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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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From the Galley: A Look at Remy’s Newest Gourmet Dish Aboard the Disney Dream

posted on October 25th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What happens when you add a touch of Spanish flare to a French-inspired gourmet cuisine? You a get a unique and flavorful dish that is simply is out of this world!

My mouth hasn’t stopped watering since I first heard about some of the new menu items at Remy on the Disney Dream. If you aren’t hungry now, you will be after hearing Chef Scott Hunnel talk about the savory Tomato Ratatouille appetizer in this video.

Stayed tuned for more videos featuring Remy’s delicious menu filled with seasonal ingredients from around the globe.

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Teens Rule Aboard the Disney Cruise Line Ships

posted on August 10th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


There comes a time in every family vacation when teenagers want to get some time to hang out with other teens.

On the Disney Cruise Line ships teens have access to exclusive hangouts designed specially for them. These trendy areas offer an elite getaway for them to create their own vacation agenda – whether socializing with new friends, playing the latest video games, experiencing cutting-edge technology or just chilling out.

On the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder the teen club sits in a primo location, right inside the forward funnel of the ship. The space is decorated like an upscale New York loft filled with technology gadgets and fun activities.

Vibe Aboard Disney Cruise Line Ships

On the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy (premiering March 31, 2012), the teen club is located in the forward-most section of the ship. The chic space features indoor and outdoor areas filled with every must-haves for every teen.

We recently sent Andi, from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, on a mission to bring us a report of Vibe aboard the Disney Dream. Check it out.

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A Mom’s Point of View: Dining Aboard the Disney Dream

posted on July 26th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Dining on the Disney Dream is a one-of-a-kind experience. Where else can you eat in a whimsical garden inspired by Versailles, a magical animator’s studio or a lavish banquet hall fit for royalty? Each of the dining rooms serves a magical dining experience filled with unique themes, tantalizing cuisine and legendary Disney service.

Check out this video and take a peek at the many dining options on the Disney Dream.

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A Mom’s Point of View: Youth Activities Aboard the Disney Dream

posted on July 19th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


It’s no secret the Disney Cruise Line ships feature some of the most unique kid’s spaces at sea. Where else can children dance with Princess Tiana, fly over the streets of London with Peter Pan or get shrunk to the size of a toy and play alongside Slinky Dog and Rex the Dinosaur?

Check out this video and see the fun awaiting little sailors aboard the Disney Dream.

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A Mom’s Point of View: Entertainment Aboard the Disney Dream

posted on June 21st, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


What’s Disney best known for? Our unparalleled entertainment. Aboard Disney Cruise Line, you’ll find exciting entertainment offerings throughout our ships every single day. From energetic deck parties to spectacular Broadway-style stage shows to fireworks at sea, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the magic during your vacation – this is my favorite aspect of Disney cruises!

Andi, our Disney Cruise Line specialist from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel talks to one of our Cruise Directors about some of the new entertainment features aboard the Disney Dream. You may even see a surprise visit from a Disney character…watch to find out who it is!

Glad you’ve been following along. Next up, Andi will sneak into the Disney Dream teen club Vibe to get the scoop on Youth Activities.



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Disney Fanatics Receive a Dream-Inspired Backyard

posted on June 20th, 2011 by Tony Shepherd, Producer, Broadcast Marketing


From your enthusiastic response, we’re thrilled to see how much you’ve enjoyed the first two episodes of “My Yard Goes Disney”. The inspiration for tonight’s backyard makeover didn’t come from Walt Disney World Resort…or Disneyland Resort, for that matter. This week’s episode took its cue from the biggest “dream” of all: the Disney Dream cruise ship.

The Farrell Family Receives a Disney Dream-Inspired Backyard Makeover

Tonight’s lucky family is the Farrells. They’re all Disney, all the time, on land and at sea. They told the show’s producers they have 3,000 Disney related family pictures, with 600 from their Disney Dream cruise in January alone! They were on the ship in its first month of sailing on a cruise that they describe as “the most amazing four days of their lives.”

What I think you’ll find amazing is the truly extraordinary backyard the designers built for them. You know by now that I love to bring you sneak peeks, so check it out. Mickey Mouse-shaped pool, anyone?

The Farrell Family Receives a Disney Dream-Inspired Backyard Makeover

The episode required filming with the family aboard the Disney Dream in the luxurious staterooms, Senses Spa & Salon, Palo and even on the AquaDuck water attraction. It was a tough assignment. (See? I told you I have the best job at Disney Parks).

Speaking of the AquaDuck, we developed this incredibly cool camera mount just for this attraction and captures in-the-moment reaction of the family riding. Check it out in tonight’s episode.

Here’s one more picture. The show’s designers created a cool backyard addition inspired by a statue at a Disney destination other than the Disney Dream. Who has the first correct guess?

The Farrell Family Receives a Disney Dream-Inspired Backyard Makeover

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Exclusive Bottle of Cognac Delivered to the Disney Dream via Limousine

posted on June 20th, 2011 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


If you’re a wine enthusiast, a cocktail connoisseur or are celebrating a special occasion and really want to treat yourself while sailing on the Disney Dream, we have something just for you!

Rémy Martin’s most exclusive bottling ever was created with the Louis XIII Rare Cask Cognac. Out of only 786 bottles in the world, two of them belong to Disney Cruise Line. One was even delivered to the Disney Dream in a limousine! And we’re saving the second bottle for the Disney Fantasy. Watch the video to learn more about this unique beverage experience for our adult guests.

Cheers!

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