Full of Entertainment: Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by agbells
Overall Member Rating
Full of Entertainment
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Disney Fantasy ship was awesome; it had all the entertainments for all ages. Movies were great too, we got to watch Maleficent on board, as well as Muppets Most Wanted and Captain America (pretty much all of disney owned movies).
The staterooms were spacious and clean.
Staffs were excellent. A+++ for all services. They totally make you feel like welcomed and comfortable.
Food were good too; yeah there are some dishes weren't great, but for the most part, all the food were not bad. There are also adults only dining, I thought that was a great idea for parents who just want some alone time. They can drop their kids off at the kids area (which will keep them occupied and entertained) and have a nice quiet meal.
I love that not only can families have a good time, if you are going with no kids, you More can also enjoy yourself too. there are plenty of areas for 18+ and over only so you won't hear and see any kids running around.
I understand that Disney cruiseline is more on the expensive side, but I can see why. All the entertainment and details they put on the ship is more extensive than other cruise lines. All those disney characters walking around to take pictures and entertain the kids; all the different technologies for children and teenagers to play around the ship - i was a bit jealous that I was not a kid. haha. I wish I can be a kid so I can play with all the activities they have to offer for them. Less
our stateroom was incredible; it was spacious and always clean. When I cruised with Carnival, my room was not this big. I like how there's a small living room which allowed me to put suitcases and hang wet bathing suits. The balcony is a plus; i would have been just as happy without the balcony. the bed was really comfortable, sheets were warm. the AC worked properly. I like that it's a split bath, where one room is toilet w/ sink; the other room is bath with sink. so two people can get ready at the same time, you don't have to wait for one person to finish using the bathroom. the tub is a circular tub and it has a regular removable shower head and also a rain shower head; i thought that was really cool for a cruise to have. After a long day in the sun and your body is lathered in sun block, taking a rain shower was incredible.
Port and Shore Excursions
disney's private island!!! it is awesome! you have the family beach section for kids to go on water slide and snorkeling. Then there's the adult section -- super quiet for adults to relax and go sun bathing.
water are super clear; at the adult beach, i found conch, starfish, and tons of sand dollars. Lot of pretty seashells as well.
at 11:30, they serve food at the adult and family sections... it's a BBQ fest. Both food area serve the same food EXCEPT the adult area has steaks. both have assorted fresh fruits and soft serve ice cream.
It was really hot. While it was informative, i was ready to go back to the cruise after 1 hour. We did the adult tour for the mayan ruins. Our shuttle took us to the mayan ruins first, then to a tequila factory where we got to sample different types of tequila, and lastly visited a Discover Mexico museum site ( this was not worth it). Lunch was provided -- food was just okay. i rather stay on board and eat cruise food.
i only walked around the port; it's really new looking and nice. Lots of shops that sells jewelries and crafts. You will find souvenir shops as well. Nothing exciting happening here; only thing I bought was a jar of Jamaican jerk sauce.
i really enjoyed this excursion, while it was a bit long i still had a good time. I mean, how often do you get to hold a baby green sea turtle? and feed sea turtles? anyway, it was great. i enjoyed the holding the turtle part. But i don't need to spend so many hours at the farm. Our tour included lunch and we got to go snorkeling in their lagoon -- the lagoon isn't that great; small lagoon with fish and a few turtles.
I wish this excursion is 1-2 hrs long and then go somewhere else like 7 mile beach and go snorkeling there. I rather go snorkeling out in the sea than at their lagoon because their lagoon had a lot of algae.
Amazing family vacation!
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