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  1. We will be sailing on the Fantasy soon and Rapunzel is my granddaughter's favorite Princess. She wasn't on the Fantasy last year but now that one of the other ships has a Rapunzel themed dining room I was hoping she would now be on all ships. Has anyone recently sailed on the Fantasy and remembers?
  2. Lazinator

    Disney Fantasy bunk bef

    Hi we are celebrating our sons birthday on our cruise and is turning 5. He loves bunkbeds but we are 3 to the room and I noticed they push that it needs to be 4 to a room. I want it for him to enjoy. How do we make this magic happen?
  3. mmamoor

    Fantasy dining time

    This is our first Disney cruise, and while reading through all the posts I noticed a couple people saying that late dinner on the Fantasy will be at 8:15. My travel agent told me it was 7:30. Did my travel agent give me incorrect information or is this correct? I will be traveling in September if it makes a difference.
  4. For those who have both sailed the Fantasy and a different cruise line/ship, which would you say was most comparable to the Fantasy?
  5. Sailing on Disney Fantasy 30 June 2018. :)Embarkation day everyone crowds the buffet (Cabanas ? ) can anyone suggest an alternative?
  6. LovetheCubs

    Fantasy Room Choice?

    Anyone have any advice on decks section or room selection on fantasy? Forward, middle, aft? Any specific desk “bad”?!
  7. Do all of the Concierge Family Verandah rooms only have a sleeper sofa as the option for kids sharing the room with parents? No Murphy beds or other way for kids to each have their own beds? And do the rooms on the "hump" have extended balconies? (such as Fantasy 12008 and 12010)
  8. knawest8

    New 3-day on Fantasy

    Has anyone booked the 3-day double dip at Castaway Cay, on May 17, 2017? I have a three day hold and wondering if it's a good deal or not. We haven't been on a Disney cruise in many years. TIA!
  9. Sailing in November 2017 for my 50th birthday! I am so stinkin' excited! We are sailing concierge for the first time but this will be my fourth disney cruise all on the Disney Wonder but first time in concierge and first time on the Disney Fantasy. Any reviews, suggestions or advice for me? I am super excited about the concierge but don't have a clue what to expect??
  10. chadone750

    Disney Fantasy

    Cruise photos from Disney Fantasy
  11. Does anyone know what nights of a 7 day cruise are LIKELY to be formal or pirate nights?
  12. dcdozer

    First cruise on Fantasy

    Hi all - my family (me, wife, son 9, and daughter 6) are getting set for our first cruise that sails on Feb 27th. I've been scouring online and still have a few questions: - Palo's: we have dinner reservations on Pirate Night at 6pm. Based on what I had read on other sites, this was the best night to make the reservation because reviews of the food on pirate night were not so great. What are folks thoughts on this? It was also the only night we were able to get early reservations. - Pirate Night: when does the party start? When are the fireworks? Will we miss the fireworks/good action based on our 6pm reservation at Palo's? - Stop at Tortola: the only port adventure we were really interested in on this island was the lunch at Long Bay, but it's full. So we're thinking of just staying on the ship and have read that this is awesome because it's empty. Thoughts on that? - Reservations/changes: Since this is our first cruise, we weren't able to select a boarding time until recently. Earliest still available was 1:45, so I took that. Given that boarding time, am I going to have any chance of changing the night for Palo's (if we even should based on feedback)? Will I be able to reserve other things that were "full" like the simulated sports, or a meeting with Anna and Elsa for my daughter? - General tips: Given a 1:45 boarding time, any other tips? Or is just trying to make reservations/changes and then we all head to Cabana's to stuff our faces is all I need to know?
  13. Need some help from fellow Celiac/allergy parents... We are traveling on the fantasy and both DDs want desperately to have a Bippity Boppity Boutique experience. I was lucky enough to get them appointments for formal night, but need to know if there are any gluten in the products they use. Any gluten touching her skin causes reactions.... Or anyone know who to contact besides "special services" where I get generic emails and no details..... Thank you!
  14. How much do they air-condition the ship-- will I want long or short sleeves in the daytime aboard the ship?
  15. Anyone know if the Fantasy is going to get the new additions that the Dream got? Vanellope's, Star Wars area in kid's club, etc? If so, any idea when?
  16. I need some advice please from anyone who's been on the Fantasy. Is the pool too small for young children to safely play in? I'll be travelling with a 7 and 8 year old and I *really* want to try out a Disney ship but I'm fearful from viewing negative reviews that we won't be able to use the pool and that's a deal breaker for us. We would be sailing October 30th from Florida if that affects things at all. I'm trying to decide between RCCL Allure and the Fantasy, I'd really like to try Disney but we use the pool a lot so that's a big factor for us!] Thanks for any advice and opinions.
  17. This is my first Disney cruise, second cruise overall. On my last cruise the cabin was mid-aft (more mid than aft), this time I am much further aft. Could anyone who has had an Aft cabin on 8th deck tell if there was a lot of noise/vibrations from engines. Thank you! :)
  18. We have already done two cruises on the Fantasy and one 4 night on the dream. We're all ready set again for the Fantsay in April of 2017. Was about to book another 7 in October 16 but then saw all the cool enhancements on the Dream. How many have combined the 4/3 days cruises on the dream? Castaway is by far our favorite spot and being able to hit up twice seems appealing. Price wise they are about the same so any thoughts? If we did end up on the Dream we would be gold in April of 17 but not sure that really gets you anything extra? Each ship is great but having a tough time deciding.
  19. savage1117

