Over the past couple days, however, the stars weren’t only in the sky. They were all over the Disney Dream, whooshing down AquaDuck, burning up the dance floor in Evolution or posing with characters on the pool deck.
If you’ve been anywhere near a media outlet this week you’ve probably heard something about the Disney Dream. On Wednesday, award-winning performer Jennifer Hudson christened the ship in a dazzling ceremony at Port Canaveral in Florida. Here she is posing inside the Art Deco atrium lobby:
After the big event, the ship set sail for a special two-night preview cruise with hundreds of journalists from around the world, plus celebrities including John Stamos, Marlee Matlin, and brothers Kyle and Christopher Massey. Also on board were dancers Cheryl Burke and Lacey Schwimmer from “Dancing with the Stars” and Travel Channel favorite Samantha Brown.
Here are Christopher (“The Search for Santa Paws”) and Kyle (“Fish Hooks”) taking a wild ride on AquaDuck:
Meanwhile, Lacey and Cheryl visited Pink, the ship’s chic, champagne-inspired lounge for adults:
Up on the pool deck, John and Marlee reconnected with old friends:
Did you catch Sam Champion from “Good Morning America” broadcasting live from the ship? Whoopi Goldberg taped several fun segments for “The View” so watch for them soon.
For members of the media, it was a whirlwind opportunity to experience the fun and innovation of Disney Cruise Line and the amazing amenities of the Disney Dream. Add a comment below and tell us which coverage you’ve enjoyed most.
Can you believe the ship’s maiden voyage departs Wednesday? On Monday we’ll start counting down to that major milestone with some exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos we shared with reporters on the christening cruise.