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: Transatlantic Cruise from Port Canaveral to Barcelona
  • Mid-May through early September: European Cruises from Barcelona, Civitavecchia, and Southampton
  • Mid-September 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%)

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Disney Fantasy cruise ship

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  • Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida)

Disney Fantasy current position

Disney Fantasy current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 28.33761 N / -80.49388 W) cruising at speed of 15.7 kn (29 km/h | 18 mph) en route to Cozumel. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

Current itinerary of Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise From Port Canaveral . Prices start from USD 3613 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Apr, 2024 and ends on 27 Apr, 2024 .

Specifications of Disney Fantasy

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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.

MS Disney Fantasy cruise ship

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.

MS Disney Fantasy cruise ship

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.

  • Fun activities on board

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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  • Couples Villa *
  • Senses Fitness Center
  • Jogging Track
  • Satellite Falls
  • Funnel Puddle
  • Goofys Sports Deck
  • Sports Simulator
  • Character Events
  • Fitness Classes
  • Arts and Crafts Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Dance Parties
  • Extensive Kids Programs
  • Pin Trading
  • Sing_Alongs
  • Video Game Competitions
  • Adults_Only Events
  • Europa _ Adults_Only Area
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Mickeys Slide
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  • Enchanted Garden - Rotational Main
  • Animators Palate - Rotational Main
  • Royal Court - Rotational Main
  • Cabanas - Buffet
  • Preludes - Theater Snacks *
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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!

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.

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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 .

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All About the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ultimate Guide

All About the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ultimate Guide

Sailing on a Disney Cruise is one of the easiest vacations to take. With food, entertainment, and more included, you simply need to show up and have fun. And if you’re sailing on the Disney Fantasy, it’s easier than you think. With an easy boat layout, pre-planned activities, and scheduled dinners and entertainment, here’s everything you need to know about the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship.

Disney Fantasy Welcome Party on board

As with all Disney Cruise Line Ships , from the second you step onboard, you feel transported to a different time and place. As such it comes as no surprise that the Disney Fantasy brings you into a fantasyland. With gilded arches, an elegant colored chandelier, and all that glitters, showcasing the ocean beyond, it’s very much like a fairytale. And when Disney asked “Fantasy” songstress, Mariah Carey to be the godmother of the ship, it seemed the perfect fit! Why not add as much elegance, magic, fairytale, and fantasy as you can?

The Disney Fantasy is beyond beautiful. Gorgeous details can be found around every corner. From the hidden Mickeys in the theater to Pepe’s Door and the flags on the carpet that spell out the ship’s name. Hidden treasures, spaces, and interactive paintings are all part of this ship’s magic. 

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

  • 1 Disney Fantasy 
  • 2 Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby
  • 3 Disney Fantasy Staterooms
  • 4 Disney Fantasy Activities Onboard
  • 5 Disney Fantasy Kids Clubs
  • 6 Disney Fantasy Entertainment
  • 7 Disney Fantasy Broadway Style Shows
  • 8 Disney Fantasy Theaters
  • 9 Disney Fantasy Characters Onboard
  • 10 Disney Fantasy Dining
  • 11 Disney Fantasy Quick Service Restaurants
  • 12 Disney Fantasy Rotational Dining Restaurants
  • 13 Disney Fantasy Adult-Only Restaurants
  • 14 Disney Fantasy Lounges and NightClubs
  • 15 Disney Fantasy Shops
  • 16 Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services 
  • 17 Disney Fantasy Pools
  • 18 Disney Fantasy Ports of Call
  • 19 Castaway Cay 5K 
  • 20 Disney Fantasy Adult Things to Do
  • 21 Pixar Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy 

The Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship sailed her maiden voyage in 2012, just one year after her “sister ship”, the Disney Dream. The theme of the Disney Fantasy is art nouveau featuring a Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse statue in the Lobby. 

What Character is on the Bow of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship?

While hardly seen when at the port, Sorcerer Mickey, from Fantasia (1940) can be found on the bow of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship. 

What Character is on the Stern of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship?

Dumbo and Timothy from the Disney classic Dumbo (1941) appear on the stern of the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship. 

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Guide

How Big is the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship?

As one of the larger ships in the Disney Cruise Line Ship Fleet , the Disney Fantasy holds 4000 passengers and has a total of 14 decks. Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are 25% larger than the current cruise ship industry average. And the roomier space was something we definitely noticed while on board this ship. The Fantasy’s sister ship, Disney Dream , has the same layout, and size, while the Disney Wish Cruise Ship is slightly bigger. 

Disney Fantasy Elevators

Where is Everything on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship?

One of the toughest parts of any Disney Cruise Vacation is taking the time to learn the ship. And on shorter excursions, like 3 or 4 days, it’s almost impossible to learn the layout and still have time to enjoy it. 

Deck 1: Health Corridor, and Primarily for Disembarking at Port.  Deck 2: Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Midship Detective Agency Game Station Deck 3: Main Lobby, Guest Services, Royal Court, Animator’s Palate, Bon Voyage Lounge, Shopping, Walt Disney Theater, Preludes Deck 4: Disney Lounges in Europa, Vista Cafe, Shutters Photography, Buena Vista Theater, Walt Disney Theater Balcony Seating, Walking Deck, Preludes Deck 5: Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Vibe Club, It’s a Small World Nursery, Staterooms Deck 6- 10: Staterooms Deck 11: Concierge Level Staterooms, Senses Spa, Juice Bar, Gym, Adult Deck, Cove Cafe, Cabanas Restaurant, Pools, FunnelVision, Eye Scream Treats, Frozone Treats, Sweet on You, Flo’s Cafe ( Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, and Fillmore’s Favorites) Deck 12: AquaDuck, Adult Deck, Palo, Remy, Meridian Lounge Deck 13: Concierge Private Sundeck, Edge Club, Currents Bar, Goofy’s Sports Deck ( Miniature Golf, Basketball) Deck 14: Outlook, Radio Studio

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Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby

Featuring Mademoiselle Minnie as the lobby statue on the Disney Fantasy, this atrium is decked out in Art Nouveau delights. Complete with swirling peacock designs, and blue, green, and pink designs. As one of the larger Disney Cruise Ships , you really feel the grandeur of this place. Even walking up the main staircase feels like a treat. This area on the Fantasy is host to the Royal Princess Gathering , and special performers throughout the cruise.

Mademoiselle minnie on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Disney Fantasy Staterooms

The types of staterooms included in the Disney Fantasy are Concierge, Verandah, Oceanview, and Inside. All of these can sleep 3-4 people comfortably and include a queen-size bed, and sleeper sofa. The larger rooms can sleep up to 5 people with a pull-down bunk and Murphy bed that comes down from the wall. Concierge rooms have more space and bed configurations, depending on your room choice.

 In addition to the basics, additional amenities like plenty of drawer and closet space, a safe, laundry bag, towels, toiletries, and a first aid kit were all included. Overall the layout of this room is fantastic. A floor-to-ceiling curtain splits the room between the queen bed and the sleeper sofa for extra privacy. There is a sink in both the restroom and shower room, making it easy for guests to get ready in the mornings. This is a Disney Cruise Line exclusive design, and we love the convenience that it adds. 

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

Inside Stateroom, Porthole, or Verandah?

A big question to consider on any Disney Cruise is what kind of Disney Cruise stateroom you need. And since prices vary across all of these room types, it’s good to get an idea of what they each offer so you can make your best choice. Mind you, we’re not including concierge, or suites simply because we haven’t yet stayed in either. And it pays to consider that you may need one kind of room for a warm-weather cruise while choosing another for a cold-weather cruise. Similarly, your room preference may change depending on the length of your cruise. What may be okay for a 4-night cruise, may not work for a 14-day Transatlantic cruise. 

Inside Staterooms

Inside staterooms onboard, the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream offer something called a Magical Porthole with real-time views of the water and waves outside as well as fun appearances from Disney characters. If you and your family are fine with a digital window, these rooms are the cheapest onboard, while still offering all the amenities of the outside staterooms. 

