Walt Disney loved ships. He sailed with his family aboard many ships. Disney is seen with his wife and daughters arriving in Honolulu aboard the Matson Lines famed liner SS LURLINE having just arrived from Los Angeles.
Disney Cruise Lines carries on this tradition…
CRUISE REVIEW OF THE DISNEY FANTASY
When Disney Dream debuted in January 2011, it was a watershed moment for Disney Cruise Line (DCL), which had been on the new-build sideline for 12 years. While maintaining the line’s distinctive ocean-liner silhouette, the ship was bigger, bolder and — let’s face it — better than its older sisters (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder). Despite all of its innovations and sleek design touches, there were areas onboard deemed lacking by some, particularly the top deck.
Enter Dream’s sibling, the 128,690-ton, 2,500-passenger Disney Fantasy (4,000 max occupancy), which debuted in March 2012. Substituting brighter art nouveau flourishes for art deco and homing in on Dream’s shortcomings, DCL has delivered a ship that seems light-years improved over its predecessor — though it’s only modestly different.