PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — After more than 10 years of calling Port Canaveral home, the Disney Dream cruise ship has left for a new port.
What You Need To Know
- Disney Dream cruise ship leaves Port Canaveral after 11 years
- The ship, which has called the port home since 2011, has headed a new port in Miami
- The move comes as Disney gets ready to welcome its new Disney Wish ship
- The Wish will embark on its maiden voyage July 14
The 4,000-passenger ship, which has been based out of Port Canaveral since 2011, will sail out of Miami for the next year.
“It’s heading down to Miami, and next year, it’s going to Europe. So that ship probably won’t be back for a while,” Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer Capt. John Murray said during a commission meeting in May.
The official Port Canaveral Twitter account shared a farewell message to the Dream on Monday after it left the port for the last time.
“From the time you were born, you’ve called Port Canaveral home,” Port Canaveral tweeted along with video of the ship’s christening ceremony. “The 11 years you’ve been part of our Port Family have been wondrous and magical, but you’re all grown up now and your time has come to make new memories.”
FAREWELL DISNEY DREAM: From the time you were born, you’ve called Port Canaveral home. The 11 years you’ve been part of our Port Family have been wonderous and magical, but you’re all grown up now and your time has come to make new memories. pic.twitter.com/XSvtrnZBFW— Port Canaveral (@PortCanaveral) June 6, 2022
Disney Fantasy, which also operates out of Port Canaveral, will remain at the port.
The Dream’s move out of Port Canaveral comes as Disney prepares for its new Disney Wish ship, which is scheduled to arrive at the port June 20.
Disney Wish, which will embark on its maiden voyage July 14, will take over the Dream’s three- and four-night sailing itinerary to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
The Wish, the fifth ship in the company’s fleet, is the first of three new Triton-class vessels that will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
Weighing in at 144,000 gross tons, it will feature 1,250 staterooms and several new experiences, including AquaMouse, the first Disney attraction at sea, as well as dining and live entertainment offerings themed to Marvel, Star Wars and “Frozen.”