The all-new Disney Dream starts sailing the seas on January 26 to make its first voyage and the popular Maiden Voyage is nearly full.
“This is a special time for us,” says Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer J. Stanley “Stan” Payne in a Disney press release.
Excitement grows among Floridians as Disney Dream is said to bring significant economic benefits to the area, given its size outdoing most cruise ships today. The new ship is expected to generate a mass number of jobs and attract an even bigger number of guests to the area.
“We are delighted to welcome the Disney Dream to its new homeport,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line in a Disney press release. “As we grow the Disney Cruise Line business, not only does this mean a positive economic impact for the region, but this allows us the flexibility to provide even more options to our guests. With new innovations onboard and new destinations to explore, ultimately we’re providing even more ways for guests to enjoy a family cruise vacation.”
With the expanded Port Canaveral to make way for Disney’s massive Cruise Line, its private island Castaway Cay in the Bahamas is also expanding beaches as well as adding more dining locations and exciting water attractions to make way for the new fleet and its sailor guests.
The Disney Dream is the third ship added to the fabulous Disney Cruise Line fleet. You can say this ship is bigger and better then ever! For one, the ship is huge. It’s nearly 40% larger and two decks taller than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships. The massive 130,000-ton vessel boasts 1,250 rooms and 14 decks that can accommodate up to 4,000 passengers along with almost 1,500 crew members. It features a total of five lounges and nightclubs along with 3 pools,digital 3-D movies with other entertainment options not to mention a variety of dining.
The Design? The ship features classic early 20th-century design to pay homage to the, as Disney.com describes: “golden age of cruising”. The first class ship features elegant and sophisticated architecture infusing Art Deco with Disney’s famous family friendly furnishings.
If one ship isn’t enough there is also a second Disney Dream voyage that embarks on its journey later on, January 20.
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