Well, hello again! I’m finally getting on to part two of our first day on the ship. My family is dealing with a lot right now most notably my sister-in-law lost her battle with colon cancer last month so it’s been kind of hard to be distracted with anything else… Anyway on to part deux!
So for whatever reason, we were able to take a shortcut into the side entrance of the check-in building and made our way through carryon bag check then up the huge escalators to the check-in stations.
Once we got upstairs we made our way through the lines so we could get onto the ship.
I was sporting some Little Mermaid décor posing in front of a scale model of the first Disney Cruise Ship built, the Disney Magic.
Okay, finally we were off through the big yellow Mickey Ears to get on the ship!
One you go through mickey’s ears you get in line to have your picture taken, then you give the announcer your party’s name and they announce your arrival onto the ship.
The very first thing we did was make a beeline for our room to check it out and drop off our carryon luggage.
We had a lovely room with a partial view veranda.
We got the Bon Voyage package thinking that it would be more than it was but it was still neat to see.
The bathroom is split into two rooms. One is a sink and toilet and the other a sink and bath/shower so two people can get ready at the same time.
The bed was super comfortable.
The lamps had map shades with little castles on the locations of each of the Disney parks.
The back of the sofa turns down to make a bed but my aunt and I just decided to share the queen sized bed since it was plenty big.
We loved having the veranda too. This is what a partial veranda looks like. The others have dividers between the rooms and full view without that curve you see. We didn’t mind it at all though. Felt like we had a little privacy.
After dropping out stuff off, we went to our cousins’ room to get them to go upstairs to lunch at Cabanas, the main buffet restaurant.
We surprised them for their anniversary with a hidden Mickey boquet.
And some white zinfandel.
Then we were off to lunch. There are several elevators but the main elevators in the middle of the ship are the only ones that go to all floors. Being that we were at the way back of the ship, we took the closest ones and it brought us right up to the restaurant.
Nigel from Finding Nemo was there to greet you as you came off of the elevator.
You see wall sand sculptures of each of the park castles when you enter the restaurant.
I ran and got us a table while our cousins checked out the food. They had a ton of options to chose from and it was all pretty good.
There was a beautiful Finding Nemo mosaic alone one of the walls.
And the time zones of all of the Disney parks.
I tried a few different random things as you can see and I’m sure I went for more. We were starving and dinner was at 8 so we had a bit of time.
I’m going to stop there and finish up the rest of day one in my next post which will come much sooner, I promise!