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Disney Dream Commemorates Maritime Plaque Exchange with Governor

Christi Erwin Donnan

by , Director of External Communications

Today the plaque and key exchange for the Disney Dream took place, commemorating the ship’s inaugural call on Port Canaveral in an official maritime ceremony. Newly elected Gov. Rick Scott, along with other local officials participated in the event with Disney Dream Captain Tom Forberg and Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz.

Disney Dream Commemorates Maritime Plaque Exchange with Governor

In keeping with tradition, Karl and Captain Tom hosted the port officials and community leaders for the official ceremony in the ship’s grand atrium lobby. Plaques and gifts were exchanged amongst the leaders and Captain Mickey was also on hand to celebrate the occasion.

Disney Dream Commemorates Maritime Plaque Exchange with Governor

As Disney’s newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton cruise liner will call Port Canaveral home and sail three-, four- and five-night Bahamian itineraries beginning with the ship’s maiden voyage on Jan. 26. In order to accommodate the new and larger Disney Dream, construction enhancements were made to extend the dock facility and expand the terminal to allow for the additional guests. Port Canaveral also constructed a brand new multi-level parking structure that connects the terminal via a sky-bridge walkway.

The launch of the 4,000-passenger ship is expected to bring sizable economic benefits to the region including nearly 450 jobs and thousands of additional cruise guests.


  • I’m going Sept. 29th. Can’t wait to see this looks amazing in pictures..but I bet they don’t do it justice. I’m very excited!

  • The Dream looks amazing!! Three more weeks until we are on it!!! Can not wait!!!!

  • 14 more days until Im on the ship! 🙂

  • Kathy, great minds think alike! We are also on the maiden voyage but leave for the parks on the 22nd. Can’t wait!

  • Beautiful ship, going on the Maiden voyage! Can’t wait to hook up with our friends Donna and Dave

  • Wonderful pictures. Bet that ceremony was very nice. Just to see more pictures is pure pleasure. Oh my gosh that entry way is…………………how does explain it? Have to be there in person and soon the public will and we will in April 2011…98 days BUT..who’s counting? ME ! Many years of happy trips D.C.L.

  • She is beautiful can’t wait to set sail.

  • Going on the Maiden Voyage in 19 days – counting down so excited headed to Disney World on the 22 .

  • Looking forward to our Disney Dream Cruise on Feb6, let you know what it was like.

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