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Disney Dream Heads for Open Sea to Test Engines

14 November 2010 3 Comments

The ship’s horns played “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” fittingly, and fireworks were once again set off, as the Disney Dream headed for the chilly waters of the North Sea to try out her new engines Friday evening.

The ship, which left her enclosed dock in late October to the cheers and fanfare of thousands of local residents, was pulled down the River Ems by tugboat.  The journey, approximately twenty-six miles, required the dismantling of a bridge or two along the way so that the massive ship could pass.

After testing in open sea waters, the ship will once again return to Germany for a short final dry docking.  Once all work on the vessel is complete, Meyer Werft, the ship’s builder, will officially hand over the Dream in a lavish ceremony.  The ship will take on its remaining crew members before departing for Florida for its early January arrival.

Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line.

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  • Mark said:

    Must say I just can’t wait for our first trip upon this ‘ BIG ‘ ship
    next May. Really looking forward to the water coasters maybe riding
    it the whole day : ) Great job Disney on the new ship I am sure many looking forward to riding it like us.

  • Chuck said:

    Leaving on her in April! Can’t Wait!! This will be our 2nd Disney cruise. I had so much fun with my wife on the last one I thought I had better take my kids on this one.

  • Fred said:

    Whole family has reservations for the maiden voyage. We can’t wait for it to happen. This will be our 3 Disney cruise.

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