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Aboard the Disney Fantasy's ‘Europa’ an Adults Escape

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    Europa is the Disney Fantasy’s passport to “nightlife” – a veritable continent of adult fun…without any borders. Guests age 18 and older can go “country hopping” among clubs, pubs and lounges that celebrate Europe – all in a single location: Deck 4, Aft.

    The five “nightspots” whisk guests to Italy, Ireland, England, France and, depending upon the moment, Greece, Spain, Hungary or Russia for sipping and socializing, dancing, watching and rooting or just plain hanging out, lounging and winding down.

    One very special evening during each cruise, there’s “Viva Europa!” Imagine a street party…on a continental scale…without leaving the ship. During the event, singers and dancers and interactive performances pop up throughout the adult district to entertain and inspire guests.

    Each of the clubs is meticulously themed and designed to serve up treats for the eyes and ears as well as tantalizing libations. The venues include…

    Skyline

    Imagine a luxury penthouse – metropolitan and modern – perched high above the city – or in this case, one of several great European cities – with a panoramic view of the urban landscape below and to the horizon. That’s the chic and spectacular experience in Skyline.

    Skyline is an ever-changing venue. Throughout the evening, the views take guests on a journey to St. Petersburg, Russia; Athens, Greece; Florence, Italy; Budapest, Hungary; Paris; London and Barcelona. Tall “windows” along one wall allow guests to gaze upon a variety of magnificent cityscapes. Of course, on a ship cruising the Caribbean, it’s all “Disney fantasy.” The “windows” are seven large screens sequenced to fill a wall with a breathtaking skyline that changes from place to place.

    And as guests relax amid lustrous wood and metal finishes in this sleek “penthouse” living room complete with a digital fireplace, not just the view but also the menu changes. Signature cocktails, inspired by the Skyline cities, are infused with fresh herbs and fruits, such as Barcelona’s El Conquistador with strawberry, basil and fresh cracked pepper; the Aphrodite from Athens with thyme, coriander, rosemary, basil and mint; and Florence’s Sogno di Cioccolato with sweet cocoa, agave nectar and whipped cream.

    The Tube

    From the top of the town at Skyline, the nightlife adventure “descends” to The Tube, a high- energy club that draws some of its thematic inspiration from London’s many train stations.

    The Tube is designed for an action-packed night of fun and dancing. Guests “mind the gap” as they walk across a Tube route map into a vibrant metropolitan club that is a rocking celebration of England and pop culture: “Mod” furniture, an illuminated Union Jack dance floor and four iconic English phone booths are design highlights.

    The Tube is host to live show experiences that are bound to test guests’ IQ for useless information and their dance-floor moves:

    • “POP!” is an interactive trivia game that will “triple dog” dare pop quiz hotshots to move front and center with their knowledge about pop culture – the music, the movies, TV and more.

    • “London Rocks!” features dancers, live singers and audience participation all set to a musical lineup of great and memorable English rock and roll – from The Beatles to Adele.

    The mixologist created six cocktails inspired by The Tube – including the 1863 (the year the train opened) with vanilla vodka and Imperial English Breakfast Tea.

    O’Gills Pub

    No boat is necessary to cross over to O’Gills Pub, a rollicking Irish bar where “pint-size” means big-time fun. O’Gills features dark woods and brass accents reminiscent of the friendly neighborhood pubs throughout Ireland – but includes a modern twist: flat-screen televisions that are all the better for watching live sporting events.

    And, of course, there are those pints to celebrate with, including a red lager draft made especially for the pub. O’Gills also has 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 Whisky and Irish coffee.

    Ooh La La

    The name says it all: reminiscent of an elegant French boudoir, Ooh La La is a whimsical treat for the eyes and the palate.

    Guests can recline on a Louis XIV chaise lounge and engage in a sprightly tête-à-tête. Favorite drinks include the Fantasy’s limited edition, private label Ooh La La Champagne by Taittinger, served from the bar inspired by a jewelry box and backed with sparkling diamond-like facets. Victorian furniture, velvet-tufted walls and ornate mirrors – in addition to the sensuous color palate – further enhance the reverie.

    La Piazza

    Next-door neighbor to Ooh La La is a lounge inspired by picturesque Italian cities and their decorative plazas. The centerpiece of La Piazza is a bar modeled after a colorful vintage carousel. There are Venetian masks and a classic Vespa with a sidecar and romantic couples’ booths, adding to the Italian flair.

    All in all, La Piazza is a bright, colorful piece of Italy that just may have guests saying Salute as they toast to the evening – and to a fun-filled night ahead in Europa. The bar menu includes classic Italian drinks, such as sparkling Prosecco, Moretti Peroni beer, red and white wines, grappa, limoncello and after-dinner sips served with almond biscottis.

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