Disney Cruise Line Vacations are some of our favorite types of trips to take. They’re a great way to get a dose of Disney magic, without the chaos of the Disney Parks. We love the relaxation and the ease of these types of vacations and love all of the beautiful places they can take you. We’ve put together a Disney Dream Cruise Guide to help you navigate this beautiful ship.
- 1 Disney Dream Atrium Lobby
- 2 Disney Dream Staterooms
- 3 Disney Dream Activities Onboard
- 4 Disney Dream Kids Clubs
- 5 Disney Dream Entertainment
- 6 Disney Dream Characters Onboard
- 7 Disney Dream Dining
- 8 Disney Dream Quick Service Restaurants
- 9 Disney Dream Rotational Dining Restaurants
- 10 Disney Dream Adult-Only Restaurants
- 11 Disney Dream Lounges and NightClubs
- 12 Disney Dream Shops
- 13 Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services
- 14 Disney Dream Pools
- 15 Disney Dream Ports of Call
- 16 Disney Dream Adult Things to Do
Disney Dream Atrium Lobby
The Disney Dream Cruise Ship sailed her maiden voyage on January 26, 2011. The theme of the Disney Deco is Art Deco, with fun geometrical design. And features the Admiral Donald Duck statue in the Atrium. The Disney Dream is one of the larger Disney Cruise ships, with a layout similar to that of its sister ship, the Disney Fantasy.
What Character is on the Bow of the Disney Dream Cruise Ship?
The bow features none other than Captain Mickey.
What Character is on the Stern of the Disney Dream Cruise Ship?
Sorcerer Mickey adorns the bow of the Disney Dream. Complete with his red robe and blue sorcerer hat, Sorcerer Mickey proudly stands out against the Monica Blue of the ship.
How big is the Disney Dream Cruise Ship?
The Disney Dream is 1,115 feet in length, with 1250 guest staterooms onboard. The capacity of the Disney Dream is 4000 passengers.
Where is Everything on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship?
- Deck 1: Health Corridor, and Primarily for Disembarking at Port.
- Deck 2: Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Midship Detective Agency Game Station
- Deck 3: Main Lobby, Guest Services, Royal Palace, Animator’s Palate, Bon Voyage Lounge, Shopping, Walt Disney Theater, Preludes
- Deck 4: Vista Cafe, Shutters Photography, Buena Vista Theater, Walt Disney Theater Balcony Seating, Walking Deck, Preludes, D-Lounge, The District, including District Lounge, Skyline, Evolution, Pub 687, and Pink.
- Deck 5: Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Lab, It’s a Small World Nursery, Staterooms, Midship Detective Agency Game Station #2, Vibe (entrance is on deck 4), Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
- Deck 6-10 : Guest Staterooms
- Deck 11: Concierge Level Staterooms, Senses Spa, Juice Bar, Gym, Adult Deck, Cove Cafe, Cabanas Restaurant, Pools, FunnelVision
- Deck 12: AquaDuck, Adult Deck, Palo, Remy, Meridian Lounge
- Deck 13: Concierge Private Sundeck, Edge Club, Currents Bar, Goofy’s Sports Deck ( Miniature Golf, Basketball)
- Deck 14: Outlook, Radio Studio
Disney Dream Staterooms
The types of staterooms included in the Disney Dream are Concierge, Verandah, Oceanview, and Inside. All of these can sleep 3-4 people comfortably. The larger rooms can sleep up to 5 people, with a queen bed, sleeper sofa, pull down bunk from the ceiling and murphy bed that pulls down from the wall.
In addition to the basics, additional amenities like plenty of drawer and closet space, a safe, laundry bag, towels, toiletries, and a first aid kit are all included. Overall, we love the layouts of these rooms. They are spacious for cruise cabins and generally are quite functional. A floor-to-ceiling curtain splits the room between the queen bed and the sleeper sofa for extra privacy. And there is a sink in both the restroom and shower room, making getting ready in the mornings a breeze.
Inside Stateroom, Porthole, or Verandah?
