My family and I just returned from a seven night cruise on the Disney Fantasy. The trip was not work related and we weren’t sponsored by Disney, this was a family vacation. I thought I’d share some of our experiences with you, so that you can make your own decision on whether or not a Disney Cruise is right for you during these strange times.
Dining is an important part of any Disney Cruise Line vacation. Here is what we experienced.
Cabanas is still a buffet, but you do not serve yourself. There are Crew Members who will get you whatever you want, and place it on the plate for you. The restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, and it felt like there was much less offered than on past cruises.
Also on Deck 11, there are two drink stations. The coffee and hot drinks were served by a Crew Member, the cold drinks were self-serve. We needed to use a new cup to get our drinks, even though we had refillable bottles.
There was a line created for Flo’s V8 Cafe, designed for social distancing. A friendly Crew Member would direct us to which widow to go to once we made it to the front.
Rotational Dining was a highlight of the voyage, just as it has been in the past. This is one thing that sets Disney Cruise Line above the others. We were assigned one of the three main restaurants each night, and our dining team came with us to each restaurant.
There are two dining rotations each evening, we had second dining. There is only one party at each table right now, they are not combining families.
There was plenty of room between parties. The dining rooms did not feel crowded at all. The service was exceptional, like always. The menus were found in the Navigator App.
We did not dine at either Remy or Palo.
Room Service was still available. The menu is listed in the Navigator App, it took me a while to find it. The menu is limited, although they were able to deliver to us something that was not on the menu and there was no charge.
These are some of the highlights from our dining experiences on the Disney Fantasy. In many ways, it felt like our cruises before the pandemic.