|03-07-2013, 11:37 PM||#1|
Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam!
Loud people give me Skull Pain!
Call me "impatient"
Join Date: Jan 2001
I am starting to fall in love all over again!
And this time, it's with the Fantasy!!!!
I didn't think that I could even LIKE a ship other than the Magic, but since we wanted to do a Caribbean cruise next summer, we chose the western Caribbean on the Fantasy. To say that I was a little disappointed that the Magic wouldn't be here is an understatement.
However, ever since booking the Fantasy last month, for May 2014, I've been checking out trip reports, reviews, and pictures. And I just watched about a a half hour's worth of videos on YouTube. The DIS has a wonderful series of videos taken aboard the Fantasy.
I'm seeing just enough familiarity from the Magic, combined with amazing changes on the Fantasy, that I am SOOOO excited about the cruise now!!
The Fantasy looks a bit more.... opulent... than the Magic. Anyway... I thought that no other ship would ever compare to my ocean "home" the Magic, but I think I was wrong.
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~ Polynesian LVC July '10 ~ Polynesian LVC May '08 ~ RCI's 'Explorer of the Seas' Oct '07 ~ Polynesian LVC July '07 ~ Port Orleans Riverside May '07 ~ Disney Magic "Cruising Castaways" Cruise & Polynesian LVC Aug '06 ~ Animal Kingdom Lodge May '06 ~ Polynesian LVC Oct '05 ~ Wilderness Lodge CL & Polynesian LVC July '05 ~ Disney Magic 10-night "Lost at Sea" Hurricane Cruise Aug/Sept '04 ~ RCI Bermuda Cruise '03 ~ Caribbean Beach '02 ~ Grand Floridian LV '01 ~ Caribbean Beach '01 ~ DisneyLand '95 ~ WDW '85,'78,'76 ~
|03-08-2013, 08:01 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Outside Philly, PA
I've been on all four ships and I love each for their own uniqueness. The classis ships are just that - classic. I enjoyed the Dream but I have to say that I enjoyed the Fantasy much better. Obviously the 7-day versus 4-day has something to do with that but there are subtle changes that I enjoyed more on the Fantasy. I actually loved the adult area more (except that I like Pink more than Oh La La). The Fantasy is beautiful and you can't help but love her - but she is much bigger!! So give yourself a little extra time to get from one end to the other!!
Disney Dream/AKL - JUL14; Disney Fantasy - SEP12; Disney Dream/OKW - OCT11; Disney Wonder - Alaska AUG11; Disney Magic WBTA - Sep10; Disney Magic - Sep08; WL - Dec07-MVMCP; OKW - Oct/Nov06-MNSSHP; Disney Wonder - Aug06; OKW - Sept05; Disneyland - Jun04; Offsite - Dec03-MVMCP; Poly - Aug02; POR/Wonder - Aug00; POR - Jul99; And many more...
|03-08-2013, 08:20 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hudson Massachusetts
We could not of had a better time on the Fantasy! So beautiful! Service was incredible!
Cabanas, Satalite Falls, Rainforest Room, and Europa are just some of the things that make it different from the Magic!
You'll love it!
|03-08-2013, 08:42 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2011
The video's don't do the ship justice. I am on the Fantasy next month, I will try to do a TR when I return.
Total: 21 DCL Cruises / Total Nights on Board: 112 / Favorite Ship: Magic
2014 - 3 Cruises: 2-Dream (B2B), 1-Fantasy
2013 - 7 Cruises (Grand Slam): 2-Magic, 1-Fantasy, 2-Dream (B2B), 2-Wonder (B2B)
2012 - 4 Cruises: 2-Magic, 1-Fantasy, 1-Dream (non-traditional B2B Fantasy/Dream)
2011 - 4 Cruises: 2-Magic, 2-Dream
2010 - 1 Cruise: Wonder
2009 - 1 Cruise: Wonder
2003 - 1 Cruise: Wonder
Magic-6, Wonder-5, Dream-7, Fantasy-3
3 Day Cruises = 4, 4 Day Cruise = 7, 7 Day Cruises = 8, 8 Day Cruises = 2, B2B Cruises = 4, Grand Slam (4 ships 1 year) = 1 (so far)
(22) 7 Night Southern Caribbean - Magic 2014
(23) 7 Night Fantasy - 10 Hawaii - Disney Wonder 2015
|03-08-2013, 09:52 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2009
We were on the Dream for only 3 nights right after Hurricane IRENE.
We love it but felt there were things that could be better...like more water areas.
Also, the 3 day was too quick and CC was cancelled so it was not the best experience.
Then, I see the changes they made with the Fantasy and I too have been hooked on the trip reports etc. I am dying to go on a 7 night on the Fantasy.....
I envy you.....
I would love to do concierge next time. That looks so opulent.
Dreaming of the Fantasy....
BBN's Mom Jersey Shore
WDW: ASM 1996, POLY 2003,WL 2006, All Star Sports 2008
DVC - BLT April 2011, 2013
AKL - Aug 2011,
HHI - August 2012
OKW - August 2014
Vero Beach - August 2014
Magic - West Carib April 2010, 2 night NYC June 2012
Dream - 3 night - August 2011 3 Night Dream - August 2014
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