Bookings open today for the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream, which will enter service beginning in early 2011. The Disney Dream will sail three-, four- and five-night cruises to Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.

The Disney Dream will transport guests to the vacation of a lifetime with incredible family experiences, incomparable entertainment, immersive youth areas, adult indulgences, exceptional dining and technological innovations.

On Jan. 26, 2011, the Disney Dream is scheduled to depart Port Canaveral, Fla., for a four-night maiden voyage. For the majority of 2011, the Disney Dream will alternate three- and four-night sailings. During the summer months, the ship will alternate four- and five-night itineraries. The schedule also includes special five-night holiday cruises during Christmas and New Year’s.

All five-night sailings will include two stops at Castaway Cay – rated by Disney Cruise Line guests as their favorite port of call.

Rates for three- and four-night cruises on the Disney Dream start at $389 per person for a standard inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

In preparation for the arrival of the Disney Dream, Castaway Cay will undergo several enhancements to provide more family-fun, additional conveniences and a slice of beachside luxury – all designed to complement the idyllic island setting. An expanded family beach, a new floating water platform with slides, two land-based water play areas, new private beach cabanas and many other upgrades will further transform Castaway Cay into the ultimate private island escape for adventure, relaxation and quality time with family.