Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship: Complete Guide

The Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship joined the fleet in 2012, becoming the fourth Disney Cruise Line ship. It had a ten-year reign as the newest ship in the fleet until the arrival of the Disney Wish in 2022. So what do you need to know if you’re considering taking a cruise on the Disney Fantasy? Here’s an in-depth look at guest staterooms, activities, restaurants, entertainment, and more onboard this fantastic ship.

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In This Guide:

  • Ship Overview
  • Rotational Dining
  • Adult-Exclusive Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Lounges, Bars & Snacks
  • Room Service
  • Pools & Splash Pads
  • Oceaneer Club
  • Oceaneer Lab
  • Broadway-Style Shows
  • Pirate Night / Fireworks

Midship Detective Agency

  • Spa & Salons
  • Itineraries & Ports
  • Deck-By-Deck Guide
  • How To Book

Disney Fantasy Ship Overview

The Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship at sea

Image © Disney

The arrival of the Disney Fantasy in 2012 marked what many saw (at the time) as the “completion” of Disney’s fleet, bringing the total number of ships to four. Disney Magic and Disney Wonder had launched more than a decade earlier in the late 1990s, followed by the Disney Dream in 2011.

While the launch of the Dream one year earlier had consumed some of the pent-up demand for a new Disney Cruise ship, the Fantasy’s arrival was still a source of excitement for avid cruisers. Like the Dream, Imagineers planning the Fantasy were able to take advantage of all the experience and technological advances they’d perfected since the launch of the first ships. Innovations such as the AquaDuck water coaster and an onboard mystery game featuring interactive artwork, the Fantasy offers lots to keep its Guests occupied.

As you arrive at the port and approach the Disney Fantasy, you might notice Dumbo and Timothy on the ship’s stern. Dumbo’s 7-foot ear span and 2,300 weight — contrasted against their apparent size compared to the rest of the ship — help drive home the true size of this amazing floating city.

Inside, the three-decks-tall grand atrium lobby of the ship pays homage to the golden age of steamliner travel. A statue of Minnie Mouse — in period-appropriate garb and with luggage in tow — greets passengers embarking on their seafaring adventure.

This central hub of activity is decorated in an Art Nouveau motif, with designs reminiscent of peacock feathers repeated throughout.

From the atrium, take gleaming glass elevators to your stateroom or to any of the restaurants, theatres, pools, and activities scattered about the ship’s 14 passenger decks.

How Does Disney Fantasy Compare to Other Disney Cruise Ships?

The Disney Fantasy is a sister ship to the Disney Dream ; the two ships, which launched within roughly a year of one another, are generally the same in terms of construction. That said, some similar areas on each ship are themed slightly differently from one another — the nightclub district, for example, offers entirely different venues on each ship. The Fantasy (and Dream) are significantly larger than the two original ships ( Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ) but remain slightly smaller than the Disney Wish .

The Disney Fantasy is one of the “mid-sized” ships in the Disney Cruise fleet, at least based on what we now about the remaining Disney Cruise ships currently being built . It is larger than the classic ships, but will be well below the gargantuan size of the ship Disney is planning to launch in Singapore in 2025.

Disney Fantasy is one of only two ships in the fleet to offer the AquaDuck water coaster, the Remy adult-exclusive fine dining restaurant, and virtual portholes (with live camera views of the outside) for its inside staterooms.

Should I Pick the Fantasy or a Smaller/Larger Ship?

Ship size is usually a matter of personal preference depending on how importantly you rank the various pros and cons.

Smaller ships such as the Magic and Wonder are generally easier to navigate on foot – indeed, you’re just a short walk away from the restaurants or virtually anything else onboard. My wife and I tend to prefer the smaller ships for this very reason — but I can honestly say we’ve never found the difference compelling enough to steer us toward solely booking the smaller ships. Interestingly enough, Katie and I have sailed onboard the larger ships more than the smaller ones, even though we prefer the smaller ones.

We at MagicGuides also tend to recommend smaller ships for first-time cruisers as they might feel a bit less overwhelming — but again, it’s not a major consideration. My first Disney Cruise (and my first cruise ever, for that matter) was on the Disney Fantasy’s sister ship the Disney Dream; I never felt overwhelmed during my maiden voyage and you likely won’t either.

On the other hand, some repeat cruisers love larger ships such as the Disney Fantasy because the larger size is simply just a bit more impressive and immersive. There’s no doubt that the larger size fully envelops you in the action. That first glimpse of the ship in port as you arrive for your cruise — and its looming presence at every port along the way, almost become a point of pride for cruisers.

Larger ships such as the Fantasy are at a disadvantage in smaller ports where they might simply not fit, but this usually is not a concern. Disney wisely plans its itineraries to avoid this issue wherever possible, though some ports are so small that virtually every cruise ship has to rely on tsmaller boats to ferry you to shore (known as tendering ).

A bigger ship means more passengers, so onboard venues are larger as a result. Luckily, the larger restaurants, theaters, and pools do a great job of handling the additional passengers so it rarely feels crowded. Those larger venues also give you more options; you can pick a lower or upper balcony seat at a movie theatre, for example, or you might simply have more shops/lounges to choose from. But don’t worry that it’s too big — the Imagineers who designed the ship pulled out their bag of design tricks such as forced perspective, which means you can still find cozy spots onboard that almost make it feel like you have the ship to yourself. Sailing during slower times can also help.

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Disney Fantasy Staterooms

A bed, couch, and desk, in front of a sliding glass door leading to a verandah balcony

Choosing your own private room onboard the ship is a major part of planning your Disney Cruise. Your stateroom (AKA your passenger cabin) serves as your hotel room at sea. It’s where you’ll spend a decent portion of your waking hours — and where you’ll sleep each night.

The Disney Fantasy boasts 1,250 staterooms, most of which offer outside views through a porthole window or a private verandah (balcony). There are four primary types of staterooms on the ship; each of those four types is further divided into multiple categories and subcategories. Your choice of stateroom is one of the biggest factors in the how much a Disney Cruise costs , because the per-person cost can increase depending on the stateroom category.

Here is a brief list of the room types offered onboard. They’re listed here generally from least expensive to most expensive, though there may be some price overlap. For a more in-depth look at each of these room types, including complete descriptions and photos, check out our Disney Cruise Staterooms article.

Inside Staterooms on Disney Fantasy

An inside stateroom on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy

Inside Staterooms are the smallest Guest rooms on the ship, but are still larger than those found on some other cruise lines. Luckily they’re wisely designed to offer plenty of room for everyone and their luggage.

These staterooms have no porthole window and no balcony, but on the Disney Fantasy they do feature something called a “magical porthole.” That’s a circular video screen which provides live video from the outside, along with occasional character sightings.

Inside staterooms are offered in standard and deluxe variants, with standard being the smaller of the two. The standard version is also the only regular stateroom category on the ship which does not feature a split bathroom configuration. A split bathroom has a toilet & sink in one section, with a shower & sink in the other; this provides the handy benefit of allowing two people to get ready at the same time.

  • 11C:   Deck 2
  • 11B:   Decks 5, 6, 7
  • 11A:   Decks 8, 9, 10
  • 10A:   Decks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Oceanview Staterooms on Disney Fantasy

An oceanview stateroom with bed and couch on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy

Oceanview staterooms offer an outside view through a porthole window. Note that the window does not open.

There are two major choices within this category: a  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom which is similar in layout to many other staterooms on the ship, and a  Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom  which is larger and offers many additional features geared toward larger families. Family staterooms generally hold more people than other staterooms onboard.

  • 9D (obstructed porthole with limited ocean view) :   Decks 6, 7, 8
  • 9C (obstructed porthole) :   Decks 7, 8
  • 9B:   Deck 2
  • 9A:   Decks 5, 6, 7, 8
  • 8C: Decks 5, 6
  • 8B: Decks 7, 8, 9
  • 8A: Decks 5, 6

A large porthole window with padded seating

A giant porthole with padded cushion, found in some Family Staterooms | Image © Disney

Verandah Staterooms on Disney Fantasy

Deck chairs and a small table on a Disney Cruise Ship verandah

A typical stateroom verandah layout | Image © Disney

Verandah staterooms offer a private outside balcony which can be accessed through glass doors in your room. Most verandahs have see-through metal railings, but don’t fret if you have a toddler cruising with you — they also have clear plexiglass sheets on them for safety. Note that a few verandah category staterooms have solid metal partitions or are otherwise somewhat obstructed.

  • 7A:   Decks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • 6B: Decks 5, 6, 7
  • 6A:   Decks 8, 9
  • 5C:   Decks 6
  • 5B:   Decks 7, 8
  • 5A:   Decks 9, 10
  • 4E (oversized verandah, some with whitewall) :   Deck 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • 4C:   Deck 6
  • 4B: Decks 7, 8
  • 4A:   Decks 9, 10

Deck chairs on an enclosed verandah

Category 7A Enclosed Navigator’s Verandah | Image © Disney

Concierge Staterooms on Disney Fantasy

A lush bed and inviting verandah

Concierge Family Stateroom | Image © Disney

Concierge staterooms offer additional personalized services , concierge staff, and access to an exclusive Concierge Lounge and sun deck. Concierge offerings range from the typical stateroom layout to one-bedroom suites and the frankly mind-blowing Royal Suites (which take up an entire corner of Deck 12!).

  • 3A:   Decks 11, 12
  • 2B:   Decks 11, 12
  • 2A:   Deck 12
  • 1A:   Deck 12

A plush bed and sofa with a verandah balcony

Concierge One-Bedroom Suite | Image © Disney

An expansive suite living room and dining room with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows

Concierge Royal Suite | Image © Disney

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Disney Fantasy Dining and Lounges

A themed dining room with columns shaped like giant paintbrushes

It’s common knowledge that dining is an important part of the cruise experience , and the Disney Fantasy certainly lives up to those expectations. Onboard, you’ll find three main dining restaurants, two elegant adult-exclusive specialty dining options, a nightclub district and several lounges, plus plenty of places to grab a quick meal or a snack.

Rotational Dining Restaurants on Disney Fantasy

Like all Disney Cruise Ships, the Disney Fantasy offers rotational dining during the nightly dinner service. This concept is a Disney Cruise Line dining innovation; you’re pre-scheduled to visit a different restaurant on each night of the cruise with no need to make individual reservations. And you’ll have the same servers each night, so they’ll get to know you and your food preferences.

Dinner at these three restaurants is included in the cost of your Disney Cruise .

Animator’s Palate

Animator’s Palate is the flagship dining experience on the Disney Fantasy. It offers a fan-favorite menu along with a taste of the magic of animation.

The menu is inspired by the cuisines of Asia, California, and the Pacific. Be sure to try the black truffle pasta purseittes, a personal favorite of mine (and of many other repeat cruisers). You’ll also find butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, polenta cake with tomatoes and mushroom, a lemon-thyme marinated chicken dish, beef tenderloin, and much more.

Your dinner also includes one of several shows which focus on the art of animation.

In one version of the show — known as Undersea Magic — interactive digital animation of the Finding Nemo characters allows you to talk with Crush! It’s very similar to EPCOT’s Turtle Talk with Crush.

Animated Turtle Crush talks with diners at their table

In another version of the show — known as Animation Magic — you get a chance to become an animator! Start out by drawing your own character on a special paper placemat, then watch in awe as Sorcerer Mickey brings them to life at the end of your meal! I had a chance to do this on another Disney ship… it really does feel like magic!

  • Enchanted Garden

The atmosphere of this French countryside conservatory truly does feel enchanted; it magically changes from daytime to sunset to nighttime, all during the course of your dinner! Light fixtures transform and flowers “bloom” as your meal proceeds.

A fountain with Mickey Mouse atop serves as the centerpiece of a conservatory-themed dining room

Enchanted Garden offers a farm-fresh continental cuisine menu; My wife loves the lobster ravioli, while I’m always impressed by the unique curried carrot & apple soup. You an also enjoy the Ahi tuna and avocado tower, a lovely sea bass, marjoram-scented chicken, or pork tenderloin. Round out the meal with a tempting dessert of steamed lemon buttermilk pudding, banana sundaes, chocolate tortes, and almond meringue cake. Don’t be shy — order more than one!

Enchanted Garden sometimes serves as an alternate breakfast and lunch option (versus the primary onboard buffet Cabanas ).

  • Royal Court

An elegantly-set dining table with white tablecloth

You’re invited to a royal feast at this elegant restaurant inspired by the greatest animated princess tales Disney has ever made. You’ll see nods to Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and many more classics.

Your four-course royal feast includes French- and American-inspired options. I love anything with pomegranate so I always order the pomegranate-glazed duck breast. There’s also spinach soufflé, and iced lobster and jumbo shrimp cocktail, avocado citrus salad, French onion soup, beef tenderloin with lobster medallions, and many more tempting choices. For dessert, indulge in a crunchy and creamy crème brûlée or enjoy a peanut butter mousse.

Royal Court may also serve an alternate breakfast or lunch service on some days.

Adult-Exclusive Dining on the Disney Fantasy

Disney cruises are certainly family-friendly, but there are still options which cater solely to adults because everyone needs a little time to themselves. One of the best adult-exclusive offerings on the Disney Fantasy is its duo of elegant specialty restaurants . So send the kids off to the Oceaneer Club, put on some nice clothes, and enjoy a date night at Palo or Remy!

Tables in front of floor-to-ceiling windows at Palo restaurant

Palo is the home of memorable Italian cuisine during your cruise. This gorgeous venue includes giant windows overlooking the ocean, providing a perfect backdrop for your meal. Dinner menu items include seared sea scallops, tableside-fileted dover sole, butternut agnolotti, tiramisu, and a signature chocolate soufflé that’s considered one of the most popular items across the entire Disney Cruise fleet. On sea days, a tremendously-popular brunch service is typically offered.

Dining here requires an upcharge and space is usually in high demand; book as early as your onboard booking window allows.

The elegant dining room of Remy on the Disney Dream/Fantasy cruise ships

The most upscale onboard dining experience onboard the Disney Fantasy is Remy. The restaurant, named in honor of the diminutive chef in Ratatouille , transports you to France for a gourmet experience like no other. Dine in the main room, the 900-bottle wine room, or splurge for the luxurious private Gusteau room (complete with a custom multi-course menu).

Dinner at Remy begins with a signature champagne cocktail prepared at your table. Then, it’s a gastronomic adventure designed in part by Chef Scott Hunnel (of Disney World’s Victoria & Albert’s) and Chef Arnaud Lallement (recipient of three Michelin stars and voted by  other Michelin-starred chefs as one of the 10 best chefs in the entire world). A gourmet cheese trolley and selections such as duck, elk, Kobe beef, langoustine, and sablefish are hallmarks of the menu.

On certain cruises, there’s also a highly-demanded champagne brunch as well as a multi-course dessert experience.

Dining here requires a fairly significant upcharge. You’ll want to book as early as possible to have the best chance of securing a spot.

Casual Dining on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Tables in a tropical themed dining room, with columns shaped like palm trees and a giant oceanview window in the background

Cabanas | Image © Disney

Breakfast and lunch are casual meals onboard the Disney Fantasy. So come as you are (just cover up any swimsuits) and grab a quick meal at Cabanas.

This buffet-style restaurant has nearly a dozen food stations offering a mix of American, Asian, and European favorites in an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and lunch.

Décor-wise, you’re clearly “on the beach” here. You’ll find palm trees, “sand castle” artwork, and a Caribbean soundtrack. There’s also an impressive set of mosaic walls, with roughly 194,500 tiny Venetian enamel tiles making up scenes inspired by  Finding Nemo and the Great Barrier Reef.

As to the food, those seeking traditional American Breakfast favorites won’t be disappointed here. You’ll find all the usual morning offerings — custom-made omelets, bacon & sausage, Mickey Waffles, hash browns, and so on. But I always suggest making an effort to also try some of the international offerings that we normally don’t have for breakfast here in the states — perhaps an Asian offering such as rice and miso soup, or a European breakfast of fresh muesli with dried fruits and nuts. Because everything’s included, you can still pile on the Mickey Waffles alongside your more-adventurous choices.

