PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The christening ceremony, complete with elaborate musical number, fireworks and a 16-foot champagne bottle, was typical in-your-face Disney. The best attributes of the company's newest cruise ship, though, aren't quite so over-the-top.
Oh, the 4,000-passenger Disney Dream certainly has some wows, like a 765-foot "water coaster" whose clear tubes wind and twist above the highest decks, but the Disney whimsy here is more understated than you might expect. Art deco interiors and other classic touches in common areas hark back to a time when only the very wealthy could afford to sail on ocean liners. From the atrium's massive chandelier to the plush theater, it's a grand display.
via www.msnbc.msn.com - Photo David Roark