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Old 05-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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A Mother's Day Cruise on the Fantasy sandwiched between BCV (Complete 10/12, p.33)

Hello everyone and welcome to my most recent mother/daughter trip. Trip dates were May 9 – 19 2014, a very special Mothers Day trip to celebrate my very wonderful mother. My name is Pam and my mother’s name is Jeanette.

Mom on the right, Me on the left.



Itinerary:

May 9 – 1 night at the Beach Club Villas, Deluxe Studio

May 10-17 – 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy

Day 1 – Embarkation
Day 2 – At Sea
Day 3 – Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4 – Grand Cayman
Day 5 – Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6 – At Sea
Day 7 – Castaway Cay

May 17-19 – back to Beach Club Villas, 1 Bedroom Villa



We’d been looking forward to this trip for 13 months. I am a DVC member thanks to mom’s prodding to go to a meeting and it is also thanks to her that we’re in love with DCL. When I bought my first set of points, yes there have been more, I was given the previous year’s set as well and really didn’t have a use for them. Mom suggested we try a cruise and the rest is history. Neither of us had really been interested in cruising but we knew the Disney brand well after trips to WDW and knew it was an excellent product. Cruising went above and beyond our expectations.

This was mom’s fourth and my fifth cruise, all DCL. We have been on the Dream, the Wonder, and the Fantasy. For this trip it was all mom’s choice which ship and resort we stayed at, it was Mother’s Day after all. She had dubbed the Fantasy as her favorite after sailing on her last year so wanted to go on the Fantasy again. No complaints from me, I love them all. The cruise was booked and I waited impatiently for my 7 month window to open up for the BCV. All the chips fell into place quite easily. The BCV was a first for both of us. We had stayed at the YC when it first opened for my first ever trip to WDW so were familiar with the fabulous SAB. Needless to say we were looking forward to exploring that wonderful pool again.

Be Warned: I’m a very amateur photographer, a lot of my pictures are crooked, I point and shoot at whatever catches my fancy. I might start to ramble or go off tangent, stick with me, I usually get back on course.
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Arrival and Room

Resort pictures

A Dis meet at DTD

Afternoon, Chubby Checker, and dinner

Day 1 complete

Day 2: Morning and Embarkation!

Exploring and cabin #7502

More exploring

Dinner at Animator's Palate

Day 3: Mother's Day, morning

Walk around the Promenade

Day 3: Afternoon and beginning of Remy

Vegetarian Remy continued

Day 3: Wrap up

Day 4: Cozumel

Cozumel part 2

Cozumel part 3

Cozumel complete

Back on the ship, day 4 continued

Day 4: Dinner and wrap up

Day 5: Breakfast at the Royal Court

Day 5: Grand Cayman

Day 5: Afternoon, dinner, and evening

Day 6: A sea day for us, morning

Day 6 continued

Day 6: Afternoon

Day 6: Palo Dinner

Day 7: At Sea, Morning

Day 7: Afternoon and Evening

Day 8: CC morning

Day 8: Afternoon

Day 8: Afternoon continued

Day 8: Wrap up

Day 9: Disembarkation and BCV #436

Day 9: Dismeet at Spice Road Table and BCV


Day 9: Wrap up and dinner at Les Chefs de France


Day 10: Morning at HS

Day 10: HS and BCV

Day 10: Epcot F & G Festival

Day 10: Evening & wrap up

Day 11: Last Day morning

Day 11: Epcot

Day 11: The End
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:08 PM   #3
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Arrival and Room# 376

We started with a very early trip out of Maryland at 6:15 am. No luck on an extra seat between us, it was a full flight. We were at MCO by 8:30. Love the short flight to FL! Straight down to DME where we scanned our handy dandy Magic Bands and were directed to lane 4




Almost immediately we were in a bus and about ten minutes later we were on our way. It was not the smoothest of rides, at one point our driver pulled over to the side of the road and announced there was a warning light on. He said turning the bus off and back on again might reset things. Thankfully it did…




I was hoping for an alligator sighting but was not in luck



We were back on the road shortly and at BCV at my estimated time of 9:30.







The place was gorgeous! I love how each and every resort at WDW is totally different and evicts a different atmosphere. (I will probably say how much I love something Disney related many many times on this TR, sorry if that annoys you)

We checked in with the amazing Ronna who went out of her way to make us special Mother’s Day Celebration buttons. She was awesome. And would you believe our room was ready? Totally awesome. We headed to the room after stopping in the shop to buy some soda, I’m a soda aholic. It’s true, I own it.

I had just read about this beautiful room on PIO’s and Corinna’s reports so was excited to see more of it.





You’ll see more pictures of mom than me on this trip. One; because I’m taking most of the pictures, two; because I don’t like my picture taken.







I love ducks, there will be several duck pictures this trip



I thought the hallways were so naked. They needed pictures on the wall desperately.



We were in the room before 10:00, we couldn’t believe our luck.













Loved the details on the bed cover











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Once I took all my pictures I texted a Dis friend that I was hoping to meet up with today. She and her DD were going to be at DTD today and the plan was to text when mom and I got in. They were heading there shortly so we headed out.
















Courtyard between the villas and the main resort. The walkway was lined with huge gardenia bushes. The aroma was intoxicating.





We didn’t know where the buses were so checked with a lobby CM.






It was a little bit of a walk to the buses and probably my only negative about this beautiful resort. Sharing with the other resorts made for a long ride.















I think this one is so pretty






Up next, DTD
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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OK Subbing first before anything else so I can hopefully make page 1 before all the chatter begins!
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OK Subbing first before anything else so I can hopefully make page 1 before all the chatter begins!
Hi Alison! Thanks for coming over!!! Not only page 1 but first to post
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Hey, there! Can't wait to hear all about the trip!

The pictures of the resort and your room are beautiful! And yes, you do take good photos!!

On our trip, I had just bought a new camera, so I was kinda worried about my picture taking skills!

Your Mom is so fun!! I know she had a great time! I love Mom/Daughter trips!!
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Hey, there! Can't wait to hear all about the trip!

The pictures of the resort and your room are beautiful! And yes, you do take good photos!!

On our trip, I had just bought a new camera, so I was kinda worried about my picture taking skills!

Your Mom is so fun!! I know she had a great time! I love Mom/Daughter trips!!
Hi Kristi! Thanks for coming over!!!

How did you like your new camera? Can't wait to see your photos

Thank you for the compliments

We both had the best time, it was such a wonderful trip.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:27 PM   #9
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Me and Joshua are here. He's reading over my shoulder Pam-ella.
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I'm in Pam! Will read every detail on my return from WDW love the photos! I see they removed the 300 pound bedspreads from BCV as well reducing it to that neat little runner! Thank the maker!
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Hiya

I found you!!! Knew you had a TR going somewhere!...and then another trip in the works Looks like y'all had a fabulous Mother's Day!!! Your pictures are once again beautiful!

Have a great weekend!
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Thanks for the heads up Pam! I'm so happy you are doing a TR for this one!

I loved getting to meet you and your mom! What a nice treat on our last day! I really hope we have trips that overlap more in the future so we can hang out longer.

Love the BC! Nice pics!
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Hi Pam ! I'm excited to follow along! I can't wait to read more
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Love all your pictures. You and your mom look like sisters.
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