In it, Stitch, the popular character from “Lilo and Stitch,” has escaped from the Oceaneer Lab and is loose aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship. Your challenge is to investigate clues and try to catch him before the ship leaves Castaway Cay. You can review evidence in this disappearance case, choose areas to investigate and check back the following day to see if your prediction was correct.
posted on June 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager
posted on June 6th, 2013 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager, Public Affairs
Duckies, duckies everywhere! Thousands of ducks decorated by Disney Cruise Line guests and crew members on all four ships swirled through the ships’ pools and water coasters recently to take part in the first “AquaDucky Derby” rubber duck races to raise nearly $14,000 for Make-A-Wish International.
Aboard the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy, rubber ducks were placed at the top of the AquaDuck and with the crowd counting down and the sounds of “Wipe Out” playing over the sound system, 10,000 gallons of water rushed into the flume sending the ducks racing through the water coaster’s tunnel and around the ship’s upper decks before splashing down at the finish line.
Aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, guests and crew voted using applause for the unofficial best decorated duck while One Direction’s song, “That’s What Makes You Beautiful,” played in the background. For the official race, guests and crew splashed and kicked a current to carry the critters to the opposite side of the Goofy pool.
All funds raised from the duck sales are being donated to a very worthy cause – Make-A-Wish International, an organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions in 48 countries outside of the U.S. Since the first-ever official wish experience 32 years ago, Disney has helped grant more than 81,000 wishes globally and is involved in nearly 50 percent of the wishes granted each year.
The events saluted the 30th anniversary of the Disney VoluntEARS program, which provides opportunities for Disney cast and crew members to donate their time to worthy causes around the world. Events like this are just a small part of Disney’s commitment to give back to local communities through in-kind donations and the efforts of Disney VoluntEARS. In 2012, Disney Cruise Line cast and crew members completed 75 community outreach projects and donated more than 4,500 hours of personal service to nonprofit organizations, working both onboard the ships and in communities across Central Florida, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Additionally, Disney Cruise Line provided more than $640,000 in charitable and in-kind donations to organizations supporting children, families and the environment.
posted on May 9th, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
Now that our newest ship has been sailing for more than a year, we want to test your knowledge and find out which of you have become Disney Fantasy experts!
Take a look at the up-close shots below and let us know where on the Disney Fantasy you can find them. Then check back later today to see the zoomed out versions of these photos and find out if you guessed correctly!
posted on February 28th, 2013 by Rebecca Peddie, Manager, Public Affairs
The Disney Fantasy also received the top spots in four other categories – Large Ship Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms and Best Service. Winners were selected based on reviews submitted by cruisers for sailings taken in 2012. Thank you, fans!
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posted on January 17th, 2013 by Holly Lail, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disney Vacation Club
Hi there! I’m Holly Lail, the newest Disney Parks Blog author, here to tell you about some of the fun stuff happening with a few of your favorite Disney vacation options – Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club. First up today, Disney Cruise Line!
Just last week Disney Channel star Jason Dolley, who plays PJ on the TV show “Good Luck Charlie,” sailed on the Disney Fantasy with his entire family. He brought a video camera along, and lucky for us, he was nice enough to share some of the footage. Take a look at this clip of highlights from his family vacation:
If you had to choose one highlight of your last family vacation with Disney, what would it be?
posted on December 11th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
It’s the Disney Fantasy’s first holiday season at sea, and you can be sure the ship is dressed to impress! Guests and crew alike, along with your favorite Disney friends, were all pretty excited when they saw the 20-foot tree in the lobby for the first time. Check out how happy Minnie looks…
With more than 300 pieces of custom décor, I thought it would be fun to show you some close-up shots and let you name where they are located on the ship. We’ll start with the décor in one venue I’m pretty sure you’ll guess right away…
Did you get it right? These princess-themed ornaments are part of the beautiful fairy tale embellishments in Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Now for the tougher ones. Which spaces on the Disney Fantasy are adorned with these themed details? Put your thoughts in the comments and then check the Disney Cruise Line Facebook page for the answers!
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posted on November 23rd, 2012 by Ray Smale, Cruise Director, Disney Cruise Line
Hi Disney Parks Blog fans, I’m Ray, cruise director on the Disney Fantasy, writing to you from the warm waters of Castaway Cay. I’ve been with Disney Cruise Line for 11 years, and I was lucky enough to join the crew of the Disney Fantasy for the ship’s inaugural year. (You may recognize me from the Disney Fantasy video journals as the ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean after being built in Germany!)
