But as much fun as it is to be invited to cross the ocean for three nights, we’re there not just for our own enjoyment, but specifically to cover this newest Disney Cruise Line ship, capturing all the excitement on board to bring a bit of its Disney magic to you.
This Inaugural sailing leaves today, March 23, and returns Monday morning, March 26, 2012, after a Sunday stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Having sailed on the Disney Dream Christening Cruise last year, there will be some déjà vu aboard the Fantasy, as they are sister ships with more similarities than differences. But it will be those differences that we focus on as we scour every inch of the vessel, marveling at its extensive detail and design.
Be sure to followe us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as we’ll be sharing live looks at the ship whenever possible, beginning from the moment we arrive at the port today. Internet at sea is spotty at best, so don’t anticipate too many updates after we leave the shore, but when it’s available, we’ll be sure to share what we can.
In the meantime, I wanted to offer a few highlights that we’re particularly looking forward to seeing on the Disney Fantasy (AquaDuck!), many of which are completely new. Enjoy the video overview tour of the new ship below, follow us on the social networks mentioned above, and return back to this site next week as we’ll sure to have thousands of pictures, hours of video, and plenty of reports on what makes this new Disney Fantasy ship special.
Disney Fantasy Preview Highlights
Video: Disney Fantasy pools including the AquaDuck, Quiet Cove adults area, and Nemo’s Reef
(Not featured in this video are the new AquaLab and Satellite Falls, both of which we’ll be covering on board.)
Video: Disney Fantasy restaurants – Animator’s Palate, Enchanted Garden, Royal Court, Palo, and Remy
(Though these restaurants are not new to the Fantasy, the “Animation Magic” show in Animator’s Palate is.)
Video: Disney Fantasy Europa adult district with nightclubs and lounges
(We’ll have closer looks at each of these areas after returning from the Inaugural cruise next week.)
Video: Disney Fantasy Muppets Adventure Game and Enchanted Art
(This video offers a few highlights of the new interactive Muppets-themed game and a few pieces of enchanted art, but come back for a more in-depth look at these technologies after the preview cruise.)
Video: Disney Fantasy Suites
(Staterooms are a big part of sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and we’ll offer a look inside a variety of room styles, not just these lavish suites.)
If there’s anything specific you’d like to see from the Disney Fantasy, comment below and we’ll do our best to capture it for you! See you next week.