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Disney Cruises 2024 DATES & Guide – Start Planning Your Sailing Now!
Disney Cruise Line has begun announcing the Disney Cruises 2024 itinerary which includes many beautiful tropical itineraries! A variety of tropical locales are on the planning list for 2024 including trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
If you’ve never done a Disney Cruise before there are several benefits to using Disney for your cruise experience. Disney Cruise Line offers themed itineraries including Caribbean cruises, European cruises, and Alaskan cruises, each with its unique activities and entertainment.
You can always expect high-quality dining options and entertainment when cruising with Disney which everyone in the family will love. The cruise line offers unique dining experiences, such as a dinner show featuring your favorite Disney characters that will be specific to each individual cruise ship and itinerary.
Disney Cruise Line’s ships also offer a variety of stateroom options, including deluxe balcony rooms, concierge rooms, and even suites for larger families to take advantage of. No matter what type of stateroom you choose, you can expect comfortable and stylish accommodations.
Keep reading to see what Disney Cruise Line has planned for 2024 so you can start planning your cruise vacation now! You can see the 2025 Disney Cruise Line dates here .
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Late 2024 Itineraries—Halloween on the High Seas & Very Merrytime Cruises
Disney Cruise Line has released new itineraries for late 2024 into early 2025, including Lighthouse Point, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Hawaii, the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, and Transatlantic sailings. You can read more about this in our guide to Disney Cruise Line Christmas Entertainment and 2024 Itineraries!
In late 2024, guests will be able to experience the return of two favorite holiday cruises, The Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime sailings, featuring themed entertainment, activities, and decorations. On the Halloween on the High Seas sailings , you can engage in events like trick-or-treating, enjoy spooky movies and Halloween decor, and try special themed treats. During the Very Merrytime sailings, you’ll be able to see favorite Disney characters dressed in their “holiday finest,” meet Santa Claus, and access holiday merchandise.
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European Adventures Sailing from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome)
This cruise will depart from Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) in the summer of 2024 as the Disney Dream carries guests through a journey exploring the Mediterranean, Greek Isles, British Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, and Iceland. This journey will feature returning destinations (Catina, Italy, Kusadasi, and Valletta) as well as brand-new ones (Valencia, Haugesund, and Hamburg).
Mediterranean sailings will range from 5 to 11 nights, and Northern European and British Isles sailings will range from 3 to 12 nights (featuring the Norwegian fjords, three days in Iceland, and an overnight stay in Reykjavik). Tour Edinburgh’s hilltop castle, explore the ruins of Pompeii, or take in the gardens of Vigo—the opportunities are abundant. Onboard the Disney Dream, enjoy musicals, dining, and fireworks shows!
See the Disney Cruise Line website to find the variety of adventures available per trip length.
Sailings to the Bahamas from Florida
Disney Dream- Early 2024
Disney Dream will begin in early 2024 with a range of three and four-night trips to the Bahamas and five-night vacations to the western Caribbean. All these itineraries will feature classic Disney Cruise Line experiences such as Broadway-style shows, innovative dining, character encounters, and fireworks at sea.
All Disney Cruise 2024 sailings will include a stop at Castaway Cay- the private island reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Castaway Cay is located in the turquoise waters of the Bahamas and provides options to relax, explore, and spend quality time with family.
Disney Wish- 2024
The Disney Wish will offer three and four-night trips to Nassau, Bahamas, and Castaway Cay departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. This departure port is Disney Cruise Line’s home port and is located just one hour from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. This would be a great cruise to combine with a Walt Disney World visit making for one epic vacation!
Disney Fantasy- 2024
Also departing from Port Canaveral, the Disney Fantasy will continue seven-night sailings to the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean cruises will visit Tortola and St. Thomas, while western Caribbean itineraries will feature the ports of Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Every Disney Fantasy sailing also includes a stop at Castaway Cay, along with several days at sea.
Disney Fantasy – Special Sailings 2024
A special five-night trip on the Disney Fantasy voyage in July will set sail for Nassau with two stops in Castaway Cay, and a 10-night southern Caribbean adventure will give families an opportunity to visit Lighthouse Point while also stopping at the islands of Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Tortola and Castaway Cay.
Sailings to Lighthouse Point from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Inaugural Trip: Port Canaveral to Lighthouse Point
On June 8th, the Disney Magic will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida to its newest Bahamian destination, Lighthouse Point. This seven-day trip features two stops at Lighthouse Point and one day at Castaway Cay.
After the first sailing, the Disney Magic will embark from Fort Lauderdale on three, four, and five-night sailings to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. These itineraries will vary stops between Lighthouse Point and Castaway Cay. At Lighthouse point, Bahamian artists, historians and cultural ambassadors have partnered with Disney to create a memorable experience on this beach retreat.
This new location features an Arts and Cultural Pavilion to learn about and celebrate Bahamian traditions, a family beach along the Eleuthera shoreline, an interactive water play area, a gaming pavilion, market-style family dining, and more. In addition, there will be port adventures hosted by local tour guides who will offer the opportunity to explore Eleuthera’s beauty and engage in other exciting adventures.
