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Everything to Know About the Disney Fantasy
April 13, 2023

Here at Get Away Today we love exploring the variety Disney Cruise Line has to offer. From the five Disney Cruise Line ships, ports of call all over the world, outstanding on board entertainment and dining experiences, our Cruise team knows every in and out of cruising with Disney.

Disney Cruise Line currently has five ships in their fleet, with three more announced for future sailings:
  • Disney Magic (1998)
  • Disney Wonder (1999, reimagined in 2016)
  • Disney Dream (2011)
  • Disney Fantasy (2012)
  • Disney Wish (2022)
  • Disney Treasure (2024)
  • New Disney Cruise Ship (2024/2025)
  • New Disney Cruise Ship (2024/2025)

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Disney Fantasy, which by the way was christened by singer Mariah Carey. If you don’t already know this is the right ship for you just from that information alone, we have a full Disney Fantasy review covering the state rooms, dining, entertainment and more.

Disney Fantasy Quick Look

Disney Fantasy is a masterpiece of design and engineering boasting Art Nouveau allure alongside modern technological advancements.
  • Set Sail: 2012
  • Sleeps up To: four in Standard Inside Stateroom or up to five in the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah or Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Ports of Call: Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Castaway Cay
  • Best Price Guarantee: Yes, when you book your cruise with Get Away Today
Weighing in at about 130,000l tons, The Disney Fantasy is almost the exact same size as its sister ship, the Disney Dream. The ship fits up to 4,000 passengers in its 1,250 staterooms at full capacity.

The crew is not included in that number and usually stands around 1,400 members. You read that right – one staff member for every 2.8 guests. The large crew and attention to detail are just a few reasons why Disney Cruise Line is known for its service.

The Disney Fantasy was the fourth ship to join the Disney fleet in 2012. Her maiden voyage led her to the Caribbean.

Disney Fantasy Staterooms

Learn everything you need to know about the staterooms on the Disney Fantasy to help you plan your Disney Cruise. We are your Disney Cruise Line experts and can help you find the perfect stateroom aboard the Disney Fantasy.

The 1,250 staterooms on the Disney Fantasy can be broken down into four types:
  • Inside
  • Oceanview
  • Verandah
  • Concierge
Each category is then broken down into even more selections, such as standard and deluxe rooms. It can seem overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking for, so we've broken it down for you below.

Disney Fantasy Inside Staterooms

Inside staterooms are located inside the Disney Fantasy ship and do not offer a window or balcony to the outside. When selecting an inside stateroom on the Disney Fantasy, you’ll be able to choose from either standard or deluxe options. Below are details on each and how they differ.

Disney Fantasy Standard Inside Staterooms
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 169 square feet
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 11A: Decks 8, 9 and 10, Category 11B: Decks 5, 6 and 7 and Category 11C: Deck 2
  • Accessible options are offered in category 11C, deck 2; staterooms 2033, 2035, 2533 and 2535
  • Full bathroom with vanity, sink, shower and tub
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space
  • Magical Porthole with real-time views

Disney Fantasy Deluxe Inside Staterooms
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 204 square feett
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper-berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 10A on Decks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Split bath, a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting area and sleeping space
  • Magical Porthole with real-time views

The biggest difference between the inside cabin types are the size and bathroom configuration. These may not make the biggest difference for couples, but can be big decision factors for families of three or four.

Disney Fantasy Oceanview Deluxe Staterooms

Only Deluxe Oceanview Staterooms can be found on the Disney Fantasy. These cabins are very similar to the Deluxe Inside Staterooms, except they offer a view outside of the ship. If you are worried about sea sickness, consider booking at least an oceanview stateroom.
  • Sleeps up to four
  • 204 square feet
  • One large porthole window or two small porthole windows
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed when sleeping four
  • Category 9A: Decks 5, 6, 7 and 8; 1 or 2 porthole windows, Category 9B: Deck 2; 1 porthole window, Category 9C: Decks 7 and 8; 1 obstructed porthole, Category 9D: Decks 6, 7 and 8; 1 obstructed porthole with limited ocean views
  • Accessible staterooms are offered in categories 9A, 9C and 9D; decks 5, 6, 7 and 8; staterooms 5186, 5686, 6006, 6186, 6500, 6504, 6686, 7500 and 8500
  • Split bath, a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet (in all but accessible staterooms)
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between the sleeping and sitting areas (in most)

Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms

Boasting more square footage than a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, these spacious quarters sometimes feature 2 portholes.. Disney Fantasy offers two categories, where square footage is the main difference. Let’s take a look.
  • Sleep up to five
  • 241 square feet
  • 1 to 2 porthole windows with built-in seating
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed are provided when sleeping four
  • These staterooms are offered in categories Category 8B: Deck 9 and Category 8C: Decks 7 and 8
  • Accessible staterooms is available in Category 8A, deck 6; stateroom 6014
  • Split bath (in most), a bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and round tub and a half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet
  • Sitting area with couch, TV and desk
  • Privacy curtain between sitting and sleeping space

Disney Fantasy Deluxe Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah

  • Sleeps up to five
  • 399 square feet, including verandah
  • Private verandah with full view
  • Queen bed, single sleeper sofa, wall pull-down bed and upper berth pull-down bed
  • CategoriesCategory 4A: Decks 9 and 10, Category 4B: Deck 8, Category 4C: Deck 7, Category 4D: Deck 6, Category 4E: Deck 5; oversized private verandah
  • Accessible staterooms are available in Category 4B, 4C and 4E and are located on Decks 5, 6 and 8; staterooms include 5552, 6088, 6090, 8090, 8092, 8588 and 8590.
  • Split bath, although accessible staterooms will have a full bath instead
  • Sitting area with desk, couch and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sleeping space and sitting area

Again, the biggest difference here is in the size of each stateroom. Depending on price, it may be worth it to upgrade to the Family Staterooms to have more room to spread out.

Disney Fantasy Concierge Staterooms

The last staterooms on the Disney Fantasy are the Concierge Staterooms. If you’re looking for a splurge to make your Disney Cruise even more magical, this may be it.

On top of the extra room in these suites, you’ll get access to extra amenities. Things like down duvets, personal robe and slippers, access to the media library, complimentary WiFi service (up to 100mb), dedicated Concierge team and the ability to begin planning 120 days prior to sail date. Talk about fancy!

Here’s what you can expect while staying in a Concierge stateroom.

Disney Fantasy Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 306 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • Queen bed, double sleeper sofa and upper berth pull-down bed
  • Category 3A
  • Split bath
  • Sitting area with couch, desk and TV
  • Privacy curtain between sitting space and sleeping area
  • Can be connected to the Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah or Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah for larger parties

Disney Fantasy Concierge 1-Bedroom Suites with Verandah
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 622 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • One bedroom with queen bed, double sleeper sofa in living room and a wall pull-down single bed either in the living room
  • Category 2A or 2B
  • Accessible is Category 2B
  • 2 bathrooms, including a main with double sinks, a rain-style shower and whirlpool tub
  • Full living room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Wet bar stocked with water and sodas
  • Can be connected to either the Concierge Family Oceanview Staterooms with Verandah or Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah for larger parties

Disney Fantasy Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
  • Sleeps up to five
  • 1781 square feet
  • Private verandah
  • One bedroom with a queen bed, wall pull-down double bed and wall pull-down single bed in living room
  • Category 1A
  • There are not accessible cabins offered in this category
  • 2.5 bathrooms, including a master bath with whirlpool tub connected to the queen bedroom
  • Full living room with a wet bar
  • Walk-in closet in each bedroom

Disney Fantasy Dining

Savor distinctive choices onboard—from menus inspired by romantic destinations to restaurants with magical themes. With Disney’s Rotational Dining, you’ll “rotate” to one of 3 different restaurants with a unique menu each day of your cruise, but your servers—who know your every taste—remain with you. Let’s dig into the dishes based on each type of dining.

