Disney Dream

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Disney Dream departing Port Canaveral, Florida in September 2016.
Name: Disney Dream
Owner: Disney cruise line
Operator: Disney Cruise Line (The Walt Disney Company)
Port of registry:  Bahamas
Route: 3 day, 4 day, and occasional 5 day Bahamas cruises out of Port Canaveral, Florida
Ordered: February 22, 2007
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: US $900 million
Yard number: S. 687
Laid down: August 19, 2009
Launched: October 30, 2010[1]
Christened: January 19, 2011, Port Canaveral
Acquired: December 9, 2010
Maiden voyage: January 26, 2011
In service: January 26, 2011–present
Identification:IMO number9434254
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Dream-class (Disney) cruise ship
Tonnage: 129,690 GT [2]
Displacement: 65,298 t (64,267 long tons; 71,979 short tons)[2]
Length: 1,114.7 ft (339.8 m)[2]
  • 137 ft (42 m)[2] (max)
  • 121.4 ft (37.0 m)[3] (waterline)
Height: 217 ft (66 m)[2]
Draft: 27.3 ft (8.32 m)[3]
Decks: 16 (14 Passenger)
Installed power:
  • 3 × 12-cylinder MAN diesels turning
  • 3 × 14.4 MW (19,300 hp) generators
  • 2 × 14-cylinder MAN diesels turning
  • 2 × 16.8 MW (22,500 hp) generators[2]
  • 2 × 23 MW (31,000 hp) Converteam Propulsion Motors
  • 2 × 5 blade inward-turning fixed-pitch propellers[2]
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
  • 24.7 knots (45.7 km/h; 28.4 mph) (maximum)
  • 2,500 passengers (double occupancy)
  • 4,000 passengers (maximum)[4]
Crew: 1,458

Disney Dream is a cruise ship operated by Disney Cruise Line, part of The Walt Disney Company. She currently sails three-day, four-day, and occasional five-day cruises to the Bahamas. She entered service in 2011; her sister ship, Disney Fantasy, was deployed in 2012.

History and construction[edit]

In February 2007, Disney Cruise Line announced that it had commissioned two new ships.[5] The first steel cut, for scrollwork on the ship's hull, was in March 2009, at the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg, Germany.[6] Later that month, the two ships were named, with Disney Dream set to enter service first, followed by her sister ship, Disney Fantasy.[7] The design of Disney Dream was unveiled at a press conference in New York City, on October 29, 2009.

The keel of Disney Dream was laid on August 19, 2009.[8] On June 1, 2010, the final section of the ship, the bow, was put into its place, completing the exterior, with work continuing on the interior of the ship. Float-out took place on October 30, 2010, and Disney Dream had her maiden voyage on January 26, 2011.[9]

Disney Cruise Line took possession of Disney Dream on December 8, 2010. She arrived in Port Canaveral, Florida on January 4, 2011. Disney Dream was christened on January 19, 2011, by Jennifer Hudson,[10] who began her career as an entertainer on Disney Wonder. Disney Dream's maiden voyage began on January 26, 2011, calling on Nassau, The Bahamas, and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.


Disney Dream is 40% larger than the two older ships in the Disney Cruise Line family, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, with a gross tonnage of 129,690 GT,[11] a length of 1,114.7 ft (339.8 m) and a width of 137 ft (42 m). Disney Dream has 1,250 staterooms, carries 2,500 passengers (double occupancy) or a maximum of 4,000 passengers, and a crew of 1,458. [12]

Disney Dream's horn plays songs from Disney movies and parks, specifically: "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Pinocchio), "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (Cinderella), "Be Our Guest" (Beauty and the Beast), "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" (Pirates of the Caribbean), "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" (Pinocchio), "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" (Frozen), and "It's a Small World".[13]


  • On January 24, 2012, Disney Dream was involved in a near-miss with the Royal Caribbean ship Freedom of the Seas at Port Canaveral.[14]
  • On August 5, 2012, a Disney Cruise Line employee was observed via security camera molesting an 11-year-old guest in an elevator while the ship was still in port in Florida. The child reported the incident immediately to ship authorities, but the incident was not reported to Port Canaveral police in a timely manner. The suspect was removed from the ship at the next port of call in the Bahamas and was subsequently sent to his home country upon confession. The victim's family did not request further investigation.[15]
  • On September 30, 2017, the stern of Disney Dream was slightly damaged after a collision with the dock in Nassau, Bahamas. [16]



  1. ^ "Meyerwerft website". Meyerwerft.de. October 30, 2010. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Disney Dream Information (Leaflet)|format= requires |url= (help). Disney Cruise Line. July 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Disney Dream (9434254)". Ships In Class. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Disney Cruise Line Announces Two New Ships". PassPorter.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Disney Cruise Line Press Release" (Press release). September 28, 2007. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Jason Garcia (March 2, 2009). "Construction begins on new Disney cruise ships". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 6, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  7. ^ Jason Garcia (March 10, 2009). "Disney names new cruise ships: Dream and Fantasy". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  8. ^ "Disney Dream begins to take shape". Meyerwerft website. August 26, 2009. Archived from the original on November 4, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "Disney Dream nearing completion". Meyerwerft Website. October 1, 2010. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  10. ^ "Godmother Jennifer Hudson Christens New Cruise Ship with Disney 'Dreams' in Spectacular Ceremony".
  11. ^ Niemelä, Teijo (March 10, 2009). "Disney names its new ships". Cruise Business Online. Cruise Media Oy Ltd. Archived from the original on August 30, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  12. ^ "Disney Cruise Line official website". Disneycruiseline.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  13. ^ "Disney Dream Horn Playlist – It has the AquaDunk on it, so does the Disney Fantasy. 6 Songs in Total". Laughingplace.com. January 20, 2011. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  14. ^ "Two ships near hit at Port Canaveral". YouTube. Waddler Studios. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  15. ^ Tony Pipitone, Lauren Sweeney (May 20, 2013). "Disney Cruise Line fails to promptly report molestation of 11-year-old girl in port". WKMG Local 6. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  16. ^ SCOTT LEWITT (September 30, 2017). "Pretty sure Captain Goofy may be looking for a new job..." – via YouTube.


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Coordinates: 28°24′36″N 80°36′36″W / 28.4100°N 80.6100°W / 28.4100; -80.6100