Disney Dream - 1/12/2018

Disney Dream

January 12-15, 2018

Port Canaveral - Nassau - Castaway Cay

In 2016, my wife, adult son and I took a cruise on the Disney Wonder. It was our first Disney cruise and I wanted to experience the Animator's Palate before it was redone. During that cruise, we purchased 2 certificates for discounts and on-board credits on a future cruise.

Those certificates had to be used within 2 years from the date of purchase or the certificates would be canceled, and the deposits refunded.

In early 2017, I decided to make bookings using the certificates. I booked early since prices tend to increase closer to the sail date, and I could always cancel the bookings before final payment and get the deposit refunded.

We decided to book a family cruise to take our grandchildren on their first Disney cruise. We decided not to say anything to them until we had made final payment to make sure they would not have their hopes raised, then be disappointed. I booked a 3-night cruise on the Disney Dream, one of the larger Disney ships.

I started looking for and purchasing small gifts to give them during the cruise. I kept anticipating the cruise and their reactions.

The night before Thanksgiving we had the family together and decided to give them the news. I used a PowerPoint presentation on an iPad to make the presentation. As I hoped, they were excited to find out they were going on a cruise even though it would be just a 3-night cruise. But it was on a Disney ship. It was 51 days to sailing.

I was looking forward to seeing the reactions of the grandchildren and to exploring the ship myself.

Unfortunately, at the end of December, I developed a sore back and could not sleep at night. When we were on the ship, I was uncomfortable and sometimes needed help to walk around. As a result, there were parts of the ship I never visited, and I forgot to take pictures of several locations.

But the main purpose was to see the reactions of the grandchildren, and it was all I had hoped for. They had a great time. It was just too short.

Click on any of the pictures below to see a larger version of the picture.

Port Canaveral Terminal

Disney Cruise Line has their own terminal at Port Canaveral. We arrived at the time we had selected and checked in in just a few minutes. Our boarding number had already been called, so we proceeded to the boarding line.

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Terminal
Ship Model



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 46.90" N, 80 deg 37' 47.00" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 12:18:24
Altitude = 3.9 m Above Sea Level

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Terminal
Ship Model



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.43" N, 80 deg 37' 46.12" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 12:18:33
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Terminal




GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.67" N, 80 deg 37' 46.34" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 12:18:45
Altitude = 2.7 m Above Sea Level

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Entry to Disney Dream and Atrium

When groups board a Disney cruise, they are announced as they enter the Atrium.

We went to Cabanas, the buffet restaurant and had lunch. There were a lot of food offerings. We could have gone to the Enchanted Garden restaurant for a buffet and table seating.

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Entry and Atrium
Atrium



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Entry and Atrium
Atrium



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Entry and Atrium
Ellis Entry



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 49.32" N, 80 deg 37' 45.12" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 17:28:29
Altitude = 2 m

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Entry and Atrium
West Entry



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 49.32" N, 80 deg 37' 45.12" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 17:28:29
Altitude = 2 m

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Entry and Atrium
Ellis and West Entry
GPS location = 28 deg 24' 49.32" N, 80 deg 37' 45.12" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 17:28:29
Altitude = 2 m

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Cabin 7675

At about 1:30, we could go to our cabins. We had adjoining cabins 7673 and 7675 in the aft portion of the ship. Our son and his wife had a cabin all the way to the front of the ship. We could unpack our carry-on baggage before muster drill, but our checked baggage did not arrive for a couple of hours.

I had selected inside cabins for several reasons. First, they are cheaper. Second, we had children in our party and we would not have to worry about them going out on the balcony.

And the inside cabins have a virtual porthole. This is a round (porthole shaped) television screen which shows views from cameras outside. It is the same view you would get if you had a real porthole. Also, Disney characters will make occasional appearances in the porthole. I thought the kids would enjoy that.

