S: Disney Cruise March 2011
BC: Oh Mickey!
FC: Bree and Mom (with a guest appearance by Aunt Tina) on our Disney Cruise to the BAHAMAS 2011
1: Dedicated to... Woo Woo and Soca the dolphin
2: Day 1 Arrival at the hotel meant a sudden onslaught of great things.... ...like warm air... ...and flowers... ...and birdies, and butterflies... ...and....
3: the view from our room was great...and we spent almost 2 hours alone in the pool before we left for the port
4: But on Day 1, we really had important things to do.... EPCOT!
5: On the bus | Holding the Ball | Holding the Ball | Not Holding the Ball
6: Woo Woo welcomed two new friends, Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
8: Day 2 Wake up, swim, swim, swim and head on the Disney Magic bus to the PORT! At the Port we got on the biggest ship ever the Disney Dream, a brand new ship in 2011 with the first ever water ride extending in a clear tube over the water...
9: Did we mention the boat has a water slide? (two actually)
10: And the inside was even better. Our home for the cruise was #8568. Pretty spacious (for a boat) with a lovely verandah | Ahoy! | Two bathrooms | Sleeps 5 (or 3 comfortably)
11: Some kid from Thailand looked after our room. Really, his name was Somkid. | He was fantastic at folding towels and arranging stuffies before bed
12: During | Transforming Bree's hair into a true Bahama-Mama! | Before | After
13: And on our first night on the boat we realize....this place is massive, and the Captain is ...MICKEY MOUSE?!
14: Snow White
15: Day 3 - Nassau off to the Blue Lagoon
16: Our Dolphin Encounter at the Blue Lagoon | First we went to dolphin training to learn about dolphins in the wild, how to protect dolphins and most importantly for the day... how to properly pat a dolphin. Then we went out to the lagoon to meet...
17: ..our dolphin SOCA! We gave her some pats, treats and hugs to introduce ourselves.
18: There was a lot of kissing and dancing... Soca decided that Mommy was not a good kisser and spit water in her face. Then Soca went back to Bree for kiss after kiss after kiss after kiss... there was lot of kissing
19: We took a little Soca home with us, to remember our happy dolphin friend :)
20: after our time with Soca, we went to the beach for some food, fun, and inflatable water obstacle courses...
22: The evening of Day 3 was filled with Princesses
23: Some were just strolling the ship and stopped to chat
24: and more characters
25: Day 4 Yawn! Stretch! We felt the boat docking at an early hour which woke us up! We realized then...we weren't in Kansas anymore!
26: Welcome to Castaway Cay... Disney's Private Island | A short, beautiful walk to the beaches
27: The characters were dressed for the weather!
29: First Stop Beach
30: Dance Party!
32: We went here | To put on our gear | And swim in this pen | With these guys | Snorkeling with sting rays
33: feeding and swimming | it was amazing to meet these gentle creatures and learn the "stingray shuffle"
34: Proud to have done something wild and wonderful!
35: After a day on Castaway Cay, we were ready for a good sleep...but someone had other plans for us...
36: It was PIRATE NIGHT | Yo Ho, Yo Ho, the Pirate's Life for me
37: Captain Hook tried to take over our ship. But after pirate training with Captain Mickey, we were able to successfully sing him off the ship | Donald was pouting a little bit... Nothing a little "SHAKE YOUR BOOTY" can't solve
38: Jack Sparrow
39: This page is dedicated to Captain Jack Sparrow. Love, SweatHeart and Princess
40: Day 5 On Day 5 we were at sea for the whole day. The ship had lots of activities for us. We visited characters, went to the sports deck, to a cooking show, a dance party, the art gallery, the photo studio, a musical... It was a long, fun-filled day!
41: Donald Duck (no longer pouting from Pirate Night) was greeting friends on deck
43: Hangin' out on the ship
44: Another Dance Party!
46: Mini Golf on the Sports Deck was a tad windy...we kept loosing our hats.... | which was OK, because then no one noticed how bad Mom was playing
47: I scream for Ice Cream! All you can eat Ice Cream! | AquaDuck!
48: On our last night, we got dressed up | Went to the theatre
49: was invited to stroll with an old friend | and met up with another old friend and shared cupcakes
50: and went to another DANCE PARTY!
51: On our last day, we disembarked the ship and headed back to the airport. High winds and tornado warnings delayed our bus and our plane, but not too long. We will never forget our Disney Cruise....and we're planning where to go next!