There is a clear leader when it comes to cruise ship horn battles. Since 1998, with the launch of the Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line has been a unanimous winner of all such battles with the well-known When You Wish Upon A Star horn.
With the launch of the Disney Dream in 2011, Disney further solidified their rein by adding A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Our Service to the Test, it’s a small world after all, Hi-diddle-dee (An Actor’s Life For Me), Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me), Makes No Difference Who You Are (the second line of When You Wish Upon A Star), and the full When You Wish Upon A Star – Makes No Difference Who You Are
When we sailed the Disney Dream on a 3-Night Bahamian cruise, we only heard two horns; A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes and When You Wish Upon A Star. On our recent Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise, we were informed that following the noon announcements, on the first sea day, all the horns would be played.
For your enjoyment, The Disney Fantasy Horns from Satellite Sun Deck.
I still get goosebumps during the Sail Away Party when it the the horn is first blown. I’m convinced that this a Pavlovian effect, considering it signals the beginning of a new adventure!
I think it is safe to say Disney Cruise Line will continue to dominate all future horn battles.