CruiseLineFans: Enjoy a Fairy-Tale Cruise on the Disney FantasyBy Cruiselinefans, PRNE
Thursday, June 2, 2011
LONDON, June 3, 2011 -
As Disney Cruise Line executives reveal exciting details about their
latest ship, the Disney Fantasy, CruiseLineFans take a closer look at what
will make Disney's fourth ship a cut above the rest.
Earlier this month, Disney Cruise Line executives revealed some stunning
details about their upcoming ship, the Disney Fantasy. Ships designers and
Disney Cruise Line Imagineers were keen to create an identity all its own for
the Disney Fantasy. One standard that will remain the same aboard the Disney
Fantasy is an unyielding commitment to innovative customer experiences for
family members of all ages. The ship needs to stand out from its ground
breaking sister ships, the Disney Magic and Disney Dream, but after taking a
close look at all it has to offer CruiseLineFans (
www.cruiselinefans.com/hc/) are predicting it will be Disney Cruise
Line's finest ship to date.
Disney Dream: Can It Get Any Better?
The Disney Dream took her maiden voyage in January 2011 to startling
demand for booking space and generated thousands of gleeful yelps from all
those who sailed on her inaugural and subsequent voyages. Several aspects of
the ship and passenger experiences were so successful they're being placed on
the Disney Fantasy. Guests who have cruised on the Disney Dream can expect to
be thrilled by the AquaDuck water coaster - now the second water coaster of
its kind at sea. Virtual Portholes and interactive "Enchanted Art" will also
make re-appearances on the Disney Fantasy.
Disney Fantasy: Sister Ship in Name Only
These guest experiences, as well as several others, and basic ship design
are where the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy begin to part ways. The Disney
is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Lines fleet - but will stand alone
amongst her sister ships as a pinnacle of ship and cruise experience design.
The Disney Fantasy will have 14 towering decks and 1,250 staterooms with a
capacity of 4,000 passengers and 1,450 cast and crew.
Décor: First Impressions Make All the Difference
The first step in creating a distinct "look and feel" for the Disney
Dream was to re-examine the décor. The logical step was to create a unique
appearance for the main entrance to the ship - The Grand Atrium - as it's
typically guests' first impression. The overall aesthetic is Art Nouveau in a
tightly controlled Disney style. The results are an astounding arrangement of
vibrant gold, pink, blue and green colors lending an extra air of
The Atrium Lobby will be home to an enormous, detailed bronze sculpture
of Miss Minnie Mouse herself - called "Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse" complete in
vintage grab and parasol.
Family Entertainment: Interactive Experiences for All Ages
For anyone familiar with a Disney Cruise, they know the atmosphere is
enveloping. No detail has been forgotten and no expense spared when creating
public and private spaces to amaze the whole family. Previous Disney Dream
guests will also recognize some familiar aspects of the "Animation Magic"
dining experience/dinner show. The restaurant resembles an animator's studio
and is graced with Disney artwork featuring some of the most memorable
characters from Disney's long history.
Disney Cruise Line will also launch a Broadway-style theater production
inspired by their hit movie, "Aladdin". "Disney's Aladdin - A Musical
Spectacular" contains an original song composed by the original soundtrack
composer, Alan Menken, entitled, "To Be Free" and will delight audiences
seated in the 1,340 person Walt Disney Theatre.
Entertainment for Kids and Big Kids
Disney Cruise Lines delights toddlers, children, teens and young adults
very easily. The challenge has been to provide an equally fantastic
experience for adults of all ages. The Disney Dream realizes this goal and
exceeds many industry expectations with the addition and upgrade of several
new nightclub, lounge and adults-only recreation spaces.
The Europa Entertainment District will allow guests (18 years and older)
to step into a world inspired by the very best in European travel. Several of
these areas will be reminiscent of experiences on the Disney Dream, but have
been modified or increased in size to satisfy passenger's demands. The
collection of trendy bars, nightclubs and pubs will include Ooh La La (a
champagne bar), The Tube (a hip dance club inspired by London's subway),
Skyline (a bar with panoramic views of Paris, Barcelona, London, Athens and
St. Petersburg), O'Gills (Irish themed sport pub) and La Piazza (lounge with
Italian outdoor plaza atmosphere).
Itineraries: Where Will Fantasy Take You?
The Disney Fantasy will take its spot in cruise industry history on March
31, 2012 for its maiden voyage out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Her regular
itinerary will alternate between seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean
cruises with several destinations. The seven night Eastern Caribbean legs
will include St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St. John, US Virgin Islands and Disney's
private island, Castaway Cay. Special Eastern Caribbean sailings in November
and December 2012 will stop at St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The
seven night Western Caribbean cruises on the Disney Fantasy will bring guests
to Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico and an essential port of call at
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