    Fantasy concierge hosts

    Does anyone know who the concierge hosts are now? And who will be the hosts for 10/31 sailing? Thanks
  20. smheese

    Fantasy vs. Magic

    I've been on Magic before and we are debating with another family which itinerary we will travel together next year. They are pushing for the Fantasy one. Tell me is there anything about Fantasy (other than a bigger size) that makes it better? Is there a bigger or better pool? More restaurants? More activities or a bigger kids club?
  21. Hi.... Hope ALL are EXCELLENT! Booked a cruise on Disney Fantasy. We were assigned room 7504. Just looked it up.... weird shaped room at back of ship. Has anyone stayed in this room and what was your experience? Pro's and Con's. Thank you avlski
  22. Previously, my family has sailed on the Carnival Miracle in 2006 (7 day/balcony), Carnival Freedom in 2010 (8 day/balcony), Disney Dream in 2012 (5 day/deluxe family inside), and RCI Freedom of the Seas in 2013 (7 day/two inside cabins). We almost always vacation in early June. My son is 24 and has mild autism and my daughter is 20. We also like to go to Disney World every 2-3 years and stay on property for a week. We drove to Port Canaveral the day prior and stayed at the Country Inn and Suits, which is the closest hotel to the ship. We have stayed there two times prior for convenience, but this hotel is showing its age. We paid $129.12 for a Friday night. We always park in the main structure at the port because I like to walk off the ship and drive away without waiting for transportation. They charge $125.00 upfront. Our scheduled port arrival time (PAT) was 10:30 – 10:45 on May 23rd. We got there at 10:40. We waited in a short line to enter the terminal and then we were immediately checked in. It was obvious many people ignored their PAT and came early, because the terminal was packed. The first group was called at 11:20 and we were called at 11:30 in group three. As soon as we were welcomed on board I headed to the Port Adventures Desk for tickets to the Princess gathering for my daughter and to sign us up for the 5K run at Castaway Cay, my family headed to The Enchanted Garden for lunch. I had no wait and then met my family at the entrance to the garden. They did not open until 12:00. Their selection is limited compared to Cabanas, but there were no crowds. The only issue was the coke. It had an overly citrus flavor and none of us could drink it. The server tried another dispenser but it was still bad. Everything else on the buffet was very good. Our room was available at 1:30. Our cabin, #7178 Cat 8C- Deluxe Family Ocean view located aft port, had plenty of room for my family of four. I always make sure that I’m insulated with at least one deck of cabins above and below to minimize ship noise. We also like to be mid deck or toward the rear so my wife and daughter don’t feel the movement of the ship as much. They tend to get sea sick. We had a large porthole with the seat, but I was a little disappointed that you really can't sit in it unless you are a very small child. The seating area just isn't that wide, unlike the portholes on deck 3 like I was expecting. There is plenty of storage for everything. We had a murphy bed for the fourth bed which, I felt would only be comfortable for a teenager. The main bed and sofa bed are very comfortable for anyone. The round tub shower was wonderful, and of course how can you not love the split bathroom. The refrigerator stayed very cold and the room temperature could easily be regulated to any temperature you like. The condition of the room was excellent! However the first night the cabin had creaking sounds coming from several places that kept us from getting a good night’s sleep. It was so bad I asked for another room. They showed me two other options but the locations were not acceptable to me, so they assured me they had technicians that could solve the problem. I was highly doubtful anything could be done, but to my amazement after some Disney magic we didn’t hear any more room noises the rest of the cruise. After the first night, the cabin was quiet except for the crying kids and a man blowing his nose early in the morning in the cabin next to us that we would hear off and on during the cruise. This is a gorgeous ship! I would compare it and the Disney Dream to 5 star hotels I have stayed in overseas. Even the public bathrooms are amazing. You have to visit the one outside of Remy. Disney ships are uniquely designed like no others and maintained to the highest standards. They have a classic liner feel of days gone by. The service and accommodations were absolutely first class in every way. All of the dining rooms provide a wonderful unique environment and the food was very good. My daughter can’t have garlic, so she was able to preview every menu in the dining rooms and her meals were specially prepared for her each night. Cabanas buffet was fantastic and the best of all of the ships I’ve sailed so far! There was a vast selection of very good food and some of the most delicious desserts I've ever had. Also, my son said the Mickey waffles and chicken tenders were as good as the ones at Disney World. The only issue I had is the regular coke and tea coming out of the machines on deck 11 midship and Cabanas was terrible. They couldn’t figure out the problem so after talking to guest services on day two they agreed to stock my room with 9 canned cokes a day for the remainder of the cruise. Now that is customer service! The tea in the main dining room was okay. I won’t lie -- I like to eat, so I usually ordered four entrees every night. I think I can say some meals were just okay, most were very good, and a few were exceptional. The