Evaluating Disney's Cruise ship Fantasy. What is your Take?

Dwain Wall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CruiseOne, the nation’s leading cruise retailer, recently returned from Disney Fantasy’s inaugural sailing. Below are his thoughts:

This ship is fit for travelers of all ages.

Multigenerational groups should look no further than Disney Fantasy, given the diversity of onboard activities and dining options.  Disney has really worked hard to incorporate elements of each family member’s dream vacation onboard Fantasy.  The show Wishes is a production appropriate for all ages.  The private, adults-only areas of the ship are an especially nice retreat.  Castaway Cay is an amazing private island oasis that only Disney could create, with bicycling, swimming with stingrays, character encounters, age-specific play areas and more.  I was especially impressed by the beach wheelchairs Disney offers, which make shore excursions accessible and ensure every family member can participate in the fun. 

 

A meal is no longer just a meal.

When guests sit down to dine at the Animator’s Palate restaurant, they immediately become engaged in creative, unique ways.  Disney has taken the traditional family dinner and turned it into a 360-degree experience.  Children – as well as adults – have the chance to interact with animators through dinner, who draw images that instantly come alive on the walls of the restaurant.  This interactive experience is something incredible to watch as it comes to life and will take any cruiser’s vacation to the next level.

 

Evening entertainment is absolutely unprecedented.

Evenings aboard Fantasy are enchanting.  The fireworks display that lights up the Caribbean – which is choreographed to everyone’s favorite Disney tunes – is an exciting magical Disney moment at sea.