Disney Dream Takes "Happiest Place on Earth" to the Seas

Mickey and Minnie welcomed another Disney Cruise ship in 2004.

Disney Dream takes the happiest place on earth onto the seas.

Disney Cruise Lines newest ship arrived at Port Canaveral Tuesday after traveling 6,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from a ship yard in Bremerhaven, Germany. The $900 million vessel is the third ship for the Disney line.

Disney Dream is a 4,000-passenger cruise ship, complete with a miniature golf course, water coaster, virtual portholes providing a real-time view outside the ship and Disney-inspired playrooms. Although the maiden voyage wont set sail until Jan. 26, some media members were granted a tour on Tuesday.

Many of the rooms of the ship are designed with Disney emblems, including a statue of Admiral Donald in the front atrium, Cinderella pumpkin carriage-inspired chandeliers and a portrait of the Beast (Beauty and the Beast) on wall sconces.

The Disney Dream is scheduled to sail three-, four- and five-night excursions to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral. Its the first of two new ships to join the Disney fleet, with the Disney Fantasy set to debut in April 2012.

The first voyage has already been sold out, Disney officials said Tuesday, but there are openings on the second cruise, which begins Jan. 30.

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