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Disney Cruise Line Takes Helm of Disney Dream

posted on December 10th, 2010 by Christi Erwin Donnan, Manager of Public Affairs, Disney Cruise Line


Raising of the Disney Cruise Line Flag

Disney Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Disney Dream, from the Meyer Werft shipyard this week in Bremerhaven, Germany. The traditional maritime ceremony included the lowering of the Meyer Werft flag and raising of the Disney Cruise Line flag on the mast of the ship. Captain Mickey, Donald Duck and the crew members of the Disney Dream joined the celebration.

Captain Mickey, Donald Duck and the Crew Members of the Disney Dream

As part of the event, president of Disney Cruise Line, Karl Holz, and managing partner of Meyer Werft, Bernard Meyer, signed the official documents transferring ownership of the Disney Dream from the shipbuilder to Disney.

President of Disney Cruise Line, Karl Holz and Managing Partner of Meyer Werft, Bernard Meyer

The milestone officially closes the book on the ship’s construction journey, and signals its readiness to welcome guests on its maiden voyage, set for January 26, 2011, from Port Canaveral, Fla.

Captain Mickey and Donald Duck with Managing Partner of Meyer Werft, Bernard Meyer, and President of Disney Cruise Line, Karl Holz

Captain Tom Forberg will now take the helm of the Disney Dream for Disney Cruise Line. Soon the ship will set sail from Bremerhaven on a transatlantic voyage, and will arrive at its home in Port Canaveral on January 4, 2011.

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1

Emily from IN on December 10th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

so exciting

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Claudia from VA on December 10th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I can’t wait for 2011!! Two cruises scheduled on the Dream!!!

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Steven from PA on December 10th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

BRING ON THE FANTASY!

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Mark from ON on December 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Can’t wait we’ll be enjoying our first cruise on the New Disney Dream ship in May, and the kids are jumping for joy as well.

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Jeremy from CA on December 10th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

They should have cemented the transfer with a group ride on the AquaDuck! VERY exciting!!!!!

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Carole from FL on December 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

OH MY GOODNESS…………..IT FINALLY HAPPENED. THE NEW SHIP IS OFFICIALLY GOT IT’S PASSPORT TO AMERICA. SOON VERY SOON THE MAGIC ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND BEGINS.
NOW………..PLEASE PLEASE. WHEN IS SHE TO SAIL INTO PORT CANAVERAL? WE WANT TO DRIVE UP 2 1/2 HOURS JUST TO SEE HER ENTER THE PORT FROM THE NEARBY PARK.

ALL THE BEST TO THE NEW SHIP AND CREW. NOW MORE MAGIC BEGINS.

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Manuel on December 10th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Fair Wind and easy waves for you are The Dream of many.

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Luis from VA on December 10th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

We can’t wait to come aboard!

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Deborah from NC on December 10th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I am not sure if I am going to be able to keep this a secret unitl AUGUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Disney Dream, we will see you soon! (Just not soon enough!)

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Dirk from West-Vlaanderen on December 10th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

What a memorable moment this must be for Carl Holz: a giant step forwards for DCL after his career in Disneyland Paris. Congratulations !!!

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DeeDee on December 10th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

My sisters, brother in law and nephews are looking forward to sailing on the Dream in September. I’m also trying to plan my trip on the Fantasy in 2012. Hooray DCL!!

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Joseph from FL on December 10th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Fair winds and following seas… see you very soon!

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Clinton on December 10th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Looking forward to the 26th!!!

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Janet from FL on December 10th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Awesome! Welcome home Dream! See you in February.Can’t wait!!!!

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Edmund from FL on December 11th, 2010 at 9:04 am

I will be going to Port Canaveral on January 4th just to get a glimpse of the ship!!! Very excited about this.

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Maria on December 11th, 2010 at 9:40 am

See you on the Duck!!! Can’t wait for our Good Health and Happiness Cruise!!

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Heather from FL on December 11th, 2010 at 11:55 am

I can’t wait!! I got my Disney Dream Cruise booked for January 2011. Counting down the days!!

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john from FL on December 12th, 2010 at 10:11 am

I have LOVED Disney scince the 50s yes the 1950s. My wife and myself are going on our 5th Ann. in April on the Dream. Being DVC Members this will be her first cruse on a Disney Ship but my second. What makes anthing so Great on anthing Disney are the Personal they make the experance that much more fantastic. The time is closing in on another Fantastic Time. Thank You Disney Co. John& Sheila

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Laurie on December 16th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I can’t wait to DREAM on in September.

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Gabriel from São Paulo on December 16th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Awesome ! Can’t wait! I’m schedule to set sail on Feb 11

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Samuel from FL on December 30th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I hope they didn’t have to sign all those papers :)

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