Friday, January 28, 2011

Guest Post: Disney Dream Christening Cruise 2011

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream Christening Cruise from January 19th through January 21st, 2011. Disney knows how to throw a party and this was a pretty amazing celebration. There was a live show Wednesday morning and then we were able to board the Dream. The Dream was in a word---spectacular! I sailed on the Disney Wonder in the Spring of 2010 and it was so much fun but the Dream was, well, awesome to say the least. I was on deck 10 in a deluxe family stateroom with a verandah and it was beautiful. The red pillow that is on the bed is so nice and comfortable I wished DCL was selling it because I would have bought one! Here are some pictures of the stateroom:

I had the chance to dine at the following restaurants and all the food was excellent. The service everywhere we went was top notch.  DCL really does have some amazing cast members on board.

The Royal Palace for dinner was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The atmosphere was elegant and I loved all the details that were on the floors, walls, and the glass slippers around the lighting in the center of the room.

I had the lobster and shrimp for my appetizer and the chicken salad for the main course. Both were excellent and since I wasn’t feeling full I had the strawberry shortcake for dessert. All the food was delicious!

I had breakfast at the Enchanted Garden and it was tasty. It was a buffet and the service was great. The themeing is quite lovely here and the colors were soft greens and pale pinks, very relaxing. Here is the seating area right next to the Enchanted Garden:

Animator's Palate is where you will find Crush and he interacts with you while you eat. The good was great and so was the service. I had a slice of pizza one night from Flo’s Café and it was very good.  The Cove Café coffee bar has a great selection to choose from and coffee was excellent.

We ate at Cabanas when we boarded the Dream and also the morning that we arrived back at Port Canaveral. We toured the clubs, saw the shows, and did some shopping while on board. I had chance to meet up with some fellow Disney travel agents I have become very good friends with but had not had the chance to meet in person so that was wonderful.

Castaway Cay was fabulous as usual; it really is a spectacular place and one of my favorite parts of sailing on the Disney Cruise Line. The Aqua Duck was wet, fast, and fun! The line was long but fun was had by all.

I am sure you can guess where this was?

For more pictures of the stateroom, dining, Castaway Cay, the Pirate Party, and the Dream in general please check out the TWTM blog and Magic Chat Live. I have already posted a ton of pics on the Travel with the Magic facebook page and will be sending more to Amy as well.

Have a Magical Day!!

Contributed by Kelly H. Russo, owner of Travel with the Magic and one of our Minnie Moms.


  1. Kelly it looks like the Disney Dream is wonderful! My wife and I have been on the Wonder and Magic. I think our next cruise may have to be on the Dream.
    I'll check out your blog for more pictures.

  2. oh... the dream looks.... well, like a dream! (that was cheesy). thanks for sharing and glad you had fun!

  3. Great post, pics, and review. It is a dream to do a Disney cruise at some point. We will have to consider the Dream if/ when we can go.


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