And unfortunately, here is our last post from our first Family Disney Cruise back in 2014...
I can tell you from this point on the details will be a bit more sketchy...as I sit down to start writing the details, I can tell you the thing I remember most is that it went all too fast! While it has only been six short months since we had this adventure, it is sometimes hard to separate one day from the other. Luckily I saved the Navigators from each day.
A thing about the Navigators. While it was wonderful to have them each night on the bed waiting for us when we came back from dinner, and we did pass them around to see what we wanted to do the next day, we actually used the ones on our phone app. There is a lot of information on these things, so you would have to carry around this big piece of paper...and if you lost it, your whole itinerary was gone! Having it on the phone was so much cooler, and it fit in your back pocket. You could even set a reminder within the app and it would let you know that 'such and such' was about to start on deck whatever. Each person could set their own reminders and I could keep up with where everyone was.
Another thing to keep in mind...the shopping onboard! If you like visiting the gift shops in the Disney resorts, you will love the shopping onboard! The one thing to keep in mind...they are CLOSED when you are in port! It was really cute listening to people complain about that. (although there were numerous signs and announcements reminding you). So, plan accordingly!
Monday morning was announced with a beautiful sunrise! I love sunrises. Always have. Unfortunately no one else in my family appreciates the beauty of a good sunrise.
It was also the morning we arrived at Nassau. Sitting on the balcony enjoying the scenery as we pulled into port was amazing!
We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at Cabanas. We had made the decision to stay on board today. So far our son was adjusting well to the cruise, but taking him out was still a bit risky. By having our breakfast a bit later than others, we were able to watch as others prepared to go ashore. Once the ship had cleared customs, the all clear was given and the people scattered off the ship
Strange, but this was our favorite day on the cruise! The ship was so empty the boys rode the Aqua Duck back to back to back. As soon as they had climbed to the top it was their turn. No waits at all! I made them ride at least 4 times to be able to get a good picture!
Lunch was at Tow Mater's Grill, and then the boys were off to a movie and then some Goofy Golf. and then a few more rides on Aqua Duck...they were both very happy!
This was also Pirate night! During the morning cleaning of our stateroom (did I mention that the steward cleans your room twice a day?) We came back to find some nifty bandanas to wear that night at dinner. Dinner was very informal and almost everyone wore pirate attire! Including the waitstaff! All the restaurants served a Pirate menu, but you would eat in this restaurant tomorrow night so never fear, you get the regular menu on the next night!
After a scrumptious meal, there was a Pirate party on deck. It was loud and crazy! Unfortunately, we had to miss it. Mr D was just not up to loud music. However, when it was time for the fireworks later that night we secured a quiet-ish place to see the show and fireworks. The show was cute... and truly on a Disney scale. I believe the only way to top it would be if Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow! Since that wasn't happening, fireworks did the trick!
By the way, the show in the theater that night was a Comedy/Ventriloquism Show. While I am sure it was quite good, we chose to miss it and stroll along the shopping area.
There were three more days after this. Unfortunately, the actual blogs were deleted. Boo.
I hope you have enjoyed this blast from the not so distant past as I relived the first Family Disney Cruise. Stay tuned for more excitement and adventures!
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