Once upon a time, not so very long ago (ok the middle of January to be exact), we went on vacation for two weeks. And did I mention that eight of those days were spent here?
I've always thought it would be fun to go on a Disney Cruise, but it's probably not something that we would have splurged on at this point, especially since Ollie was too small to enjoy most of it, BUT Larry's generous aunt offered to pay for half of the cruise, and how could be pass that up? Larry's mom and her siblings sold their parents' house last year, and Aunt Sherie decided to spend her share of the money the way she knew her parents would have loved to, on a family trip. So this was no ordinary cruise, it was also a family reunion. And somehow, I have barely any pictures of other family members because we were busy chasing two little rascals around an enormous boat of fun. Rest assured it was a big group and they were fun to party with.
So if you've been curious about Disney Cruises, here's a glimpse. It's a party from the moment that you get on the boat. As you step onto the boat they announce your name over a speaker and a crowd of employees cheer for you (which felt a little weird to me, but Creed thought was amazing)
They also knew all of our drink orders and had them ready and waiting at the table every night and the kids' were each labeled
All throughout the cruise characters were stationed around the ship at certain times and you could line up to meet them, but since we met a lot of them at breakfast, my kids were content to skip most of the lines. We also ran into a lot of characters just walking around the ship.
There were the usually towel animals waiting in our rooms each night, which thrilled the kids, and made heading back to the room to sleep a little easier.
Afterwards Creed mentioned that he was a little disappointed that Belle wasn't wearing her big yellow ball gown, but look what happened the very next day! A dream come true.
Overall, I'd say the ship is lacking in entertainment for little ones like Ollie, but Creed was the perfect age to enjoy everything. He still believes in the characters and everything on the ship was magical to him. He's already begging to go back. More to share soon!