Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas (Eve)!

Merry Christmas from the Disney Dream (not really)!  This is a picture of a Christmas tree ornament of the Dream that I got when I was on the Dream.  My little brother and I are going to try to collect all four ship ornaments, even if it'll take a while.  As of writing this, there were 20 DAYS until we get on the Wonder for a Southern Caribbean cruise.  I remember when I was on the Magic over Thanksgiving and they were already decorated for Christmas.
That Christmas Tree Was HUGE!
There was a giant tree, a giant gingerbread house, and giant cables securing the tree so that if the ship were to rock, it wouldn't fall and crush the giant gingerbread house.  I'm kind of seeing a theme here...  Christmas is a giant holiday on a Disney Cruise so they need giant decorations.  The gingerbread house was huge, so it obviously smelled amazing.  If you ever have a chance to go on a Very Merrytime Cruise, you should because they're a lot of fun.  Just don't go on New Year's Eve and Day, because those cruises are extremely expensive for some reason.  Also, Disney World is decorated for Christmas, because we spent a day there after our Magic cruise.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Disney Magic and Disney Dream Met Up In Nassau

On Tuesday, November 21, the Disney Magic and the Disney Dream were both in Nassau, at the same time!  They were right next to each other, and it looked amazing.  Of course, I wasn't on either of the ships, but I got to watch them!  I've done this before, but here's PTZTV's Tweet about the event.  Click Here 
I was expecting a Horn Battle, and PTZTV was too, apparantly.  But sadly, it wasn't much of a battle.  The Dream was the first to leave, and it blasted its horns as it left.  The people onboard the Dream were probably expecting the Magic to reply, but all it did was sit there like a muted TV.  But there were some horns that I think came from the Magic, but they were boring, generic horns.   They could have been from the Royal Caribbean ship in port, which would make sense because as far as I know, their ships don't have any special horns.

Even if there wasn't a spectacular Horn Battle, it was still cool to watch the Magic leave port right after the Dream.  Also, there's a chance for another Horn Battle.  On November 28, the Wonder and the Dream will be in Nassau together.  The last time we had two Disney Cruise ships in the same place was when the Dream and Fantasy were in Port Canaveral because of hurricanes.  This doesn't happen very often, and when it does, I hope whoever reads this goes to and watches the two ships.  It would be so cool to go on a cruise when there are two Disney ships in port, and someday, I'm (probably) going to go on one!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Disney Dream Crashed Into Nassau Pier!

On Saturday, September 30th, as the Disney Dream sailed into Nassau, Bahamas, the stern hit the dock!  From pictures, like these, from PTZTV's Twitter feed:

The dent looks really bad!  Here are more pictures, these from

The second picture gives a good look at how big the dent is.

Here is another tweet, by someone onboard the Dream when it hit the dock:  Twitter
The video was taken on Castaway Cay, the day after the incident.  The crew started fixing the dent right after it happenned.  The good news is that the hull doesn't have a hole (that was definitely intended).  The Dream is still sailing as scheduled, and it is currently in Nassau again.  Don't worry, they didn't hit the dock again.  Hopefully this won't happen again!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Disney Dream Photo Collection

In August, I was on a 3-Night Bahamian cruise on the Dream.  I took a lot of good pictures with an old camera (but it broke on the second night), but I also have other pictures around the ship.  Enjoy the photos!

One of the round windows at the DCL terminal.

"Golden" Mickeys were on sail at Mickey's Mainsail.

I love the AquaDuck!

The Ship Directory

The napkins were folded so nicely at Royal Palace!

The forward funnel at night.

You can get great views of any of the four ships at Castaway Cay! 

Before the cruise started, we saw a rocket launch at our hotel.  It was really cool!

Next up...

The Wonder!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Friendly Port Canaveral Meet-Up!

Today is a special day.  Why?  The Dream and Fantasy are BOTH in Port Canaveral!  The Dream is docked at the DCL terminal while the Fantasy is at another cruise terminal.  Here is a tweet from PTZtv, the company that broadcasts live video of cruise ports:
The Dream & Fantasy in Port Canaveral!
I thought the next Disney Cruise Line ship meet-up would be in November!  When I got home from school, I was surprised with this amazing news.  To watch the two Dream-Class ships, click here.  When the Dream leaves tomorrow afternoon, I hope there's a horn battle!  I wish I was going on the Dream tomorrow!  I'd get to see the Dream & Fantasy in the same trip!

Here's something completely unrelated:  Remember when I was on the Dream in August?  I took some great pictures, and since school started, I wanted a way to remember these pictures.  My answer... a $100 calculator!  I needed a special kind of calculator this year because I'm taking Algebra 1, and for graphing, you can connect the calculator to the computer and upload graphing backgrounds!  Being perfectly logical, I put a picture of the Dream's funnel at night as my background!