Lunch at Cabanas is a daily-changing mix of chilled and hot choices. Jumbo iced shrimp & crab claws are longtime cruise favorites here, along with hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza, freshly-grilled meats, veggies, and much more.

Cabanas also offers an alternative dinner service most nights. It’s not buffet style at night; a server will present you with a menu and bring your food to you, and it’s usually a rather quiet meal. My spouse and I will sometimes plan to have dinner here on formal night if we don’t feel like packing dress clothes for the cruise.

Lounges, Bars, and Snacks on the Disney Fantasy

There’s always a place to grab a quick bite or a refreshing drink onboard. Whether you’re looking for a snack or a soda, or are seeking something a little stronger , you’ll easily find it on the ship. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Beverage Station

There’s no need to purchase a separate drink package on a Disney Cruise, as most non-alcoholic drinks are included at no additional cost (a rarity in the cruise industry). This self-service beverage station located near the pool offers unlimited refills of sodas, teas, coffees, and other non-specialty beverages.

An adults-only retreat that focuses on specialty coffees and teas during the day, with cocktails in the evening.

A compelling open-air bar on Deck 13 offering expansive views and delightful cocktails. Adults only.

A large lounge area with a stage, and the word

Eye Scream Treats and Frozone Treats

Cool down with all-you-can eat soft-serve ice cream cones (included in the cost of your cruise!), or spend a bit extra to enjoy a specialty smoothie.

Flo’s Cafe: Fillmore’s Favorites, Luigi’s Pizza, and Tow Mater’s Grill

For a quick grab-and-go snack poolside, check out these quick service windows. You’ll find pizza, chicken tenders, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and more.

A couple has a drink at a bar themed to a brightly-lit classical carousel

Part of the Europa nightclub district, this lounge features highlights of Italy. Gather ’round the Carosello bar or settle into an intimate booth to enjoy live music and Italian-inspired cocktails. Adults only.

Meridian Lounge

Supplement your elegant meal at Remy or Palo by having cocktails at this upscale travel-themed lounge conveniently located directly between those two fine dining establishments. Cigars are also offered for purchase.

Minnie’s Sweet on You

Purchase hand-scooped ice cream, baked goods, and candy in this shop. Fees apply.

O’Gill’s Pub

Polish of a pint or two at this Irish pub, featuring live sport on-screen and some of the best American, Irish, and international beer on tap. Adults only.

Three people enjoy drinks in a French-themed lounge

A whimsical atmosphere and a custom private-label Taittinger Champagne are the hallmarks of this lush lounge. Adults only.

A serene lounge on Deck 14 in the forward funnel (red smokestack). This spot is often overlooked due to its secluded location, so it’s a quiet retreat with compelling views (and a great wedding venue, too!).

An secluded lounge with deeply rich colors

  • Senses Juice Bar

Enjoy a healthy drink at this retreat near Senses Spa and Salon. Fresh fruit and vegetables give their all for these nutritious protein- and vitamin-packed beverages.

This adults-only bar provides scenic views of iconic city skylines around the world. Thanks to a little Disney magic, the view out the “window” changes to a different city every fifteen minutes.

A Guest holds a strap, subway-style, in a lounge themed to the London Underground

It’s always London’s swinging ’70s at this mojo-bolstering nightclub. Pick a proper British cocktail or have a cuppa — it’s up to you! Adults only.

Room Service on Disney Fantasy

Most items on the Disney Fantasy’s Room Service menu are offered at no additional charge – you’ll only have to pay for a few specialty items and to tip the crew member who delivers the food to your room.

The standard room service menu usually includes soups & salads, chicken tenders, burgers & dogs, sandwiches & wraps, and hot wings.  You’ll also typically find a few flatbreads or pizzas and perhaps some pasta. Dessert is also offered — usually cookies, cake, or pie.

A favorite among repeat cruisers is the All Hands on Deck , a cheese, fruit, and crackers plate. Kids of all ages will be pleased to know you can also request a Mickey’s Premium ice cream bar – the same kind found at Disney World.

If you don’t mind coming out of pocket, you can add on specialty items such as beer, wine, canned soft drinks, deluxe coffees, juices, and pre-packaged snacks such as candies.

I personally usually skip the upcharge items and just go for the buffalo wings and perhaps a burger.

Best Bets for Each Meal on Disney Fantasy

Below are my personal picks for the best onboard dining options for each meal.

  • Primary option: Cabanas is the number one breakfast spot onboard thanks to its long hours, expansive options, and all-you-care-to-eat service style. Mornings can be rather hectic here, but there’s rarely difficulty in finding a seat.
  • Secondary option: One of the three rotational restaurants usually offers a table-service breakfast, complete with a server who will bring your food and keep your drinks refilled. The menu is a bit more limited than at Cabanas so I usually don’t go this route, but it’s definitely a much quieter option to start your day.
  • Other options: Room service is available, but I tend to steer clear of it for breakfast. Why? First, you need to order in advance via a menu card that you hang on your doorknob the night before and I usually don’t know in advance what will sound good tomorrow morning. Second and more importantly, the room service breakfast menu is extremely limited. It’s a continental sort of menu with juices, coffees, pastries, and cold cereals. All well and good, but no bacon, eggs, sausage, or oatmeal? No thank you. Though I will admit that it’s nice to be able to order coffee and a light pastry to enjoy while watching sunrise from my verandah.
  • Primary option: Like at breakfast, Cabanas is the best lunch option thanks to its wide selection. Iced jumbo shrimp and crab claws are a signature menu item most days and I usually eat my fill of them at least once during the cruise; you’ll also find freshly grilled meats, a wide variety of side items, some interesting international selections, and lots of tempting desserts.
  • Secondary option: The food service windows at Flo’s Café offer an endless supply of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and ice cream cones. These windows are great for folks who want to spend the day by the pool without having to stray too far for a nosh. Even if you’re elsewhere on the ship, heading here is a good option due to their extended hours. More than once we’ve missed lunch hours at Cabanas and had to grab a bite here. They’re also a good choice when you have a late dinner seating but need something to hold you over.
  • Other options : ne of the three main restaurants typically serves lunch with open seating, no reservation required. Room Service is another good option, though there’s sometimes a lunch rush which can delay your food’s arrival a bit. One minor complaint, though: the cloche-covered dishes sometimes mean that my hot wings don’t arrive quite as crispy as I’d like.
  • Primary option: Your assigned rotational dining restaurant is the heart of Disney Cruise dining and shouldn’t be missed. Your dedicated service team follows you all voyage long and will likely become your favorite Crew Members onboard the ship (my wife and I made such a connection with our servers on a 2019 cruise that we still remember their names!). Add in special themed menus and other thoughtful touches, and you’ll quickly see why this is a highlight of each day onboard. We rarely skip it.
  • Secondary option: As an alternative to your pre-scheduled rotational dining restaurant, you might opt to experience Cabanas in a totally new way. Dinner at Cabanas is an entirely different experience than the free-for-all buffet-style offerings that are the mainstay of breakfast and lunch. A host seats you at your table, and a server presents you a menu featuring some of the most popular selections onboard. As I mentioned earlier, my wife and I sometimes go this route when it’s formal night at the main restaurants.
  • Other options: Many cruisers enjoy dedicating at least one night of their cruise to an adult-exclusive meal at Palo or Remy. I personally prefer the idea of going the brunch route there rather than dinner, but that’s just a personal preference. On he other end of the spectrum, you can always grab something from the quick-service windows on the pool deck, or order room service.

Off-Hours Eating and Snacking

  • Primary option: For cravings outside the main meal periods, your best bet is Flo’s Café on the pool deck. Their generous hours and snack-friendly offerings make them a great choice to tide you over between meals. Individual portions tend to be “snack sized” (perhaps 2 or 3 chicken tenders and a few fries), so you won’t spoil your dinner unless you want to.
  • Secondary option: Room Service is available 24/7, up until about 1:30 AM on the last morning of your cruise. It’s the only option for overnight snacking. I’ll occasionally order a few warm cookies and some milk at bedtime, but you can also order 4:00 AM buffalo wings with no judgement.

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Disney Fantasy Pools and Water Slides

Two riders on a raft are propelled by water through elevated tubes on the AquaDuck, a water ride on some Disney cruise ships

The AquaDuck is the premier water attraction onboard the Disney Fantasy. This first-of-its kind (water coaster on a cruise ship) attraction takes its guests on a wild adventure high above the upper decks of the ship.

Guests board a raft and are propelled by jets of water through 765 feet of tubes and open-air slide segments; along the way, you’ll experience a 4-deck drop, a careening curve over the edge of the ship, and a journey through one of the iconic red smokestack funnels.

You don’t have to pay extra to ride the AquaDuck, but you will have to wait in line (sorry, no FastPass, Lightning Lane, or Genie+ here). Lines tend to be longest on Sea Days and shorter when the ship is in port. You might have the best luck if you’re willing to ride while everyone’s ashore at Castaway Cay . Riding earlier or later in the day can also help avoid crowds – just don’t forget to check the operating hours each day in the Navigator app.

To ride solo, Guests must be at least 54″ tall and at least 7 years of age. Children under the age of 7 who are at least 42″ tall and toilet-trained may ride with a companion who is at least 14 years of age.

Pools and Splash Pads

An interactive water play zone on Deck 12. Paint cans, shower heads, pop jets, and more make up the splashy atmosphere of this experimental area concocted by Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Kids can patch leaky pipes, “control” water flow to the AquaDuck, and dodge spills from the Ducky Dinghy. Ages 3+; supervision required for those under age 16.

  • Donald’s Pool

This pool offers a shallow wading area with a deeper center. This is a perfect place to enjoy Disney movies on the giant 24′ x 14′ FunnelVision screen nearby. This pool is sometimes closed during special on-deck events, covered with a retractable floor to offer more deck space.

A rectangular pool in front of a stage and large video screen

Donald’s Pool | Image © Disney

Funnel Puddle

A shallow (approximately 1-foot deep) family friendly pool that’s far removed from the raucousness of the Donald’s and Mickey’s pools. This is the closest thing the Disney Fantasy has to a “quiet pool” that’s still open to all ages; but there’s still a small water fountain feature in the middle that kids love to splash in.

  • Mickey’s Pool & Slide

The shape alone clearly communicates this is designed for kids; The deeper zones of this still-shallow pool are shaped like the friendly face of everyone’s favorite pal, Mickey Mouse. Meanwhile, one of Mickey’s signature white gloves supports a bright yellow waterslide for kids aged 4 to 14 / height 38″ to 64″. May be closed during deck parties.

Mickey-shaped pool and bright yellow waterslide

Mickey’s Pool | Image © Disney

  • Nemo’s Reef

This toddler-friendly splash zone features PIXAR characters spraying water, a child-sized Mr. Ray waterslide, and more — all in a shaded, enclosed, soft-surfaced area. Ages 3 years or younger; swim diapers are required.

Water jets and Pixar characters in Nemo's Reef

  • Quiet Cove Pool

A serene oasis for those 18 and up to get away from the kids for some quiet time. There’s a three-circled pool of varying depths, lounge-style seating in the shallowest segment, a whirlpool spa, and of course plenty of adult beverages nearby.

Quiet Cove Pool and Bar

Satellite Falls Pool

One of the most unique water spaces onboard the Disney Fantasy, Satellite Falls is an adults-only wading pool that features drizzling water directly underneath one of the giant satellite domes on the ship’s upper deck.

Satellite Falls pool underneath a large white dome

Satellite Falls | Image © Disney

Disney Fantasy Kids Clubs and Teen Clubs

Much of Deck 5 on the Disney Fantasy is dedicated to spaces especially designed for younger passengers (thanks in part to space saved by not having casinos onboard the ship ). Here’s a preview of the kids clubs and other youth-friendly spaces onboard the ship.

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club

The Oceaneer Club is the primary kids activity onboard the Disney Fantasy. It’s the place where your kids will probably spend most of their time onboard.

This secure facility is accessible only to kids aged 3-10 and trained youth activities staff — but there are pre-scheduled open houses to allow parents and children to tour the location together. Inside there are tons of kid-friendly spaces and activities, and it’s all included in the cost of your Disney cruise! This amazing kids club is one of the reasons we consider Disney to be the best cruise line for children .

Andy’s Room

Kids are immersed in the world of Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story movies in this play area.

Doctor Strange: Defy the Dark Dimension

Learn the mystic arts from Doctor Strange himself.

Marvel Super Hero Academy

Immersive games and interactive portals let you become an Avenger!

Pixie Hollow

This forest-themed area is the perfect place for storytelling, playing dress-up, and arts & crafts.

Puzzle Playtime with Mickey and Friends

Mickey and pals drop in for fun and games.

Star Wars: Command Post

Undergo Jedi training and face off with Storm Troopers!

Woody’s Round Up

Fun and Games, Storytelling, Singing, and Dancing make for a full-fledged jamboree!

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab

A partner facility to the Oceaneer Club, the Oceaneer Lab offers lots of hands-on activities and experiences for kids ages 3-10.

Animator’s Studio

Learn how to draw your favorite Disney characters – or just entertain your own creative instincts.

Craft Studio

A spot perfectly prepared to indulge creative urges with hands-on creations.

Get the Hook!

A 3-day search through multiple crime scenes to find Captain Hook’s… well, you know.

Disney movies, video games, and occasional structured activities are the order of the day here.

Piston Cup Challenge

Bars of soap form the chassis of your custom-made race car in this fun, hands-on race.

Super Sloppy Science with Professor Make-O-Mess

Meet a world-famous scientist with a penchant for unashamedly messy experiments.

What Goes Up

Learn what makes birds and planes airborne, thanks to a bit of help from the stars of Disney-PIXAR’s  Up .

The Wheelhouse

Pilot your own Disney ship through the Caribbean Sea via video simulation.

Tweens and young teens (ages 11 to 14) have a space all to themselves onboard the Disney Fantasy, and it’s in one of the most exclusive spots on the entire ship: inside the iconic red smokestack funnel on Deck 13! Edge is the perfect place to relax as tweens see fit — a huge video wall, a dance floor, karaoke machines, a game room, and photo booths. The furniture can even be moved around so Guests can make the space their own. A mix of planned activities and unstructured free time keeps things interesting.

Those aged 14 to 17 have a unique indoor/outdoor space made just for them, complete with a super secret entrance! Indoors, teens will find plenty of TVs, video games, and tablets, plus dance parties, karaoke sessions, and group activities. Outside, there’s a private sundeck at the bow of the ship that’s perfect for games, splashing in one of two small pools, and sunbathing.

The outdoor sundeck of Vibe, with small pools and game tables

Vibe outdoor sundeck

it’s a small world nursery!

Tiny cruisers are well cared for in it’s a small world nursery! , an onboard babysitting service for infants and toddlers aged three and younger.

Disney youth counselors watch over the tykes, playing with them, feeding them, and handling diaper changes.

Nominal fees apply, charged by the half-hour (one-hour minimum). Discounts are offered for multiple children in the same family. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. There are no in-room babysitting services onboard.

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Disney Fantasy Entertainment and Activities

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Given Disney’s reputation as an entertainment powerhouse, it’s no surprise that the shows and experiences onboard the Disney Fantasy are of the highest quality.

Broadway-Style Shows in the Walt Disney Theatre

Each night of your cruise, you’ll be treated to a live show in the beautiful Walt Disney Theatre. This includes at least three Broadway-style shows during your cruise, along with other additions (such as family-friendly comedians, ventriloquists, magicians, or even hypnotists) on longer voyages.

Shows are typically offered twice nightly, with times are opposite your dinner time onboard. Those with early dining will see the late show, while later diners will see the early show.

Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

Spectacular special effects and just a little magic from the lamp bring this timeless tale to the stage with music and comedy. Marvel at the Magic Carpet and just try to figure out how Jafar transforms! You’ll also enjoy beloved songs from the film as well as a new one written just for this production.

Disney’s Believe

A true stage spectacular, featuring 300+ costumes, 200+ scenic elements, and a cast of characters assembled to help a daughter provide her hard-working father a bit of perspective on what’s truly important in life.

Frozen – A Musical Spectacular

A lively musical retelling of Anna and Elsa’s journey. Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf are all here to join in the adventure, and of course all the familiar songs are there, too.

