Posted March 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Last edited by truck1; March 11th, 2009 at 01:53 PM
Way back in 2001 when DCL was mentioning adding more ships to the fleet these were they names chosen. Then 9/11 happened and the new ships were put on hold until now.
I forgot all about that. I did not know they had selected names at the time but I do remember hearing from someone in the cruiseline that it had been announced to them that they were going to build new ships. That was in 2000 I think.
Considering Disney usually have vivid imagination and fresh ideas I can't help feeling that these chosen names, not being original, are somewhat tired! I do hope it is not the Disney brand that is tired - and I wish these two new ships every success.
I agree with you and thinking out loud now that Belle907 refreshed my memory, assuming she is correct,about the names,( I am not doubting) Disney may have been the 1 to have at least the Dream as a first. The Carnival Fantasy had them beat by at least 8 years.
Assuming that both new ships were planned back in 2000/2001, and things were progressing, if the paperwork had been done already for the names, it might be hard to change or at least expensive. just thinking out loud.
The new names actually make sense. Imho. Forgetting that almost every other major line has a Fantasy,Dream or both, whats Disney saying on commercials, or at least had been? The place where a Dream
really can come true? And that a world of Fantasy,Magic and Wonder