Trip log, day two. At sea.
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary A from Port Canaveral, FL
March 9, 2014
As I mentioned last night, dawn comes early on a boat. Sure enough, just like Anna, as soon as the sky was awake, so was our daughter. However, even with the loss of an hour due to daylight savings, it did not matter, as I slept like a baby and was well rested for our first sea day.
The ladies wrote their breakfast order down for me to bring it back to the room, and I headed up to an almost empty Cabanas for an early breakfast. By the time I returned, Emily was almost finished with her Insanity workout on the verandah and Isabelle was ready to eat.
After browsing our Personal Navigator (Day 2), we had some time to spend before our first activity, so we decided do a little morning shopping. I could not pass up the new oxford shirt with the Mickeys in the collar and cuffs, which is a variant on the version sold in the parks with an embroidered DCL logo rather than Mickey Mouse.
Our first event of the day was the Castaway Club reception, which was held in The Tube (which is part of Europa, the adult entertainment district). We had the opportunity to have our photo taken with the only titanium Castaway Club member; the one and only – Captain Mickey.
Our next stop was just around the corner in O’Gills to play some board games before heading over to La Piazza for Disney tune trivia and family craft time where Isabelle made a door hanger. Isabelle was having so much fun with the craft, that she passed on getting in line to meet Princess Anna from Frozen.
The morning flew by, and just after the noon announcements, all seven of the ship’s horns were played. We decided to head up to Cabanas for some lunch with a view!
After lunch, Isabelle spent some time in the Oceaneer Club, while we took a casual stroll around the ship and hung out in the Cove Cafe. We picked up Isabelle from the club and headed over to matinee of Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular in the Walt Disney Theatre. The 3:00 PM matinee shows are an excellent alternative if you are not spending your afternoon on the upper decks. The matinee shows are also great for nights when you have reservations at Remy or Palo and you still want to see the shows together as a family. If we are going to attend the shows, we always choose the matinee if available.
After Aladdin, we headed back to our stateroom to get ready for formal night. A little after 5 PM we made our way to the atrium for the Captain’s reception, where you can enjoy a complimentary adult beverage and mingle with the officers. That’s right… a free drink! On formal night, there are also set ups to get family photos taken with the Captain, or with the bronze Mademoiselle Minnie statue, or with the atrium staircase as the backdrop. We chose to go up and visit Flapper (Mademoiselle) Minnie Mouse.
We arrived in Animator’s Palate and had an enjoyable evening. The Talk with Crush show appears to have been reworked. There was less guest interaction with Crush during dinner. Instead, it is near dessert time we all stood up and joined in with the interactive show which was totally awesome!
Isabelle wanted to go back to the Oceaneer Club after dinner, and since we saw the matinee show, we checked her in and headed to Europa, where we settled in Ooh La La. I ordered the Tropicale, which is a Champagne cocktail with mango puree and maraschino liqueur. It was delicious! It smelled and tasted like cotton candy somehow, but wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
After we finished our drink, we picked up Isabelle and headed back to stateroom for the night. Some people are starting to wonder if we are going to more human-type places. (If you didn’t get the last line, go watch Captain Ron there will be more quotes to follow)
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