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The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is the fourth ship built by the Disney Cruise Line. With 14 decks, 1250 staterooms, room for 4000 guests and 1450 crew members, plus oodles of amenities– this ship is truly a fantasy for the whole family.
The entire Disney Cruise Line (including The Disney Magic, The Disney Wonder, The Disney Dream and The Disney Fantasy) was designed with families in mind, including top of the line dining, entertainment, children’s programs, and amenities – all with the signature Disney flair for family fun.
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship has 12 decks with staterooms, entertainment, dining and more. Each deck is a little different. Here’s a list of what’s on each deck
- Deck 1 – sick bay, tender area
- Deck 2 – guest rooms, Enchanted Garden
- Deck 3 – guest services, shopping, Walt Disney Theatre, Animator’s Palette, Royal Palace
- Deck 4 – photo studio, jogging track, Vista Café, D Lounge, The District, Walt Disney Theatre, Buena Vista Theatre
- Deck 5 – guest rooms, conference rooms, nursery, Vibe, Buena Vista Theatre, Disney Oceaneers Club, Disney Oceaneers Lab
- Deck 6 – guest rooms
- Deck 7 – guest rooms
- Deck 8 – guest rooms
- Deck 9 – guest rooms
- Deck 10 – guest rooms
- Deck 11 – big suites, pools, spa, fitness, big screen and dance area, Cabanas
- Deck 12 – big suites, AquaDuck, Palo, Remy, Meridian
- Deck 13 – Edge
- Deck 14 – radio studio
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship has state rooms for every travel style and family need. From inside cabins with innovative “virtual portholes” to outside cabins to deluxe suites with private verandahs and concierge service, you’re sure to find a room that fits your family and your budget.
In keeping with the design of The Disney Cruise Line, staterooms on The Fantasy are larger than industry standard and have been created with families in mind, featuring ample space and (in most cases) split bathrooms.
The Main Restaurants
|Inside the Enchanted Garden|
|Photo by p17blo|
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship, like all the Disney Cruise Line ships has 3 main dining rooms. Unlike standard cruise ships, these dining rooms are all very different and guests have a chance to experience all 3. During the day you can get standard food at 2 of the restaurants, but in the evening, the magic comes alive.
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship has an innovative system which rotates guests through a series of restaurants for the evening meal. Each night, your servers and table mates will rotate between the 3 main restaurants. Each restaurant is unique and offers an interesting experience. The restaurants are –
- Enchanted Garden – serves breakfast and lunch. At Dinner, guests of all ages will experience a seasonally prepared 4 course feast. The décor is inspired by the gardens of Versailles, and the setting magically transforms from day to night before your eyes!
- Royal Palace – serves breakfast and lunch. Dinner features French-inspired continental cuisine. This restaurant places you right in the middle of a Disney fairytale, complete with luxurious chandeliers, roses, and glass slippers.
- Animator’s Palate – serves Pacific Rim and American cuisine for dinner in the setting of an animators studio – that comes to life when the meal begins, engaging guests in an interactive dinner show! Two different shows are available on different nights: “Animation Magic” and “Undersea Magic.”
See Dad’s Review of Animator’s Palate
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship will offer several restaurants where you can grab a bite without having to dress up or even sit down. Details about these locations are still forthcoming since the ship is still being completed, but Dad should have the full scoop in no time! In addition, The ship will offer a casual dining option:
- Cabanas – casual dining with made-to-order breakfast and lunch, and table-service dinner
For Adults Only
Sometimes you just have to get away from the kids. On the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, you can choose from 2 restaurants, and entertainment district, and a pool.
Palo is an adults only, upscale restaurant that has out of this world food and service. Palo features Northern Italian cuisine served in an elegant, and romantic, dining experience. Palo is has a great outside view. You can watch the world go by as you enjoy some mind-blowing Italian food for brunch or dinner. Palo requires reservations and fills up fast. You will also have to pay a $20.00 surcharge for dining.
Dad’s Palo Page
Remy is a luxurious restaurant, offering the most exclusive and romantic dining experience on The Disney Fantasy cruise ship. Before your leisurely meal of French cuisine (complete with a complimentary champagne cocktail), you’ll be invited to meet with a sommelier to pick your wine for the evening (for an extra charge). Remy also offers private dining experiences for those extra-special occasions.Remy requires reservations and fills up fast. You will also have to pay a $75.00 surcharge for dining.
