PHOTO: Doctor Strange demonstrates the mystic arts at Marvel Super Hero Academy on the Disney Fantasy. (photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)
Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship is about to be updated in a manner similar to the rest of its recently enhanced fleet.
By May 2017, kids and adults will all have something new to look forward to onboard including the Star Wars and Marvel franchises and Tiffany & Co. retail.
To start, Disney’s Oceaneer Club will be upgraded with new experiences bringing it closer in line with its Disney Dream sister-ship’s newest interactions. Different from the Millennium Falcon venue on the Dream will be Star Wars: Command Post on the Fantasy. Here children will have the chance to train with members of the Resistance in missions aimed at the First Order. Channeling the Force will be holographic three-dimensional models of the Millennium Falcon, Death Star and other starships at a holotable.
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Taking cues from the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder as well will be Dream’s own Marvel Super Hero Academy at the kids club. This time around, the space will be themed to the setting from the “Doctor Strange” film where heroes will be made of children as they are taught the values of enlightenment, worthiness and loyalty from famous superheroes.
Of course, with the involvement of the doctor—making his first appearance at sea, even ahead of Marvel Day at Sea later in the year aboard the Disney Magic—so too will be the mystic arts, including portals to the Marvel Universe and other gaming.
Likely replacing the poolside arcade as Vanellope's Sweets & Treats did on the Disney Dream, a new Sweet on You ice cream shop will open on the Disney Fantasy also. Rather than the characters from the “Wreck-It Ralph” animated film on the Dream, the Fantasy will welcome a Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts-themed space filled with gelato and ice cream, specialty sundaes, chocolates, truffles and other candies.
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Lastly, for those with more expensive tastes, the Fantasy will present an exclusive Tiffany & Co. luxury jewelry store. Accessories will extend to the signature Tiffany T collection and special diamond pieces, making it a sort of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for adults. Besides these features, the ship will additionally be refurbished to keep its maintenance at consistently high levels.
Once completed with the Disney Fantasy relaunched on May 17, 2017, the entire fleet of four ships will have received updates since their initial construction, all of which anticipate Disney Cruise Line’s pair of future ships scheduled to set sail in 2021 and 2023. The first sailing back will be a 3-night itinerary to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral followed by the resuming of year-round weeklong cruises from the Floridian port on alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.