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Disney Cruise Line recently released details on the upper deck features of its newest ship, the Disney Dream, which is just one year away from her maiden voyage. One of the most spectacular features of the new ship will be the first shipboard water coaster — AquaDuck — that shoots around the top decks of the ship.
The new Disney Dream, debuting in 2011, will feature a 1,500 square-foot Nemo's Reef. // (C) Disney Cruise Line
On Deck 11, the 1,500 square-foot Nemo’s Reef will encompass a water-play area overflowing with pop jets, bubblers and underwater friends such as Nemo, Dory, Marlin and other favorites from “Finding Nemo.” Shaded for protection from the sun and featuring a soft wet-deck surface, the area will be surrounded by a glass enclosure with a main guest entrance and a wheelchair-accessible entrance.
The nearby Donald Pool will have a giant Funnel Vision LED screen that is more than 30 feet wide and 18 feet high. The screen will show Disney films and other live-broadcast events throughout cruises. And, as in the earlier Disney ships, the Mickey Pool is in the shape of the Disney character, with Mickey’s hand supporting a yellow winding slide that splashes down near the pool.
The line is also ensuring that adult passengers have their own space on the upper decks with the Quiet Cove Pool and Cove Bar, a retreat for adults to sunbathe and swim, indulge in a cool drink or enjoy a relaxing dip in a nearby hot tub overlooking the ocean. A series of connected circular pools will include a four-foot-deep plunge pool and a six-inch-deep sunbathing pool with built-in loungers and a mister. Four infinity whirlpool hot tubs — two for families and two for adults only — will also provide spectacular views.
The Details: Disney Cruise Line (www.disneytravelagents.com)