These two Disney sister ships arrived on the scene with much fanfare, with the Disney Dream arriving in 2011 followed one year later by the Disney Fantasy in 2012. Both ships hold up to 4,000 passengers, making them quite a bit larger than the original classic Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. Both ships have outstanding differentiators from the Line’s original ships, including: an exciting nightclub concept; a second adult-exclusive restaurant, Remy; concierge stateroom and suite options located one two private, keyed access decks; the AquaDuck water coaster, and on the Fantasy, the addition of an adult-only area, Satellite Falls on the top deck, and AquaLab, a children’s water playground.
The Dream is a wow of a ship featuring an Art Deco atrium accentuated by a one-and-a-half story chandelier made of 24-carat gold and over 1,000 Swarovski crystals. At the bottom of the atrium’s staircase sits a bronze Admiral Donald, ready to welcome each and every guest. Nice crisp lines define the look with decorative bronze friezes featuring Disney characters edging the balcony.
The equally gorgeous Disney Fantasy is more Art Nouveau style, whose decor includes peacock flourishes and flora and fauna patterns in vibrant shades of blue, green, and pink. A bronze Mademoiselle Minnie, dressed to the nines in 1930s evening attire, poses next to her steamer trunk in the towering atrium where fluted columns, a cascading chandelier of stained glass and crystal beads, the sweeping grand staircase, and Carrera marble floors make quite the impression.