DCL ships float, they aren't normal, and they're real!

121 Days Until the Most Wonderful Cruise Ever!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Disney Dream Went Back to Castaway Cay?

The Disney Dream and Fantasy were affected by Hurricane Irma.  The Caribbean was affected, and the Bahamas are going to get hit soon.  This includes Castaway Cay.  Why did the Dream go back, when the hurricane was about to hit?  You might not know this, but people actually live on Castaway Cay!  The people living on the island work there.  This includes the lifeguards and the post office staff.  The Dream went back to Castaway Cay to get everyone still on the island.  It got back to Castaway Cay around noon today, and is now on the way back to Port Canaveral.  It should be back in port tomorrow morning.  I think the Dream will dock at the Disney Cruise Line terminal in the morning, let everyone off (except the crew), and go back out to sea.  The Fantasy will be in Port Canaveral tomorrow around 2:00 PM.  I don't think there will be a Horn Battle anymore because the Dream will be gone before the Fantasy gets there.  Sadly, we'll have to wait until November for the next Horn Battle.

As weather happens, more updates will come!

Hurricane Irma Causes Major Changes to the Dream and Fantasy's Iteneraries

Hurricane Irma is affecting many places in the Caribbean, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  It's also affecting the Dream and Fantasy.  Both ships' current iteneraries were changed yesterday because of the huge storm.  They are both headed back to Port Canaveral, and will be there on Thursday, September 7th.  The Dream's current cruise is being shortened by a day, while the Fantasy's current cruise is shortened by two days.Three future cruises are also affected.  The Fantasy's September 9th cruise is cancelled, along with the Dream's September 8th and 11th.  The guests onboard the two shortened cruises will be refunded for the missed days, and also get 25% off a future cruise.  The guests that were going to be on one of next week's cruises that got cancelled will get fully refunded and also get 25% off a future cruise.  Since the Dream and Fantasy will both be in Port Canaveral tomorrow, I'm hoping for a Horn Battle.  A Horn Battle happens when two DCL ships are in port together.  One ship starts a song and the other finishes it.  The video below shows January 2016, when the Magic, Dream, and Fantasy were at sea together.  Sadly, the Wonder wasn't there to enjoy the "family reunion".
On Thursday, I hope the Dream and Fantasy have a Horn Battle, but they might not because of the hurricane.  You can watch the Dream and Fantasy in Port Canaveral tomorrow, Thursday, September 7th here.

After the Dream and Fantasy let all their guests off in Port Canaveral, I think they will go out to sea to a safe place.  At least the Magic and Wonder aren't affected by the storm.

I also don't understand why anyone would would name a hurricane IRMA.  Maybe they ran out of 'I' names.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Disney Dream Cruise: Day 2

Day 2:  Nassau

Our second day was fun.  We stayed onboard, and enjoyed the lower amount of people on the ship.  As we sailed into Nassau, I rode the AquaDuck.  It was right after we ate breakfast, so the line was short.  After about eight times, the line got longer, so I stopped riding.  I made my way back to our room, but I ran into my dad on the way.  He was going to come up and ride with me.  We went back up to the pool deck, and rode the AquaDuck more.  As more people finished breakfast, the line got longer.  When it got really long, we decided to go to Donald's Pool to watch Funnel Vision.  Later, I went up to Goofy's Sports Deck to take some pictures of some ships in port.
There were two Carnival ships in port.  This one was sailing in after we docked.

The Carnival Elation was docked before we did.
The front of the Norwegian Sky, with huge floral artwork.
After some good photos, I went to Edge, where we went to play shuffleboard on Deck Four.  I'm not that good at shuffleboard, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that hard.  After shuffleboard, I went back to Edge to play Super Smash Bros.  I was one of the top best players.  I met someone that's dad works on the Dream.  He showed me his Key to the World Card and it said, "Guest of _______________"  It must be cool to have a dad that works on a Disney Cruise.  I spent most of the afternoon at Edge, but I went to Making of the Dream, shown here.  It was very interesting.


Read at your own risk!

We had dinner at Animator's Palette, with Crush the turtle from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory talking to multiple families.  One funny family, from Minnesota, got asked how they say hello in Minnesota.  They said, "Heeeeeyyyy Girrrrrrrrrrrllll"  Soon, Crush asked us to practice the Minnesotian Hello.  It was so funny.


Throughout the day, I took lots of pictures.  Here are just a few of them.

I remember this statue from the Fantasy!

Our second day was fun.  Our third day, was even better!  Day 3 is coming soon!