Caribbean Adventures Sailing from Texas and Louisiana
Disney Magic- January-April 2024
Disney Magi c will have two limited-time engagements in Galveston in early 2024. The ship will embark on Caribbean adventures ranging in length from four to six nights through the end of January. Upon returning for another month-long stint between March and April, the ship will sail cruises ranging from four to seven nights to the western Caribbean during spring break.
The Disney Magic will depart New Orleans in February 2024 with four, five, and seven-night cruises to the Caribbean. This is also a great place to extend your trip as New Orleans offers plenty to experience for a family vacation.
Mexico Trips Sailing From California
Disney Wonder- March 2024
The Disney Wonder will be departing from San Diego, California in March 2024 for three- to seven-night voyages to Mexico, including the Baja peninsula. Adventures off-ship include some of Mexico’s most prized destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Ensenada. Other stops include the shores of Catalina Island off the California coast. This would be the perfect cruise to combine with a Disneyland vacation!
Disney Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver, Canada
This cruise will begin its journey from Vancouver in May through September of 2024 as the Disney Wonder sets sail for a journey exploring the beauty of Alaska with five, seven, and nine-night sailings. The cruise through the Inside Passage will take guests to witness the incredible scenery of port locations like Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, while also providing the opportunity to see the Hubbard Glacier and Stikine Icecap.
Guests will marvel at fjords and waterfalls that grace the landscape while also sighting bears, elk, and humpback whales. In addition to onboard entertainment, they can engage in port adventures like zip lining, wildlife expeditions, horseback riding, and more.
Read our full guide to a Disney Cruise trip to Alaska to see why this is one of the most popular cruise options for guests looking to explore one of the most beautiful corners of the United States!
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Fantasy becomes reality., onboard fun.
There’s never a dull moment aboard the Disney Fantasy! With a near endless number of activities, eateries and experiences for the entire family, it’s easy to not ever want to leave the ship.
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FIREWORKS AT SEA
Character appearances, first-run movies, daily activities.
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Fun comes in every form on the Disney Fantasy—with clubs for tweens to teens, adults-only areas and pools for everybody! View More
FOR THE ADULTS
Youth activities, sports and fitness.
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Savor distinctive choices onboard—from menus inspired by romantic destinations to restaurants with magical themes. View More
Casual dining, adult-exclusive dining.
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SPOTLIGHT AT SEA
With everything to do on the Disney Fantasy, how do you choose? Here are just a few of the must-see experiences worth a lifetime of memories.
Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular
Enjoy a live musical comedy based on the Disney classic complete with flying carpet, magic lamp and wise-cracking genie.
Pixar Day at Sea
Set sail for a whimsical day of incredible, rootin’ tootin’, one-of-a-kind surprises for kids of all ages!
Experience the AquaDuck, an exhilarating sky-high wild water ride—the first-of-its-kind water coaster at sea!
Indulge in tantalizing French-gourmet fare at this adult-exclusive restaurant boasting sweeping sea views and a chic ambience.
Sweet On You
Treat yourself to a decadent indulgence—these delightful frozen desserts are delicious fun for the whole family!
Designed especially for families, Disney Cruise Line staterooms aboard the Disney Fantasy are equipped with innovations that ensure the ultimate in comfort and relaxation for Guests of all ages.
Indulge in our most luxurious accommodations on the Disney Fantasy with large private verandahs, separate bedrooms, premium amenities and services.
Breathe in the ocean air from these richly appointed accommodations designed for families of 3 to 5—featuring a private balcony and sweeping sea views.
Relax in roomy, quarters bedecked in a charming nautical motif with Art Deco flourishes—plus one or 2 portholes for admiring the scenery.
Sleep soundly in spacious accommodations, each with a Magical Porthole showing real-time ocean views and animated Disney characters.
PORTS OF CALL
The Caribbean boasts some of the most breathtaking locales in the world—from sparkling sugary white shores to amazing underwater wonders.
White-sand beaches, rocky mountain landscapes and a European flair make this region a favorite of jetsetters and vacationers alike.
Embark on a scenic journey awash with historic sites and natural wonders in destinations that include Mexico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Reserved for Guests on Disney Cruise Line Caribbean and Bahamian cruise vacations, Castaway Cay is Disney's private island paradise.
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Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship
The Disney Fantasy mainly sails out of Port Canaveral, FL on the popular seven-night Caribbean itineraries – alternating Eastern and Western – including a stop at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay .
The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet and sailed her maiden voyage on March 31, 2012. A sister ship to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy features an AquaDuck water coaster, magical children’s areas, world-class entertainment, delightful dining, retreats for adults, and immersive experiences for guests of all ages with beloved Disney stories and characters. This massive ship features 14 decks and has 1,250 staterooms. As guests have come to expect from Disney Cruise Line, the newest ship combines state-of-the-art technology with the elegance and grandeur of old-time ocean liners. Every Disney Cruise Line ship has a signature character; the Fantasy is no different. The ship’s atrium is home to a bronze statue of Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse. Keeping in line with the vintage travel theme seen around the ship, Minnie is dressed in fashions from the 1920s and 30s, complete with a parasol and steamer trunk.
