Continuing with our cruise series, this post will be a big photo barf of some random peeks aboard the Disney Dream. Ready?
This is the open area of the main pool deck. There are two small pools, and they are usually packed with kids. PACKED. I would consider the crowd shown in this photo to be extremely light. While this deck is great for sunbathing and watching movies on the big screen, I'd recommend avoiding the pools if you don't have kiddos!
Double smoke stacks
Quacks is the self-service drink station located on the pool deck. Soda, juice, water, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are available all day long! I failed to get a photo of Quack's neighbor, Eye Scream.. a self-service soft serve station (say that 10 times fast).
Big ole screen, with the Aqua Duck tubes rushing with water (details on the awesome water slide in the next post!)
Right after finding "Our Spot" in Quiet Cove. The Cove Cafe is a speciality coffee shop (never tried it, but it looked cool!)
Open area of the adults-only Quiet Cove. In addition to the pool area, the upper decks on the bow of the ship are also 18+ and are covered with cushy comfy loungers. I read many complaints that the adult pool is too small, but honestly.. it's a ship. ALL of the pools are small. I regarded the pools as a place to take a quick dip and cool off instead of a place I would actually be swimming. Quiet Cove also has 2 hot tubs with glass bottoms.
Buena Vista theater. This place is used for movie showings, and is used as a meeting spot for port excursions.
The impressive chandelier in the atrium lobby
Staircase in the atrium lobby with the entrance to The Royal Palace, one of the main dining rooms, visible on the left. Each of Disney's ships has a bronze statue of a character in the lobby - the Dream has good ole Donald Duck!
The lobby from a few decks higher. This was my favorite photo from the cruise - this part of the ship is just so gorgeous!
The district is an adults-only section of the ship with several bar and nightclub options.
Pink (..elephant? Pink elephant! Get it?) - a champagne bar
Inside of Pink. I loved the decor in here.. I can't imagine why.
The District Lounge
On the left, the Walt Disney Theater, which is where the main shows are performed each night. This is one of the few places on board where I felt equilibrium weirdness when the motion of the ship could be felt (the main dining rooms also made me a little woozy). If I allowed myself to forget that we were floating, my body did not like the feeling of, "Uh, this room is MOVING!" On the right, just more lil details (Mickey Hand!) that I loved.
Hallway of portholes leading to the Animators Palate, another one of the main dining rooms.
Trying to pretend I'm not freezing in the cool ocean breeze. Hard to believe just a few hours earlier I was sweltering. There's just no pleasing me when temperature is involved.
Hidden Mickey! Ok, maybe not. More like Obvious Mickey.
Next in cruise series: The Aqua Duck (and other ways to ingest an ungodly amount of Chlorine)