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Updated November 2020

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship 2020


Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Considering a Disney Cruise on the Fantasy?

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!

About the Disney Fantasy


Disney Fantasy History

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

Disney Fantasy Facts & Trivia


  • 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 Deck Plan


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IS THAT INCLUDED?
All services / experiences mentioned in this Disney Fantasy guide are included in the price of your cruise unless otherwise noted.
For more info, read What's Included in a Disney Cruise?

DISNEY FANTASY DINING

Main Dining


About Disney Fantasy Restaurants

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

Deck 2

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

Deck 3

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.


Animator's Palate

Deck 3

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

Deck 11

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.


PRELUDES

Deck 3

Snack bar outside the Walt Disney Theatre that serves soda, popcorn and other snacks. All items sold here are an additional charge.

VISTA CAFE

Deck 4

You will find coffee and pastries here in the morning and cocktails at night. Some items incur an additional charge.

EYE SCREAM TREATS

Deck 11

All the ice cream you can eat! It's free soft-serve, available at all times of the day. It's a dream come true for kids (and most adults too).


FROZONE TREATS

Deck 11

Very close to the pools, you can purchase specialty smoothies made of yogurt & frozen fruit here.

FLO'S CAFE

Deck 11

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.


SENSES JUICE BAR

Deck 11

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


SWEET ON YOU

Deck 11

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
BEVERAGE STATION

Deck 11

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
ROOM SERVICE

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.

Our favorite room service items are chocolate chip cookies and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars!

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

Deck 12

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

Deck 12

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

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.


DISNEY FANTASY ENTERTAINMENT

Shows


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 - 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.  


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

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's Believe

A hardworking father finds himself of some Disney "magic" to reconnect with his little girl.

Deck Parties


Sail-Away Celebration

Start your Disney Fantasy vacation with the Fab Five (Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto) and their friends. The whole ship comes to the top deck for some fun as you pull away from your home port.

Seasonal Celebrations

Halloween and Christmas are special times onboard. The crew adorns the ship with festive decorations and guests experience a fun set of seasonal activities and parties.

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.


Kids Clubs


Disney Fantasy: It's a Small World Nursery
IT'S A SMALL WORLD NURSERY

Deck 5

Childcare for your wee ones. You can leave kids ages 6 months to 3 years old at the nursery.

The Cast Members at the nursery are well-trained Disney counselors who will feed your child at the proper time, change diapers, and lead the kids in crafts, activities and games.

Additional charge and reservations suggested.

OCEANEER CLUB & LAB

Deck 5

Children ages 3-12 will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day. Each room in the club has a fun theme, completely developed by the best Disney imagineers, such as Andy’s Room, Marvels Super Hero Academy, Disney Junior or Frozen Adventures.

Don’t be surprised if you barely see your kids during the cruise!

EDGE

Deck 13

This hangout is perfect for the tweens and offers a space for them to watch movies, craft, play games and hang out with other kids their age (ages 11-14).

VIBE

Deck 5

Teens 14-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. (Did I mention you might not see your kids that much?)

CHILL SPA

Deck 11

A spa for teens 13 to 17 years old. Enjoy a Bath Ice Cream Pedicure, a Hot Chocolate Wrap, an Acne Attack Facial, or much more at this soothing teen spa. Teens get stressed out too! Additional charge applies.

BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOUTIQUE

Deck 5

Disney Magic's very own salon where boys are transformed into knights or pirates, and girls become beautiful princesses. For ages 3-12. Additional charges apply, but at least stop by and get the FREE pixie dust.

Adults Only (18 and up)


THE TUBE

Deck 4

At night, it's a fun hotspot where adults can enjoy drinks, performances, karaoke, live music, and dancing. Themed like a trendy British nightclub, it is a nice setting for other fun family entertainment or small shows during the day.

BON VOYAGE BAR

Deck 3

Located in the Grand Atrium, this is a good central place to grab a cocktail or coffee while meeting up with loved ones.

O'GILLS PUB

Deck 4

An inviting bar resembling an Irish pub. Play board games or watch live sporting events via satellite.

MERIDIAN LOUNGE

Deck 12

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

Deck 4

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

Deck 4

A personal favorite. Every 15 minutes, the "windows" (huge digital displays) change to a different international hotspot, such as London, Barcelona, or Hong Kong. It's fun to watch the characters on the street, in the apartments, etc, but best of all is when you can spot a cameo from Mickey Mouse.

