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What Do You Want Disney to Reveal About Dream Tomorrow?
Tomorrow (Thursday, October 29) Cruise Critic will be in New York City to learn more about Disney's under-construction Disney Dream, due out in 2011 -- the line's first new ship since 1999! The cruise line is calling the event "a first-hand look into the family-friendly innovations and magical experiences that will debut onboard." Lips are sealed on specific details, but a spokesman for the cruise line tells us that we'll be introduced to some "downright amazing stuff for a cruise ship."
So, we want to know: What would YOU like to see revealed at tomorrow's event? We've dreamed up a few wild (and not so wild) ideas, and hope you'll vote for your favorites above -- then post your own!
I'm hoping they'll disclose deck floorplans, stateroom categories and floorplans (including square footage), and some idea of their initial itineraries. A description of the restaurants would be helpful, also.
I imagine there will be a lot of artist's drawings of facilities and amenities.
But most of all ~~~ inquiring minds want to know which character will be hanging off the stern painting the name "DISNEY DREAM" !
DCL "Magic" - Feb '05 - 7 night Eastern; ~~~ DCL "Wonder" - Jan '07 - 3 night Nassau;
DCL "Magic" - Feb '09 - 7 night Western; ~~~ DCL "Wonder" - Oct '09 - 3 night Nassau;
DCL "Dream" - May '11 - 4 night Nassau; ~~~ DCL "Dream" - Sept '11 - DVC Member Cruise - 4 night - 2 stops @ CC;
One of the greatest pasts of the Disney theme parks is Downtown Disney, and it would be fantastic for them to include a version of it on the ship. Perhaps around the atrium or a promenade, a la RCL or Carnival. Oh, and Cirque Du Soleil on the ship would be nice! Disney has a nice relationship with CDS, with mutiple shows in their theme parks. Hey, with Blue Man Group and Hairspray now on the ocean, why not CDS?
Disney will still hold the market on family cruises just because of their name. I suspect prices will be outrageous in the beginning but will gradually come down to close to what they are now for Magic & Wonder.
My hope (and I have indicated this to Disney) is that they will at least bring the prices down on Magic & Wonder significantly. I know "you're paying for the Disney experience", but sometimes I could pay for two or three "Royal Caribbean experiences" for the price they're asking.
My only complaint with DCL is the pricing. But if you've got young kids, or children that are just into Disney, it really is worth sailing with them at least once. And I am confident that these new ships will offer the same excellent level of quality that Disney provides on her two existing ships.
I don't know when & I don't know where, but there's a stateroom with my name on it somewhere on the Dream...
BroWhite Voyager of the Seas - Nov 2001
Explorer of the Seas - June 2002
Voyager of the Seas - Nov 2004
Jewel of the Seas - Nov 2006
Enchantment of the Seas - Jan 2007
Disney Wonder - Sept 2007
Monarch of the Seas - Nov 2008
Oasis of the Seas - Dec 2009
Disney Wonder - Jan 2010
Navigator of the Seas - Jan 2012
Enchantment of the Seas - Nov 2013
31 Jul 95, Nordic Empress 24 Jun 96, Nordic Empress 30 Jun 97, Carnival Ecstasy 20 Jun 98, Grandeur of the Seas 14 May 99, Carnival Fascination 18 Jul 99, Monarch of the Seas 3 Dec 99, Sovereign of the Seas 20 May 00, Carnival Destiny 2 Jul 00, Enchantment of the Seas 24 Jun 01, Enchantment of the Seas 7 Apr 02, Adventure of the Seas 23 Jun, 03, Majesty of the Seas 17 Oct 03, Carnival Victory 7 Dec 03, Carnival Legend 30 Aug 04, Enchantment of the Seas 22 Nov 04, Empress of the Seas 17 Apr 06, Brillance of the Seas 28 Apr 07, Radiance of the Seas 19 Apr 08, Carnival Freedom 5 Jun 08, Explorer of the Seas 8 Jan 09, Navigator of the Seas 7 May 09, Grandeur of the Seas 8 Jan 10, Navigator of the Seas 8 May 10, Carnival Freedom 22 Jan 11, Radiance of the Seas 27 Aug 11, Oasis of the Seas 30 Jan 12, Liberty of the Seas 12 Nov 12, Vision of the Seas 24 Aug 13, Carnival Paradise 3 Nov 13, Allure of the Seas
22 Nov 14, Independence of the Seas
I agrre with Cruisatary and dfa1...If only the cost could come down some! We've done 1 Disney cruise and it was an outstanding experience. We want to do another longer one but wow! Carnival puts on a pretty good gig (its not Disney) for half the price. We're going to do another DCL trip come hell or high water but just don't know when.
Disney Wonder - November 26-30, 2008
Carnival Paradise - July 10-14, 2009
Carnival Legend - March 14-21, 2010
Carnival Paradise - August 2-6, 2010
Carnival Paradise - July 22-25, 2011
Freedom of the Seas - June 3-10, 2012