Where Dreams Come True If Only You Believe
is christened with a bang by godmother Jennifer Hudson in Port
a cruise ship with a water coaster high above the pool deck; that
houses a spectacular gourmet French restaurant; and which displays
art that comes to life when you stop to examine it. That's what the Imagineers of Disney have created for Disney Cruise Line's new ship
not the world's largest ship by any stretch of the imagination these
days, at 128,000 tons the new Disney Dream continues the
tradition of Disney Cruise Line's signature features, as well as introduces some innovative
elements that expand the
on board experience to a higher level.
Deluxe ocean view stateroom with verandah
Inside stateroom with a Magical Porthole
Of the 1,250 staterooms and suites,
1,100 are outside (901 with balconies), resulting in 88% of Disney
accommodations featuring an ocean view. However, those 12% of inside
staterooms have a unique look at the sea as well--they feature a
Magical Porthole. A video monitor with the appearance of a porthole,
it offers a “window” to the world with a real-time video view
outside the ship. High-definition cameras on the exterior of the
ship feed live video to each Magical Porthole offering a view
corresponding to stateroom location (port or starboard, bow or
stern). As passengers observe the outside views, animated Disney
characters or objects may pop by the Magical Porthole, including
Peach the starfish from the Disney•Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” Dumbo
the flying elephant, or even Mickey Mouse.
Disney Cruise Line's signature
bath-and-a-half design is featured in nearly every stateroom on the
Disney Dream. One bathroom includes a vanity, sink and full
tub/shower, while the half bath has a vanity, sink, and toilet. A
number of staterooms have round tubs with a built-in seat, a rain
shower head, and a hand-held shower, ideal for bathing children.
Since families tend to travel with more luggage, the bed frames have
been elevated to provide generous under-bed space to store suitcases
and other items.
For an added pinch of nighttime
fantasy, pull-down beds open to uncover a celestial scene overhead.
Spanning the entire ceiling directly over the bed, original artwork
depicts an enchanted tableau of Peter Pan, his pal Tinker Bell, and
Wendy soaring through the night sky.
Accommodations feature a
contemporary, art deco-inspired design with nautical themes.
Amenities in all staterooms include a 22-inch LCD flat screen TV on
a swivel arm, two Wave Phones for use as onboard mobile
communicators, iPod docking station, mini refrigerator, mini safe,
premium toiletries, queen size pillows, Frette 100% Egyptian cotton
bath towels and Frette 100% Egyptian cotton 300 thread count bed
linens and duvet. Closet and drawer space is ample.
To accommodate larger families
and groups traveling together, there are 500 connecting doors that
adjoin staterooms. On connecting verandah staterooms, the partition
between verandahs may be opened to create a larger shared balcony.
space and comforts are available to mini-suite and suite occupants,
including separate sitting areas, luxury bedding and towels, a
choice of pillow styles, and bathtubs in mini-suites. Suites
additionally have a DVD/CD player, magnifying vanity mirror,
massaging shower head, robes and slippers, and a complimentary
mini-bar (one time set up).
Thirty-seven staterooms in a variety of
categories are equipped for accessibility.
Disney Cruise Line
continues its popular rotational dining concept onboard the Disney
Dream. Throughout the cruise, passengers dine in different
restaurants for dinner with their servers accompanying them.
is a re-imagined version of the signature Disney Cruise Line
restaurant that brings the magic of Disney animation into the
dining room. During meals, the room becomes immersed in a vivid
undersea environment and Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle from
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” makes a special appearance,
swimming around the restaurant and engaging in live impromptu
interactions with guests. Other characters also swim by for a
Royal Palace is an elegant
restaurant inspired by the classic Disney films “Cinderella,”
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast” and
Enchanted Garden is a more
casual restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles, which
features a dining environment that magically transforms from day
Cabanas is a casual food
court with a California beach atmosphere and indoor and outdoor
seating. Dishes offered at the food stations include American
classics, comfort foods such as pizza and pasta, grilled
specialties, stir-fry, savory soups, and fresh salads. One
cabana features bite-sized sushi delicacies, while another
showcases desserts. Each morning, Cabanas features assorted
breakfast foods and made-to-order omelets. In the evenings, the
restaurant transforms into a table-service casual dining
experience, where dinner entrees are cooked to order.
Palo is a redesigned
version of Disney Cruise Line’s adults-only signature specialty restaurant
serving Northern Italian cuisine. For an entirely new Palo
experience on the Disney Dream, guests may dine al fresco on
Palo’s private outdoor teak deck.
Remy is Disney Cruise
Line’s first-ever premier dining option serving French-inspired
gourmet cuisine by two award-winning chefs. Chef Arnaud
Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star
restaurant just outside Reims, France, and Chef Scott Hunnel
from award-winning Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World
Resort collaborate to create a menu that melds classic and
contemporary styles in a sophisticated adults-only dining concept featuring
superior products and seasonal ingredients.
In addition to dining
rooms and restaurants, a quick bite to eat can be found at
Flo’s Café, located near Donald’s Pool on Deck 11 where
options such as burgers, chicken tenders, pizza, fresh
fruit, salads, and sandwich wraps can be found. To satisfy your ice
cream craving, frozen sweet treats are available from two
venues also located near Donald’s Pool on Deck
11: Frozone Treats mixes fruit smoothies and Eye Scream offers
soft-serve ice cream with plenty of favorite sundae toppings. There
are convenient, and complimentary fountain drink stations located in
Cabanas and near the pools.
If that isn't enough choice, there's 24-hour room service.
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