Oceanview Staterooms

Oceanview Staterooms come with a variety of porthole options; Obstructed, Two Small Portholes, or One Large Porthole. The obstructed porthole room just means that there may be a pole or part of the ship in front of your oceanview window. If you’re not in your room a lot, or during daylight hours, this may not be an issue for you. Rooms with two small portholes offer views of the water, however, the windows are definitely quite small.  Rooms with one large porthole often have a window seat built-in and give you a great view of the scenery. Perfect for gazing out the window. 

Verandah Staterooms

Verandah Rooms include a balcony with seating that overlooks the water and are a dream on cruises with a view but do cost significantly more. And may not be the best bet for families with small children. We have had a verandah on the Disney Fantasy, and they are lovely, but so much of what you see from your room is dependent upon which side of the boat your room is on, and which side of the port is prettiest. If you’re sailing to Disney’s Castaway Cay, Starboard Side is the best side to be on. 

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

Disney Cruise Room Host and Towel Friends

One of our favorite parts of any Disney Cruise is getting to know the Cast Members. And there are a few of whom you will see daily and who will truly be there for you the whole time! Your room host is one of those people. Room hosts tend to your room and learn your “schedule” so they can time room cleaning, and turn down service. They learn your names, leave chocolates and make you towel friends to greet you when you return to your cabin each evening. If we could take these folks home with us, we would. They are wonderful human beings there to make your life easier. Disney Cruise line typically has 1 cast member for every 2.5 passengers, there to help you however they can. 

Disney Cruise Good Morning Show

Shown daily on your stateroom television, you can see your Cruise Director and Assistant Director review the day’s happenings, tips, and more in this 15-minute show. Frankly, this is one of our favorite things about a Disney Cruise! Of course, it could just be because we’ve had fabulous directors like Darren and Antony, who are so fun to watch. This happy show is a great way to start your day in the know. It starts as early as 6 am and is easy to turn on while everyone is getting ready. This show also shares tips on Port days so that you can get all the details on debarkation and when you need to be back on board. 

Disney Fantasy Mural

Disney Fantasy Activities Onboard

As with all Disney Cruise Line Activities, you MUST have the Disney Cruise App on your phone so you can get access to the Disney Navigator. This section of the app allows you to do your favorite activities, be alerted of event times, and see what is happening across the boat each day of your cruise. The Disney Cruise App also shows you Restaurant Menus and Port Excursions. So it is a MUST-HAVE when onboard the ship. You can only get access to the Disney Navigator once you are onboard. At which point you Turn On Airplane Mode, and Connect to the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi . Once that has been done you can open the Disney Cruise App and see your options. 

Disney Cruise Fantasy Atrium

Disney Fantasy Kids Clubs

If you’re bringing the kid’s on your Disney Cruise, then there is plenty for them to do. Not only as part of the family activities but also as special things they can tackle alone. Often a much-needed break for parents, Disney Cruise offers Kid’s Clubs that cater to different age groups that help kids meet new friends, make crafts, play games, and more. Kid’s Clubs offer Open Houses on the first day onboard the ship, so kids can check in and get access. Be sure to check out the Disney Navigator App for times to visit the clubs and get your child set up. And download the My Disney Cruise Adventure Booklet to get your child ready for all that’s in store. Here are the kid’s clubs you can find on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship. 

“it’s a small world” nursery

If you need childcare on your cruise you can reserve time at the “It’s a small world” nursery. This care place is filled with activities and fun to keep your little one occupied and safe while you enjoy other things onboard. Read More about the Disney Cruise Nursery.

Disney Oceaneer Club and Lab | Ages 3-12

The Oceaneer Club offers up play areas with slides, games, crafts, and more. On the Disney Fantasy the Oceaneer Club includes magical “lands” to explore that inform the activities throughout the cruise. 

  • Andy’s Room: Featuring a Slinky Dog slide, this space includes Woody and Jesse for some wild west rollicking fun. 
  • Marvel Super Hero Academy: Offering a space that allows for arts, crafts, games, and video games, this S.H.I.E.L.D. facility shows off cool tech and weaponry wielded by our favorite superheroes. 
  • Star Wars Command Post: This training camp features Jedi or X-wing pilots, and you can connect to an interactive holotable to combat the first order!
  • Pixie Hollow: Join Tinkerbell and friends for dress-up, crafts, games, and stories in a gorgeous fanciful forest setting.
  • Puzzle Playtime with Mickey and Friends: At select times throughout your cruise, Mickey himself may pop by to play games and have fun. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard. 
  • Woody’s Round-Up: Join Woody in your best cowboy garb for fun, games, dancing, storytelling, and singing. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard. 
  • Doctor Strange Defy the Dark Dimensions: Join Doctor Strange for lessons in the Mystic Arts. Check the Disney Navigator App for details, once onboard. 

Edge | Ages 11-14

Let your tween chart their own destiny in this Disney Cruise Club for tweens. Edge offers up a place to watch movies, play games, get creative, and make new friends. Equipped with all the tech, TVs, and video games you need to have fun if your tween wants to take part. Located inside the Forward Funnel on Deck 13. Edge Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am. 

Vibe | Ages 14- 17

This lounge space for teens is perfect for hanging out, having fun, and even making smoothies.  Teens 14-17 will have plenty to do if they’re ready to make friends and take part. Vibe features a coffee bar, and a wide selection of nonalcoholic beverages to keep them going all day and offers counselors on hand to oversee the fun. On the Disney Fantasy, Vibe is decorated like a high-tech media room, with moveable modular furniture and an outdoor sundeck. Activities include karaoke, games, video games, dance parties, and more group activities. Vibe Hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 am

1820 Society | Ages 18-20

Rather underground, the 1820 Society offers young cruisers aged 18-20 the opportunity to get together for activities. While not heavily published and with no designated space, this group’s meet-ups are often available on the Disney Navigator App. Lead by a single cast member, activities like photo scavenger hunts, or meet-ups at the Lounges during the day are all on the menu for this group. Trivia, Karaoke, Games, and Silent Disco are also offered throughout the cruise to keep these young adults involved. If sailing to Castaway Cay the group also takes part in group activities like biking, and volleyball. Be on the lookout in the app for times to meet up, and check with a Cast Member once onboard for details on registering. 

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy Entertainment

If you’ve ever been on a Disney Cruise you know that the entertainment onboard is top-notch! From Broadway-style entertainment to evening performers, games, and activities, there is no shortage of fun things to do!

Sail Away Party on Disney Cruise

Sailing Away Deck Party

This on-deck party takes place as soon as you Sail Away! While the time sometimes varies, be sure to check out the Disney Navigator in the app for the exact time to be on deck to watch the show. On the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship the Sail Away Deck Party happens on Deck 11, but you can see the show from the balcony on Deck 12 if you can find a spot to stand and watch. This show features Mickey and Friends and Cruise Cast Members dancing and singing to help get you into the mood for your best Disney Cruise Ever. This is also a great time to grab the Drink of the Day, or your first ice cream cone from Eye Scream treats, also on Deck 11. 

Pirate Night on Disney Fantasy

Pirate Night

Disney Cruise Line Pirate Night is a mainstay on many Disney cruises sailing to the Caribbean and a must-do no matter your age! In fact, with Pirate-themed everything on the day of the party, it’s hard to avoid! Mickey and Friends all don their Pirate best and pose for pictures. And everyone (EVERYONE) gets dressed up as a pirate for dinner to be ready for the party. This evening event takes place close to 10 or 10:30 pm so definitely late for the little ones. But never fear, there are other pirate events happening a little earlier if you need to skip this late-night party. So what is Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise?

Basically, it’s a reason to dress up, sing some sea shanties, and catch Mickey and Friends in their pirate costumes. This is also the evening event where Disney Cruise sets off their famous Fireworks at Sea! So, if you’re looking for extra fun, be sure to take the time and head to Deck 11 for the Pirate Night party on the FunnelVision deck. 

