After 20 months of construction, the Disney Dream Cruise Liner, the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, just floated out of the enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard, completing a major manufacturing milestone. Disney Dream will now undergo testing on its stabilizers, rudders and other features while work on the interior continues.
Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-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. The ship has plenty of clubs and activity centers for all ages of children and in addition to the magically themed restaurants there is also elegant adults-only dining. Entertainment on the Disney Dream will include musical live shows, first-run films, Digital 3-D movies and pools for kids, families and adults.
The magnificent Cruise Liner is scheduled to sail its maiden voyage on January 26, 2011, from Port Canaveral in Florida. The Disney Dream is the first of two new ships being built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The Disney Fantasy is also currently in production and is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage on April 7, 2012.
Disney Dream Innovations
- AquaDuck, a first-of-its-kind water coaster, is an exhilarating, high-speed thrill ride that combines all the ups and downs of a roller coaster with all the twists and turns of a water slide.
- Magical Portholes offer a “virtual window” to the world for inside staterooms, with a real-time view outside the ship where high-definition cameras feed live video to each stateroom.
- Enchanted Art immerses guests in Disney storytelling and looks like other hanging art pieces around the ship, but is actually a framed LCD screen with technology that recognizes a guest is present.
- Remy, an exquisite top-deck restaurant, only for adults, with incredible ocean views and French-inspired, gourmet cuisine by two award-winning chefs.