A big question to consider on any Disney Cruise is what kind of Disney Cruise stateroom you need. And since prices vary across all of these room types, it’s good to get an idea of what they each offer so you can make your best choice. Mind you, we’re not including concierge, or suites simply because we haven’t yet stayed in either. Plus, Concierge Rooms offer different room configurations, layouts and other things to consider. If you’re looking to book a concierge stateroom, your best bet is to work with an authorized Disney Travel Planner who can help you choose the best room, as well make the process seamless for you.
And it pays to consider that you may need one kind of room for a warm-weather cruise while choosing another for a cold-weather cruise. Similarly, your room preference may change depending on the length of your cruise. What may be okay for a 4-night cruise, may not work for a 14-day Transatlantic cruise.
Inside staterooms onboard the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream offer something called a Magical Porthole with real-time views of the water and waves outside. If you and your family are fine with a digital window, these rooms are the cheapest onboard, while still offering all the amenities of the outside staterooms. These rooms are a great option if you just need to get on the ship. And don’t require an actual window.
Oceanview Staterooms come with a variety of porthole options; Obstructed, Two Small Portholes, or One Large Porthole. The obstructed porthole room just means that there may be a pole or part of the ship in front of your porthole window. If you’re not in your room a lot, or during daylight hours, this may not be an issue for you. Rooms with two small portholes are definitely adequate and offer a nice view of the water, but they are quite small actually. We don’t generally tend to recommend these unless it’s all that’s available or you can get an amazing price. Staterooms with one large porthole often have a window seat built-in, but not always. Perfect for gazing out the window.
Verandah Rooms include a balcony with seating that overlooks the water and are a dream on cruises with a view but do cost significantly more. And may not be the best bet for families with small children. We did have a verandah for this trip to the British and US Virgin Islands, but so much of what you see from your room is dependent upon which side of the boat your room is on, and which side of the port is prettiest.
Disney Cruise Good Morning Show
Shown daily on your stateroom television, you can see your Cruise Director and Assistant Director review the day’s happenings, tips, and more in this 15-minute show. Frankly, this is one of our favorite things about a Disney Cruise! Of course, it could just be because we’ve had fabulous directors like Darren and Antony, that are so fun to watch. This happy show is a great way to start your day in the know. It starts as early as 6 am and is easy to turn on while everyone is getting ready. This show also shares tips on Port days so that you can get all the details on debarkation and when you need to be back on board.
Disney Dream Activities Onboard
As with all Disney Cruise Line Activities, you MUST have the Disney Cruise App on your phone so you can get access to the Disney Navigator. This section of the app allows you to do your favorite activities, be alerted of event times, and see what is happening across the boat each day of your cruise. The Disney Cruise App also shows you Restaurant Menus and Port Excursions. So it is a MUST-HAVE when onboard the ship. You can only get access to the Disney Navigator once you are onboard. At which point you Turn On Airplane Mode, and Connect to the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi. Once that has been done you can open the Disney Cruise App and see your options.
Disney Dream Kids Clubs
If you’re bringing the kid’s on your Disney Cruise, then there is plenty for them to do. Not only as part of the family activities but also as special things they can tackle alone. Often a much-needed break for parents, Disney Cruise offers Kid’s Clubs that cater to different age groups that help kids meet new friends, make crafts, play games, and more. Kid’s Clubs offer Open Houses on the first day onboard the ship, so kids can check in and get access. Be sure to check out the Disney Navigator App for times to visit the clubs and get your child set up. And download the My Disney Cruise Adventure Booklet to get your child ready for all that’s in store. Here are the kid’s clubs you can find on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship.
“it’s a small world” nursery
If you need childcare on your cruise you can reserve time at the “It’s a small world” nursery. This care place is filled with activities and fun to keep your little one occupied and safe while you enjoy other things onboard. Read More about the Disney Cruise Nursery.
Disney Oceaneer Club and Lab | Ages 3-12
The Oceaneer Club offers up play areas with slides, games, crafts, and more. On the Disney Fantasy the Oceaneer Club includes magical “lands” to explore that inform the activities throughout the cruise.
