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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:57 PM
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Default New Ship Names Just Announced

Just announced on the Annual Meeting webcast, the new ships are Disney Dream to launch in 2011, Disney Fantasy in 2012!!!!
Too bad they couldn't be more original instead of duplicating names of Carnival ships.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Yep, Disney Dreams & Carnival Dream will eventually be sharing Port Canaveral, which will certainly be a unique (not to mention confusing) situation.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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I am happy they finally announced the names! Now people can move on to speculating about something else. . .
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Default Once Upon a Time, Disney Named Its New Ships...

Disney Cruise Line has named its upcoming new-builds: Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy (Click here for the full story). The names are not exactly original -- after all, Dream and Fantasy are both names of Carnival cruise ships. I was feeling creative, however and wrote a little fairy tale about the "birth" of Disney’s upcoming vessels. Feel free to write your own!

“Once upon a time, there was a cruise company named Disney. She had two daughters who so desperately wanted a sister. So they wished on a star and invoked their fairy godmothers, and one day they woke up in Germany with a pot of gold. They traded their goal for magic steel. 'Please make us a sister who will travel the world with us and spread magic and wonder throughout the land,' they asked of the magic steel. There was a puff of smoke, and there appeared not one sister, but two! The girls were so happy, they named their sisters Dream and Fantasy, because all their dreams and biggest fantasies had just come true. The end.”

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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:03 PM
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They both fill in the blank before the phrase "come true."
For me (and a lot of my friends) being on a Disney Cruise is a
Dream come true and a Fantasy come true.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Where have i heard those names?????

I still think fantasia would've been batter than Fantasy
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Old March 10th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Darn...those are some the least original names I can think of...I was rooting for one of the ships to be called Disney Animation, but I guess that didn't work out... Anyway, I still look forward to sailing on them!

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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM
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I personally think they should have been named "Wish" and "Star"...

"When you wish upon a star..."
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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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A DREAM is a wish your heart makes...when you set sail!

FANTASY in the Sky fireworks...old Disney memory! We stayed at the Polynesian in the Hawaii longhouse and watched Fantasy in the Sky fireworks every night, which I prefer to Wishes.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 11:46 PM
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I thought for sure one of them would be named Imagination...either way it works out though
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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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.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Why do companies choose names that already exist ?
eg
Ncl Dream
Carnival Dream
now Disney Dream
Freedom of the Seas
Carnival Freedom

Are there no other possibilities ????
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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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.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM
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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.

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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 awaits you?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Default Disney announces New Ship's names!

Yesterday, Disney cruise line, made public their two new ship's names. Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream. They are still projected for launch, 2011, and 2012.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:30 PM
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Default What do you expect from a Mickey Mouse operation

Well at least they did not name them Mickey and Minnie.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Well at least they did not name them Mickey and Minnie.
Seeing you are Steamboatin reminds me that Steamboat Willy is supposed to be where this Disney/Mickey thing started
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Well at least they did not name them Mickey and Minnie.

IMHO, Mickey and Minnie would have been much better!
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I hope the Dream doesn't sail out of Port Canaveral as having 2 ships in the same port with the same name would be weird!
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