| First look at Disney's new Fantasy |
Last week a select group of journalists donned hard hats for a first look at Disney Fantasy in Amsterdam, where the vessel is in its final stages of preparation for her New York debut in March, where it will be christened. The Fantasy, which leaves New York on March 2 for Port Canaveral and her maiden voyage on March 31, will sail out of Port Canaveral, Fla. offering seven-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Fantasy is the sister ship to Disney Dream, unveiled just last year. While the two new ships are very similar in superstructure, the décor and added features make Fantasy unique. Dream displays the more industrialized look of Art Deco, but Fantasy has an Art Nouveau theme with softer, more delicate lines and colors. It seems like a subtle difference, but it affects a lot. The decorative themes are subtle, but everywhere — especially in the fabrics, railings, ceiling trims, carpet and drape patterns, even the china. It is most noticeable in the Buena Vista Movie Theater, where first-run Disney movies are shown in the same 3–D format as theaters on land.
Additions unique to Fantasy... photos
by Paul Motter