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Everything to Know About the Disney Dream
January 18, 2024

Here at Get Away Today, we love exploring the variety Disney Cruise Line has to offer. From each Disney Cruise Line ship, ports of call all over the world, outstanding on board entertainment and dining experiences, our Cruise team knows every in and out of cruising with Disney.

Disney Cruise Line currently has these ships in their fleet, including future announced ships: Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Disney Dream. Keep reading our Disney Dream review to find out more about the state rooms, dining, entertainment and more.

Disney Disney Dream Quick Look

Disney Dream is sister ship to Disney Fantasy and embodies all the beautiful design technological advancements you expect from Disney.
  • Set Sail: 2011, with reimagined space in 2020
  • Sleeps up To: four in Standard Inside Stateroom or up to five in the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah or Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Ports of Call: Bahamas and Europe
  • Best Price Guarantee: Yes, when you book your cruise with Get Away Today
The Disney Dream fits up to 4,000 passengers in its 1250 staterooms at full capacity.

The crew is not included in that number and usually stands around 1,500 members, which means you’ll be well taken care of. The large crew and attention to detail are just a few reasons why Disney Cruise Line is known for its service.

Disney Dream Inside Staterooms

Inside staterooms are located inside the Disney Dream ship and do not offer a window or balcony to the outside. When selecting an inside stateroom on the Disney Dream, you’ll be able to choose from either standard or deluxe options. Below are details on each and how they differ.
Disney Dream Standard Inside Staterooms
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 169 square feet
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 11A: Decks 8, 9 and 10, Category 11B: Decks 5, 6 and 7 and Category 11C: Deck 2
  • Accessible options are offered in category 11C, deck 2; staterooms 2033, 2035, 2533 and 2535
  • Full bathroom with vanity, sink, shower and tub
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space
  • Magical Porthole with real-time views
Disney Dream Deluxe Inside Staterooms
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 204 square feet
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 10A on Decks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Split bath, a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space
  • Magical Porthole with real-time views
    • The biggest difference between the inside cabin types are the size and bathroom configuration. These may not make the biggest difference for couples, but can be big decision factors for families of three or four.

Disney Dream Oceanview Deluxe Staterooms

Only Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms can be found on the Disney Dream. These cabins are very similar to the Deluxe Inside Staterooms, except they offer a view outside of the ship. If you are worried about sea sickness, consider booking at least an oceanview stateroom.
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 204 square feet
  • One large porthole window or two small porthole windows
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 9A: Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8; 1 or 2 porthole windows, Category 9B: Deck 2; 1 porthole window, Category 9C: Decks 7 and 8; 1 obstructed porthole, Category 9D: Decks 6, 7 and 8; 1 obstructed porthole with limited ocean views
  • Accessible staterooms are offered in categories 9A, 9C and 9D; decks 5, 6, 7 and 8; staterooms 5186, 5686, 6006, 6186, 6500, 6504, 6686, 7500 and 8500
  • Split bath, a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet (in all but accessible staterooms)
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between the sleeping and sitting areas (in most)

Disney Dream Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms

Boasting more square footage than a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, these spacious quarters sometimes feature 2 portholes.. Disney Dream offers two categories, where square footage is the main difference. Let’s take a look.
  • Sleep up to five
  • 241 square feet
  • 1 to 2 porthole windows with built-in seating
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed are provided when sleeping four
  • These staterooms are offered in categories Category 8B: Deck 9 and Category 8C: Decks 7 and 8
  • Accessible staterooms is available in Category 8A, deck 6; stateroom 6014
  • Split bath (in most), a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and round tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
  • Sitting area with couch, TV and desk
  • Privacy curtain between sitting and sleeping space

Disney Dream Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to five
  • 399 square feet, including verandah
  • Private verandah with full view
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa, wall pull-down bed and upper berth pull-down bed
  • CategoriesCategory 4A: Decks 9 and 10, Category 4B: Deck 8, Category 4C: Deck 7, Category 4D: Deck 6, Category 4E: Deck 5; oversized private verandah
  • Accessible staterooms are available in Category 4B, 4C and 4E and are located on Decks 5, 6 and 8; staterooms include 5552, 6088, 6090, 8090, 8092, 8588 and 8590.
  • Split bath, although accessible staterooms will have a full bath instead
  • Sitting area with desk, couch and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sleeping space and sitting area
Again, the biggest difference here is in the size of each stateroom. Depending on price, it may be worth it to upgrade to the Family Staterooms to have more room to spread out.

Disney Dream Concierge Staterooms

The last staterooms on the Disney Dream are the Concierge Staterooms. If you’re looking for a splurge to make your Disney Cruise even more magical, this may be it. On top of the extra room in these suites, you’ll get access to extra amenities. Things like down duvets, personal robe and slippers, access to the media library, complimentary WiFi service (up to 100mb), dedicated Concierge team and the ability to begin planning 120 days prior to sail date. Talk about fancy!

