Disney Fantasy: Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by Dackell
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The food in general was very good! Not incredible, but still MILES ahead of Carnival. Comparable with Norwegian and better than Princess Cruises (from my experience). I love going on cruises and food is one of the big reasons for me. We went to PALO one night and truth be told, although the food was very good....there wasn't much of a difference from the main dining rooms in terms of quality. Animators Palette was a great experience! However we didn't get the show until our SECOND seating at this restaurant (contrary to just about EVERY review I read that said definitely don't miss your FIRST seating here). As a result I had booked our PALO restaurant for our second night, so we just went with the kids to Animator's Palette for their dinner and the show. The food at Castaway Cay is the exception...tasted like it was from a Carnival cruise ship...edible but not very appetizing.
Stateroom was comfortable, spacious and well appointed with ample storage for 2 Adults and 2 kids. The verandah was very much enjoyed by my oldest daughter...and me!
The shows were very well done, very Disney "feel good" performances. A small pet peeve of mine....this is NOT Broadway OR a full scale theatre production. Some reviewers say that it's just as good or better...it isn't. The shows are great! But they are what they are....very well done cruise ship shows. The performers, directors and choreographers do a really good job, but if they were great they WOULD be on Broadway. Relax and enjoy the vacation and shows for what it is....pure Disney entertainment! The fireworks show was actually very cool and very well done.
This IS an expensive cruise to take compared with other lines. However, the daycare is free (and fun) and you can bring your own alcohol on board!(even with all that personal alcohol available the people seemed to be MUCH more responsible with it).
A couple of last observations...not good or bad, just observations. Firstly, there was a lot of movement for a ship this size. The water was calm yet you could constantly feel the motion....not enough to get anybody sick but movement nonetheless. Secondly, the clientele on this ship seems to be very Caucasian and obviously there are a lot of kids (Most of whom were wearing their princess gowns and tiaras!). Less
Cabin review: 6116
Cabin 6116 - great cabin but situated about exactly midway from 2 sets of stairs which made for a long walk no matter which direction you turned. Plastic mouldings in room seem cheap and creak with the movement of the ship.
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