Disney Fantasy Ship Details:
- Birthplace: Meyer Werft – Papenburg, Germany
- Maiden Voyage: March 31, 2012
- Passenger Capacity: 4,000 | Gross Tonnage: 130,000 tons
- Number of Staterooms: 1,250
- Length: 1,115 feet | Beam: 121 feet | Height: 216 feet
Take a look at our Disney Fantasy photo galleries, including the dining locations, recreation areas, common areas, kids’ clubs, and adult areas!
- Disney Fantasy Dining and Restaurants
- Disney Fantasy Kids Clubs
- Disney Fantasy Staterooms
- Disney Fantasy Spa
- Disney Fantasy Upper Deck Areas for Kids
- Disney Fantasy Upper Deck Areas for Adults
- Disney Fantasy Upper Deck Areas for Families
DISNEY FANTASY STATEROOMS
The staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are designed especially for the needs of families. A popular feature for inside staterooms is the virtual portholes. These high-definition “portholes” have a 24-hour view of the ocean brought to you by a Hi-Def camera mounted outside the ship. Look closely – you may even see some of your favorite Disney characters float by!
Popular features from the classic ships are also available, like private verandahs, portholes with built-in seating, and elegant Art Deco decor.
- Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah (Category R)
- Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah (Category T)
- Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category V)
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category 4A-4D)
- Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category 5A-5E, 6A-6B)
- Deluxe Oceanview with Navigators Verandah (Category 7A)
- Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom (Category 8A-8D)
- Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (Category 9A-9B)
- Deluxe Inside Stateroom (Category 10A)
- Standard Inside Stateroom (Categories 11A-C)
DISNEY FANTASY RESTAURANTS
Restaurants on the Disney Fantasy include:
- Animators Palate (Main Dining)
- Enchanted Garden (Main Dining)
- Royal Court (Main Dining)
- Palo (Signature Dining, adults only)
- Remy (Signature Dining, adults only)
- Cabanas (Quick Service / Table Service)
- Flo’s Café (Quick Service)
- Frozone Treats (Quick Service)
- Eye Scream (Quick Service)
- Sweet on You (Ice Cream & other sweet treats)
The popular Animator’s Palate restaurant is on this ship as well, but a new twist has been added. An interactive dinner show called Animation Magic involves the guests in the animation shown during the meal. Guests are invited to draw characters in a template on their placemats when they first come into the restaurant; servers will collect the completed drawings, which later show up as animation on screens around the room. The guests’ names are shown in the credits and you will receive your drawings back with a special animator’s stamp added. The show uses special Disney-created software to bring the drawings to life, along with a brand-new musical score and never-before-scenes from Disney films. In addition to Animation Magic , Undersea Magic will also be shown on one of the other nights. Undersea Magic features Crush from Finding Nemo . Crush swims around the room on screens, interacting with diners and discussing his world under the sea.
This restaurant serves French-inspired, continental cuisine and is inspired by the classic Disney films Cinderella , Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , Beauty and the Beast , and Sleeping Beauty . Designed to look like a palace, some of the features include a whimsical chandelier, lighting fixtures made to look like Cinderella’s Carriage, mosaic tile murals of the princesses, and hidden images of glass slippers, apples, roses, and tiaras.
Enchanted Garden serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as the main dining restaurant. During the daytime meals, the ceiling is a bright blue sky. For the evening meal, the Enchanted Garden transforms itself from day to night with a starry sky full of constellations. The decor is made to feel like you are eating in the famous gardens of Versailles, France. You are surrounded by white trellises, arches, and landscape artwork. Lighting becomes part of the artwork, with the fixtures designed like glass flowers and light posts lining the center aisle. The glass flowers “bloom” at night and become colorful, as the rest of the gardens open as well. The centerpiece is a seven-foot-tall fountain with a Mickey Mouse statue in the center.
Cabanas is a Casual Dining restaurant that serves fresh food favorites. You have the option of eating indoors or outdoors on the pool deck. Cabanas is a buffet that also serves a few made-to-order food choices for breakfast and lunch. Cabanas is most easily accessible from the Aft elevators.
DISNEY FANTASY ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment aboard the Disney Fantasy is offered in unique settings, and all options are designed to fill your days at sea with memorable experiences. Guests can watch stage shows in the beautiful Walt Disney Theatre, first-run movies in the Buena Vista Theatre, and take part in character meet and greet across the ship.
Nightclubs and lounges on the Disney Fantasy bring the night to life with music, dancing, and socializing. From swanky to sporty, low key to high energy, you’ll find a hangout you’ll love amid the ship’s “adults-only at night” entertainment area, Europa.
Europa is the nighttime entertainment district on the Fantasy, located on Deck 4, Aft. Exclusively for guests aged 18 and up, Europa is the place to be in the evening, offering guests the chance to “travel” through the clubs and lounges of Europe!
One night during each cruise, guests will experience an international street party – “Viva Europa!” Singers, dancers, and interactive performers will move through the 5 clubs, bringing the entertainment to a whole new level.
- La Piazza is a lounge inspired by the cities of Italy and their famous outdoor plazas. The bar here takes center stage – modeled after a vintage carousel and surrounded by colorful Venetian masks. A Vespa (complete with sidecar) and intimate booths add to the feeling that you’re spending a romantic evening in Italy. La Piazza serves Italian favorites like sparkling Prosecco, Moretti Peroni beer, red and white wines, grappa, and limoncello.
