The Force is strong with the Disney Fantasy. The Disney Cruise Line vessel is currently voyaging through the Caribbean (it’s like Scarif!) and hosting
You might be wondering: really, how much can you do on a cruise ship? I understand. I had the same concerns. But keep in mind, the Fantasy is nearly four football fields long with 14 decks. They packed a whole lot of the
I walked out of my stateroom at 7:45a.m., eager for my first meet and greet. I was greeted by the sounds of John Williams music playing in the hallway and throughout the ship. Ambiance, friends, ambiance. Then, I skipped to the D Lounge to meet Sabine and Ezra from
They both appreciated my Rebel Alliance themed attire.
Note: Sabine and Ezra were among characters who had a scheduled meet and greet, so I received a ticket in my stateroom the day before telling me the time and place for my encounter.
Then after a quick breakfast, it was time for animation class in O’Gill’s Pub (they used any/all available space). Since it was
I tried. I know Yoda would not approve of that attitude.
While I was in animation class, a wonderful thing started happening in the ship’s atrium:
I left this joyous scene for another character experience—one I cried over. Guys, Disney Fantasy has Ahsoka Tano. This is the first ever Disney meet and greet opportunity with the character. She was dressed in a costume from
Next on my list? (Yes, I made a list using the Navigator schedule Disney leaves in staterooms every night). Pool patrol! Stormtroopers and Boba Fett walked the area around the pool on deck 12. My rebel dress and tattoo were spotted within seconds.
Don’t worry. I didn’t give up any Rebellion secrets. Not even when Boba Fett rappelled in.
When the Empire left the deck, I went to a craft session and tried to make a paper lightsaber hilt. I failed because I didn’t wait long enough for my glue to dry. I was so pumped I couldn’t sit still. There’s nothing quite like a
Recovered from my moment of emotion, I went to the first costume celebration of the day. Fans in costume gathered in the atrium to show off their ensembles. I saw so many young girls dressed as Rey and Leia in the crowd that I got emotional again. Plus, look at the baby Yoda in the front of the picture.
By this point, it was only 1:00p.m. And there were still about a million activities. Next, I went to a talk with Ashley Eckstein. Every
Because I was ready for more sitting down, I followed Ashley’s talk with a visit to Trials of the Temple, Disney Cruise’s version of Jedi Training Academy. The interactive training show ran continuously throughout the day, and younglings showed up in force to reject the dark side and fight Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister.
I left the festivities early so I could head back to the pool deck for a special aural treat: the ship’s horn, which usually plays a Disney tune, played the
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My enthusiasm hit a wall around this point, so I stopped to peruse
Given the Vista’s proximity to the lobby and atrium, it’s ideal for people watching. I sat back with my cuppa and watched Zam Wesell lurk around corners and stormtroopers and Imperial officers have important meetings. Kids and adults dashed between them, huge smiles on every face.
After a brief rest and a meet and greet with C-3PO and R2-D2, it was time for dinner. The servers and bartenders received specially themed uniforms for the day. The menu presented a “Voyage Through the Galaxy.” I feasted on bantha steak empanadas, Obi-Wan shroom steak, and Leia-themed apricot pudding.
Stuffed from dinner, I settled into The Tube, a London-themed bar, for a superfan trivia contest. I fared better than I usually do in trivia (I have a terrible memory) and watched as others killed it with their knowledge. Then, I got comfy in the biggest theater on the ship, the Walt Disney Theater, to watch
What a day. I participated in every activity I could and sucked the marrow out of the schedule, if you will. You can pick and choose, but I recommend going for the gold and doing everything possible on
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The Star Wars Day at Sea Cruise was provided by Disney Cruise Line.