Disney Fantasy photo tour: part 3

In the third part of our Disney Fantasy tour we’ll have a look at the ship’s restaurants. There are quite a few, making sure guests aren’t left with an empty stomach any time of the day.

Let’s start with Cabanas, a buffet service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and casual dining. It features a Finding Nemo theme with a huge tile mural and sculptures from the Seagulls and Nigel the pelican.

Flo’s V8 Cafe is an outdoor counter service restaurant on Deck 11 (where the swimming pools are located) that serves pizza’s, burgers, paninis, wraps and fresh fruit. Located nearby is Frozone Treats, a pay-for smoothy bar and Eye Scream, a self-service ice cream station.

There are three rotational dining restaurants. This system, invented by Disney, places guests every evening if their cruise in a different restaurant, each time with the same guests around their table and the same waiters.

The first restaurant is located in the Atrium and is called Royal Court. It’s themed after the Disney Princesses and features lavish tile murals. Located one deck down is Enchanted Garden, which is inspired by the gardens of Versailles and changes from day to night using clever lighting technics.

Animator’s Palate shares the same name as a restaurant on the Disney Magic and Wonder, though its theme is entirely different. It’s based on the workshops where animators design feature films. There are lots of references to Disney movies and the screens found around the ship display tons of artwork and stills from Disney productions. A special animation made with drawings made by the guests brings an evening at Animators Palate to an ending.

Then there are 2 adult-only restaurants that are not part of the rotational dining system and require an extra fee. Palo, also found on the older ships, is an Italian-inspired restaurant, while Remy’s serves French cuisine. Meridian is a lounge that’s located in between both restaurants and serves as a waiting area for guests with a reservation at either restaurant.

Animator’s Palate show time:

Next Disney Fantasy blogpost: Pools & kids’ spaces

Disney Fantasy photo tour: part 2

In part 2 of our Disney Fantasy tour, we have a video of the wonderful Enchanted Art that can be found on board the ship. These picture frames that seemingly “just” hold a piece of Disney art come to life when standing in front of it. For example, the Disney Fantasy exclusive Dumbo art, features Casey Jr the Circus Train travel from one painting to the other! Another one has Pirates of the Caribbean’s Wicked Wench attacking the Fort. Take a look at a selection of Disney Fantasy’s Enchanted Art.

The Muppet Adventure Game is unique to the Disney Fantasy as well. While the Disney Dream focusses on Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, on the Disney Fantasy this interactive game is all about The Muppets! Using a special flashcard guests have to solve a mystery by using a map and finding the right Enchanted Art photo frames that will reveal clues and hints by holding the card in front of it. Through mini-games more and more clues are revealed, which will lead to solving the case!

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Disney Fantasy photo tour: part 1

In this first blog post about Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship the Disney Fantasy, we’ll take a photo tour around the ship and its general areas.

But first, let’s start with a short introduction. Disney Fantasy was, just like its sister ship Disney Dream, constructed by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. On 16 February 2012 the ship left the port of Bremerhaven for a transatlantic crossing to New York City where it would be christened. It would then continue its voyage to its permanent home in Port Canaveral, Florida.

The design of the ship is similar to that of the Disney Dream, with some distinct differences. A major difference is Disney Fantasy’s theme, which is Art Nouveau, while the Disney Dream is inspired by Art Deco. Especially the ship’s atrium brings this art direction really to life.

The staterooms are spacious and well equipped. There’s plenty of room underneath the bed for suitcases and the bathroom features a small round tub. Most Disney Fantasy staterooms feature a verandah with ocean view, while the inside staterooms are equipped with a “Magical Porthole” that will show a live feed of the ocean and features Disney characters coming by once in a while.

Disney Fantasy atrium 360°


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