- O’Gill’s Pub features classic Irish neighborhood pub decor and dark wood accented in brass. This is the place to be when the game’s on – HD TVs will be broadcasting live sporting events. O’Gills serves up Irish classics but with a Fantasy twist – their own private-label Irish Cream and vintage Irish whisky.
- Ooh La La , the ship’s champagne bar, will remind guests of a French boudoir, complete with Victorian furniture, velvet-tufted walls, and mirrors. The bar, designed to look like a sparkling jewelry box, serves Fantasy’s private label – Ooh La La Champagne by Taittinger.
- The Tube dance club is like stepping into the London transportation system. Floors are covered with route maps, Big Ben inspires the bar, and a photo op with one of four red English phone booths. The illuminated dance floor features a Union Jack flag. The Tube offers two live shows for their guests. “Pop!” will test guests’ trivia knowledge about pop culture and “London Rocks!” brings English rock and roll to life with dancers, singers, and audience participation. Drinks served here include 1863 (the year London’s Tube opened) with vanilla vodka and Imperial English Breakfast Tea.
- Skyline has a chic penthouse feel and offers panoramic views of European skylines as they transform from day to night. From your seat, take in the views of St. Petersburg, Russia; Athens, Greece; Florence, Italy; Budapest, Hungary; Paris; London, and Barcelona. As the skyline changes, so do the music, the art, and the menu! Signature cocktails, inspired by the city of the day, are offered here. Because of its popularity in the Dream, Skyline on the Fantasy is one-third bigger than its predecessor.
Meridian Bar is located on Deck 12 located between Palo and Remy. Enjoy a pre or post-dinner cocktail in this adults-only bar. The decor is inspired by the golden age of sea travel. A sextant navigational tool is embedded on the floor, the booths are decorated with buckles like old luggage and the walls are covered with leather maps and passport stamps.
Senses Spa & Salon sports a contemporary design and offers a variety of services. The Rejuvenation Spa offers an array of cosmetic body and facial treatments.
For the Whole Family
Like the other ships in the fleet, Disney Fantasy offers Broadway-style stage shows at night. Two new shows are being performed. Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular is a musical comedy with many of the classic scenes and songs from the film that used to be presented in the Hyperion Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park. At times, performers will be in the aisles of the theater, making guests feel like they’re a part of the show. A new song, To Be Free , is included and was written for the show by Alan Menken, who composed the original score. In addition to the two new shows, other productions offered are a Welcome Aboard show, Disney’s Believe , and Frozen – A Musical Spectacular.
The D Lounge is the ship’s main hangout for games, dance parties, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.
The “it’s a small world” group babysitting center is designed for little ones from 6 months to 3 years of age. This is the only option open to parents of the little ones as there is no in-room babysitting service on the ship. Unlike the planned programs for older children, the nursery has a charge per hour with a minimum of 1 hour. For additional children in the same family, the charge is a little less per hour. Cancellations can be made without penalty 4 hours in advance.
Character meet-and-greets, storytelling sessions, dress-up opportunities, cool interactive games, and larger-than-life playgrounds are sure to inspire kids 3 to 12 years of age at the Oceaneer Club activity center that’s inhabited by classic Disney, Marvel, and Disney·Pixar characters.
Imagination rules at the Oceaneer Lab that is dedicated to exploration, where children ages 3 to 12 years of age are invited to play inventive games, perform wacky experiments and participate in all kinds of educational activities amid distinctly themed rooms.
DISNEY FANTASY RECREATION
Just like on the Disney Dream, the AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Fantasy features 250 yards of transparent tubing that sends you twisting and turning over the top decks and out over the sea. This coaster is 765 feet long and features a 4 deck drop. Riders must be 42″ tall to ride with someone else, 54″ to ride alone. If a rider is under 7 years old, they must ride with someone 14 years of age or older.
The 1,800-square-foot AquaLab water play area on Deck 12 is filled with water pop jets, geysers, and bubblers, perfect to keep the whole family cool. Just as Disney does with all their attractions, there is a story as to how the AquaLab came to be. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Donald Duck’s nephews, created the AquaLab, but it’s up to young cruisers to operate the AquaLab to keep the AquaDuck up and running for the other guests! At three different stations, there are wheels to turn and levers to pull, “controlling” the speed and temperature of the AquaDuck water coaster. One leaky wall invites kids to cover squirting holes and pipes, soaking themselves in the process. The Ducky Dinghy leaks water from overhead.
AquaLab isn’t the only new water feature to be found on Disney Fantasy. On Deck 12 Forward, a canopy shades a fountain surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing near the water. Satellite Falls, an adults-only area on Deck 13 Forward, includes a circular splash pool with benches and a cascading rain curtain.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Themed “dress-up nights” have always been popular on Disney cruise ships, so Disney Cruise Line is making things a little easier for guests on the Fantasy. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is available for makeovers, including hair, makeup, nails, and costumes. Exclusive Disney Cruise Line packages are available, allowing guests to transform into Captain Mickey Mouse, Princess Minnie Mouse, and First Mate Minnie Mouse. For the pirate nights, the Boutique becomes the Pirate’s League, offering such pirate garb as makeup, swords, earrings, and eye patches. A cancellation fee will be applied for no-shows or for failure to cancel 24 hours before the appointment.