- Andy’s Room: Hang with pals from Toy Story like Slinky Dog, Rex and Ham.
- Disney’s Infinity Game Room: Have a blast playing all kinds of Disney Infinity games and show off your skills!
- Star Wars Millenium Falcon: Join the Rebel Alliance, design a starship and train like a jedi.
- Pixie Hollow: Join Tinkerbell and friends for dress-up, crafts, games, and stories in a gorgeous fanciful forest setting.
- Puzzle Playtime with Mickey and Friends: At select times throughout your cruise, Mickey himself may pop by to play games and have fun. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard.
- Disney’s Once Upon a Time: Discover bookmaking and enjoy this magical story time come to life!
- Jedi Training: Learn the ways of the force during Jedi Training.
Edge | Ages 11-14
Let your tween chart their own destiny in this Disney Cruise Club for tweens. Edge offers up a place to watch movies, play games, get creative, and make new friends. Equipped with all the tech, TVs, and video games you need to have fun if your tween wants to take part. Located inside the Forward Funnel on Deck 13. Edge Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am.
Vibe | Ages 14- 17
This lounge space for teens is perfect for hanging out, having fun, and even making smoothies. Teens 14-17 will have plenty to do if they’re ready to make friends and take part. Vibe features a coffee bar, and a wide selection of nonalcoholic beverages to keep them going all day and offers counselors on hand to oversee the fun. On the Disney Dream, Vibe is decorated like a high-tech media room, with moveable modular furniture and an outdoor sundeck. Activities include karaoke, games, video games, dance parties, and more group activities. Vibe Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am
1820 Society | Ages 18-20
Rather underground, the 1820 Society offers young cruisers aged 18-20 the opportunity to get together for activities. While not heavily published and with no designated space, this group’s meet-ups are often available on the Disney Navigator App. Lead by a single cast member, activities like photo scavenger hunts, or meet-ups at the Lounges during the day are all on the menu for this group. Trivia, Karaoke, Games, and Silent Disco are also offered throughout the cruise to keep these young adults involved. If sailing to Castaway Cay the group also takes part in group activities like biking, and volleyball. Be on the lookout in the app for times to meet up, and check with a Cast Member once onboard for details on registering.
Disney Dream Entertainment
If you’ve ever been on a Disney Cruise you know that the entertainment onboard is top-notch! From Broadway-style entertainment to evening performers, games, and activities, there is no shortage of fun things to do!
Sailing Away Deck Party
This on-deck party takes place as soon as you Sail Away! While the time sometimes varies, be sure to check out the Disney Navigator in the app for the exact time to be on deck to watch the show. On the Disney Dream Cruise Ship the Sail Away Deck Party happens on Deck 11, but you can also see the show from the balcony on Deck 12 if you can find a spot to stand and watch. This show features Mickey and Friends and Cruise Cast Members dancing and singing to help get you into the mood for your best Disney Cruise Ever. This is also a great time to grab the Drink of the Day, or your first ice cream cone from Eye Scream treats, also on Deck 11.
Pirate Night onboard the Disney Dream
Disney Cruise Line Pirate Night is a mainstay on many Disney cruises sailing to the Caribbean and a must-do no matter your age! In fact, with Pirate-themed everything on the day of the party, it’s hard to avoid! Mickey and Friends all don their Pirate best and pose for pictures. And everyone (EVERYONE) gets dressed up as a pirate for dinner to be ready for the party. This evening event takes place close to 10 or 10:30 pm so definitely late for the little ones. But never fear, there are other pirate events happening a little earlier if you need to skip this late-night party. So what is Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise?
