cruise Line's - Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship
Set Sail on the Disney Fantasy!
Legendary Disney Service, unique personal touches and elegant details
all come together on this incredible vessel to create spaces and experiences
designed to delight kids, tweens, teens, adulats and families in enchantingly
different ways. Set sail on the Disney Fantasy for an unforgettable
7-Night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise.
7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida to:
St. Thomas (with excursions to St. John) Virgin Islands, St Maarten
or San Juan, Puerto Rico and Disney's Castaway Cay.
7 Night Western Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida to:
Grand Cayman Island, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Disney's Castaway Cay.
Video of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Liner
Magic Homeports in Port Canaveral, Offers New Itineraries for 2014
The newly re-imagined Disney Magic
is now making Port Canaveral home for 2014, offering new Bahamian
itineraries to match the exciting additions to the ship.
Following a dry dock in Cadiz,
Spain, in the Fall of 2013, the Disney Magic sails to the Bahamas
on three- and four-night itineraries. Departing from Port Canaveral
from January to May three- and four-night itineraries include a stop
at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay and Nassau.
Sea days will now prove even
more fun for younger guests onboard the Disney Magic, as the re-imagined
ship features Marvel’s Avengers Academy, where young hero-recruits
can step into a high-tech command post used by The Avengers and family
fun abounds at the AquaDunk, a three-story body slide that begins
with a surprising launch.
Family dining has also taken a
turn for the unique with the addition of Carioca’s, a Latin themed
restaurant inspired by South American cuisine and a completely re-imagined
"Our family of five could not possibly have enjoyed this cruise
any more than we did. We traveled with another family of three - and
the eight of us had a wonderful time. The ship (Magic) is beautiful.
The staff is unbelievable. Castaway Cay is paradise. We're going back
the first chance we get."
The Disney Dream® and the DisneyFantasy®. Step aboard and discover
ships as classic as the greatest ocean liners of years gone by. Staterooms
that are among the largest at sea.
every cruise enjoy legendary Disney service and entertainment, spectacular
dining experiences, exciting ports of call, and day after day of wonder-filled
the most magical vacation ever.