The Fitness Center onboard the Disney Fantasy is located on Deck 11/Forward and is a full-service facility that hosts aerobic, yoga, and Pilates classes, as well as health seminars. Weight machines, ellipticals, and personal trainers ($89 for a 60 min session) will keep you in great shape while on vacation! The 2,500-square-foot fitness center is open to guests ages 18 and older from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm, except on days when the ship is docked.
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Disney Fantasy Ship Facts
The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet. With 14 towering decks, the ship has the capacity to accommodate 4,000 passengers. Aboard this majestic sailing vessel, state-of-the-art technology meets early 20th-century design recalling the golden age of cruising in the 1930s. Here, you’ll find the vast array of comforts, outstanding service and timeless beauty of a ship that’s sure to capture your heart and imagination.
Birthplace Meyer Werft – Papenburg, Germany
Maiden Voyage March 31, 2012
Home Port Port Canaveral, FL
Ship’s Registry Bahamas
Tonnage 130,000 gross tons
Length 1,115 feet
Beam 121 feet
Draft 28 feet
Height 216 feet
Speed 22 knots cruising speed (maximum 23.5 knots)
Passenger Decks 14
Capacity 4,000 passengers
- 150 Inside Staterooms (12%)
- 199 ocean view
- 901 verandah (includes 21 suites)
Main Public Areas
- Atrium Lobby – Deck 3 (atrium spans three decks)
- Walt Disney Theatre (1,340 capacity; live original productions) – Decks 3 and 4
- Buena Vista Theatre (399 capacity; motion pictures) – Decks 4 and 5
- Preludes theatre concessions – Deck 3
- Bon Voyage atrium lobby bar – Deck 3
- Vista Café – Deck 4
- Shutters (Capturing Memories) photo gallery – Deck 4
- Vista Gallery – Deck 4
- Guest Services – Deck 3
- Port Adventures – Deck 5
- D Lounge – Deck 4
- AquaDuck water coaster – entrance on Deck 12
- AquaLab water play area – Deck 12
- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Deck 5
- Goofy’s Sports deck – Deck 13
- Donald’s Pool – Deck 11
- Mickey’s Pool – Deck 11
- Nemo’s Reef water-play area – Deck 11
- Arr-cade – Deck 11
- Mickey’s Mainsail, Sea Treasures, Whitecaps retail shops – Deck 3
- Whozits & Whatzits retail shop – Deck 11
- It’s a Small World Nursery – Deck 5
- Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Deck 5
- Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – Deck 5
- Vibe teen club – Deck 5
- Edge tween club – Deck 13
- O’Gill’s Pub
- Senses Spa & Salon – Deck 11
- Quiet Cove Pool – Deck 11
- Satellite Sun Deck – Deck 13
- Cove Bar – Deck 11
- Cove Café – Deck 11
- Meridian bar – Deck 12
- Waves bar – Deck 12
- Currents bar – Deck 13
- Enchanted Garden main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 2
- Animator’s Palate main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
- Royal Court main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
- Remy adult-exclusive fine dining (68 capacity) – Deck 12
- Palo adult-exclusive fine dining (128 inside / 16 outside capacity) – Deck 12
- Cabanas casual dining – Deck 11
- Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, Fillmore’s Favorites quick service – Deck 11
- Eye Scream ice cream – Deck 11
- Frozone Treats smoothies – Deck 11
The Disney ships are painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors – black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo.
Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboats, instead of the traditional regulation orange. Disney was granted special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to paint the lifeboats yellow, to keep with the special color theming of the ship.
Disney ships are the only cruise ships to have four captains – the ship’s captain, Captain Mickey, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Offer free soft drinks any time of day or night, with a free 24/7 beverage station offering sodas, coffee, tea and water.
In a cruise industry first, most staterooms on Disney ships feature a split “bath-and-a-half” design, providing families the added convenience of a sink and tub/shower in one room and a sink and toilet in a separate room.
The ship’s horn on the Disney Fantasy is a prominent element of the “Sailing Away” deck party at the start of every cruise and is quite the musical talent. The horns are able to sound the first musical line of “When You Wish Upon a Star” as well as the second line of the song (“makes no difference who you are”) plus, several measures of “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” “It’s a Small World,” “Be Our Guest,” “Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me)” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
The characters Dumbo and Timothy on the Disney Fantasy’s stern weigh in at more than 2,300 pounds. Dumbo is a little over eight feet long from head to tail with an “ear span” of seven feet. Timothy sits 2’6″ tall on Dumbo’s hat and is holding a paint brush that’s about 3’10″long. Dumbo was sculpted from large foam blocks by Walt Disney Imagineering artists in Glendale, Calif. The sculpted pieces were then shipped to Florida where Disney craftsmen and artists created him in fiberglass and paint over a frame of marine-grade stainless steel. The duo was installed in Papenburg, Germany.
The Art Nouveau-inspired chandelier on the Disney Fantasy cascades downward from a massive, illuminated stained-glass flourish on the ceiling in vibrant hues of greens and blues. The chandelier itself is more than 10 feet in diameter, a one-of-a-kind work of art evoking a peacock in stained glass and more than 60,000 clear Swarovski crystal beads.
