Disney Cruise Line Dream Class Ships Dream and Fantasy
The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are the newest ships in Disney Cruise Line’s fleet, equipped with state of the art technology, and are often referred to as the “Dream Class Ships”. They are comparable in size and layout. Number of Decks: 14 Number of Staterooms: 1250 Inside: Standard or Deluxe (169-204 sq ft) Ocean View: Deluxe or Deluxe Family (204-241 sq ft) Verandah: Deluxe or Family (246-299 sq ft, including verandah) Suites/Concierge: Family (306 sq ft), 1-Bedroom (622 sq ft), or Royal (1781 sq ft). Passenger Capacity 4,000
1. Some of the largest staterooms in the industry. 2. Split bath: one bathroom with a vanity, sink, shower and tub and another half bathroom with a vanity, sink and toilet (all except standard inside staterooms). 3. Privacy curtain divides sleeping and main sitting areas. Lots of storage including closet, shelves, drawers and a closet safe. There is ample space underneath the bed to store suitcases and other large items. The ottoman opens up for even more storage. 4. Small refrigerator in each room. True refrigerator, not just a cooler, to keep drinks and snacks cold. 5. Unlike other cruise lines, the queen bed cannot be split into two twin beds. 6. Inside cabins have “magical portholes”, a porthole sized LCD screen with a real-time view of the outside and occasional swim-bys from various Disney characters. 7. Deluxe Family Ocean View cabins have huge portholes with built in seating, some cabins have two huge portholes. 8. Deluxe Family staterooms with and without verandahs include a larger round tub and rain-shower head. 9. On-Demand in room programming including the latest Hollywood features and an enormous library of Disney movies and shorts. If you decide to stay in for the evening, live shows are streamed into your stateroom TV!
Dining: The Dream and Fantasy both have fine dining, casual dining, adult exclusive, and a variety of snack options.
1. Royal Palace (Dream) or Royal Court (Fantasy): Elegant fairytale decor, French/American menu. 2. Animator’s Palate: Undersea Magic with Crush and Animation Magic where your creations come to life (Fantasy), dinner shows, California/Pacific Island cuisine. 3. Enchanted Garden: Seasonal menus in an enchanting French Conservatory space that transforms from day, dusk, to night through the course of dinner.
1. Cabanas: Breakfast & Lunch buffet, Table Service Dinner 2. Flo’s Café includes three food stations: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, and Fillmore’s Favorites--serving pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads & chicken, poolside 3. Room Service: Available all day. The “All Hands on Deck” cheese tray is a perfect pre-dinner snack while getting ready for dinner. It’s not on the menu, but Mickey Bars are also available through room service!!
Adult Exclusive Dining:
1. Palo: Elegant, Modern Northern Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Brunch (on sea days). Reservations necessary and additional fee ($30 per person). 2. Remy: The ultimate in luxurious dining, for Dinner, Brunch (sea days) or Dessert Experience (sea days). Reservations necessary and additional fees ($95-Dinner, $60-Brunch, $55-Dessert per person). Wine pairings also available for added fee ($105-Dinner, $30-Brunch, $25-Dessert per person). 3. Vista Café: Coffee and espresso drinks for additional fee. Pastries and snacks free, in the adult only area.
1. Eye Scream: Soft serve ice cream, poolside 2. Frozone: Fruit smoothies for extra fee.
1. Rotational Dining: Guests rotate through the three fine dining restaurants each night of their cruise. Wait-staff, familiar with guests’ preferences, rotate with them for a seamless service experience. 2. Dine & Play: Kids (3-12) can be served their meals first and will then be escorted by counselors to the Oceaneer Club/Lab to take part in evening activities, allowing parents to enjoy their meals leisurely. Only available second seating. 3. All-inclusive Beverage Station: Soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available 24 hrs a day on Deck 11.
Entertainment, Recreation, and Age Specific: The Dream and Fantasy are floating Disney resorts with Disney quality service and programming for all ages.
Entertainment: World class themed shows and live entertainment
1. Walt Disney Theater: Broadway style shows like Beauty and the Beast (Dream) or Aladdin (Fantasy), live performances (magic, comedy, bands), or new movie releases nightly. 2. Buena Vista Theater: Blockbuster and Disney classic movies shown throughout the day. Equipped with 3-D technology. 3. Live Entertainment: Smaller venues hosting live entertainment and music with shows suited towards the whole family or adults. 4. Deck Parties: Pirate show with fireworks.
