Trip Log Day 3: Disney Fantasy – At Sea

Trip log, day three. At Sea.
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
March 10, 2014

Our third day at sea started like a mirror image of the previous morning waking up for another day at sea aboard the Disney Fantasy.

Disney Fantasy Day 3 Morning Position

The only difference this morning was that Isabelle joined me for breakfast in Cabanas while Emily stayed behind to exercise on the verandah. I am a sucker for the roasted potatoes in the morning and today they had the tasty Mexican breakfast rollups.

Cabanas Breakfast

The main objective for the day was to enjoy the pools on the upper decks as the previous sea day was full on inside activities. We arrived early enough to get a couple good seats for the first movie of the day on Funnel Vision, Mulan.

Mulan On Funnel Vision

Relaxing Poolside

We spent the majority of the morning poolside and enjoyed the drink of the day, the Yellow Bird.

Drink Of The Day Yellow Bird

Lunch was a mixture of pizza and sandwiches from Flo’s V8 Cafe.

Luigi's Pizza Poolside

Shortly after the lunch hour, the upper decks began to fill up. The AquaDuck line was now extending down the staircase.

Afternoon AquaDuck Line

We decided to hang around a little longer as Isabelle was looking forward to taking part in the Disney Channel on Deck activities since she saw it listed in the Personal Navigator (Day 3) last night before bed. The activity was hosted by the cruise staff around the Donald pool. The activity was a mix of trivia games as well as team skill challenges. Towards the end of the event, the cruise staff allowed the crowd to vote for the which Disney Channel show they wanted to watch on Funnel Vision. While Jessie appeared to win with the kids, the overall pick between the adults and children was Phineas & Pherb.

Disney Channel On Deck

With the crowds picking we decided to call it a day and head back to the room to get cleaned up and head over to the matinee of Disney Wishes in the Walt Disney Theatre. Walking down the hallway, I was taken by the smell of the fresh popped popcorn that is now being served outside the Buena Vista Theatre. I opted for the souvenir bucket ($7.25) which you can get refilled for the price of the regular size popcorn ($3.50) knowing I’d probably want to get some popcorn later in the week for the PremEAR of Need for Speed.

Disney Wishes Matinee

On our way back to our stateroom following Wishes we made our way to a few of the pieces of Enchanted Artwork as Isabelle continued her Muppets Midship Detective Agency quest.

As we all got ready for dinner, I could not help to take in the spectacular ocean view on this picture perfect day. The weather today, was perfect!

Fantastic Day At Sea

Tonight’s dinner was in Enchanted Garden with our amazing serving team, Maria and Sergio.

Enchanted Garden Menu LogoTwo Thumbs Up

After dinner Isabelle hit up the remaining Midship Detective Agency locations and soon enough narrowed it down to… Well, that is for you to find out at another time.

Midship Detective Agency Atrium Artwork

With the case solved, we checked Isabelle into the Oceaneer Club were she worked on something special for someone’s big day tomorrow.

Emily and I found ourselves lured back to Ooh La La to try a few more of the tasty concoctions. I went with the Blue Angel and Emily chose the Peach Bellini.

Ooh La La Blue Angel And Royal Bellini

After a nice talk with our bartender, Vanessa, we decided to call it a night in order to pick up Isabelle and get to bed.

Before we move on to day four, I want to share a photo I captured before we called it a night on day 2. I set up the tripod and took an ludicrously long exposure, just shy of 4 and half minutes, from the verandah.

Ludicrous Speed On The Disney Fantasy

Tomorrow is our first day port, St Maarten where we will do our best to keep Isabelle away from any party at the Dutch consulate.

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17 thoughts on “Trip Log Day 3: Disney Fantasy – At Sea

  1. JC

    We have a favorite server from our very first cruise on the Dream in 2011. We know he has moved onto the Fantasy – which we’ve cruised on twice since! We’ve haven’t a clue how to ensure that we’re part of his rotation. Do tell — how did you get your “favorite server” again?

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  2. Bill B.

    I checked out the port cam for St Maarten this morning at about 6:50am and it looked like another beautiful day. Hopefully it stays that way for you.

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  3. Beermam42

    Would love to see DD smile and see if teeth are grown in. Loved the picture from trip were she lost tooth. Great up date first cruise on Fantasy 82 days away.

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  4. Kelly

    I was just on the Disney Fantasy for this past New Years cruise and did this same itinerary. It was so great that we booked it again for this coming New years! San Juan instead of St. Thomas I think though is the difference. I’m enjoying these daily updates from your cruise Scott, it’s bringing back such great memories! I don’t remember having matinees of the live shows offered on our cruise though, what a great option, especially for families of younger children.

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  5. Sammy

    Loved Day one and day two Navigators…if you could post Day 3 that would be awesome. Enjoy the rest of your cruise as we follow along!

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      1. Sammy

        Scott,
        Thanks so much. I enjoy following along with a copy of the Navigator in hand. Very cool they have a matinee for the shows….I don’t remember them having that before. Thank you for the great trip report. Can’t wait for our Fantasy cruise in May!

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  6. Walt S.

    These pictures are wonderful. It is about family and that is what I am about and like. Seem like I missed a lot by waiting until I get onboard the ship to view our daily itineraries. I will be more prepare for my next cruise now. My next cruise is what Scott is doing now and the next one after that is a Western Caribbean going to Falmouth Jamaica. I have never been to Jamaica before. Can anyone tell me if it is a good and safe place for an excursion to tour the land?

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    1. Bill B.

      I have read that it’s safe around the new port and for the most part all of the port adventures Disney offers but it is not safe to venture out on your own. I’ll be there in May for the first ever Disney Fantasy stop there so I’ll let you know what we find out. We’re going to do the Dunn Falls with the sky lift.

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    2. Krissy Tran

      We cruised Disney to Jamaica last year and had no problem. The drivers there were a bit crazy but other than that, our Disney excursion was fine. We did Rafting on the Martha Brae, since we have little ones. Very relaxing.

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  7. Walt S.

    Bill B. and Krissy. Thanks for the insight. We will be doing a Disney excursion that will take us to the major and historic sites in the area. We never do anything outside of Disney. That trip to Jamaica is in the Fall and I love that Disney is looking for new places to go because we have been to the same ones over and over again. I heard Tortola is another port that will be added to the eastern Caribbean in 2015. Hopefully we will reserve that on my next cruise. Thanks again.

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  8. Kristina

    THATS MY IDEA!!! I posted on dis a whole ago that I’d like to see fresh popcorn. So glad DCL did this!!! Now I can’t wait for my next fantasy cruise!!

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