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Disney Cruise Line® - Disney Dream™


The Disney Difference

A leader in the family cruise segment, Disney offers something for everyone. Each voyage includes the attention to detail and world-class hospitality Disney is famous for. Disney Cruise Line® was also recently named the top cruise line in the mega-ship category by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

One of the best things about a Disney cruise is that nearly everything is included in the price. While onboard, select from numerous activities at themed venues, savor one-of-a-kind Rotational Dining and enjoy exclusive Broadway-quality, Disney musicals. Staterooms are family-size – larger than industry standard with ample storage space to stretch out in style and comfort. As an added convenience, most staterooms feature a “split bath-and-a-half” allowing 2 people to use the space at the same time.

  • Ship
  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Activities
  • Family
  • Services

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream™ is the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 130,000-ton vessel includes 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers—along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise Guest each and every day.

Building on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic® and the Disney Wonder®, the Disney Dream™ is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design—which harkens back to the golden age of cruising—and state-of-the-art technology. As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner 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.

Disney Dream™ Staterooms

Disney Cruise Line® staterooms are among the first in the industry to be designed especially for families. The Disney Dream™ layouts are well thought out, using the latest in design innovations to anticipate the needs of families and ensure the most comfortable and relaxing stay possible. Whether it's an imaginative inside retreat or a spacious and abundantly appointed suite, accommodations allow you to travel in comfort and grand style.

Options

A perfect slice of paradise is yours to discover, with options like private verandahs that look out onto the sea and scenery, deluxe rooms with expanded space, virtual portholes for rooms without windows, as well as rooms with crystal-clear portholes—some with built-in seating. No matter your selection, each room is adorned from floor to ceiling with elegant Art Deco touches reminiscent of the glamorous 1920s and 1930s.

Experience the special Disney touches, comfort and luxury of a Disney Cruise Line® stateroom, and let enchanting interiors transform your cruise experience into a truly magical time on the high seas.

Dining on the Disney Dream

Dining aboard the Disney Dream™ promises a culinary confection of fresh, expertly prepared dishes with a dash of Disney magic. Offering diverse menus, wondrously themed restaurants and Disney's innovative Rotational Dining where you can enjoy a different restaurant every night of your cruise, Disney Cruise Line® invites you to feast on the finest dining at sea.

Animator's Palate

Animator's Palate is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Aft aboard the Disney Dream™ that serves dinner. Inspired by the magic of Disney animation, Animator's Palate includes a unique dinner show starring some of your favorite Disney characters.

Cabanas

Cabanas is an indoor/outdoor Casual Dining restaurant located on Deck 11, Aft on the Disney Dream™ that serves a culinary confection of fresh food favorites. At breakfast and lunch, Cabanas boasts the finest in made-to-order dining; at dinnertime, the restaurant is transformed into a table-service dining room serving Main Dining specialties.

Enchanted Garden

Enchanted Garden is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 2, Midship aboard the Disney Dream™ that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inspired by the picturesque gardens of Versailles, Enchanted Garden magically transforms from day to night during dining.

Palo

Palo on the Disney Dream™ is an intimate Adult Exclusive restaurant located on Deck 12, Aft that boasts Northern Italian cuisine for dinner nightly. Along with its rich cuisine and upscale atmosphere, Palo offers sweeping ocean views and an elegant décor—a perfect romantic setting for Guests 18 years of age or older.

Royal Palace

Royal Palace is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Midship aboard the Disney Dream™. Inspired by classic Disney films like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Royal Palace serves a mouthwatering menu of culinary delights—fit for a king or a queen—for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Activities

Created with all the imagination of Disney dream makers, our newest ship features spectacular innovations that will make dreams come true in brand-new ways. On board, legendary Disney service is perfectly complemented with unique personal touches and elegant details. All around this incredible vessel, you’ll discover the famous Disney Cruise Line® quality in amazing new, unique spaces created to delight kids, tweens, teens, adults and families in enchantingly different ways.

Thrill to the first water coaster at sea, the AquaDuck! A wild, watery ride, this 765-foot-long, winding slide propels you up, down, around, through the forward funnel, splashing down four decks and even over the edge of the ship!

Kids explore enhanced spaces designed to inspire like never before. In the new Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Pixie Hollow lets kids immerse themselves in the sparkling charms of Tinker Bell’s home. And in Andy’s Room (inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films), kids’ imaginations expand by leaps and bounds as they shrink to the size of a toy.

Tweens escape to Edge, their own club high up in the ship’s funnel.

Teens enjoy an entirely reimagined onboard experience with Vibe, an exclusive indoor lounge and outdoor escape—that reaches out to the very bow of the ship.

Adults can savor new indulgences and a brand-new take on Disney Cruise Line favorites. Relax at the Quiet Cove Pool and bar while the kids are off enjoying their own dream cruise, carefully supervised by Disney Youth Counselors. Escape to the Senses Spa & Salon with couple’s villas and an all-new Rainforest Room. At night, the entertainment district beckons with five distinct clubs, including: Pink, an elegant champagne bar that seems to be made of bubbles, and Skyline bar that offers a spectacular new city view each evening.

Family

Families make memories they’ll share forever with exclusive Disney entertainment and spaces that everyone can enjoy together: the most magical Broadway-style shows at sea. A fun-filled family lounge. First-run films, including some movies in digital 3D. Deck parties featuring the only fireworks at sea. And that’s just a sample. The all-new Goofy’s Sports Deck offers a crazy nine-hole miniature golf course, two virtual sports simulators, a basketball court and more. The whimsically themed Mickey Pool and Donald Pool are perfect places for kids and parents to splash around. While the splashing fountains of Nemo’s Reef invite even the littlest of cruisers to join in the watery fun.

Even the staterooms are family-friendly. Designed with multiple Guests in mind, each stateroom has been carefully appointed to give families a relaxing retreat at sea. Clever conveniences like split baths (so everyone can get ready at once) and extra storage space are enhanced by one-of-a-kind Disney innovations—like a virtual porthole in each inside stateroom that comes with animated surprises and views that change with the time of day.

Your cruise comes with just about everything.

One of the best things about a Disney cruise is that nearly everything you could dream of is included in the price. Here are a few of the not-so-basic amenities you’ll enjoy.

  1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day onboard
  2. Sodas, snacks and more
  3. Original Broadway style musicals
  4. Entertainment for all ages, day and night
  5. Kids (3 and up): Clubs filled with activities and entertainment.
  6. Teens: Special programs and “teen-only” spaces
  7. Adults: Exclusive pool, fitness center, nightclubs, special programs and more
  8. Spacious staterooms designed especially for families
  9. 24-hour room service
  10. First run films, some in Digital 3D
  11. Fireworks at sea*
  12. World-renowned Disney service

 

*Weather permitting, most itineraries.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney.
Ship’s registry: The Bahamas

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IMPORTANT: When booking, ask us for the appropriate supplier brochure for complete details and terms and conditions for your vacations and as well inquire about any possible past guest savings. Offers are space available and may be withdrawn at anytime without prior notice and are not combinable with other offers (unless stated otherwise). All prices, details and offers are subject to change. We are not responsible for errors or omissions.

Articles by Susan Milne

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