The newest addition to Disney's fleet of luxury cruise ships that can accommodate 4,000 people and counts 14 towering decks dominated a readers' choice poll of the world's best cruise ships.
According to readers of Cruise Critic – an offshoot of TripAdvisor – the Disney Fantasy is the best in class when it comes to large ships, having come out on top in categories such as Best Overall Large Ship, Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms and Best Service.
Designed to evoke the Golden Age of sailing the high seas in the 1930s, with lavish decorative murals, fluted columns, a sweeping grand staircase, marble and stone floors, and a cascading chandelier of stained glass and crystal beads, the floating hotel and entertainment complex nabbed the series of best in class titles less than a year after being launched last year.
Amenities and activities onboard include live musical shows, first-run movies in 3D, three pools, nightclubs and lounges, and both family-friendly and adults-only dining options.
Of the 65 reviews submitted, 97% said they loved it, says Cruise Critic.
One major drawback, however, was the size of the pools, said one reviewer.
"If you want to swim, forget about it. The pools are nothing more than an over-sized hot tub. They really need more pools," he noted.
The Disney Fantasy departs from Port Canaveral, Florida and tours Western and Eastern Caribbean.
The Cruise Critics Cruisers' Choice Awards are based on reviews submitted by travelers during 2012. The site has accumulated more than 100,000 reviews from cruise goers.
Categories were divided into three classes based on passenger capacity: small (1,999 or fewer), mid-sized (1,200 – 1,999) and large (+2,000).
Here are the winners in the large cruise ship category:
Disney Fantasy: Best Overall Large Ship, Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms, Best Service
This story was posted on Sat, March 2, 2013
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