March 31, 2012 – The Disney Cruise Line Ship, The Disney Fantasy, Begins its Maiden Voyage
“Not only is the arrival of the Disney Fantasy an important milestone for our business, it will also have a positive impact on the Central Florida community.” – Karl Holz, President of the Disney Cruise Line
On March 31, 2012, the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, took its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida, following an itinerary of the East and West Caribbean, and a stop at Disney’s Castaway Cay. The Disney Fantasy has 14 decks, and can hold up to 4,000 passengers, along with 1,450 crew members. In contrast to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy features an art nouveau theme, with Dumbo as the ship’s mascot. The celebration of the maiden voyage featured fireworks and appearances by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Donald Duck.