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The Disney Fantasy ten night Caribbean Cruise was hands down the best family vacation we have ever been on.  Cruising has quickly become one of our favorite ways to vacation, and Disney does it best.  In 2017 Disney offered two new itineraries that hadn’t been done before, an eleven night and ten night cruise that sailed back-to-back during the summer.  We were lucky enough to get to partake in the second of the two cruises, the ten night Caribbean cruise.

 

Disney Fantasy 10 Night - St. Kitts

The cruise and itinerary could not have been more perfectly planned and executed.  We departed Port Canaveral on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 and enjoyed our embarkation day 1.  We spent the first day exploring the ship and getting our stateroom set up so we could relax and enjoy the entirety of the cruise.

 

Because our first island destination was Aruba, it required two days at sea for the Disney Fantasy to make its way to the port.  This was the perfect opportunity for us to enjoy the restaurants, pool and gaming area, and get a few rounds of Midship Detective Agency under our belts.  Emily and I were even lucky enough to enjoy a brunch at Palo while the boys enjoyed the Oceaneers Club.

 

On day four we arrived at our first island destination of Aruba.  We headed off the ship and grabbed a taxi with the intention of heading to an area called Palm Beach to enjoy some swimming and sunshine.  Our cab driver, Elvis, offered to give us a tour of the island and we accepted.  It was a fantastic adventure around the beautiful island with a few picturesque stops along the way.

 

Day five presented another breathtaking stop at the island of Curacao.  Emily had booked a bus tour of the island that took us in a loop across the entire island.  Since I have a bit of motion sickness (OK more than a bit) I got sick about 3 minutes into the drive and it took everything in me to keep down my breakfast.  Although the drive was a bit windy, there were several stops overlooking the bluest water you have ever seen.

 

As if perfectly planned, day six on the ship was a day at sea as we worked our way to our next island.  This gave us time to rest, relax and enjoy some of our favorite ship activities.  The highlight of the day was meeting Captain Fabian in the deck 3 shops where he signed a few items for the boys.

 

Day seven we were ready to take on another island and St. Kitts happened to just the island we were looking for.  Emily had done some research prior to leaving and found a Marriott resort on the island that sold day passes to enjoy the beach pool area.  We snagged a cab and had an absolutely amazing time.  The weather wasn’t perfect but we made the most out of it.  Since it was the 4th of July there were tons of festivities on deck 11 in the evening, including fireworks!

 

Following the amazing day in St. Kitts we were swept away to the island of Tortola for the eight day of our sea adventure.  Since we had been to Tortola on a previous cruise, we decided to just get off the ship and explore the port area shops.  We enjoyed a couple of cocktails and took a bunch of fun photos with the ship and island in the background.

 

We followed up Tortola with another day at sea on day nine before arriving at Castaway Cay on the tenth and final day of the cruise.  The weather was absolutely perfect at this little slice of heaven.  Emily and Hunter enjoyed snorkeling and we all took a few turns going down the Pelican Plunge.  Lunch at Cookies Too and we headed back to the ship to enjoy our final evening.

 

There were so many fun details and memories made on this cruise around the Caribbean.  Be sure to check out each of the blog posts below for fun stories and photos from our adventure.  You can also check out the Disney Cruise page which has links to all of the cruise adventures that we have been on as a family!

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 10, Castaway Cay

Waking up from a fun and relaxing day at sea we were ready to take on the day.  It was another beautiful morning on deck 11 as the boat approached our favorite island in the world, Castaway Cay.  Cruise Director Mike called it our little slice of paradise, and he couldn’t be more spot on when talking about the amazing… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 9, Last Day at Sea

It always amazes me that no matter how many times you have been on a cruise, and no matter the length, you always get to the last day at sea wanting to cram as much action into your last full ship day as possible.  Have just come off two amazing island days ai St. Kitts and Tortola, today was going… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 8, Tortola

After an perfect island getaway the previous day at St. Kitts, we were excited for our next stop in Tortola.  We arrived and docked at the island of Tortola at 7:00 am, which is on the early side, due to the fact that the all aboard time was at 2:45, providing us enough time to get to Castaway Cay.  Tortola… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 7, St. Kitts on the 4th of July

There are so many activities and places to see on the cruise that it is difficult to make the nights late and the mornings early.  This was an example of one of those transitions, as we were just coming off  of our day at sea which included a late dinner followed by Oceaneers Club and a late night drink, followed… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 6, Sea Day

Another beautiful and calm morning on the Disney Fantasy.  Having just enjoyed two awesome island days at Aruba and Curacao, we were happy to have a relaxing day to enjoy the ship.  I woke up at my normal vacation time of 6:30, made my way up to deck 11 to get my Diet Coke, and wrote my Hayesvision.com blog posts… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 5, Curacao

It would be hard to top day four in Aruba but we were willing to give it a try at the island of Curaçao.  One of my favorite Disney Cruise morning activities on days in port is to wake up early and head up to deck 12 to take a timelapse video of he ship coming into port.  Unfortunately, today… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 4, Aruba

After a turbulent day on the ocean during our second Disney Fantasy sea day, we were excited to be approaching our first island stop of our cruise.  We awoke around 8 am, as the ship was still making its way to Aruba.  This gave me time to get the GoPro set up on the veranda and take an approaching timelapse… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Days 2 & 3, At Sea

Thursday, June 29th, Disney Fantasy At Sea After a fun and eventful embarkation day on the Disney Fantasy, we were looking forward to some more fun and relaxation on our first of two sea days on our way to Aruba.  The seas were quite calm and we wanted to spend a little time this first morning on deck 11 enjoying the water… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 1, Embarkation 

Needless to say the entire Hayes household arose early with excitement as our Disney Fantasy Cruise embarkation day had arrived. To backup the storyline a bit, this cruise was two months in the making, but we only told the boys about it the Sunday before we departed.  In classic Emily style we wanted to have a fun and unexpected reveal… Read more »