Basically, it’s a reason to dress up, sing some sea shanties, and catch Mickey and Friends in their pirate costumes. This is also the evening event where Disney Cruise sets off their famous Fireworks at Sea! So, if you’re looking for extra fun, be sure to take the time and head to Deck 11 for the Pirate Night party on the FunnelVision deck.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
As part of any Disney Cruise, you can count on Broadway-style performances, complete with amazing stage effects, top-notch performers, and a bit of Disney magic thrown in. Disney Dream is currently hosting three shows, one of which is the award-winning production of Beauty and The Beast. Running for about 75 minutes and shown on the Walt Disney Theater Stage, guests can see these shows opposite their dinner seating time. After having seen this show a few times now, we can honestly say that Beauty and the Beast is by far one of our favorite shows to be seen onboard a Disney Cruise ship. Expert performers, surprising visual effects, and a beautiful set design made this show worth the watch.
The Golden Mickeys on the Disney Dream
Another show currently running on the Disney Dream is the Golden Mickeys. We’ve seen this show a few times, and it’s always a lot of fun. Complete with magical costume changes, guest interactions and familiar songs, this show incorporates stunning visual effects and set design to make it feel like Broadway. Worth the watch simply for the extremely talented performers, this show is a fun one to make you feel like you’re at an awards ceremony. Even better, it’s usually held on formal might if your sailing has one, so many people are dressed to the nines and it definitely feels like an event.
The third show to be seen is Disney’s Believe, which is shown on almost all of the Disney Cruise ships. This storyline does get tweaked every once in a while, the main characters typically stay the same. This is the story of a child named Sofia and her father, a scientist. Sofia believes in magic and her father doesn’t. Taking place on her birthday, this story finds Disney characters, led by the Genie, helping her father see the magic all around him. A wonderful lesson in the power of belief, this show helps us all have a little more faith and trust. All with the help of a little pixie dust.
One of the best parts of any Disney Cruise is the bonus of getting to see live performances from visiting musicians and performers. While these performances are on the schedule in the My Disney Experience app, you will also see these performances as a treat on your way to dinner. Especially as most of the performers do take the main stage in the lobby throughout the cruise, and are hard to miss! That said, you can also catch more private performances in any of the Disney Lounges throughout the boat if you’re looking for something special. We were thrilled to see Matt Grinke, from the Happiest Big Band on Earth, on our cruise. And got the surprise bonus of Matt leading Disney Tunes Trivia as well!
Another mainstay of any Disney Cruise is the ability to watch Disney movies ALL DAY LONG up on deck on the FunnelVision screen. On the Disney Fantasy, FunnelVision can be found on Deck 11, alongside Cabanas, drink stations, quick-serve restaurants, and the EyeScream cone station. Disney films like Tangled, Brave, and Pirates of the Caribbean are all part of the lineup on the big screen. Simply grab a chair, and settle in. For the most part, films run all day, with the exception of party or event times, and are a great reason to take a break and relax.
New Release Movies
A bonus of any Disney Cruise Line vacation is the chance to see a feature film, currently in theaters, while onboard. Always be sure to check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to see what’s playing. Your movie selections will change depending on when you cruise and what Disney films are currently in theaters. But, nevertheless, it’s something we look forward to since you don’t need to pay to go to the theater!
Games, Trivia, Bingo, Tastings, and More
Just like all Disney Cruises, the Disney Dream features a variety of fun activities you can do throughout the day. Players of Bingo can tackle the Bingo cards almost daily for a chance to win prizes and money. Meanwhile, there are other activities all over the boat, including a variety of Disney Trivia events, Towel Folding Classes, the Anyone Can Cook series, and more. But maybe making your own apple strudel sounds like a chore. Perhaps, just aim for a wine tasting instead. The liqueur-based activities are for an additional fee, but for the most part, activities are free!
Midship Detective Agency Game
Found on both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, you can take on a scavenger hunt around the boat, to find interactive clues to help you solve a mystery. This game is called the Midship Detective Agency Game and is a great way to explore the ship and make the paintings come to life as you hunt down clues. There is a station located on Deck 2 right near the Enchanted Garden entrance, and an additional one on Deck 5 for you to pick up your mission and get started. Check out our review of the Midship Detective Agency Game.
