Disney Dream vs Disney Fantasy

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  1. MrsBergs

    MrsBergs Mouseketeer

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    So we are currently booked on the Disney Fantasy for a 3 night in September 2020. We are debating on switching to the 4 night Disney Dream leaving a couple days after.
    Thoughts please. This will be our first Disney cruise.

    Thank you!
     
  2. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS veteran

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    I'm always in the "longer is better" camp - so 4 nights is better than 3.

    The Dream & Fantasy are sister ships, so fairly similar in layout. Can't go wrong with either.
     
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  4. lklgoodman

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    Ditto^^^
     
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  5. tlprice

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    My daughter and I prefer the Dream to the Fantasy. It doesn't have the aft vibrations. My daughter loves the Infinity room in Oceaneers on the Dream (they don't have that on the Fantasy).
     
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  6. Club Disney Chandler

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    I would switch, not because of the ship but because of the extra day. Sea days are awesome.
     
  7. Marc D

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    The room will probably leave during the next drydock, the game not being produced anymore.

    I would also go for Dream in this situation. The B&B show is better than Aladdin and everything else is pretty much the same.
     
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  8. Trera

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    Both are amazing ships. One more vote for more days.
     
  9. Donna M

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    Go for the extra day.
     
  10. daisyx3

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    I'd go for the extra day. We did a 3 night Fantasy last July to get our grand slam. Although it is a beautiful ship (and we are sailing her next year for 7 nights) it seemed like it started and then it was over! Since the ships and itinerary are very similar, I'd go with the Dream.
     
  11. Minniemouse37

    Minniemouse37 Earning My Ears

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    I agree go for the 4 night...the extra day at sea will give you more time to relax and enjoy the ship. Plus the Dream has Beauty and the Beast which I’ve heard is amazing. We sailed on the Dream in 2016 before it was added...it was our first Disney Cruise and absolutely blew us away. We love the Fantasy too but I’d definitely switch if you can for the extra day.
     
  12. runskyhy

    runskyhy It's not less monkey, it's Moe Monkey!

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    If you are interested in the differences between the two ships, here's what I am aware of:

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    CORRECTION 16 May 2019: The Dream also has the Muppets MSDA mystery. Thanks, @Trera!

    More dining options are offered at Remy's for a 4-night cruise, too. In addition to the dinner and Champagne Brunch, a Petites Assiettes meal is available the first evening of 4-night or longer cruises. Also, the Pompidou's Patisseries Dessert Experience is available only on sea days.

    If any of this is incorrect, I hope others will speak up here and let us all know. (I haven't been on the Fantasy in a few years.) Have a great cruise!
     
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  13. Pkltm

    Pkltm Canadian Mouse Girl

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    We have done both ships, loved them both, preferred different things on each, but I would do the 4 day, to me the extra day is the way to go.
     
  14. MrsBergs

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    Thank you all for your responses. We have a hold on the dream on a extended balcony.
     
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  15. darnheather

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    Aladdin is being reimagined.
     
  16. lklgoodman

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    OP isn't cruising until next Sept. 2020. Aladdin is suppose to be back later this month.
     
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  17. pixiedustedme

    pixiedustedme Planning is half the fun

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    I'd base it on which has shows I haven't seen. If you haven't sailed on either, I prefer Dream, which still has a family pool deck hot tub. Also, the Dream doesn't have the Fantasy's aft vibration issues. Both are good ships & very similar.
     
  18. Trera

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    Dream also has Muppets for midship detective.
     
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    Aladdin will return by the end of this month. Personally the Dream is my favorite ship, only because I like the adult section better. I prefer the Fantasy only because of the longer cruises. With that being said I would definitely go for the longer cruise. 3 nights is too short.

    I won't go into why we won't take shorter cruises. It will just start a firestorm on here.
     
  20. darnheather

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    Yes but the person I was quoting was saying that some show was better than Aladdin and I was commenting that you can't know that it will be in the future.
     
  21. MrsBergs

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    Thank you for all your responses, we booked the 4 night on the dream cabin number 9672.
     

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