Performers on a Disney Cruise  

One of the best parts of any Disney Cruise is the bonus of getting to see live performances from visiting musicians and performers. While these performances are on the schedule in the My Disney Experience app, you will also see these performances as a treat on your way to dinner. Especially as most of the performers do take the main stage in the lobby throughout the cruise, and are hard to miss! That said, you can also catch more private performances in any of the Disney Lounges throughout the boat if you’re looking for something special. We were thrilled to see Matt Grinke, from the Happiest Big Band on Earth, on our cruise. And got the surprise bonus of Matt leading Disney Tunes Trivia as well! 

Games, Trivia, Bingo, Tastings, and More

Just like all Disney Cruises, the Disney Fantasy features a variety of fun activities you can do throughout the day. Players of Bingo can tackle the Bingo cards almost daily for a chance to win prizes and money. Meanwhile, there are other activities all over the boat, including a variety of Disney Trivia events, Towel Friends Classes, the Anyone Can Cook series, and more. But maybe making your own apple strudel sounds like a chore. Perhaps, just aim for a wine tasting instead. The liqueur-based activities are for an additional fee, but for the most part, activities are free! 

Frozen Musical on the Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy Broadway Style Shows

Featuring Broadway Style Shows, opposite your dinner hour, a Disney Cruise offers showstopping entertainment. With classics from Disney films, to original productions featuring the themes of magic, adventure, friendship, believing, and more, these are always a treat while onboard. 

Disney’s Aladdin- A Musical Spectacular

As part of any Disney Cruise, you can count on Broadway-style performances, complete with amazing stage effects, top-notch performers, and a bit of Disney magic thrown in. Disney Fantasy is currently hosting three shows, one of which is Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular. Running for about 1 hour and shown on the Walt Disney Theater Stage, guests can see these shows opposite their dinner seating time. This Aladdin production was fantastic. Expert performers, surprising visual effects, and a beautiful set design made this show worth the watch. 

Frozen- A Musical Spectacular

Another show currently running on the Disney Fantasy is Frozen- A Musical Spectacular. Complete with magical costume changes, and familiar songs, this show incorporated stunning visual effects and set design to make it feel like Broadway. Worth the watch simply for the extremely talented performers, these cast members headline all three shows on the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship. 

Disney’s Believe

The third show to be seen is Disney’s Believe, which is also shown on the Disney Dream. This storyline does get tweaked every once in a while, the main characters typically stay the same. This is the story of a child named Sofia and her father, a scientist. Sofia believes in magic and her father doesn’t. Taking place on her birthday, this story finds Disney characters, led by the Genie, helping her father see the magic all around him. A wonderful lesson in the power of belief, this show helps us all have a little more faith and trust. All with the help of a little pixie dust. 

Disney Fantasy Theaters

Disney Fantasy Theaters

With movie theaters on board, there is no shortage of amazing entertainment to be had. The Walt Disney Theater is where all the Broadway-style shows are performed. This two-story theater is beautifully decorated, and themed to Disney himself, and Mickey of course. The second theater onboard the Disney Fantasy is the Buena Vista Theater. This smaller theater is home to movies playing all day long onboard, including some first-run films to see during your sail. 

New Release Movies

A bonus of any Disney Cruise Line vacation is the chance to see a feature film, currently in theaters, while onboard. Your movie selections will change depending on when you cruise and what Disney films are currently in theaters. But, nevertheless, it’s something we look forward to since you don’t need to pay to go to the theater! 

Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy


Another mainstay of any Disney Cruise is the ability to watch Disney movies ALL DAY LONG up on deck on the FunnelVision screen. On the Disney Fantasy, FunnelVision can be found on Deck 11, alongside Cabanas, drink stations, quick-serve restaurants, and the EyeScream cone station. Disney films like Sleeping Beauty, Wreck-it Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean are all part of the lineup on the big screen. Simply grab a chair, and settle in. For the most part, films run all day, with the exception of party or event times, and are a great reason to take a break and relax. 

Miship detective Agency Game Disney Fantasy Game

Midship Detective Agency Game

Found on both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, you can take on a scavenger hunt around the boat, to find interactive clues to help you solve a mystery. This game is called the Midship Detective Agency Game and is a great way to explore the ship and make the paintings come to life as you hunt down clues. There is a station located on Deck 2, right near the Enchanted Garden entrance for you to pick up your mission and get started. Check out our review of the Midship Detective Agency Game.  

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Disney Fantasy Characters Onboard

As with any Disney Cruise, you get the chance to not only see your favorite Disney characters in the deck shows but also meet them in the halls and at photo spots. Disney characters included on the Disney Fantasy are all the ones you would expect! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto are all part of the fun. And princesses like Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Mulan show up too! You could also find Stich, Chip and Dale, Thor, and even Dr. Strange roaming the boat and available for photos. Be sure to book the Disney Princess Royal Gathering if you’re hoping to get pics of all the princesses on board. 

Disney Animator's Palate Restaurant

Disney Fantasy Dining

Dining on any Disney Cruise typically requires guests to dress for dinner, at least a little. As a family cruise, basic cruise wear, or “cruise casual” is accepted of course but know that on the Disney Fantasy, there is Formal Night, Semi-Formal Night, and Pirate Night if you’re sailing on a 7-night itinerary. All of which may require some strategic packing. Be sure to check out the Disney Cruise Dining Attire for your cruise length. 

The dress code is not strictly enforced for any of these themed nights. It’s your vacation and you can pretty much dress how you like. However, in general, you’ll want to avoid wearing things like swimsuits to the dining rooms. 

Disney Fantasy Quick Service Restaurants

Looking for food options outside of the main dining rooms? Here’s where you can grab a quick meal or snack!

The quick-service dining family restaurant onboard the Disney Fantasy, Cabanas has several self-serve stations that are set up for breakfast and lunch. Consider this your go-to restaurant when you are just hoping for an easy and quick meal. Cabanas have a variety of foods to satisfy any palate including appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Breakfast includes basics like eggs and potatoes, while yogurt, cereal, and oatmeal bars are also open. And lunch offers a variety of options like various sources of proteins, salads and finger foods for more selective eaters. 

Know that while Cabanas is open throughout the day it does close at certain times, so get familiar with the schedule once you are on board. Cabanas offers both indoor and outdoor deck seating. Pre-pandemic, Cabanas also offered a sit-down dinner option for those wishing to have a more flexible dining schedule. We haven’t seen that return to Disney Cruise Line yet, but it may in the future. 

Flo’s Cafe

Another option for a quick meal can be found at Flo’s Cafe on the Disney Fantasy. This trio of counter-service restaurants offers up simple pizzas, salads, wraps, fruit, burgers, and fries. Complete with a toppings bar and plenty of seating. As (almost) all of your Disney Cruise food is included in your cruise, these mini counter service restaurants are a great option if you’re looking for a snack between meals. 

Other Places to Grab a Bite on the Disney Fantasy

In addition to the main places to get “real food”, you can also grab snacks, treats, and more at a few other places on the Disney Fantasy.

  • Preludes: The Preludes counter includes both fountain and alcoholic beverages, and popcorn for an additional cost. So if you’re hoping to grab something special on your way into the movie or show, Preludes is where you’ll get it. Located on Decks 3 and 4. 
  • Senses Juice Bar: Senses Juice Bar is a specialty juice bar just next to the gym. Juices here are crafted by hand and do cost extra. This is an adult-only space. 
  • Frozone Treats: This smoothie counter is located on Deck 11 and is home to specialty Dole whip and Greek yogurt-based smoothies. A great way to get in your extra nutrients. Frozone offers smoothies and dole whip for an extra cost. 
  • Eye Scream Treats: This ice cream counter is home to the FREE Ice Cream cone station available on every Disney Cruise. There are a variety of soft-serve flavors here. And this counter is open all day and can be frequented as often as you like. 
  • Sweet on You Sweet Shop : If you’re looking for something super-indulgent, then we have the shop for you! Sweet on You is located on Deck 11 of the Disney Fantasy and offers specialty gelato, sundaes, cupcakes and all kinds of sweets. These treats cost extra, but they’re fun if you want to splurge!

