I am thrilled beyond belief to be joining Disney on the Christening Cruise of the Disney Dream!
When I received the invitation, I was so excited to be one of the first to experience this ship and to have the opportunity to bring along our family.
This will be our first cruise with the kids, and our first time at Disney with the kids, and we are all extremely excited.
Usually, I try not to talk-up our family activities too much, lest something go wrong and the kids are disappointed but…this is Disney! You know it is going to be magical!
The Disney Dream is the majestic third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Boasting 14 towering decks, a ship length of 1,115 feet and a maximum width of 125 feet, the 130,000-ton vessel includes 1,250 staterooms and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 4,000 passengers—along with the over 1,458 Crew Members who tend to the needs of every cruise Guest each and every day.
Building on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder, the Disney Dream is a valiant vessel distinguished for its classic early 20th-century design—which harkens back to the golden age of cruising—and state-of-the-art technology. As can be expected from Disney, the cruise liner was specially designed with families in mind, combining sleek style and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts—like the splashtacular AquaDuck, the very first water coaster at sea.
My husband and I never had a “baby moon” since he was deployed to Iraq for all but the essential part of the pregnancy (I found out I was pregnant two days after he left). Having two kids, now, I know that it isn’t just the first baby that changes the family dynamic. So, it will be really wonderful to take a special trip with our two little ones before the new baby arrives.
And my husband and I may even get some time to ourselves since there is a nursery and youth clubs.
We will also be spending some time at the parks before and after the cruise. I’ve already downloaded some map and wait-time applications for my phone and welcome any suggestions or tips for Disney Cruises or tips for what to do at the park!