Every Disney Cruise Line ship has an atrium lobby statue celebrating a classic Disney character. The Disney Fantasy’s bronze-cast pièce de résistance is Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse, dressed in vintage fashion with a parasol and steamer luggage at her side.
Walt Disney Imagineers elevated the AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Fantasy in order to maximize space on the deck. And with the AquaDuck in place, they had room for their imaginations to concoct yet another family activity on the Disney Fantasy – AquaLab! This 1,800-square-foot get-wet area on Deck 12 is filled with pop jets, geysers and bubblers.
Muppet Pepe the King Prawn, who stars in the ship’s new Midship Detective Agency game, has his very own stateroom on the Disney Fantasy. Located down the hall from the youth clubs, the door to stateroom 5148 ½ is decked out with Pepe’s activity schedule, photos of his Muppet friends and notes from guests. While no one has ever actually seen the Muppet-sized door open, Pepe has not been shy bragging about the space reserved just for him.
Sips, sights and sounds of the diverse cities, countries and cultures of Europe – that’s what’s in store all in one evening and all in one place aboard the Disney Fantasy. The adult nightlife district Europa features five clubs and lounges that treat the senses to a taste of Ireland, England, France and Italy plus stunning skylines and signature cocktails inspired by Russia, Greece, Hungary and Spain.
Guests can celebrate special occasions with a one-of-a-kind toast at nightspots dedicated to “bubbly.” A special Taittinger Nocturne with Jessica Rabbit gracing the bottle is the signature bubbly in Ooh La La, the Disney Fantasy’s Champagne-themed cocktail bar.
Ahoy, mateys! Subtle nautical motif adorns Disney Cruise Line ships, including traditional maritime symbols and lettering that only the conscientious sailor can spot. For example, on the carpet in the Disney Fantasy stateroom corridors, a ship’s wheel encompasses a map of the world and nautical flags spell out the name of the ship.
At 1,115 feet, the Disney Fantasy is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (1,063 feet) and longer than the height of New York City’s famous Chrysler Building (1,047 feet).
A leader in family entertainment, Disney is the only cruise line to first-run feature films, including films in 3-D, with movies premiering at sea on the same day that they are released on land.
Don’t worry about getting a chill! The swimming pools on Disney ships are heated when the water temperature drops below 75 degrees. The Disney Fantasy was worth the wait! From cutting the first piece of steel on March 16, 2010, until the Maiden Voyage on March 31, 2012, it was just over two years in the making. That’s 747 days, and to get technical, that’s 17,928 hours.
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Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy
Two majestic ships that will take you on an unforgettable journey around the Caribbean and beyond.
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are two sister ships that share one beautiful design.
Step on board and you'll enter a world of elegance and wonder, mixed with plenty of Disney storytelling and fun.
Both ships combine timelessly elegant early 20th century décor with state of the art facilities and outstanding service from the friendly Disney Crew Members .
Staterooms - Your Place to Stay on Board
Each ship has 1,250 welcoming staterooms for you and your family to stay in.
Whether you choose a deluxe room with a verandah or a cosy standard stateroom, you can expect to find a comfortable couch, bathroom with bathtub and plenty of space to stretch out and relax , plus Magical Portholes with live-streamed real-time views in the inside staterooms.
Entertainment and Activities
A Disney Cruise is all about fun, whatever your age and however you like to relax.
The whole family can enjoy musical live shows , first-run films, digital 3D movies and deck parties.
For teens and tweens there's a choice of social areas with videogames, TV and places to hang out and make friends.
For kids there are kids' clubs and activities to take part in, plus live shows, a kids' pool and places to play games and dress up.
For adults , you will be spoilt for choice too, with an array of restaurants, nightclubs and lounges , and a grown-ups only pool, spa and fitness centre to relax in.
For families there's a variety of fascinating activities , from deck parties, live shows and attractions such as AquaDuck water coaster, to movie showings at the Buena Vista Theatre , where you and your family can enjoy classical Disney films or first-run releases on deck under the stars.
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Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream Fun Facts
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The ship’s horn on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream is a prominent element of the “Sailing Away” deck party at the start of every cruise and is quite the musical talent. The horns are able to sound the first musical line of “When You Wish Upon a Star” as well as the second line of the song (“makes no difference who you are”) plus, several measures of “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” “It’s a Small World,” “Be Our Guest,” “Hi Diddle Dee Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me)” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” New in October 2015, the Disney Dream added “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” to her horn’s musical repertoire.
The characters Dumbo and Timothy on the Disney Fantasy’s stern weigh in at more than 2,300 pounds. Dumbo is a little more than eight feet long from head to tail with an “ear span” of seven feet. Timothy sits 2’6” tall on Dumbo’s hat and is holding a paint brush that’s about 3’10” long. Dumbo was sculpted from large foam blocks by Walt Disney Imagineering artists in Glendale, Calif. The sculpted pieces were then shipped to Florida where Disney craftsmen and artists created him in fiberglass and paint over a frame of marine-grade stainless steel. The duo was installed in Papenburg, Germany.