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Cabin 7675
Interior



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Cabin 7675
Interior



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Cabin 7675
Interior



Date and time = 2018:01:13 19:45:27
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Cabin 7675
Towel Animal



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Outside the cabin is a letter holder used for notices. It is in the shape of a fish or other nautical creature. In our case, it was a seahorse. On Disney cruises, people use these to hold pouches and place gifts for the children in the cabin (and sometimes the adults also). These pouches are called "fish-extenders". This is usually arranged pre-cruise using one of the computer bulletin boards. Groups are usually around 10. Since this was our first time, I did not know what is usually given. So, I decided to just do one myself for our grandchildren. They enjoyed checking the pouches every time they went in or out to see if anything new had appeared.

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Cabin 7675
Fish Extender



Date and time = 2018:01:13 22:08:05
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Oceaneer's Club and Oceaneer's Lab - Chldren 3-11

Disney ships are designed for children and families. There are no casinos on Disney ships. Instead, that area is used for activities for children.

The Oceaneer's Club and Oceaneer's Lab consists of multiple themed play areas. For example, there is a Star Wars area, a Toy Story area, places for crafts, and video games.

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:11:25
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.16" N, 80 deg 37' 47.28" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 19:11:30
Altitude = 2 m

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:12:03
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:12:18
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:12:24
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:12:37
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:13:18
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:15:22
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:15:42
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:15:45
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:15:50
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:16:12
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:16:33
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:17:29
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Children 3-11
Oceaneer's Club



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 47.08" N, 80 deg 37' 47.30" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:17:53
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Edge Youth 11-13

The area for youth ages 11-13 is called Edge. It is located inside the aft funnel on deck 13.

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Youth 11-13
Edge



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 50.20" N, 80 deg 37' 42.41" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 15:21:24
Altitude = 27.5 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 11-13
Edge



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 50.20" N, 80 deg 37' 42.41" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 15:21:34
Altitude = 27.5 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 11-13
Edge



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 50.20" N, 80 deg 37' 42.41" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 15:21:42
Altitude = 27.5 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 11-13
Edge



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 50.20" N, 80 deg 37' 42.41" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 15:21:47
Altitude = 27.5 m Above Sea Level

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Vibe - Youth 14-17

The area for youth ages 14-17 is located on deck 5 at the front of the ship, but the entrance is on deck 4. It consists of an indoor and an outdoor area.

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Youth 14-17
Vibe



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 52.51" N, 80 deg 37' 43.35" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:47:21
Altitude = 83.4 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 14-17
Vibe



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 52.51" N, 80 deg 37' 43.35" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:47:27
Altitude = 83.4 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 14-17
Vibe



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 52.50" N, 80 deg 37' 43.35" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:47:48
Altitude = 83.4 m Above Sea Level

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Youth 14-17
Vibe



GPS location = 28 deg 24' 52.50" N, 80 deg 37' 43.35" W
Date and time = 2018:01:12 14:48:08
Altitude = 83.4 m Above Sea Level

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Restaurants

The Disney Dream has 3 table service restaurants:

  • Animator's Palate
  • Enchanted Garden
  • Royal Palace

Disney uses a rotating dining system where guests and servers rotate to a different restaurant. Guests at a table remain with the other guests at their table and their servers as they eat at each restaurant. The order of dining is listed on your key card. Our card listed RAE meaning night 1 was Royal Palace, night 2 was Animator's Palate, and night 3 was Enchanted Garden. Night 2 was also Pirate's Night. Breakfast on the last morning of the cruise is in the restaurant where you dined the preceding evening.

Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of these restaurants or the Cabanas buffet.

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Restaurant
Animator's Palate



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Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay (pronounced "key") is the Disney private island in the Bahamas

There are several attractions including the Castaway 5K walk/run.

Unfortunately, my back prevented my participation in the 5K, and the windy weather caused other activities to be canceled.

There are 2 dining areas with plenty of covered seating, and actives for children. There is an adults only area with an additional dining area.

