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January 19, 2022
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Disney’s Dream come true

The Disney Dream is Disney Cruise Line’s first new ship since the company launched in 1998. Its 14 decks can accommodate 4000 passengers and was designed with the 1930s glamour of cruising’s golden age in mind: the marble floor in the three-deck atrium lobby is inlaid with an intricate Art Deco pattern and a more than six-metre-wide chandelier of hand-crafted crystal descends almost four metres from the ceiling. Because this is Disney, a bronze admiral Donald Duck greets guests at the grand staircase.

But the Dream is teched-out too: its AquaDuck is an elevated water coaster with a bird’s-eye view of the ocean; its Oceaneer Club and Lab invite kids to have live, unrehearsed conversations with Crush (from Finding Nemo) and Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch), while its Magic PlayFloor flies them over London with Peter Pan; there’s a club for tweens, a lounge for teens and a Skyline bar for mom and dad with windows that depict a different city every day.

The Art Nouveau-inspired Disney Fantasy ship, set to debut in spring 2012, will incorporate many Dream features, but with a design identity and experiences all of its own.

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