Disney Cruises Return with the Disney Dream!

by | Aug 9, 2021

Today Disney Cruise Line’s ships set sail for the first time in over one year. Disney has been slow and careful about the return of cruises because passenger safety is a big priority. These cruises have Disney magic in every experience from swimming to dining. Take a cruise and immerse yourself in that magic in way completely different from the parks.

Tons of Water Fun

The Disney Dream first set sail in January of 2011. It brings its own bit of pixie dust to the sea. There are tons of fun recreational activities fit for every age. When on a cruise one of the best things a person can do is hang out by the pool. The Dream has two family pools themed to Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Mickey’s Pool provides splashing fun for kids with a friendly yellow slide. The twists and turns begin one deck above and travel down right into the pool.

Disney Cruise Line introduces a cruise industry innovation on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream — the shipboard water coaster, AquaDuck. Guests aboard the ship can get swept away on the exhilarating flume ride that features twists, turns, drops, acceleration and river rapids. Stretching 765 feet in length and spanning four decks in height, AquaDuck uses water blasters to propel guests around the the ship’s top deck. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Next door is Donald’s pool where the Aqua Duck is located! This elevated tunnel water slide takes you 765 feet on a wild and wet journey around and off the side of the ship. Nemo’s Reef is for the youngest in your party. They’ll have a blast with the splash pad’s water features. If you are looking for relaxation away from the kids then the Quiet Cove Pool is the place for you! There you’ll enjoy a more serene atmosphere alone or with that special significant other.

Take a Journey while Dining

Enter the world of Disney animation in a one of a kind experience at the Animator’s Palate. Take a journey through the life of a Disney artist as you enter the room in a hand-drawn environment of black and white. Throughout your meal the room transforms, adding color and texture and bringing some of your favorite characters to life. This captivating experience is perfect for the kid at heart who loves Disney animation. It is an experience only Disney can provide!

Dine like royalty with exquisite French-inspired cuisine at the Royal Palace. This enchanting restaurant is inspired by some of your favorite classic Disney Princess films. Here you step inside the stories themselves and you are in the center of a classic fairytale. Portraits portray many of the princesses all around the room.

Skyline at The District on the Disney Dream is an ever-changing venue that celebrates some of the worldÕs most famous cities. Tall “windows” along one wall give guests a birds-eye view of stunning city skylines such as Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. Skyline’s windows to the world are ever-changing as the spectacular city skylines transform from day to night, in real time as each day progresses. (Preston Mack, photographer)

The third restaurant on this magnificent ship is the Enchanted Garden. Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, you will feel that you’re in an elegant conservatory. The restaurant features glass flower lights, white trellises, and walls adorned with frescoes of lush rolling hills. With the word enchanted in the name know you you can expect a little extra magic! Through your meal, the ceiling transforms from day to night.

There are even more restaurants and lounges to explore on the Disney Dream. Just ask and we can craft an experience all your own!

Enjoy Live Entertainment

One of things I thoroughly enjoy at the Disney Parks is the live shows with their Broadway feel. Disney brings that stagecraft to their cruises. Enjoy a night out with a version of “Beauty and the Beast” on stage. Another show that is a must-see is Disney’s “Believe” which takes you on a journey through favorite songs reminding us of the importance of believing in magic.

How cool would it be to see “The Little Mermaid” or “Aladdin” on the big screen again or for the very first time? Check the Disney Cruise Line app for screenings and showtimes. Enjoy the movie in a theater decorated in Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, giving off the glamor of old Hollywood. Disney cruises often show new releases as well as classic films. 

As the only cruise line to feature fireworks at sea, Disney Cruise Line lights up the sky to dazzle guests with the largest, awe-inspiring fireworks extravaganza presented aboard a cruise ship. The skies above the Disney Dream explode with brilliant colors during Buccaneer Blast!, a pyrotechnic spectacular choreographed to a dramatic score featuring songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Peter Pan and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Disney theme parks. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

When you think of traveling to a Disney destination you look forward to seeing fireworks at night. Disney cruises have you covered. The sky lights up at night while you observe on deck. Like the Disney Parks the fireworks are modified depending on holiday seasons or special event cruises like Star Wars Day at Sea.

At the Oceaneer Club kids have a chance to live some of their greatest fantasies. Whether it is shrinking down to the size of the Toy Story gang in Andy’s Room or joining the Rebel Alliance and flying the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, your kids may not want to come back until late in the evening. Plus they get a chance to have some one-on-one with some of their favorite Disney characters that they won’t get anywhere else.

Visit Disney’s Private Island

Disney Cruises visit destinations all around the world but the highlight on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises has to be Disney’s own private island. That’s right! Castaway Cay is an exclusive Disney spot where you can enjoy tropical beach fun. Enjoy the gorgeous beach with your family. Have the time of your life sailing, kayaking, swimming, or snorkeling in the blue lagoon. Thinking about food? Disney has you covered with Cookie’s BBQ ready to enjoy right on the beach! There are also spots on land for playing volleyball, dancing to live music, or enjoying a leisurely bike ride. There is a beach just for adults if you need a break. Castaway Cay is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island paradise of lush greenery, natural lagoons and white-sand beaches that guests who sail aboard Disney Cruise Line call their very own. Imagineered to complement the shipboard experience, the 1,000-acre island offers something for everyone — from private massage cabanas overlooking the sea for adults, to more swimming, snorkeling, boating and biking than a kid could ever imagine. (Disney)

There is so much to do and each Disney Cruise is unique. How do you know which one to choose? Be sure to contact me at jhall@conciears.com where I am happy to offer my expertise as your personal Travel Planner. The ocean is calling you!

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