First cruise, and it will certainly not be my last with Disney.: Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by Frugalman
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First cruise, and it will certainly not be my last with Disney.
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
One of the Ports of call, Costa Maya, was disappointing. Disney could eliminate that port, in favor of two days at Disney's own island Castaway Cay. The beaches on this island are of white sand. The adult beach (18 and over) on this island features water so clear for snorkeling that it must be seen to be believed. It is calm and peaceful. The family beach is mayhem, the water murky from heavy activity but great fun for the younger ones. Scuba diving in Cozumel is wonderful, and the water in April around 80 degrees.
We will definitely take another, and possibly more, Disney cruises, with Mickey and the gang in full attendance all the time. Unfortunately, young families often have a toddler or infant with them. That can't be helped. Having grandparents along for the trip helps that problem. That often looked like no fun for the little one or the adult in charge. It appeared to me that children age 5 and above had a great time. Most of them, including my 8 and 11 year old grandchildren were entirely, completely spent by the last day! (So were their parents, and my wife, and I). What an absolutely wonderful cruise! Less
Cabin was a small room with verandah. The view was spectacular, but spent little time in the room.
Port and Shore Excursions
Scuba - Certified
Dolphin Swim & Encounter
Scuba - Certified
Carnival; never again
Very fun and comfortable
First and last Carnival cruise
Best Family Vacation Yet...
Fun for the Entire Family
Pretty ship, not worth the $. ...