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Stamping Your Passport at Skyline on the Disney Fantasy

posted on July 23rd, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


If you’ve been to Skyline on the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream, most likely this chic lounge became one of your favorite spots in the ship’s nightlife district. With its “windows to the world,” you get an ever-changing bird’s-eye view of stunning city skylines in panorama – making it easy to feel like you’ve been transported without even stepping off the ship!
Skyline, a Lounge on the Disney Fantasy

New to Skyline on the Disney Fantasy is a “passport” you can get stamped throughout your cruise for seven hand-crafted martinis, themed to each of the featured cities. By purchasing the Passport to Skyline, you end up saving the cost of one martini, plus some. What’s more, you get a cool keepsake – a booklet with recipes for the martinis and gorgeous photos of the seven city skylines.

Since this lounge on the Disney Fantasy is part of Europa, it showcases spectacular European locales, including Athens, Florence, Budapest, Paris, London, Barcelona and St. Petersburg.

Here’s the recipe for my favorite martini in Skyline. Can you guess which European city it represents?

Aquincum

1 ½ oz 901 Tequila
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz Agave Nectar
1 Luma cube
Paprika

Shake and strain with a pinch of paprika. Serve in a martini glass. Garnish with half paprika rim.

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Top Five Ways to Get Soaked on the Disney Fantasy

posted on June 27th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Last week brought the first official day of summer, and with it, warm temperatures across the country! Luckily there are plenty of ways to stay cool on a Disney cruise, and in honor of the first summer at sea for Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, I want to show you the top five ways to get soaked on the Disney Fantasy.

    AquaLab on the Disney Fantasy

  1. AquaLab – Brand new to a Disney ship is AquaLab, a really cool interactive kids’ water play area invented by Donald Duck’s nephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie!
  2. Donald’s Pool on the Disney Fantasy

  3. Donald’s Pool – You can’t miss Donald’s Pool, located midship, which is the perfect spot for splashing around with the whole family. (And as a food lover, I also have to mention it is right next to the quick service food stations!)
  4. The Quiet Cove Pool on the Disney Fantasy

  5. Quiet Cove Pool – Secluded and serene, the adults-only Quiet Cove Pool is the definition of relaxation. I love cooling off here with a cold beverage in hand.
  6. Satellite Falls on the Disney Fantasy

  7. Satellite Falls – Just want a quick dip before getting back to sun-bathing? Satellite Falls is a new water feature up on Deck 13 where adults can put their toes in the water or sit in the shade of a gentle rain curtain.
  8. AquaDuck on the Disney Fantasy

  9. AquaDuck – Last, but certainly not least, is AquaDuck. As the first and only water coaster at sea, I don’t need to give much explanation for why this thrilling ride of twists and turns is my favorite place to get soaked on the Disney Fantasy!

What is your favorite water spot? Let us know in the comments.

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And This Year’s Award for Disney’s Planet Challenge Goes To…

posted on May 3rd, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager of Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line


During a special awards ceremony held onboard the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Fantasy, a classroom of elementary school students in the Cayman Islands celebrated their success as winners of the 2012 Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) for the Cayman Islands. DPC is the in-classroom component of Friends for Change.
The Year 6 Class from Triple C School in the Cayman Islands Celebrating Winning the 2012 Disney’s Planet Challenge Onboard the Disney Fantasy

The Year 6 class from Triple C School beat out more than 1,300 other students in 69 classes to win the award for their “Save the Wetlands” project. Led by teacher Sharmaine Campbell, the students partnered with the local Department of Environment to better understand threatened wetland areas in the Cayman Islands. Then, they hosted public events to educate the community, developed plans to battle soil erosion, and organized a 5K walk to raise awareness.

The result? Their efforts are paying off by helping preserve habitats for all kinds of Cayman wildlife like blue iguanas, whistling ducks and upside-down jellyfish. How cool is that?

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Disney Cruise Line Takes Boys & Girls Club Out to the Ballgame

posted on May 1st, 2012 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager of Public Affairs at Disney Cruise Line


As Jonathan showed you in his April 30th post, Captain Mickey Mouse took the field at Yankee Stadium during last Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. But did you know that 70 children from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx received surprise tickets to see the game and got to meet the famous character in person? For many of the children, it was not only their first time at a professional sporting event but also their first time meeting Mickey Mouse.

Children from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx Meeting Mickey Mouse

The children could barely contain their excitement on game day, as they watched some of their heroes play in one of the best-known ballparks in the country, and perhaps dreamed just a little bit bigger than they had the day before.

70 Children from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx Received Surprise Tickets to See Captain Mickey Mouse at Yankee Stadium

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club was one of five local clubs that received a portion of the $100,000 donation Disney Cruise Line made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of New York in March to celebrate the christening of the Disney Fantasy.

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Disney Channel Stars Explore the Disney Fantasy

posted on April 25th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Hey Disney Parks Blog fans! Disney Channel’s Laura Marano & Calum Worthy were recently on the Disney Fantasy and shared this video of their experience with us. Check it out…

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A Royal Makeover on the Disney Fantasy

posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Where do princesses go for royal treatment on the Disney Fantasy? Bibbibi Bobbidi Boutique, of course!

For the first time at sea, young cruisers can get all glammed up with a royal makeover – complete with hair, nails, makeup, their very own Disney princess dress and a sprinkling of pixie dust.

In this video, Disney Cruise Line Mom Nancy takes us inside this special salon as her daughter Caroline takes a seat at the throne in preparation for formal night on her Disney cruise.

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Inside the Disney Fantasy: Stage Spectaculars

posted on April 16th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


“Hi-ho the me-ri-o, that’s the only way to be…” I haven’t been able to stop singing this song after seeing “Disney Wishes” aboard the Disney Fantasy. The number “I’ve Got No Strings” from “Pinocchio” is just one of the heart-pounding scenes I love in this brand-new original show.

Of course with a 7-night itinerary, “Disney Wishes” isn’t the only stage spectacular on the Disney Fantasy. But rather than tell you about the others, I’d rather just show you with another “Inside the Disney Fantasy” video from Assistant Cruise Director Natalie. Check it out…

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An Exclusive Interview with Pepe the King Prawn About the Disney Fantasy

posted on April 12th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


By now you’ve probably heard that the Muppets are starring in the new Midship Detective Agency game aboard the Disney Fantasy. It’s one of the favorite new guest experiences, so when we found out that one of the stars of the game, Pepe the King Prawn, was sailing, we sent investigative reporter John to catch up with him.

The interview started out a bit rocky after a miscommunication between Pepe and John, but they soon smoothed things over. Check out this video of John’s hilarious one-on-one interaction with the King Prawn himself…

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Inside the Disney Fantasy: First Impressions

posted on April 10th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


It’s hard to believe the Disney Fantasy maiden voyage has already come and gone! But the good thing is that the fun has just begun for Disney Cruise Line guests coming onboard to experience the ship for themselves.

I’ve told you about some of my favorite features of the Disney Fantasy and Assistant Cruise Director Natalie has told you hers. Now it’s time to hear from our guests!

Take a look at this video to find out what some of the guests are saying after sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy for the first time.

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Inside the Disney Fantasy: Adult Retreats

posted on April 5th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Where do grownups play on the Disney Fantasy? In this video, Assistant Cruise Director Natalie shows you the hottest new spaces and places for adults to kick back, relax and have fun!

Which adult retreat will you visit first?

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