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Disney Dream Visits Castaway Cay for Fun in the Sun During Ship’s Maiden Voyage

posted on January 31st, 2011 by Jason Lasecki, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disney Vacation Club


What a week!

On Sunday morning, the Disney Dream returned from her four-night maiden voyage to the Bahamas, a cruise filled with smiles and laughter from the many veterans and first-time Disney Cruise Line guests aboard our newest ship.

After stopping in Nassau on Thursday and a leisurely day at sea Friday, on Saturday the ship visited Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, for some sun-soaked fun among its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.

Disney Dream guests enjoyed fun in the sun at Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas

Guests made the most of the sunshine, clear skies and many enhancements we’ve recently added like Pelican Plunge, a 2,400-square-foot floating platform with two corkscrew water slides.

Pelican Plunge is one of many recent enhancements on Castaway Cay

Back on the ship, on Friday night we presented an updated version of our popular stage show “The Golden Mickeys: A Timeless Tribute” in the Walt Disney Theatre. On Saturday, we proudly debuted an all-new production, “Disney’s Believe,” which was met with boisterous applause at all three performances.

On Friday, Cruise Director Rachel Quinn introduces “The Golden Mickeys: A Timeless Tribute,” one of three stage shows presented in the Walt Disney Theatre

On behalf of the ship’s crew members and the many cast members who support the Disney Dream back on land, thank you to all the maiden voyage guests for sharing the fun with us! For everyone else who’ll be sailing with us soon or is maybe thinking about taking their first Disney cruise, we hope you’ve enjoyed these exclusive reports on the Disney Parks Blog and Twitter.

Snorkeling is one of many family activities on Castaway Cay Several surprises await guests who explore the island’s snorkeling lagoon Serenity Bay offers a relaxing oasis exclusively for adults Children play in the clear waters of Castaway Cay
Goofy’s Golf is a tongue-in-cheek miniature golf course with beautiful views from Deck 13 Disney Cruise Line guests enjoy stunning sunsets at sea “Disney’s Believe” is a brand-new stage spectacular only on the Disney Dream Pink is a stylish cocktail bar within The District that was inspired by champagne

Here are some highlights from the sands of Castaway Cay and inside the magnificent Walt Disney Theatre:

If you’ve enjoyed our reports from the maiden voyage of the Disney Dream, add a comment below and let us know what you liked the most!

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Barbara from PA on January 31st, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!! I liked everything!!!! Can’t wait to sail on the Dream in May and see it all in person. Great job DCL!!!! You never cease to impress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ºOº

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Diane on January 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I absolutely loved these posts about the Disney Dream and can’t wait to hop on board in April with my family!

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Barbara from NY on January 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I was there! It was Great!! The Dream is beautiful, I can’t wait to go back!

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Albert from GA on January 31st, 2011 at 5:58 pm

My wife and I were on the maiden voyage and it was FANTASTIC!! Thank you to all of the Disney crew and imagineers for giving us such a terrific ship to enjoy. I highly recommend the Dream to anyone who wants to experience the very best that cruising has to offer. We have sailed on the Magic and the Wonder and they are great ships as well. Regardless of which ship you choose – you cannot go wrong – and you will not be disappointed – with a Disney cruise.

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kathy on January 31st, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Makes me remember how much I love cruising… Disney style!

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Scott on January 31st, 2011 at 6:43 pm

We set sail on our 3rd DCL cruise in October! SOOO excited!!!!!!!

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Ashley on January 31st, 2011 at 6:45 pm

omg i was at castaway cay with the magic on sat! love all the horns the dream has!

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Mary from KY on January 31st, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I cruised the maiden voyage of the Dream. The ship is HUGE! So many neat details. Loved the detective adventure with the interactive pictures. Rode the Aqua Duck. Fun! Enjoyed seeing Crush at dinner in Animators Palate.

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elizabeth from NY on January 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I am so looking forward on my family vacation on the Disney dream on July 24th 2011 along with my family all 21 of us !!!

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Christine on January 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

We will be on our thrid DCL cruise in October. I am looking forward to sharing a cabana with a fellow Disboard member and seeing all the new things the Dream has to offer.

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Rossy from FL on January 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

We are looking forward to this experience… We leave on March 13th..I am so happy for DCL!!!!! this will be our second trip…God bless DCL !!!

