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New Champagne Brunch at Disney Cruise Line’s Remy

posted on October 25th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Do you love Remy as much as me? Well then I have some great news for you! In addition to dinner at this elegant restaurant aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, you now have a second gourmet culinary option with the recently introduced Champagne brunch.

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In this video, Disney Cruise Line Food and Beverage Manager Salah Chetbi takes us inside Remy to give us a look at the popular Champagne brunch experience, which falls into the same must-do category as dinner at Remy…

Offered on sea days during cruises four nights or longer, the Champagne brunch is $50 and begins with a complimentary glass of French bubbly. An optional pairing with three additional Champagnes (Taittinger Prestige Cuvée Rosé, Pommery Gold and Moët & Chandon Ice) is an additional $25.

While dinner at Remy is a lengthy experience, brunch is enjoyed in about an hour and a half, still with an unparalleled experience. And while the atmosphere is unquestionably elegant, brunch is a bit more relaxed. Dressy attire is required, but men do not have to wear a jacket as they do at dinner.

Let’s take a closer look at what the six-course meal includes…

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Brunch starts in the private wine room with Champagne and pata negra – the finest Spanish ham in the world.

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Once you’re seated, the first course is a fluffy gnocchi paired with a light-as-air chili foam. That’s followed by lobster cannelloni, topped with a dollop of caviar and baby vegetables.

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Next up, sea bass atop a bed of soft-cooked scrambled eggs, garnished with corn, and veal tenderloin with herb sauce accompanied by a potato croquette. A decadent chocolate duo dessert wraps up the extravaganza.

Is anyone else as hungry as I am now? Tell us in the comments which course you expect will become your favorite!

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Which is Which? Disney Fantasy vs. Disney Dream: Adult Spaces

posted on August 16th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


We played a fun game last week finding the little design differences between the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream.

I want to put you to the test again today to see if you can spot which is which in the adult nightlife spaces, Europa (Disney Fantasy) and The District (Disney Dream).

Is it the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? Bonus points if you can name the exact location! Gives us your answers in the comments and check back later today to see how well you know Disney Cruise Line’s two newest ships.

1. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
2. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
3. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
4. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
5. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
6. Is This Adult Space Located on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?

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Which is Which? Disney Fantasy vs. Disney Dream

posted on August 9th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Before her Maiden Voyage on March 31, we told you about several of the differences between the Disney Fantasy and her sister ship, the Disney Dream. And if you’ve had the chance to sail on both ships, I’m sure you’ve been able to discover some yourself.

But what about the magical touches not as easy to spot? There are plenty, and we want to put you to the test to see who can tell us which design details are from which ship.

Is it the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? The answers are posted below:

1. A. Disney Fantasy / B. Disney Dream
2. A. Disney Dream / B. Disney Fantasy
3. A. Disney Dream / B. Disney Fantasy
4. A. Disney Fantasy / B. Disney Dream
5. A. Disney Fantasy / B. Disney Dream
6. A. Disney Fantasy / B. Disney Dream

1. Atrium chandelier
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
2. Lobby statue
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
3. Lobby mosaic
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
4. Royal dining room
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
5. Stern character
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
6. Bow design
A.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? B.Which is Which? Is This on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream?
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Disney Cruise Line Contributes $250,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

posted on March 16th, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager of Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line


Disney Cruise Line Contributes $250,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

What better way to celebrate the arrival of our newest ship than to mark the occasion with a donation of $250,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida?

The Disney Fantasy is a place where imagination comes alive. I saw this for myself this morning when some children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida joined us on the ship for a very special check presentation from Disney Cruise Line to this youth development organization. As the children laughed and played in the specially designed youth spaces onboard and discovered some of the hidden wonders of our new ship, there was a feeling that anything is possible.

Disney Characters Meet the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

The donation will assist in the development of a new Boys & Girls Clubs facility close to our homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida, which will allow our crew members to further support these children through Disney VoluntEAR efforts in the future. Last year, Disney hosted a one-of-a-kind benefit cruise on the Disney Dream, the sister ship of the Disney Fantasy, raising $750,000 for the organization.

Disney Characters Meet the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

You may not know that the relationship between Boys & Girls Clubs and The Walt Disney Company started more than 50 years ago when Walt Disney was made an honorary member of the organization’s national board of directors. Disney has been an active supporter ever since, and as the Disney Cruise Line fleet has expanded and the business has grown, it is our pleasure to help the clubs grow as well.

This was also a special day for another reason. In keeping with maritime tradition, Disney Cruise Line hosted a plaque exchange ceremony with key members of the port and community leaders commemorating the inaugural call of the Disney Fantasy on Port Canaveral. Welcome home, Disney Fantasy!

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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Disney Cruise Line Christenings

posted on March 1st, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Today, Disney Cruise Line officially welcomes the Disney Fantasy into its fleet of ships when it will be christened in New York City. This marks the first time a Disney Cruise Line ship christening will take place outside of Port Canaveral, Fla. The Maiden Voyage for the Disney Fantasy will be March 31 from Port Canaveral.

Below is a look back at the christening ceremonies for the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Dream.

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Every cruise ship has a Godmother, and our Disney Cruise Line ships are no different. The Godmother for the Disney Magic was Patty Disney, for the Disney Wonder it was Tinker Bell, while Jennifer Hudson was the Godmother for the Disney Dream. And later today, the Godmother for the Disney Fantasy will be revealed. Any guesses?

