This post will be a compilation of all the amazing content that was shared by our readers who sailed on the Disney Fantasy’s 3-Night Bahamian cruise following her first dry dock. This post will also serve as a continuation and to some extent an overlap of the first look we cobbled together last week which highlighted the enhancements. In a separate post we have the personal navigators from the first cruise which shed some light on the new offerings.
Family Splash Area (Formerly Hot Tubs)
The hot tub with glass floor was replaced by a family splash zone / wading pool.
Additionally, on the pool deck a permanent bar was added after what we now realize was a test of the temporary carts that had been in use.
Over in the Quiet Cove area, there is evidence of some deck work, but since I am only a half cup into my coffee, I cannot figure out what is different.
The deck 13 forward Concierge Sundeck received much needed shade and a hot tub as seen in the following photo shared by Sue from SmallWorldVacations.com.
Senses Spa Juice Bar
Although, the smoothie cups are rather generic – hopefully, this is just a first cruise sorta thing. I know this type of cup does not help Disney market the juice bar and beverages to other passengers as guests are walking around with a generic coffee cup with a straw.
Star Wars Command Post
Marvel Super Hero Academy
Tiffany & Co
Here is a look at the atrium entrance to Tiffany & Co.
Daisy was there and Commodore Tom.
We particularly enjoyed the special scissors they brought for the ribbon cutting.
Many guests were hoping something exclusive for Disney/Tiffany would be available but they don’t have anything currently.
So it’s basically a small Tiffany (no charms) with a cute blue mailbox that’s for hints – you write down what you’re interested in and they send a note to your room for your partner.
To make room for Tiffany & Co, the Vista Gallery was tossed over the atrium balcony and continued to tumble down the stairs to the walls outside Enchanted Garden on Deck 2.
The duty free sale area has been scaled way back moving to Sea Treasures while a Kate Spade boutique of sorts took over WhiteCaps.
The duty free area in Sea Treasures.
Sweet On You
In these aerial shots taken at Castaway Cay, you can see all the new sun covers added on the upper deck.
Shutters photos are now all digital. Touch screen kiosks replaced the shelves and binder system. Thankfully, this will save a ton of waste.
Originally, I did not hear of any changes to the atrium other than the anticipated replacement of the carpet, thankfully with the same awesome peacock design.
However, I saw a tweet the other day from Susan Egan who is aboard the Fantasy this week mentioning new statue. I was taken aback by this revelation. Why would the statue be replaced. Then my old suspicions came back. Unless I am totally off base, the Minnie statue is NOT a bronze statue like on the classics. If anyone can confirm this that would be great, it has long been bothering me. Additionally, we received a picture of Minnie’s feather broken off during a Halloween cruise which was glued back on.
New statue? https://t.co/GGRYIB039N
— Scott Sanders 🎃 (@TheDCLBlog) May 21, 2017
I really want to thank cnhark for the amazing videos he produced and shared, and Katrina Rice & Josh Cleland for the great photos.