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Disney takes control of its newest ship in time for her christening in January.

Disney Cruise Line now officially owns its newest ship, Disney Dream, which was delivered to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, after two years of building. For Meyer Werft, the 4000-passenger ship is the largest ever built there.

A symbolic flag-raising ceremony announced the change of ownership by lowering the Meyer Werft flag and raising the Disney Cruise Line flag, indicating the ship is no longer under construction and is ready to receive passengers for her maiden voyage on January 26 from Port Canaveral.

Undoubtedly a family ship, Disney Dream features an above-deck ‘water coaster’, inside staterooms with virtual views, and an onboard atmosphere designed to immerse children in Disney storytelling.

“I cannot wait for our guests to experience this newest addition to our fleet, a ship that will delight and surprise all ages,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line.

There’s been much debate over which cruisers would like to sail on a Disney ship. Would you?

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