Pirate Night / Pirates in the Caribbean Deck Party with Fireworks

Pirate night starts with the delivery of pirate bandanas to your stateroom – then the party moves to your scheduled dining location for the evening, where a special themed menu awaits. Then, head up to the pool deck for a raucous show with high-flying pirates including favorite Disney characters. Finally, the grand finale (and another Disney innovation) – fireworks at sea!

Note: not every itinerary offers a pirate night, and fireworks may be canceled due to weather.

Sailing Away Deck Party

The official start to your cruise on the Disney Fantasy. Your vacation begins when the ship’s horn plays those familiar notes and confetti rains down from the upper decks. Captain Mickey and all his pals are there to join the fun to ensure your trip gets off to a great, high-energy start.

Disney Movies in the Buena Vista Theatre

First-run and classic Disney, LucasFilm, Marvel, and PIXAR films are shown all day long inside the Buena Vista Theatre. Every show is completely free — you don’t even need a ticket! Just check the Navigator app or signs outside the theatre for showtimes, then head inside to find a seat.

This is honestly one of my wife’s favorite things to do onboard the ship. It’s a great way to catch up with films she might have missed throughout the year, or to re-watch one that we haven’t ever seen on a true big screen.

If you find yourself sailing during the premiere of a highly-anticipated Disney film, you don’t have to worry missing out. It’ll be shown practically non-stop in the Buena Vista Theatre, likely following a huge “PremEAR at Sea” showing in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Goofy Golf and Sports Deck

If you prefer your entertainment to be a bit more active, there’s plenty of great recreation to be had on Goofy’s Sports Deck , located on Deck 13 aft.

One of my absolute favorite things to do onboard the Disney Fantasy is to play a round of Goofy Golf. The nine-hole course features plenty of terrible puns, which is right on par (see?) with my terrible sense of humor. It’s completely free to play and you don’t need to reserve a tee time. Just grab a putter and a goofball, er, golf ball — and perhaps a scorecard/pencil if you insist on keeping things official. More hard-core mini-golfers will appreciate that each hole offers two tee locations — one just for fun and one for a slightly more challenging experience.

A miniature golf course hole, complete with silly additions such as an octopus in a bucket of water

Elsewhere on the sports deck, you’ll find other, more mainstream pursuits, such as a basketball court and even a digital sports simulator (fees apply).

Down on deck 4, you’ll also find shuffleboard courts — a classic cruise activity.

If it’s your first time on the Disney Fantasy, I highly suggest setting aside some time on the first few days of your cruise to play the Midship Detective Agency activity that’s offered onboard. Not only is it tons of fun, but it’ll also send you all over the ship — a great way to get your bearings and discover things you might have missed otherwise.

Your adventure starts on Deck 5, where you’ll visit a kiosk to pick up a “badge,” a deck plan / casebook, and instructions on where to find your first clue.

This extensive activity has you seeking out more than 20 interactive artwork displays to find clues and stolen items. Thanks to random gameplay events and “choose your own adventure” dilemmas, it’s easy to play this over and over without getting bored.

A family displays their detective badge to an interactive piece of artwork as part of the game

Depending on the agency’s caseload, you might help Mickey and pals recover some stolen paintings, try to find 99 missing Dalmatians, or follow Pepe the King Prawn’s clues to solve a zany Muppet mystery. The Muppet case is my favorite! See if you can find Pepe the King Prawn’s stateroom door on Deck 5.

Don’t have a ton of time to commit? No worries. Your detective badge tracks your progress, so you can play at your own pace, starting and stopping as you like.

Disney Fantasy Spas and Salons

Disney Fantasy offers a full-service spa onboard the ship, featuring many other health and wellness services.

Senses Spa and Salon

Pamper yourself with spa treatments, salon services, and rejuvenation procedures at this restful retreat onboard Disney Fantasy. Some of the services offered at the spa include Swedish massages, aroma stone therapy, deep tissue massage, acupuncture, facials, teeth whitening, shampoo/cut/style, manicures, pedicures, and more. Even those who aren’t into spa treatments might still be interested in enjoying the Rainforest Room with its various themed shower settings. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, showers, lockers, sandals, and robes round out the offerings. While prices are higher than at spas on land, many repeat cruisers feel that Senses Spa is worth the added expense .

Exclusively for guests aged 13-17, this special area of Senses offers treatments to teens. A parent or guardian must accompany the teen for the duration of the treatment ( solo and combined treatments are offered as an option).

  • Fitness Center

Perhaps you’re a regular exerciser, or maybe you just want to offset several days of all-you-can-eat meals. Either way, you can stay in shape with the offerings at the Disney Fantasy’s onboard fitness center. Whatever your preferred equipment — weight machines, cardio equipment, ellipticals, treadmills, and others — you’re likely to find it here. If you prefer a group experience you can join a yoga, Pilates, or aerobics class. Or, opt for personalized one-on-one training and analysis with a professional trainer.

  • Walking/Jogging Track

I enjoy a nice walk after dinner, so I appreciate that the Disney Fantasy offers an open-air covered walking/jogging track on Deck 4. I like that it’s low enough on the ship to offer some close-up ocean views — especially handy if you’re lucky enough to see wildlife such as dolphins playing alongside the ship. A leisurely stroll is perfectly fine, but jogging is also fair game here if you don’t want to miss your daily run while onboard. You might even recognize off-duty Crew Members getting a bit of exercise.

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Disney Fantasy Itineraries and Home Ports

Port Canaveral

Here’s what’s currently scheduled for the Disney Fantasy:

Disney Fantasy continues its straightforward schedule of cruises in 2024 .

  • January through end of year: Primarily Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral , along with a few Bahamian cruises visiting Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Here’s what the schedule of 2025 Disney Cruises on the Fantasy looks like so far:

  • January through early May: Bahamian Cruises from Port Canaveral
  • Early May and beyond: Not yet released

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Disney Fantasy Deck-by-Deck

Here’s a look at what’s located on each deck of the Disney Fantasy.

  • Health Center
  • Tender Lobbies (ship exit at ports of call)
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-Service Laundry
  • Vista Gallery
  • Category 9B
  • Category 11C
  • Walt Disney Theatre (main level)
  • Animator’s Palate
  • Guest Services
  • Mickey’s Mainsail
  • Sea Treasures
  • Lobby Atrium
  • Buena Vista Theatre (main level)
  • Walt Disney Theatre (balcony level)
  • Europa (nightclub district)
  • O’Gills Pub
  • Port Shopping Desk
  • Shutters Photo
  • Shutters Portrait Studio
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Vacation Planning Desk
  • Atrium (overlook)
  • Buena Vista Theatre (balcony level)
  • “it’s a small world” nursery
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Port Adventures Desk
  • Category 4E
  • Category 6B
  • Category 7A
  • Category 8A
  • Category 8C
  • Category 9A
  • Category 10A
  • Category 11B
  • Category 4C
  • Category 5C
  • Category 9D
  • Category 4B
  • Category 5B
  • Category 8B
  • Category 9C
  • Category 6A
  • Category 11A
  • Category 4A
  • Category 5A
  • Funnel Vision
  • Eye Scream Treats
  • Filmore’s Favorites
  • Luigi’s Pizza
  • Tow Mater’s Grill
  • Frozone Treats
  • Sweet on You
  • Rainforest Room
  • Treatment Salons & Villas
  • Whozits & Whatzits
  • Category 2B
  • Category 3A
  • AquaDuck Entrance
  • Funnel Puddle Pool
  • Concierge Lounge
  • Senses Spa (additional treatment rooms)
  • Category 1A
  • Category 2A
  • Sports Courts
  • Sports Simulator
  • Satellite Falls
  • Currents Bar
  • Concierge Private Sun Deck

Disney Fantasy Fact Sheet

Shipyard (ship’s birthplace).

Meyer Werft – Papenburg, Germany

Maiden voyage

March 31, 2012

May vary — see Itineraries & Ports above

Ship’s Registry

Approximately 130,000 gross tons

22 knots cruising speed

23.5 knots maximum speed

Diesel-based electric

Crew Members

Maximum capacity.

4,000 passengers

1,250 staterooms

  • 901 verandah staterooms (includes 21 suites)
  • 199 oceanview staterooms
  • 150 inside staterooms (12%)

How To Book a Cruise on the Disney Fantasy

While there are many ways to book Disney Cruise Line vacations , we believe the best way to secure your spot on the Disney Fantasy (or any other Disney Cruise ship ) is to work with one of the Disney Cruise experts at our official travel agency partner The Vacationeer .

This Earmarked Diamond level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner , offers absolutely free help planning and booking your cruise . Their group of Disney fanatic travel agents can help you make all the right choices, picking the right ship for your family and helping you choose between a Disney Cruise and other cruise lines such as Princess , Carnival , Norwegian , and Royal Caribbean (they book them all!).

Your cruise won’t cost more than if you’d booked it yourself — it might even cost less ! Their genius-level knowledge of money-saving discounts is one of the many reasons to book with a Disney travel agent .

Another reason? The Vacationeer offers Onboard Credit — free spending money that you can use toward purchases you make while you’re onboard the ship! Use it towards specialty dining, souvenirs, spa treatments, shore excursions , gratuities , and more! Booking through The Vacationeer can earn you up to $1,000 in onboard credit .

And finally, there’s The Vacationeer’s personalized service . You’ll be assigned a single, dedicated agent who’ll handle your cruise arrangements from start to finish . Imagine — never having to wait on hold to speak to yet another agent in a giant call center! Good luck finding that level of service with a nationwide wholesaler !

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While everyone is isolated at home, you may be dreaming of a Disney Cruise Line vacation on the high seas. Since that is not possible at the moment, we are bringing you the next best thing. A virtual tour of Disney Cruise Line‘s fourth cruise ship, the Disney Fantasy!

The Disney Fantasy is the fourth (but not last) ship in Disney Cruise Line ‘s fleet. Chart a course for adventure and wonder, where elegance and sophistication mingle with storytelling and whimsy. Sister ship to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy is a masterpiece of design and engineering boasting Art Nouveau allure alongside modern technological advancements. Set sail for exotic destinations aboard this 130,000-ton marvel while enjoying Disney magic at sea.

The Disney Fantasy, like the Disney Dream , is larger than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder . It also has 14 decks, 1250 staterooms, and can hold around 4000 passengers along with 1450 crew members.

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This is the most comprehensive guide to Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship information on the Internet. Real information to make your voyage on Disney Fantasy as magical as it can be!

Table of Contents

Disney fantasy history, disney fantasy facts & trivia, disney fantasy deck plan.

  • Disney Fantasy Dining
  • Disney Fantasy Entertainment
  • Disney Fantasy Pools
  • Disney Fantasy Sports
  • Disney Fantasy Shopping
  • Disney Fantasy Concierge
  • Other Onboard Services
  • Disney Fantasy Staterooms
  • Disney Fantasy Ports of Call

About the Disney Fantasy

One year after the maiden voyage of the Disney Dream , her twin sister, the Disney Fantasy set sail on March 31, 2012, joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet of ships (including Disney  Magic and the Disney Wonder) .

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship: Minnie Mouse Statue

How Big is the Disney Fantasy?

Over 130,000 tons in weight, the Disney Fantasy is 1115 feet long from bow to stern. The ship was made to be the twin sister of the  Disney Dream.

CAPACITY Passengers: 4000 Staterooms: 1250 Crew (aka "Cast Members"): 1400

The Crew-to-Passenger ratio equals out to one Cast Member for every 2.8 guests!

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

  • The Disney Fantasy is 1,115 feet which is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and longer than the height of New York City’s famous Chrysler Building
  • The interior is decorated in art nouveau style, characterized by geometric designs and bold, solid colors
  • Each of the 4 DCL ships has a unique statue in their atrium lobby. Disney Fantasy's Statue is Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse
  • Mariah Carey is the Godmother of the Disney Fantasy
  • Disney was granted special permission by the U.S. Coast Guard to paint its lifeboats yellow – rather than the traditional regulation color of orange – to preserve the Mickey Mouse color palette of red, yellow and black
  • Staterooms are 25% larger than the current industry average
  • On the carpet in the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream stateroom corridors, a ship’s wheel encompasses a map of the world and nautical flags spell out the name of the ship
  • The stern (back end of the ship) features Dumbo and Timothy
  • The bow (front end of the ship) features Sorcerer Mickey

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

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As you read this page, refer back to this map of Disney Fantasy deck plan often to familiarize yourself with the different locations of Disney Fantasy's attractions. Click it to enlarge.

Disney Fantasy Map or Disney Fantasy Deck Plan

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Like the other ships in the DCL fleet, the Disney Fantasy features "Rotational Dining."

To mix up your dinner dining enjoyment, guests rotate between three main restaurants, offering a  unique dining experience every night. Your server, assistant server and the rest of dinner staff will move with you.

Here are the Disney Fantasy restaurants that are part of the rotational dining.

Enchanted Garden Restaurant on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

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Enchanted Garden

Enjoy dinner in a backdrop that simulates a French conservatory. During the meal, the ceiling changes colors, starting with a vibrant blue color to serve as daytime, transforming to a golden red color to mimic the setting sun, finally finishing in a brilliant night sky full of starlight. 

The light fixtures in the dining room will "bloom" during your meal. It's the subtle effects of this dining room that make it so delightful.

Royal Court Restaurant on Disney Dream Cruise Ship

Royal Court

Dining in the Royal Court places you smack in the middle of a Disney fairytale.

The room's design showcases the classic settings of films such as Snow White , Sleeping Beauty , and Beauty and the Beast.

The wall murals are opulent, classic, and gorgeous. Take some time to gaze at each one.

Disney Fantasy Animator's Palate

Animator's Palate

My favorite interactive dining experience of all Disney themed dining rooms takes place here in Animator's Palate. Disney animations come to life before your eyes. We won't reveal too much of the secret sauce here, but check out my Animator's Palate tips here - make sure to read tips #43-46.

Casual Dining

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Cabanas Buffet

Cabanas is the main buffet restaurant. It tends to be the most highly visited place to eat because of the flexibility in schedule (you can eat pretty much whenever you want) but there is usually plenty of capacity. Cabanas serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (in case you'd like to skip your rotational dining or you're late to the Main Dining seating). Entrees, appetizers, salads, snacks, and desserts of so many varieties are available. Some offerings will change from meal to meal, while others are regular mainstays on the menu. If you find a favorite dish, (Mickey Mouse pancakes anyone?) this can be a nice go-to option for finicky eaters, especially your little ones.

Disney Fantasy Preludes


Disney Fantasy Frozone Smoothies


Disney Fantasy Flo's Cafe

If you don't want to wander too far from the pool, these three foods stations are covered with shade and serve pizza, burgers, chicken nuggets, and chips.

Disney Fantasy Senses Juice Bar


Just like its name implies, purchase fruit & vegetable juice combinations. Found next to Senses Spa and Salon.  Additional fees apply.

Disney Fantasy Sweet on You


Premium ice cream, decadent milkshakes and hand-crafted gelato are highlights of this "sweet shop" that is themed after Mickey and Minnie Mouse shorts. Additional charges apply for the goodies sold here.

Disney Fantasy Beverage Station


The drinks here are FREE. Your options include water, soda, juices, coffee, tea, milk, fruit punch, lemonade, and hot cocoa.

The bars and lounges on board will charge you for sodas, but it is free here. Check out tip #48 on my Disney Cruise Tips to enjoy more free soda.

Disney Fantasy Room Service Menu


Brought to your stateroom

Disney Fantasy's room service menu is impressive. It is almost completely free, and options available at any time of the night or day.

To get more advice about room service, read tips 54-59 of my 101 Disney Cruise Tips .

Exclusive Dining

Looking for an adult only meal? Or something that will make your little one beam for days on end? The Disney Fantasy offers exclusive dining opportunities to fulfill those wishes.

Palo Restaurant on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

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This is a signature Disney dining  experience and it is available only for adults.

In our opinion, the Northern Italian menu is worth the premium fee you pay for it. When you top off the delicious kids-free meal with gorgeous seascapes, you have a brunch or dinner to remember.

