This article primarily focuses on the differences between the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. Many of these differences are due to the planned itineraries for the new ship. Although both the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy sail from Port Canaveral year-round, the Disney Fantasy sails 7-day cruises to the eastern or western Caribbean, while the Disney Dream sails 3 to 5 day cruises to the Bahamas. Longer cruises require more diversity on a ship such as more dining options, more production shows, and more onboard activities and entertainment for guests of all ages. The Disney Fantasy designers have thoughtfully addressed these requirements.
What hasn't changed on the Disney Fantasy? The cabin layouts and categories are the biggest area that has remained unchanged. Both the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have 1,250 cabins and suites, and the layouts and categories are about the same. Like her sister ship, the Disney Fantasy has 1,100 outside cabins, and over 900 of these have a private verandah. The new ship has 21 suites, the largest of which measures over 1,700 square feet. The 150 inside cabins feature a virtual porthole that provides a look at what's going on outside via video cameras on each side of the ship.
Our About.com Guide to Theme Parks was one of the first to sail on the Disney Fantasy. His perspective on how the new cruise ship compares to a theme park is an interesting read.
The next five pages provide details of the Disney Fantasy.