Here’s what you can expect while staying in a Concierge stateroom.
Disney Dream Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 306 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • Queen bed, double sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed
  • Category 3A
  • Split bath
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting space and sleeping area
  • Can be connected to the Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah or Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah for larger parties
Disney Dream Concierge 1-Bedroom Suites with Verandah
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 622 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • One bedroom with queen bed, double sleeper sofa in living room and a wall pull-down single bed either in the living room
  • Category 2A or 2B
  • Accessible is Category 2B
  • 2 bathrooms, including a main with double sinks, a rain-style shower and whirlpool tub
  • Full living room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Wet bar stocked with water and sodas
  • Can be connected to either the Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah or Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah for larger parties
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 1781 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • One bedroom with a queen bed, wall pull-down double bed and wall pull-down single bed in living room
  • Category 1A
  • There are not accessible cabins offered in this category
  • 2.5 bathrooms, including a master bath with whirlpool tub connected to the queen bedroom
  • Full living room with a wet bar
  • Walk-in closet in each bedroom

Disney Dream Dining

Savor distinctive choices onboard—from menus inspired by romantic destinations to restaurants with magical themes. With Disney’s Rotational Dining, you’ll “rotate” to one of 3 different restaurants with a unique menu each day of your cruise, but your servers—who know your every taste—remain with you. Let’s dig into the dishes based on each type of dining.

Casual Dining on Disney Dream

Stroll along an inviting beach boardwalk boasting fresh flavor faves for breakfast and lunch.

Flo’s Cafe
Make a pit stop at this outdoor eatery, home to 3 food stations—Luigi's Pizza, Tow Mater's Grill and Fillmore's Favorites—inspired by Disney·Pixar’s Cars. Guzzle burgers, chicken, pizza, salads and sandwiches.

Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats
Race on down to this decadent dessert shop inspired by the super-sweet arcade game from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. Enjoy a “Sugar Rush” with hand-scooped gelato, fresh waffle cones, baked treats and candy in a wide variety of delicious flavors.

Frozone Treats
This poolside spot mixes up refreshing, frozen-fruit smoothies for the entire family to enjoy—morning, noon and night!

Senses Juice Bar
Nutritious refreshment haven near Senses Spa & Salon, available for an additional fee.

Pick up cookies, candy, cocktails and popcorn before a show—or enjoy wait-staff service from your seat inside the theater.

Soft Drink Station
Another thing we love about Disney Cruise Line are the soft drink stations that are open 24 hours a day. Having soda included with your cruise is a huge perk to Disney Cruise Line.

Eye Scream Treats
Here’s where you’ll find an ice cream break anytime you need it. And just like almost everything else on the Disney Dream, this sweet treat is included so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank on ice cream.

Main Dining on Disney Dream

Each night you’ll rotate between the main dining restaurants for dinner. Dining times are typically 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm. If you have the first dining time, you'll be assigned the second show time and vice versa.

You might consider the second dining time for two main reasons. One, your kids might be more alert for the shows. Two, if you choose the second seating, your servers can rush dinner out for your kids and they have the option to go to the Oceaneers Club. The counselors will even come pick them up at the restaurant for you so you can continue with dinner. That may have been the most magical of all!

The Disney Dream offers three main dining restaurants:

Animator’s Palate
Disney animation is the star of the show here, supported by amazing food and unique entertainment. This restaurant is a favorite that can be found on all of the Disney Cruise Line ships.

Get Away Today staff shares, “We ate at Animator's Palate twice and experienced two different themed nights. Animator's Palate has their own show that includes animated characters coming to life on the walls of the restaurant. We also got to experience Pirate Night here, which was really cool. The walls became screens that featured some of Disney's most famous pirate scenes.”

Enchanted Garden
Savor a market-style menu of flavors from around the world at this restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles.

Royal Palace
Feast like a king or queen on French-inspired, continental fare at this stately restaurant inspired by classic Disney Princess films.

Exclusive Dining on Disney Dream

For something extra magical or even a celebration, there are several reservation restaurants available, some for an additional fee.

Offering the most luxurious dinner experience on board, Remy is an adult-exclusive restaurant serving fine French fare.

Royal Court Royal Tea
Little princes or princesses (ages 3 to 12) receive a few royal gifts as they join their favorite Disney characters for a tea party. Other members of the family are welcome to attend the tea party as well. While this tea party is an additional cost, it includes a chance to meet one-on-one with the princesses and is a favorite of many.

Character Dining
One character breakfast is included on select Disney Dream sailings that include at least two days at sea. This is available for no additional charge, but a ticket and reservation is required.

The adult-exclusive restaurant features Northern Italian cooking and spectacular sea views. Pricing begins at an additional $45 per person and you won’t want to forget to dress to impress—formal or semi-formal attire is required. It’s sure to be the best date night on the sea!

Palo Be Our Chef
Rub elbows and aprons with our culinary wizards while concocting delish dishes during this portside cooking class.

