Black Meetings and Tourism

Sept/Oct 2012

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ICI •Pg_43-58__BMT_pg86-162 12/21/12 1:43 AM Page 43 CRUISE NEWS DISNEY FANTASY INTRODUCES THE NEW HIGH-WATER MARK FOR MEETINGS AND INCENTIVES New Disney Cruise LineShip Set Sail in March OfferingSeven-NightCaribbean Itineraries The Disney Fantasy offers another option for meetings and incentive programs. The fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet launched March 31, 2012, and offering seven-night Caribbean itineraries. It also lives up to its name, bringing Disney fantasies to life with entertainment, activities and dining experiences specifically designed for longer cruises.  cityscapes. O'Gills Pub is a rollicking Irish bar, and Ooh La La is an elegant French champagne bar. The Tube transports guests to a vibrant metropolitan club reminiscent of swinging London. Senses Spa & Salon offers adult tranquility with 17 private treatment rooms, lavish spa villas with indoor treatment rooms and private outdoor verandahs, and Rainforest, a special section of the spa offering the benefits of steam, heat and hydrotherapy to relax the mind and body. Palo and Remy offer adults an unforgettable dinner experience at Sister ship to the Disney Dream, which launched last year, the Disney Fantasy continues leading the industry with innovations that have broad appeal for meeting professionals and attendees alike. Among the new features aboard the Disney Fantasy are the sophisticated adultsonly entertainment district called Europa, two new Broadway-style shows, and AquaLab, a brand-new water play area. For more than a decade, Disney Cruise Line has offered unforgettable meeting and incentive experiences, revolutionizing the cruise industry with purpose-built ships that offer separate areas designed exclusively for adults, families and children. The Disney Fantasy continues that tradition and will offer a cruise experience that caters to the unique needs of each attendee and his or her family and guests. Adults sailing on the Disney Fantasy will find incomparable indulgences and relaxation with areas and offerings designed exclusively for them. Europa is an entertainment district of high-energy, sophisticated clubs and lounges inspired by the night spots of Italy, France, Ireland and London. Europa is a continent of adult nighttime fun without borders. La Piazza lounge draws inspiration from stylish Italian plazas. Skyline is a chic bar that provides ever-changing birds-eye views of European sea. Palo specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist while Remy offers an upscale and romantic dining experience serving French-inspired cuisine.  Both restaurants come with stunning ocean views and an upscale dress code befitting each restaurant's ambiance. When it comes to meetings and incentives, the Disney Fantasy lives up to its name with numerous unique private-event venues. The elegant 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre and 399-seat Buena Vista Theatre are both available for larger group meetings and offer full AV capability and technical support.  Lounges, restaurants and other venues can also be privatized for group events, whether it's a breakout session, teambuilding or a cocktail reception.  Beyond venues, the Disney Fantasy offers a full-service onboard events team to ensure that every event is executed to the Disney standard of creativity and service.  The Disney Fantasy departed on its maiden voyage March 31, 2012, the first of its schedule of seven-night cruises to the Caribbean and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. For more information about hosting a meeting or incentive experience aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Line, visit or call (321) 939-7221. BM&T ••• September/October 2012••• 43

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