1. Pools & Water Recreation: Aqua Duck Elevated Water Coaster, Donald’s Pool, Mickey’s Pool & Slide, Aqua Lab Splash Zone (Fantasy), Funnel Puddle Wading Pool, Quiet Cove Pool (adult only), Satellite Falls (adult only). 2. Spa & Salon: Senses Spa for adults, Chill Spa for teens, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for kids. 3. Fitness & Sports: Fitness Center for adults, Goofy’s Sports Deck (miniature golf, sports simulators, basketball courts), Promenade Deck for Shuffleboard and walk/jog track. 4. Midship Detective Agency: Interactive mystery games that take players exploring throughout the ship to unveil clues hidden within “enchanted” artwork. 5. Shopping: Plenty of shopping options for souvenirs, gifts, to items you forgot to pack can be found at Mickey’s Mainsail, Whitecaps, & Sea Treasures. Vista Gallery hosts Disney artwork and collectables for browsing or buying. Specialty stores include Tiffany & Co (Fantasy) and Vanellope’s (Dream) for sweets and treats. 6. Shutters: Capture your vacation memories in pictures. Professional photos, character meet & greets, and candid shots on board the ship are captured throughout the sailing and available for purchase.
1. Youth Clubs: Award winning clubs for all ages: Small World Nursery (reservations required, 6 mos-3 yrs), Oceaneer Club & Lab (3-12), Edge (11-14), Vibe (14-17). 2. Night Clubs & Lounges: Both ships have an adult only area home to a collection of clubs and bars: the District (Dream) and Europa (Fantasy). The District houses Pub 687, District Lounge, Evolution, Pink: Wine & Champagne Bar, and Skyline. Europa is home to La Piazza, O’Gill’s Pub, Ooh La La, Skyline, and the Tube. Meridian is a sophisticated indoor/outdoor lounge situated between Palo and Remy perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail. Currents and Bon Voyage serve up drinks in key gathering places, up top on the main deck and in the grand atrium of both ships. Guests can also sign up for a variety of Beverage Tastings (for a fee) throughout their sailing.
1. Disney Character meet & greets, Star Wars Days at sea, Halloween on the High Seas, and Very Merrytime cruises. 2. Royal Court Royal Tea: Tea time with Disney princesses in a royal setting complete with tea, two courses-one savory, one sweet, stories, singing, and dancing. Reservations required and can be made in advance. Additional fee ($210-children, $69-adults). Includes a parting gift for each child. 3. Character Breakfast: Table service breakfast and character mingle. No extra charge, but requires reservations ahead of time. Available on 7-night or longer sailings. 4. Award winning youth activities and Disney themed spaces and clubs. 5. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique gives kids a salon/spa experience like mom & dad. 6. Technologically advanced Midship Detective game is a really cool and great way to explore the ship. 7. Disney Cruise Line app includes all activities, dining menus, and ability to text among friends and family who are on board the ship. 8. The teen club Vibe on the Dream and Fantasy has it’s own outdoor sundeck with splash pools, misters, and pop jets, ping-pong, foosball, and old school board games in an ultra-cool urban setting. 9. The adult exclusive areas give moms and dads a variety of options for night-time entertainment and activities while kids enjoy their evenings in the Kids Clubs.
Itineraries: The Dream and Fantasy sail year round from Port Canaveral on tropical itineraries to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Dream (Shorter Sailings)
3-5 night Bahamas Special Very Merrytime, Halloween on the High Seas, and double Castaway Cay sailings
Fantasy (Longer Sailings)
5-11 night Caribbean Special Very Merrytime, Halloween on the High Seas, and Star Wars Day at Sea sailings
Castaway Cay: Disney’s private island in the Bahamas where you can swim, snorkel, ride bikes, experience stingrays, parasail, jet-ski, and fishing (many activities are added fees). Food and youth activities are inclusive, cabanas for rent, adult only private beach and a 5K fun-run.
Reflections: The “Dream Class” Disney ships, Dream and Fantasy, are Disney’s newest, state of the art ships with the latest in Imagineering innovation and technology. They are 40% larger than Disney’s Classic ships in both size and passenger capacity. Even so, there are so many activities and spaces to enjoy, other than the Aqua Duck during peak times and certain character meet and greets, the ships never feel overly crowded. With the addition of Remy and the adult only entertainment zones, the Dream Class ships become significantly more appealing for adults traveling with or without kids. Entertainment innovations like the Midship Detective Agency, Undersea Magic with Crush, and Animation Magic will have kids and adults alike giggling with amazement. The destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean provide plenty of sun and fun, but the star of these sailings are the ships themselves. Therefore, if you’re looking for an innovative, luxury and fun-filled Disney experience the Dream Class ships are for you. Because there is so much to experience on the ships, I would recommend booking the longest trip you possibly can. The shorter 3-4 day Bahama cruises may feel rushed to experience everything, but if that’s all the time you have, you will still have a great time.