One reader emailed me asking what the Dream's workout facilities are like. My answer is below.
On another fitness note, I just got back from a 5K organized run on Castaway Cay, a chunk of the Bahamas that Disney has leased for 99 years. About 12 of us were led by a Disney cruise staffer on a path along the bike trail and airstrip.
Anyway, here's what the indoor fitness center is all about:
There's plenty of exercise equipment packed into a sizeable space near the spa on Deck 11. It doesn't cost anything to work out in the fitness center -- and it's a good idea to take advantage of an opportunity to burn rather than to consume calories on a cruise, so use it!
The fitness center contains well over a dozen treadmills, with several facing floor to ceiling windows, which is nice. A couple of recumbent bikes, lots of elliptical trainers, weight machines and free weights. There are spinning bikes for spinning classes, which are free. Ditto for yoga and mat pilates classes. No extra fee, which is refreshing. They'll sometimes do yoga outdoors or on the beach. There's yoga for teens and a boot camp fitness class for teens, too. You can also pay for personal trainer services (a steep $84 an hour/$45 for a half hour).
The fitness center is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.