April 2007 MEYER WERFT won over the US cruise company Disney Cruise Line as a new customer, who placed two contracts with the shipyard for the construction of two cruise ship named Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Disney’s first in Papenburg produced luxury liner, the Disney Dream, got its starting shot in early March 2009. Keel-laying was already in the End of August.
Just as her sister ships, the Disney Dream combines playful elements from the Disney world with an innovative Art Deco ship design: Her features are strongly reminiscent of the classical transoceanic cruise liners from the 1930s, highlighted by a massive black hull, two funnels, and portholes. Moreover the new cruise ship comes in the colours of Mickey Mouse, Disney's icon - the colours of the existing fleet of Disney ships.
The Disney Dream is tailored to the needs of families and combines innovative ship design with a broad variety of entertainment: Various attractions on board are supposed to meet the wishes of all family members, such as the "Aqua Duck", the first water coaster on a cruise ship, an animated turtle, virtual portholes and special areas for the young ones. To offer the passengers culinary varieties, Disney places emphasis on its proven principle of rotation. Every evening the guests are taking turns having dinner in a different restaurant, while they are accompanied by the same waiter at all times.
The Disney Dream was delivered to Disney Cruise Line on December 9th 2010 and was put into service in spring 2011.
Main Characteristics of the Disney Dream
|Overall Length||339,5 m|
|Overall Engine Capacity||76.800 kW|
|Number of Passenger Cabins||1.250|
|Number of Outside Cabins (incl. Suits)||1.100|