Reservations are required and there's a dress code as well, please  refer to our Disney Cruise packing list for suggestions on what to wear.

Remy Restaurant on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

This is the Disney Fantasy's finest dining experience and it is available only for adults.

Dinner at this Parisian themed restaurant is made up of multiple tasting courses. Remy also offers a champagne brunch, a 5-course dessert menu, and Petites Assiettes de Remy featuring small plates and fine wine (only available on the first night of your cruise).

As with Palo, reservations are required and the dress code is mandatory.  Refer to our Disney Cruise packing list for clothing suggestions.

Royal Court Royal Tea on Disney Fantasy

Royal Court Royal Tea

Deck 3 at Royal Court

Little princes or princesses (3 to 12) can join their favorite Disney characters for a tea party. While this tea party has an additional fee, it includes a chance to meet one-on-one with the princesses and take home a few royal gifts.


Every evening on the Disney Fantasy, an exciting entertainment event will be put on in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Guests get to witness performances that are truly Broadway-level in quality. Also frequenting the stage are musicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, hypnotists, or comedians. Sometimes they put up a feature movie on a massive screen. The movie is usually a Disney-owned film that is new or due to theaters.

The Walt Disney Theatre is located on Decks 3 and 4 Forward.

Aladdin the Musical on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Aladdin - a Musical Spectacular

The classic songs and scenes of Disney's adored  Aladdin come to life on the stage in the Walt Disney Theatre on every  Disney Fantasy voyage.  

Frozen the Musical on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

This Fall: Frozen, A Musical Spectacular

On October 26, the Fantasy will enjoy showings of the theatrical production of Frozen. Coincides perfectly with the release of the movie "Frozen 2."

Disney Wishes - shown on Disney Fantasy cruise ship

Disney Wishes

This engaging musical tells the story of three high schoolers who are just about to graduate. Together with beloved Disney characters from classic movies, they learn how to remain a "kid at heart" even while moving to young adulthood.

Disney Fantasy: The Disney's Believe musical

Disney's Believe

Deck parties.

Sail Away Deck Party on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Sail-Away Celebration

Christmas & Halloween Parties on Disney Fantasy cruise ship

Seasonal Celebrations

Disney Fantasy: Pirate Night! See the shows and fireworks!

Pirate Night

Don on your best pirate outfit (puffy shirt, anyone) to get ready for a fun day of pirate activities , character meet and greets, and the best deck party that Disney Cruise Line has to offer.

The night finishes up with a bang, as Disney Fantasy shoots fireworks into the night sky.

Note: some sailings (like some Alaska) don't do the fireworks.

Character Greetings

Meet and Greet Characters on Disney Fantasy

Meet and Greets

I guess we're just big kids, because some of our favorite moments on a  Disney Cruise is meeting our favorite characters.

Pack an autograph book ( see our packing list ) and see how many signatures you can collect.

They mix up the times and characters to meet each day, so keep your eye on the DCL app each day.

Frozen Meet and Greet on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Free Ticketed Events

These events require tickets (they're free at online checkin):

  • Frozen Meet and Greet
  • Princess Gathering
  • Heroic Encounters
  • Star Wars Character Experience

Tickets are limited so reserve them during online checkin . If they are sold out, visit Guest Services as soon as you get on the ship; there are often tickets available there.

Disney Fantasy: Disney Character Breakfast

Character Breakfast

On select 7+ night cruises, you can eat breakfast with Disney and Disney Junior Characters. They go from table to table, posing for photos, giving high fives, and saying hi.

Tickets are FREE, but they are limited. Again, you'll want to jump on these during online check-in .

Disney Fantasy: It's a Small World Nursery


Disney Fantasy Oceaneer Club & Lab for ages 3-12


Disney Fantasy Edge Youth Club for Teens


Adults Only (18 and up)

Disney Fantasy The Tube Nightclub


O'Gills Pub on Disney Fantasy


Meridian Lounge on Disney Dream


Sandwiched between the Palo & Remy restaurants, this is the Dream's martini bar. There is both outdoor and indoor seating. Note: there is a dress code, so check the details before heading in.

La Piazza on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Feels like you're sitting in a picturesque plaza of one of Italy's beautiful cities. We like this bar for a quieter place to relax after enjoying time in The Tube.

Skyline on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship


Disney Fantasy Cove Cafe


More family fun.

Midship Detective Agency: Disney Cruise Interactive Game

Midship Detective Agency

This interactive game will take you all over the ship trying to solve a fun mystery.

On Deck 5, pick up a badge at the kiosk. You'll get clues that lead you to artwork around the ship that comes to life when you wave your badge at it.

There are various stories and randomized possible endings.

D Lounge on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

The whole family is welcome to party the night away at the D Lounge. We have had some legendary Karaoke moments here as a family. Music, games and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions you’ll find here.

Disney Fantasy: Buena Vista Theatre

Buena Vista Theatre

Disney Fantasy: Funnel Vision

Funnel Vision

Funnel Vision is a giant screen that shows Disney movies while you chill on Deck 9 or swim in Goofy’s Pool.

Called “Funnel Vision” because it’s mounted onto the forward funnel of the ship.

It's a huge LED screen, totally state of the art.


Goofy Pool on Disney Fantasy

Mickey's Pool & Slide

Shaped like a Mickey head, this freshwater kids pool is just 2 feet deep, making it a safe place for little ones (ages 3 and up) to splash.

Close by is spiraling Mickey's slide. The slide is approximately "one deck tall" and is available to kids 4-14 years old and in the range of 38"-64" tall.

Donald's Pool on Disney Fantasy

Donald's Pool

Rectangular in shape, Donald's pool sits directly in front of the big Funnel Vision screen. It will be a busy hub on days at sea, with deck chairs surrounding it.

AquaDuck on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Truly a Disney innovation, the AquaDuck was the first "roller coaster at sea".

To ride, start at Deck 12, climb a flight of stairs to Deck 16 (the highest point you can reach on the ship.)

Sit down in an inflatable plastic raft and get launched for a wet ride through a 765-foot-long clear tube track that will have you circle the ship.

Single riders must be at least 54" tall, but children that are 42" tall can ride with someone ages 14 and up.

Disney Fantasy: Nemo's Reef

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Nemo's Reef

Splash pad with a fun Finding Nemo theme for kids ages 3 and under. Water spurts all over; coming up from the floor and jetting from replicas of characters from the movie.

Disney Fantasy: Funnel Puddle Pool

Funnel Puddle Pool

Disney Fantasy: Quiet Cove Pool

Quiet Cove Pool

This adult-only area is reserved to be a quiet sanctuary for grownups to escape the kids...err, relax and unwind. It's much quieter and they serve cocktails. Must be age 18+.

Disney Fantasy: Satellite Falls Pool

Satellite Falls

My escape literally every day at sea. I took a book and loved just gazing out at the endless horizon of sea. A shallow pool surrounded by comfortable deck chairs - with your choice of sun or shade. Must be age 18+.


Running Track on Disney Fantasy

Running Track

Shuffleboard on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

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Goofy's Sports Deck on Disney Fantasy Ship

Goofy's Sports Deck

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Fitness Center

Fitness Center

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Tiffany & Co. on Disney Fantasy

Mickey's Mainsail

Vista gallery.

Vista Gallery on Disney Fantasy

Shutters: The Onboard Photography Shop

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Meet and Greets


Concierge lounge.

Concierge guests will enjoy this luxurious, chic escape from the rest of the ship.

The Concierge Level Lounge allows guests to access the internet, drink a cocktail, watch news or sports on a huge TV, and partake of complimentary beverages and food served throughout the day.

The Concierge staff is always here to answer any questions or provide additional personal assistance with anything you need.

Concierge Sundeck

Connected to the Concierge Lounge, you'll find a sundeck available only to Concierge level guests.

Head up a short flight of stairs from the Lounge and you'll find a premium sunbathing location unavailable to the rest of your shipmates. Perched above the Quiet Cove Pool, it's a quiet area for sunning and relaxing.

It has plenty of shade if you want or sun if you prefer in comfortable chairs. You can also step out onto Satellite Falls if desired, and simply pop back into the private area with your badge. If you want a quick snack, just walk the steps down to the Lounge.

Towels and sunscreen are provided.


Health center.

The Health Center is available when you're feeling sick, need first aid or have a medical emergency.

The clinic keeps regular daily hours to offer care for non-emergencies. If you have an emergency, the ship has a doctor and nurse on call 24/7.

Tender Lobbies

Guest services.

Got a question or request? This is your place. I have found the crew that manages Guest Services to be very responsive and caring. 

They can help you make spa appointments or dining reservations, plan your vacation by explaining activities, ship amenities, and the ship schedule.

Questions with your bill are handled here. You may also request a free crib or diaper genie here. Book these when you first arrive to make sure you get one.

Port Adventures Desk

Onboard sales desk.

Plan and book future Disney Cruises. Why would you book a Disney cruise while on a Disney cruise, you ask? You’d be surprised by how many people do!

It’s all about the perks. It’s pretty much the only way to get a Disney cruise for a discounted price.

Here’s the low down:

  • 10% discount on prevailing rates on your next cruise (concierge-level excluded)
  • Stateroom credit of $100 (3-6 nights) or $200 (7-night cruises or longer)
  • Reduced deposit on 7-night sailings or longer

You don’t have to decide on a date while on the ship. Just put a $250 deposit down as a placeholder for a future cruise and sail within the next 24 months.

Laundry Facilities

Decks 2,5,6,7,8

The Dream’s self-serve laundry facilities are located on the following decks:

  • Deck 2 Forward
  • Deck 6 Forward
  • Deck 7 Forward
  • Deck 9 Forward
  • Deck 10 Mid

Or if you prefer, full-service laundry and dry cleaning is available as well. Just contact Guest Services for pickup.


Disney Fantasy Ports of Call - Docked at Grand Cayman Island

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call 2018

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2018:

  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Castaway Cay (Disney's Private Island)
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call 2019

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2019:

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call 2020

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2020 :

  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • St. John's, Antigua
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call 2021

Disney Fantasy is scheduled to visit the following destinations in 2021 :


The Disney Fantasy has 1250 staterooms with the following stateroom types:

To learn all the details about Disney Fantasy accommodations, visit our   Disney Fantasy Stateroom Guide .

Disney Fantasy Poll


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Beginners Guide to the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Beginner’s Guide to the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Elyssa Esposito

by Elyssa Esposito , Digital Integration Specialist

If a Caribbean adventure is calling your name, look no further than the Disney Fantasy ! The Disney Fantasy joined Dream Class in 2014 alongside its sister ship, the Disney Dream. With 14 decks of nautical fun, you’re sure to find activities the whole crew will enjoy. Here are some of the offerings you’ll find aboard the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet:

1. Welcome Aboard

When you board the Disney Fantasy, crew members will greet your party by name, and a bronze-sculpted Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse will welcome you into the atrium. As you take in the Art Nouveau-inspired designs, be sure to look up at the stained glass chandler embellished with crystal beads.

2. Signature Dining

Rotational dining ensures that all guests can enjoy all three themed dining experiences while on board. Your party and service team will rotate to a different table service restaurant each night. As part of your rotational dining experience on the Disney Fantasy, you’ll savor flavors from around the world at Enchanted Garden , dine like a king or queen at Royal Court , and embrace your inner artist at  Animator’s Palate !

3. Broadway-Style Entertainment

Don’t miss an evening of unbelievable sights and indescribable feelings at “ Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular .” You can also catch a showing of “ Disney’s Believe ,” a heartwarming story of a family who comes together through the power of Disney magic, or enjoy the tale of two sisters from Arendelle who discover that some people are worth melting for in “ Frozen, A Musical Spectacular .”

4. Adult-Exclusives

If you’re an avid Disney cruiser, you may be familiar with the exquisite Italian cuisine at Palo . But did you know adults can also treat their tastebuds to carefully crafted French-inspired fare surrounded by elegant, Parisian décor inspired by Ratatouille at Remy ? Be sure to make a reservation for one of the two adults-only dining experiences aboard the Disney Fantasy!

For late-night drinks, dancing and entertainment, Explore Europa, an adults-only area that is home to a collection of lounges and bars featuring La Piazza , O’Gills Pub , Ooh La La Lounge , The Tube , and Skyline .

5. Embrace Your Inner Detective

Don’t miss out on the Midship Detective Agency , a fun-filled mission that the whole family can enjoy. Help Mickey and his pals solve a mystery while exploring interactive artwork on a self-guided journey around the ship. Can you discover whodunit?

To learn more about additional offerings and planDisney tips, be sure to swipe through our planDisney Pocket Guide:

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You can also download a copy of the Disney Fantasy planDisney Pocket Guide here .

Stay tuned for more planDisney pocket guides as we explore all the Disney Cruise Line ships, and don’t forget to check out our past editions on the Disney Magic , Disney Wonder , and Disney Dream . Complete your pocket guide collection with the Disney Resort hotel pocket guides to help you plan your next vacation ashore! For more fun tips and great advice for planning your next Disney vacation stop by @planDisneyPanel on Instagram, @planDisney on Twitter, or planDisney.com . We look forward to answering your planning questions.

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You may want to update your dates. Disney Fantasy joined the DCL fleet in 2012, not 2014 as mentioned in the article. Maiden Voyage: March 31, 2012

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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Photo Tour

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Photo Tour

We are lucky enough to say that we have officially sailed on all four current Disney Cruise Line ships ! The Disney Fantasy took the last spot on our list and she did not disappoint.  We always love a good photo tour of these ships, so here is out photo tour of the Disney Fantasy!

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy Photo Tour

The Disney Fantasy is one of the larger ships currently in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet and is the sister ship to the Disney Dream . They do have some similarities, such as similar deck plans and similar restaurants; but they are each unique in design and style! The Disney Fantasy is known for its grand aesthetic with its Art Nouveau style. The atrium decor is modeled after a peacock, which can be noticed in both the carpeting and chandelier.  The Disney Fantasy is truly a work of art to behold. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Disney Fantasy Atrium

The Disney Fantasy atrium is the focal point of design on this ship. It’s also the first look that guests will get on their cruise, and oh boy does she make an excellent first impression! 

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy Restaurants

The Disney Fantasy has three main restaurants and two adult only restaurants. We didn’t take advantage of either of the adult only restaurants, Remy and Palo, because my daughter is not yet 18 and I didn’t want to dine without her. But we did eat in the rotational dining restaurant assigned to us each night. These include Royal Court, Enchanted Garden and Animator’s Palate. 

Disney Fantasy Photo Tour

Disney Fantasy Staterooms

We were very lucky to be able to stay in a verandah room, on the 9th deck. This was our first time staying in a verandah room and we loved being able to enjoy it.  Here’s what our stateroom looked like!

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Disney Fantasy Bars and Lounges

If you love lounges, the Disney Fantasy does not disappoint.  There is an entire section of bars and lounges on deck 4 known as Europa. Europa is themed to represent countries in Europe. It’s a really cute little setup that makes it easy to find most lounges, which are not only bars but also are where a lot of the activities like trivia and craft making happen. 

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Upper Deck on the Disney Fantasy

The Upper Deck is where much of the action takes place onboard the Disney Fantasy! And where many people spend a majority of their vacation. The Disney Fantasy has several pools, a water play area, the Aquaduck, quick service restaurants, adult only areas and Funnel vision on the upper deck. So there’s always a lot going on!

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

Other Spaces on the Disney Fantasy

There are so many other spaces on the Disney Fantasy to be shared. With shops, theaters, cafes and more, there is so much to see and do.  The Disney Fantasy is a big ship, so be sure to take time to explore it!

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

We hope this photo tour has given you an idea of the beauty that can be found on the Disney Fantasy! Have you sailed with Disney Cruise Line? Do you have a favorite ship? We’d love to know which you like best! 

Disney Cruise Fantasy Ship Photot Tour

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  • Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida)

Disney Fantasy current position

Disney Fantasy current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 19.01633 N / -81.59630 W) cruising at speed of 12.4 kn (23 km/h | 14 mph) en route to GC. The AIS position was reported 30 minutes ago.