The Sorcerer Mickey Mouse on the Disney Dream’s stern is about 14 feet long. Constructed of stainless steel and fiberglass, it weighs approximately 2,500 pounds. The “ornament” was sculpted at Walt Disney Imagineering in California, structurally designed by engineers at Disney Cruise Line and Meyer Werft in Germany, manufactured in Sarasota, Fla., finish-painted in Orlando, and then transported by ship to Germany for final installation on the Disney Dream. From sculpture to the stern of the Disney Dream was a journey of about 15,000 miles for Mickey Mouse.
The Art Nouveau-inspired chandelier on the Disney Fantasy cascades downward from a massive, illuminated stained-glass flourish on the ceiling in vibrant hues of greens and blues. The chandelier itself is more than 10 feet in diameter, a one-of-a-kind work of art evoking a peacock in stained glass and more than 60,000 clear Swarovski crystal beads. The Disney Dream’s Art Deco-style chandelier sparkles with thousands of hand-crafted crystal beads and glows with colorful glasswork. Crafted in Brixen, located in Northern Italy, the chandelier is 22 feet diameter at the ceiling plate and comes down 13 feet from the ceiling. It is 24kt gold plated with a total of 88,680 Swarovski crystal beads ranging in size from 6mm to 12mm.
Every Disney Cruise Line ship has an atrium lobby statue celebrating a classic Disney character . The Disney Fantasy’s bronze-cast pièce de résistance is Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse, dressed in vintage fashion with a parasol and steamer luggage at her side and Admiral Donald is striking a pose on the Disney Dream. They are the subject of as many memorable vacation photos as their counterparts: Mickey at the helm (Disney Magic) and Ariel sitting pretty (Disney Wonder).
Walt Disney Imagineers elevated the AquaDuck water coaster on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in order to maximize space on the deck. And with the AquaDuck in place, they had room for their imaginations to concoct yet another “ducky” family activity on the Disney Fantasy — AquaLab! This 1,800-square-foot get-wet area on Deck 12 is filled with pop jets, geysers and bubblers … and ultimately a lot of silly laughter!
Muppet Pepe the King Prawn , who stars in the ship’s new Midship Detective Agency game, has his very own stateroom on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. Located down the hall from the youth clubs, the door to stateroom 5148 ½ is decked out with Pepe’s activity schedule, photos of his Muppet friends and notes from guests. While no one has ever actually seen the Muppet-sized door open, Pepe has not been shy bragging about the space reserved just for him.
Sips, sights and sounds of the diverse cities, countries and cultures of Europe—that’s what’s in store all in one evening and all in one place aboard the Disney Fantasy. The adult nightlife district Europa features five clubs and lounges that treat the senses to a taste of Ireland, England, France and Italy plus stunning skylines and signature cocktails inspired by Russia, Greece, Hungary and Spain.
Guests can celebrate special occasions with a one-of-a-kind toast aboard the Disney Dream. French champagne-maker Taittinger crafted a signature bubbly for Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar, with a pink elephant from the classic film “Dumbo” adorning the bottle.
Two huge mosaic walls based on the Disney•Pixar animated film “Finding Nemo” are showcased in Cabanas casual-dining restaurant. Hand-crafted uniquely for the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream by Italian artists, each wall is more than 25 feet wide and more than 8 feet high and contains approximately 194,500 tiles in 200 colors of hand-crafted Venetian enamel. A team of nine artists created the mosaics based on Pixar designs depicting the underwater world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and characters featured in the motion picture.
Ahoy, mateys! Subtle nautical motif adorns Disney Cruise Line ships, including traditional maritime symbols and lettering that only the conscientious sailor can spot. For example, 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 .
At 1,115 feet , the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (1,063 feet) and longer than the height of New York City’s famous Chrysler Building (1,047 feet).
When the Disney Fantasy sailed into New York for her christening on March 1, 2012, the ship made the Statue of Liberty look slender. At 130,000 gross tons the Disney Fantasy is more than 500 times heavier than Lady Liberty. While the baby elephant Dumbo serves as the ship’s stern character, in real life he would have to gather 24,266 adult male African elephants to match the weight of the Disney Fantasy.
The Disney Fantasy was worth the wait . From cutting the first piece of steel on March 16, 2010, until the Maiden Voyage on March 31, 2012, it was just over two years in the making. That’s 747 days, and to get technical, that’s 17,928 hours.
Among the leading-edge technical effects in the Walt Disney Theatre is an infrared camera with motion tracking , allowing the movement of performers to be blended with projected digital animated effects.
Guests can settle into luxurious comfort in staterooms and suites featuring plush bath towels and deluxe bed linens by Frette. Founded in 1860 in France and now based in Milan, Italy, Frette created custom-design bath towels and bed linens for the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream with what is regarded as the world’s finest cotton, from El Amria in Egypt. Elsewhere on Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, the two adult-exclusive restaurants, Palo and Remy, use all Frette dining linens.
A “light point” is shipbuilders’ lingo for “anything that’s a light.” There are approximately 80,000 light points on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream— “double the normal number for a ship this size,” according to Meyer Werft, the shipyard in Germany where the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream were built. The large number is the result of Disney’s flare for theatrical experiences—accomplished primarily with LEDs and other environmentally friendly lighting.
