Vibration on Disney Fantasy

MomOTwins

The Mommy Fairy
Joined
Mar 5, 2018
Take this with a gain of salt, because some of it came from a CM on the Fantasy. We got off the ship last week after the 11nt Southern. We were midships, deck 9 family verandah. We're Platinum and have sailed all 4, so know our vibes lol.

Yes, there's the usual thruster vibrations, but they are recognizable. The other vibration only comes when the ship is running at or around 21kt and it's continuous.

Now the CM rumor. The Fantasy does have drive line issues, such that the Dream and Fantasy will swap itineraries at some point. The Fantasy has significantly more wear on her drive line that the Dream, so they'll switch, so that the Fantasy can put less stress on the drive. AFAIK the Dream & Fantasy have fixed pitch props.

That is all.
That makes sense. The dream has one at sea day a week; the fantasy has 2-3. That’s a lot more time that the engine is running.
 

RAD

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 15, 1999
Take this with a gain of salt, because some of it came from a CM on the Fantasy. We got off the ship last week after the 11nt Southern. We were midships, deck 9 family verandah. We're Platinum and have sailed all 4, so know our vibes lol.

Yes, there's the usual thruster vibrations, but they are recognizable. The other vibration only comes when the ship is running at or around 21kt and it's continuous.

Now the CM rumor. The Fantasy does have drive line issues, such that the Dream and Fantasy will swap itineraries at some point. The Fantasy has significantly more wear on her drive line that the Dream, so they'll switch, so that the Fantasy can put less stress on the drive. AFAIK the Dream & Fantasy have fixed pitch props.

That is all.
Doing the swap makes sense.
 

Vovin

Away until Novmeber
Joined
Sep 30, 2018
I heard from a CM that the issue relates to a bearing on one of the shafts. It caused the Fantasy to sail at a reduced speed for one of its Eastern cruises, was a day late getting into Cozumel (arrived at 0400 the following day) and had to skip a port. The same CM also mirrored what was said by AndyR, the Fantasy has a lot more wear on her than the Dream.
This is down to the amount of engines running at any one time. The fantasy is always on 3 or more engines between ports so their cumulative running hours increase quickly (with the exception of BVI to U.S Virgin Islands where it often drifts or sails dead slow). The Dream just plods along generally slower so doesn't need many engines running.
 

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