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We sailed on the Dream in 2013 and thought it was a wonderful experience. In 2015 we sailed with Royal Caribbean and found it hard to choose between them. Now after this Western (changed after Hurricane Irma) Caribbean 7 Day on the Fantasy I now know that RC is the better choice for us. For cruisers with children, perhaps this is a great experience, but for us without kids its just not a great value. RC has better food, variety, dining arrangements and dining locations. It pains me to say this, but RC also has better on-board entertainment and activities for adults. Additionally our spa interactions were weighed heavily with unwelcome add-on pressure. On the positive side, Disney does have a great staff. We had to visit the medical center and they were very professional and caring. Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze. Not Disney's fault, but our cruise was changed to Grand Cayman, which uses tendering. A miserable experience. Overall, we could not shake feeling some disappointment that Disney charges a premium price but for our situation does not offer a premium experience. We are going to Alaska next year and can't see booking Disney.

No longer consider Disney great for adults without kids.

Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by Fish42

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
We sailed on the Dream in 2013 and thought it was a wonderful experience. In 2015 we sailed with Royal Caribbean and found it hard to choose between them. Now after this Western (changed after Hurricane Irma) Caribbean 7 Day on the Fantasy I now know that RC is the better choice for us.

For cruisers with children, perhaps this is a great experience, but for us without kids its just not a great value. RC has better food, variety, dining arrangements and dining locations. It pains me to say this, but RC also has better on-board entertainment and activities for adults. Additionally our spa interactions were weighed heavily with unwelcome add-on pressure.

On the positive side, Disney does have a great staff. We had to visit the medical center and they were very professional and caring. Embarkation and debarkation were a breeze.

Not Disney's fault, but our cruise was changed to Grand Cayman, which uses tendering. A miserable experience.

Overall, we could not shake feeling some disappointment that Disney charges a premium price but for our situation does not offer a premium experience. We are going to Alaska next year and can't see booking Disney.
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