Disney Fantasy Photo Tour

Disney Fantasy Rotational Dining Restaurants

One of Disney Cruise Line’s signature services is Rotational Dining on a Disney Cruise, which can sometimes get confusing. Guests can choose and are ultimately assigned a first or second seating. First Seating is typically around 6:00 pm and the Second Seating is around 8:15 pm. Though these times can vary 15 minutes before or after this time. Once you know your seating, you’ll simply show up at the assigned restaurant at that time every night throughout your trip. Know that the evening showtimes are also at these times. So if you have a first seating assignment, your showtime will be later, and if you have a second seating your showtime will be earlier.

The restaurants included in the rotational dining on the Disney Fantasy are Royal Court, Enchanted Garden, and Animator’s Palate. As traditional table-service restaurants, these meals here are included in your Disney Cruise Vacation Package. Gratuities for dinner service, however, are not. As such you will be charged gratuities at the end of your cruise. Note that any breakfast or lunch meal you have at these restaurants does not generate gratuities on your bill. Therefore, feel free to check these restaurants’ schedules throughout your cruise if you hope to have a table-service breakfast or lunch. 

Royal Court Restaurant on Disney Cruise

Royal Court

The Royal Court Restaurant on the Disney Fantasy is similar to the Royal Palace on the Disney Dream . The spaces at Royal Court are simply decorated and honor each of the princesses. As such there are sections of the restaurant specific to our favorite Disney couples. Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Jasmine, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ariel and Prince Eric, and Sleeping Beauty are among the murals you’ll find on the walls in each section. Check out the Disney Fantasy Royal Court Menu. 

Enchanted Garden

The Enchanted Garden Restaurant also found on the Disney Dream , features an Alice in Wonderland theme set in the gardens of Versailles. Complete with flower lights that open and close throughout dinner. As an atmosphere, this restaurant feels very calm. and if you can get it, we highly recommend a table on the perimeter of the restaurant, where there is generally less hustle and bustle. There are also beautiful subtle color changes across the restaurant. Check out the Disney Fantasy Enchanted Garden Menu . 

Animator’s Palate

The Animator’s Palate Restaurant can be found on the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy. And each restaurant brings a different kind of magic to your dining experience. It is one of the best Disney Cruise Restaurants and one that rightfully honors Walt Disney Animation. Frankly, we love it. On the Disney Fantasy, Animator’s Palate has a different look but brings all the interactive fun. Complete with a chat from Finding Nemo’s Crush, and a chance to draw your own animated characters. Check out the Disney Fantasy Animator’s Palate Menu. 

Disney Fantasy Adult-Only Restaurants

One of the best things for Adults to do on a Disney Cruise is to make a special night out to one of the Disney Adult-Only Restaurants, and the Disney Fantasy has two. The Palo and Remy restaurants are both located on Deck 12, near the Meridian Lounge. Keep in mind these are 18+ and do have a dress code. These meals are NOT included in your Disney Cruise Package , so you must reserve them ahead of time. Guests may only book ONE dinner in advance for Palo. However, if your Palo night is the first night of your cruise, you are able to make a second reservation at either Palo or Remy on another night of your cruise. 

Reservation Window for Castaway Club

  • First Time Cruiser: 75 days in advance
  • Silver: 90 days in advance
  • Gold: 105 days in advance
  • Platinum: 120 days in advance (complimentary)
  • Pearl/Concierge: 123 days in advance ( complimentary)
  • Men: dress pants or slacks and collared shirt; jacket is optional
  • Women: dress, skirt or pants with a blouse
  • Jeans may be worn if in good condition (no holes)

Adult-exclusive restaurants aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are elegant dining experiences. Guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the restaurant’s sophistication. Formal or semi-formal attire is recommended. Dress casual attire with a polished look is permitted (such as dress pants, jeans in good condition, collared shirts and blouses and lifestyle shoes). Clothing such as T-shirts, swimwear and sports attire is not permitted.

Remy on a Disney Cruise Adult Dining

This restaurant serves fine French fare in an atmosphere of elegance and ocean views. With gourmet selections crafted by Chef Scott Hunnel and Chef Arnaud Lallement. “Dinner begins with a complimentary “Collette,” a chilled Champagne cocktail prepared at your table.” Offering regional, fresh ingredients, langoustine, duck, elk, sablefish and Kobe beef are on the list of options. Alternatively, Remy also offers a brunch, dessert, and wine-tasting experience.  Current prices for Remy are as follows: Dinner $125 per person, Wine pairing is $230 per person, brunch is $80 per person (add an extra $30 for a Champagne pairing), and the Dessert Experience is $60 (add $25 for the wine pairing). Check out the Disney Fantasy Remy Menu .

Palo Restaurant Disney Fantasy Cruise

Palo is an Adult-Only restaurant on the Disney Fantasy featuring Northern Italian cuisine in a four-course meal. Salads, pasta, meats, and seafood are all part of the menu. Palo features Italian decor and offers ocean views and live music. It is an Adults-Only restaurant (18+) and requires reservations, and costs extra. Palo offers a prix fixe dinner at $70 per person with an option for a la carte items. Brunch is $50 per person, and you can technically order as much as you like, but it no longer includes a brunch buffet option. We loved getting Brunch at Palo , and highly recommend it for your next cruise. Check out the Disney Fantasy Palo Menu. 

Disney Fantasy Cruise Meridian Lounge

Disney Fantasy Lounges and NightClubs

The Disney Fantasy Cruise is home to 11 lounges! Most of these lounges host daytime activities for families, like games, Bingo, trivia, and more. In the evenings, usually after 6 pm some of the lounges transition to adult-only ( 18+). Here are all the details for each lounge, and the themes you can find in each. We highly recommend exploring these spaces just for fun. As they are beautiful and unique.

Lounges and Bars

  • Currents . Located on Deck 13, this outdoor bar overlooks the Adult-Only pool area, with lounge spaces, and live music. 
  • D Lounge : The D Lounge on the Disney Fantasy is the largest lounge, and home to Bingo, Disney Tunes Trivia and the Anyone Can Cook Series. 
  • Meridian: This high-class lounge is located on Deck 12 and offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with great views of the ocean. Featuring a variety of specialty beverages, this bar also included Seedlip mocktails as well as classic cocktails like the Singapore Sling. 
  • Bon Voyage: Bon Voyage is the bar nearest the Lobby and a great place to grab a drink while listening to performers, or prior to the shows. 

Ooh La La Lounge Disney Fantasy

Europa Lounges on Deck 4 Aft

  • Skyline : This small bar on the Disney Fantasy features a variety of drinks, and views of a digital skyline of the world’s most famous cities.
  • La Piazza: La Piazza is decorated like an Italian-style plaza complete with merry go round styled bar. It hosts musical performances and activities throughout the day.
  • O’Gills Pub: O’Gills is a classic Irish pub, that offers up beers and drinks from the Emerald Isle. This location also is host to games, trivia, and activities throughout the day. 
  • Ooh La La: This Champagne bar on the Disney Fantasy is tucked in the back of Europa, and is rather small. It is, however, decorated beautifully with lights, lush furniture, and classic French decor. 
  • The Tube: Modeled after the Tube in London, this bar and nightclub really comes to life at night! With family activities held during the day, at nighttime, this area becomes adult only and hold events like karaoke, dance parties and more. 

Cove Cafe Disney Fantasy Cruise Coffee Shop

Coffee Cafes

  • Cove Cafe: The Cove Cafe is an Adult-Only coffee cafe in the adult section on Deck 11. Serving up specialty coffee, pastries, and drinks, Cove Cafe also features coffee art. 
  • Vista Cafe : This coffee counter offers the same menu as Cove Cafe but is open to all ages. You can also grab free pastries from the case, but the coffee here is for a charge. They offer a variety of flavored coffee options, matcha, teas, and the Moka experience. 

