In true Disney fashion, characters danced and sang their way onto a massive stage at Port Canaveral, Fla. on Jan. 19, 2011 to help christen Disney’s third and largest cruise ship in the world, the Disney Dream.
We began our Disney Dream inaugural voyage coverage with my favorite entertainment aboard the ship, the AquaDuck. But before we get too far into the ship’s details, we have to take a step back to the beginning of the trip, starting on the dock for the christening ceremony.
From pirates to princesses and High School Musical to hip hop, invited media, special guests, and viewers of the live online video stream were treated to 30 minutes of non-stop excitement and entertainment to commemorate the special occasion. The show also included talks from Disney CEO Bob Iger and chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs as well as a song by the Disney Dream’s godmother Jennifer Hudson, who performed early in her career on the Disney Wonder cruise ship.
But even if you didn’t catch it online or weren’t one of the lucky few (thousand) to see it in person, you can still witness this amazing spectacle here, with a full video of the entire Disney Dream Christening ceremony:
And here are photos of some of my favorite moments from the performance:
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More photos from the Disney Dream christening ceremony: (Photos by Ricky Brigante and Michelle Moss)