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By Ashley Kosciolek
Cruise Critic Editor

Disney Fantasy Overview

The youngest ship in Disney Cruise Line's four-vessel fleet, the 2,500-passenger (4,000 max occupancy) Disney Fantasy debuted in March 2012 and is geared toward seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries (including a stop at Castaway Cay, DCL's private island).

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About Disney Fantasy


Pro

Phenomenal kids clubs, unbelievable entertainment and plenty of adults-only spaces

Disney's price point is higher than that of other cruise lines

Bottom Line

Kids will love it, but so will adults


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There's no neon, jam-packed bar or bank of glittery ascending elevators in Disney Fantasy's marvelous three-deck atrium -- just a bronze statue of Minnie Mouse, a grand piano, marble floor, a curving staircase and enough art nouveau flourishes to keep would-be designers in awe for days. (The chandelier alone is a jaw-dropper.) The entire affair takes its cue from a peacock, so there are feathery swirls aplenty -- even in the metalwork gracing the walls -- and a rich Caribbean palette of blue, green and gold. Interior balconies on all sides provide excellent vantage points for the events held there, including performances (vocal and instrumental), character greetings and even a tree-lighting ceremony at Christmas.

The ship boasts many other fun touches, too, including the AquaDuck water coaster, an innertube water slide that circles above the pool deck; magical portholes showing real-time sea views in inside cabins; the uber-deluxe Remy French restaurant; and sophisticated venues for teens and adults. Notably, children can enjoy some of the best kids clubs at sea -- the result of a 2017 refurb -- featuring the Marvel Super Hero Academy and Star Wars Command Post. Public spaces remain a sea of polished wood and Disney artwork, and cabins are spacious with thoughtful touches like divider curtains and USB charging outlets.

At the risk of sounding cheesy, what's amazing about Disney cruises is that they bring magic to everyone onboard, from solo cruisers and adult couples to families, without shoving it down anyone's throat. There's a delightful balance of kid- and family-focused activities and adults-only pursuits that ensures the little ones and even the most kid-phobic of travelers will have a great time.

Fellow Passengers

Disney's primary market, of course, is families, especially those with young kids. However, teen cruisers will find much to like in the venues geared toward them. Beyond that, Disney has strong appeal for multigenerational travelers, and its spa, bar district and alternate dining facilities mean that adults of any age will find their own spaces onboard. The passenger makeup is dominated by American and Canadian travelers.


Disney Fantasy Dress Code

The dress code is casual during the day and resort casual most evenings. Think jackets for men, but no ties, and pants outfits or summer dresses for women. Shorts are allowed in the main dining rooms. (Note: While jeans are allowed in Palo, shorts and flip-flops are not.) Dress-up is part of the Disney shtick, however -- be it princess gowns for young girls or tuxes for dads. Many passengers dress to the nines on Fantasy's sole semiformal evening, and you'll be shocked at how many people throw themselves into pirate night, so pack your eye patch and fake parrot.


Disney Fantasy Gratuity

Gratuities can be prepaid or added to your onboard account, and they are given to dining room servers and stateroom attendants. The rate is $12 per person, per day and there's an automatic 15 percent levy for service on alcohol and 18 percent on spa and salon services.


Disney Fantasy Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2018 Best for Families
2017 Best Overall
2017 Best for Cabins
2017 Best for Dining
2017 Best for Embarkation
2017 Best for Entertainment
2017 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2017 Best for Public Rooms
2017 Best for Service
2017 Best for Value
2017 Best for Families
2016 Best Overall
2016 Best for Cabins
2016 Best for Dining
2016 Best for Embarkation
2016 Best for Entertainment
2016 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2016 Best for Public Rooms
2016 Best for Service
2016 Best for Shore Excursions
2016 Best for Value
2016 Best for Families
2015 Best Overall
2015 Best for Cabins
2015 Best for Dining
2015 Best for Embarkation
2015 Best for Entertainment
2015 Best for Public Rooms
2015 Best for Service
2015 Best for Value
2015 Best for Families
2014 Best Overall
2014 Best for Cabins
2014 Best for Dining
2014 Best for Embarkation
2014 Best for Entertainment
2014 Best for Public Rooms
2014 Best for Service
2014 Best for Value
2014 Best for Families
2013 Best Overall
2013 Best for Cabins
2013 Best for Dining
2013 Best for Embarkation
2013 Best for Entertainment
2013 Best for Public Rooms
2013 Best for Service
2013 Best for Value
2013 Best for Families

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Disney Fantasy Ship Stats

  • Crew: 1,458
  • Launched: 2012
  • Decks: 14
  • Passengers: 2,500
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • CDC Score: 100
Disney Fantasy Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 3.5 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.5 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 2.5 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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jathomas0919
Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cruise Review, but as I look to book my next cruise, I read all these bitter reviews about the Disney Fantasy so here goes a Review from a Newlywed couple in their upper 20s with no kids on their honeymoon...Read More
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Hilltdfamily
Sail Date: Mar 2019
Disney fans who took our 1st D cruise. Service was amazing, activities varied, food disappointing. Often difficult to find locations on ship even using maps. Pools & elevators always crowded. Stairs to Aqua Duck got...Read More
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GoBlue99
Sail Date: Feb 2019
BACKGROUND: This cruise was a birthday cruise for my older daughter who is turning 5. We also have a 20 month old girl. We thought about doing the theme parks, but figured that is more stressful and we’d wait...Read More
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joyk100
Sail Date: Jan 2019
Disney knows that most adults want to be a kid again. This cruise filled that "little kid spot" in my soul. It's always fun and a little thrilling to see Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy and Cinderella!...Read More

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