UPDATE: Here’s the thing, the part about not taking pictures was just because it was during the muster drill. Point, while it could certainly be attributed to perspective, she does get awfully close to the Monarch. Counter point, from the google map below, the Disney Dream, is angled awkwardly towards the Monarch (played by the Carnival Glory).
So these two videos surfaced recently and show the Disney Dream maneuvering awfully close to the Monarch of the Seas in Port Canaveral. It doesn’t seem as close given the Dreams size but Jim Walker over at the Cruise Law Blog offers another perspective.
A video has been circulating on the internet which shows the new Disney Dream cruise ship coming perilously close to colliding with Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas, just days before the Dream was christened in Port Canaveral.
A passenger’s YouTube video shows the Dream drifting very close to the Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that before the video was uploaded to YouTube, officials with Disney Cruise Lines, Port Canaveral and the U.S. Coast Guard said they were unaware of any such incident. Disney’s PR people are now claiming that the ship was never in danger of a collision.
"The ship was under the control of our captain the entire time," spokeswoman Christi Donnan said. "There was never a safety concern."
The interesting thing is that a Royal Caribbean crewmember stopped the passengers from filming or taking photos of the incident. You can see the Royal Caribbean employee blocking the passenger’s video camera:
So, do you think it was a close call?