Saturday, July 28, 2012

Disney Fantasy Cruise ~ Sunday July 15th

Sunday July 15th was the Captain Tom's reception day and a day at sea. It was also the "Aladdin" musical!! Here's a pretty cool fact that was in our Navigator; The Disney Fantasy is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (1063 feet). Almost 4 football fields in length.

The soda, juice and water station.

We made coasters!

Jim and Melissa.

Found some Minnie ears ;)

Trey and I did a cooking class at Anyone Can Cook. We learnt how to make the apple strudel from the dessert chef.

Animator's Palate Restaurant Entrance.

Walls full of drawings in black and white sketch.

This restaurant had like over 100 monitors that played during dinner. The star of the show was the sea turtle from Finding Nemo. He swam from on screen to another engaging kids in conversations with him. Pretty amazing!

We always sat at table 19.

Riley's drawing of Mickie Mouse. 

I love the butter knife.

Our table. Jim and Adam are holding plates with chocolate messages written on them. They were too full for dessert. So that's what they brought out. 

Riley and Adam.

Disney's Aladdin musical was spectacular. My best show onboard the Fantasy cruise.

Look what was on our TV in our room!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Disney Fantasy Cruise ~ Saturday July 14th

The 1st day on the ship can be a little overwhelming. You don't know your way around the boat and you're not sure what to do in order not to miss anything. Every night, you got a personal navigator which is a 4 page guide on your bed while onboard. This made things easier. You could determine what to do the next day!

Our friends and their awesome boys!

The whole bunch with Minnie Mouse!

I had a picture taken in front of the Cinderella mural.

...and one with my girl Melissa

My husband's very first drink.

Setting sail on the Disney Fantasy was a blast!! We went up to the 11th deck to find lots of people, Disney characters, music and the first of many fun adventures. It was gorgeous sunny day and the "Sailing Away" party was perfect to kick off our cruise.

Our first night aboard the Disney Fantasy, we dined at the Royal Court. This restaurant was the one we went to the most. It gives you the atmosphere of Disney princesses... total royalty! 

Our little group for the week patiently waiting for the first dinner!

Royal Court restaurant gave you a palace-like experience. So elegant!

Trey and I.

Another scene from Cinderella along the wall.

Isn't this cute?! Folded napkins.

This sign was in the playroom. Made me think how fast the week will go by... Next thing you know, it will be Friday and it will be our last full day on the ship at Disney's private island ~ Castaway Cay.

Here is Riley playing the "Muppets Adventure Game" which is an interactive activity that begins at the detective agency and takes you on a journey throughout the ship. Simply using a ship map, instructions and game card to unveil clues and find missing props. Riley was able to solve the crime!

Before anyone dines at any restaurant on board, all guests are greeted outside the restaurant doors by a "smiling and happy" face holding sanitizing hand wipes. Disney doesn't want anyone to eat with dirty hands and potentially spread any diseases. I can tell you that i appreciated the wipes!!

The Cabanas restaurant was a wrap-around buffet on deck 11. The food at this restaurant varied depending on the time of day. I ate there only once. I stayed away from where lots of people could have access to the food. Even though I'm well passed my 100 day post bone marrow transplant at day 282, I will take every step necessary not to catch anything.

Cabanas restaurant had these real nice Disney sand castles made of sand.

Different view from the 11th deck.

The ice cream station; strawberry, banana, chocolate, vanilla, twist, etc..

Dumbo who is featured on the stern of the Disney Fantasy Cruise.

How cute is this Sleepy chocolate that we got every night on our bed?!

We had different Disney towel shape each evening... here's a monkey hanging from the drapes.

Evening sunset from our balcony! Ahhh.....

Monday, July 23, 2012

Disney Fantasy Cruise ~ Exploring the boat

Here are a few things we saw around the boat on the first day. It's crazy the details they thought of in these different sections of the ship. We started in the kids playroom called "Oceaneer Club & Oceaneer Lab". It was opened for adults on the first day but then kids 3 - 10 only with Mickey wristbands. So, it was time for us to be kids... literally. So much fun! 

 Lost the hubs for a while.... (long while). He stayed in the game room. lol!

A picture with character Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. and Jim.

Well, if you are wondering what my friend Melissa is doing on the floor, she's trying to capture a good picture of the ceiling lights. They were so pretty. All kinds of character. The next picture is a pretty decent representation of what we were seeing. Go Meliss, lol!

This is it. It illuminated the whole area. Several characters. This is a great shot of Disney fairy "Tinker Bell".

Yup! I found the princess closet. Everything was way too small but you get the picture..

This is "Andy's Room" from Toy Story. Where all of Andy's toys were kept and where all their stories began. Very cool!

Throughout the Disney cruise, Melissa and I kept noticing the chandeliers. Most luxurious ceiling lights patterns. These pictures might not do it justice but they were colorful and gorgeous.

Atrium lobby!

View of the Disney Fantasy atrium lobby on the 3rd floor. Top right (below pic) is where we boarded the cruise. 

Large Walt Disney area rug.

A big statue of Mademoiselle Minnie Mouse serving as a welcome guests as we entered the atrium lobby. She is considered "La piece de resistance".

Picture of "The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure".

We were the 15th cruise leaving Port Canaveral to sail on the Disney Fantasy. Picture below.

Right off the atrium is one of the 3 main dining venues, Royal Court. It's inspired by classic Disney films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Here is one of the many hand-crafted mosaic tile wall murals in this restaurant.

Beautiful picture of Princess Snow White.

Our very first meal at Cabanas (below). Casual dining food court restaurant on Deck 11.

The AquaDuck water slide. A thrilling water coaster on Deck 12 which is 765 feet long. It goes up, down, around and off the side of the ship. Eek!

Back to the kids club area. Melissa found a BIG hat. 

The automatic hand washing machines station before entering the kids room.

The hubs got a real kick out of these machines! It washed his hands for like 25 seconds. Washed & rinsed!

A submarine inspired by one in "Finding Nemo" in the Oceaneer Club full of explorer pods and computer game stations.

Jim found a hat!

An area of the Oceaneer Club where I found those dresses for dress-up play.

I was surprised to see a water fountain, like the one below, inside the Enchanted Garden Restaurant. It's one of the main dining restaurants with decor modeled after the famous gardens of Versailles. It was magical!

A fancy piece of furniture.

Disney Fantasy Bon Voyage Lounge on the atrium level. Bon Voyage is a cute little bar where we relaxed while waiting for a show to start to just to hang out. They had a crazy expensive shot ~ $200.00 for a 2oz pour of Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac!!!