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(June 1, 2010) -- The final building block for the newest Disney
Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream, was placed today at the Meyer Werft shipyard
signaling completion of a major milestone in the ship’s overall construction. On
January 26, 2011, the Disney Dream will set sail from Port Canaveral, Fla. on
her maiden voyage and take family cruising to all-new heights, embracing the
spirit of innovation, magical family entertainment and immersive experiences
that have made Disney Cruise Line the preeminent choice for families since 1998.
The final block placed was a 260-ton portion of the ship’s bow, complete with
the signature Disney Cruise Line golden filigree. With all 80 building blocks
for the Disney Dream now in place, the focus shifts to outfitting the interiors
spaces that include the whimsical, Disney-infused children’s spaces, dynamically
chic adult nightclubs, spectacular restaurants and elaborate theatres.
Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz and Captain Mickey Mouse were at the
Meyer Werft shipyard to commemorate this important milestone.
“With the steel construction process complete, we’re now looking forward to
exciting new milestones such as the installation of AquaDuck, the first water
coaster at sea,” said Holz. “Each day, the ship gets closer to its Maiden
Voyage, and it is clear that the Disney Dream is destined to be one of the most
spectacular ships afloat.”
The Disney Dream will expand the one-of-a-kind family experience guests enjoy
while on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Some of the highlights:
• The ship will feature a first-of-its-kind water coaster that will send guests
racing above and around the upper decks of the ship.
• Animator’s Palate restaurant will magically transform into an undersea
wonderland with live, impromptu interactions with Crush, the animated sea turtle
from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”
• Elaborately themed children’s spaces will immerse children in their favorite
Disney stories and feature some of today’s most innovative technology.
• A nighttime entertainment district just for adults will be filled with
sophisticated, trendy, fanciful and fun-filled venues.
• Inside staterooms will have a “special” view thanks to a cruise industry first
virtual porthole concept.
The Disney Dream will sail alternating three- and four-night cruises to the
Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. During summer 2011, the ship
will sail four- and five-night itineraries with two stops at Castaway Cay.
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