Disney Opens Bookings for New Fantasy Ship

Disney Cruise Line is opening bookings for the Disney Fantasy on October 20, and has set the new ship's debut date for April 7, 2012.

A sister ship to Disney Dream, which debuts in January, the 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will cruise from Port Canaveral (near Orlando) on week-long Caribbean itineraries.

The Fantasy, like its sibling, boasts features including an AquaDuck water coaster, high tech-driven attractions for kids and world-class entertainment.

Disney characters and stories are, of course, also part of the experience.

The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream join a fleet that already includes the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.

"The Disney Fantasy continues our tradition of sailing beautifully-designed vessels that offer innovations, world-class guest service and memorable family vacation experiences like only Disney can do," says Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz. "We are delighted to expand our offerings to provide guests with more options and more flexibility to enjoy a Disney family cruise."

The Disney Fantasy will spend its first season on alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries – St. Thomas and St. Maarten; or Grand Cayman and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.

All the cruises also include a port call at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas.

Fares for the Disney Fantasy cruises start at $959 per person.

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