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Old 04-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #16
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I too have sailed all 4 ships; I rank them:

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I thought the Dream and Fantasy were basically identical ships, with the exception of Satellite Falls. Why did you dislike it so much?
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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I haven't sailed the Fantasy yet, but I can't wait!! We've done the Magic and she was gorgeous. But the Fantasy looks amazing with all she has to offer. But I get a bit nervous when I read that people kind of get lost in the shuffle on the bigger ships and don't get as much personal service like on the smaller ones. I am hoping I don't find that true We are bringing friends with us this time and have done nothing but raved about the service we received on our last DCL trip.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #18
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I thought the Dream and Fantasy were basically identical ships, with the exception of Satellite Falls. Why did you dislike it so much?
Very rushed feeling, different clientele (people act different on short cruises when they are trying to jam it all in vs. relaxing on a 7-night), and the crew isn't as engaging because the turn over is so much more frequent. I did like the Waves area on the Dream that the Fantasy does not have, but Satellite Falls, the Aqua Lab and deck 12 wading pool additions help lessen the crowds some.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #19
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Very rushed feeling, different clientele (people act different on short cruises when they are trying to jam it all in vs. relaxing on a 7-night), and the crew isn't as engaging because the turn over is so much more frequent. I did like the Waves area on the Dream that the Fantasy does not have, but Satellite Falls, the Aqua Lab and deck 12 wading pool additions help lessen the crowds some.

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Thanks. Confirms why I'd love to go on the Fantasy. I enjoyed the Dream, but definitely did not get to relax as much as I had hoped to. And the Southern Caribbean itineraries on the Magic sound like they'd be wonderful too!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #20
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The piece I miss from the Dream on the Fantasy is that heated nook off of skyline. We enjoyed sitting down there at night. Rarely was anyone else there, which might be why it didn't make the cut on the fantasy. Not sure how it was heated but it is a meat spot.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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We prefer the Magic and Wonder, so for us I would not pay more to cruise on the Fantasy, and have actually cancelled next March's cruise on the Fantasy as I cannot justify the price.

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We just cancelled our May 2014 Fantasy today for an April 2014 Magic 4dayer out of P C. ......so we are not the only one out there that thinks this way.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #22
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We have cruised on the Wonder & the Fantasy so far...

Would I pay the extra $$ to sail on the Fantasy again? Absolutely, if I had the money.

If I didn't feel like I had the money, I would defiantly get on any Disney Cruise that I could afford comfortably. Any Disney Cruise is better than no Disney Cruise or often even a cruise on a different cruise line.

That being said, we tend to cruise in October & December during the off season when it is less expensive. I would pull my kids out of school if I had to, but they attend a semi-year around school that allows them a 2 week fell break in October every year.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:03 AM   #23
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We are sailing on the Fantasy in May, and the SAME stateroom in June cost over $2,000 MORE to go in June than in May. So we picked May. My daughter is in a year-round preschool, so if we want to go on vacation anytime outside of the 1 week break she gets in summer, we have to pull her out (plus, it's just preschool).

I'm not sure what months you're looking at that are significantly more, but even so much as a 1-2 week difference on the Fantasy (from end of May to beginning of June) can save you $2000!

I've taken 5 previous cruises but haven't been on any of DCL ships yet. This being my DH's first cruise ever, I really wanted him to be impressed with cruising and want to go again, plus I haven't been on a cruise in 8 years, so I really wanted us to be on the newest, latest Disney ship.

Could my DH think it's all too big & busy? Maybe, but I know the cruise is not yet sold out, and I'm taking the risk that since my husband doesn't have any comparables, he will be impressed lol. This cruise is mainly for our daughter so as long as SHE has a fabulous time (and I"m sure she will) that's what matters most to us.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #24
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The fantasy is my favorite but I won't pay the rediculous price difference. We are sailing on a back to back next spring break - 9 days total - in a verandah for $2000 cheaper than an inside room for a week on the fantasy in the summer. I'd rather save the $2000 and put it toward another cruise!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:26 AM   #25
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I've cruised all 4 ships and the Fantasy is my favorite though they are all great. My dad and I are looking into two cruises. One is on the Fantasy and one is on the Magic, which we want to see after its dry dock. Our cruises would be the same month and around the same price give or take so hard to decide. I'm thinking I might need to talk him into a short 4 night on the Magic, which would go to key west(I want to go back there)
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #26
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I do not think its worth the high price tag. If we had the option to do a 7 night on the Wonder or Magic we'd definitely choose that option instead of the Fantasy. Yes the aquaduck is nice and my daughter loved the mini golf but to pay $1000's more for that, no- not for us anyway.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #27
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We chose based on the time of year, itinerary, and length of sailing.

We've done the Wonder 3 nights

Dream 5 nights - twice

Have the Fantasy booked for this summer and can't wait!

We like the concierge lounge/service on the Dream and sure we will on the Fantasy. Hoping that they can add it to the Wonder & Magic.

We'd be happy sailing on any of them.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #28
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Thanks. Confirms why I'd love to go on the Fantasy. I enjoyed the Dream, but definitely did not get to relax as much as I had hoped to. And the Southern Caribbean itineraries on the Magic sound like they'd be wonderful too!
Exactly. Been on the dream twice and loved it but it was just too short I don't think I would enjoy a b2b either except got the fact there would be 2 cc days
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