Disney Dream Characters Onboard
As with any Disney Cruise, you get the chance to not only see your favorite Disney characters in the deck shows but also meet them in the halls and at photo spots. Disney characters included on the Disney Dream were all the ones you would expect! Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Chip and Dale and Donald and Daisy can be found multiple times throughout your journey. Princesses like Moana, Tiana, Mulan, Cinderella and more are often wandering the ship. And if you want to see them all together, the Royal Gathering is your opportunity. And depending on your sailing, you can often see other characters as well.
You can find their meeting times in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App, but remember to keep your eyes peeled because they might show up when you least expect it too!
Disney Dream Dining
Dining on any Disney Cruise typically requires guests to dress for dinner, at least a little. As a family cruise, basic cruise wear, or “cruise casual” is accepted of course but know that on the Disney Dream there may be Formal Night, Semi-Formal Night, and Pirate Night, depending on where you are sailing and for how long. 7-night itineraries generally include formal and semi-formal night and may require some strategic packing. Be sure to check out the Disney Cruise Dining Attire for your cruise length.
The dress code is not strictly enforced for any of these themed nights. It’s your vacation and you can pretty much dress how you like. However, in general, you’ll want to avoid wearing things like swimsuits to the dining rooms.
Disney Dream Quick Service Restaurants
Looking for food options outside of the main dining rooms? Here’s where you can grab a quick meal or snack!
The quick-service dining family restaurant onboard the Disney Fantasy, Cabanas has several self-serve stations that are set up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Consider this your go-to restaurant when you are just hoping for an easy and quick meal. Cabanas have a variety of foods to satisfy any palate including appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Breakfast includes basics like eggs and potatoes, while yogurt, cereal, and oatmeal bars are also open. And lunch offers a variety of options like various sources of proteins, salads and finger foods for more selective eaters.
Know that while Cabanas is open throughout the day it does close at certain times, so get familiar with the schedule once you are on board. Cabanas offers both indoor and outdoor deck seating. Pre-covid, Cabanas would offer dinner options as well for those who chose not to eat in the main dining rooms. The menu was often the same as the main dining room menus, but timing was more flexible. We have yet to see that option return on any of our cruises, but it is something we anticipate the future may hold.
Another option for a quick meal can be found at Flo’s Cafe on the Disney Fantasy. This trio of counter-service restaurants offers up simple pizzas, salads, wraps, fruit, burgers, and fries. Complete with a toppings bar and plenty of seating. As (almost) all of your Disney Cruise food is included in your cruise, these mini counter service restaurants are a great option if you’re looking for a snack between meals.
Other Places to Grab a Bite on the Disney Dream
In addition to the main places to get “real food”, you can also grab snacks, treats, and more at a few other places on the Disney Fantasy.
- Preludes: The Preludes counter includes both fountain and alcoholic beverages, and popcorn for an additional cost. So if you’re hoping to grab something special on your way into the movie or show, Preludes is where you’ll get it. Located on Decks 3 and 4.
- Senses Juice Bar: Senses Juice Bar is a specialty juice bar just next to the gym. Juices here are crafted by hand and do cost extra. This is an adult-only space.
- Frozone Treats: This smoothie counter is located on Deck 11 and is home to specialty Dole whip and Greek yogurt-based smoothies. A great way to get in your extra nutrients. Frozone offers smoothies and dole whip for an extra cost.
- Eye Scream Treats: This ice cream counter is home to the FREE Ice Cream cone station available on every Disney Cruise. There are a variety of soft-serve flavors here. And this counter is open all day and can be frequented as often as you like.
- Vanellope’s: If you’re looking for something super-indulgent, then we have the shop for you! Vanellope’s is located on Deck 11 of the Disney Dream and offers specialty gelato, sundaes, cupcakes and all kinds of sweets. These treats cost extra, but they’re fun if you want to splurge!
Disney Dream Rotational Dining Restaurants
One of Disney Cruise Line’s signature services is Rotational Dining on a Disney Cruise, which can sometimes get confusing. Guests can choose and are ultimately assigned a first or second seating. First Seating is typically around 5:30 or 6:00 pm and the Second Seating is around 8:15 or 8:30 pm. Though these times can vary 15 minutes before or after this time. Once you know your seating, you’ll simply show up at the assigned restaurant at that time every night throughout your trip. Know that the evening showtimes are also at these times. So if you have a first seating assignment, your showtime will be later, and if you have a second seating your showtime will be earlier.