Current itinerary of Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Port Canaveral With Pixar Day At Sea . Prices start from USD 4432 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 27 Jan, 2024 and ends on 03 Feb, 2024 .

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Disney Fantasy Itineraries

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The 2012-built MS Disney Fantasy cruise ship is Walt Disney 's second (Dream-class) liner with sistership Disney Dream (2010).

The vessel (IMO number 9445590) is currently Bahamas- flagged (MMSI 311058700) and registered in Nassau .

History - construction and ownership

DCL-Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (shipowner). The company was incorporated in 1996 as "Magical Cruise Company Ltd". Walt Disney also owns the Bahamian private island Castaway Cay (exclusive port of call - for Disney ships only) and an exclusive Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral (Orlando Florida) . Disney cruises are marketed as "family vacations" and feature unique and exclusive activities, such as costumed Disney Characters, adults-only deck areas, dedicated facilities for teens, kids and infants-toddlers, signature (trademarked) shipboard facilities and activities, themed live entertainment.

MS Disney Fantasy cruise ship

The 4000-passenger ship Disney Fantasy is no exception with its primary market being families with small children (especially with kids younger than 8) - the major revenue provider for the unique Walt Disney company. MS Disney Fantasy is almost 50% larger, 2-deck taller and with 44% bigger passenger capacity than the older fleet mates Magic and Wonder . The ship design is inspired by traditional 1920s ocean liners. The vessel features a navy blue hull, 2 bright red funnels, elegant Art Deco decorations and some of the most innovative technologies and fun ideas at sea, including:

  • 22 pieces of "Enchanted Art" adorning the walls of hallways - paintings and pictures that are actually framed LCD screens with a technology to recognize guests present and proceeding with one of several animations;
  • wave phones in every stateroom (used to call or text other guests) and effectively replacing the old onboard beeper system (now the counselors' messages come directly to the parents' phones);
  • the Magical Portholes on the walls of all Disney Fantasy Inside cabins (LED screens showing a real-time view of the ship).

The CLIENTELE consists almost entirely of North American travelers (the USA and Canada). The new Disney Lines approach to teens and young couples (by age-related activities and limited access onboard venues) adds a really strong appeal for multi-generational cruisers.

The DRESS CODE is similar to that of the Disney luxury resorts - day casual and evening resort casual (men - jackets (no ties) and pants, women - summer dresses). All Disney Fantasy sailings include one pirate and one semi-formal night. On 3-day Disney Fantasy cruises, one night is casual, 4-day sailings are with 2 casual evenings and on 5-day voyages 3 nights are casual.

Disney Fantasy TIPS (totaling the US $12 PP per day) are given to waiters (including the assistant waiters) and to cabin attendants. Additionally, a 15% gratuity on all drinks is automatically charged to guests' shipboard accounts.

Decks and Cabins

Most Disney Fantasy staterooms (1250 total, in 28 grades) are 205-255-ft2 Balconies. The ship has 21 Suites, 887 Balcony, 199 Oceanview and 150 Inside cabins. The largest accommodations are the Concierge Royal Suites (900 ft2 / 84 m2 plus 885 ft2 / 82 m2 terrace).

Disney Fantasy ship cabins are very well planned and equipped. Like on all Disney ships, Disney Fantasy staterooms are some of the industry's largest standard cabins, most of them designed to easily accommodate four passengers. Some of the best Disney cabins features are the ample closet space, the normal-sized living space and the split bathrooms (1 room with shower-bathtub-sink and a separate toilet and sink). Beds on Fantasy are raised to allow storing 2 medium-sized suitcases underneath, staterooms also got 2 vanities, a 22-inches smart HDTV, an iPod docking station and 2 rechargeable "Wave Phones" to be used ship-wide. The Disney Fantasy Inside cabin has a most innovative feature (and the industry's first, for that matter) - the Magical Portholes, which are LCD screens (above the beds) in the shape of portholes, projecting a real-time view outside the ship (provided by cameras). Veranda cabins feature 2 chairs and a small table on the balcony.

Concierge Suites and Concierge Family Cabins (Deck 11-12) are new for the line, offering direct access to the ship's concierge facilities (1 small lounge, a private sun deck area with chairs, free food and drinks). Most of the 1-bedroom suites are with connecting doors (1 queen bed, a sitting area with a double convertible sofa, 1 pull-down bed in the living rooms, a walk-in closet, 2 bathrooms (one with a hot-tub).

The largest Disney Fantasy stateroom, the Royal Suite, adds to all previously mentioned a living room, a wet bar, a kitchenette, media library and a Jacuzzi on the balcony.

The boat has 14 decks , of which 9 are with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Disney Fantasy three themed main restaurants are called "Animator's Palate", "Enchanted Garden" and "Royal Palace". There are 2 adults-only specialty restaurants - "Remy" (named after the "Ratatouille" movie star, French cuisine) and "Palo" (Italian cuisine) as alternative dining options. The line's Rotational Dining system allows you to rotate to each of the three main restaurants each night while your servers follow you. The Animator's Palate has screens showing animated Disney characters and themes from "Finding Nemo" movie. The Enchanted Garden is a Versailles-inspired room, featuring lighting effects, transforming day into night. The Royal Palace is princesses-themed with numerous portraits of "Cinderella" and the "Sleeping Beauty" movie characters (even the bread baskets are shaped as the Cinderella's coach). The food quality is very good, the service staff is amicable and timely.

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The Remy specialty restaurant is a classy place to be on any special occasion, offering a marvelous French menu and charging serious prices - a service fee of $75 PP (reservations are required, along with the formal dress code), drinks and wine are additional. The Palo restaurant is an Italian (Mediterranean) eatery with $20 cover PP (serves dinner and on selected days - Champagne brunch). Superb fish and seafood entrees, a cold buffet (meats, cheese, shrimp, salads and desserts) and several hot made-to-order items. The "Cabanas" casual dining complex on Deck 11 has several food and drink stations for hot and cold buffet items (including made-to-order omelets and sandwiches). The "Flo's Cafe" offers burgers, chicken fingers, wraps, pizza, salads.

Follows the complete list of Disney Fantasy restaurants and food bars.

  • Enchanted Garden Restaurant (696-seat forward Dining Room, inspired by the gardens of Versailles; serves as a buffet for breakfast and lunch, full service for dinner 5:45-8:15 p.m.)
  • Royal Palace Restaurant (696-seat forward Dining Room, offers complimentary French cuisine; specialty coffees and drinks are extra)
  • Animator's Palate Restaurant (696- seat aft Dining Room, animator's studio design, features favorite Disney-character dinner shows; serves complimentary drinks; Rotational Dining with two fixed Dinner seatings - at 5:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.)
  • Flo's Cafe (quick service restaurant with 3 food stations: "Fillmore's Favorites" (lite lunch, complimentary), "Tow Mater's Grill" (burgers bar, complimentary) and "Luigi"s Pizza")
  • Cabanas (self-service complimentary restaurant with American cuisine, pasta, sushi)
  • Remy (reservations-only, adults-only French specialty restaurant for lunch and dinner; aft location, bookings via the internet or onboard)
  • Palo (144-seat Italian specialty restaurant; adults-only, reservation-only; aft location; bookings via the internet or on board).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Disney Fantasy kids cruise fun clubs are the main reason for the line's high loyalty passengers ratio. Besides all the Disney characters and most innovative technologies and fun attractions on ships, the Disney children counselors are a pretty big reason many families to repeat their visits. Always smiling and friendly, they are hugely experienced, all college-educated, attentive and downright. The Oceaneer's "Club" and "Lab" facilities (ages 3-10) are connected, thus doubling the fun space. The "Oceaneer's Club" features the "Andy's Room" (with oversized Disney characters for kids to climb on) and the "Laugh Floor" (with its "laugh-o-meter" and Mike and Sully of "Monsters Inc"). The "Oceaneer's Lab" is maritime-themed, featuring an Animator's Studio and a small Sound Studio. The new Disney approach allows all kids ages 3-10 to access the same clubs with separate rooms and age-related activities.

The Fantasy ship children club is called "Edge" (ages 11-13) properly secluded on Deck 13 in the funnel. Best attractions here are the 18 ft (5,5 m) tall LCD wall, the video karaoke, and numerous interconnected PCs. The teen-only "Vibe" club (ages 14-17) is of 9000 ft2 (836 m2), with a fountain bar and its own sun deck and pools.

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Public spaces are decorated in deep blue and red, with numerous "Mickeys" just about everywhere (cabin, artwork, dinnerware, railings). One of the ship's most memorable places is the 3-deck high Atrium lobby with its golden hue, the wide royalty-style winding staircase, and the Donald Duck bronze statue. The Fantasy Atrium is a hub area connecting restaurants, theaters, and shops. You may check emails in the Internet cafe, but there's also a Wi-Fi coverage throughout the ship. Like all Disney ships, Fantasy has no casino.

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All Disney stage shows feature intricate sets and Disney themed captivating performances, and the big place for grand entertainment is the Disney Theater with goldies like the "Golden Mickeys" and "Villains Tonight", new amazing stage productions, like the "Disney's Believe" (directed by Gordon Greenberg) and all the best Disney movies in 3D. The themed Disney characters onboard have always been the greatest sensation of all, and there are countless opportunities to meet and greet Mickey and company around the ship - in contrast to Disneyland, here they all are accessible and will always stop for a hug and a photo with you. Another big success is the "Pirates in the Caribbean" kids party divided into two programs - the sing-along called "Mickey's Pirates in the Caribbean" followed by the "Club Pirate" (with many special effects) and great Disney fireworks between the shows.

  • SPA and FITNESS, pools, waterslide, technology

The "Senses" Spa & Salon offers all the usual treatments (haircuts, manicures) and more exotic choices (hot-stone massages, mud baths). The "Chill" is a teen-only Spa within the facility. The Fitness Center along with the usual equipment offers at additional fee Yoga and Pilates classes. The Sports Deck has a small sports court, a mini-golf course, Ping-Pong tables, a walking/jogging track.

Disney cruise water park slide Aquaduck

The pool deck has a large area for family fun water activities, featuring 2 hot tubs and 2 kids pools - "Donald's" (5 ft deep) and "Mickey's" (with a spiral slide). A big attraction here is the big LED screen mounted on the funnel. There's a toddler splash area (Nemo themed) located in the center on Deck 11 with huge glass panes for parents to monitor their kids.

The AquaDuck waterslide. The ever first water-coaster at sea is located atop the ship, featuring a 765 ft (233 m) long 4-decks high transparent tube, reaching the incredible 150 ft (46 m) above the ocean (there's a 42 inches (107 cm) height requirement). The "Nemo's Reef" is a small kids waterpark. And while speaking of water and pools - the adults only "Quiet Cove" pool area is a great place to hide from all the little angels and devils around the ship.

Follows the complete list of Disney Fantasy lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Walt Disney Fantasy Theatre (1340-seat, offers live shows, aerial acrobatics performances, grand-style productions, 3D movies; with two evening shows - at 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)
  • Fantasy's Atrium (3-deck high central ship area, featuring marble-carpet flooring, grand staircase, and panoramic glass elevators)
  • Mickey's Mainsail (Disney brand logo shop for postcards, souvenirs, DVDs, toys, clothes, games)
  • Sea Treasures (duty-free crystal, brand jewelry, watches, precious stones, Disney merchandise, underwear, sport, and swimming apparel)
  • Whitecaps (duty-free brand jewelry, perfumes, liquor, and tobaccos)
  • Bon Voyage Bar (adults-only, serving wine, beer, and cocktails)
  • Buena Vista Theatre (399-seat 4D cinema, features 3D movies, Dolby Surround 7.1 and Dolby 3D movie technology)
  • Preludes Bar (quick wait-service snacks & beverages bar)
  • Shutters PhotoShop (photo packages, accessories, photographic services)
  • Vista Cafe (atrium bar for specialty coffees and teas, dinner cocktails, complimentary snacks, and pastries; Wi-Fi spot)
  • D Lounge Bar & Nightclub; The Tube Disco & Nightclub; Vista Gallery
  • Europa District (adults only area including Ooh La La Bar; La Piazza Bar; The Tube disco; O'Gills Pub; Skyline Bar)
  • Vibe Disco & Club Lounge (teens only)
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (youth club "princesses and pirates" for kids 3-12 yo)
  • It's A Small World Nursery (for 3 months to 3 yo infants and toddlers; reservations required)
  • Fantasy's Oceaneer Club (kids 3-12 yo; with four play areas with themes from Disney films); Fantasy's Oceaneer Lab (play area for kids 3-12 yo)
  • Senses Spa & Fitness Complex (with 17 treatment rooms; 1 Whirlpool; "Rainforest Room"; "Relax Room"; Fitness Centre /health and wellbeing seminars; Beauty Salon)
  • Luxurious Spa Villas (two private suites with own hot tub, private verandah, Roman bed with canopy, open-air shower)
  • Quiet Cove Pool (adults only pool, served by Cove Bar; with 2 Whirlpools)
  • Chill Spa (teens only spa with separate relaxation area and treatment rooms)
  • Cove Cafe (adult-only, with big TV screen; Wi-Fi spot)
  • Outdoor LED movie screen (24x14 ft)
  • Eye Scream Treats Bar (complimentary ice cream, poolside)
  • Frozone Treats (iced fruit smoothies bar, poolside)
  • Whozits & Whatzits (pool shop for AquaDuck related stuff)
  • Donald's Pool; Mickey's Pool; Wading Pool (adults only); Satellite Falls (circular pool; adults only)
  • Nemo's Reef (waterplay kids zone; features characters meetings and greetings)
  • Arr-cade (kids/teens video games arcade)
  • Waves Bar (family poolside bar)
  • Meridian Lounge & Bar (adults-only venue for dinner cocktails); Concierge Lounge
  • Currents Bar (outdoor bar for cold drinks, refreshments, cocktails)
  • Edge Lounge (11-14 yo teens-only club area, with a giant video wall, interactive games, Internet)
  • Goofy's Sports Deck (Walking Track, Jogging Track, 9-hole Mini-Golf Course, Virtual sport games simulators, combined sports court, Ping Pong/Foosball tables)
  • Radio Studio (live radio programs for Disney Fantasy itinerary-related news and onboard events)
  • Outlook Bar (retreat area with a piano and full bar; hosts weddings receptions).


Disney Fantasy itinerary program is based on 7-day roundtrips to the Eastern and Western Caribbean departing from Port Canaveral/Orlando Florida . Call port destinations include DCL's private Bahamian island Castaway Cay , Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas USVI) , Road Town (Tortola BVI) , George Town (Grand Cayman) , Cozumel Mexico , Falmouth Jamaica .

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The Walt Disney ship Fantasy is the company's fourth (currently newest) liner, with sistership Disney Dream . Each vessel is 40% larger in size than the 2 older Disney ships Magic and Wonder . While its capacity (at double occupancy) is 2500, Fantasy can accommodate up to 4000 passengers at full/max occupancy (all berths).

The vessel (Mayer Neptun yard/hull number 688) is powered by MAN B&W marine diesel engines (3x 12-cyl, 2x 14-cyl) plus diesel generators (3x 14,4 MW, 2x 16,8 MW) with total power output 76,8 MW. The propulsion system is electric (based on two converteam propulsion motors) with total power output 26 MW, plus two FPPs (5-blade Fixed-Pitch Propellers/inward-turning).

The vessel was ordered on February 22, 2007. Ship design was announced on Oct 29, 2009, and the first steel cut was in March 2009. The vessel's construction started with the keel-laying ceremony held on February 11, 2011. The launch (float-out from drydock) was on January 8, 2012, and the ship was officially delivered to The Walt Disney Company on February 9, 2012 (at Port Bremerhaven ).

The inaugural call at Port NYC New York (first arrival in the USA) was on February 28, 2012. The liner was christened in NYC on March 1st (2012) by Godmother Mariah Carey (1970-born US singer, actress, record producer, entrepreneur). The hull's stern character is the Flying Elephant Dumbo.

The Disney ship's namesakes are Carnival Fantasy (1990-built) and the cruise ferries Color Fantasy (2004) and Moby Fantasy (2023).

