Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Disney Fantasy!
First setting sail in 2012, the Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line ship. Currently, the Fantasy sails mostly Eastern and
Western Caribbean itineraries out of Port Canaveral, including stops at Disney’s Castaway Cay, the private island in the Bahamas.
The Disney Fantasy, sister ship to the Disney Dream, features an AquaDuck water coaster, children’s areas, world-class entertainment, delightful dining, retreats, and more. This massive ship features 14 decks and has 1,250 staterooms. She can hold 4,000 souls, 2,500 of which are passengers! From adults-only Nightclub District Europa, to the baby’s “it’s a small world” nursery, there is something for EVERYONE on this ship!
Disney Fantasy: Decks, Layout, & More!
Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse is ready to greet guests in the atrium, decked out in vintage fashions to match the ship’s decor. You can choose between Inside Staterooms, which all contain a virtual porthole showing Disney characters swimming by all in HD, Outside Staterooms, with
portholes, Verandah Staterooms, with your private balcony, Concierge-level Staterooms and suites. There are three pools, two for everyone, one for adults only, and a water roller coaster called the AquaDuck! And so MUCH MORE!!
Disney Fantasy: Entertainment
Like everything Disney, you will be treated to world class entertainment aboard the Disney Fantasy.
- wandering Disney characters, including Princesses
- themed Days at Sea, like Marvel and Pixar
- Pirate Night
- See Ya Real Soon Party
- Sail Away party
- First-run Disney movies
- Daily activities, like karaoke, game shows, bingo, and more!
Pools, Spas, & Other Recreation
There is SO MUCH TO DO on a cruise ship! And it’s no different aboard this one! On Deck 11, you’ll find Mickey’s Pool and Donald’s Pool. Shaped like Mickey Mouse, this pool is perfect for children. This pool features a waterslide, games and activities led by Cast Members, lounge chairs available on a first-come, first-served basis, and more. Mickey’s Pool Slide is intended for children 4 to 14 years old and they must be between 38 and 64 inches tall. Anyone under 16 must have adult supervision.
Donald’s Pool is perfect for families, as it’s near the food! Also nearby, watch Disney movies on Funnel Vision, or look for cast members hosting games and activities.
And finally, Deck 11 is also home to the Quiet Cove Pool. This adult-exclusive pool, strictly for anyone 18 and older, features a plunge pool, a shallow sunbathing pool, and a
whirlpool spa. There are deck lounge chairs and built-in lounge chairs in the ankle-deep section of the pool that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deck 12 features the AquaDuck coaster and AquaLab play area. Or head to the Funnel Puddle, a quieter, family wading pool. Or head to Deck 13. Here, adults can enjoy Satellite Falls. This is a wading pool that’s exclusive to adults and features a giant water sphere with rain cascading down. Adults can also relax at the Satellite Sun Deck, a shaded area with a glass wraparound enclosure with lounge chairs that are first-come, first-served.
Deck 13 is home to Goofy’s Sports Deck. This is an open-air activity center for kids, teens, and adults that has all kinds of activities. Enjoy a miniature golf course, virtual sports simulators for a range of sports, a basketball court, ping-pong, foosball, shuffleboard, and a running track.
Disney Fantasy – Kids, Tweens, and Teens
All Disney Cruise Line ships have Kids’ Clubs. The Disney Fantasy has Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, Edge, Vibe,
and “it’s a small world” nursery! All of the clubs are well-themed and packed with a variety of age-appropriate activities. If adults want to “play,” they’ll have to visit during embarkation or during a scheduled Open House period.
Kids ages 3-12 have 2 options. Head to Deck 5 and find the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab. The Oceaneer Club is all about Disney fantasy with character-driven performances, storytelling, play areas, dress-up, and interactive activities. Kids can just be kids. They can also make new friends! And ask those new friends to play with toys and games, make arts and crafts, or watch Disney movies. There are also interactions with Crush from Finding Nemo.
The Oceaneer Club features Andy’s Room. Here, kids can play with Andy’s toys (yes, character experiences) like Woody, Rex, Hamm, and more! Or maybe your small sailor will want to play in the Star Wars Command Post. Kids can train with Jedi or X-Wing pilots, connect to legendary spacecrafts via an interactive “holotable,” and even combat First Order Stormtroopers face-to-face.
Kids can also play with Dr. Strange in the Marvel SuperHero Academy! And finally, in Pixie Hollow, kids can visit Tinker Bell’s home, play dress-up, create art projects, use kid-friendly computers, and listen to stories.
Also on Deck 5, and connected to the Club, kids 3-12 can enjoy the Oceaneer Lab. While here, kids can explore a fantastical world. This is a
great learning experience for kids. They can participate in stage plays, interactive storytelling, and themed worlds.
In Animator’s Studio, kids can make unique artwork and even learn how to sketch some of their favorite Disney characters. While in the craft studio, kids learn to use their HANDS and participate in hands-on arts and crafts. Also, kids can steer their own cruise ship through the Caribbean in the Wheelhouse. Or head to the media room to watch Disney movies or play video games. The Lab offers a ton of learning experiences that kids will love. Like making a car out of a bar of soap, or making a mess with science. Even joining Capt Hook in a detective game.
Children can be pre-registered for both the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab or they can be registered aboard the ship as well.