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Winter Holidays with Disney Cruise Line

posted on December 23rd, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Earlier this month we gave you an inside look at decorating the Disney Dream for her very first holiday season. Now that the trees are up, the garland is hung and holiday spirit is in the air, we checked in with Mickey Mouse and his friends to see how they are celebrating this special time of year on the ship.

Along with Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse flashed his smile in front of the 20-foot-tall tree in the atrium lobby of the Disney Dream.

Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and Mickey Mouse Celebrate the Holidays on the Disney Dream

He told us about some of the special onboard holiday events including:

  • Nightly tree lighting in the atrium lobby, where a young guest helps Disney characters light the glittering, three-deck-tall tree
  • Family holiday crafts such as decorating stockings, building gingerbread houses and making holiday cards
  • Holiday storytellers sharing tales of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
  • Traditional holiday feasts in the themed dining rooms

At Castaway Cay, Santa Goofy snuck off to do some decorating of his own…

Santa Goofy Decorates at Castaway Cay

…while Pluto started playing in the “snow flurries” amidst the island’s special decorations.
Pluto Plays in Snow Flurries at a Disney Cruise Line Stop

There’s no doubt about it, holidays with Disney Cruise Line are magical. But even if you aren’t celebrating this year on a Disney ship, the crew sends this special message:

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New Tropical Delectable Dessert at Remy on the Disney Dream

posted on December 16th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Now that I’ve shared with you two of the newest menu items at Remy aboard the Disney Dream, Jamon Wrapped Shrimp and Tomato Ratatouille, it’s time to talk about my favorite – dessert!

Also new to the Remy menu is Tropical Fruit Mousse on Almond Cake. Coupled with apricot sorbet, this colorful and artsy sweet tastes as good as it looks and is the perfect ending to your gourmet meal.

In this video, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek of Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort gives us a look at the new delectable dessert.

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New Gourmet Dish at Remy on the Disney Dream

posted on December 15th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What are your favorite parts of a Disney Cruise? If you follow my Disney Parks Blog posts, you’re probably aware that dining is high on the list for me.

Especially when it comes to dining at Remy on the Disney Dream.

Remy’s French-inspired gourmet menu was created by Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise—a Michelin 2-star restaurant just outside Reims, France—and Chef Scott Hunnel from award-winning Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort.

By continually adding touches of seasonal ingredients from around the world, these renowned chefs keep the menu fresh and ever changing. In this video, Chef Scott Hunnel shows us one of their latest creations — Jamon Wrapped Shrimp, a mouthwatering Italian-concept dish that is both salty and sweet.

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Decorating the Disney Dream for the Holidays

posted on December 5th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


If you think decorating your home for the holidays is a big task, imagine decorating a 1,115-foot-long ship.

For the first time ever, that was the task this year for the Holiday Services department at Walt Disney World Resort. They worked hard to prepare and install more than 300 custom designed décor pieces to adorn the Disney Dream for its very first holiday season.

Check out this video for an inside peek:

Since the first holiday season of the Disney Magic, it has been a tradition to transform Disney Cruise Line ships into a winter wonderland for the holidays. But with a ship three decks taller and more than 150 feet longer, the task this year of decorating the Disney Dream was much larger than years past. Here’s a look at some of the décor by the numbers:

  • 1,016 feet of garland, which is more than three football fields and nearly enough to stretch the entire length of the ship
  • 66 holiday sprays ranging from 15 inches to six feet
  • 29 wreaths ranging from 24 inches to five feet in diameter
  • 41 Christmas trees ranging from two feet to 30 feet
  • One 20-foot-tall tree takes center stage in the atrium lobby weighing more than one ton and featuring 300 branches and more than 20,000 white LED lights

What’s more, the holiday décor is designed uniquely for specific locations around the ship, with themes and customized ornaments for certain spaces like the youth clubs and dining rooms.

Do you have themed décor for different rooms of your home?

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Disney Cruise Line Earns Several Accolades

posted on November 18th, 2011 by Jason Lasecki, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disney Vacation Club


It’s been a great week for Disney Cruise Line. Over the past few days we have been recognized with several reputable awards. We know our crew delivers an outstanding experience at sea, and we’re equally proud of those behind the scenes whose hard work has brought forth many “firsts” and innovations in the cruise industry.

Cruise Critic honored Disney Dream as “Best New Ship” and for “Best Inside Cabins” in its Editors’ Picks Awards. It also awarded “Best Standard Cabins” to the entire Disney Cruise Line fleet.

Porthole Cruise Magazine bestowed three awards on Disney Cruise Line in its 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards – “Most Family-Oriented Line,” “Best Children’s Programs” and “Best Entertainment.”

And finally, in its 18th annual Thea Awards, the Themed Entertainment Association honored the new Animation Magic show at Animator’s Palate on the Disney Fantasy with the “Ingenious Use of Technology” award.

Animation Magic showcases guests’ drawings during their dining experience on a big screen in an animated sequence with beloved Disney characters. Watch this video for a sneak peek.

The Thea awards committee noted the show’s “amazing animation” and called it “a refreshing take” on interactive technology. How would you describe it?

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