OOH LA LA

Deck 4

Romantic champagne bar with Louis XIV chaises and candle-like lighting.

CURRENTS BAR

Deck 13

Soak in the views of the whole ship and the sea from Deck 13. You won't find a bar with better views on the ship. Drinks are open-air, so order a favorite cocktail and watch the sunset.

COVE CAFE

Deck 11

We love to tell people about this serene, out-of-the-way spot on Deck 11 that overlooks Quiet Cove Pool. It's adults only and you can get your hands on some gourmet coffee (additional charge), enjoy a pastry or surf the internet.

SENSES SPA & SALON

Deck 9

High end salon treatments in a gorgeous spa setting with incredible ocean views. Spa treatments incur additional expense.

More Family Fun


Midship Detective Agency

Deck 5

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

Deck 4

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

Deck 4

Watch classic movies (usually Disney) or blockbuster new releases (also usually Disney). If you have a couple of hours to kill and you want to escape the sun, this art deco styled movie theater is a fine place to do it.

Funnel Vision

Deck 11

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.


DISNEY FANTASY POOLS

Mickey's Pool & Slide

Deck 11

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

Deck 11

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

Deck 12

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.


Nemo's Reef

Deck 11

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.


Funnel Puddle Pool

Deck 12

Just a quiet little wading pool. Another enjoyable spot that's a little out of the way.

Quiet Cove Pool

Deck 9

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+.


Satellite Falls

Deck 13

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+.


DISNEY FANTASY SPORTS & RECREATION


Running Track on Disney Fantasy

Running Track

Deck 4

Deck 4 has a 1/3 mile track that allows you to run the length of the ship in a full circle. Enjoy a dazzling view of the open ocean while you run.

Shuffleboard

Deck 4

I don't think my family knows the REAL rules of shuffleboard, but that doesn't stop us from having a good time on the shuffleboard court.

Goofy's Sports Deck

Deck 13

Play miniature golf, ping-pong, basketball or foosball -- all in the open-air. For an additional charge, enjoy a variety of virtual sports simulators.

Fitness Center

Deck 11

Eat a little too much last night? Work it off at the Fitness Center. I don't normally enjoy working out on vacation, but with the ocean view here...why not?

Gym is free but they have classes for an additional fee. Must be 18 or older to use the Disney Dream fitness center.

DISNEY FANTASY SHOPPING


Sea Treasures

Deck 3

Nautical apparel and official DCL collectibles. These signature items are only available on Disney Cruise Line ships.

White Caps

Deck 3

The one-stop shop onboard. Jewelry, duty-free liquor and cigars, as well as sundries and fragrances.

Tiffany & Co.

Deck 4

Discover exquisite jewelry and other luxury accessories at Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. on Disney Fantasy

Mickey's Mainsail

Deck 3

Costumes and accessories go with other DCL merchandise.

Vista Gallery

Deck 4

Even if you're not an art aficionado, any Disney-phile will appreciate the artwork of legendary Disney artists featuring your favorite Disney scenes and characters.

Vista Gallery on Disney Fantasy

Shutters: The Onboard Photography Shop

Deck 4

This is where you can view all of your cruise photos or arrange private photo sessions with Disney Magic's traveling photographers.

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Meet and Greets

DISNEY FANTASY CONCIERGE

The most luxury and premium stateroom experience you can purchase on Disney Cruise Line is called Concierge.

Concierge Guests have exclusive access to special, Concierge-only areas on the ship, including the Concierge Lounge and Concierge Sundeck.

Concierge Lounge

Deck 12

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

Deck 13

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.



OTHER ONBOARD SERVICES


Health Center

Deck 1

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

Deck 1

When arriving at most destinations, the ship will dock at a pier, allowing guests to walk off the ship using a gangway.

There are ports, however, where the ship is required to anchor offshore and take a "tender" -- a small boat -- from the ship to the dock.

Guest Services

Deck 3

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

Deck 5

Port Adventures Desk will help you plan or book excursions through Disney Cruise Line.

Onboard Sales Desk

Deck 4

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 5 Aft
  • Deck 6 Forward
  • Deck 7 Forward
  • Deck 8 Aft
  • 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

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call - Docked at Grand Cayman Island
Want to know where the Disney Fantasy will be sailing in 2018, 2019 and 2020?

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:

  • 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 2020

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

  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Castaway Cay (Disney's Private Island)
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • St. John's, Antigua
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

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