Casual Dining on Disney Fantasy

Stroll along an inviting beach boardwalk boasting fresh flavor faves for breakfast and lunch.

Flo’s Cafe
Make a pit stop at this outdoor eatery, home to 3 food stations—Luigi's Pizza, Tow Mater's Grill and Fillmore's Favorites—inspired by Disney·Pixar’s Cars. Guzzle burgers, chicken, pizza, salads and sandwiches.

Sweet On You
Savor the flavors… indulge in delightfully decadent frozen desserts and other sweet treats! With over 20 gelato and 16 ice cream flavors plus an array of toppings, the options are endless.

Frozone Treats
This poolside spot mixes up refreshing, frozen-fruit smoothies for the entire family to enjoy—morning, noon and night!

Senses Juice Bar
Nutritious refreshment haven near Senses Spa & Salon, available for an additional fee.

Pick up cookies, candy, cocktails and popcorn before a show—or enjoy wait-staff service from your seat inside the theater.

Soft Drink Station
Another thing we love about Disney Cruise Line are the soft drink stations that are open 24 hours a day. Having soda included with your cruise is a huge perk to Disney Cruise Line.

Eye Scream Treats
Here’s where you’ll find an ice cream break anytime you need it. And just like almost everything else on the Disney Fantasy, this sweet treat is included so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank on ice cream.

Vista Cafe
Set your sights on this Art-Deco-inspired café. Enjoy coffee and pastries in the morning or a pre- or post-dinner cocktail at night.

Main Dining on Disney Fantasy

Each night you’ll rotate between the main dining restaurants for dinner. Dining times are typically 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm. If you have the first dining time, you'll be assigned the second show time and vice versa.

You might consider the second dining time for two main reasons. One, your kids might be more alert for the shows. Two, if you choose the second seating, your servers can rush dinner out for your kids and they have the option to go to the Oceaneers Club. The counselors will even come pick them up at the restaurant for you so you can continue with dinner. That may have been the most magical of all!

The Disney Fantasy offers three main dining restaurants:

Animator’s Palate
Disney animation is the star of the show here, supported by amazing food and unique entertainment. This restaurant is a favorite that can be found on all of the Disney Cruise Line ships.

Get Away Today staff shares,
“We ate at Animator's Palate twice and experienced two different themed nights. Animator's Palate has their own show that includes animated characters coming to life on the walls of the restaurant. We also got to experience Pirate Night here, which was really cool. The walls became screens that featured some of Disney's most famous pirate scenes.”

Enchanted Garden
Savor a market-style menu of flavors from around the world at this restaurant inspired by the gardens of Versailles.

Royal Court
Feast like a king or queen on French-inspired, continental fare at this stately restaurant inspired by classic Disney Princess films.

Exclusive Dining on Disney Fantasy

For something extra magical or even a celebration, there are several reservation restaurants available, some for an additional fee.

Offering the most luxurious dinner experience on board, Remy is an adult-exclusive restaurant serving fine French fare.

Royal Court Royal Tea
Little princes or princesses (ages 3 to 12) receive a few royal gifts as they join their favorite Disney characters for a tea party. Other members of the family are welcome to attend the tea party as well. While this tea party is an additional cost, it includes a chance to meet one-on-one with the princesses and is a favorite of many.

Character Dining
One character breakfast is included on select Disney Fantasy sailings that include at least two days at sea. This is available for no additional charge, but a ticket and reservation is required.

The adult-exclusive restaurant features Northern Italian cooking and spectacular sea views. Pricing begins at an additional $45 per person and you won’t want to forget to dress to impress—formal or semi-formal attire is required. It’s sure to be the best date night on the sea!

Palo Be Our Chef
Rub elbows and aprons with our culinary wizards while concocting delish dishes during this portside cooking class.

