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Old 02-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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What is the best ship?

What would you consider the best ship and why?

We're going on our first cruise on the Fantasy next year so I'm curious.
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The best DCL ship would be the one I could get a 7+ night reservation that we could afford. We have cruised on the Magic, Wonder and Fantasy. The only thing keeping us off of the Dream is the short itinerary.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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We've been on the Magic, Wonder, and Dream.

I'd have to say our favorite is the Wonder.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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The best DCL ship would be the one I could get a 7+ night reservation that we could afford. We have cruised on the Magic, Wonder and Fantasy. The only thing keeping us off of the Dream is the short itinerary.
Us too. We used to avoid the Wonder for the same reason, but they finally(!) gave her some longer itineraries and we sailed on her through the Panama Canal, and to Hawaii.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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What would you consider the best ship and why?

We're going on our first cruise on the Fantasy next year so I'm curious.
First of all welcome aboard.

Parden the pun here..... the best ship is what ever floats your boat.
Some people like the Fantasy And Dream.....for me there are to many people [some 4,000 ] on these ships. Seem like you are forever standing in line having to wait. And the dinning rooms seem much-much smaller. Yes-sure they have a water slide that the kids really love....but guess what....there is that thing called standing in line and waiting again. Now as for the Wonder and the Magic....We really love these two ships....to me it seem it is just the right ratio to the amount of people [ some 2700 ] to the size of the ship. I am not a betting man but I would bet DCL is taking a hard look at this and the next time they build a ship it will be in line to size of ship to the amount of people like the classic ships ,The Magic/Dream............And now with all that - minus - talk from me about the Fantasy ,you guys going and enjoy yourself on your first cruise....Boy!, if that don't sound like a "hippo" talking I don't know what does.
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We have completed the grand slam and have sailed all 4. They all have a unique charm to them and we have favorite things from each, but if I had to choose my very favorite one it would have to be.....The Fantasy. It has so much to offer. We love the rooms for the family activities, Europa is beautiful, they have mini gulf and other wonderful areas for sports including the interactive experience, so much to do, a week is not enough. Disney cruise line is the best, you will enjoy your cruise!
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The Wonder is my favorite from the older ones though. I was torn between both the Wonder and the Fantasy.
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We have also sailed on all four ships and find that the Fantasy and the Wonder are #1 and #2.

Each ship has its quirks, they all have things to love. Everyone has their own favorites for their own reasons.
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Our first two cruises were on the Wonder, including our honeymoon, but, our next two after that were on the Magic. Then we did one sailing on the Dream, and two so far on the Fantasy (and we'll be boarding the Fantasy March 9th for our 3rd cruise on her in 9 months; DCL #8 overall ). Here's my ship ranking:

1.) Magic hands down. No competition there.
2.) Fantasy
3.) Wonder
4.) Dream

I like the theming of the Magic better (personal preference), so that's why she's got the edge over the Wonder. Many areas on the Fantasy were improved after the Dream came out, so she's got the edge there.

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Each brings something different. We love them all!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #11
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We loved the Wonder and the Magic, until we went on the Dream. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dream.

The Dream is newer, bigger and has cool new technology. Cabanas is a big improvement over Topsiders and Beach Blanket. I just loved everything about it.

Haven't been on the Fantasy yet.
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I can't answer yet. We have only been on the Dream. We will be sailing on the Fantasy this Oct.... ((insert squeal here))
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #13
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Best ship I have ever been on is the Celebrity Silhouette
Second would be the Fantasy !
Food was better than on my recent Fantasy trip. Very modern ship that was built in the same dry dock as Fantasy !







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Old 02-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #14
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We have been on all 4 Disney ships and one NCL and one Royal Caribbean ship. I'd say my favorite is the Disney Fantasy. I love the high-tech feel to the Dream Class Disney ships, but the Fantasy has Satellite Falls, so it wins!
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