rack of lamb and lobster come to mind. Also, I was never disappointed with any of the desserts. There is plenty to do on the ship, so we were never bored. We never waited more than 20 minutes to ride the AquaDuck. We loved the adult pool areas and Satellite Falls -- nice and quiet and no kids. We never had a problem finding seats. We paid $85.00 to play family bingo for the four of us and that was a lot of fun, but sadly we didn’t win anything. We also enjoyed playing Midship Detective Agency and Goofy Golf. The movie theater selections were top notch and we saw several movies I’d been waiting for. Aladdin was Broadway quality and Disney Believe was very good too. However, the first night’s show, A Fantasy Come True was nothing more than a Disney commercial that my whole family thought didn’t live up to Disney standards. Now my wife and I thought the non-Disney shows were very subpar. I must say these were the worst acts I have ever seen that I’ve paid for. The acts were The Comedy & Magic of David Williamson, The Comedy of Improv Shimimprov, The Comedy & Ventriloquism of Taylor Mason, and the Comedy & Juggling of Michel Holly. These were all disappointing. We loved Pirate night and we had the perfect spot to see the entire show and fireworks. We were on the port side of deck 12 just above and to the side of the stage against the railing. If you don’t get there at least 1.5 hours prior, forget about it. Our ports consisted of St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Castaway Cay. We did the Under Two Flags Island adults only Tour at St Maarten. The air conditioned new bus went all over the island and stopped for shopping. It was a good basic tour that provided with some nice scenic views and some history of the island. At St. Thomas we just walked around the shops at the port. No real deals -- just a tourist trap in my opinion. I don’t know why but we weren’t able to get off the ship at Castaway Cay until 10:30. My son, daughter and I were doing the 5K. It was a lot of fun and it’s a nice medal you get for free. None of us are runners so it took us 52 minutes to complete the course. We all headed to Cookie’s Too in the adult area for lunch afterwards. Now this was the only bad food experience we had on the cruise. We were told on the ship by our head waiter that everything was garlic free for my daughter. Of course we asked at the food stations and they looked at us like we were crazy and no one had an answer. They finally dug up the head chef and he said the only thing that didn’t have garlic was the salad. She ended up eating cookies and chips until we made it back to the ship. I wanted ribs and to my surprise they didn’t have any. It took 30 minutes before any showed up. When I finally got some I must say they were the worst ribs I’d ever attempted to eat. I really didn’t like any of the food except the ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. We went to the adult beach afterwards and got in the water. Now don’t be a hater, but I thought this beach sucked. Remember though, I grew up in Florida and live walking distance to pure white sand beaches near my house. You definitely need water shoes for this rocky shallow beach! I know the other beach is more foot friendly. For those of you who don’t live on the Emerald Coast I’m sure you will enjoy Castaway Cay, but for my family it’s nothing to write home about. One note of surprise was this ship had a lot of up and down movement throughout the cruise. Several people, including some crew, commented on the excessive motion even though the seas were pretty calm during the trip. I have not experienced this on any other ship, so I think there may have been a stabilization problem. Embarkation was painless. I grabbed food from Cabanas and brought it to the room so everyone could sleep in. We were off the ship by about 9:00 and grabbed our luggage and headed home. Overall, we love the Disney experience. I’m a hard core nonsmoker and the only time I smelled smoke is when I went up the port stairs in Quiet Cove to get to deck 13. Also, I like the fact there are no casinos. I never felt overwhelmed by kids and I never saw anyone drunk or out of control. However, this was a costly trip that we consider a treat. I booked this trip almost a year in advance and my cost was $6,126.92, which included tips of $336.00 and trip insurance through USAA for $264.00. If you can afford it and love Disney, you will have a wonderful vacation and it’s worth every penny/dollar you spend. I read the Disney Cruise board every day for the past year and I also used the disneycruiselineblog.com for my research. I believe this helped me maximize my whole Disney experience. Special thanks to everyone that answered my questions. My next cruise will most likely be Carnival at almost half the cost. Yes, it will not be as impressive as a Disney Cruise, but my bank account will appreciate the relief!
  23. AprilJ

    Fantasy in October

    We are not actually going to cruise til 2017...so this is a bit premature, but I was surprised today to see 7 day sailings out of Port Canaveral in Oct are midweek cruises, Thurs-Thurs. Is that the norm? That will make it impossible to not miss school days. We get a Fall break in Oct but it is Mon-Fri.
  24. What can you tell me about the Fantasy 5A cabin #10132? Any pics? It is in the rear, directly under the buffet area in Cabanas (not under the pools). Is there a lot of noise from above? And, what about the overhang? Shade is nice, but can you see the sky?
  25. Gwyndylan

    Fantasy On Board Internet

    Can anyone tell me if the on board Internet connection on the Fantasy is reliable? It doesn't have to be fast, just stay connected. Thanks! Gwyndylan