The Disney Dream is one of 4 ships on the Disney Cruise Line. Here are 10 reasons why a Disney Dream cruise is amazing.
Close to Disney World – The Disney Dream was designed to enhance the experience of guests who visit the theme park in Orlando, FL. She docks in Port Canaveral which is only 60 miles from the parks.
Short Sailings – You can choose from either a 3 night or a 4 night cruise on board the Disney Dream. The 3 night sails from Friday to Monday and the 4 night sails from Monday to Friday. These shorter sailings can be more practical for families and are less expensive than a 7 night cruise on her sister ship, The Fantasy.
Multiple Stateroom Options – There are 1,250 staterooms on board. If each room reached maximum occupancy, there would be room on the ship for 4,000 guests. Because Disney knows guests like different things, there are over 25 different types of staterooms on the Disney Dream. The inside staterooms on the lower floors are the least expensive option.
AquaDuck – When the Disney Dream sailed in 2011, she was the first ship with a water roller coaster at sea. The AquaDuck is a 765-foot waterslide that is powered by fast currents of water. As you ride in the double inner tube, you’ll drop four-decks (although not all at once!) and end in a shallow pool of water.
Palo and Remy – There are 2 different adults-only restaurants on the Disney Dream. Palo and Remy are both located on deck 12 and offer incredible views of the ocean as you dine. Sailings offer dinner nightly at both restaurants, but also check to see if any of your days will offer a brunch. This way you can experience these incredible restaurants and still visit the main dining rooms in the evenings. Keep in mind that both of these restaurants are not included in your cruise fare and will be an additional charge. You also need to make a reservation as soon as possible. Be sure to pack formal attire as there is a dress code.
Cabana’s – Located on the aft of Deck 11, Cabana’s is the all-you-can eat buffet. There are over 6 different buffets in the restaurant and for lunch you’ll find everything from sushi to rack of lamb. There are amazing views of the ocean on the inside of the restaurant or you can take your food outside to the deck on the back of the ship.
Ship’s Horn – Disney went all out on the horn. It can play songs from Disney movies including “When You Wish Upon a Star”, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” “Be Our Guest,” “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” “Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me),” and “It’s a Small World.”
Animator’s Palate – During your meal, the screens along the wall will come to life and Crush from Finding Nemo will swim into the dining room. He visits each section and interacts with the guests. He’ll ask questions and respond to you in a turtle like manner. It’s a lot of fun to watch and participate in.
Disney Movies On Demand – When you have downtime in your stateroom, there are over 30 different Disney movies that you can watch at your leisure. You can also put on Disney shows. We put Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on for the baby in the mornings when we were getting ready. At night, I watched the ship’s shows on demand since it wasn’t practical to take her into the theater to see them live.
Midship Detective Agency Game – As if there wasn’t enough for kids, the Disney Dream also has a detective game they can participate in at their leisure. They choose a mission and then visit different decks of the ship to figure out who the culprit was. If you watch the art as you walk about the ship, you’ll notice some of it comes to life. That’s part of the game, but it is also fun to stand and watch. Our favorite is when 2 ships get into battle on the map of the Caribbean.
Will you choose a sailing on the Disney Dream?