Disney Pools on the disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy Shops

The Disney Fantasy has several shops onboard. Mickey’s Mainsail and White Caps are the main gift shops onboard with classic Disney merchandise and Cruise-specific items available. Additional shops like Sea Treasures and Bvlgari have specialty jewelry, perfumes, and more onboard available duty-free. You can even grab the Disney Cruise Disney Dooney and Bourke bag onboard. One of the cutest shops onboard is Sweet on You, a specialty cupcake, treat, and gelato shop. Sweet on You also has prepackaged snacks and a cute photo-op area with Mickey and Minnie! 

Senses Gym, Spa, and Salon Services 

We like taking advantage of the seamless walking and running opportunities on Deck 4 of the Disney Fantasy, but if you’re looking for a gym experience, you can find it at Senses. Featuring treadmills, ellipticals, weights, and even classes, this gym offers a way for you to stay in shape on board. And if you’re looking for something to help you relax, the Senses Spa offers up a selection of cosmetic body and facial treatments, available for an extra charge. Check out all the services offered at the Senses Spa and Salon on the Disney Fantasy. And if you’re bringing your teen, you can let them experience Chill Spa , catering to those kids 13- 17 and offering services they’d enjoy like massages, wraps, hair care, and more. 

Disney Fantasy Pools

The Disney Fantasy has a variety of pools, and water features for babies, kids, and adults. AquaDuck is the most popular water ride and sends guests through a tube that is lifted high on the perimeter of the boat deck. Other pool areas are Satellite Falls, Nemo’s Reef, Mickey’s Pool, Donald’s Pool, AquaLab, and Funnel Puddle. In addition to the main pools, the Adult Deck has a variety of hot tubs and the Quiet Cove Pool on Deck 11. 

Aqua Lab on the Disney Cruise

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call

The Disney Fantasy has a few different Ports of Call, though all sailings are out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Sailing to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, as well as Disney’s Castaway Cay, here are a few ports you may see on your cruise. Be sure to check out your specific cruise and dates to see where you’re sailing. 

Tortola Island British Virgin Islands

Eastern Caribbean

Generally, the “calmer’ ports available on the Disney Fantasy, are the islands in the Eastern Caribbean. These islands are mostly walkable and have small shop areas, restaurants, and beaches. 

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Philipsburg St. Maarten  

Disney St. Thomas Skyview

Western Caribbean

The Western Caribbean ports are busier and reminiscent of Nassau, Bahamas . If visiting we’d recommend that to make the most of your trip that you book an excursion. While these do tend to take up your entire day at port, they give you some focus and will help you feel like it was a trip worth making. 

  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Falmouth, Jamaica

Disney Cruise St. Thomas Port

Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay is Disney’s Private Island, and luckily, is on the Disney Fantasy itinerary as a port of call for a whole day! By far one of our favorite stops on any Disney Cruise. With things like snorkeling, bike riding, and inner-tubing, there is plenty to do on your Castaway Cay day. You can also book excursion packages for boating, water bikes, and other special activities. Check out our Castaway Cay Guide to get an idea of everything you can do on the island. 

Castaway Cay Disney Cruise

Castaway Cay 5K 

If you’re Disney Cruise Itinerary includes a stop at Castaway Cay, then be sure to check out the Castaway Cay 5K race! This self-paced 5K brings you through the trails on Castaway Cay and is perfect for both kids and adults. You can walk or run it, and simply have to sign in at the bike rental kiosk on the island to get started. Once you complete your 5K, you can collect your Castaway Cay 5K Medal to take home. We love this as a meaningful Free Disney Cruise Souvenir, and since it’s part of an experience, one that you should proudly display! While not an official runDisney marathon race, we still loved this activity as a way to see the island and give us a bit of a challenge. 

Castaway Cay 5k 

Disney Fantasy Adult Things to Do

In addition to the Adult-Only Restaurants, there are plenty of things to do onboard a Disney Cruise for Adults. If you’re looking for some things to do on your Disney Cruise, here are a few of our favorites. 

Adult-Only Cruise Activities ( 18+)

There are a wide variety of Disney Cruise Activities on the Disney Fantasy that was ONLY for adults ( 18+), and not necessarily because they have anything to do with alcohol! Some classes, trivia, and games were only open to adults, alongside a variety of cocktails and wine tastings. 

Adult Beach Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay Serenity Bay

Once on Castaway Cay, you can head to the far beach, called Serenity Bay. This sparkling beach includes access to a bar, eatery, and stretches of beach filled with loungers and umbrellas. Notably less crowded than the family beaches, if you’re looking for a place to get away, head to Serenity Bay. 

Drink of the Day on a Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Drink of the Day

One of our favorite things on any Disney Cruise is checking out the Drinks of the Day. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options are available, and they usually include something fruity and fun! You can check the selections each day in your Disney Cruise app and grab these drinks at any bar counter. We also loved that they shared the ingredients in the descriptions so that we can make Disney Cruise Drinks at home too! And if you’re sailing in cold weather, check out one of our favorite Disney Cruise cocktails from the Very Merrytime Cruise , the  Disney Cruise Christmas Cookie Cocktails . Yum!

Adult Deck on a Disney Fantasy Cruise

The adult deck on a Disney Cruise is reserved for adults 18+ and fills up fast! While this deck is smaller, it still has a few bars, lots of loungers, and pools in which to hang out. There are plenty of places to hang out in this area, so be sure to check out deck 12 for more seating options. There is a small section for smokers up there, however, most of the area is smoke free and there are plenty of options for seating. 

Ooh La La Champagne Bar no Disney Cruise

Pixar Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

In the winter months, the Disney Fantasy is home to the Pixar Day at Sea. This became a new offering just recently and will be back on Disney Cruiseline for 2024. The Pixar Day at Sea is a great way to get your Pixar fix while onboard a Disney cruise ship. With special snacks, entertainment and character meet and greets, if you love Pixar, then we highly recommend checking out this themed cruise that sails in January and February.  Generally available on 7-night cruise itineraries, the Pixar Day at Sea is held on one of the sea days during your cruise. 

What Pixar Characters are on the Pixar Day at Sea?

One of the best things about this themed cruise is that you can see quite a few different Pixar characters all in one place! You can expect to see characters from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Inside Out, Up and more. Keep your eyes peeled because you never know who you might find roaming the Disney Fantasy! 

Getting Ready for your Disney Cruise

Hopefully, this Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Guide has helped you get a handle on what your experience may look like. Know that as a vacation, a Disney Cruise Line vacation is one of the easiest to take. With daily tips from the Cruise Director’s Morning Show, to the helpful staff, and excursions to ensure a successful day at port. Your role is simply to show up and enjoy it! 

Check out our Disney Cruise Packing List for everything you need to bring along with you. From cruise documents to outfits for semi-formal night, check out the post for a complete breakdown. And don’t forget to make fun plans to decorate your cruise cabin door, with some Disney Cruise Decorations. It’s easy to make a Disney Cruise extra fun and magical. And on the Disney Fantasy, there is so much to see and do, we hope you love it as much as we do. 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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Disney Fantasy Ship Facts

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

Staterooms 1,250

  • 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

Family Areas

  • 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

Youth Areas

  • 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

Adult Areas

  • 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

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  • 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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A Complete Guide to Disney Fantasy Cruise Rooms

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AAAHH , the Disney Fantasy ! Following a magical day of sunning, splashing, and dining aboard this beautiful Disney Cruise Line ship, the only thing left to do is settle into your stateroom to dream about the next day’s adventures!

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The Disney Fantasy

Now, as far as I’m concerned, ANY stateroom on the Disney Fantasy is a great one… because it means you’re on the Disney Fantasy! That said, there are a LOT of stateroom options to choose from. And depending on the size of your group as well as your personal preferences, it’s best to know and understand all of the options and features of each room before you book your “home away from home” at sea.

