Disney Dream Christening Cruise

On Friday I heard a knock at my door and ran to get it thinking it may be more neighbors stopping by to introduce themselves.  Instead I found a box leaned up against my door.  The first thing I noticed was the return address: Celebration, FL.  I tried not to let my heart begin to race as I took it to my office, but when I opened the top to find a cardboard treasure chest staring back at me, I couldn’t help but smile.  A treasure chest from Disney….only good things could await.

Inside I read the words “Save the Date” and “as our guest” and couldn’t catch my breath. I opened the telescope and held it up to the light to find this glorious vessel in miniature at the other end.  I read the invitation over and over again and then, unable to contain my excitement, as silly as it may sound, I cried.

This January my family and I will be guests of the Disney Cruise Line as the new Disney Dream sets sail on its Christening Voyage. We will explore its fourteen decks, visit its stunning restaurants, play in the life-like Andy’s Room, and maybe, just maybe, take a trip on the AquaDuck.

I can’t wait to share all of these moments and more with you!

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  • Awesome! I would have cried too, sounds like a real blessing and a wonderful experience for your family! Saw a new clip about the cruise and it is amazing!! I will be content with making it to the Disney Social Media conference!! lol Going for a 7 day trip to WDW in 72 days and I can not wait!! 🙂

    • Amy

      I love that you know the number of days 🙂 The best part of it all is that I had been feeling sad all week that we won’t be at WDW to see the Christmas decorations this year. This trip certainly makes up for that and more!

  • Eryn

    HOLY CRAP, I would have fallen over dead.

    I have a ridiculous dream regarding taking my kids on a Disney Cruise, the emails about the new lines are taunting me painfully.

    I hope you have a WONDERFUL time 😀 Pshaw, you WILL have a wonderful time!

    • Amy

      There were definitely heart palpitations.

  • CONGRATS!! That is so awesome. Enjoy the amazing trip with your family. 🙂

  • How exciting! I’ve been dreaming of a Disney Cruise since ever we got a sneak peek last year at #DisneySMMoms. Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to take a Disney Cruise sometime in the near future! I hope you have an absolutely amazing time! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • Amy

      Remember the part in the sneak peek with the AquaDuck? I showed my kids the video and they said, “No way!” I’m thinking that as a guest of the cruise line it is my obligation to try it….what do you think? 😉

  • Congratulations! I heard that Disney has the best cruises. I cannot wait to hear about it. Enjoy!

  • Janet

    How exciting! Can’t wait to read all about it.

  • Ok, I’m ridiculously jealous, but you deserve it. You’re a hard-working mom!

  • OMG, Amy this is fabulous!!! I am so excited for you and your family. I am sure that your trip will be magical!!!!

  • WOW!!!! I would’ve passed out! That will be an amazing time for your family… definitely want to save up for one of those someday! Will be looking forward to hearing about it!

  • Oh, you will have sooo much fun! 🙂

  • That’s awesome…and leave it to Disney to send such a creative invitation!

  • Melissa P. @Mel4Him

    Oh my gosh. I am so excited for you and very jealous. Every since I heard about the Disney Dream I have been dreaming of taking a cruise. I tell my son all the time that we are going to go on a Cruise on Disney’s Dream. I have been entering the contest every day that AOl and Disney are having. I am so hoping to win. I’d love to be one of the 4 families. What a blessing that would be.

    • Amy

      I posted that AOL giveaway on my Facebook when I saw it because it sounds like an amazing contest. I believe that Good Morning America is also giving away spots on one of the first voyages of the Dream if you’re looking for another chance to win!

  • I have always wanted to go on a Disney cruise. I cannot wait to read all about your adventure 🙂

  • Julie Davis


  • Beautiful Amy! It will be fun to see it through your eyes! The anticipation we have all so eagerly awaited to see the Disney Dream!! 🙂 Congratulations!!!

  • What an awesome opportunity! Can’t wait to hear more about it in January!

  • OH my!! I’m lovingly green with envy right now.. you are sooooooooooo very blessed.

    Can’t wait to hear all about it .. and if you need a ‘guest’ to go along.. I’ll be there 😉 LOL

  • Wow! That is incredible! Have a great time!

  • A bit behind in my Google Reader. I wanted to say congratulations. I think this Pixie Dust coming your way was even more cool than what passed by a few weeks ago.

  • We went on the Disney magic in 2009 and are doing the dream in the 2012. Best vacation ever.