Disney Fantasy Floats Into The Open Sea!

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Disney Cruise Line and believe they do cruising like no one else. You also may have heard I’m a fan of Dumbo, the mascot adorning the back of Disney Fantasy. Things are inching closer to completion for the Disney Fantasy and its maiden voyage – just yesterday the Fantasy floated out of its enclosed dock as it moves on to the next phase of completion. Check out the photos and full press release below:

 

Disney Fantasy Float Out

 

Disney Fantasy Float Out – PAPENBURG, GERMANY, (Jan. 9, 2012) – The newest Disney Cruise Line ship, Disney Fantasy, floated out of the enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard yesterday as fireworks filled the sky. This symbolizes one of the final stages of this ship’s construction and marks a significant milestone towards the March 31, 2012 maiden voyage.

The Disney Fantasy features many of the innovations found on her sister ship, Disney Dream, with several new guest experiences exclusive to the ship that are sure to delight every member of the family. New experiences found on the Disney Fantasy include two Broadway-style musical spectaculars for the Walt Disney Theatre, a dining experience at Animator’s Palate where guests’ own drawings magically come to life, an interactive adventure quest starring the Muppets, a splashtacular water play area called AquaLab, a sophisticated nighttime entertainment area for adults inspired by European travel and much more .

The Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. All voyages will depart from Port Canaveral, Fla. and include a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500.

 

Disney Fantasy Float Out 2

Here are the facts on the Disney Fantasy: 

Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, joining Disney Magic (maiden voyage in 1998), Disney Wonder (maiden voyage in 1999) and Disney Dream (maiden voyage in 2011).

Birthplace
Meyer Werft – Papenburg, Germany

Maiden Voyage
March 31, 2012

Home Port
Port Canaveral, Fla.

Ship’s Registry
Bahamas

Tonnage
130,000 gross tons

Length
1,115 feet

Beam
121 feet

Draft
28 feet

Height
216 feet

Speed
22 knots cruising speed (maximum 23.5 knots)

Crew
1,458

Passenger Decks
14

Capacity
4,000 passengers

Staterooms
1,250

  • 150 Inside Staterooms (12%)
  • 1,100 Outside Staterooms (88%)
    • 199 ocean view
    • 901 verandah (includes 21 suites)

Itineraries in 2012
Seven-night Caribbean itineraries (alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean) departing from Port Canaveral, Fla.

Main Public Areas

  • Atrium Lobby – Deck 3 (atrium spans three decks)
  • Walt Disney Theatre (1,340 capacity; live original productions) – Decks 3 and 4
  • Buena Vista Theatre (399 capacity; motion pictures) – Decks 4 and 5
  • Preludes theatre concessions – Deck 3
  • Bon Voyage atrium lobby bar – Deck 3
  • Vista Café – Deck 4
  • Shutters (Capturing Memories) photo gallery – Deck 4
  • Vista Gallery – Deck 4
  • Guest Services – Deck 3
  • Port Adventures – Deck 5

Family Areas

  • D Lounge – Deck 4
  • AquaDuck water coaster – entrance on Deck 12
  • AquaLab water play area – Deck 12
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Deck 5
  • Goofy’s Sports deck – Deck 13
  • Donald’s Pool – Deck 11
  • Mickey’s Pool – Deck 11
  • Nemo’s Reef water-play area – Deck 11
  • Arr-cade – Deck 11
  • Mickey’s Mainsail, Sea Treasures, Whitecaps retail shops – Deck 3
  • Whozits & Whatzits retail shop – Deck 11

Youth Areas

  • It’s a Small World Nursery – Deck 5
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club – Deck 5
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab – Deck 5
  • Vibe teen club – Deck 5
  • Edge tween club – Deck 13

Adult Areas

  • Europa – Deck 4
  • Skyline
  • Ooh La La
  • The Tube
  • La Piazza
  • O’Gills
  • Senses Spa & Salon – Deck 11
  • Quiet Cove Pool – Deck 11
  • Satellite Sun Deck – Deck 13
  • Cove Bar – Deck 11
  • Cove Café – Deck 11
  • Meridian bar – Deck 12
  • Waves bar – Deck 12
  • Currents bar – Deck 13
  • Dining

    • Enchanted Garden main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 2
    • Animator’s Palate main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
    • Royal Court main dining (696 capacity) – Deck 3
    • Remy adult-exclusive fine dining (68 capacity) – Deck 12
    • Palo adult-exclusive fine dining (128 inside / 16 outside capacity) – Deck 12
    • Cabanas casual dining – Deck 11
    • Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza, Tow Mater’s Grill, Fillmore’s Favorites quick service – Deck 11
    • Eye Scream ice cream – Deck 11
    • Frozone Treats smoothies – Deck 11




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    Boston girl living and blogging in Walt Disney World's backyard. Mom of 3, coffee addict, oh and Princess of course!