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Disney Fantasy Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great cruise despite weather challenges

Disney Fantasy Cruise Review by michcruiser76

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Disney service always excels. Crew was great despite lots of extra work due to missed ports. Cabin was great, Star Wars Day at Sea was fun for kids and adults. Did our usual port arrival around 11:30am. Line for security was reasonable and no wait for check-in. Waited only about 10 min after check-in for our boarding group to be called. Love that Disney allows you to bring on beer or wine (we brought Truly's). We had the sit-down lunch in Animators Palate and headed up to pool deck. We were able to snag chairs and kids were off. Bags were delivered to cabin by 2p.

Cozumel was great. Did our own excursion to Paradise Beach (highly recommend). Both Grand Cayman and Falmouth were missed due to weather. Despite other reviews, the weather issues were legit and the crew did try to get us in. I'd prefer to be safe despite some disapppointment. Daily Navigator was quickly updated with additional movies and drink tastings (our favorite) among other activities. even with recent price increases the Dr I k tastings are a good value and informative. Capt did a good job trying to find the sun and keep us out of rainshowers. Only saw Aladdin and Frozen shows which were excellent. Star Wars Day was fun with character interactions. I wish they'd show original trilogy movies in theater during the day not just the new ones. Fireworks at Sea are still great even if short (best view is deck 12, port side). Castaway Cay was great as always. It felt less crowded compared to our last time in the Fantasy which probably wasn't reality. We always go early and stay to the bitter end since it means vacay is almost over!

Food in cabanas and other deck locations was good. wish they had shawarma like Magic and Wonder. don't forget the good pastries and finger desserts in Cove Cafe. Dinners were great. Loved our servers and made friends with table next to us.

Ship was spotless. Kids always enjoy the kids club and my older one loved being able to go to Edge for the first time. We let them check themselves in and out and app have notifications, so we knew they were sticking to our plans. Silent DJ was a blast for both adults and family! disembarkation was fast after breakfast, no waiting for zones to be called and only brief delay at Customs. We piled into the rental car shuttle and were away within 15 min of stepping off ship. Disney hasn't yet figured out controlling the weather, but we still had a great time and it was like 20 degrees at home. We booked our placeholder if for no other reason to try and get back to our missed ports!

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Great aft, port side cabin. Non-adjoining to other cabins and never heard anything from them. Right near aft stairs and elevators. easy run up to Cabanas or down to dinner, theaters, etc. Wait for an elevator was never very long. Normal cruise ship noises and occasional vibration. Didn't bother us and was most notable when using thrusters in port. plenty of storage for family of 4 to completely unpack and put suitcases under bed. Split bath is always nice with 2 girls and getting ready in morning/evening. Attendant was always on top of things and kept room in great shape.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Walked off ship at Punta Langosta walked through mall and jumped in cab to Paradise Beach. Quick and easy. Mall is safe and clean. Beach has cans waiting for return trip when you were ready

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Castaway Cay

Always great. Kids had fun in water. Great lunch. Waiters were quick to grab drinks and ship photographers took some great pics. Did a mojito tasting at the beach bar which is great fun!

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