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Disney Fantasy – Executive Panel Discussion

The Disney Fantasy is now sailing regularly from Port Canaveral making thousands of guests happy on every 7 day cruise. I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of the preview cruises. There were plenty of great opportunities to explore the ship and hear… Read More »Disney Fantasy – Executive Panel Discussion

Comparing Occupancy Rates on the Disney Dream vs Disney Fantasy

The Orlando Sentinel takes a deep dive into the numbers behind Disney’s latest ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Although Disney doesn’t provide occupancy numbers, some rough figures can be estimated based on the passenger figures provided by the port. Both ships have approximately… Read More »Comparing Occupancy Rates on the Disney Dream vs Disney Fantasy

Christening, Last Minute Prep for Disney Fantasy in New York

With these immortal words, “I christen thee, Disney Fantasy. May God bless this ship and all who sail on her,” Disney’s fourth cruise ship was officially christened tonight by its Godmother Mariah Carey. Also on hand was Neil Patrick Harris and a host of celebrities.… Read More »Christening, Last Minute Prep for Disney Fantasy in New York

Disney Fantasy – Enchanted Art

Enchanted art is the logical progression of those little digital frames you send your grand parents stuffed with pictures of their grand children. Some people liken it to the moving photos in Harry Potter films, but it’s really more magical than that. Disney pushed the… Read More »Disney Fantasy – Enchanted Art

Disney Wonder to switch ports from Los Angeles to Miami?

Last we heard, Disney Cruise Line was canceling December 2012 cruises on the Disney Wonder from Los Angeles to Mexico and it appeared a re-positioning cruise through the Panama Canal was a possibility. Now, evidence points to an eventual new home port of Miami for… Read More »Disney Wonder to switch ports from Los Angeles to Miami?

Disney Dream Reaches Home Port near Orlando

A couple hundred Disney cast members, a bevy of specially invited press, hundreds of members of the public, and a few rather large rodents, greeted the arrival to Florida of the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet this morning – The Disney Dream. Port Canaveral will be the home port for the ship that has been under construction for nearly two-years in Papenburg, Germany. For the most part The Dream will sail three, four, and five night cruises to the Bahamas. The initial cruise departs January 26th and there are still even a few cabins left on the second cruise as of this morning.

With the arrival of the Disney Dream to its homeport in Florida, preparations are underway for its inaugural cruises and events, including the traditional christening of the vessel. Other Disney Dream inaugural events include a Benefit Preview Cruise in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, sailing Jan. 21-23. I am currently planning to be aboard one of those preview cruises and attend the christening. So look for more on that in the coming weeks.

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