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Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Disney Travel

Disney Magic Verandah Stateroom 7618, Category 5B

Disney Magic Verandah Stateroom 7618, Category 5B

Pictures taken on February 4, 2016. The Disney Magic was about to embark on a 3-night Bahamian cruise out of Port Canaveral, FL. It visited Nassau, The Bahamas, and Disney’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. The following are pictures of a category 5B verandah stateroom. Staterom #7618 is located starboard side, aft. Right where my family likes it. Two decks below Cabanas, pools, and a near constant supply of pizza.   Great room, great location. Also very quiet. Muster station is currently inside Animator’s Palate, which comes in handy when you have a possible man-overboard situation that lasts over an hour, like we did. We certainly felt bad for the families whose muster stations were located outside. It was 10pm, cool and...

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Braces

Castaway Cay Cabana #3

Castaway Cay Cabana #3

  Available to the lucky few who grab one are cabanas on Disney Cruise Line’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay. The cabanas come loaded with lots of extra goodies in addition to a private, comfy, shaded and secure spot to spend your day. Cabanas come equipped with sunblock, soda, snacks, beach toys, floaties, bike rentals, and snorkel equipment rentals. You also have a personal attendant that will get you whatever you need at the push of a button. The cabanas area is accessible only to those that have these wristbands. A view of the ship from the cabanas beach. Complimentary toys. Private beach to share with other cabana families. Complimentary floaties. Entrance to cabana via the beach. Private hammock. View of the cabana when approached via the beach. Personal shower. Complimentary sun block. Comfy loungers. Complimentary beverages and snacks. Private dressing area. Towels and a...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Disney Travel, Food, Recipes

Disney Cruise Line’s Lobster Ravioli

Disney Cruise Line’s Lobster Ravioli

This lovely dish is served in Enchanted Garden on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. On Fantasy and Dream sailings that offer the “Anyone Can Cook” activity you can watch a DCL chef cook this dish, and then they provide you with a sample (along with a bit of wine to compliment) and the recipe. You can download a PDF of the recipe by clicking here. Bon...

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Disney Travel

Disney Fantasy Stateroom 10658

Disney Fantasy Stateroom 10658

This is a category 5E stateroom on the Disney Fantasy, which my family enjoyed for a week recently. Category 5E staterooms feature oversized oceanview verandahs. These category of rooms are on deck 10 at the aft (or back) of the ship. Stateroom 10658 is on the corner of the back of the boat which means it features a VERY large deck. My family has always enjoyed spending time on our verandahs on previous cruises so we knew we would get lots of use out of this deck. And we did. This room is in an L shape because it is on the corner. The layout is a bit irregular from other rooms in that in addition to being L shaped it the queen bed and the sofa are on opposite walls, rather than on the same wall. The television is on the same wall as the queen bed, but is adjustable. This room was also missing a footer locker/trunk cabinet that most other rooms have. This didn’t pose a...

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Disney Travel

Dining with Disney Cruise Line

Dining with Disney Cruise Line

On one of our first sailings with Disney Cruise Line cruise director Christian Abbott told us the mantra for the week was “if you see it, eat it”. He wasn’t joking. All of your food and beverage when sailing with Disney is included in your cruise fare. There are some exceptions which I will cover a bit later, but you can stuff yourself silly at no extra cost. The first meal you’re likely to consume on your Disney cruise is probably lunch in the pool-deck buffet restaurant. On the Fantasy, Dream, and Magic this restaurant is called Cabanas and on the Wonder it’s Beach Blanket Buffet. You’ll find a wide range of foods and beverages and of course its all you can eat (ALL of the dining on a Disney cruise is all you can eat). This same restaurant is open every day for breakfast and lunch. There will also be a sit-down dining room available for breakfast each day. After your first lunch you’ll likely spend time at...

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