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Alicia on January 31st, 2011 at 8:27 pm

we are going on our second Disney Cruise in Oct can’t wait the ship looks amazing. I am interested in doing the castaway Cay 5K any info? Also anyone know anybody who makes unique state room magnets??

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Kristl on January 31st, 2011 at 8:32 pm

This is so awesome DCL. We all wanted to be on the maiden voyage but of course not possible so this was the next best thing. We are going on our 2nd DC in June and I am bringing my best friend and my youngest daughters best friend along with my oldest daughters best friend and I have my best friend hooked. The show on the wonder of Toy Story was OUTSTANDING so I am sure the Believe is going to be the same. Love what you did the Castaway Cay. thanks again.

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Dayna from LA on January 31st, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Can’t wait – sailing on June 12th. The ship looks spectacular. We are combining our trip into a land/sea trip and can’t wait to get there for a much needed escape reality vacation.

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Carole from FL on February 1st, 2011 at 7:57 am

DEAR D.C.L. STAFF.
SO ENJOY ANY PICTURES YOU SHARE OF THE NEW DREAM. HAVE BEEN TO CASTAWAY CAY IN 2007 BUT………..NEVER GOT OFF THE SHIP AS IT WAS SO VERY HOT AND HUBBY HAD TROUBLE BREATHING BUT THE 2 GRANDAUGHTERS NEVER RETURNED UNTIL 15 MIN. BEFOR THE SHIP WAS TO CAST OFF. THEY HAD A BALL. WE SAW THE ISLAND FROM THE DECKS AND I HAVE TO SAY AS WE SPENT THE DAY ON THE SHIP WE SAW SOME OF THE INTERNAL WORK THE CREW DOES TO KEEP THEM SPOTLESS. WE WATCHED A MAN IN HARNESS HIGH UP ON A SCAFFOLD CLEANING THOSE FANTASTIC GLASS LAMP DECORATIONS………….IT GAVE NEW MEANING TO: I DON’T DO WINDOWS” HA HA
PLUS WE ENJOYED THE AC ON BOARD AND A WONDERFUL LUNCH SO THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
WE SAIL AGAIN IN APRIL ON THE DREAM THIS TIME AND FINGERS CROSSED THE TEMP. WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR HUBBY TO GO ON THE ISLAND……..GOT TO DO IT!!!!!!!

BUT………..FOLKS……………..PLEASE, PLEASE……TELL ME THAT PIRATE SHIP WILL BE BACK THERE? WHERE IS IT? WHAT HAPPENED? TO AWAKE AT THE ISLAND AND OPEN THE DRAPES TO SEE THAT PORATE SHIP REALLY MADE A HUGE CARRIBBEAN PIRATE ISLAND EFFECT. OUR GRANDAUGHTERS JUST GASPED TO START. WAS SUCH FUN. PLEASE TELL US IT WILL BE BACK! SO ANXIOUS TO GO ON THE DREAM
GRANDMA CAROLE IN PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA

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kellie on February 1st, 2011 at 10:34 am

i so cant wait till march 3rd looks fantastic but i am not looking forward to the 24hr flight to get there
kellie , melbourne australia

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Deborah from FL on February 1st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Disney cruises. We will be going on our 4th cruise this summer! Can’t wait…we are so excited to be on the new Dream!

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Tina on February 1st, 2011 at 8:59 pm

My oldest son (10) has been studying the Dream for a year now. We have 60 days until we set sail and with a blizzard outside right now; I only wish we were sailing now. Can’t wait to see the ship in person and see my kids reactions as it is their first cruise. See you in April DCL!

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Donna from GA on February 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 am

We are booked for the 2012 Happy New Year Cruise on the Dream, and I can hardly wait – first Disney Cruise! Would love to hear from anyone who has brought in the New Year on a Disney Cruise before…. my bet is Disney does it up pretty spectacularly!!

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Jennifer on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:49 pm

i cant wait to leave sunday on the disney dream! were taking our 22 month old!

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Dirk from West-Vlaanderen on February 7th, 2011 at 3:28 am

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pictures and reports from the Dream! We saw building the ship back in Papenburg, and it’s a great way to see the evolution it makes and how everybody enjoy’s it!

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