The Fantasy class ships are my favorite. We've been in Inspiration, Paradise (twice) and Fantasy and I just love that class ship. Easy to get around on, not so huge that they're overwhelming, and I like the dining room setup.
This may partially be nostalgia though, because our first cruise was on the Inspiration out of New Orleans and I can still remember our sense of awe when we first saw the ship.
Wife and I have sailed the Fantasy 3 times and are scheduled for the 4th in October. As most of the others posted, the Fantasy class ships are easy to get around, it's not a small ship but also not the mega ships size. The upgrades that were done recently were great. We sailed the Fantasy in April from Mobile, and are now scheduled from Charleston in October. The crew does a wonderful job all around. From the cabins to the dining rooms to all the public rooms, everything seems to always be in great shape and well taken care of. The main thing that we keep cruising on the Fantasy is we are following a great 4 piece lounge band. The Music Highlights Band that stays mostley in the Cats Lounge. They are scheduled to leave the Fantasy in November but not sure what date. Hope to stay in touch with them to find out where they will be when they return next spring.
My wife and I found the Fantasy delightful when we took her out of Charleston in May of this year. The upgrades they have done really made this old timer up to date. We were impressed with our ocean view cabin and the staff were great. We really liked the size of the ship and it is about 2-- 2 1/2 hours away by car.