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Castaway Cay

Map
Castaway Cay Map

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:15:39
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Castaway Cay

Disney Dream


GPS location = 26 deg 5' 13.42" N, 77 deg 32' 24.88" W
Date and time = 2018:01:14 13:20:56
Altitude = 25.5 m Above Sea Level

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Castaway Cay

Disney Dream


GPS location = 26 deg 4' 53.20" N, 77 deg 32' 9.34" W
Date and time = 2018:01:14 14:20:04
Altitude = 3.5 m Above Sea Level

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Castaway Cay

Disney Dream


GPS location = 26 deg 4' 51.05" N, 77 deg 32' 10.41" W
Date and time = 2018:01:14 14:21:18
Altitude = 2.9 m Above Sea Level

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Walt Disney Theater

The Walt Disney Theater is the main theater on the Disney Dream. It is used for live performances and occasionally for movies. On our cruise, the live performances were Disney's Believe, and Beauty and the Beast. Both shows were excellent. Beauty and the Beast was performed on 2 nights. The Walt Disney Theater uas also used for a showing of Coco.

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Theater
Walt Disney Theater



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Theater
Walt Disney Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 12:46:48
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Theater
Walt Disney Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 12:46:53
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Theater
Walt Disney Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 12:48:24
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Buena Vista Theater

The Buena Vista Theater is the secondary theater used for motion pictures. It is capable of showing 3D movies.

The movies shown on this voyage were:

  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Theater
Buena Vista Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 22:17:39
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Theater
Buena Vista Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 22:17:51
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Theater
Buena Vista Theater



Date and time = 2018:01:14 22:18:34
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Midship Detective Agency

The Midship Detective Agency is an interactive quest in which the guest attempts to solve a mystery. There are 3 different mysteries. Visit either of the Midship Detective Agency locations and obtain a mystery description and a badge (card).

Visit various locations around the ship for clues. Various pieces of art (designated by a marker on the floor) will play clues and required actions. The clues are activated by holding the badge card toward the art.

I was looking forward to playing this game, but because my back issue made it extremely to walk around the ship, I got one clue and had to quit.







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Midship Detective Agency
Midship Detective Agency



GPS location = 27 deg 6' 3.19" N, 80 deg 15' 51.55" W
Date and time = 2018:01:27 18:28:17
Altitude = 6.3 m Above Sea Level

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Midship Detective Agency
Midship Detective Agency



GPS location = 27 deg 6' 3.08" N, 80 deg 15' 51.44" W
Date and time = 2018:01:27 18:28:26
Altitude = 4.4 m Above Sea Level

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Midship Detective Agency
Midship Detective Agency



GPS location = 27 deg 6' 2.94" N, 80 deg 15' 51.58" W
Date and time = 2018:01:27 18:28:45
Altitude = 1.2 m Above Sea Level

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Midship Detective Agency
Midship Detective Agency



GPS location = 27 deg 6' 2.94" N, 80 deg 15' 51.58" W
Date and time = 2018:01:27 18:28:54
Altitude = 0.7 m Above Sea Level

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Navigator

The Navigator is the daily program of events, activities, and entertainment. A printed Overview is distributed on the first day. A daily program is left in the cabin each evening. The printed Navigator is shown below.

The Navigator is also available as a smartphone application on board. Download the application before boarding to avoid Internet charges on board. Once on board, connect to the Disney guest account (free) for access to the Navigator.

One of the advantages of the application is that you can the information for each day as soon as you connect. You can review the menus for each dining room, movie schedule, character greetings, etc. It can also be used to message other members of your traveling party.

Unfortunately, I did not take any screenshots.

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Navigator
Day 1
Page 1
Day 1 Page 1

Date and time = 2018:01:25 20:55:04
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Navigator
Day 1
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Day 1 Page 2

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Day 2
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Day 2 Page 1

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Day 2
Page 2
Day 2 Page 2

Date and time = 2018:01:27 10:19:26
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Navigator
Day 3
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Day 3 Page 1

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:10:22
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Navigator
Day 3
Page 2
Day 3 Page 2

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:11:09
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Navigator
Overview
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Overview Page 1

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:12:58
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Navigator
Overview
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Overview Page 2

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:13:53
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Navigator
Overview
Page 3
Overview Page 3

Date and time = 2018:01:25 21:14:45
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Overview Page 4

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