After returning from my vacation on the Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Fantasy, I was ready to book a full 7-day cruise for my entire family. We are the type of family who typically stays very busy on vacation, so my husband wondered exactly how we’d be spending our days during our trip. As you’d expect with anything associated with Disney, there are loads of family things to do on the Disney Fantasy. Here are five that stood out to me:
Disney Fantasy’s Ports of Call
While my 3-day preview cruise only stopped at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, the 7-day itineraries stop in lots of other places, like Puerto Rico, Mexico, and St. Thomas (depending on the itinerary you choose). It’s a great way to expose your children to lots of different cultures on one trip.
Kids’ Clubs Aboard the Disney Fantasy
There’s something for kids of all ages, including Edge for Tweens, Vibe for Teens, Disney’s Oceaneer Lab for elementary-aged kids and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab for younger kids. There’s even the it’s a small world nursery for babies! With all of these kids’ clubs, mom and dad can even get some time for themselves – I’d plan to visit the Senses spa during that time!
Characters Aboard the Disney Fantasy
You’ll find loads of characters aboard the Disney Fantasy – including Minnie and Mickey, Goofy, Pinocchio, Ariel, Cinderella, Chip N Dale, and Donald Duck (subject to change, of course). I just happened upon the characters as I explored the ship, but there is a schedule included in your daily Navigator (delivered to your room).
Entertainment Aboard the Disney Fantasy
The personal Navigator also includes an entertainment schedule, including the daily signature shows held at the Walt Disney Theater on board, and the first-run movies shown at the Buena Vista theater (Disney-only movies).
Pool Deck Activities on the Disney Fantasy
There’s also the two pools, the interactive water play area (the AquaLab), the famous AquaDuck, and splash area for little ones (Nemo’s Reef). The pool deck is always busy, with lots of fun activities going on! For those looking for more quiet pool time, there are several adult pools also.
Check out the attached video for a full tour of my stateroom:
Disclosure: I was aboard the Disney Fantasy as part of the Traveling Mom Retreat and my stay was complimentary.