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Disney Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Disney Fantasy

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 23, 2015

Ship: Disney Fantasy

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 9057

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

This was my family's 5th Disney Cruise, the first for my toddler grandkids. Altogether, there were 15 of us sailing. Most of the adults have also done 10+ Royal Caribbean cruises. We will be returning to RC. While the service excelled in most areas, the children's activities, the reason we chose Disney, were a disappointment. Children from 3 to 10 are all grouped together. Our 3 and 4 year old girls were overwhelmed by the older boys in the group. We would come to get them and find them cowering alone in corners because they were afraid. Workers were occupied dealing with the older kids. By the 4th day of the cruise, they begged not to return. This has never happened on RC cruises. Also, even though there was a designated adult area, evening entertainment was largely limited to one or two activities. If you didn't like movies or a club atmosphere, you were out of luck. No piano bars or more laid back music venues. Castaway Cay was lovely, but chairs were hard to come by and the whole island felt very crowded.   All that said, the spa and specialty restaurants on Fantasy were exceptional, and the ship was spotless. You do pay a premium for the Disney brand, but when it came to our younger kids, the premium price failed to yield a premium experience. Next time we will make a different choice.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Palo and Remy were exceptional.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the movies.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Productions were fantastic, not much late night choice.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Small kids get lost in the shuffle.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ask for in the spa. Amazing!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Chose inside because we like it dark. Worked well. Other family had large ocean view staterooms with two porthole window seats. These rooms were great, and had heavy blackout curtains, so I would choose these in the future.

Ship Tip

Try Remy. Well worth the price.

Ports Of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

3 out of 5
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