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Stars Come Out Aboard the Disney Dream

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

One of my favorite things about a Disney cruise is stargazing from our ships or Castaway Cay.

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:

Jennifer Hudson on the Disney Dream

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:

Kyle and Christopher on AquaDuck

Kyle and Christopher on AquaDuck

Meanwhile, Lacey and Cheryl visited Pink, the ship’s chic, champagne-inspired lounge for adults:

Lacey and Cheryl in Pink

Up on the pool deck, John and Marlee reconnected with old friends:

John Stamos on the Disney Dream

Marlee Matlin on the Disney Dream

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.


  • 6 more days we can’t wait


  • I love that Jennifer and Donald are striking the same pose! Also love the Cheryl and Lacey shot — so artsy w/ light beaming through the glasses. Marlee with the “I Love You” sign language is awesome too. And @Carol you are right. Does John Stamos ever grow older?

  • So true to Disney Cruise Line boat are not just for kids. The kids get a deck the adults get everything else. Everyone that has taken a Disney Cruise have all come back happy and said it was the best cruise ever. I concur that Disney goes the extra mile to insure than all who travel on have the best time of their life so they can go home and brag about it and then book another trip in the future.

    We are going on cruise #5 with Disney Cruise Line in 2012. Just can’t figure out if we want to go to Alaska or the Mediterranean. We belong to the Disney Vacation Club and are saving up our points for one of the cruises.

  • Saw John Stamos at Epcot before and again after the cruise! Still as handsome as ever!

  • Can’t wait. Our daughter is getting married on the “Dream” in June.

  • I was there. Saw maybe two of those famous folks. I guess they were using secret staircases to get everywhere??

    The best coverage? MINE!!! ha ha ha…

    We are booking another cruise for August now. Thinking about the Wonder- since I live in CA…..

  • Love love love John Stamos’ pic!

  • UNBELIEVABLE! 🙂 I’m going on that cruise. Mark my words, one day I will be on the ship of a Disney cruiseliner.

  • Just love this! Every time I watch a new video or see new pictures I just smile and laugh out loud! I am SO excited I can hardly stand it! Thank you Disney! This is going to be the best Birthday I ever had!

  • Ran into Whoopi twice in Epcot, once on the 18th and then again on the 19th. Now I know why she was there!

  • Watched the spectacular christening! Made everything more exciting. Whole family (10 of us) having a countdown! 11 days!
    Absolutely the best vacation a family could take!

  • My kids just made me watch the video eight times!!!

    Now does everyone get the option to ride down with the camera? That would be great to get a video going down with my children!!!

  • These photos of the stars amid the backdrop of the DREAM were GREAT!!! Please post more photos of the ship itself.
    I am curious about the 3 rotational restaurants, the decor mostly because I know the food will be delicious.
    I have sailed twice on the DISNEY WONDER and this fall I sail on the DISNEY MAGIC, then in 2012 I will sail on the DISNEY DREAM.

  • can’t wait for august, with the family

  • Dream Dream Dream, When I feel blue all I need is Dream

  • Great pictures.

    I especially love Cheryl Burke and Lacey Schwimmer.

  • It looks fantastic! We are going in May – I can’t wait.

  • My Family And I Cant Wait For Our Trip On The Dream Feb 13th!!!

  • 2012 can’t get here soon enough!

  • Smooth Sailing to all of you who are going on the maiden voyage!

  • We are soooo excited and cant wait for Feb 24th crusie!!! Disney Dream here we come!

  • i hope there are celebs on our cruise in february!! 🙂

  • Looks like a great time. So happy the Dream is finished. My family of 6 is cruisn’ in November! We can’t wait!!

  • Disney cruise and John Stamos!! 🙂

  • Crusin on the 13 of February. CAN”T WAIT!!!! For you guys/gals that are going on the maiden voyage ….break her in right.

  • Nice!

  • Everything and everyone looks fantastic.

  • Very Cool!

  • A fun filled, star filled couple of days but the real star was the Dream, an amazing ship.
    AquaDuck is GREAT!!!!!

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