The Disney Fantasy departed Port Canaveral on Saturday, April 29, 2017 without any passengers for the first time since entering service in 2012. The Disney Fantasy arrived in Freeport, Bahamas for a nearly three week dry dock. This is the first ever dry dock for the Disney Cruise Line’s youngest ship.
Disney previously announced enhancements including the installation of two popular Disney franchises Star Wars and Marvel and new onboard shopping venues such as an ice cream emporium, Sweet on You as well as the jewelry story, Tiffany & Co which will take the place of the Vista Gallery off the atrium according to updated deck plans.
The new enhancements will debut on Disney Fantasy starting May 17, 2017 from Port Canaveral, Fla. The first sailing is a unique itinerary for the Fantasy as it will be a 3-night Bahamian voyage with two scheduled stops at Castaway Cay. Beginning on May 20, the Disney Fantasy will resume a regular sailing schedule that includes 7-night voyages alternating between the Eastern and Western Caribbean with a 10- and 11-night Southern Caribbean cruises in June.
I’ll be sailing the Fantasy the third week after the dry dock, so if there is anything specific you want me to check out and/or photograph Scott, let me know.
Keep an eye out for any menu changes any anything that is new or updated.
Just got off the Fantasy before her dry dock and we couldn’t get much out of the crew about any changes but we were told to look for new carpet!
Is there a webcam for the dry dock?
I wonder if they are replacing the 5+ year old mattresses
Hoping they change up the midship detectives since one spot will be in the new tiffanys …can’t wait to hear all about it !!!
I’m sailing the 17th – first sailing out of Dry Dock – and cannot wait! 🙂
Hey Scott, we’re sailing on the October 7th Eastern Caribbean trip, I can email you more details, but I plan on taking lots of photos, including daily navigators, menus, etc. – Ryan
How often are the ships rotated through dry dock (once a year?)?
Newer ships like the Dream & Fantasy only require a dry dock every 5 years while under the age of 15. However, an in water hull inspection is required in lieu of an out of water inspection in between dry docks. Older vessels like the Magic & Wonder require 2 out of water inspections within a 5 year period and cannot exceed 3yrs. There are more details about the Dream class dry dock guidelines within this article – just skip the first part that was speculation at the time.
Scott, have you seen any pics yet of the Dry Dock?
No, but I haven’t been looking. Besides, DCL has gotten a lot better at keeping things under wrap and I am not interested in reposting rogue photos from cast and crew that may impact their jobs.
Ah, understood, thanks… hope that didn’t happen to the ones we saw from Spain last year… love the pics, but totally agree, would hate to have it impact a job. Thanks Scott. We’ll be sailing Western Caribbean 19 Aug. I will send updates when we get back..
Changed cruise from last before dry dock to first full cruise (20 May) after, will update Concierge changes (if they do what they eluded to last spring).
What did they elude to last Spring?
Hot tub in the glass ceiling area, deck 13.