Bon Voyage to the Fantasy!
Disney Vacation Guide to the Fantasy’s Maiden Voyage
Today, March 31st, 2012, the Fantasy starts its maiden voyage to the Caribbean. From the first steel cut on March 16th in 2010 till today, it took more than two years for the cruise ship to be completed. For those of you who are really into the detail, exactly 747 days or 17,928 hours! With all the fanfare that the Fantasy’s christening in New York had, the real show begins once at sea! We’ve been giving you a glimpse of all of the Fantasy’s features, from dining and activities to accommodation and shows. In the week to come, we’ll give you some roundups of the best so you can dream about the Fantasy until you set sail.
The Fantasy will leave its home at Port Canaveral and set sail for seven-night trips to the Caribbean. The itineraries switch between eastern destinations of St. Thomas and St. Maarten and western destinations of Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya. If you book for the months of November or December in 2012, there will be a special stop at San Juan, Puerto Rico included in the itinerary. Of course, each and every Fantasy cruise includes at least one stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.
The stop on every Disney cruise is the 1,000-acre island filled with family fun and Serenity Bay, and adult-only section. From parasailing, snorkeling and fishing to spas and swinging in a double hammock on a private beach, it’s a Caribbean island imagineered to Disney standards.
The cost for a seven-night cruise to the Caribbean aboard the Disney Fantasy begins at $959/person based on double occupancy in a standard inside stateroom (government fees and taxes aren’t included). Accommodations are available on several levels from the Roy O. Disney Royal Suite to deluxe rooms with outdoor verandahs. But remember, that there’s so much fun on board the ship that you won’t spend tons of time in your room!
How do you prefer to travel, by boat, plane or car?