Those considering a Disney Fantasy Cruise might be interested in learning what makes this cruise ship so amazing. Filled with many activities for children and adults, those taking a cruise on the Fantasy will enjoy everything this ship has to offer.
The Disney Fantasy is designed in an Art Nouveau style with a notable peacock flourish both on the ceiling and on the floor.
The massive stained-glass chandelier has more than 60,000 clear Swarovski crystal beads making up the peacock feathers.
Every Disney Cruise Line ship has an atrium lobby statue celebrating a classic Disney character and for the Disney Fantasy it is Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse who is dressed in vintage fashion with a parasol and steamer luggage at her side.
Disney Fantasy Restaurants
Disney does what is called a dining rotation. There are three main seating restaurants and you will rotate to different restaurants each evening, while keeping the same service team.
Dine in a French-inspired restaurant that makes you feel as though you are in an outdoor space.
As the dinner progresses, the flowers that adorn the ceiling begin to open and the sky above turns dark.
In this restaurant, guests will dine undersea with Nemo & Friends.
During the Animator’s Palate dinner, Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle from Finding Nemo makes a special appearance and interacts with guests.
If your cruise allows for you to visit Animators Palate more than one night, the second night you will get to experience art coming to life.
Each guest is given a chance to create a piece of art that will magically dance across the screen by the end of the night.
This elegant restaurant is inspired by the classic Disney films “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Take time to walk around the restaurant because there are so many beautiful mosaic murals that you might not notice if you don’t.
Cabanas is the place to go for a buffet-style eating experience for breakfast and lunch.
It is self-serve, all you can eat and offers a vast selection of food choices. There will be carving stations, steak, fish and chicken options as well as vegetarian selections.
There is a salad bar, bread station and don’t get me started on desserts!
This is always our go-to for breakfast. While you can eat at the table-service restaurants for breakfast, I enjoy being able to sit with an ocean view for breakfast.
The breakfast has all the traditional American favorites, eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes along with fresh fruit, oatmeal and cereal stations.
When you want to eat poolside, you will have several options: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill and Fillmore’s Favorites.
Each offer everything from burger and fries to salads and wraps.
One of my favorite things about a Disney Cruise is that the ice cream at Eye Scream is FREE!
You will find flavors like strawberry, mango & blueberry that change daily, but there is always Chocolate & Vanilla.
Sweet on You Dessert Shop
If you are looking for something sweet and you’ve had your fill of all-you-can-eat ice cream, check out Sweet on You.
This dessert shop has all the goodies you might find in the Disney Parks like specialty cupcakes, rice krispy treats and candies.
While these do cost extra, they are not outrageously priced.
It even has a gelato bar with over a dozen different flavors and a ton of grab and go snack items.
Disney Fantasy Staterooms
One thing that sets the Disney Fantasy apart from the older Disney ships is that 88% of the staterooms are outside rooms and most have a verandah.
This means that while more expensive than interior rooms, these outside rooms are also easier to reserve.
If you don’t get to stay in a verandah room, don’t worry. The interior rooms are pretty special too.
Each one has a magical port hole that changes during the time of your cruise.
You never know who or what you may see! It is a real treat when you get to see Disney characters appear and kids love the unexpected fun!
No matter which type of Disney Cruise stateroom you stay in, all Disney Fantasy Staterooms feature a spit bath and come with plenty of closet and storage space.
Bathrooms also come with Shampoo, Conditioner, Bodywash, Body Lotion and Hand Soap.
Fun on the Disney Fantasy
The Disney Fantasy is like a floating Disney park, filled with great experiences your entire family will enjoy.
If you are planning a Disney Fantasy Cruise here are the things you can look forward to:
Disney Fantasy Pool Deck
If pool time is what you need, Disney Fantasy offers many different options. There are two pools on the main deck to choose from.
You will find Mickey’s Pool which gives the kids an area to get wet while parents sit nearby, and Donald’s Pool which is the main pool featuring a big movie screen.
There is also a small wading pool with a fountain with plenty of shady spots to sit.
The main feature attraction of Disney Fantasy is the AquaDuck Watercoaster.
One of the best things about the pool deck on the Fantasy is being able to watch movies while you swim & lay in the sun.
This waterslide takes you on a ride around the ship where you will even go over the ocean for a brief period of time!
There is also a Mickey’s Slide for kids under 5’4. This three-story corkscrew slide is supported by a giant Mickey hand.
Younger kids will enjoy splashing in the Nemo’s Reef a water play area featuring pop jets, geysers, and bubblers.
Older kids can enjoy a water play area as well at AquaLab. There are plenty of sprinklers and water gadgets to explore.
Disney Fantasy Play Areas for Kids
This ship was built for kids and they are going to love spending time in the Youth Clubs.
Kids 3-12 can spend time in the Oceaneer Club & Lab can experience the following:
- Andy’s Room: Hang with Hamm, Rex and the rest of the Toy Story gang in an interactive play enviornment
- Star Wars: Command Post: Kids can train with Jedi or X-Wing pilots, connect to legendary spacecraft via an interactive “holotable” and combat First Order Stormtroopers face-to-face!
- Marvel Super Hero Academy: Chidren can get lost in immersive gaming and interactive portals to become an Avenger!
- Pixie Hollow: Children can immerse themselves in the whimsical world of Tinker Bell to dress-up, do craft projects, play games and enjoy stories.
Teen Space on the Disney Fantasy
If you are traveling with teens, you will be glad to know that they have their own space on the Disney Fantasy.
Edge (11 to 14)
Tweens & Teens will have access to computer stations, a massive video gaming wall, a dance floor, and even a special porthole to watch the AquaDuck water coaster.
Like Edge, this is a teen-only zone that features plenty of space to just relax, play games and even get some sun!
Teens will love the private space to be able to be on their own and having a smoothie bar is just an added bonus!
Adult Spaces on the Fantasy
While the kids have plenty of places and spaces to enjoy, including pools and slides, adults have their own retreat at Quiet Cove Pool and the Satellite Sun Deck.
The pool with swim up bar is a perfect place to get away from it all. Take a dip in the plunge pool or sit in the hot tub without worrying about kids splashing around.
Adults can also visit Satellite Sun Deck where they will find comfy reclining chairs and a shallow wading pool that is perfect for cooling off.
Senses Spa & Salon is an adult space that is built for relaxation. Choose your treatment and also take time to treat yourself to the Rainforest Room.
This space will engulf you in aromatic scents as you enjoy some pampering. Take time to indulge in the heated, mosaic tile loungers while enjoying the ocean view.
Broadway Style Entertainment
When taking a Disney Cruise, one thing you can delight in is that the entertainment is top-notch.
There are three main shows on the Disney Fantasy: Aladdin, Frozen, and Disney’ Believe and will be in the Walt Disney Theater.
You will find Preludes, where you can buy snacks, canned sodas and adult beverages just outside the theater.
Pirate Night on Disney Fantasy
During a Disney Fantasy Cruise, you will get to experience Pirate Night.
This is a night when the entire cruise ship will take on a pirate theme. There will be a Pirate Dinner, Show, and even Disney Characters dressed up in their pirate attire.
The night will end with a one-of-a-kind Disney at Sea Fireworks show!
A journey on the Disney Fantasy is such an enchanting experience! It’s filled with great family activities, delicious meals, and unlimited entertainment. What more could you ask for?
Have you had a chance to take a trip on the Disney Fantasy? What was your favorite part of the cruise ship?