Get ready for a superb cruise of your lifetime. The 1,115-foot long Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, named and launched in Port Canaveral, recently, spells luxury all the way! It has loads of newly designed cabins, spacious fine-dining restaurants, children’s play areas, larger pools, and the world’s first roller-coaster at sea! All new bars and pubs that stay open and filled with people even after 10 p.m. are a saver.
Disney Dream sails three, four and five-night cruises from Port Canaveral. On the cruise visits Nassau in the Bahamas and Castaway Cay, the corporation’s private island in the Caribbean as well.
The prices per person and the charges at the restaurants and cafes might burn a hole in your packet, but it’s worth it. Dining on the Disney Dream has a difference. Guests have to take turns to eat at three restaurants – all attended to by a waiter, and are allocated a table and a specified time to dine. The restaurants are Enchanted Garden, Royal Palace and Animator’s Palate. At the latter, guests have the joyful company of ‘Crush’, the turtle from Finding Nemo.
Offering self-service for breakfast and lunch, and waiter service in the evening, Cabanas is good option for the travellers. You can also get snacks at the alfresco grill and the Pizza bar. All the top restaurants are adult-only. There’s Palo, an Italian one that serves fabulous brunch, besides the usual three meals. Remy is the French restaurant in this category. The fine-dining restaurant, Remy is booked up for months – says something about its quality of food. You can eat the best of exotic dishes here. Both of them have a per-person base charge.
Adult travellers can revel in the ship’s scintillating bars and lounges. In The District, there are four bars – Pink, Skyline, Evolution and the District Lounge. Meridian is located between Palo and Remy, and Cove Café and Currents are near the adult pool. You can savour the best champagnes and cocktails here. If this isn’t enough, there’s a family sports bar, 687, open after nine at night! The D Lounge is a family nightclub, which offers games during the day and karaoke at night.
Disney Dream’s accommodation facilities are better than those of her rivals. There are 150 inside cabins that have virtual portholes, showing a sea or land view. The 91 ocean-view cabins, deluxe rooms and suites have attached baths and a balcony. All the accommodation options have Disney’s trademark split bathroom, separating the two areas – washroom and commode. Some cabins have a small tub for bathing babies.
All the cabins have a sofa and pull-down bed that can hold up to four people. Few have a double sofa to fit in five, which might be a bit cramped, though. There is wheelchair accessibility to most areas on the deck and cabins.
All entertainment is obviously Disney-oriented –cartoons, films, live Disney-themed shows and such. The grandest item on this cruise is the AquaDuck, the first water-coaster at sea. Circling the top of the ship, this water-coaster is fun all the way, for kids as well as adults. There’s a nursery for toddlers, clubs for children and teens, Mickey’s Pool and slide for little children, Donald’s Pool for families and Nemo’s Reef for tots.
Vibe is for young adults and teens. There, they can listen to their favourite music, watch movies and even get a tan on their private outside deck!
The meet-and-greet sessions with Disney characters are a great attraction for kids. You can sit with them, take snaps and play! There are two detective games, “The case of the stolen painting” and “The case of the missing puppies” that give out clues when you hold up a magic card, which is available free of cost.
At Chill Zone, adults and teens can get facials, massages and wraps. There are also a small thermal suite, a gym and two spa villas for couples.
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