CELEBRATION, Fla. – With great attention to detail, the wine and spirits aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream are as attention-grabbing as other notable features on these Disney Cruise Line ships.
“From rare vintages of wine to inventive cocktails, craft beer and our own Champagne labels, we have unparalleled beverage experiences on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream for our guests,” said Salah Chetbi, manager of beverage, specialty dining and amenities.
- A special Taittinger Prestige Rose, with a pink elephant from the classic film “Dumbo” adorning the bottle, is the signature bubbly in Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar on the Disney Dream. Guests may purchase this limited-edition bottle to take home, exclusively on this ship.
- In Remy, the haute cuisine French restaurant on both ships, the signature “Collette” cocktail is handcrafted tableside, expertly combining Taittinger Champagne and vodka, and garnished with three Cassis pearls and dried pineapple cubes.
- Remy features two wine lists: a special French list with nearly 200 selections, mostly vintage French wines from nearly every region in France, and Remy’s Vault, a separate and exclusive list with rare wines from all over the world.
- From Remy’s Vault, 22 wines are selected as the best of the best. The list includes a 1947 Château Cheval Blanc, a nod to the animated film “Ratatouille” (the wine requested by the movie’s food critic). Considered one of the best vintages in the world, a single bottle retails for $25,000. The list also includes a most notable 1961 Château Latour (in the film, one chef offers another a glass of this exceptional vintage in hopes of learning his cooking secrets).
- For Palo, an elegant Sassicaia and a lush red Barolo both were exclusively bottled for the upscale, Italian-inspired restaurant. The wine list, with 99 percent Italian wines, focuses on several regions of Italy, with a wide selection of Super Tuscans and surprises like an Elena Walch Gewürztraminer. Palo’s signature Balsamic Grande cocktail features vodka, a splash of 5-year-old balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. For a special after-dinner wow, grappa is served in a jeroboam (4/5 gallon) bottle.
- In Meridian lounge, after-dinner libations include Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask, one of the most sought-after cognacs for connoisseurs, aged in centuries-old casks and served from an elegant Baccarat crystal decanter ($1,250 for a 1-ounce sip). A rare bottle of 176-year-old Camus Cuvee cognac, presented in an engraved Baccarat crystal decanter, is also available ($745 for 1 ounce). Another exceptional offering in Meridian is John Walker blended Scotch whisky, a tribute to the authentic flavors of a 19th century blend and one of only a few hundred bottles in the world ($250 for 1 ounce).
- In Europa (Disney Fantasy) and The District (Disney Dream), the ships’ nightlife districts, hand-crafted cocktails are served at the upscale Skyline, where the bar backdrop features changing skylines from cities around the world. Drinks are themed to each city and infused with fresh herbs and fruits, such as El Conquistador (Barcelona), Aphrodite (Athens), Sogno di Cioccolato (Florence), Eco-Tini (Rio), Zen-Chanted (Hong Kong), Metropolitan (New York), Blues (Chicago) and Paris 75.
- Also in Europa (Disney Fantasy), O’Gills Pub features a red lager draft made especially for the pub, as well as its own private label Irish cream and vintage Irish whisky. For a real treat, ask for the Blarney Stone tasting flight with O’Gills Irish Cream, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and Irish coffee. At The Tube, a London-inspired club, cocktails include the 1863, named for the year the train opened, crafted with vanilla vodka and Imperial English breakfast tea. La Piazza, inspired by picturesque Italian cities and their plazas, has a bar menu that includes classic Italian drinks, such as sparkling Prosecco, Peroni beer, red and white wines, grappa and limoncello.
- Also in The District (Disney Dream), Pub 687, named after the vessel number assigned by the shipyard to the Disney Dream, features “687”, an exclusive red lager. Malty and slightly sweet, it’s made with Noble hops grown in central Europe. Pub 687 also offers a special cocktail, The Shipbuilder, made with grappa, limoncello, pear vodka, agave nectar and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Cocktails sans alcohol: for guests who prefer no alcohol (and for younger guests), mixologists created non-alcoholic cocktails. The purple basil lemonade mixes cranberry juice, sparkling water, lime and fresh basil, and the mint tea punch is English breakfast tea, cranberry and pineapple juices, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar with a splash of sparkling water. In Remy, the signature Linguini is a blend of fresh passion fruit and raspberry puree, shaken over ice with jasmine iced tea and served in a crystal Riedel coupe.