Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

More Travel News

Travel and Hotel News

November 17, 2010

Disney Dream Prepares for January 2011 Maiden Voyage

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream

This month Disney Cruise Line’s latest fantasy at sea, the Disney Dream, left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, in a traditional shipbuilding ceremony known as the “float out.” Featuring fireworks worthy of a Main Street Electrical Parade, this event was followed by the ship’s journey to the North Sea, where it will undergo testing before its maiden voyage on January 26, 2011, from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas. Like all Disney cruise ships, the Disney Dream will dedicate the bulk of its space to children, with amenities such as a Mickey Mouse-shaped pool, giant submarine-shaped computer center, restaurant designed after sets from Disney princess films and the Aquaduck water-coaster. Of course, kids have to hit the hay eventually, and when they do, parents will be catered to with unique Disney entertainment like Club Pirate, an open-air dance party hosted by Captain Jack Sparrow. In keeping with Disney cruise tradition, the Disney Dream will have its own mascot, Sorcerer Mickey, who will be honored with a massive onboard installation created by Walt Disney Imagineering.

For more information. visit

(Updated: 04/12/11 CT)

From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.
Sail the seven seas on one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cruise Lines. Enjoy luxuries such as full-service spas, gourmet restaurants, live entertainment and more.