This section of the ship is the hotspot for adults in the evening, featuring a variety of lounges for every taste.
- La Piazza – a chic lounge inspired by the decorative plazas found in Italy
- O’Gills Pub – an Irish pub and sports bar
- Skyline – a swanky cocktail bar with views of European cities which magically transform from day to night, plus the city skyline changes each day!
- The Tube – a trendy London-themed nightclub
- Ooh La La – a whimsical and elegant nightclub in the design of a French boudoir
Quiet Cove Pool
A relaxing 4-foot deep pool for adults to relax in, featuring a connecting bar.
Adults can cool off in a circular splash pool with a rain curtain, or soak up some rays on the Satellite Sun Deck, full of loungers for those 18 and older – in either case, don’t forget your sunscreen!
Walt Disney World Theater
Disney has great entertainment and it brings it’s best out to sea with it. On your cruise you can experience first run movies, award-winning live musical extravaganzas, character greetings, and much more. During the day, there are programs for kids of all ages. Adults can even grab some alone time while Disney takes care of the kids.
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship features not one but two theatres: The Walt Disney Theatre (where lavish live-performances are on stage nightly, including Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular!) and the Buena Vista Theatre (an upscale cinema with first run movies, comfy seats, and all the latest technologies).
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, there are pools for adults, teens and little ones, and there is one for the whole family. You can get pampered at Senses Spa and Salon, or if you need some exercise, you can go to the huge fitness center or even just walk a mile around the deck. Goofy’s Sports Deck features basketball, volleyball, mini golf, and sports simulators. There is something for everyone.
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship also features the first ever at-sea Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, to transform your child into a Disney Diva, Pop Princess, and Fairy Tale Princesses. Exclusive to The Disney Cruise Line, makeovers will be available for Captain Mickey Mouse, Princess Minnie Mouse, and First Mate Minnie Mouse in addition to special Under the Sea packages.
Sounds pretty girly, right? Well, on Pirate Party Nights aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique transforms into the Pirates Liar, where boys, girls, and grownups transform into swashbucklers!
When Disney started the Disney Cruise Line, they wanted to target the family market. (Duh.) They designed ships with large areas with children in mind. They wanted to create an environment where the children would have a place to have fun and parents would feel safe in leaving them. They have areas for all ages. Here are the different areas designed just for kids –
- It’s a Small World Nursery – for children 3 months to 3 years (additional charge)
- Disney’s Oceaneer Club – kids dress up as hero’s and princesses or play computer games or any of a wide variety of supervised activities. Ages 3-12
- Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – play and learn with themed activities and games. Ages 3-12
- Edge – a space exclusive for tweens 11 – 13 to watch tv, listen to music, surf the net, play videogames, and more
- Vibe – a hotspot for teens 14-17 to watch tv, listen to music, surf the net, play videogames, and more
- D Lounge – a family club and lounge where you can sing, dance, play games, and enjoy live entertainment
- Muppet’s Adventure Game – an innovative and interactive game you can play around the ship by using a game card held in front of enchanted art to help the Muppets find their missing props
- Arr-cade – featuring the newest video games
The Pool area on the Fantasy at night
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship features 2 pools, 2 splash areas, and a water coaster for families to enjoy.
- Mickey’s Pool – a 2-foot deep children’s pool with a twisting 1-deck slide.
- Donald’s Pool – a 5-foot deep family pool featuring views of the AquaDuck, a jumbo screen television, and activities throughout the day.
- Nemo’s Reef – a water play area for the little ones to splash around in
AquaDuck – a 765-foot water coaster that takes you over the side of the ship, and through the Forward Funnel on it’s journey over 4 decks. This looks really cool –
- AquaLab – an interactive water play area full of “experiments” the whole family can enjoy!
Dad’s AquaDuck page
This shows the Disney Fantasy and some of the highlights of any Disney Cruise
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Dad’s Bottom Line
A cruise on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship sounds like a Fantasy come true! It’s a wonderful way to extend the Disney magic to a vacation outside of Walt Disney World.