Jennifer Hudson Helps Launch New Disney Cruise Ship

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Jennifer Hudson made a special appearance by Port Canaveral, Florida earlier this week to help launch Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Dream. The singer spoke to a crowd at the Port Canaveral waterfront and performed during the ship’s elaborate christening event.

“I began my career as a singer on the Disney Wonder, so you can imagine how excited I am to be here today,” Hudson told several thousand guests who were invited to the event.

Billed as the most high-tech cruise ship ever built, the Disney Dream is chock full of such new-for-cruising wonders as inside cabins with “virtual portholes” offering a real-time view of the sea, “enchanted art” pieces in hallways that come alive for passers-by; and a restaurant where an animated Crush from Finding Nemo converses with diners.

Fans of Disney’s trademark entertainment also will find three Disney-themed, Broadway-style musicals on rotation in the Dream’s state-of-the-art, 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre; a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed deck-top pool party; and the largest fireworks display at sea.