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"Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique" (the 1st at sea, similar to those at all Disney land parks where girls transform into princesses). The ship-Boutique is also transformed into a Pirates League (during the Caribbean Pirates-themed night party) where kids get transformed into pirates. Aqualab is another feature (was, because now they added it to the Magic during the 2013 refurbishment). The nightclub "districts" area ("Europa") transforms into several different "districts" representing famous European cities & countries. Among those - "Tube" (London, UK), "Ooh La La" (France), "O'Gill's Pub" (Ireland), "La Piazza" (Italy). "Satellite Falls" is the Fantasy's adults-only deck. The "Animator's Palate" dining room's dinner show is themed "Sorcerer Mickey's "Animation Magic". Guests may draw their own characters to be presented by Mickey the Sorcerer Mouse.

One of the most visited attractions on MS Disney Fantasy is the AquaDuck. This water park with a slide will throw you into the swimming pool after a craziest spin in a long tube over the very ocean. Fantasy was also the debut for the "Muppets at Sea" show. Muppets participate in an interactive game full of mysterious clues for the passengers.

The vessel's last drydock (for regularly scheduled maintenance works) was in 2020 (at Damen Shiprepair Yard in Brest France ).

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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

By: Author Kristi

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. 

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Disney Fantasy Atrium

The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet , joining the Disney Magic , the Disney Wonder , and the Disney Dream , its sister ship, that came before.

Disney Fantasy Atrium

The Disney Fantasy is designed in an Art Nouveau style with a notable peacock flourish both on the ceiling and on the floor.

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The massive stained-glass chandelier has more than 60,000 clear Swarovski crystal beads making up the peacock feathers.

Disney Fantasy Minnie Mouse Statue

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.

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Enchanted Garden

Dine in a French-inspired restaurant that makes you feel as though you are in an outdoor space. 

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As the dinner progresses, the flowers that adorn the ceiling begin to open and the sky above turns dark.

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Animator’s Palate

In this restaurant, guests will dine undersea with Nemo & Friends.

Animator's Palate with Crush

During the Animator’s Palate dinner, Crush, the surfer-dude sea turtle from Finding Nemo makes a special appearance and interacts with guests.

Animator's Palate Drawing Come to Life

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.

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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.

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Royal Court

This elegant restaurant is inspired by the classic Disney films “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sleeping Beauty.” 

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Take time to walk around the restaurant because there are so many beautiful mosaic murals that you might not notice if you don’t.

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Cabanas is the place to go for a buffet-style eating experience for breakfast and lunch.

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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.

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There is a salad bar, bread station and don’t get me started on desserts!

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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.

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The breakfast has all the traditional American favorites, eggs, bacon, and breakfast potatoes along with fresh fruit, oatmeal and cereal stations.

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Flo’s Cafe

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.

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One of my favorite things about a Disney Cruise is that the ice cream at Eye Scream is FREE!

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You will find flavors like strawberry, mango & blueberry that change daily, but there is always Chocolate & Vanilla.

Minnie's Sweet on You Disney Fantasy

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.

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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.

Sweet on You Gelato Bar

It even has a gelato bar with over a dozen different flavors and a ton of grab and go snack items.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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Bathrooms also come with Shampoo, Conditioner, Bodywash, Body Lotion and Hand Soap.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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There is also a small wading pool with a fountain with plenty of shady spots to sit.

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The main feature attraction of Disney Fantasy is the AquaDuck Watercoaster.

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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.

Disney Fantasy Pool Deck & Slide

This waterslide takes you on a ride around the ship where you will even go over the ocean for a brief period of time! 

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Mickey Slide

There is also a Mickey’s Slide for kids under 5’4. This three-story corkscrew slide is supported by a giant Mickey hand.

Nemo's Reef

Nemo’s Reef

Younger kids will enjoy splashing in the Nemo’s Reef a water play area featuring pop jets, geysers, and bubblers.

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Older kids can enjoy a water play area as well at AquaLab. There are plenty of sprinklers and water gadgets to explore.

Disney Fantasy Ship Andy's Room

Disney Fantasy Play Areas for Kids

This ship was built for kids and they are going to love spending time in the Youth Clubs.

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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.

Edge on Disney Fantasy

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.

Vibe (14-18)

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 Pool Fantasy

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.

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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.

Rainforest Room on Fantasy

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.

Walt Disney Theater on Disney Dream

Broadway Style Entertainment

When taking a Disney Cruise, one thing you can delight in is that the entertainment is top-notch.

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There are three main shows on the Disney Fantasy: Aladdin, Frozen, and Disney’ Believe and will be in the Walt Disney Theater.

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You will find Preludes, where you can buy snacks, canned sodas and adult beverages just outside the theater.

Pirate Night on Disney Fantasy

Pirate Night on Disney Fantasy

During a Disney Fantasy Cruise, you will get to experience Pirate Night .

Disney Cruise Pirate Night Show

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.

Disney Cruise Line Fireworks at Sea

The night will end with a one-of-a-kind Disney at Sea Fireworks show! 

Fantasy Cruise to Castaway Cay

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?

Currently, the Disney Fantasy is going out of Port Canaveral and traveling to the Bahamas (including Castaway Cay ) and the Caribbean.

Have you had a chance to take a trip on the Disney Fantasy? What was your favorite part of the cruise ship?

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Disney Fantasy: A Complete Guide to What’s On Board

by Jenna Saxton | Nov 3, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line , Disney Fantasy

Discover the staterooms, dining options, entertainment, and more that await cruisegoers sailing on the Disney Magic.

Are you getting ready to set sail onboard the Disney Fantasy ? Setting sail for the first time all the way back in 2012, the Fantasy is one of the biggest ships within Disney Cruise Line’s fleet and is full of fun for the entire family. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about this ship, from staterooms to all the dining options to what entertainment you can enjoy onboard.

About the Disney Fantasy

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The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship within the Disney Cruise Line fleet and first set sail on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on March 31st, 2012. Now, over a decade later, the ship is known for longer itineraries (including 7-night sailings) to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. It also stops at Castaway Cay, Disney’s first private island, in nearly all of its voyages and it will soon also sail to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point when it opens in early 2025.

Nearly identical to the Disney Dream structurally, the Disney Fantasy is truly a luxury ship. It weighs 130,000 gross tons and spans 1,115 feet in length. And, with 1,250 staterooms onboard, the Fantasy can host up to 4,000 passengers in addition to its 1,458-person crew.

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Once onboard, you’ll be welcomed into the Grand Atrium by a golden statue of Mickey Mouse and many of his friends are hiding around within the architecture. The ship is themed to encompass a variety of fantastical, magical Disney stories and you’ll notice that much of the design and decor in the atrium takes inspiration from a peacock

On the stern of the Disney Fantasy, you’ll find Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, and Timothy Q. Mouse. And, you can explore 14 decks including staterooms, restaurants, lounges, entertainment venues, pools, recreational areas, and more. Learn more about them all below!

Where Does the Disney Fantasy Sail?

The Disney Fantasy is based out of Port Canaveral, which is the home port of the Disney Cruise Line. From Port Canaveral, the Fantasy takes guests on longer voyages including 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10-night itineraries.

Current destinations of the Disney Fantasy include the Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Caymen, Jamaica, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Dominica. Every sailing also includes a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, and will also stop at Disney’s newest private island, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, on select sailings in 2025.

Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy

There are 1,250 staterooms on the Disney Fantasy with a total of 10 different room types to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for luxury, a suite to fit the whole family or a smaller interior room, you’ll likely have no difficulty finding a stateroom to fit your needs. And, of course, wheelchair-accessible staterooms are available as well in all the different room categories.

Here’s a look at the different types of staterooms you can book to help you find the room that best fits your needs:

Inside Staterooms

On the Disney Fantasy, there are a total of 150 inside staterooms. When booking, you’ll have the choice of two different options: the Deluxe Inside Stateroom and the Standard Inside Stateroom. As Disney Cruise Line’s base accommodations, you won’t have a view of the exterior or ocean. However, these rooms do include a Magical Porthole that shows real-time ocean views featuring animated Disney characters.

All inside staterooms sleep up to four adults.

Oceanview Staterooms

There are a total of 199 oceanview staterooms on the Disney Fantasy, offering similar room sizing and layouts to the inside staterooms with one big difference – you get a porthole window that offers views of the ocean as you cruise (some rooms even include two!).

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You can choose between the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom or the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, depending on the size of your travel party. The Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom sleeps 3 to 5 guests, whereas the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom is slightly smaller and sleeps 3 to 4 guests.

Verandah Staterooms

If you plan to spend a lot of time in your room and want your own private deck to take in the ocean, a verandah stateroom will give you just that! The verandah staterooms take up most of the Disney Fantasy, with a total of 901 available onboard including 21 suites. Each room comes with its own private verandah just for you and anyone in your room, plus, you can even have the barrier between rooms removed to expand your verandah if you are staying in two neighboring rooms.

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There are three verandah stateroom options including a Deluxe Family Ocean Stateroom with Verandah (which sleeps 4 to 5, except Category 4E staterooms which sleep 3 to 4 guests), a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (which sleeps 3 to 4 guests), and a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah.

Concierge Staterooms

The most luxurious staterooms onboard the Disney Fantasy are the concierge staterooms. These rooms take your cruise experience up one notch offering the most square footage of any stateroom on the Fantasy and concierge services that are similar to what you receive in a club-level room at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. These are also the most expensive room types onboard, though you’ll receive more personalized service, access to an exclusive concierge-level lounge, and other perks.

There are three different types of concierge rooms on the Disney Fantasy including:

  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Each room type offers a unique layout and room for families of 5. Both the Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah and Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah are decorated with original Disney artwork and vintage hallmarks, while the Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah features some designs that take inspiration from Peter Pan.

Dining on the Disney Fantasy

Whether you’re hungry for a mid-afternoon meal, a quick snack, a sweet treat, or something more formal, there’s a restaurant to satisfy any craving on the Fantasy ! With sit-down formal dining options as well as large buffets, room service, and casual grab-and-go choices, you certainly won’t go hungry when you sail with the Disney Cruise Line.

Enchanted Garden. Photo by Danny Shuster

The most unique part of any Disney cruise is the rotational dining service for dinner each night of your voyage. This means that you’ll try all three of the main restaurants onboard during your sailing, though you can always opt to skip a night or two of the rotational dining for a more casual meal or a reservation at one of the adult-only restaurants that are not included with your sailing (at an additional cost). Here are all of the formal dinner options on the Fantasy:

  • Enchanted Garden (Deck 2)
  • Animator’s Palate (Deck 3)
  • Royal Court (Deck 3)
  • Remy adult-exclusive fine dining (Deck 12) – reservations required

You can also grab a quick bite at the following casual restaurants:

  • Cabanas (Deck 11)
  • Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza (Deck 11)
  • Tow Mater’s Grill (Deck 11)
  • Fillmore’s Favorites (Deck 11)
  • Eye Scream (Deck 11)
  • Frozone Treats (Deck 11)
  • Sweet on You (Deck 11)

There are also a variety of nightclubs and lounges including:

  • Currents Bar (Deck 12)
  • Skyline Lounge (Deck 4)
  • Cove Cafe (Deck 11)
  • Cove Bar (Deck 11)
  • La Piazza (Deck 4)
  • D Lounge (Deck 4)
  • The Tube (Deck 4)
  • Vista Cafe (Deck 4)
  • O’Gills Pub (Deck 4)
  • Meridian Bar (Deck 12)
  • Waves Bar (Deck 12)
  • Bon Voyage (Deck 3)
  • Ooh La La (Deck 4)

Entertainment on the Disney Fantasy

Of course, there’s lots to do while you’re sailing on the Disney Fantasy with activities for guests of all ages. You can find the full list of daily activities on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, and be sure to note these different entertainment options that you can enjoy during your sailing:

  • See Frozen, A Musical Spectacular , Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, and Disney’s Believe inside the Walt Disney Theater
  • Character meet and greets inside the Lobby Atrium, Gangway, and Donald’s Pool area
  • Watch screenings of new and classic Disney movies in the Buena Vista Theater
  • Participate in karaoke, trivia game shows, and dance parties at the D Lounge
  • Head to the pool deck on your first day for the Sailing Away Deck Party
  • Dress in your pirate best to enjoy Pirate Night which ends with a special fireworks display

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Disney Fantasy

About Disney Fantasy

The sleek and modern 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy provides a fabulous and fun vacation experience for all age groups, not just kids. From the moment you step onboard, there is music and a magical feeling in the air. With many family-friendly amenities, the stunning ship is an ideal choice for your multi-generational cruise vacation. Like her sister, Disney Dream, she was designed for family cruising, with large versatile staterooms, lots of fabulous dining choices and the exceptional level of service which Disney is famous for.

Exciting amenities are offered on this beautiful ship along with its Art Nouveau design, sculptures, woodwork, paintings and meticulously placed classic and modern Disney characters. Three crystalline pools provide the perfect places to make a splash, one for kids, another one for families and an adults-only Quiet Cove Pool and Satellite Falls. Work out at the high-tech Fitness Center and unwind with fabulous treatments at the Senses Spa & Salon, for both men and women. Kids and tweens each have their own youth club area and will love the activity centers, as well as the miniature golf, virtual sports simulators and the basketball/volleyball court. Take a ride on AquaDuck, the first water coaster at sea, located at the 1,800-square-foot Aqua-Lab, an incredible waterplay area.

Delicious gourmet selections are served in the Main Dining Rooms, including the stunning Enchanted Garden where the room magically transforms from day to night during dinner, creating an unforgettable magical experience. Innovative Rotational Dining lets you enjoy a different restaurant every night of your cruise. Dine at the incredible Animator's Palate, with delicious Pacific Rim cuisine and an incredible dinner show where Disney characters come to life through animation as the walls, and the wait staff's costumes, slowly transform from black and white to brilliant color. Two fabulous restaurants are adults-exclusive, the intimate Palo, serving tantalizing Italian dishes and Remy, for gourmet French cuisine.

Staterooms were designed for families, many with convenient split bathrooms and innovations to ensure the ultimate in comfort and relaxation for guests of all ages. Spacious and contemporary with wonderful amenities, including extra storage, Disney Fantasy offers the ultimate home away from home. Perfectly configured accommodations offer such options as private verandahs, deluxe rooms with expanded space and Magical Portholes in rooms without windows. Additional features include a remote-control LCD flat screen TV, iPod Docking Station, refrigerator, hair dryer, phone with voice-mail messaging and individual climate control. Elegant Art Nouveau touches in each room are reminiscent of the glamour of the 1930s.

Spectacular entertainment is seemingly endless with musical shows, fun family deck parties and more. Enjoy fabulous Broadway-style shows starring your favorite Disney Characters in the Walt Disney Theatre and first-run 3-D movies in the Buena Vista Theatre. Explore Europa, in the evenings, an adults-only entertainment area with 5 fabulous lounges and nightclubs. During one evening on each sailing, experience the magic of a fireworks show at sea.

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Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah

One master bedroom with queensize bed, one wall pull-down double bed, and one wall pull-down single bed in living room, two bathrooms, rain shower, whirlpool tub, living room, dining salon, pantry, wet bar, walk-in closets.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 02A (Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah)

Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah

One bedroom with queen-size bed, living area with double convertible sofa, one wall single pull-down bed in living room, walk-in closets, whirlpool tub, wet bar, two bathrooms with rain shower, private verandah.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 02B (Concierge 1-BedroomSuite with Verandah)

Concierge 1-BedroomSuite with Verandah

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 03A (Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah)

Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Queen-size bed, double convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down bed, full bath with round tub and shower, plus half bath.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 04A (Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah)

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Boasting even more square footage than a Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom, these spacious quarters let you spread out. Custom Premium Plush Euro-top mattress, Frette® 300-thread-count, 100% cotton linens, Premium bath towels, 22" LCD flat-screen TV on swivel arm, with remote control, iPod® docking station, Full-length mirror, Ample closet space, Refrigerator, In-room safe, Hair dryer, Phone with voicemail messaging, Individual climate control, H20 Plus® spa, bath and shower products, WiFi (additional fee required)

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 04B (Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah)

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping four), split bath with tub and shower

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 05B (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah)

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom w/ Navigator's Verandah

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 08A (Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom)

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom

Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, wall pull-down bed (in most) or upper berth pull-down bed (in some), split bath with round tub and shower (in most).

