Disney Fantasy

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Disney Fantasy in St. Thomas in January 2020.
Name: Disney Fantasy
Owner: Disney Cruise line
Operator: Disney Cruise Line
Port of registry: Disney cruise line Bahamas
Ordered: February 24, 2007
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost: US$950 million
Yard number: S. 688
Launched: January 10, 2012[1]
Sponsored by: Mariah Carey
Completed: February 9, 2012[2]
Maiden voyage: March 31, 2012[3]
In service: March 31, 2012–present
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Dream-class (Disney) cruise ship
Tonnage: 129,750 GT[4]
Displacement: 65,298 t (64,267 long tons; 71,979 short tons)
Length: 1,114.8 ft (339.80 m)[4]
  • 137 ft (42 m) (max)
  • 121.4 ft (37.0 m)[4] (waterline)
Height: 217 ft (66 m)
Draft: 27.3 ft (8.32 m)[4]
Decks: 16 (14 Passenger)
Installed power:
  • 3 × 12-cylinder MAN diesels turning
  • 3 x 14.4 MW generators
  • 2 × 14-cylinder MAN diesels turning
  • 2 × 16.8 MW generators
  • 2 x 23 MW Converteam Propulsion Motors
  • 2 x 5 blade inward-turning fixed-pitch propellers
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
  • 24.7 knots (45.7 km/h; 28.4 mph) (maximum)
  • 2,500 (double occupancy)
  • 4,000 (maximum)
Crew: 1,458

Disney Fantasy is a cruise ship owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line, part of The Walt Disney Company, which entered service in 2012. Her sister ship, Disney Dream, was launched in 2011. Disney Fantasy is the fourth ship in the cruise line, the other two ships being the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.


Disney Fantasy at Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg/Germany in August 2011

In February 2007, Disney Cruise Line announced that it had commissioned two new ships for its fleet with Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg, Germany.[5] The first steel-cut, for scrollwork on the ship's hull, took place in March 2009.[6] Later that month, the two ships were named, with the Disney Fantasy set to enter service on March 31, 2012, a little over a year after its sister vessel, the Disney Dream.[7]

The ship's keel was laid on February 11, 2011. Disney Cruise Line president, Karl Holz, along with Minnie Mouse, officially placed a magic coin beneath the ship's hull. The coin is identical to that which was placed beneath the Disney Dream, however, featured the hull number S688, and the date of the keel laying.[8]

On September 13, 2011 it was announced that the stern character on Disney Fantasy would be Dumbo, the Flying Elephant.[9][10]

On December 9, 2011, Meyer Werft found several water lines open on the cruise ship. 48 cabins were damaged at a cost of approximately €1 million.[11]

Disney Fantasy was floated out of the building dock on January 10, 2012, at Meyer Werft. Disney Fantasy was delivered to Disney Cruise Line on February 9, 2012, in Bremerhaven, Germany.[12]

Disney Fantasy arrived in the United States for the first time, calling on New York, on February 28, 2012. The ship was formally named on March 1, 2012, in New York City. The godmother of the ship is Mariah Carey.[13] A ceremony was held on the ship featuring performances in the Walt Disney Theatre. Neil Patrick Harris hosted and comedian Jerry Seinfeld performed during the show.[14]

Ever since, Disney Fantasy has been based at Disney Cruise Line's terminal at Port Canaveral, Florida.[15] and cruises to the Caribbean including visits to Disney's private island Castaway Cay.

In March 2020, cruises were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16][17] Disney Cruise Line extended its suspension of all departures through at least October 31, 2020.


Disney Fantasy in 2015

Disney Fantasy, structurally, is almost identical to Disney Dream, with gross tonnage of 130,000,[18] a length of 340 m (1,120 ft) and a width of 42 metres (138 ft).[19] Disney Fantasy has 1,250 passenger cabins.[18]

Her facilities include a water coaster.[20]

Compared to Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy has a water playground with pop jets, geysers and bubblers featuring Huey, Dewey and Louie, instead of the Waves bar on the pool deck.[21]

Disney Fantasy can play songs from Disney movies and parks using its horns, specifically: "When You Wish Upon a Star (Makes no difference...)" Pinocchio, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" Cinderella, "Be Our Guest" Beauty and the Beast, "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" Pirates of the Caribbean, "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" Pinocchio "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" Frozen and "It's a Small World" It's a Small World. In addition to these music horns, during the "Star Wars Day At Sea" the ship can sound other horns, including: "Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)" and a segment of the "Star Wars Main Title Theme", and when in New York City, can play the beginning of "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra.[22] In total, the Disney Fantasy can play 11 horns.[23][15]


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  2. ^ Allison-Shane, Heidi. "Arriving Soon…The Disney Fantasy". All Things Cruise. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Lasecki, Jason. "Disney Fantasy Arrives in Port Canaveral". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Disney Fantasy (9445590)". LR Class Direct. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
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  7. ^ Jason Garcia (March 10, 2009). "Disney names new cruise ships: Dream and Fantasy". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
  8. ^ "Keel Laying Ceremony Marks a Milestone for the Disney Fantasy Today". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Disney Fantasy Stern Character Sculpture - Facebook".
  10. ^ Denise (September 10, 2011). "Artwork Reveals Dumbo and Timothy Mouse on Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Stern". Mousesteps. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Disney Fantasy: Vandalismus auf der Disney Fantasy in der Meyer Werft". Schiffe und Kreuzfahrten.
  12. ^ "Germany: Disney Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Its Newest Ship Disney Fantasy". Offshore Energy. February 9, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  13. ^ Sentinel, By Richard Tribou, Orlando. "Mariah Carey takes on godmother role to christen Disney Fantasy". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  14. ^ "PHOTOS: Inside The Disney Fantasy Christening". HuffPost. March 2, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Disney Cruise Line to Extend Agreement with Port Canaveral". Disney Cruise Line News. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  16. ^ Neale, Dave Berman and Rick. "Coronavirus Port Canaveral: Passengers board last Disney voyage before sailings suspended". Florida Today. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  17. ^ Delahaye, Julie (March 31, 2020). "Cruise lines cancelling over coronavirus and when they will start sailing again". mirror. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Disney Fantasy Fact Sheet".[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Germany: Cruise Ship Disney Fantasy Leaves MEYER WERFT Yard on Sunday". Shipbuilding Tribune. January 5, 2012. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  20. ^ "Disney Fantasy". Ship detective. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  21. ^ Lambert, Marjie (May 24, 2019). "On Disney Fantasy, it's a child's world. Adults get their own pool and nightclubs". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  22. ^ "Disney Fantasy horn plays New York, New York | Disney Cruise Line". YouTube. photosmagiquesglobal. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  23. ^ "Star Wars Day at Sea". disneycruise.disney.go.com. Disney. Retrieved April 9, 2017.

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