Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Final Building Block Added to Disney Fantasy

The final building block for the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Fantasy, was placed last Saturday at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, signaling completion of a major milestone in the ship’s overall construction. The final block placed was a 265-ton portion of the ship’s bow, complete with the signature Disney Cruise Line golden filigree.

The Disney Fantasy will bring to life many of the innovative features guests love on the recently launched Disney Dream including AquaDuck—the world’s first shipboard water coaster. But new design elements and guest experiences will give the Fantasy an identity all its own. Some of the new highlights found on the Disney Fantasy include:

• Europa—a nighttime entertainment district exclusively for guests 18 and older that features sophisticated bars and trendy lounges inspired by the very best in European travel.
• A new, innovative show for the Animator’s Palate restaurant where diners will serve as guest animators. During the “Animation Magic” show guests are asked to hand-draw a character of their own at the start of dinner. After an entertaining show featuring montages from Disney animated films and shorts, guests prepare for a whimsical finale moment where the guest-drawn characters spring to life and interact with characters from beloved Disney animated classics.
• At Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Fantasy, aspiring young princesses and pirates receive the full fairy tale treatment with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers at this very special salon.
• “Disney’s Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular” will take the stage on the Disney Fantasy. During this Broadway-style production, guests laugh along with the wise-cracking Genie and the cast from the classic animated Disney film, “Aladdin.”
The Disney Fantasy will sail alternating 7-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. The maiden voyage is scheduled for March 31, 2012. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line and Disney Fantasy, visit DisneyCruise.com.

Images Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line


ChadH said...

Seems like Disney really likes the names of the Carnival ships. I know it is somewhat common to have ships with the same name but with the Dream and Fantasy we are looking at two in a row for Disney.

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

Hi Chad,

While Carnival's Fantasy was launched in 1990, I believe Disney actually "beat" Carnival with the announcement of the Disney Dream's name (before the Carnival Dream name was announced).

You're correct, though. There are several ships in competing cruise lines with similar names. For instance Splendour of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) and Carnival Splendor.

Thanks and bet regards, Linda