A Sneak Peak of the Disney Fantasy

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The Disney Fantasy

Imagine a vacation where mom and dad can relax in a seaside spa, while the kids enjoy fun activities and interactions with Disney characters.  On the Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship, the Disney Fantasy, it’s all possible.

I had the chance to check out the Disney Fantasy on a three-day media preview trip, and I’m already planning to visit next year with my whole family.  Although I’ve never cruised before, I was so impressed with how well the Disney Cruise Line operates.  They really think of everything that families need.

There are loads of things for families to do on board, including two different kids clubs, Broadway-style shows, a water coaster, a full-service spa, three family sit-down restaurants, and a movie theater.  In addition, the ship stops at several different ports in the Caribbean, depending upon the 7-day itinerary you choose.  On my trip, we only stopped at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, which is a fun spot with gorgeous views of the Caribbean.

castaway cay

Castaway Cay

The staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are a good size based upon cruise standards (which are small), and my stateroom with verandah had absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean.  I enjoyed ordering breakfast from room service in the morning (included in your cruise fare) and eating it on the verandah.  The food quality is average to above average for the included meals.  There are two high-end restaurants (for an additional fee) which I did not have the chance to try.

Insider Tip for the Disney Fantasy:

Arrive early on your first day.  While you won’t be allowed in your stateroom right away, you can bring on a day bag with essentials.  The earlier you arrive, the longer your first day on the ship is

This is a guest post by Jodi Grundig of Family Travel Magazine. Photos are courtesy of Jodi Grundig. Follow Jodi on Twitter.  This cruise was provided at no cost for purposes of review.

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2 Responses to “A Sneak Peak of the Disney Fantasy”

  1. Irene says:

    If only Jodi let us know whether she managed to get back there or not! Nancy, have you ever considered visiting one of the Caribbean islands? Maybe you should take into account giving Curacao a chance, it’s an island filled with history, plenty of things to see, but also great beaches…

  2. @Irene
    Looks like you haven’t had a chance to ready my post on “Things to See in Curacao.” http://www.nancydbrown.com/2011/08/12/best-things-to-see-and-do-in-curacao-dutch-caribbean.html Lovely island!

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