Disney Fantasy Review

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Launched in 2012, Disney Fantasy is a sister ship to Disney Dream, but with a different décor and the addition of AquaLab, an 1,800-square-foot water play area that features pop jets, geysers, and bubblers, as well as other improvements. Disney Fantasy offers weekly seven-night cruises from her Port Canaveral home port, which is within driving distance of Florida’s Orlando airport and theme parks, making it convenient to combine a Walt Disney World vacation with a Disney cruise. She is one of the few Disney ships that sails only weeklong itineraries.

Disney Cruise Line’s largest ships are also their most lavish vessels, distinguished for their classic early-20th-century design—which is reminiscent of the golden age of ocean travel—and their state-of-the-art technology. Playful design accents cleverly incorporate the images of Disney characters and themes without overpowering the stylish decor. Artwork showcases the creativity of Disney artists and animators. The atmosphere is never stuffy.

As on their earlier ships, vast areas are devoted to children's activity centers, outdoor activity areas, and swimming pools. The AquaDuck is a unique 765-foot-long water coaster that propels kids and adults alike on a thrill-filled ride up, down, and around four outside decks, over the side of the ship and through the forward funnel.

Theaters cater to family entertainment with large-scale production shows, movies, dances, lively game shows, and even 3-D movies. Adults-only hideaways include an avenue of bars and lounges tucked into deck four aft; Meridian Lounge, located between the specialty restaurants; and Cove Café, a quiet spot adjacent to the adult pool to relax with coffee or a cocktail.

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