I really didn't notice the difference. Maybe it's because we didn't go to Satellite Falls or play in the Aqua Lab. The one thing we didn't like on the Fantasy was the sports bar. It has a much better lay out on the Dream. To me both ships are awesome, and we have had great service on all our cruises. There is just not enough differences between the Dream and the Fantasy except itinerary for me to rank one above the other. I'm looking forward to sailing on the Wonder and Magic one day. I hope I'm not disappointed with the older ships.