To that end, we’re taking a look at ALL of the staterooms onboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship. But first? A quick overview…

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Disney Fantasy Stateroom Overview

The Disney Fantasy joined the Disney Cruise Line fleet as the fourth Disney Cruise ship, and it’s the sister ship to the Disney Dream (hence, it is known as a “Dream Class” ship). The Disney Fantasy’s maiden voyage set sail on March 31, 2012.

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Did you know that Disney Cruise Line ships offer some of the largest staterooms in the cruise industry? From inside cabins to verandah views to luxurious concierge suites, you may be surprised at the sheer amount of booking options available to you for the Fantasy. Here’s a quick glance from a numbers perspective:

  • The Disney Fantasy is 1,115 feet long, and 216 feet tall;
  • The Disney Fantasy can carry 4,000 passengers;
  • 150 — or 12% — are inside staterooms;
  • 1,100 — or a whopping 88% — are outside staterooms:
  • 199 of the outside staterooms offer ocean view windows;
  • 901 staterooms offer verandahs (including 21 suites)

That said, even within those numbers, there are still more specific room categories. Let’s break it down, starting with the Concierge Level rooms.

BTW, you’ll notice a small series of letters or a number (or a combination of both) after the name of each style of room . These are the Room Categories on the Disney Fantasy for booking purposes.

Concierge Level

Concierge royal suite with verandah (category oor).

  • Size: 1,029 sq. ft. including verandah
  • View: Private verandah

The Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah are the largest and most luxurious suites aboard the ship. There are two on the Fantasy: one named after Walt Disney and the other after his brother Roy Disney.

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Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah have two bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed; and one with 2 twin beds and 2 pull-down upper berths).

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Guests will find 2.5 bathrooms (including whirlpool tubs), a living room, a media library complete with a wall pull-down bed, a “dining salon,” (ooh, la la!), a pantry, and a wet bar. The Royal Suites even boast walk-in closets!

(P.S. We recently took a look at the Royal Suites on the upcoming Disney Treasure cruise ship , which are themed to two beloved Disney felines. If you’d like, you can check them out here !)

Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah (Category OOT)

  • Size: 614 sq. ft. including verandah

Concierge 1-Bedroom Suites with Verandah offer guests one bedroom with a Queen bed in the bedroom, along with an additional double sofa bed and a Murphy bed in the living room. Each of the two bathrooms have a rain shower, while the Master Bath has a whirlpool bath. The 1-Bedroom Suites also feature a walk-in closet.

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There are six Concierge One Bedroom Suites with Verandah on Deck 11, and thirteen on Deck 12 of the Disney Fantasy.

Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category OOV)

  • Size: 304 sq. ft. including verandah

Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah feature a Queen-size bed, a double convertible sofa, an upper berth pull-down bed, a full bath (complete with a vanity, sink, round tub and handheld shower), and a half bath (with a vanity, sink and toilet).

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This option can comfortably accommodate a family of five. (And a bonus is that the kiddos will very likely LOVE the upper berth pull-down bed!) Additional room features include a couch, a TV, and a desk (with upgraded furnishings). Another appreciated feature is the heavy privacy curtain that separates the seating area from the sleeping area.

All of these particular staterooms are located on Decks 11 and 12 (with 14 staterooms on Deck 12 and 6 on Deck 11).

Guests sailing concierge in all room categories, of course, have access to exclusive services and dedicated areas on the ship, as well as a sun deck available only via a private entrance. We discuss much more about sailing Concierge in this post .

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Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

Deluxe family oceanview stateroom with oversized verandah (category 4e).

  • Sleeps: 3-4
  • Size: 299 sq. ft. including verandah

Offering a Queen-size bed, single convertible sofa, and a split bath* with tub and shower, the Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Oversized Verandah boast larger balconies, and are only located on Deck 5. They are the same size and configuration as all of the Deluxe Oceanview Family Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy, BUT be aware that this particular room category only sleep 3 to 4 guests.

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*Disney Cruise Line’s innovative “split bath” concept features a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and round tub, and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet. This offers travel groups the opportunity for two people to have their own space to get ready at one time.

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category 4A-D)

With a Queen-size bed (which can be converted into 2 twin beds, if preferred), a single convertible sofa, a wall pull-down bed, and an upper berth pull-down bed, Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah can sleep up to 5 people. Because they are so spacious, this is possibly one of the best options for a family that likes to spend some downtime in their room as well as exploring the ship.

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This category also features the popular split bath (as discussed above), and the breakdown of Deck locations is as follows:

  • Category 4A are located on Decks 9 and 10
  • Category 4B are located on Deck 8
  • Category 4C are located on Deck 7
  • Category 4D are located on Deck 6

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Oversized Verandah (Category 5E)

  • Size: 246 sq. ft.

Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Oversized Verandah offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a single convertible sofa, a wall pull-down bed and upper berth pull-down bed, as well as the split bath feature with a tub and shower (where the shower and toilet area are conveniently separate). Up to 5 passengers can share this space, and this is another great choice for families that plan to enjoy some time in their room.

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These staterooms, by the way, are identical to the other Category 5 staterooms, but they offer a larger balcony. (Be aware, however, that some of the balconies have a white wall, as opposed to clear plexiglass.) Staterooms in this category are located on Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category 5A-D)

  • Size: 268 sq. ft. including verandah

Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a single convertible sofa, a wall pull-down bed and an upper berth pull-down bed.

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The split bath with tub and shower is also a feature here, and these staterooms will also sleep up to 5 people. Note that these staterooms are identical to the Category 6 Staterooms, except they have a clear Perspex Verandah wall.

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (Category 6)

  • Sleeps: 3 or 4

Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a single convertible sofa, an upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4), and a split bath with tub and shower.

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The only difference from the higher (and typically more expensive) Category 5 is that these staterooms have a white wall balcony, while the others have a clear Perspex balcony wall. So, the practical difference is that you cannot see the ocean when you are sitting down on a white wall verandah, but you can on a verandah with a clear wall.

Now, does this make a difference? Well, from an enjoyment perspective, only you can make that call. But from a budget perspective, you may pay hundreds of dollars less for a white wall verandah as opposed to a clear one.

  • Category 6A are located on Decks 8 and 9;
  • Category 6B are located on Decks 5, 6 and 7.

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Navigators Verandah (Category 7)

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Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms With a Navigators Verandah offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a single convertible sofa, and a split bath with tub and shower. While there is little noticeable difference between Category 7 and Categories 5 and 6, it’s important to note the difference in the verandah. Though the verandah itself is the same size, it is enclosed with a very large, open air porthole to look through.

These staterooms are located on Decks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Ocean View Staterooms with Porthole Windows

Deluxe family oceanview stateroom (category 8a-d).

  • Sleeps: 3 or 5
  • Size: 241 sq. ft.
  • View: One large porthole window

Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms offer a Queen-size bed (or two twin beds), a single convertible sofa, an upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4), and the split bath with tub and shower. Here is a look at a stateroom with a large Porthole Window.

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The Category 8 Staterooms are located either aft (in the back) or forward (at the front) of the ship. Locations are as follows:

  • Category 8A are located on Decks 5 and 6;
  • Category 8B are located on Deck 9;
  • Category 8C are located on Deck 7 and 8;
  • Category 8D are located on Deck 5 and 6

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (Category 9A-D)

  • Sleeps: 4 or 5
  • Size: 204 sq. ft.
  • View: One large porthole window OR 2 small porthole windows

Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms offer a Queen-size bed (or two twin beds), a single convertible sofa, an upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4), and the split bath feature with tub and shower.

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The Category 8 and 9 rooms are considered deluxe outside staterooms (which means that they have a large porthole window.) However, the Category 9 staterooms that are located on Deck 1 have two smaller porthole windows. At 204 square feet, these staterooms sleep 3 passengers (with some sleeping 4). And it’s especially helpful to know that these are among the first categories to book on the ship!

