This week I took my first look at the new Disney Fantasy in Port Canaveral. It was thorough 5-hour guided tour of the entire ship (as only can do it). But I appreciate the chance to see not only all the public spaces, but most of the cabin categories and a chance to sample the food as well.
What I like best:
Disney builds elegant . If you are familiar with Walt Disney World …think Resort and not . Disney Cruise Line builds beautiful ships with hand milled woodwork, marble and artisan quality details throughout. The décor and attention to detail makes these some of the most beautiful ships afloat.
Disney for Adults. Don’t dismiss a Disney Cruise because you think it will be over-run by kids. These are purpose built ships with areas designed for kids and separate pools, lounges, and entertainment for adults-only.
For the kid in all of us! Disney magic appeals to the kid in all of us, which makes this one of my top recommendations for multi-generational travel. Grandparents will enjoy this cruise as much as the kids (so mom & dad can relax too!)
Not so much:
The food was disappointing, but then we ate lunch in the buffet and not in a restaurant. I was hoping to have a restaurant meal because I’ve been hearing mixed reviews from clients lately on food quality. This is surprising to me since one of the best meals I’ve ever had at sea was on-board the in 2002.
The Fantasy is a big ship. At 128,000 tons with a capacity of 4,000 passengers, the Fantasy is a big Ship. Since I prefer smaller ships, The Disney Magic is still my favorite Disney Ship because of her smaller size, more intimate cruise experience and art deco design that is reminiscent of the grand age of cruising. But this is a personal preference that won’t keep me from recommending Disney Fantasy cruise to guests that like the bigger ships.
For more information on planning a Disney Cruise vacation contact:
Kathleen Peters, KMP Travel – Cruise Planners