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Disney Dream - A Perfect Complement to Walt Disney World 

Disney Dream - A Perfect Complement to Walt Disney World

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful Disney Dream, sailing 3 and 4 night Bahamian itineraries from Port Canaveral. Like her sister ship, the Disney Fantasy, she delivers unlimited family fun and top-notch service on an elegant yet modern ship. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, A combo with Walt Disney World, Anyone who wants to try Disney cruising for the first time


The AquaDuck is an exciting water coaster that kids love!

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the variety of fun the Disney Dream has to offer.  All pictures were taken on our tour and none have been modified or enhanced.

The AquaDuck was the first water coaster at sea.
There is fun for everyone on the large pool deck.
Donald's Pool is the family pool.
The Quiet Cove Adults Only pool is serene and relaxing.
The beautiful chandelier in the atrium.
The Walt Disney Theater shows first run Disney movies in 3D and Broadway caliber nightly shows.
The attention to detail and artwork throughout the ship is amazing.
A lovely painting of Eric's castle from The Little Mermaid.
Disney animation art adorns the walls throughout the ship.
The Inside Staterooms have a magical porthole that gives you a virtual window to the outside world.

Ship Highlights

The award-winning Disney Dream is an elegant and innovative ship that sails year round out of Port Canaveral, alternating between 3 and 4 night Bahamian itineraries.  These short cruises are a perfect complement to a 3 or 4 day Walt Disney World vacation.  From the original Broadway-caliber live shows to a pool deck packed full of fun in the sun, the Disney Dream provides a highly enjoyable environment in which to spend your getaway at sea.   Like no other cruise line, from the start of your cruise to the finish, Disney does a terrific job of making you feel important, pampered, and like you are truly on vacation from the everyday stresses of life.


  • There are many chances to meet the Disney characters in a more intimate setting than Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
  • The pool deck is packed with entertainment for kids, including the AquaDuck water coaster, a splash park, snacks such as burgers, pizza and ice cream, and a giant movie screen on which to watch new and classic Disney movies. 
  • The Disney Dream provides its guests with different pools that cater to different needs:
    • Donald's Pool is for bigger kids and families.
    • Mickey's Pool is for young children.
    • Quiet Cove Pool is for Adults Only.
    • Nemo's Reef is a splash zone for kid's under 3.
  • The terrific tweens and teens clubs gives your older kids the freedom they crave, as well as the opportunity to make new friends and form bonds that will last a lifetime
  • The Quiet Cove is a large Adults Only area on the pool deck, and a very nice place to relax away from the bustling kids areas.
  • The nightly entertainment is the best that we've seen at sea.  Disney is an entertainment company and their nightly shows can't be beat!
  • All Disney cruises include a fun-filled Pirate Night where everyone dresses up as pirates.  The night ends with a live pirate show put on by Mickey & Friends and includes the only fireworks display at sea.
  • There are 2 beautiful theaters on the Disney Dream and first run Disney movies are shown in 3D at no extra charge.


  • The Disney Dream has 1,250 staterooms designed especially for families, decorated in a nautical motif with Art Deco accents.
  • Ocean View and Verandah staterooms are available that can comfortably accommodate families of 5.
  • The Disney staterooms are some of the largest at sea and have a brilliant setup with split bathrooms and a dividing curtain that turns one room into two.
  • Concierge staterooms give guests more square footage, concierge services, enhanced room amenities, and exclusive concierge areas on the ship.
  • Inside staterooms have Magical Porthole windows with real-time ocean views.


  • The rotational dining gives guests the opportunity to eat in three magically themed restaurants, while keeping the same wait staff who give wonderful, personalized service.
    • Animator's Palate - This is one of a kind "state-of-the-art" dinner show.
    • Enchanted Garden - Dine in a lovely ambiance inspired by the gardens of Versailles.
    • Royal Palace - A French themed restaurant inspired by classic Disney Princess films.
  • Cabana's buffet is open for breakfast and lunch, and serves many of the same dishes as the main dining rooms for dinner.
  • Two Adult Only restaurants include Palo, with Northern Italian cuisine, and Remy, with French cuisine.  Both have an additional charge.
  • Included in the cruise fare is 24 hour room service and unlimited soda.

Castaway Cay

  • Most Bahamian and Caribbean cruises stop at Disney's award-winning island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.
  • The beautiful island boasts 3 beaches: a family beach, a sports beach, and and adult only beach.
  • The snorkeling lagoon has 2 different underwater trails for snorkelers to follow, plus a hidden Mickey!
  • It's the only island in the Bahamas where you can get your picture taken with Goofy or dance with Lilo and Stitch!
  • Pelican Plunge is one of two fun playgrounds for kids, complete with 2 twisting waterslides that end right in the ocean.
  • The island has a kids club for the little ones with supervised activities and even a Teen Club for your teenagers to hang out on their own.
  • A BBQ lunch is served on the island and is included in the cruise fare.

Ship Facts

  • Maiden Voyage:  Januaury 26, 2011
  • Godmother:  Jennifer Hudson
  • Crew: 1,458
  • Guests:  2,500 (double occupancy), 4,000 (maximum)
  • Decks:  14
  • Pools: 3 plus a splash park
  • Restaurants:  8
  • Bars/Lounges:  9

Why Book With Us

  • We personally travel on multiple cruises every year and know the ins and outs of different cruise lines.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to call directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • We can help you plan your pre or post cruise stay including hotels, activities, and transfers. 
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We can help recommend Shore Excursions that go above and beyond your expectations.
  • We have access to discounted airfare and can help you save money!

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sat, Apr 16, 2016

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