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Disney Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2.2 out of 5
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Disney Fantasy

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 16, 2017

Ship: Disney Fantasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9028

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I WILL NEVER DO A DISNEY CRUISE AGAIN. If you are a hardcore disney fan and can stand disney movies 24/7 then you would probably enjoy this cruise line. It was the worst cruise I have ever been on. Boring........

Embarkation

4 out of 5
It was swift thanks to online check in

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
not too much variety, the pizza was not of good quality. the buffet was the same thing not much to choose from. Dinner options are all sit down, they do not offer a buffet except for maybe one night. the overall food quality was disappointing.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Picture a kids cruise because thats what it is. For adults there are limited activities. Any activity they have they seem to have zoomed thru it. Very short amount of time. If you want to do karaoke you better sign up fast because once its full your done and its mostly the same people on the mic so it gets lame.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
For being disney the shows were pretty lame and a high school talent show probably would have stumped it. The very 1st show we could not believe was Disney. When they say their shows are better than broadway, maybe in ecuador.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My 11 yr. old daughter liked the freedom but she said the staff did mostly what the kids wanted and I guess she liked that. My 8 yr. old boy stayed only because we forced him so me and mommy could get some alone time otherwise he spent most of the time with us.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
The only one i could say really did a fantastic job was our room steward. Our dining experience was poor. We would get entrees we did not order. 1 time i asked for a miller lite and they brought me a bud. The other family at our table ordered white wine and they brought them red. They had No attention to detail and service and it seems they were always going 100 MPH. Horrible

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The decor was ok I've seen better and way nicer in previous lines like RCL and carnival. Cleanliness no complaints the ship was very clean. The only thing I found annoying was they take germophobia to another level. They have hand sanitizer everywhere which is good but they always have someone standing at the entrances to the buffet almost forcing you to wash your hands as you enter making you feel like if you don't they'll get you in trouble.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Tight and cluttered with little room to walk and too small for a family of 4, in my opinion.

Ship tip

The amount of money they charge is astronomical for what you get. You'll pay less and get more on another cruise. Don't waste your money.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
no excursion here.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
we did the swim with the dolphins. it was ok but don't take any cameras because the vendor takes all the pictures and video and so your forced to buy the media because it will be the only memory you would have of it. the price was out of hand, I felt like someone stole my wallet.

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
make sure you book the stingray city sandbar and don't make the mistake my wife made by booking the original stingray city location, thats where we ended up. It was 15' ft. deep, in choppy seas and we saw the same 3 stingrays who had no interest interacting with us. Everyone was back on the boat in 15 mins. after being in the rough sea. Not recommended for smaller children. When i attempted to get my money back we were instead given tickets to their stingray habitat at castaway cay where my wife got bit by an aggressive fish in an attempt to feed a stingray.

Falmouth, Jamaica

1 out of 5
We booked dunns river falls. Don't do it from falmouth tooooo far. By the time we left the ship it took 3 hrs. by the time we started climbing the falls and then of course we had to zoom up the falls skipping plenty of beautiful video and pic opps. It was a poorly run tour.

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

4 out of 5
next to the dolphin encounter this is probably the best stop on the whole cruise. more options for everyone with even a private beach for adults only. the food was ok too.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
never got off a ship faster in my life. They were excellent at that so they can pack it with the next load of suckers.
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