Room Service
Craving an early breakfast? Or maybe a midnight chocolate chip cookie? The Disney Fantasy provides 24/7 room service to every stateroom. The best part is that most items – including those midnight chocolate chip cookies – are included in the price of your cruise.

Disney Cruise Line is known for their food and service, which is why you can be sure you won’t be disappointed at any of these options. Especially when you follow them up with Disney’s world-class entertainment.

Disney Fantasy Entertainment

We all know that Disney Parks tend to go big or go home and Disney Cruise Line is no different. On the Disney Fantasy, you’ll find deck parties, Broadway-caliber shows, the chance to meet Disney characters and more.

Here’s a breakdown of all the fun to be had aboard.

Sail Away Deck Party
Get ready to party when you step onto the Disney Fantasy! You’ll be joined by Disney characters who are ready to celebrate the beginning of your cruise.

Pirate Night
Check your itinerary for this swashbuckling event. Your entire family will want to dress the part as this event spans through dinner and into the night. Pirate-themed games, meet-and-greets and more will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Just be aware that fireworks are not permitted on some Alaskan sailings on the Disney Fantasy.

Seasonal Celebrations
If you’re going on a Very Merrytime, New Year’s Eve or Halloween on the High Seas itinerary, make sure to check the daily schedule for additional seasonal deck parties.

Frozen, A Musical Spectacular
One of the newest offerings, this musical is exclusive to Disney Fantasy and has been praised by families and critics alike.

Disney's Believe
Enjoy a spellbinding musical about a workaholic father who reconnects with his daughter through a little Disney magic.

Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular
Enjoy an uproarious live performance based on the Disney animated classic, Aladdin.

Disney Fantasy Clubs and Lounges

Family cruising with Disney doesn’t have to mean everything is a family event. There is plenty of space to explore onboard specific for all ages, adults only, kids only and even some teen only spaces.

“it’s a small world” Nursery
If you're traveling with kids ages 6 months to two-years-old, you can take advantage of the "it's a small world" nursery. Child care is available for children who are under age three and not potty trained for an additional fee.

Oceaneer Club and Lab
This kids only location caters to children ages 3-12. Kids will love hanging out with Disney Characters each day. They can explore Andy’s Room, Marvel’s Super Hero Academy, Disney Junior or Frozen Adventures in this fun area.

It’s the perfect spot for tweens and tweens with a space imagined just for them. This hangout offers a space for movies, crafts, games and hanging out with other kids their age Teens and tweens ages 11-14 only.

Teens ages 15-17 will have a blast at Vibe, whether it’s listening to music, dancing or competing with other teens to get the highest video game score. The decor matches the name, it’s a total Vibe.

D Lounge
The whole family is welcome to party the night away at the D Lounge. Music, games and live entertainment are just a few of the things you’ll find here.

There are plenty of adult-only spaces on this ship so you can relax and enjoy a vacation too.

Ride a wave of relaxation at this open-air bar perched high on Deck 13. Offering commanding views of the sea, shore and sunset, this breezy hotspot is the perfect place to sip a cocktail or beverage and simply take it all in.

Sip a drink and sightsee from your seat at this chic sky bar serving sweeping views of the world's most scenic horizons.

Cove Cafe
An adults-only lounge that’s the perfect place to take time out for specialty drinks, coffee beverage offerings or tea throughout the day.

La Piazza
Adults exclusive festive bar inspired by the country’s picturesque cities and decorative plazas.

The Tube
Head Underground for libations, dancing and toasting “Cheerio!” in this British-mod nightclub.

O’Gills Pub
Share a pint and watch all your sports teams on TV at this rollicking, shamrock-sprinkled Irish pub and sports bar.

Imbibe in a pre- or post-dinner cocktail at this sophisticated indoor and outdoor lounge situated between Palo and Remy.

Bon Voyage
Toast to a good journey with a refreshing beverage at this sophisticated Art Deco retreat located in the grand Atrium. Serving cocktails, coffees, juices and sodas.

Ooh-La-La Lounge
Unwind at this romantic Champagne bar with elegant décor—it's an enchanted, effervescent delight.

