Disney Fantasy: A Complete Guide to What’s On Board

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line, Disney Fantasy

Discover the staterooms, dining options, entertainment, and more that await cruisegoers sailing on the Disney Magic.

Are you getting ready to set sail onboard the Disney Fantasy? Setting sail for the first time all the way back in 2012, the Fantasy is one of the biggest ships within Disney Cruise Line’s fleet and is full of fun for the entire family. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about this ship, from staterooms to all the dining options to what entertainment you can enjoy onboard.

About the Disney Fantasy

The Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship within the Disney Cruise Line fleet and first set sail on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on March 31st, 2012. Now, over a decade later, the ship is known for longer itineraries (including 7-night sailings) to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. It also stops at Castaway Cay, Disney’s first private island, in nearly all of its voyages and it will soon also sail to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point when it opens in early 2025.

Nearly identical to the Disney Dream structurally, the Disney Fantasy is truly a luxury ship. It weighs 130,000 gross tons and spans 1,115 feet in length. And, with 1,250 staterooms onboard, the Fantasy can host up to 4,000 passengers in addition to its 1,458-person crew.

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Photo by Rich Ramos

Once onboard, you’ll be welcomed into the Grand Atrium by a golden statue of Mickey Mouse and many of his friends are hiding around within the architecture. The ship is themed to encompass a variety of fantastical, magical Disney stories and you’ll notice that much of the design and decor in the atrium takes inspiration from a peacock

On the stern of the Disney Fantasy, you’ll find Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, and Timothy Q. Mouse. And, you can explore 14 decks including staterooms, restaurants, lounges, entertainment venues, pools, recreational areas, and more. Learn more about them all below!

Where Does the Disney Fantasy Sail?

The Disney Fantasy is based out of Port Canaveral, which is the home port of the Disney Cruise Line. From Port Canaveral, the Fantasy takes guests on longer voyages including 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10-night itineraries.

Current destinations of the Disney Fantasy include the Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Caymen, Jamaica, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Dominica. Every sailing also includes a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, and will also stop at Disney’s newest private island, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, on select sailings in 2025.

Staterooms on the Disney Fantasy

There are 1,250 staterooms on the Disney Fantasy with a total of 10 different room types to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for luxury, a suite to fit the whole family or a smaller interior room, you’ll likely have no difficulty finding a stateroom to fit your needs. And, of course, wheelchair-accessible staterooms are available as well in all the different room categories.

Here’s a look at the different types of staterooms you can book to help you find the room that best fits your needs:

Inside Staterooms

On the Disney Fantasy, there are a total of 150 inside staterooms. When booking, you’ll have the choice of two different options: the Deluxe Inside Stateroom and the Standard Inside Stateroom. As Disney Cruise Line’s base accommodations, you won’t have a view of the exterior or ocean. However, these rooms do include a Magical Porthole that shows real-time ocean views featuring animated Disney characters.

All inside staterooms sleep up to four adults.

Oceanview Staterooms

There are a total of 199 oceanview staterooms on the Disney Fantasy, offering similar room sizing and layouts to the inside staterooms with one big difference – you get a porthole window that offers views of the ocean as you cruise (some rooms even include two!).

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Photo by WDW Magazine

You can choose between the Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom or the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, depending on the size of your travel party. The Deluxe Family Oceanview Stateroom sleeps 3 to 5 guests, whereas the Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom is slightly smaller and sleeps 3 to 4 guests.

Verandah Staterooms

If you plan to spend a lot of time in your room and want your own private deck to take in the ocean, a verandah stateroom will give you just that! The verandah staterooms take up most of the Disney Fantasy, with a total of 901 available onboard including 21 suites. Each room comes with its own private verandah just for you and anyone in your room, plus, you can even have the barrier between rooms removed to expand your verandah if you are staying in two neighboring rooms.

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Photo by Danny Shuster

There are three verandah stateroom options including a Deluxe Family Ocean Stateroom with Verandah (which sleeps 4 to 5, except Category 4E staterooms which sleep 3 to 4 guests), a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah (which sleeps 3 to 4 guests), and a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Navigator’s Verandah.

