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Slideshow: 17 Hits and Misses From Disney Dream, the Newest Cruise Ship

January 25, 2011
(4:35 p.m. EST) -- After two days spent with mice, pirates and princesses, we have a few stories to tell.

The setting, of course, was the 129,690-ton, 2,500-passenger (4,000 max occupancy) Disney Dream, the first new ship from Disney Cruise Line in over a decade. During a two-night preview cruise, a trio of Cruise Critic reporters (Mom, Cruise Vet and Skeptic) danced with Mickey, chatted with enchanted artwork, rode the AquaDuck "watercoaster" and escaped the kids for some upscale French food (at $75 a person) and quiet pool time. (It's safe to say the little ones were just as happy escaping us in Dream's kids' club.)

We even saved a little time for sleep in Dream's revamped cabins, which feature "cell phones," iPod docks and virtual portholes.

So onto the big questions: What worked and what was, well, a little goofy? Click here to launch our hits and misses slideshow.

--by Dan Askin, Associate Editor; Carrie Calzaretta, Cruise Critic Contributor;
and Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief

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