Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship 2015 - 2016

While the Walt Disney Company is world famous for its numerous characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other cartoons, its American cruise line company,Disney Cruise Line, has begun to make its own name in the cruising industry with an almost 3% share of the worldwide cruise market. Like most cruise liners, the company decided it would have to expand its horizons by adding more ships to its fleet with higher passenger capacities. In 2007, Disney Cruise Line decided it would have two ships built to be added to the fleet: Disney Dream and the newest addition Disney Fantasy. Both ships were designed in the same way with Disney Fantasy having some additions and improvements.


Ship Facts

Passenger Capacity: 4,000

Gross Tonnage: 128,000

Maiden Voyage: March 31, 2012

Cruising Speed: 22 knots

Dining Options

Animator’s Palate

A main dining restaurant, Animator’s Palate offers a truly unique experience aboard the ship with live animated Disney shows, a design that resembles that of a Disney animator’s studio, and different culinary delights that will satisfy nearly every taste. The two main shows that will be featured in the restaurant are called Animation Magic and Undersea Magic. Animation Magic will have a Sorcerer Mickey Mouse led journey into different songs and parts of Disney while Undersea Magic gives guests a way to go underwater with the characters from Finding Nemo along with the chance to have a conversation with Crush.

Enchanted Garden

With international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and ambience that changes meal by meal, passengers would have to be crazy to either not eat at the second main dining option, the Enchanted Restaurant. Things that set this restaurant apart from others are the ceiling lights and other decorations that, as a whole, tend to change colors during the day to match the time. What this means is that when it is daytime, the lights are all blue or bright to represent the blue sky and sun, when it is dusk, the lights are reddish and reflect a sunset and at night lights represent the stars and a luminescent moon. While dinners are nightly with specified times for certain passengers, breakfast and lunch buffets are only available on certain days.

Royal Court

The third and final main dining restaurant aboard Royal Fantasy is the Royal Court. The Royal Court is a French-inspired restaurant with varied cuisine and a design that has many features similar to aspects of Disney films such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With breakfast buffet and full-service lunch available on only select days of each cruise, the dinner is the most reliable source of food with amazing service and beautiful decorations every night at Royal Court.

Cabanas

A casual dining option aboard the ship, Cabanas offers a large variety of food options and relaxation. With options such as walking the boardwalk and checking out multiple food stations for breakfast and lunch, and sitting down for table-service for dinner, Cabanas is a great choice for dining on the ship. For dinner, inside and outside dining are both options while 4 course meals and many main course options are always available.


Other dining options aboard the ship include the two Adult Exclusive Restaurants, Palo and Remy, and some more casual places to eat.

Cabin Categories

Suite Name
Area (in square feet)
Maximum Passenger Capacity
Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
1781 including verandah
5
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
622 including verandah
5
Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
306 including verandah
5
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
299 including verandah
5
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
246 including verandah
4
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator's Verandah
246 including verandah
4
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom
241
5
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
204
4
Deluxe Inside Stateroom
200
4
Standard Inside Stateroom
169
4

Staterooms at Disney Cruise Lines provide passengers with a cruising first: staterooms that are all especially designed for families. While every room is built to sleep a family, you will find that the rooms are designed in every guest’s favor with plenty of options, extra space, and extra amenities for more fun and relaxation. Options include space expansions, porthole views, balconies, and Concierge services. Of course suites have more amenities including larger beds, extra space, additional bathrooms, whirlpool tubs on the verandas, media libraries, pantries, wet bars, walk-in closets and much more.

Fun Features of Disney Fantasy

Pools and Water Park Areas

Because of the family atmosphere that is heavily present on every Disney Cruise Line ship, including Disney Fantasy, there are pools and water areas that are accommodated for all ages. While there are some water park areas that include water coasters, water funnels, and splash decks that are usually for younger crowds (but are still adult friendly), there are areas both nearby and far away that are pools exclusive for adults trying to escape and relax. There are also normal main pools that are designed for all ages simultaneously with relaxation and fun both in mind.

Goofy’s Sport Deck

Possibly one of the most interesting parts of the ship, Goofy’s Sport Deck has been set up to be an area to keep everyone active while at sea. It features parts that are very commonplace to normal sports and recreation areas such as volleyball courts, basketball courts, ping pong, a walking track and even a mini-golf course, but something quite extraordinary is the visual sports simulator section available here. The Visual Sports simulator section features sports such as soccer, golf, tennis, football, hockey, baseball, and basketball complete with realistic sounds and graphics that allow you to actively play a sport without the hassle of the equipment. Unfortunately, it does cost a little extra to play games with the visual sports simulators, but they are well worth it!

The Tube and Lounges on Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy is home to a large number of different bars and lounges; some of which are family-oriented with snacks and internet access and others are exclusive to adults and have cocktails readily available. The main adults-only nightclub aboard the ship is The Tube which has a setting that resembles that of a metropolitan club with a large dance floor, beautifully designed bar, contemporary furniture, and even iconic English phone booths. The majority of the other bars and lounges exclusive to adults, however, are for relaxation such as Vista Café, Cove Café, or, Skyline.

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Youth Clubs

Due to the family feeling of Disney Fantasy, it is almost expected that there will be a great number of facilities designed to keep kids and teens not only busy for parents, but having a great time that they won’t soon forget. There are Youth Clubs exclusive to certain age groups such as 3 months – 3 years (It’s a Small World Nursery), 11 - 14 (Edge), and 14 – 17 (Vibe). There are also the Disney’s Oceaneer Lab and Disney’s Oceaneer Club designed for younger kids. Each youth club features age appropriate activities and adult supervision. Accompanying these clubs are also the D Lounge which is set up to be an entertainment center for adults and kids alike, Arcades, and much more!

Entertainment

Between the Walt Disney Theatre and the Buena Vista Theatre, there is definitely enough varied entertainment to keep everyone aboard Disney Fantasy enjoying themselves and what Disney Cruise Lines has to offer. The Buena Vista Theatre is exclusively a movie theatre, which is much larger than the usual one along with a larger screen and occasional 3D movie screenings. While the Walt Disney Theatre also screens the latest movies, it is also home to a large variety of original Disney live shows that resemble Broadway productions and are exclusive to only Disney Cruise Line ships. Examples of these shows are Disney Wishes, Disney’s Believe, and Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular.

Cruising on the Disney Fantasy

There are two itineraries that Disney Fantasy will be following from now up until December 2015.

The First is a 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise round-trip from Port Canaveral that visits Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico, and the Disney Cruise Line owned isle of Castaway Cay.

The Second is a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise round-trip from Port Canaveral as well, that includes St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Disney's Castaway Cay. There may be variations of this itinerary that include extra ports of call or exclude some that were listed above.

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