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Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Disney Travel

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 6

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 6

Welcome to the sixth in a series of 7 posts about what to expect on a Disney cruise. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 As you awake on this 6th day you try not to think about how you only have two full days left of this cruise. Instead you vow to make it the most relaxing day at sea. As the family starts to stir you call room service for some coffee and a couple of small breakfast items to tide you all over until you’re ready to head up to Cabanas for the breakfast buffet. You adults have reservations for brunch at Paolo so you’ll be keeping it light until then. You shower and get ready then take your coffee out onto the verandah while everyone else gets ready. You all take your time heading up to the pool deck where Cabanas is and then select light fare like yogurt...

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Disney Travel

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 3

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 3

Welcome to the third in a series of 7 posts about what to expect on a Disney cruise. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Another glorious day at sea ahead of you. The jog around the promenade yesterday was nice but today you want to check out the exercise equipment so you quietly get dressed so as to not disturb your snoring family and you head to the Senses Fitness Area on Deck 11. There’s one last treadmill with an unobstructed view of the ocean so you grab it, ipod funneling tunes into your ears, and proceed with having the most serene work out of your life. After an hour you return to your stateroom to find your family has gotten up and dressed so you hurriedly get ready because by now you are famished and today your family gets to have breakfast with the best of the best Disney characters! Your character breakfast*** is at Animator’s Palate,...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Disney Travel

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 2

What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 2

Welcome to the second in a series of 7 posts about what to expect on a Disney cruise. If you missed What to Expect: Day 1, find it here. Day 2 It’s just about 8am and the family is starting to stir so you get up and peek out the curtains to see the sun is shining on the horizon on this, your first morning on your Disney cruise! It’s an entire day at sea to do with what you like. Some fun, some relaxing, but first some exercise. While the rest of your family comes to life you don some jogging clothes and head for the 4th deck promenade, where you can jog or walk around the entire ship 2 1/2 times and you’ll have done a mile. It’s peaceful and quiet and by the time you are done you’ve worked up an appetite. Grateful for the split baths you join your family in getting ready for the day and then you head to Cabanas for a buffet...

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Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Disney Travel

Packing for a Caribbean Disney Cruise

Packing for a Caribbean Disney Cruise

Packing for a cruise can be a bit overwhelming and even for a seasoned pro it’s no small feat to pack for what is typically a family of 4 or more. There are items that any cruiser, regardless of cruise line, would want to pack, but with Disney there are some additional considerations. Here are some tips that should make creating your packing list a bit easier!  Light jacket/hoody – Even if it’s a summer cruise in a typically hot and sunny place the boats in the evenings are on the move which results in an often really comfortable breeze that can also at times be rather chilly. Pirate duds – Disney throws a mean pirate party (topped off with fire works at sea!) and kids and adults alike really enjoy getting dressed up like pirates. Shampoo (clarifying) – If you don’t swim regularly in a chlorinated pool you may not have a clarifying shampoo at the ready in your bathroom. Passport and Photo ID – Required for most cruises...

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