It's no secret that I love Disney Cruise Line. No, I don't work for Disney or get any money for recommending them but I wish I could make a commission from all of the cruises I have sold simply by wearing my Disney Cruise t-shirt and enthusiastically answering the inevitable question the shirt provokes, “Would you recommend a Disney Cruise?”
Why yes, I would! I have sailed on Disney's Magic, Dream, and most recently on their newest ship, Fantasy. I set sail on Disney's Fantasy on a 3-night preview cruise for media, travel agents, and their families or friends. Because I didn't want to spend the money to fly the whole family to Florida, and because my three best friends and my sister were all unable to accompany me for varying reasons, I went solo. Was it lonely? A bit. Was it incredible nonetheless? You bet your mouse ears it was!
Cruising alone enabled me to really take notice of the fantastical details on this ship without distraction. (Plus, I got to enjoy some Disney Fantasy nightlife with some fellow solo cruisers!) Here are some photos of my discoveries.
This gorgeous Atrium Lobby with its peacock chandelier and matching carpet is the first thing you see when boarding the ship.
The AquaDuck Water Coaster and nearby yellow Mickey's Pool Slide attract eager sliders all day long.
I was surprised to find the unique-to-Fantasy AquaLab empty. I suspect that on full sailings this area near the entry to the AquaDuck will attract more splashers seeking a reprieve from full pools and the Caribbean sun.
I caught a glimpse of the totes swanky teen-only Vibe Sundeck from the at-sea spa. No adults are allowed in (besides counselors) because that'd be, like, so uncool.
These gorgeous nature-inspired ceiling lights set the tone at Senses Spa & Salon.
Disney is always working to step it up a notch, like by adding rain shower-heads in stateroom bathrooms (a luxurious cruise ship treat) and unique at-sea circle-shaped bathtubs (perfect for bathing young cruisers).
This nautical Minnie Mouse ensemble is just one example of the numerous costumes available as part of princess makeover packages at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Boys (and girls) can opt for pirate packages too.
There are two adult-only restaurants available on board Fantasy — Palo and Remy. Reservations, fancier garb, a supplemental fee and a big appetite are required. This is just one of three plates of food I savored during brunch at Palo.
Feel like you are immersed in a bottle of bubbly at the French Ooh La La Champagne Bar. This is just one of several European-themed bars and nightclubs on board.
Every drink tastes better with a glowing “ice cube” in it, don't you think? This photo of me was taken at Currents bar on the 12th deck above the adult-only Quiet Cove Pool. It's one of my favorite places on the ship. Cheers!
Do you have any questions about Disney's new ship, Fantasy, or about Disney Cruise Line in general? Bring it! Please leave your question or comment and I'll be happy to respond!
A note from the Travel Mama: Thank you to Disney Cruise Line for inviting me to sail on Fantasy!