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Our Recent Disney Fantasy Cruise: Dining

My family and I recently sailed on the Disney Fantasy. It was our third Disney Cruise Line vacation, and the first since the industry opened up again. I thought I’d share some of our experiences with you, so that you can decide if now is the time for your Disney Cruise Line vacation.

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Dining has always been one of my favorite parts of a Disney Cruise Line vacation because of Rotational Dining. There are three main dining rooms, and you are assigned one each night.

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You are also assigned a serving team, and they will be with you throughout your vacation. They get to know your likes and dislikes, and they will make recommendations and take very good care of you. For example, here was a cup for coffee and cream waiting for me each evening. My husband likes salmon, and he was brought a piece with whatever else he ordered for his entree.

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The dining team works hard, but they also become your friends. We looked forward to chatting with them each evening, and loved it when we ran into them on other parts of the Disney Fantasy.

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The dining rooms were never crowded. There were plenty of empty tables, and we were never seated too close to other people. There is no sharing tables with other parties at this time.

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We headed to Cabanas each day for breakfast. It is still a buffet, but the staff will put the food on the plates for you. There seemed to be fewer options than on past cruises, but with only 1,345 Passengers I didn’t expect for there to be as much.

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We went to Flo’s V8 Cafe several times for lunch. The staff there was incredible. My daughter has a dairy allergy, and someone came out and spoke to us each day before preparing her meal.

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The drink stations on Deck 11 were self-serve for the cold drinks. There was someone there to get hot drinks for us. The formerly self-serve Ice cream was also served by a Crew Member.

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Dining can be a bit scary right now, because it is an indoor space where people will take off their face coverings. That said, things were spaced out enough that we were never too close to others. It was easy to leave reality behind and just enjoy the incredible food on the Disney Fantasy.

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Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH, and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married, and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010, we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the Parks. Under the name Paula Brown, I penned the novels 'Dream Wanderers' and 'The Coffee Cruiser'. I also am a co-author of 'Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide'. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida.

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