BERLIN (AP) — German shipbuilders say Disney's latest cruise ship, the Dream, is leaving their building docks for its harbor where the craft, the largest built in Germany, will undergo testing.
Meyer Werft shipbuilders said Saturday the 1115-foot-long ship is to depart for the Atlantic ocean early next month. The Dream is the first of two crafts to be built for the U.S.-based Disney Cruise Lines.
Measuring 121 feet (37 meters) across, the ship features a water coaster wrapped around the perimeter of its top deck, virtual portholes that offer live views of the sea and sky from video cameras mounted around the ship and a series of lounges for young and adult.
The Dream can hold up to 4,000 passengers and is due to launch in Jan. 2011 and be based out of Port Canaveral.