Disney Fantasy in Castaway Cay
Disney Fantasy in Castaway Cay / Disney Cruise Line / Kent Phillips
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Mickey's Pool
Mickey's Pool / Disney Cruise Line / Jimmy DeFlippo
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Sail Away party
Sail Away party / Kayla Becker
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Star Wars Day at Sea
Star Wars Day at Sea / Disney Cruise Line / Matt Stroshane
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Standard Inside Stateroom
Standard Inside Stateroom / Disney Cruise Line
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Meeting Star Wars' BB8
Meeting Star Wars' BB8 / Disney
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Sweet on You
Sweet on You / Disney Cruise Line
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Royal Palace
Royal Palace / Disney
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Dinner at Enchanted Garden
Dinner at Enchanted Garden / Disney Cruise Line
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“Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular”
“Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular” / Disney Cruise Line
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Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah
Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah / Disney Cruise Line / Matt Stroshane
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Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. / Disney
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Skyline at The District
Skyline at The District / Disney Cruise Line
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Meeting Doctor Strange at the Super Hero Academy
Meeting Doctor Strange at the Super Hero Academy / Disney Cruise Line
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Atrium / Disney Cruise Line
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Disney's Oceaneer Club
Disney's Oceaneer Club / Disney Cruise Line / Matt Stroshane
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Animator's Palate
Animator's Palate / Disney Cruise Line
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Senses spa
Senses spa / Kayla Becker
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Disney Fantasy

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

The second Dream-class ship in the Disney fleet, Disney Fantasy features fun bells and whistles designed to entertain all ages — but especially younger kids. As with the first three Disney ships — Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, and Disney Dream — the design of the Fantasy is an homage to the glamour of ocean liners of the 1930s, with elegant Art Nouveau architectural details. Staterooms are designed with families in mind (split bathrooms with tubs are a big bonus), the dining staff anticipates your clan’s every desire, and nobody nails family-friendly entertainment like Disney. 

What We Love

Enhanced Spaces: After a refurbishment in May 2017, the ship now has Marvel and "Star Wars" play areas for ages 3 to 12, a Sweet on You ice cream shop near the family pool, and the line's first-ever Tiffany & Co. boutique.

Animator’s Palate: Cutting-edge technology meets artistic genius during the “Animation Magic” dinner show at this signature "Finding Nemo"-themed restaurant, where passengers can sketch their own characters on placemats and then see their drawings come to life on the walls. 

Grown-up appeal: Sure, Disney is great for kids, but adults get their own spaces, too. There's a spacious spa and fitness area, an adult pool area, two adults-only restaurants (Palo and Remy), and the chic Europa nightclub district, which is full of bars and lounges. Even Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, has an adults-only beach.

Best Known For

High-Quality Cruising: While there are plenty of opportunities to meet your favorite characters on board, Disney ships aren’t floating theme parks. The Fantasy is a class act. 

Incredible Kids Clubs: From babies to teens, children can participate in engaging, age-appropriate fun all day and well into the night in the supervised clubs. The roster of activities blends hip technology, Disney branding, creative play, and elements of the Marvel and “Star Wars” franchises. Kids can meet Thor and Captain America at the mystical Marvel Super Hero Academy, for example, or play galactic video games in the "Star Wars" Command Center.

Lots of Fun on the Pool Deck: Standout features include AquaDuck, a two-person water coaster, and AquaLab, an interactive splash area for little kids that’s themed to Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews. And, in true Disney fashion, a fireworks show lights up the sky during a themed Pirate Night.

Who It's Best For

Families of all shapes and sizes: Bring your big kids, little kids, multi-generational groups, and reunions. Disney meets the needs of families big and small, with assigned tables at dinnertime for the whole gang to reconvene at, loaner diaper genies and sand-friendly strollers, and round-the-clock activities for just about every age group.  

Kids at heart: You don't have to be young to appreciate the ship, where you'll find a good amount of adult die-hard Disney fans at, say, the quality "Aladdin" stage show or screenings of newly released Disney movies. (And yes, you can line up for Mickey's autograph, too.)

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Don’t Wait for a Bargain: Disney is a premium cruise line with fares to match and, alas, flash sales and discounts aren’t in the cards. Time your trip for shoulder season for a price dip.

Pools Are Small and Crowded: Your best chance to enjoy the two family pools in relative peace is on port days. Otherwise, expect to wade in with wall-to-wall little ones.