Sailing Aboard the Disney Dream

Diane Nickelatti

La Crosse, WI
YOUR Disney Specialist!

I am an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience as a travel counselor. More importantly, I am a “Disney Specialist” and have completed the College of Disney Knowledge course (which covers Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, an...

With one of my best Disney friends!
Coming aboard the Disney Dream, a ship inspired by the grandest ocean liners of all time, made me feel like I was entering a deluxe hotel. Being met by the Disney characters was just the beginning of a great experience; however the characters were definitely not the focal point of the ship – or of the experience.

My cruise aboard the Disney Dream was Disney at its best, with many different and sophisticated areas and venues for adults who want time away from the kids, as well as the most amazing areas for kids of all ages (infants to older teens) and those who are kids at heart.

Some of the more active onboard adventure opportunities include AquaDuck, the first “water coaster at sea,” which winds over the side of the ship and down four decks. I even saw 70- and 80-(something) year old “kids” enjoying this 765-foot outdoor waterslide.

A whole deck (Goofy’s Sports Deck) is dedicated to outdoor fun, offering a nine-hole miniature golf course, a basketball court and even a sports simulator. A well-equipped fitness center was busy with passengers who were working out before they enjoyed an extra dessert at dinner.

Younger ones will enjoy Nemo’s Reef, with its splashing fountain for the littlest of cruisers and the Mickey and Donald pools. In Disney’s amazing Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, kids can even interact and talk with animated characters like Stitch and Crush, and can also be transported to dream destinations like Pixie Hollow and Andy’s Room (from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story” films.)

How about the food? I truly enjoyed the dining experience. Every night my tablemates and I rotated to one of the three different restaurants, each with their own theme (very much fun!) while our wait staff accompanied us. For adults desiring an evening of quieter dining, I suggest Palo, featuring delicious northern Italian cuisine, or Remy, featuring exquisite French flavors. Both are exclusively for guests 18 and older, with reservations required and a small service fee added, per person.

Add to this, excellent entertainment – as only Disney can provide, a lovely ship, excellent ports, time with children or time away from children … this is a voyage you will love!

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