Sip limited-edition private label Taittinger champagne while reclining on a Louis XIV chaise lounge.
Indulge in a decadent couple’s massage, then retreat to your own outdoor veranda with personal hot tub, open-air shower and ocean views.
Don a chef’s coat and join the chef de cuisine of a top-rated chef in the kitchen for a cooking class that ends with a sampling of your creations and perfectly paired wines.
If you think a cruise on the Disney Fantasy is just for kids, it’s time to readjust your mindset.
Sure, Disney knows how to treat the younger set, with dance parties and the AquaDuck water coaster. Then there are the age-specific kids and teen clubs and princess or pirate makeover opportunities.
And there’s lots of family friendly stuff, too, like Broadway-quality shows and Goofy’s Sports Deck, with a nine-hole miniature golf course and sports simulators.
But just because you’re old enough to vote doesn’t mean you’re too old to enjoy some Disney magic.
Disney’s 4,000-passenger Fantasy offers seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises, departing from Port Canaveral. A handful of reporters and bloggers recently got a sampling of some of the Fantasy’s adults-only offerings before a recent Saturday sailing.
The Fantasy has multiple spaces for grownups, including the Satellite Sun Deck and the Quiet Cove Pool. But there also are some pretty spectacular experiences available.
Senses Spa and Salon
For the ultimate indulgence, Senses Spa and Salon is an oasis in the heart of the hubbub.
Choose from the usual menu of spa treatments, such as massages, body wraps, mani-pedis and hair styling.
The space offers aroma, heat and water therapy. There’s a fitness center, with exercise equipment and classes for those who want to work up a sweat, or there are heated mosaic tile lounge chairs, rain showers and aromatherapy for those who don’t mind sweating, but don’t want to work to do it.
For the ultimate in relaxation, the spa’s private luxury suites are available for one or a couple, and include treatments, a private hot tub and tea service for a cost ranging from $475 or 130 minutes to $589 for 150 minutes.
Dine — or cook — at Palo
Snacks and light meals are available at the Cove Cafe, but for the ultimate in dining elegance, the Fantasy has two high-end, adults-only restaurants created by three-star Michelin restaurateurs.
Palo is Disney’s signature restaurant at sea, serving modern Italian specialties.
Remy (look for the hidden Remys throughout the restaurant) is a lavish, French-inspired restaurant.
Both serve dinner and champagne brunch on sea days and select port days.
Guests who enjoy preparing food as much as they do eating it can join Palo chef de cuisine Salvatore Messina and executive pastry chef Cyprian Marshall in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking lesson.
After preparing dishes such as Margherita Pizza, Butternut Agnolotti and Limoncello Tart, newly minted chefs adjourn to a large round table in the Palo dining room to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
The package, which costs $279 per person, includes a chef’s coat, hat and apron, and a souvenir photo with the chef.
Dance the night away at Europa
Rickey Reyes of the Fantasy entertainment team describes Europa as the ship’s version of drinking around the world. The area is family-friendly during the day, but at night, it’s just for the over-18 crowd.
Europa features multiple bars and dance clubs.
Skyline is a window on the world with panoramic views of Paris, London, Barcelona and Athens.
Ooh La La is inspired by an ornate French boudoir.
London is just steps away at The Tube, where guests wear headphones and each dance to a different beat.
La Piazza, with its accent on Italy, features a bar modeled after a colorful vintage carousel.
O’Gills Pub is Disney’s take on a traditional Irish pub.
But wait, there’s more
With behind-the-scenes tours, adult-centric shore excursions and shopping opportunities including Tiffany’s and Bulgari, it’s possible for those traveling without children to spend the entire week only running into youngsters on the stairs or in the elevator.
But where’s the fun in that?
Part of the magic of Disney is watching the joy on a child’s face when he or she meets Mickey or watches Aladdin battle Jafar and fall in love with Princess Jasmine. It serves as a reminder that we’re never too young — or too old — to fall under Walt’s spell.
To learn more
To learn more, disneycruise.com or call 888-325-2500.
Disney Fantasy by the numbers
Built in Papenburg, Germany, the Disney Fantasy took her maiden voyage on March 31, 2012. Her home port is Port Canaveral, from which she makes seven-day trips to the eastern and western Caribbean.
Tonnage: 130,000 gross tons
Length: 1,115 feet
Height: 216 feet
Speed: 22 knots cruising speed (maximum 23.5 knots)
Passenger Decks: 14
Capacity: 4,000 passengers