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Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by HeyHeyJP

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Disney Fantasy
Disney Fantasy
Member Name: HeyHeyJP
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 8536
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 2.0
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32nd Anniversary Cruise
Having only two Disney 4 night cruises under our belts, we knew we needed a longer cruise. This cruise was wonderful. Our children are grown, and we're not quite ready to bring the whole crew with us, so we really relax.

The Fantasy is much like the Dream, but Disney listened to the complaints about the adult pool area on the Dream and really stepped it up a notch on the Fantasy. There are now 3 water features in the expanded adult area and PLENTY of chairs, both in and out of the sun. Two bars service the areas. My only complaint was that moms started bringing their toddler up and plopping them in the shallow adult pool. Of course, Disney just turns a blind eye to this. However, we just moved to Satellite Falls and let them be.

The food was pretty good. Some dishes like the Beef Wellington with Mushroom instead of liver pate was excellent, some others were just OK. But no one went hungry.

The stage shows, as always, lived up to Disney standards. The comedian and juggler were OK, but nothing great.

Port of calls were St. Martin, St. Thomas/St. John and Disney's Castaway Cay. No tendering was required. We didn't get off the ship at St. Thomas as we were doing what we liked best - spending dollars at the Serenity Spa. Massages, Acupuncture (our first time trying this) and pedicures/manicures (for the guys, no polish except for a Mickey head on the big toe). We also bought cruise long passes to the Rainforest - an area of the spa with multiple themed, aromatherapy showers - steam room, sauna, heated loungers and two hot tubs overlooking the sea. We used the Rainforest every day except one.

For those wondering if a Disney cruise is fun for an adult, I'd say yes unless you want to gamble as there's no casino. Of course, you WILL see Disney characters all the time, and lots of kids if you're not in the adult area.

Publication Date: 06/16/12
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