So, the Category 9 Staterooms all have a window, but there are differences to be aware of:

  • Category 9A Staterooms have One Porthole Window and are located on Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8;
  • Category 9B Staterooms have One Porthole Window and are located on Deck 2. These are noteworthy for their terrific location close to the inside amenities of the ship. (If you’d prefer to be closer to the pool decks, though, you’ll want to choose a higher deck.)
  • Category 9C Staterooms have One Porthole Window with an Obstructed View and are located on 6, 7 and 8. The extent of the obstruction will vary, but be aware that you will have a view of at least part of a lifeboat out of your window.

Inside Staterooms

Deluxe inside stateroom (category 10a).

  • View: No exterior view (but does feature a Virtual Porthole)

Deluxe Inside Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), a single convertible sofa, an upper berth pull-down bed (if sleeping 4), and split bath with tub and shower.

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Though Inside Staterooms do not offer any exterior view, these cozy staterooms on both the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream have Virtual Portholes! Disney Cruise Line’s Virtual Portholes were a cruise industry first, offering real-time virtual views for the ship’s exterior reflecting your staterooms actual location on the ship! This unique (and frankly brilliant) feature serves a practical function in helping to alleviate potential claustrophobia. But wait… there’s more…

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Virtual Portholes also enhanced as “Magical Portholes.” This means that, at any given moment, an “enchanting surprise” featuring a beloved Disney animated character or two may suddenly appear in the Porthole! (It’s SO! FUN!) And no worries about catching a little shut-eye with this feature, as this option can turned on or off with a switch.

Deluxe Inside Staterooms are located on Decks 5, 6 ,7, 8, and 9. Generally speaking, the higher up in the ship that your stateroom is positioned, the higher the price.

Standard Inside Stateroom (Category 11A-C)

  • Sleeps: 3 or 4;
  • Size: 169 sq. ft.

Standard Inside Staterooms offer a Queen-size bed (or 2 twin beds), and a single convertible sofa. Some offer an upper berth pull-down bed. These are the lowest priced staterooms on the ship… and are likewise the smallest. The other major difference between this category and the other available categories is that these staterooms do not have the split-bathroom design of the others. (Though each bathroom does have a tub).

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The fabulous Virtual Portholes (I’m a little biased, because I LOVE THESE!) are included with Standard Inside Staterooms, as well.

  • Category 11A are located on Decks 8, 9 and 10;
  • Category 11B are located on Decks 5, 6 and 7;
  • Category 11C are located on Deck 2

Before we sail away, it’s worth noting that Accessible Rooms are also available in the various categories. And while we’ve discussed the main room differences, ALL staterooms aboard the Disney Fantasy offer amenities including — but by no means limited to — an in-room safe, full-length mirrors, a refrigerator, a hair dryer, premium bedding, bath products, a flat-screen TV on swivel arm, and MUCH more.

And with that, I’m sure ready to SAIL AWAY on the Disney Fantasy! How about you?

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New! UK Sailings in 2025 Onboard the Disney Fantasy

The disney fantasy is setting sail from the uk for the first time ever in summer 2025 as popular 3-, 4- and 5-night sailings return, choose from 6 incredible sailings, new 3-night sailing to cherbourg, france.

Cast off to the tranquil port city of Cherbourg in the Normandy region of France. Tour historic beaches, take in the sweeping views from a 19th-century fortress perched high on a hill, relax in quiet gardens or gaze at the heavens at a nearby planetarium. The city of Cherbourg offers a peaceful retreat, brimming with land and sea activities for the whole family to enjoy. Departs on 22 August 2025.

3-Night Sailing to Zeebrugge, Belgium

Explore the fairytale city of Brussels, capital of West Flanders. Stroll charming cobblestone streets, hop in a horse-drawn carriage, indulge in fresh-made Belgium chocolate and cruise through the many enchanting canals. For surf, sand and summer bliss, the region’s stunning urban beaches await. Departs on 29 August 2025.

4-Night Sailing to Bilbao, Spain

Discover the culturally rich coastal town of Bilbao, Spain. Stroll the picturesque riverside, pay a visit to the world-famous Guggenheim Museum and feast on tasty small bites called pintxos. Or embark on a glorious daytrip to San Sebastian to experience the Basque Country in all its belle epoque splendor. Departs on 25 August 2025.

4-Night Sailing to La Coruña, Spain

Set your sights on the charming atmosphere of this bustling city, situated on Spain's scenic northwestern coast. Indulge yourself with a journey through ancient Roman history, breathtaking beaches and majestic landmarks—all steeped in fascinating Spanish culture sure to capture your heart. Departs on 18 August 2025.

5-Night Sailing to La Coruña and Vigo, Spain

Explore the cultural wonders of Galicia during this sun-and-fun-filled sailing. Walk in the footsteps of the ancients, visit must-see landmarks and bask on breathtaking beaches in La Coruña. More beautiful stretches of beach await in the historic seaside town Vigo, along with spectacular shopping, fascinating maritime museums and delicious seafood specialties. Departs on 5 August 2025.

New! 5-Night Sailing to La Coruña and Bilbao, Spain

Embark on a sailing adventure to Northern Spain with stops in La Coruña and Bilbao. Discover historic sites and stunning beaches in La Coruña before voyaging to the vibrant city of Bilbao, celebrated for its eclectic art, abundance of culinary delights and the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. Departs on 31 July 2025.


Prepare for all new experiences, activities and excitement onboard in Summer 2025 as the Disney Fantasy, Disney Cruise Line's fourth ship, sets sails from Southampton. Experience Art Nouveau elegance fused with whimsical wonder and innovative Disney storytelling as you dine, relax and have fun onboard.

Spectacular Entertainment

Delight in West End–style musicals and larger-than-life deck parties for the entire family. View More

Freshwater Pools & Recreation

Families are invited to share in the magic together each day of their cruise—whether it is making a splash at the pools, competing in family gameshows or being together for a Disney classic movie. View More

Imaginative Dining Experiences

Feast on gourmet delights and made-to-order casual fare at magically themed restaurants. View More

  • Frozen, A Musical Spectacular: Step into a wonderland of enchantment as the magic of Frozen springs to life before your eyes in this dazzling musical extravaganza—an experience never before seen before on European sailings direct from the UK. Behold a heartwarming and humorous full-length retelling of Anna and Elsa’s Frozen adventure in Arendelle, featuring state-of-the-art technology, elaborate costumes and spellbinding puppetry.
  • Disney’s Believe: Discover a spellbinding musical about a loving daughter determined to make her studious father see life beyond work. Delight in beloved Disney songs from Aladdin , The Lion King , Mary Poppins and more.
  • Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular: Discover a whole new world of experiences on board the Disney Fantasy! Watch the animated Disney classic Aladdin come to life onstage in a spellbinding performance featuring new and original tunes that are sure to captivate the whole family.

Freshwater Pools and Recreation

  • Donald’s Pool: Guests of all ages can splash it up at this onboard oasis. The family pool area includes a main pool and 2 whirlpool spas—perfect for parents and children looking to make waves together.
  • AquaDuck:  Splash it up at this twisting water coaster that extends over the side of the boat. A must-do for thrill seekers!
  • Mickey’s Pool and Slide: Children will love frolicking in this freshwater pool shaped like the world’s most famous mouse! Kids ages 4 to 14 will have a blast splashing down Mickey’s twisty waterslide.
  • D Lounge: Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at this high-energy entertainment venue. A colourful yet casual atmosphere with spacious, comfortable seating makes this lounge the perfect gathering place for everyone.
  • Goofy’s Sports Deck: Have a blast playing miniature golf, basketball or shuffleboard. The deck also offers a 400-yard running track to keep in shape and, for an additional fee, virtual sports simulators with realistic graphics and sounds that allow you to kick, swing, throw and tee-off in some of your favourite sports activities.
  • Disney Movies: Catch a classic Disney motion picture under the stars or the latest Disney releases inside the Buena Vista Theatre, a luxurious movie palace inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood.
  • Animator’s Palate: Celebrate the art of storytelling by trying your hand at drawing a Disney character or one of your own. Then watch in wonder as your creation magically springs to life before your very eyes and becomes part of the show.
  • Royal Court: Feast like royalty at this enchanting restaurant inspired by classic Disney Princess films. Offering a majestic medley of French and continental cuisine, Royal Court serves a kingdom’s worth of culinary delights in 4 delicious courses.
  • Enchanted Garden: Dine in serene splendour that recalls an elegant conservatory amid the foothills in France. Here, Guests can savour a market-style menu featuring flavours from the gardens of Versailles.