Concierge Staterooms

The most luxurious staterooms onboard the Disney Fantasy are the concierge staterooms. These rooms take your cruise experience up one notch offering the most square footage of any stateroom on the Fantasy and concierge services that are similar to what you receive in a club-level room at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. These are also the most expensive room types onboard, though you’ll receive more personalized service, access to an exclusive concierge-level lounge, and other perks.

There are three different types of concierge rooms on the Disney Fantasy including:

  • Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah
  • Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Each room type offers a unique layout and room for families of 5. Both the Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah and Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah are decorated with original Disney artwork and vintage hallmarks, while the Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah features some designs that take inspiration from Peter Pan.

Dining on the Disney Fantasy

Whether you’re hungry for a mid-afternoon meal, a quick snack, a sweet treat, or something more formal, there’s a restaurant to satisfy any craving on the Fantasy! With sit-down formal dining options as well as large buffets, room service, and casual grab-and-go choices, you certainly won’t go hungry when you sail with the Disney Cruise Line.

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Enchanted Garden. Photo by Danny Shuster

The most unique part of any Disney cruise is the rotational dining service for dinner each night of your voyage. This means that you’ll try all three of the main restaurants onboard during your sailing, though you can always opt to skip a night or two of the rotational dining for a more casual meal or a reservation at one of the adult-only restaurants that are not included with your sailing (at an additional cost). Here are all of the formal dinner options on the Fantasy:

  • Enchanted Garden (Deck 2)
  • Animator’s Palate (Deck 3)
  • Royal Court (Deck 3)
  • Remy adult-exclusive fine dining (Deck 12) – reservations required

You can also grab a quick bite at the following casual restaurants:

  • Cabanas (Deck 11)
  • Flo’s Café: Luigi’s Pizza (Deck 11)
  • Tow Mater’s Grill (Deck 11)
  • Fillmore’s Favorites (Deck 11)
  • Eye Scream (Deck 11)
  • Frozone Treats (Deck 11)
  • Sweet on You (Deck 11)

There are also a variety of nightclubs and lounges including:

  • Currents Bar (Deck 12)
  • Skyline Lounge (Deck 4)
  • Cove Cafe (Deck 11)
  • Cove Bar (Deck 11)
  • La Piazza (Deck 4)
  • D Lounge (Deck 4)
  • The Tube (Deck 4)
  • Vista Cafe (Deck 4)
  • O’Gills Pub (Deck 4)
  • Meridian Bar (Deck 12)
  • Waves Bar (Deck 12)
  • Bon Voyage (Deck 3)
  • Ooh La La (Deck 4)

Entertainment on the Disney Fantasy

Of course, there’s lots to do while you’re sailing on the Disney Fantasy with activities for guests of all ages. You can find the full list of daily activities on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app, and be sure to note these different entertainment options that you can enjoy during your sailing:

  • See Frozen, A Musical Spectacular, Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, and Disney’s Believe inside the Walt Disney Theater
  • Character meet and greets inside the Lobby Atrium, Gangway, and Donald’s Pool area
  • Watch screenings of new and classic Disney movies in the Buena Vista Theater
  • Participate in karaoke, trivia game shows, and dance parties at the D Lounge
  • Head to the pool deck on your first day for the Sailing Away Deck Party
  • Dress in your pirate best to enjoy Pirate Night which ends with a special fireworks display

For more information about the Disney Fantasy, check out our full deck plans here. And make sure to catch up on all of our Disney Cruise Line coverage!

Posts by Jenna Saxton

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Jenna is a contributing writer at WDW Magazine and stay at home mom. When she's not chasing her toddler around the parks, you can find her out for a run or curled up with a book. She has contributed to multiple Disney and travel blogs including Eat Sleep Cruise, 365 Atlanta Traveler, Disney Food Blog, and AllEars.
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Jenna Saxton

Jenna is a contributing writer at WDW Magazine and stay at home mom. When she's not chasing her toddler around the parks, you can find her out for a run or curled up with a book. She has contributed to multiple Disney and travel blogs including Eat Sleep Cruise, 365 Atlanta Traveler, Disney Food Blog, and AllEars.
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