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.

 MagicWonderDreamFantasy
Size
Decks11111414
Capacity
– guests
2713271340004000
Capacity
– Crew
95095014581458
Itineraries
SummerEuropeAlaska, California, HawaiiBahamasCaribbean
Rest of
year
CaribbeanCaribbeanBahamasCaribbean
Special cruisesMarvel Days
at Sea
Star Wars
Days at Sea
Technology
Midship
Detective Agency
NoNoYesYes
Virtual
Portholes
NoNoYesYes
Animation
Magic
YesNoNoYes
DCL appYesYesYesYes
Dining
Rotational DiningCarioca’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
OtherVanelope’s
Senses Juice Bar
Vista Cafe
Vista Cafe
Pools
AquaDuckNoNoYesYes
AquaDunkYesNoNoNo
Twist N
Spout
YesYesNoNo
AquaLab
extended splash area
YesYesNoYes
Kids
Bibbiti
Bobbiti Boutique
YesYesYesYes
Kids’
club theme
Marvel-AvengersMarvel-Avengers/SpidermanStar WarsPixar
Adults
DiningPaloPaloPalo, RemyPalo, Remy
Adult AreaAfter 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 BarMeridianMeridian
SpaSenses*Senses*SensesSenses
Unique
to ship
Outlook Café
Other
Built1998 (refurb 2013)1999 (refurb 2016)2012 (refurb 2015)2013
Lobby
statue
MickeyArielDonaldMinnie

* 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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