The restaurants included in the rotational dining on the Disney Dream are Royal Palace, Enchanted Garden, and Animator’s Palate. As traditional table-service restaurants, these meals here are included in your Disney Cruise Vacation Package. Gratuities for dinner service, however, are not. As such you will be charged gratuities at the end of your cruise. Note that any breakfast or lunch meal you have at these restaurants does not generate gratuities on your bill. Therefore, feel free to check these restaurants’ schedules throughout your cruise if you hope to have a table-service breakfast or lunch.
The Royal Palace is the main dining room you’ll find on deck 3 of the Disney Dream. It’s very similar to Royal Court on the Disney Fantasy. The spaces at Royal Court are simply decorated and honor each of the princesses. Beautiful details make up this restaurant like hidden elements on the floor, chandeliers and artwork to represent the princesses. See more about Royal Palace on the Disney Dream here.
You can often find table service breakfast and lunch here if you’re looking for an alternative to Cabanas, in addition to dinner served here each night.
The Enchanted Garden Restaurant also found on the Disney Dream, features an Alice in Wonderland theme set in the gardens of Versailles. Complete with flower lights that open and close throughout dinner. As an atmosphere, this restaurant feels very calm. and if you can get it, we highly recommend a table on the perimeter of the restaurant, where there is generally less hustle and bustle. There are also beautiful subtle color changes across the restaurant. Check out Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream here.
Enchanted Garden often serves a seated buffet for breakfast, where a server takes care of your drinks and you get everything else, as well as dinner each night for the rotational dining schedule.
The Animator’s Palate Restaurant can be found on the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy. And each restaurant brings a different kind of magic to your dining experience. It is one of the best Disney Cruise Restaurants and one that rightfully honors Walt Disney Animation. Frankly, we love it. Each restaurant is a little different, but we are always big fans of this one. Complete with a chat from Finding Nemo’s Crush, and a chance to draw your own animated characters. The menu often changes depending on the length of your sailing, but we always find a way to order more pasta purseittes.
Disney Dream Adult-Only Restaurants
One of the best things for Adults to do on a Disney Cruise is to make a special night out to one of the Disney Adult-Only Restaurants, and the Disney Fantasy has two. The Palo and Remy restaurants are both located on Deck 12, near the Meridian Lounge. Keep in mind these are 18+ and do have a dress code. These meals are NOT included in your Disney Cruise Package, so you must reserve them ahead of time. Guests may only book ONE dinner in advance for Palo. However, if your Palo night is the first night of your cruise, you are able to make a second reservation at either Palo or Remy on another night of your cruise. Brunch tends to allow for only one reservation as well, however you can always ask about more reservations once onboard.
Reservation Window for Castaway Club
- First Time Cruiser: 75 days in advance
- Silver: 90 days in advance
- Gold: 105 days in advance
- Platinum: 120 days in advance (complimentary)
- Pearl/Concierge: 123 days in advance ( complimentary)
- Men: dress pants or slacks and collared shirt; jacket is optional
- Women: dress, skirt or pants with a blouse
- Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes)
Adult-exclusive restaurants aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are elegant dining experiences. Guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the restaurant’s sophistication. Formal or semi-formal attire is recommended. Dress casual attire with a polished look is permitted (such as dress pants, jeans in good condition, collared shirts and blouses and lifestyle shoes). Clothing such as T-shirts, swimwear and sports attire is not permitted.
