Maiden voyage scheduled for January 26th 2011, Disney cruise’s DISNEY DREAM is nearing completion.

Read the latest On Board the Disney Dream.

Read our exclusive first review of the Disney Dream.

View the Disney Dream Deck Plan.

The latest and largest addition to the Disney fleet, Disney Dream, is its first new ship for 11 years. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 128,000-ton vessel includes 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers—along with the over 1,458 Crew Members.

It caters for 4,000 passengers on its Miami to Nassau cruises, and the overriding focus is the kids – they’re expecting at least 1,500 children on board at any given time.

Thousands of hidden Mickeys will be concealed throughout the vessel, while plenty of other characters from Disney and Pixar movies will be on hand via 103-inch plasma TV screens.

Vast areas of the vessel are devoted to the kids’ clubs. Under-3s can even be left in the care of the nursery while parents go on shore excursions.

The Oceaneer Club for three to 10 year olds has a play-floor for computer games controlled by players’ feet, and there’s a series of movie-themed annexes.

The Tween club for 11-13s is inside the fake forward funnel, and older teens have an adults-free area.

But there’s plenty for their parents, too. The sports bar will have its own specially brewed draught beer, and Pink is an elegant champagne bar with a Murano glass sculpture

and bubble lights fizzing up the walls. Evolution is the adults-only nightclub, and there’s a Steiner spa.

Its six restaurants include adults-only Remy, inspired by the film Ratatouille. Most of the staterooms are outside, but even those inside have a sea view, courtesy of a ‘magic porthole’ with a real-time camera image of the sea.

And, of course, there’s a cinema, plus a 1,340-seater theatre with 55-minute live shows three times a night.

Watch this video for some early views of the Disney Dream


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Read our review of the Disney Dream here

See how the Disney Dream compares with other ship in operation today here

Read more about John Honeywell’s experience of the Disney Dream conveyance here

Read further info and view the construction of the Disney Dream here