Cruise

Disney Dream

written by | Posted on March 1st, 2011

Here, there’s a 103-inch plasma TV for watching movies and interacting with live characters, and an interactive Magic PlayFloor. There’s also themed areas like Andy’s Room, with larger-than-life characters from the Disney Pixar film, “Toy Story”; Pixie Hollow, a dress-up room and crafts area inspired by Tinker Bell; the Explorer’s Pod, with 16 interactive computer stations; the Animator’s Studio, where kid’s can learn how to sketch their favorite Disney characters; and the Sound Studio, with a range of song-making software.

The Disney Dream also provides posh pads exclusively for those picky tweens and teens looking for a little bit of independence from their parents and younger siblings.

At Vibe, guests ages 14-17 can enjoy 9,000 sq. ft. of age-centric amenities accessible by a “teen only” swipe card. Highlights include a fountain bar with tasty refreshments like sodas and smoothies, a media room for video gaming and movie watching, several computer stations, and a dance club area, featuring a lighted dance floor and a stage for karaoke and dance competitions.

Outside, teens have their own private deck with plenty of chaise longues for sunbathing, two wading pools, fountains and deck games such as ping-pong and foosball.

adult escapes While the kids enjoy the youth areas on board, mom and dad have plenty of time to relax and unwind in exclusive areas just for adults.

Recommend a visit to the 16,000-sq.-ft. Senses Spa & Salon, offering 17 treatment rooms and a menu of indulgent treatments such as massages, body wraps and facials. For the ultimate in pampering, book your clients a treatment in one of the spa’s two lavish couple’s villas, an indoor spa suite connected to a private outdoor verandah with a hot tub, shower and plush double lounge chair.

Senses also includes over 2,000 sq. ft. of gym space with exercise equipment and complimentary classes like yoga, aerobics and spinning. Also located in the adults-only area, is the Quiet Cove Pool, a multi-level pool with varying depths, and the Cove Cafe, where adults can sip a gourmet coffee, watch the national news or surf the Internet.

Come nighttime, tell clients to visit The District located on Deck 4 aft, an adults-only area (18 and older) featuring several bars and lounges. Venues include the District Lounge with live piano music and entertainment, the 687 sports bar, Pink cocktail lounge, Evolution nightclub, and Skyline, a “sky bar” with ever-changing views of different city skylines.

culinary delights Excellent service and attention to detail can be found all around the Disney Dream and the dining experiences on board are no exception. Apart from the delicious culinary offerings, they’ve also implemented an innovative rotational dining concept where guests enjoy a different restaurant each night, their servers accompanying them.

At the Royal Palace, an elegant restaurant inspired by Disney fairytales like “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast,” guests can enjoy lavish surroundings with ornate marble floors, hand-painted portraits of the princesses and a centerpiece chandelier with glass slipper accents. Menu items here are just as fancy and include rack of lamb, escargot, beef tenderloin and lobster medallions.

Inspired by the gardens of Versailles, Enchanted Garden is a whimsical casual restaurant that features an environment that transforms from day to night. Custom glass “flower” light fixtures drop down from the ceiling, while a fountain with a cherub Mickey Mouse statue serves as the restaurant’s centerpiece. The menu here features such dishes as New-York strip steak, pan-seared sea bass and lobster ravioli.

Meanwhile, the Animator’s Palate is a contemporary dining venue inspired by classic animator’s studios with art sketches and film strips adorning the walls. The restaurant also features 100 video monitors on the walls, which are used in an interactive dinner show starring Crush the Turtle from “Finding Nemo.”

Other onboard dining options include Cabanas food court, Flo’s Cafe and Eye Scream Frozone Treats, as well as two adults-only fine dining restaurants—Palo and Remy.

accommodations and itineraries The Disney Dream offers 1,250 staterooms, including 150 inside staterooms and 1,100 outside staterooms and suites. All accommodations include bathrooms with tub and shower, ample closet space, flat-screen TV and refrigerator. Concierge suites include separate bedroom and living areas, and verandahs—some even offer two bathrooms, walk-in closets and wet bars.

Visit disneycruiseline.com for rates and itineraries. And be sure to look for our onboard review of the new Disney Fantasy in an upcoming issue of Recommend.