Kids Clubs Filled with Character

Set sail for interactive play spaces packed with magical activities, games and Character experiences. View More

Character Experiences

Disney Characters love to cruise too! Keep an eye out for Mickey and pals—plus your favourite friends from Marvel and Star Wars. View More

Adult-Exclusive Recreation and Fine Dining

Escape to an oasis of relaxation with adults-only locations and activities—from luxurious spa experiences and intimate dining to exciting nightlife and an adults-only pool area. View More

  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club: Kids will be absorbed in this world of fantasy, complete with storytelling, larger-than life playgrounds and plenty of Character experiences—plus, imaginatively themed games and activities. While here, be sure to explore the Marvel Super Hero Academy and master the mystic arts alongside Doctor Strange. Become an Avenger, unleash your inner strength and discover the true meaning of superpowers through the immersive gaming and interactive portals. Or train with legendary Jedis and X-Wing pilots when you battle the Dark Side at Star Wars : Command Post.
  • Edge: Tweens have their own places to hang out and can participate in a variety of cool activities. Equipped with high-tech entertainment, computers and video games, Edge is sure to be their favourite onboard destination!
  • Vibe: An exclusive space for teens to chill out, listen to music, watch TV and play games. Each lounge is laden with amenities and activities to keep them engaged and entertained.
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (extra charge applicable): Book an appointment at this enchanted salon, where kids arrive as themselves and leave as a princess, knight or sea captain.
  • Royal Court Royal Tea (extra charge applicable): Bestow the little princess or prince in your life—ages 3 to 12—with a tea party starring Disney Characters.
  • Character Sightings: Spot Disney Characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and more during surprise appearances throughout the ship—be ready to wave hello and snap a selfie.
  • Quiet Cove Pool: Let your cares melt away at this onboard oasis created exclusively for adults. A main pool and nearby whirlpool spas allow Guests 18 years of age and older to relax, recharge and soak up the sun.
  • Cove Café (extra charge applicable): Sit back and chillax at Cove Café, an adults-only lounge—the perfect place to take time out for specialty drinks, coffee beverages or tea throughout the day.
  • Senses Spa & Salon (extra charge applicable): Pamper yourself with luxe spa and salon services and treatments in an ocean-view setting designed to soothe the senses.
  • Palo (extra charge applicable): Savour Italian fare at its finest in this adult-exclusive restaurant featuring an intimate setting and stunning seaside views, perfectly paired with impressive wines and impeccable service.
  • Remy (extra charge applicable): Offering the most luxurious dinner experience on board, Remy welcomes Guest 18 and older with sweeping ocean views and a French-inspired menu crafted by 3-Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement, considered one of the world’s best chefs.
  • Europa Lounge Area (extra charge applicable): Home to a diverse array of nightlife venues, from the romantic champagne bar Oh La La , exuding the elegance of France, to The Tube , a hip nightclub channelling the British-mod scene with its vibrant dance floor and iconic red phone booths and Union Jack flags. And La Piazza , a festive Italian-inspired lounge featuring a merry-go-round Carosello bar and captivating live performances.
  • Fitness Centre: Stay fit while on holiday at our full-service fitness centre, home to weight machines, ocean views and specialized classes like yoga, Pilates and more.

Get Inspired!

Discover the enchantment of a Disney cruise through the experiences of our Guests. They’ve shared their pictures, memories and insider hints and tips to ignite your imagination. Explore an Ocean of Inspiration and see why you should sail in Summer 2025!

Pay at Your Own Pace

Reserve your summer 2025 Disney cruise today and spread the cost with flexible instalments—you decide how much to pay and when! Book now for best availability and choose to modify or cancel without fees up to 90 days before sailing! Exclusions apply.


*Excludes alcoholic drinks, gratuities, specialty dining and other additional services and offerings such as spa treatments, port adventures, and certain entertainment. Average price calculated by dividing the package price of £4,959.66 by 4 people (2 adults + 2 kids aged 3-12 years old) sharing a Standard Inside stateroom (category 11B) on 5-night round-trip sailing from Southampton to Vigo & La Coruna on 5 August 2025. The price includes meals, entertainment on board, and Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses. Limited availability at that price. Price rounded up to the next pound. Price subject to fluctuations in USD to GBP exchange rate. Bookings subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions (https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/contracts-terms-safety/terms-conditions/uk/).

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Disney Fantasy vs Disney Wish

Disney Fantasy cruise ship

The Disney Fantasy was built in 2012. Disney Fantasy's exterior has a old-school steam boat feel while the interior leans into the Art Nouveau styling. Outside the ship, you'll see Dumbo painting the name on the stern. It's 10 years older than the Wish , which was built in 2022. The Disney Wish is inspired by stories of wish fulfilment. You'll enter the ship through the Grand Hall which is themed after a castle with a large statue of Cinderella and a display of her glass slipper. Outside the ship, you'll see Rapunzel painting the name on the stern.

Comparison Overview

Number of passengers, food and restaurants.

  • Bars and Drinks

Pools and Hot Tubs

Ship features and activities, cruise costs, onboard costs.

The Fantasy is considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,115 feet long and 121 feet wide, it's roughly the length of 3.1 football fields, as wide as 2.3 tractor-trailers and the same height as a 14-story building. Compared to the Disney Wish, the Fantasy is 10% smaller in terms of overall tons.

Disney Fantasy holds 38% fewer passengers than the Wish based on double occupancy (two people per room). When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, or what we call the "Space Ratio," the Fantasy has more space per person compared to the Wish. This means that you might have a bit more space to yourself on the ship, although there still could be some crowded areas like buffets, pools, etc.

Palo on the Disney Fantasy

Food is a big part of any cruise, and the ship you choose can make a huge difference in your food experience.

The Fantasy has 10 different dining options like Palo , Royal Court , and Animator's Palate . Of those options, 6 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 4 options have an additional fee.

The Wish has the same number of dining venues. Some of its popular venues are Palo Steakhouse , Marceline Market , and Enchante by Chef Arnaud Lallement . 5 of these restaurants are complementary and the other 5 have an additional fee.

The Disney Fantasy has about the same number of dining options as the Disney Wish.

If you're looking to avoid extra money while on board, the Fantasy might be a better choice then the Wish. More of the dining options are included in the base cruise fare, potentially saving you money.

Restaurants on Disney Fantasy & Wish

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Both ships serve the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on these ships. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Mickey Pool on Disney Fantasy

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Disney Fantasy has a total of 3 pools and 3 hot tubs. Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 1 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Disney Wish has more pools than the Fantasy and the same number of hot tubs. There are more exclusive pools and hot tubs on the Wish. If you don't mind paying for exclusive access to areas in order to have less crowds, this might be a better choice.

Both ships have lots of activities to keep you busy throughout your cruise. Below you'll see a list of some of the major features on these ships. You might up paying more while on board the Fantasy. Only 77% of the activities below are included in your cruise fare. On the Wish, 83% of the activities are included at no additional cost.

Disney is a premium cruise line. Premium cruise lines typically offer upscale food, accommodations, and service. These typically cost about $150 - $400 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year. Typically newer ships cost more, so a cruise on Disney Fantasy will likely be cheaper than on Disney Wish.

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Disney ship.

With Disney Cruises, soda is included for meals, but will have an extra cost at bars and throughout the day. While no drink packages are available, you can preorder bottles of wine or beer at a discount.

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    As one of the larger ships in the Disney Cruise Line Ship Fleet, the Disney Fantasy holds 4000 passengers and has a total of 14 decks. Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are 25% larger than the current cruise ship industry average. And the roomier space was something we definitely noticed while on board this ship.

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    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.

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