Before going on the Disney Fantasy for the Magical Preview Cruise, a number of clients submitted some questions they wanted me to check out. Here are the random questions I received and what the answers are.
Character Breakfast on the Western Caribbean Sailings
For the Western Caribbean sailings in the past, the Disney Magic arrived in Key West late morning so a character breakfast was possible. With the current schedule for the Disney Fantasy, there isn’t a later arrival at the four ports of call so it was not clear when the third character breakfast would be. While onboard, I was told that they are still finalizing this. Hopefully, we will hear from this week’s cruisers about what happened.
Activities For 18 Year Old in High School
I checked with the Vibe and with the Cruise Staff regarding this issue. It is true that 18 year olds who are still in high school will not be permitted to enter the Vibe, even if they have siblings or friends in the club. Right now, there is a 18 – 21 year old club onboard, that will meet the first night of the cruise. They will then plan the events that the group will take part in throughout the cruise. This obviously isn’t the best answer, but hopefully if there are many high schoolers in the group they will have activities geared more towards the high schoolers. The nice part about this group is it is tailored to fit the group each week.
Switching Age Groups
This is not permitted. I asked about a child moving up to a higher age group and was told that the only time this happens is in the Edge to the Vibe with a 13 year old, with parental permission. I specifically asked about children who are developmentally disabled or who are mentally much younger than their actual age. I was told that the counselors will work with these children to make them feel welcome and fit in to the appropriate group, but they will not allow them to change groups, up or down.
Stairs in the Back of Cabanas
There is a set of stairs in the back of Cabanas, on both the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. These stairs go down to deck 10 and are accessible to guests. The door for these steps on deck 10 is not labeled in any way so in a way it’s kind of a secret!
Reservations for Dinner in Cabanas
During some of the preview cruises, it was reported that guests were told they would need to make reservations to dine in Cabanas in the evening. This is not going to be the case on regular sailings. Dining at Cabanas is for walk ins only, reservations are not needed (nor to they take them).
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
The costume sizes in Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique are children’s sizes only. There are no adult sizes for these. The costumes that can be selected are on display in the boutique. There are also photos of different costumes at the counter to select.
If you choose one type of appointment and then change your mind before the appointment, you will not lose your existing reservation time slot. In other words, if you reserved the “Pirate Face Transformation and Costume” but later decide you just want the “Pirate Face Transformation”, that’s ok.
Children Under 18 Years Old in Europa
This was a big concern for clients who’s children would be the ones in Diversions on the Classic ships. You know, to see the big games of the week. O’Gills Pub is the sports bar on Disney Fantasy. Originally I was told that no one under 18 would be allowed in this area, regardless of the time of day. That is not the case. In La Piazza and O’Gills, children under 18 years old can go into these clubs before 9:00 pm. After this time, however, it is adults only. Additionally, there may be shows in The Tube for the entire family. If so, that would be noted in the Navigator. If not noted, the shows and entertainment in the rest of Europa are restricted to those over 18 years of age, regardless of the time of day.
Any other questions? Just let me know!