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Our Recent Disney Fantasy Cruise: Characters
My family and I recently sailed on the Disney Fantasy. It was our third Disney Cruise Line vacation, and the first since the industry opened up again. I thought I’d share some of our experiences with you, so that you can decide if now is the time for your Disney Cruise Line vacation.
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One of my favorite things about cruising with Disney Cruise Line is the number of characters that are out and about. On our two previous cruises we took countless pictures. I was a bit worried that there wouldn’t be as much character interaction on this cruise, since characters are socially distanced right now.
I shouldn’t have been worried. We had more character interactions than on the two previous cruises. What was nice was that with only 1,345 passengers onboard, there was rarely a line to see them. That meant that we had plenty of time for not only pictures, but for interactions as well.
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To get a picture, we would stand on a circle that was in front of the character or characters. A Shutters photographer would take the pictures, Crew Members are not allowed to use our phones. It was never hard to find another passenger who would snap a few pictures for us if we wanted to get one as a family.
Face coverings could not be removed for the pictures indoors. There were also characters on Deck 11, and since that is outside we could show off our smiles in those.
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The characters were dressed for whatever was going on that day or evening. They were wearing their best for formal night. There was no official Pirate Night, but we still saw characters in their pirate costumes. We couldn’t dock at Castaway Cay because the sea was too rough, but we did see characters in their beach gear.
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There was extra fun, because we’d often see characters in the distance, and they would wave and blow a kiss. It was also enjoyable to see the characters interact with the character attendants. Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time.
While there were no real deck parties this time, there was a character dance party the final evening. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Daisy were all on the stage, and people joined in while standing on socially distanced dots.
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I miss giving characters a hug and getting pictures up close, but I understand the reasons why this is not yet happening. Until then, I was pleasantly surprised by just how much character time we had! It was very well done.
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