I’ve wanted to do a Disney cruise for several years so when I found out last fall that our TravelingMom.com retreat would be on one of the special media preview cruises I started packing my bags immediately. Well, not really, but I did do a few back flips.
I’m a big Disney fan – the quality, customer service, and entertainment is always top notch – and the Fantasy is no exception. It’s family cruising at it’s finest and I look forward to planning a trip for my family to experience it soon, too.
There’s so much to share about the ship and my personal experience so I’m going to break it up into a few different posts, but for now let me take you on a quick mini-tour …
Isn’t she pretty? I snapped this shot pulling up to the port.
The check-in process at Cape Canaveral was quick, organized and easy!
Of course Mickey was there to greet us! Characters and Princesses made appearances all over the ship throughout the entire cruise. (I had a blast hanging out with the entire TravelingMom crew – that’s Monique from Mo Travels and Andi from Wife and Mom University.)
Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse in the atrium of the ship. LOVE her!
My home away from home during the cruise.
I had a deluxe ocean view stateroom with a verandah that could sleep 3-4 people.
The bed was super cozy and just looks inviting!
I love a room with a view. I kept my door open when I was there so I could hear the relaxing swish of the waves. Heaven.
The bathroom was spacious (the entire room had plenty of closet, drawer and storage space). It had a tub and shower and a separate room for the commode.
This was an adult only pool with a bar. They had plenty of family areas for everyone to enjoy but also designated spots and activities created just for little ones, kids, tweens, and teens.
There’s also miniature golfing …
… basketball and a host of other activities to keep everyone on the go.
Then there’s the bars (yes, there’s several) and a dance club called The Tube. Yes, I got my dance on. Ahem.
And, there’s plenty of spaces to just kick back, relax and do nothing at all.
We had beautiful weather the entire trip – blue skies and warm temps.
As always, Disney’s customer service was stellar. They will go out of their way to make sure you have an extraordinary experience. I love that.
The ship has several theaters. They put on live shows and also play first run movies. Very cool.
The thought and detail that went into creating every inch of the ship is amazing. This beautiful mosaic tile mural was handcrafted by Italian artists. Did I mention it’s in a bathroom? Gasp! Absolutely gorgeous.
The ship sails to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
We spent a full day docked at Castaway Cay. I’ll share more details about the island and the 5K I ran in a separate post – yup, they had an official 5K and it was a blast. I’ve also got some great tips about how to cruise and keep the extra pounds away – the food was delicious and always accessible – so make sure to check back for those posts shortly.
Winks & Smiles,
Disclosure: My cruise accommodations were provided by Disney via TravelingMom.com. As always, my thoughts, opinions and in this case my fantasies are all my own.