Room Service
Craving an early breakfast? Or maybe a midnight chocolate chip cookie? The Disney Dream provides 24/7 room service to every stateroom. The best part is that most items – including those midnight chocolate chip cookies – are included in the price of your cruise.

Disney Cruise Line is known for their food and service, which is why you can be sure you won’t be disappointed at any of these options. Especially when you follow them up with Disney’s world-class entertainment.

Disney Dream Entertainment

We all know that Disney Parks tend to go big or go home and Disney Cruise Line is no different. On the Disney Dream, you’ll find deck parties, Broadway-caliber shows, the chance to meet Disney characters and more.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the fun you can expect aboard.

Sail Away Deck Party
Get ready to party when you step onto the Disney Dream! You’ll be joined by Disney characters who are ready to celebrate the beginning of your cruise.

Pirate Night
Check your itinerary for this swashbuckling event. Your entire family will want to dress the part as this event spans through dinner and into the night. Pirate-themed games, meet-and-greets and more will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Just be aware that fireworks are not permitted on some Alaskan sailings on the Disney Dream.

Seasonal Celebrations
If you’re going on a Very Merrytime, New Year’s Eve or Halloween on the High Seas itinerary, make sure to check the daily schedule for additional seasonal deck parties.

Beauty and the Beast
The tale as old as time is enchanting the stage for the very first time on a Disney cruise in a magnificent musical production aboard the Disney Dream.

Disney Dream Clubs and Lounges

Family cruising with Disney doesn’t have to mean everything is a family event. There is plenty of space to explore onboard specific for all ages, adults only, kids only and even some teen only spaces.

“it’s a small world” Nursery
If you're traveling with kids ages 6 months to two-years-old, you can take advantage of the "it's a small world" nursery. Child care is available for children who are under age three and not potty trained for an additional fee.

Oceaneer Club and Lab
This kids only location caters to children ages 3-12. Kids will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day. They can explore Andy’s Room, Pixie Hollow and Star Wars Millennium Falcon in this fun area.

It’s the perfect spot for tweens and tweens with a space imagined just for them. This hangout offers a space for movies, crafts, games and hanging out with other kids their age Teens and tweens ages 11-14 only.

Teens ages 15-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. The decor matches the name, it’s a total Vibe.

D Lounge
The whole family is welcome to party the night away at the D Lounge. Music, games and live entertainment are just a few of the things you’ll find here.

There are plenty of adult-only spaces on this ship so you can relax and enjoy a vacation too. The adults-only part of the ship known as The District, is home to mixed drinks at Skyline and Pink, live televised sporting events at 687 Pub and dancing at Evolution.

Disney Dream Pools & Amenities

Carefree days at sea mean leisurely afternoons by the pool or It’s just one way to spend your day aboard Disney Dream.

Make a splash in the middle of the ocean! At Donald’s Pool, the whole family can participate in splash-tastic activities or make waves all on their own. Over at Mickey’s Pool a winding waterslide and a shallow depth pool is the perfect splashing spot for littles.

Don’t miss the AquaDuck and Nemo's Reef! The AquaDuck is quacking good time as you careen through a water-gushing acrylic tube that takes you all over the ship!

Pint-sized paddlers can ride the double-looping Twist ‘n’ Spout slide at AquaLab then find their way to Nemo’s Reef—a whimsical water play area for children 8 years of age and under. And adults? They have their very own exclusive swim spot at Quiet Cove Pool.

There are even options to stay shipshape and lose yourself to sweeping ocean views at the full-service fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art weight machines and instructional classes. In addition, Goofy’s Sports Deck has plenty of space for a pick-up game, mini golf or enjoying ocean views.

One more tip for your Disney Dream cruise, download the Disney Cruise Line app before your trip. It serves as both a personal navigator and a communication tool throughout your cruise. All you have to do is download the app before your cruise, and it becomes activated once you are on your ship. You'll just turn your phone on airplane mode and use the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi.

You will be able to view all of the scheduled activities, meal times, menus, shows and more for each day of the cruise. You can even favorite which activities and the app will send you a reminder 15 minutes prior to the activity beginning.

The app also served as a free messaging service that you can use to communicate with other guests aboard the ship. You are assigned a specific messaging number (different from your stateroom number) which makes meeting up much easier.

Disney Dream Ports of Call

Where will you sail on your Disney Dream cruise? There’s tons to explore! Here’s the most up-to-date list of itineraries and ports of call for the Disney Dream:
  • Bahamas
  • Castaway Cay
  • Europe

Book Your Cruise on the Disney Dream

Don’t be afraid to jump right in–the water is warm. You’re now that much closer to the Disney Cruise you’ve been dreaming about.

We hope this helps you plan your next cruise aboard the Disney Dream. Our team of cruise experts would love to help you book your next Disney Cruise.

We'll help you find the perfect itinerary whether it's aboard the Disney Dream, another Disney Cruise Line ship or beyond. You can check out our Disney Cruise specials online, or call our agents directly at 877-510-2929. Bon Voyage!

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