Disney Cruise Line Ships at a Glance

by on January 3, 2017 13 Comments

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Is taking a Disney Cruise on your list of 2017 resolutions? Well, if you’re never done it before, you may have some questions about the four ships in the DCL fleet.

Do you ever find yourself trying to remember what the differences are between the four Disney Cruise Line ships? I know I do. When we write the Unofficial Guide To Disney Cruise Line each year, I constantly have to go back to confirm who has Star Wars and who has Avengers? Which bar is O’Gill’s and which is Crown & Fin? Which dining room features Ariel and which has Tiana? With that in mind, we’re sharing our cheat sheet to the DCL ships.

  Magic Wonder Dream Fantasy
Size
Decks 11 11 14 14
Capacity
– guests
2713 2713 4000 4000
Capacity
– Crew
950 950 1458 1458
Itineraries
Summer Europe Alaska, California, Hawaii Bahamas Caribbean
Rest of
year
Caribbean Caribbean Bahamas Caribbean
Special cruises Marvel Days
at Sea
Star Wars
Days at Sea
Technology
Midship
Detective Agency
No No Yes Yes
Virtual
Portholes
No No Yes Yes
Animation
Magic
Yes No No Yes
DCL app Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dining
Rotational Dining Carioca’s
Lumiere’s
Animator’s Palate
Tiana’s
Triton’s
Animator’s Palate
Enchanted
Garden
Royal Palace
Animator’s
Palate
Enchanted
Garden
Royal Court
Animator’s
Palate
Other Vanelope’s
Senses Juice Bar
Vista Cafe
Vista Cafe
Pools
AquaDuck No No Yes Yes
AquaDunk Yes No No No
Twist N
Spout
Yes Yes No No
AquaLab
extended splash area
Yes Yes No Yes
Kids
Bibbiti
Bobbiti Boutique
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kids’
club theme
Marvel-Avengers Marvel-Avengers/Spiderman Star Wars Pixar
Adults
Dining Palo Palo Palo, Remy Palo, Remy
Adult Area After Hours: Fathoms
O’Gill’s
Keys
After Hours:
Azure
Crown & Fin
Cadillac Lounge
The District:
Evolution
Pub 687
Pink
Skyline
District Lounge
Europa:
The Tube
O’Gill’s
Ooh La La
Skyline
La Piazza
Other Bar Meridian Meridian
Spa Senses* Senses* Senses Senses
Unique
to ship
Outlook Café
Other
Built 1998 (refurb 2013) 1999 (refurb 2016) 2012 (refurb 2015) 2013
Lobby
statue
Mickey Ariel Donald Minnie

* while all the spas on DCL are named “Senses,” there are big differences in their execution. The spas on the Dream and Fantasy are more modern and feature a much nicer Rainforest.

Are you planning a Disney Cruise in 2017 or later? Still have questions about the ships? Talk about it in the comments!

Posted on January 3, 2017

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