Episode 9 -
The Disney Dream Preview Cruise
February 1, 2011
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The Cast: Melanie Bounds, Ian Mitchell,
Carol Robert, John Yaglenski
Gallery from the Dream trip online (462 Pictures):
- Ian and John get
an earlier boarding group and head directly for food and drinks.
- Cabins were
nicely appointed & we love the seperated bathrooms.
- Ian and John
snore apart... Deck 5 vs. 8? Really big verandah! Party Time!
- Dining onboard -
meal at Palo was excellent as was the food everywhere - very good - both Ian
and John were pleasantly surprised.
- Animator's Palate
is a giant Turtle Talk in the round - very cool! Meal there was the best of
the rotating restaurants.
- Living Artwork on
board - pictures come to life. Neat touch.
Porthole Rooms - we're so ready to stay in one. Even liked the layouts
better. High def screens are an effective illusion.
- Skyline night
club - Huge monitors made to look like windows on the world. The menus there
also glowed - very easy to read in low light.
- Mel wanted to
know about the tween areas - Edge
- The Aquaduck -
John and Ian decided for seperate floats. All in all, not too scary despite
being "see-thru". John had issues getting out.
- Fireworks show
onboard - only ship to be doing it right now.
- We LOVE Castaway
Cay. Couldn't be nicer.
- Take one for the
team - Senses Spa Cabana Massages & Shave/Facial/Chair Massage. Ian snores.
Right around $100 - very reasonable.
- Villains show was
funny, entertaining and very Broadway. Hades was a riot.
- The Greycliff
Tour - Cigar Rolling and Rum Tasting - A two person tour. The wine cellar
was amazing. 260,000 bottles of wine - the third largest in the world. One
rack was worth over a MILLION DOLLARS alone.
- Had dinner at
Senior Frogs - nice spot with a neat view of the harbor.
- The challenges of
getting home. Ian got stuck in Orlando.
- Other night clubs
- Pink, 687 SportsBar, Skyline, Evolution
- The crazy
transporter bathroom near Evolution. The ceiling is a mirror. It's a cruise
ship bathroom time machine!
- Every day,
there's a cocktail of the day on special.
- Tons of
characters and character accessibility.
- The coffee was
good! Very important to the Insider Live Staff
- Soft Drinks were
free on board via the soda fountains on deck. This saves you a bunch of
money vs. a soda card.
- We like how
gratuities are handled via ticket stubs and envelopes.
- Ian saw the value
in the Disney Cruise Line and was looking to book once he got home for 2012.
- John doesn't mind
cruising in January - 70 is better than 13.
- INTERCOT Best of
Disney Dream... Ian says Castaway Cay. John liked his huge verandah and the
dinner at Palo.
Memories and You.
- Mel was
pleasantly suprised - not at all what she thought it would be. Runs between
parade and Wishes. Colors are incredible.
- Use Photopass -
maybe you'll get on he castle.
- Ian loves the
commercials as part of the ad campaign.
- INTERCOT's Best
Of Disney Memories. John recalls sitting on Main Street USA alone watching
the Electrical Parade. Carol remembers her first trip to Disney and her son
was chosen to pull the sword from the stone. John also mentioned the "Son's
of Liberty." Ian has two - the Contemporary game room and Eticket nite & no
one in Liberty Square. Mel gets some alone time with Aladdin.
- Thanks to
everyone for sticking with us and thanks to Jason and the Disney Cruise Line
Public Relations department for inviting us to be onboard.
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