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 08B (Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom)

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom

Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down bed (in some), split bath with tub and shower

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 09B (Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom)

Deluxe Inside Stateroom

Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down bed (in some), split bath with tub and shower.

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 11A (Standard Inside Stateroom)

Standard Inside Stateroom

Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, upper berth pull-down bed (in some), bath with tub and shower

Sample Cabin Image for Category Code 11B (Standard Inside Stateroom)

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Animator's Palate

Animator's Palate is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy that serves dinner. Paying homage to the magic of Disney animation, Animator's Palate includes a unique dinner show starring some of your favorite Disney characters.


Cabanas is an indoor/outdoor Casual Dining restaurant located on Deck 11, Aft on the Disney Fantasy that serves a culinary confection of fresh food favorites. At breakfast and lunch, Cabanas offers the finest in made-to-order dining; at dinnertime, the restaurant is transformed into a table-service dining room serving Main Dining delights.

Enachanted Garden

Enachanted Garden

Enchanted Garden on the Disney Fantasy is a Main Dining restaurant located on Deck 2, Midship that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inspired by the opulent gardens of Versailles, Enchanted Garden magically transforms from day to night.

Flo's Café

Looking to top off your tank? Make a pit stop at this outdoor eatery, home to 3 food stations—Luigi's Pizza, Tow Mater's Grill and Fillmore's Favorites—inspired by Disney·Pixar’s Cars. Guzzle burgers, chicken, pizza, salads and sandwiches.


Palo on the Disney Fantasy is an Adult Exclusive restaurant located on Deck 12, Aft that boasts Northern Italian cuisine for dinner. Additionally, brunch and high tea are offered on select cruises. Reservations are required to dine at Palo and can be made online or upon boarding the ship.


Set the stage for an evening of unforgettable entertainment at this snack bar located outside the Walt Disney Theatre. Pick up cookies, candy, cocktails and popcorn before the show—or enjoy wait-staff service from your seat inside the theater.


Remy is a lavish Adult Exclusive restaurant located on Deck 12, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy. Offering the most upscale and romantic dining experience available onboard, the restaurant serves the finest in French-inspired cuisine for dinner.

Royal Court

Royal Court

Royal Court is a Rotational Dining restaurant located on Deck 3, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Buena Vista Theatre

Buena Vista Theatre

The Buena Vista Theatre, a large-sized theatre located at Decks 4 and 5, Midship on the Disney Fantasy, is a chic cinema that screens first-run movies and digital 3-D films, and features plush stadium-style seats, a giant movie screen and advanced projection with Dolby sound.

Funnel Vision Deck Stage

Funnel Vision Deck Stage

Funnel Vision Deck Stage.

Walt Disney Theatre

Walt Disney Theatre

The Walt Disney Theatre, a large-sized theatre located on Decks 3 and 4, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a lavish live-performance venue that recalls the grandeur of the dashing theatre palaces of yesteryear—providing a dramatic setting for the original, Broadway-style Disney live shows, as well as first-run and digital 3-D films.

Health Care

Health Care

Health Care.

Lobby Atrium

Lobby Atrium

Lobby Atrium.

Tender Lobby

Tender Lobby

Tender Lobby.

The Tube

The Tube, an adults-only nightclub located on Deck 4, Aft in the Europa district on the Disney Fantasy, transports Guests to a vibrant metropolitan club complete with an illuminated Union Jack dance floor, "mod" furniture, popular cocktails and four iconic English phone booths.

It's A Small World Nursery

It's A Small World Nursery

It's a Small World Nursery, a nursery for young ones located at Deck 5, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a charming nursery center inspired by the classic Disneyland Resort attraction—and original artwork by Mary Blair—that provides care for little ones ages 3 months to 3 years.


Splash into fun in AquaLab! Located on Deck 12, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy near the entrance to the AquaDuck water coaster, this 1,800-square-foot water play area features pop jets, geysers and bubblers. AquaLab is sure to delight every member of the family!

Donald's Family Pool

Donald's Family Pool

Donald's Pool, a family pool located at Deck 11, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, includes an approximate 5-foot deep, main pool with an adorable picture of Donald Duck on the pool floor.

Mickey Slide

Mickey Slide

Mickey Slide.

Mickey's Pool

Mickey's Pool

Mickey's Pool, a children's pool located at Deck 11, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, includes a 2-foot-deep main pool with Mickey Mouse's smiling face and, nearby, a twisting one-deck-high slide.

Quiet Cove Adult Pool & Bar

Quiet Cove Adult Pool & Bar

Quiet Cove Pool, an adults-only pool located on the Disney Fantasy at Deck 11, Forward features an approximate 4-foot-deep main pool, perfect for adult Guests looking for a relaxing sojourn amid a more relaxed environment.

Sattellite Falls

Sattellite Falls

Guests ages 18 and up can savor moments of serenity at Satellite Falls, an adult-exclusive area on Deck 13, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy. Lounge in the sun or cool off in the circular splash pool, which features benches and a gently cascading rain curtain.

Wading Pool

Wading Pool

Enjoy a splash of refreshment in the wading pool area, located on Deck 12, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy. With its soothing fountain feature and shaded lounge chairs, this is an ideal spot to relax while the kids play at the nearby AquaLab.

Aqua Duck

AquaDuck is an exciting transparent tube water coaster located at Deck 12, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy that transports Guests on an exhilarating journey off the side of the ship, through the Forward Funnel and down 4 decks into a lazy river.

Funnel Puddle

Funnel Puddle

Sit back or splash it up at this family wading pool located on Deck 12, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream.

Port Adventures

Port Adventures

Port Adventures.

Virtual Sports Simulators

Virtual Sports Simulators

With virtual sports simulators at Goofy's Sports Deck, an outdoor activity center located on Deck 13, Aft on the Disney Fantasy, you can play basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball and golf without leaving the ship.

Mickey's Mainsail

Mickey's Mainsail

Drop anchor at Mickey’s Mainsail to find specially-designed Disney Cruise Line merchandise, costumes and accessories—for whatever floats your boat!

Sea Treasure

Sea Treasure

Chart a course for Sea Treasures featuring nautical apparel and signature Disney Cruise Line collectibles that can only be found aboard our ships.

Vista Gallery

Vista Gallery

Stroll through the Vista Gallery to view Disney Cruise Line art by some legendary Disney artists and collectibles featuring many of your favorite Disney Characters!


White Caps is your one-stop sea-going shop, stocked with everything from sundries and fragrances, to designer handbags and fine jewelry, to tax- and duty-free premium liquor and imported cigars.


Arr-cade, an arcade located at Deck 11, Aft next to Cabanas aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a fun spot featuring the newest videogames for Guests looking to get their game on.

Disney's Oceaneer Club

Disney's Oceaneer Club

Disney's Oceaneer Club.

Disney's Oceaneer Lab

Disney's Oceaneer Lab

Disney's Oceaneer Lab.


Edge, a tweens-exclusive space located at Deck 13 inside the Forward Funnel aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a hip hotspot where kids ages 11 through 13 can watch television, listen to music, play videogames, surf the Internet, partake in various activities and make new friends.


Vibe, a teens-exclusive space located at Deck 5, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a cool, trendy spot—home to an indoor lounge and a breezy outdoor deck—where teens ages 14 through 17 can watch television, play videogames, listen to music, surf the Internet, enjoy fun activities and make new friends.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

ibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, located at Deck 5, Midship on the Disney Fantasy, is the very special place where aspiring young princesses and pirates receive the full fairy tale treatment with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is a full-service facility, located on Deck 11, Forward of the Disney Fantasy, offering a wide variety of aerobic, yoga and Pilates classes and health seminars. Lift on the latest weight machines, step it up on TV-monitor-equipped ellipticals or book an individual session with a personal trainer.

Senses Spa and Salon

Senses Spa and Salon

Decks: 11 12

The Senses Spa & Salon provides serenity, pampering and relaxation in a sea-view sanctuary, spanning Decks 11 and 12, Forward of the Disney Fantasy. Luxuriate with spa treatments and beauty salon services such as body scrubs, facials, massages, manicures, haircuts and teeth whitening.

Shutters Digital

Shutters Digital

Snap up cameras and equipment, view your cruise photos, create albums and arrange private portrait sessions at our onboard photo shop

Nemo's Reef

Nemo's Reef

Nemo's Reef, a whimsical water play area located on Deck 11, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a fun-filled splash deck for young ones featuring pop jets, bubblers and fountains—starring characters from the hit Disney Pixar film, Finding Nemo.

Oceaneer Club

Oceaneer Club

Disney's Oceaneer Club, a children's activity center located on Deck 5, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy is the perfect place for younger kids to dress up as their favorite princess or hero, play computer games and enjoy a vast array of supervised themed activities.

Oceaneer Lab

Oceaneer Lab

Disney's Oceaneer Lab, a children's activity center located at Deck 5, Midship/Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a great place for children to partake in immersive games, use computers and enjoy a wide variety of supervised themed activities throughout the day.

Guest Services

Guest Services

Discover your one stop for answers to all your Disney Cruise Line questions, concerns and requests.

Currents Bar

Currents Bar

Currents, a bar located on Deck 13, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a breezy spot with a scenic view where Guests can sit back and relax while sipping a refreshing cocktail.

Meridian Bar

Meridian Bar

Meridian, an adults-only bar located on Deck 12, Aft between Palo and Remy aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a charming nighttime spot inspired by the pioneering days of sea travel, where Guests can enjoy a pre- or post-dinner cocktail amid an indoor ocean view setting or breezy outdoor deck.

O'Gills Pub

O'Gills Pub

O'Gill's Pub, a rollicking Irish bar with dark woods, brass accents and a selection of Irish beers, is located on Deck 4, Aft in the Europa district on the Disney Fantasy. Here, adults can enjoy a pint and watch live sporting events on high-definition televisions.

Pink O'Gill's Pub

Pink O'Gill's Pub

Pink, an adults-only bar located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area on the Disney Dream, is an elegant nightspot designed to look like the inside of a Champagne bottle, where adults can savor a cocktail and relax.


Skyline, an adults-only sky bar located on Deck 4, Aft in the Europa district on the Disney Fantasy, is a chic cosmopolitan lounge offering stunning panoramic views of European skylines that transform from day to night.

Vista Cafe

Vista Café, a café/bar located on Deck 4, Midship aboard the Disney Dream, is a cheery onboard destination for Guests looking to enjoy coffee and a pastry in the morning and a pre- or post-dinner cocktail at night.

Waves Bar

Waves, a breezy bar located on Deck 12, Aft aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a sunny spot overlooking Mickey's Pool where Guests of all ages can relax with a chilled beverage.

687 Lounge/ Ooh La La

687 Lounge/ Ooh La La

Ooh La La, an adults-only lounge located on Deck 4, Aft in the Europa district on the Disney Fantasy, is reminiscent of an elegant French boudoir and features Louis XIV chaises, velvet-tufted walls, Victorian furniture, ornate mirrors and more.

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage, a tranquil lounge located on Deck 3, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a cozy bar where families can enjoy a refreshing beverage or snack throughout the day.

Concierge Lounge

Concierge Lounge

Discover libation tastings that take you from Amari to Whiskey—with an assortment of pleasurable beverages in between!

Cova Cafe

Cove Café, an adults-only lounge located on Deck 11, Forward aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a cheerful hangout where adults can enjoy a cocktail, gourmet coffee or snack while perusing a magazine, watching television or surfing the Internet.

D Lounge

D Lounge, a family club and lounge located at Deck 4, Midship aboard the Disney Fantasy, is a festive entertainment center where parents and children are invited to sing, dance, play games and enjoy live entertainment together.

District Lounge

District Lounge

District Lounge, a lively bar located on Deck 4, Aft in The District area aboard the Disney Dream, is an intimate nighttime spot with an attractive modern design. During the day, Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of refreshing beverages; while at night, adults are invited to mingle over mixed drinks.

La Piazza

La Piazza, an adults-only lounge located on Deck 4, Aft in the Europa district on the Disney Fantasy, is a delightful retreat inspired by Italian cities and their decorative outdoor plazas, and features Venetian masks, a classic Vespa with a sidecar and even a bar modeled after a colorful vintage carousel.

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Goofy's Sports Deck

Goofy's Sports Deck, an open-air activity center located on Deck 13, Aft aboard the Disney Dream, is a scenic spot boasting a miniature golf course, virtual sports simulators and a basketball/volleyball court.

Walking/Jogging Track

Walking/Jogging Track

Walking/Jogging Track.

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Castaway Cay: A guide to Disney Cruise Line's private island

A visit to Castaway Cay is a highlight of any Disney cruise to the Bahamas or Caribbean. The island is the exclusive beach-day playground for Disney Cruise Line guests, and cruisers can enjoy a fun, hassle-free day of sunbathing and water sports at the island.

Your day on Castaway Cay is idyllic because you have to make very few arrangements. You can walk off the ship and head right to the beach. Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and a delicious lunch are all provided to you. Your biggest decisions will be if you want to book a shore excursion, which will leave from a convenient location just steps from the ship, and which beach you and your family want to check out first.

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The island is themed around a shipwreck, as if you are the castaways and your mates have used the crates and driftwood that have washed ashore to build the island's structures. You'll also find many of your Disney friends ashore in their best beach attire, so the cruise ship magic continues on island.

Castaway Cay, like all things Disney, focuses on family fun, but it still reserves some on-island spots for drop-off kids activities supervised by the ship's youth staff and adults-only relaxation. Teens get their own secret hangout.

You can choose your own adventure on Castaway Cay and a visit here is never the same twice. Plan your perfect private island day in the Bahamas with our guide to Disney's Castaway Cay.

Note: Prices for activities and rentals can vary based on sail date and whether they're booked pre-cruise, on board or on shore.

Where is Castaway Cay?

Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay is located in the Bahamas, near Great Abaco island. It's 225 nautical miles from Port Canaveral, home port of several Disney cruise ships. Disney leases the island from the Bahamian government.

The 1,000-acre island is roughly 3 miles long by 2 miles wide, but only 55 acres are developed. You can get a great view of the undeveloped areas of the island from the observation tower on the way to Serenity Bay, the adults-only beach.

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Which cruise ships go there?

All Disney Cruise Line ships except Disney Wonder will visit Castaway Cay. It's a staple on Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries, which is where the majority of Disney ships travel.

Ships visiting Castaway Cay on upcoming cruises include:

  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Fantasy
  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Treasure
  • Disney Wish

How do you get to and around Castaway Cay?

Castaway Cay was the first cruise line private island to feature a pier where ships can dock. One ship at a time can visit Castaway Cay, and passengers can walk straight off the ship and onto the island.

It's a decent walk from the ship to the first section of beach. To accommodate all cruisers, Disney runs a tram from the end of the pier to stops by Scuttle's Cove and Pelican Point, on either end of the main family beach, and from the Pelican Point area to Serenity Bay.

Note that the Serenity Bay tram is separate from the main tram between the ship and the main beaches. A kind driver saved me from going in circles because I thought the Serenity Bay tram would take me all the way back to the pier.

Paved paths throughout the island will take you anywhere you want to go. I walked all the way to Serenity Bay down the bike trail (which doubles as an air strip), and it's not a short walk. You can take a detour to loop around the paved nature trail that leads to the observation tower.

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Disney also provides beach strollers and wheelchairs for passenger use.

What are the Castaway Cay beaches?

Castaway Cay's main strip of beach is sheltered by a rocky breakwater, making the water calm and perfect for swimmers of all ages. The beach is divided into three sections: Boat Beach, where you'll find water sports rentals, and two family beaches, including a beach area exclusive to cabana guests.

An adults-only beach, Serenity Bay, is on the adjacent side of the island, open to the sea, and separate from the family beach.

Castaway Cay's three main beaches are:

Castaway Cay family beaches

Castaway's family beaches are divided by Pelican Point, a rocky breakwater, where the Heads Up Bar sits. Both beaches have loungers, low-to-the-ground upright beach chairs and beach umbrellas that are free to use. Many adults like to drag the upright chairs down to the water's edge and hang out there, watching their kids frolic in the waves.