When boarding the ship on Embarkation Day, children and parents are required to check in and fill out final paperwork at the front desk at the Club or Lab. This is also a good opportunity for parents to tour each club and meet the trained counselors. Kids will also get a Disney Cruise Line Youth Activities wristband, which gives them access to both the Club and Lab.
You may have to drag the kids out of the club! They’re going to LOVE it!
Edge & Vibe
Tweens ages 11-14 will LOVE Edge. On Fantasy, Edge is located on Deck 13. It is an inviting space for tweens with movable modular furniture and cushy beanbags that have fun spaces like a dance floor, a karaoke spot, a gaming area with tablets, photo booths, and 2 extra-large LCD screens that are synced together for an expansive viewing experience. There are also a variety of free-form and structured activities, including taking photos at the selfie wall, doing scavenger hunts, singing karaoke, and more.
On Deck 5, teens aged 14-17 will find their own unique space. Vibe is strictly for teenagers, It is similar to a lounge and nightclub, but age appropriate. Teens also must present a special coded Key to the World car to access the lounge. Vibe on the Fantasy also has its own outdoor deck space with games like ping-pong, foosball, and even “old school” board games on a giant checkerboard floor. Even though this is a teens-only hangout, there are counselors at sea who serve as chaperones. At the beginning of the cruise, teens can also select the activities they want to participate in at Vibe.
“it’s a small world” Nursery
For those 6 months-3, parents can pay to have them visit the “it’s a small world” nursery on Deck 5. Expert Disney counselors
will take care of little ones and keep them entertained with games, crafts, story time, and, of course, nap time at the nursery inspired by the Disneyland attraction.
Disney Fantasy – Adult-Exclusive
Europa is the nighttime entertainment district on the Fantasy, located on Deck 4, Aft. Exclusively for guests age 18 and up, Europa is the place to be
in the evening, offering guests the chance to “travel” through the clubs and lounges of Europe! One night during each cruise, guests will experience an international street party – “Viva Europa!” Singers, dancers and interactive performers will move through the 5 clubs, bringing the entertainment to a whole new level.
- La Piazza is a lounge inspired by the cities of Italy and their famous outdoor plazas.
- O’Gill’s Pub features classic Irish neighborhood pub decor and dark wood accented in brass.
- Ooh La La, the ship’s champagne bar, will remind guests of a French boudoir
- The Tube dance club is like stepping into the London transportation system
- Skyline has a chic penthouse feel and offers panoramic views of European skylines as they transform from day to night
- Meridian Bar is located on Deck 12 located between Palo and Remy.
Speaking of Palo and Remy, these adult-exclusive restaurants require reservations and are not included in your cruise fare.
Disney Fantasy – Dining
While on the Fantasy, you will enjoy three main dining rooms. And these are all part of Disney’s unique Rotational Dining system. Additionally, the ship also casual dining ,as well as adult-exclusive dining opportunities.
Animator’s Palate offers a magical dinner centered around Disney animation and a unique show starring Disney characters. The Fantasy has two shows in Animator’s Palette. First, enjoy “Undersea Magic.” Head underwater with Finding Nemo! And enjoy a conversation with Crush. Duuuuuude. Then, “Animation Magic.” Exclusive to the Fantasy, you can draw your own character and watch as it becomes part of the show!
Secondly, Royal Court offers French-inspired and American dishes and has a classic Disney Princess theme inspired by Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast.
And finally, Enchanted Garden is inspired by the gardens of Versailles and features a unique decor. And during dinner, the ceiling changes from a blue daytime color into a golden red of a setting sun, then eventually transforms into a nighttime constellation of star.
These are all of the rotational dining restaurants. Depending on how many nights you’re sailing, you’ll be dining in each restaurant at least once.
Additionally, the Fantasy has casual dining locations, including Cabanas. Cabanas offers Buffet-style for breakfast and lunch (over 10 diverse food stations ), but transforms into Table Service for dinnertime. For dinner, you can choose to enjoy a 4-course meal at Cabanas in place of your scheduled Main Dining restaurant. Also, Flo’s Cafe has 3 different food stations, including Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, and Fillmore’s Favorites. You can find easy meals, like burgers, chicken, pizza, salads, and sandwiches.
Head to Eye Scream Treats for all-you-can-eat soft-serve!
For an additional cost, enjoy most bars and lounges, as well as adult-exclusives Palo and Remy.
Additionally, grab frozen-fruit smoothies morning, noon and night at Frozone Treats. Sweet on You takes after a vintage ice cream parlor and features Mickey and Minnie details. Also, there are life-size photo replicas of Mickey and Minnie in 3D that make a great photo spot.
What’s Included in Your Disney Cruise?
In a word? EVERYTHING. Your cruise includes all your food, including food at Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island in the Caribbean, non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream, entertainment, room service, movies, all of it. You only need to pay additional costs if you want to dine at Palo or Remy, purchase alcohol (or pre-purchase the drink package!), excursions, or add-ons like the Spa. You can see everything you need to know, including COVID regulations, by vitisting the Know Before You Go page.
And after 1 Disney Cruise, you’ll become a Castaway Club Member. Download the Castaway Club Benefits!
Without a doubt, the time to cruise is NOW! Additionally, Disney Cruise Line currently has a bunch of great discount offers available. So contact me today for your free vacation quote!!