It’s the Disney Fantasy’s first holiday season, and guests and crew alike are excited about all of the holiday festivities taking place this month and next. When guests arrived to the ship this week, they were welcomed with a very special surprise – the ship decked to the “raft-ers” with holiday cheer!
Check out this fun video as Santa’s elves worked quickly to put up the 20-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Disney Fantasy’s atrium lobby:
You’ll get to see other décor throughout the ship in upcoming posts from Disney Parks Blog author Jonathan Frontado, who will be sharing more about the Disney Fantasy’s first holiday season.
I imagine there’s a good amount of relaxing going on at Castaway Cay today after our extravagant Thanksgiving feast last night. But I also imagine there’s a good bit of joy being spread since guests were greeted on the island with a beautiful Christmas tree, “snow flurries,” holiday island music and their favorite Disney friends in holiday attire!
The Disney Dream also got her holiday makeover this week, and the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic are ready to be decorated this weekend. Do you share the Disney cruise tradition of decorating for the holidays this week?
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posted on October 25th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
Do you love Remy as much as me? Well then I have some great news for you! In addition to dinner at this elegant restaurant aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, you now have a second gourmet culinary option with the recently introduced Champagne brunch.
In this video, Disney Cruise Line Food and Beverage Manager Salah Chetbi takes us inside Remy to give us a look at the popular Champagne brunch experience, which falls into the same must-do category as dinner at Remy…
Offered on sea days during cruises four nights or longer, the Champagne brunch is $50 and begins with a complimentary glass of French bubbly. An optional pairing with three additional Champagnes (Taittinger Prestige Cuvée Rosé, Pommery Gold and Moët & Chandon Ice) is an additional $25.
While dinner at Remy is a lengthy experience, brunch is enjoyed in about an hour and a half, still with an unparalleled experience. And while the atmosphere is unquestionably elegant, brunch is a bit more relaxed. Dressy attire is required, but men do not have to wear a jacket as they do at dinner.
Let’s take a closer look at what the six-course meal includes…
Brunch starts in the private wine room with Champagne and pata negra – the finest Spanish ham in the world.
Once you’re seated, the first course is a fluffy gnocchi paired with a light-as-air chili foam. That’s followed by lobster cannelloni, topped with a dollop of caviar and baby vegetables.
Next up, sea bass atop a bed of soft-cooked scrambled eggs, garnished with corn, and veal tenderloin with herb sauce accompanied by a potato croquette. A decadent chocolate duo dessert wraps up the extravaganza.
Is anyone else as hungry as I am now? Tell us in the comments which course you expect will become your favorite!
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posted on October 11th, 2012 by Arnaldo Zanonato, Manager, Port Adventures Research & Development
At Disney Cruise Line, we are always looking to add new and exciting destinations to create the variety of itineraries our guests love.
Starting on the November 3rd sailing, the Disney Fantasy will, for the first time, visit the historic capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, during its 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruises. With so many places to explore, San Juan boasts history with its iconic “Old San Juan,” a World Heritage Site, and adventure with “El Yunque,” the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Parks Service.
Here are some great Port Adventures for your entire family to enjoy from San Juan:
Castillo San Cristobal, a World Heritage Site – featuring Youth Activity – Families will explore San Cristobal Castle together before kids get a chance to be Little Masons and learn about the materials used to construct old fortifications. The kids are joined by Disney Cruise Line Youth Counselors, giving parents free time to explore nearby sites.
Rainforest Nature Walk and Waterfall Adventure – Follow expert nature interpreter guides on a nature walk through El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest system. Discover its beautiful flora and fauna before relaxing at a majestic waterfall.
Hands-On Criollo Cooking Demonstration – Learn about traditional Puerto Rican foods, including popular dishes like plantains, meats and local spices. You’ll savor the homemade meal you prepare during this hands-on cooking experience!
Whatever you choose to do in San Juan, the city will delight you with its historic charm, hospitality, adventure and delicious cuisine. Make sure to allow time for a stroll through the beautiful streets and taste some of the local dishes – like plantains. My favorite is the “mofongo!”
As always, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!
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posted on August 16th, 2012 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line
I want to put you to the test again today to see if you can spot which is which in the adult nightlife spaces, Europa (Disney Fantasy) and The District (Disney Dream).
Is it the Disney Fantasy or the Disney Dream? Bonus points if you can name the exact location! Gives us your answers in the comments and check back later today to see how well you know Disney Cruise Line’s two newest ships.