Disney Fantasy Pools & Amenities

Carefree days at sea mean leisurely afternoons by the pool or It’s just one way to spend your day aboard Disney Fantasy.

Make a splash in the middle of the ocean! At Donald’s Pool, the whole family can participate in splash-tastic activities or make waves all on their own. Over at Mickey’s Pool a winding waterslide and a shallow depth pool is the perfect splashing spot for littles.

Don’t miss the AquaDuck and Nemo's Reef! The AquaDuck is quacking good time as you careen through a water-gushing acrylic tube that takes you all over the ship!

Pint-sized paddlers can ride the double-looping Twist ‘n’ Spout slide at AquaLab then find their way to Nemo’s Reef—a whimsical water play area for children 8 years of age and under. And adults? They have their very own exclusive swim spot at Quiet Cove Pool.

There are even options to stay shipshape and lose yourself to sweeping ocean views at the full-service fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art weight machines and instructional classes. In addition, Goofy’s Sports Deck has plenty of space for a pick-up game, mini golf or enjoying ocean views.

One more tip for your Disney Fantasy cruise, download the Disney Cruise Line app before your trip. It serves as both a personal navigator and a communication tool throughout your cruise. All you have to do is download the app before your cruise, and it becomes activated once you are on your ship. You'll just turn your phone on airplane mode and use the Disney Cruise Line Guest Wi-Fi.

You will be able to view all of the scheduled activities, meal times, menus, shows and more for each day of the cruise. You can even favorite which activities and the app will send you a reminder 15 minutes prior to the activity beginning.

The app also served as a free messaging service that you can use to communicate with other guests aboard the ship. You are assigned a specific messaging number (different from your stateroom number) which makes meeting up much easier.

Decks on the Disney Fantasy

Finding your way around this massive ship will be a breeze once you get the general lay out. Let’s look at what you can find on each of the eleven decks of the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Fantasy Deck 1

  • Health Center
  • Tender Lobbies

Disney Fantasy Deck 2

  • Inside and Oceanview Staterooms
  • Enchanted Garden

Disney Fantasy Deck 3

  • Lobby Atrium
  • Guest Services
  • Shops
  • Animator’s Palate

Disney Fantasy Deck 4

  • Walt Disney Theatre
  • Preludes Bar
  • Mickey’s Mainsail
  • White Caps
  • Onboard Sales Desk
  • Vista Gallery
  • Shutters Portrait Studio
  • D-Lounge
  • Animator’s Palate

Disney Fantasy Deck 5

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Lab
  • Edge (Teens)

Disney Fantasy Deck 6

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Fantasy Deck 7

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Fantasy Deck 8

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Fantasy Deck 9

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Fantasy Deck 10

  • Inside, Oceanview and Verandah Staterooms

Disney Fantasy Deck 11

  • Lido
  • Pools
  • Spa

Disney Fantasy Deck 12

  • Adults Sun Deck

Disney Fantasy Deck 13

  • Sports Deck

Disney Fantasy Deck 14

  • Outlook

With so much to see and do, it may be hard to convince your family to get off the ship at all! From dining and entertainment to splashing around and shopping, it can all be found on the decks of the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Fantasy Ports of Call

Where will you sail on your Disney Fantasy cruise? There’s tons to explore! Here’s the most up-to-date list of itineraries and ports of call for the Disney Fantasy:
  • Eastern Caribbean
  • Western Caribbean
  • Castaway Cay

Book Your Cruise on the Disney Fantasy

Don’t be afraid to jump right in–the water is warm. You’re now that much closer to the Disney Cruise you’ve been dreaming about.

We hope this helps you plan your next cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy. Our team of cruise experts would love to help you book your next Disney Cruise.

We'll help you find the perfect itinerary whether it's aboard the Disney Fantasy, another Disney Cruise Line ship or beyond. You can check out our Disney Cruise specials online, or call our agents directly at 877-510-2929. Bon Voyage!

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