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Disney Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Disney Fantasy

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 06, 2018

Ship: Disney Fantasy

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10626

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I wish I could do it every year - though I find the cost is prohibitive. I wish I hadn't done so many excursions and spent more time on the ship enjoying what they had to offer, but since it was our first time in those locations, it seemed appropriate to go onshore when we could.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
I suppose it was as good as it can be. It was quick, but still chaotic. There was a rather cranky woman at the front of the line, directing traffic (which involved sternly telling our kids to move out of the path).

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fantastic. We had two servers that were great with the kids. A particular highlight for us.

Palo

5 out of 5

It was nice to get away from the kids for a few hours. The server was great - almost pushing is to stay longer and not rush. The food was somewhat similar to the other dining locations, but they did have a seafood table that was awesome.

Cabanas

4 out of 5

Buffet for breakfast was good - food was always hot and plentiful. Staff were attentive. Always could find seats.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
My kids loved the AquaDuck, though I found it too cold (can't blame the ship for the weather). The mini-golf was fun, and table tennis (challenging in the wind).

Donald's Pool

5 out of 5

Late night movie watching in this pool was fun.

AquaDuck

5 out of 5

Giving this simply because my kids loved it.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
One of my kids loved the stage shows - I think he went every night to see something.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Never had such attentive staff. I'll never looking at the staff in my local stores & restaurants the same.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was always clean. Sometimes I thought they spent too much time cleaning - had to wait a few times to get into the cabin.

Ship tip

Get there early for shows in the main lobby - good places to view fill up quickly.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Actually it was Playa del Carmen that we went to - xcaret. It was okay - mainly because the description wasn't very good. I thought it was going to be more guided more than, "Here's your afternoon - you can do whatever you want to now". The view was nice, and the river swim was fun.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We did the 'Dolphin Extreme' excursion. My two kids (that went) had a blast - definitely a highlight for them.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
This was a tough one to rate. Again, the excursion description was awful. They said it was a 30 minute tour (it was actually 90), and then 3 hours of free time (it was actually 45 minutes). They also forgot to mention there was a gorgeous pool you could use during the free time.

Castaway Cay (Disney Private Island)

5 out of 5
Gorgeous beach - drinks plentiful and available.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was fast though a little early for me. Because we were the first dining (6:45 am), we were off the ship by 7:45 am, which was bad because our flight didn't leave Orlando until 2 in the afternoon.
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