Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Progress

The final piece of the Disney Fantasy cruise ship was placed and now the exterior of the latest Disney Cruise Line ship is complete. Work will now start on the interior of the fourth ship which will join the Disney Wonder, Magic and Dream as part of the Disney Cruise Line fleet. She is set to sail on her maiden voyage on 31st March 2012.

The Disney Fantasy is based on the same design as the Disney Dream but it’s interior will have some features which are different from it’s sister ship. So how will the Disney Fantasy be different from the Disney Dream?

Animation Magic

Like all the other Disney ships the Fantasy will feature an Animator’s Palate Restaurant. But the one on the Fantasy will invite all it’s guests to try their hand at being a Disney artist. Guests will be able to draw a character of their own using a simple template on their place mat. Later on in the meal the pictures will be projected onto a screen so that everyone can enjoy seeing what they have created. The Animator’s Palate experience is a very magical one on all the Disney cruise ships – definitely not to be missed.

Europa Entertainment District

Europa is the night time entertainment district on the Disney Fantasy. As you probably guessed by the name, the inspiration for this space is Europe. The bars and lounges, which are for over 18s only in the evenings, are inspired by the look and feel of Italy, Ireland, France and England. The Tube is designed around a London Underground theme, La Piazza the outdoor plazas of Italy, O’Gills Pub is a lively Irish themed bar, and Ooh La La has a French boudoir theme.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has long been a popular destination for anyone wanting to be transformed into a Disney Princess in Walt Disney World, but the Disney Fantasy will be the first cruise ship to have it’s own Princess transformation center. I would guess that this is going to prove to be a hugely popular feature on the Disney Fantasy.

The Disney Fantasy will of course have the same features which have proved to be so popular on the Disney Dream. The AquaDuck water coaster will be there. And so will the Virtual Portholes which have proved so popular with guests staying in the inside staterooms on the Disney Dream.

The Disney Fantasy will give guests the chance to have longer cruises than the Disney Dream. The Fantasy will sail out of Port Canaveral Florida from March 2012 on mainly 7 night cruise itineraries to the Caribbean.

All photos Disney Cruise Line

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