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon in Disney’s Oceaneer Club on the Disney Dream is one of the most detailed youth spaces ever designed for a Disney ship. It features more than 1,000 LED lights, four animated props—including R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker’s training remote—and dozens of unique sound effects. Interactive buttons, levers and controls allow children to trigger special detours through the galaxy, such as the Death Star trench run sequence from the original 1987 Star Tours attraction at Disneyland.
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The Disney Fantasy started sailing in 2012. Former names: none. The Disney Fantasy is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Disney Fantasy has 1250 cabins. You can expect between 2500 to 3500 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Disney Fantasy has a space ratio of 37.1. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 51.9. The Disney Fantasy has 1458 crew members on board. There are 2 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.
The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently. 2011- Disney Dream 2012- Disney Fantasy
There are 25 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.
There are 14 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 9.
This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.
This is the lines 4th vessel and second ship in the Dream-class. The maiden voyage was on March 31, 2012. Sister ship to the Disney Dream. During drydock May 2017 added Star Wars feature, Marvel Super Hero Academy, a new frozen desert venue called Sweet on You and Tiffany & Co. Shop. The ship has 11 musical horns that can play songs from Disney movies and parks. Fun features on this ship include the Aqua Duck water coaster, magical portholes showing real-time sea views in inside cabins, a Remy French restaurant, and many venues for teens and adults. There are 3 main dining rooms on board, each with their own theme. The Enchanted Gardens décor is inspired by the gardens of Versailles and features a 4-course feast. The Royal Palace puts you right in the middle of a Disney fairytale, and the cuisine is French-inspired. Animators Palate engages guests in an interactive dinner show and serves Pacific Rim and American cuisine. During the drydock in 2017, the kids clubs were updated to add the Marvel Super Hero Academy and Star Wars Command Post. Typically departs from Port Canaveral.
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- 2 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
- No Rock Climbing Wall
- No Flow Rider
- No Ice Rink
- No Ropes Course
- Sports Court
- Jogging Track
- No Cigar Lounge
- Video Arcade
- Show Lounge
- Fitness Center
- No Bridge Viewing Area
- Outdoor Movie Screen
- Teen Lounge
- No Passenger Promenade
- No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
- Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
- Sports Simulator
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- Smoking is prohibited in all indoor areas, cabins, and balconies. Note: On the Magic and Wonder the smoking area is Deck 9 forward port side, Deck 4 starboard from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. On the Dream and Fantasy smoking is permitted Deck 12 port side near Currents Bar. Deck 12 port side aft (outdoor area accessed through Meridian Lounge), Deck 4 portside aft (outside promenade) from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
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The 2,500-passenger (4,000 max occupancy) Disney Fantasy debuted in March 2012 and is geared toward seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries (including a stop at Castaway Cay, DCL's private island).
There's no neon, jam-packed bar or bank of glittery ascending elevators in Disney Fantasy's marvelous three-deck atrium -- just a bronze statue of Minnie Mouse, a grand piano, marble floor, a curving staircase and enough art nouveau flourishes to keep would-be designers in awe for days. (The chandelier alone is a jaw-dropper.) The entire affair takes its cue from a peacock, so there are feathery swirls aplenty -- even in the metalwork gracing the walls -- and a rich Caribbean palette of blue, green and gold. Interior balconies on all sides provide excellent vantage points for the events held there, including performances (vocal and instrumental), character greetings and even a tree-lighting ceremony at Christmas.
The ship boasts many other fun touches, too, including the AquaDuck water coaster, an innertube water slide that circles above the pool deck; magical portholes showing real-time sea views in inside cabins; the uber-deluxe Remy French restaurant; and sophisticated venues for teens and adults. Notably, children can enjoy some of the best kids clubs at sea -- the result of a 2017 refurb -- featuring the Marvel Super Hero Academy and Star Wars Command Post. Public spaces remain a sea of polished wood and Disney artwork, and cabins are spacious with thoughtful touches like divider curtains and USB charging outlets.
At the risk of sounding cheesy, what's amazing about Disney cruises is that they bring magic to everyone onboard, from solo cruisers and adult couples to families, without shoving it down anyone's throat. There's a delightful balance of kid- and family-focused activities and adults-only pursuits that ensures the little ones and even the most kid-phobic of travelers will have a great time.
Disney's primary market, of course, is families, especially those with young kids. However, teen cruisers will find much to like in the venues geared toward them. Beyond that, Disney has strong appeal for multigenerational travelers, and its spa, bar district and alternate dining facilities mean that adults of any age will find their own spaces onboard. The passenger makeup is dominated by American and Canadian travelers.
Disney Fantasy Dress Code
The dress code is casual during the day and resort casual most evenings. Think jackets for men, but no ties, and pants outfits or summer dresses for women. Shorts are allowed in the main dining rooms. (Note: While jeans are allowed in Palo, shorts and flip-flops are not.) Dress-up is part of the Disney shtick, however -- be it princess gowns for young girls or tuxes for dads. Many passengers dress to the nines on Fantasy's sole semiformal evening, and you'll be shocked at how many people throw themselves into pirate night, so pack your eye patch and fake parrot.
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