Both beaches have lifeguards and racks of life jackets available for guest use.

The closest family beach to the ship is near the Scuttle's Cove kids area and tram stop. It has a swim-out floating ropes course. The farther beach is closer to the Pelican Point tram stop. Its highlight is the Pelican Plunge floating water play area, with a splash area and dump bucket, water cannons and two slides (a tube slide and an open slide).

Lines can get long for the slide, and smaller sliders need to wear life jackets. The tube slide is much faster and shorter than the open slide. Be ready to get water up your nose, as it's a drop from the end of the slide into the water.

For the best choice of lounge space, you'll want to get off the ship early and trek to the farther ends of the beach. It was hard to find available chairs when we moved mid-afternoon from one side of the family beach to the other to use the slides.

The farthest end of the beach is lined with cabanas and reserved for cabana guests.

The first beach you come to on your way from the ship is Boat Beach. This is where you'll find all the larger water sports gear available to rent, such as water bikes and kayaks. (A separate shack rents out snorkel gear).

No one sunbathes on Boat Beach.

Serenity Bay

The adults-only Serenity Bay is exclusive to cruisers ages 18+. The beach is on the other side of the island from the family beaches and a long trek (or tram ride) from the Pelican Point area.

The beach itself has the same lounge chairs, low upright chairs and umbrellas as the other Castaway Cay beaches. There are cabanas for rent here, too; they lurk behind the main beach and share the sand and sea with regular guests.

Because Serenity Bay is a long haul from the Pelican Point tram stop area, it has its own facilities: barbecue pavilion, bathrooms, bar, float rental and massage hut.

I visited Serenity Bay at lunchtime, and the beach was not crowded at all. Plenty of loungers were unclaimed — likely because the majority of Disney cruisers were spending time together as families. Also, the water was not as clear or calm on this beach because it does not have a breakwater to protect it from the waves, so some adults might prefer the family beach area for swimming.

Related: 5 reasons why Disney cruises aren't just for kids

What are the best Castaway Cay things to do?

Splashing and sunbathing are not nearly the only things to do at Castaway Cay. Its small developed area has a lot going on, both on land and in the lagoon.

Designated areas on both sides of the family beaches are reserved for snorkeling. The main snorkeling lagoon is between Boat Beach and the family beach, conveniently located by Gil's Fins and Boats, which dispenses snorkel gear, as well as tubes and floats for rent. Rumor has it that you can find a shipwreck and even some hidden Mickeys, as well as interesting sea creatures.

You can also pick up snorkels, floats and tubes at Flippers and Floats (located between the two halves of the family beach) and The Windsock Hut at Serenity Bay (float rentals only). If you rent an inner tube, don't let it out of your grasp. I saw several of these floating out past the ropes marking the end of the swimming area. The crew must have to come out on boats at the end of the day to round them all up!

The floating ropes course and Pelican Plunge water slides are also fun diversions for families and gives you something to do besides swimming that doesn't involve spending money.

Scuttle's Cove is the beachside extension of the shipboard Oceaneer Club. Parents and caregivers can drop off their younger children to play in the sand under youth staff supervision in order to snag some time at Serenity Bay or in the snorkel lagoon. As with the onboard kids club, the service is complimentary.

Scuttle's Cove include the Monstro Point whale dig site (where kids can play archeologist and dig in the sand for bones), a small splash pad and an area for sand games.

Between the Scuttle's Cove and Pelican Point tram stops, In-Da-Shade Games offers basketball, ping pong, billiards, giant checkers, foosball and table games in an open-air wooden pavilion.

Over by the Pelican Point area, a beach sports area offers tetherball, volleyball and soccer, and the Spring-A-Leak wet play area is fun for littles who want to get wet without the waves. A bike rental station rents bikes for kids and grownups; I didn't see trail-a-bikes, but they did have adult bikes with child seats on the back. One-hour bike rentals cost $15 (for ages 3+).

The full bike path, from the rental area to Serenity Bay and around the loop to the observation tower is 1.5 miles. If you prefer to run, doing the trail out to the adult beach and back again (including a second tower loop) is 3 miles or 5K.

Disney used to host an official race called the Castaway Cay 5K. Currently, it's not offered as a group activity, but you can do it on your own, on your honor, and pick up a medal back at the bike rental booth. If you're not racing, the observation tower is a nice stop for views of the island.

A few water stations are set out along the race course.

Teens have their own secret hangout called The Hideout, tucked away behind the beach sports and bike rental area.

Adults can book 50-minute solo or couples' massages at the massage cabana on the adults beach.

If you're interested in water sports, Disney offers a selection of rentals on Boat Beach.

Rentals include:

  • AquaTrike, $30 for 30 minutes
  • Chiliboats Waterbikes, $30 for 30 minutes (ages 14+)
  • Float or tube, $15 for the day
  • Paddle boat, $20 for 30 minutes for 2-seater boats or $25 for a 4-seater
  • Sea kayak, $20 for 30 minutes on a single kayak (ages 14-plus) or $25 for a double kayak
  • Snorkel equipment, $22 (ages 5 to 9) or $38 (ages 10-plus) for the day
  • Stand-up paddle board, $20 for 30 minutes (ages 14-plus)

The shore excursions desk assured me that it's easy to rent water sports gear on the island if you're not sure you want to commit in advance.

If you're an active family, consider the Castaway Cay Getaway Package. The three-in-one rental package includes snorkel equipment and a float or inner-tube for the day, plus a one-hour bicycle rental. The package is valued at $52 for little kids or $68 for anyone ages 10 and up, but costs $30 or $50, respectively, saving you $18 to $22.

The Castaway Cay Getaway Package is only available for booking online pre-cruise or aboard the ship; you cannot book it once on the island.

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Can I meet Disney characters on Castaway Cay?

A favorite Disney cruise pastime is meeting Mickey Mouse and friends, princesses, superheroes and pirates, and you have those opportunities on Castaway Cay. The island has numerous spots set up for photos, and throughout the day, various characters will make an appearance in their beachwear to pose for photos. On my cruise these included Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Check your Navigator app to find out which character will be at which station at what time. The post office, Marge's Barges, Mt. Rustmore and the beach across from Scuttle's Cove are popular photo spots for the characters. If you want the beach spots, plan to line up and get your photos early before your family gets all wet and sandy.

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What are the excursions at Castaway Cay?

If you're looking for a little more than just a beach day, you can book a handful of Castaway Cay excursions. The available tours are predominantly guided water-based activities taking place in or around the island's waters.

On my cruise, the following tours were available:

  • Banana boat ride, $45 for 30 minutes (ages 10-plus) or $39 (ages 8 to 9)
  • Castaway Cay Fishing Adventure, $219 for a 3-hour tour (ages 8-plus)
  • Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure, $59 for a 1-hour tour ($48 for ages 5 to 9)
  • Castaway Snorkel By Boat Adventure, $95 for a 3-hour tour ($79 for ages 6 to 9)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Scenic Voyage, $59 for a 1-hour tour ($39 for kids under age 9)
  • Parasailing, $140 for 1 hour (ages 8-plus)
  • Walking and Kayak Nature Adventure, $73 for 3.5 hours (age 10-plus)

In addition, the Extreme Getaway Package combines a one-hour stingray adventure with snorkel equipment, bicycle and float or inner-tube rentals. The cost is $95 for kids and adults ages 10 and up or $73 for kids ages 5 to 9.

Many of the boat-based excursions (such as parasailing and fishing trips) depart from the Marge's Barges and Sea Charters dock at the end of the cruise pier. The stingray adventure meets at the Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure hut at the end of Boat Beach farthest from the ship; the protected stingray lagoon is just offshore.

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Does Castaway Cay offer cabanas to rent?

Yes, Castaway Cay cabanas are available to rent both on the family beach and at Serenity Bay. From what I saw, the family beach cabanas could be a great way to have a more relaxing, less crowded experience on Castaway Cay. The Serenity Bay cabanas seemed less of an upgrade, given that the beach was empty and all the services are so close.

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Family Beach cabanas

Castaway Cay offers 20 cabanas on the farthest end of the family beaches, just around the corner from Serenity Bay. The cabanas line a stretch of beach that is roped off, so regular cruisers cannot go there. They are numbered 1 to 21 as there is no cabana #13.

The 325-square-foot cabanas are tucked away under the palm trees. They are outfitted with indoor seating, a ceiling fan, drinks refrigerator, safe, plush towels and cooling face cloths, magazines to read and complimentary sunscreen. Portable cribs are available on request for guests with babies.

Fresh fruit and light snacks are provided, as are unlimited soda and bottled water. Servers will come around to take alcoholic drink orders. You can press a button in your cabana to call them if you don't see anyone and want to order a drink or get your soda, water or snacks restocked.

Outside the cabana, guests have access to lounge chairs, a hammock and a freshwater shower. The cabana rental comes with access to snorkel equipment, sand toys and floats or inner tubes, plus a one-hour bike rental.

Cabanas are identical with two exceptions. Cabana #16 is wheelchair accessible; it cannot be booked online. Cabana #21 is called the Grand Family Cabana, and it's oversized at 650 square feet.

On my cruise, cabanas cost $797.50 for an eight-hour rental for up to six people. You could add up to four more people, for a total of 10, for $56 additional per person. For groups larger than six people, children under 3 are not charged; however, they count toward the maximum number of people allowed on the rental.

The Grand Family Cabana cost $1,127.50 for up to 10 people and could accommodate up to 16, with each additional guest charged $56 per person.

Serenity Bay cabanas

The six Serenity Bay cabanas are only available to guests ages 18 and up. They're numbered 22 through 27 and are located behind the adults-only beach and its rows of lounge chairs.

The cabanas are the same size and come with nearly the same inclusions as the family beach cabanas. The difference is that snorkel equipment is not provided because there is no snorkeling lagoon at Serenity Bay.

Despite being the same size, Serenity Bay cabanas are priced for just four guests at $493.90 for the day; additional guests up to 10 total will pay $56 each over the base rate.

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Is food included on  Castaway Cay?

Yes, multiple venues serve a complimentary barbecue lunch on Castaway Cay. The main venues are Cookie's BBQ and Cookie's Too BBQ, but a small lunch buffet is also available by the Serenity Bay tram stop so adults on that beach don't have to trek back to the Pelican Point area to eat.

All three venues serve the same food, buffet style, in open-sided pavilions with outdoor picnic tables, some shaded, for eating. Lunch is typically served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The main event is all kinds of grilled meat: burgers and hot dogs, Cajun-spiced chicken, salmon and barbecue brisket and pork. Vegetarian chili and veggie burgers are also available (the latter on request).

Sides include cole slaw, potato salad, corn and bean salad, macaroni salad, chips, corn on the cob and corn bread. Dessert options include a variety of fruit, amazing chocolate chip cookies, chocolate and strawberry-cheesecake mini cakes and soft-serve ice cream. Pro tip: Take the cookies to the soft-serve machine to create a DIY ice cream sandwich.

Self-serve soft drink machines dispense complimentary soda, water, sports drinks, iced tea and lemonade.

Lines can get long, so plan accordingly, especially if you have hot and hungry little ones in tow.

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Are there bars on Castaway Cay?

Even this family-friendly island has plenty of bars serving extra-fee drinks and frozen concoctions. You'll find them throughout the island. You'll have to pay a la carte for drinks purchased at Castaway Cay's bar because Disney Cruise Line does not offer an all-inclusive drink package .

The Conched Out Bar and Sand Bar are the main beachside bars along the family beach, serving beer, cocktails and frozen drinks. The Heads Up Bar serves the same, but is located atop Pelican Point, the rocky breakwater between the two halves of the family beach. Its patio is occasionally the setting for on-island weddings.

You can also find stands selling smoothies and drinks outside the lunch pavilions. I saw many cruisers carrying drinks in souvenir coconut-shaped cups.

Right by the Pelican Point tram stop, Summertime Freeze serves up smoothies and alcoholic frozen drinks in "Frozen"-themed souvenir cups.

Out at Serenity Bay, the Castaway Air Bar, housed in what looks to be an airplane hangar, keeps adults refreshed throughout their beach day. It's got a wooden deck with comfortable seating for anyone who wants to kick back with a drink without getting sandy.

Is there shopping on Castway Cay?

Castaway Cay has multiple shops selling everything from Castaway Cay exclusive Disney merchandise, local Bahamian crafts and souvenirs and beach items you might have forgotten (hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, sand toys, etc.).

She Sells Sea Shells and Everything Else by the Scuttle's Cove tram stop and Buy the Seashore by Pelican Point are your go-tos for Disney merch and sundries. Midway between the two are a couple of Bahamian retail outlets grouped together.

The only accepted method of payment is your Key to the World cruise ship card, even in the Bahamian-run shops.

If you're a Disney fan hoping to buy some swag not found anywhere else, you'll be happy browsing the Castaway Cay shops. Prices on beach items, however, are incredibly marked up, so if you forget to bring toys or a hat, try to pick them up at an earlier port or go without.

Can I get married on Castaway Cay?

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings department can absolutely help couples plan a wedding on Castaway Cay during cruise itineraries that visit the island. (Weddings can also be held on board the ship.) You can choose from ceremony venues on the beach or at Wedding Pointe (the deck that juts out over the water by the Heads Up Bar).

Note that most Castaway Cay weddings take place in the morning, and the reception will be held back on board. In case of inclement weather or the ship's failure to dock at the island, your wedding might need to be rescheduled to an onboard location.

Also, Castaway Cay weddings are not legal weddings. You will need to file paperwork and get legally married in your home state. Your island ceremony will be purely symbolic.

What additional amenities will I find?

Crew members are on hand at several stations to hand out towels as you're leaving the ship. Towel return bins are located throughout the island, but I didn't see anywhere by the beaches to swap out a wet towel for a dry one.

Bathrooms and beach showers are found throughout the island, as are plenty of garbage and recycling bins.

A First Aid station is located by Scuttle's Cove. Island information kiosks are available at both Scuttle's Cove and Pelican Point tram stop areas.

Beach wheelchairs and strollers are available to borrow.

Disney's Wi-Fi is not available off the ship at Castaway Cay, so if you wish to use your phone, you'll need to have a plan that works in the Bahamas.

Can you stay overnight on Castaway Cay?

Some Disney employees do live on Castaway Cay to take care of the island. However, passengers do not have the opportunity to spend the night.

If you love Castaway Cay, look for "double dip" itineraries that feature two calls at Castaway Cay. Even if the visits are on consecutive days, you still must reboard the ship in the afternoon and cannot stay late on the island.

What's the typical weather like ?

You can find great weather in the Bahamas year-round. Average high temperatures are in the low 80s in winter and low 90s in summer. The rainiest months are June, August and September. The Bahamas is subject to hurricane season, which runs June through November. The peak time for tropical storms and hurricanes is August through October.

That means it will likely be either pleasant or hot during your visit to Castaway Cay. Make use of those complimentary beach umbrellas and shaded trams when journeying out to Serenity Bay. Apply and reapply sunscreen (choose the reef-safe brands) if you're spending the day on the beach or biking around the island. It's easy to burn.

It's also smart to stay hydrated during your day on island. Mix up your water intake with some of the sports drinks at the soda machines to keep your electrolytes up.

Castaway Cay has a pier, so your visit likely won't be canceled due to wind that might make tendering unwise. However, if conditions are too dangerous for the captain to safely dock, your call might be canceled or rescheduled.

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Can I see a Castaway Cay map?

Sure! Here is a map of the island to help you plan your day.

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Disney’s big cruise growth this year to include new ship, destination and more

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Disney Treasure The Disney Treasure, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet expansion, will set sail in December 2024, embarking on its inaugural season of seven-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida. Adventure will serve as the architectural and thematic foundation of the ship, in honor of Walt Disney’s legendary passion for travel and exploration. (Disney) (Disney)

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This year will be a busy one with new ships, destinations and even colorful outfits for Disney Cruise Line, the cruising division of The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).


The theme park giant’s cruise business will debut a new ship later this year — the Disney Treasure — sailing from Port Canaveral.

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