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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Meyer Werft Transfers Disney Fantasy Ownership to Disney in Maritime Ceremony

This week, the construction of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Fantasy, was officially completed, as Disney Cruise Line took possession of the ship from the Meyer Werft shipyard. In a traditional maritime ceremony performed on the ship, the Meyer Werft flag was lowered and the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised, officially transferring ownership of the ship to Disney.
The transition signals that the Disney Fantasy is ready to welcome guests aboard and make its way to Port Canaveral, Florida, where it will depart for its maiden voyage …

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[21 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Fantasy Heads Out to Sea for Sea Trials

Disney’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy, passed another important milestone Friday, as the ship headed toward the North Sea for a series of sea trials to test her seaworthiness.
This ship, which left the covered dock of shipbuilder Meyer Werft last week in a ceremonial “float out,” was pulled by tugboat – backwards – down the River Ems Friday, and was expected to arrive at Eemshaven, a seaport in Groningen, Netherlands, Saturday afternoon.  While in the North Sea, the German company will put the behemoth luxury liner through a series …

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[9 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Fantasy Performs ‘Float Out’ as Construction Continues

Disney Cruise Line‘s latest ship, the Disney Fantasy, celebrated a major milestone in the vessel’s construction Sunday, as the ship underwent its test “float out” in the harbor of shipyard.
Thousands of onlookers watched from shore as Disney’s cruise ship, which is scheduled to make its maiden voyage this spring, made its way out of the enclosed assembly building for the first time, as fireworks were launched overhead.
With the ship prepared for float out, construction will continue on the inside of the vessel, as workers complete details that will provide the …

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[12 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
First Glance:  Photos from Disney Fantasy’s Keel Laying Ceremony

An important milestone for Disney’s latest ship took place yesterday, as Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line, joined Meyer Werft’s Managing Partner, Bernard Meyer for the Fantasy’s keel laying ceremony.  Minnie Mouse oversaw the festivities.
The traditional ceremony, in which the first block, or section, of the ship is lowered onto the building dock, and a coin is placed beneath the keel for good luck.
The Fantasy is scheduled to be completed early next year.
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[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
With Dream Successfully Launched, Disney Attention Turns to Fantasy

We’ve all watched every moment, every movement, every development of Disney’s newest ship, the Dream.  But as she successfully embarks on her Caribbean itinerary, it’s time to turn our attention to her younger sister:  the Fantasy.
The Disney Fantasy is being built in Germany, by the same storied shipbuilder that produced the Dream.  And today, she’ll mark a milestone of her own, as Disney and Meyer Werft conduct the traditional keel-laying ceremony.
The Disney Fantasy will be a sister ship to the Dream, and as such, will be quite similar.  Both ships will accomadate …

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[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney Takes Possession of ‘Dream’ During Traditional Ceremony

The Disney Dream is headed home!
After nearly two years of construction, Meyer Werft, the ship’s builder, officially handed over the massive vessel to Disney in what was described as a “traditional maritime ceremony” aboard the ship earlier today in Bremerhaven, Germany.  In keeping with custom, the Meyer Werft flag was lowered, and the Disney and Bahamian flags were raised, signifying the transfer’s completion.
The Disney Dream promises to be a ship like no other, bringing together the latest technology with the backstory and heritage that only Disney can provide.  From virtual portholes …

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
One League Closer to Canaveral:  The Disney Dream Arrives in Hamburg

Early this morning, under cover of darkness and with no fanfare this time, the Disney Dream arrived in the port of Hamburg, Germany, marking another crucial step in the testing phase, as the ship is prepared for its maiden voyage.
The Dream will spend a few final days in dry dock, where crews will continue with the “test-and-adjust” phase of preparation.  Afterward, it will make way for Bremerhaven, where Meyer Werft will officially hand the ship over to Disney on December 9.  Once the ship takes on final supplies and crew …

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[14 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Disney Dream Heads for Open Sea to Test Engines

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 …

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[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
VoluntEARS Treat German Children to a Little Disney Magic

This past Saturday, all eyes were on Papenburg, Germany, as the world watched the Disney Dream float out of her dry dock and into the waiting waters of Meyer Werft’s shipyard harbor.  But as it turns out, the weekend’s festivities didn’t end with the ceremony and fireworks.
On Sunday, over 400 children from the local community were treated to their very own dose of magic:  Disney VoluntEARS hosted a special screening of the movie “Beauty and the Beast” just for them.
While Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck greeted the children, VoluntEARS were on hand to serve movie …

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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney Dream to Float Out of Dry Dock this Weekend

Get your suntan lotion and flip flops ready – The Disney Dream is one step closer to sailing its maiden voyage!  The massive ship will have its first chance to float this weekend, according to Meyer Werft, the German shipyard building the vessel.
The 4,000-passenger ship will leave the protection of its covered construction dock for the shipyard’s harbor to undergo tests to its stabilizers and rudders.  It will remain along the harbor’s pier as construction to its interior continues for at least another two weeks.
The Dream is scheduled to depart the shipyard …