“Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean; March 16th”
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Sailed on the March 16th Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean itinerary. The ship is gorgeous and we had a wonderful time. My husband and I are in our early 50's and our daughter is 16. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service, particularly Palo for dinner and Remy's for the champagne brunch. Our daughter went to Vibe and met some nice girls whom she then spent time with throughout the cruise. We recommend late dining for families with older children. That provides plenty of time to relax on your balcony after a shore excursion with a glass of wine (you can bring your own bottles on board for consumption in your suite) and a plate of cheese from Room Service. Then off to the shows at 6:15 (we never had an issue getting a seat) followed by dinner at 8:15. The atmosphere in the dining room was family friendly, but there aren't tons of little children for the later seating. Contrary to other reviews, it's great for adults and older teens; lots of fun activities, beautiful clubs and we found a nice spot to relax in the sun on Deck 12 (Forward) that was not restricted to over 18's, but was quite peaceful. Lots of opportunities to see the characters (and be photographed with them) and the line-ups were never more than 10 minutes. We only lined up for fuzzy characters; my daughter was never into the princesses, so perhaps the line-ups were longer there. Did the Stingray swim in Grand Cayman and the Cozumel Adventure Park and both were a lot of fun. We were blessed with spectacular weather, so we just relaxed at Castaway Cay and didn't do any organized activities. Food well exceeded our expectations (scallops, lobster, escargots, wild boar, Ahi tuna; and that was just in the regular dining rooms!) and the ship is gorgeous. Wonderful family vacation!
Disney Fantasy Cruises to the Western Caribbean
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Cabin review:

Cabin 6690; Level 5E; We booked this on a guaranty and were provided with this room. It has a huge aft balcony and was fantastic. We had two small chairs, a table and a lounger. There is a metal railing, so you can't see out when on the lounger, but that was no problem at all for us. The room is lovely with a couch that converts to a single bed and a queen bed with a curtain that divides them. The split bathroom was perfect for us and there was lots of storage. No long waits for the elevators ever and it was easy to take the stairs.

Port and Shore Excursions

I can't speak to the excursions, but we were all of 45 minutes in the shopping area that has been created for cruise passengers. Not my taste at all, to be honest. Crowded, with vendors shouting at you and pretty tacky merchandise.
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