Disney Cruise Line Celebrates Pending New Ship, Disney Dream

Today, Disney Cruise Line celebrated the keel laying of the Disney Fantasy at the Meyer Werft shipyard.  This is the second of two newly-designed ships—sister ship to the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream entered service on Jan. 26, 2011.   
The keel laying ceremony is a significant milestone in the  ship building process when the first block, or section of the ship, is lowered into the building dock and a coin is placed under the keel for good fortune. 

Placing the coin was Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line, assisted by Minnie Mouse
The Disney Fantasy will offer many of the innovations that the Disney Dream features including AquaDuck - the world’s first shipboard water coaster. 
The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will sail week-long Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla. with its maiden voyage scheduled for March 31, 2012.