2012: A (Partial) Year In Review

Why just a partial year in review? Well, that is quite simple…  The site did not really get started until the end of May.  So, for the sake of argument let’s just call it June and call this a even 6 month review with some extras.

January – April

The year started off with with a one two punch.  The [Disney_Fantasy] floated out of the shipyard building at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.  Then just a few days later the  [Disney_Dream] celebrated her first anniversary.  In early February, we sailed on a 3-Night Bahamian cruise on the Dream.

Disney Dream Deck 13 Forward At Night B&W

The Fantasy soon regained the spotlight when she sailed into New York City at the end of February.  In March, the Fantasy was christened by her godmother Mariah Carey before sailing south to Port Canaveral to begin alternating 7-night Eastern & Western Caribbean cruises.

Fantasy Christening



  • After months of waiting Disney Cruise Line released the rest of the 2013 Itineraries for the Magic and Wonder.
  • The release of the 2013 itineraries revealed a major dry dock for the Magic during September & October 2013.
  • We sailed on the Fantasy for the first time, and I fell in love with the atrium lobby.
Disney Fantasy - Lobby Atrium from Deck 3


  • A Mystery ship, PAJ43-12, appeared on the Jamaica Port calendar further leading to the the speculation of a new port and itineraries.
  • The [Disney_Magic] celebrated her 14th anniversary.
  • Disney offered a sneak peek at this years decorations for the Disney Fantasy.


  • Due to the overwhelming guest feedback, Disney Cruise Line modified select Galveston sailings from a Western Caribbean to a Bahamian itinerary to include stops at Key West, Port Canaveral, and Castaway Cay!
  • The [Disney_Wonder] celebrated her 13th anniversary.
  • Hurricane Ernesto forces itinerary change for the Fantasy as the storm makes a direct hit on Costa Maya.





Disney Fantasy Atrium Lobby Christmas Decorations


Thank you all for helping the site grow over the past 6 months.  I hope you continue to enjoy the daily port schedule (in the upper right hand corner) with links to available port webcams, the detailed itinerary pages for each ship, and the 5-day weather forecasts for each ship.

Please let me know what you would like to see from us in 2013 by leaving a comment or sending us an email.

5 Replies to “2012: A (Partial) Year In Review”

  1. JC

    Great recap. Have found your blog to be very helpful before, during and after our recent cruise! Now I keep up to date as I wait for 2014 Magic & Wonder Summer itineraries. Thank you!

  2. Terri

    Scott, I’ve really been enjoying your blog since my daughter became a Youth Activities Conselor on the Dream this year. I love the detailed itineraries that help me know where she is each day. We love watching the webcam to view the ship as it leaves out of Port Canaveral usually every Sunday & Thursday. During Hurricane Sandy, I was able to keep track of the ship nearly the whole time. This was our first Christmas ever without her, so in her honor we made Remy’s ‘Colette’ drink that you included the recipe for.
    FYI, she reports to me whenever she’s in port & always says to me “Mom, you just wouldn’t believe how strict Disney is about everything as far as safety & cleanliness”. She’s always telling me how they strive to make everyone’s experience a magical one.

    Thanks so much!

  3. Terri

    The drink turned out ok. It was more the fun of having something that’s served at Remy’s.

    I forgot to say that besides using all the tools to keep track of my daughter, I’ve enjoyed reading many of your informative blogs too!


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