This restaurant serves fine French fare in an atmosphere of elegance and ocean views. With gourmet selections crafted by Chef Scott Hunnel and Chef Arnaud Lallement. “Dinner begins with a complimentary “Collette,” a chilled Champagne cocktail prepared at your table.” Offering regional, fresh ingredients, langoustine, duck, elk, sablefish and Kobe beef are on the list of options. Alternatively, Remy also offers a brunch, dessert, and wine-tasting experience. Current prices for Remy are as follows: Dinner $125 per person, Wine pairing is $230 per person, Champagne brunch is $80 per person (add an extra $30 for a Champagne pairing), and the Dessert Experience is $60 (add $25 for the wine pairing).
This Adult-Only restaurant on the Disney Dream features Northern Italian cuisine in a four-course meal. Salads, pasta, meats, and seafood are all part of the menu. Palo features Italian decor and offers ocean views and live music. It is an Adults-Only restaurant (18+) and requires reservations, and costs extra. Palo offers a prix fixe dinner at $70 per person with an option for a la carte items. Brunch is $50 per person, and is technically all you can eat, but no longer includes a brunch buffet option.
Disney Dream Lounges and NightClubs
The Disney Dream Cruise is home to 11 Disney Cruise Lounges! Most of these lounges host daytime activities for families, like games, Bingo, trivia, and more. In the evenings, usually after 6 pm some of the lounges transition to adult-only ( 18+). Here are all the details for each lounge, and the themes you can find in each. We highly recommend exploring these spaces just for fun. As they are beautiful and unique.
Lounges and Bars
- Currents. Located on Deck 13, this outdoor bar overlooks the Adult-Only pool area, with lounge spaces, and live music.
- D Lounge: The D Lounge on the Disney Dream is the largest lounge, and home to Bingo, Disney Tunes Trivia and the Anyone Can Cook Series.
- Meridian: This high-class lounge is located on Deck 12 and offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with great views of the ocean. Featuring a variety of specialty beverages, this bar also included Seedlip mocktails as well as classic cocktails like the Singapore Sling.
- Bon Voyage: Bon Voyage is the bar nearest the Lobby and a great place to grab a drink while listening to performers, or prior to the shows.
The District Lounges on Deck 4 Aft
- Skyline: This small bar on the Disney Dream features a variety of drinks themed to cities around the world , and views of a digital skyline of the world’s most famous cities.
- District Lounge: District Lounge is an open area lounge, where you can watch musical talents perform each night, and order a variety of standard and specialty cocktails.
- Pub 687: Pub 687 is a classic contemporary sports bar and offers up beers and other drinks to match. This location also is host to games, trivia, and activities throughout the day. And offers a “pub grub” menu for bar type foods. These are extra, but might be enjoyable of you’re looking for a perfect pairing with your drink.
- Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar: This Champagne bar on the Disney Dream is rather small. however offers up a great selection of champagne and champagne cocktails. With pink decor, the design of this bar replicates that of a champagne bottle. Grab a glass of bubbly and enjoy the live entertainment here.
- Evolution: The Disney Dream’s nightclub, here you’ll find a full service bar, silent Disco dance parties, karaoke, adult only fun and more. This is strictly adult only after a certain time, so if you’re traveling with kids, be sure to note the time, as those under 18 years of age are strictly monitored in the area and will be turned away.
- Cove Cafe: The Cove Cafe is an Adult-Only coffee cafe in the adult section on Deck 11. Serving up specialty coffee, pastries, and drinks, Cove Cafe also features coffee art.
- Vista Cafe: This coffee counter offers the same menu as Cove Cafe but is open to all ages. You can also grab free pastries from the case, but the coffee here is for a charge. They offer a variety of flavored coffee options, matcha, teas, and the Moka experience.
Disney Dream Shops
The Disney Dream has several shops onboard. Mickey’s Mainsail, White Caps are the main gift shops onboard with classic Disney merchandise and Cruise-specific items available. Additional shops like Sea Treasures and Diamonds and Wishes have specialty jewelry, perfumes, and more onboard available duty-free. You can even grab the Disney Cruise Disney Dooney and Bourke bag onboard. One of the cutest shops onboard is Vanellope’s Sweets, a specialty cupcake, treat, and gelato shop. Vanellope’s also has prepackaged snacks and a cute photo-op area with Vanellope herself!
Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services
We like taking advantage of the seamless walking and running opportunities on Deck 4 of the Disney Dream, but if you’re looking for a gym experience, you can find it at Senses. Featuring treadmills, ellipticals, weights, and even classes, this gym offers a way for you to stay in shape on board. And if you’re looking for something to help you relax, the Senses Spa offers up a selection of cosmetic body and facial treatments, available for an extra charge. Check out all the services offered at the Senses Spa and Salon on the Disney Dream. And if you’re bringing your teen, you can let them experience Chill Spa, catering to those kids 13- 17 and offering services they’d enjoy like massages, wraps, hair care, and more.
Disney Dream Pools
The Disney Dream has a variety of pools, and water features for babies, kids, and adults. AquaDuck is the most popular water ride and sends guests through a tube that is lifted high on the perimeter of the boat deck. Other pool areas are Satellite Falls, Nemo’s Reef, Mickey’s Pool, Donald’s Pool, AquaLab, and Funnel Puddle. In addition to the main pools, the Adult Deck has a variety of hot tubs and the Quiet Cove Pool on Deck 11.
Disney Dream Ports of Call
The Disney Dream took its inaugural sailing over to Europe in 2023 and is scheduled to return again in 2024. Sailing to destinations like the Mediterranean, the Bristish Isles and Northern Europe, the Disney Dream has been a popular destination for summer cruises.
When back in the US, the Disney Dream visits quite a few different Ports of Call, with sailings from New York and later in 2023, will start sailing from the new terminal at Fort Lauderdale. Sailing to Disney’s Castaway Cay, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Mexico and in 2024, Disney’s newest destination, Lighthouse Point, the Disney Dream offers a lot of places to see! Be sure to check out your specific cruise and dates to see where you’re sailing.
Disney Dream Adult Things to Do
In addition to the Adult-Only Restaurants, there are plenty of things to do onboard a Disney Cruise for Adults. If you’re looking for some things to do on your Disney Cruise, here are a few of our favorites.
Adult-Only Cruise Activities ( 18+)
There are a plethora of Disney Cruise Activities on the Disney Dream that was ONLY for adults ( 18+), and not necessarily because they have anything to do with alcohol! Some classes, trivia, and games were only open to adults, alongside a variety of cocktails and wine tastings.
Disney Cruise Drink of the Day
One of our favorite things on any Disney Cruise is checking out the Drinks of the Day. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options are available, and they usually include something fruity and fun! You can check the selections each day in your Disney Cruise app and grab these drinks at any bar counter. We also loved that they shared the ingredients in the descriptions so that we can make Disney Cruise Drinks at home too! And if you’re sailing in cold weather, check out one of our favorite Disney Cruise cocktails from the Very Merrytime Cruise, the Disney Cruise Christmas Cookie Cocktails. Yum!
The adult deck on a Disney Cruise is reserved for adults 18+ and fills up fast! While this deck is smaller, it still has a few bars, lots of loungers, and pools in which to hang out. If you can’t find a spot on deck 11, be sure to check out the higher decks in this area! There are many spots we often see people missing on Deck 13. The area is open deck, so as long as it’s not too windy, it’s usually a great place to find a seat.
Getting Ready for Your Disney Cruise
Hopefully, this Disney Dream Cruise Ship Guide has helped you get a handle on what your experience may look like. Know that as a vacation, a Disney Cruise Line vacation is one of the easiest to take. With daily tips from the Cruise Director’s Morning Show, to the helpful staff, and excursions to ensure a successful day at port. Your role is simply to show up and enjoy it!
Check out our Disney Cruise Packing List for everything you need to bring along with you. From cruise documents to outfits for semi-formal night, check out the post for a complete breakdown. And don’t forget to make fun plans to decorate your cruise cabin door, with some Disney Cruise Decorations. It’s easy to make a Disney Cruise extra fun and magical. And on the Disney Fantasy, there is so much to see and do, we hope you love it as much as we do. Ready to book your next cruise on the Disney Dream? Request a no-obligation quote and let us help you plan it!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .