Disney Cruise Line celebrated the keel laying of the Disney
Fantasy at the Meyer Werft shipyard. This is the second of two newly-designed ships that take the family cruise experience
to all new heights. Sister ship to the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, entered service on Jan. 26, 2011.
keel laying ceremony is a significant milestone in the ship building process when the first block, or section of the ship,
is lowered into the building dock and a coin is placed under the keel for good fortune. Placing the coin was Karl Holz, President
of Disney Cruise Line, assisted by Minnie Mouse.
The Disney Fantasy will offer many of the innovations that the
Disney Dream features and brought to the cruise industry for the very first time, including AquaDuck -- the world's first
shipboard water coaster. However, the Disney Fantasy will feature a few new design elements and guest experiences that will
give the ship a unique identity all her own.
The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will sail week-long Caribbean
cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla. with its maiden voyage scheduled for March 31, 2012.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500