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Old 06-09-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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"Keep Calm and Cruise On" Western Caribbean Fantasy Cruise Trip Report

Welcome to the "Keep Calm and Cruise On" Western Caribbean Fantasy Cruise Trip Report.

Here is my pre-trip report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3269350 in case you want to get to know the cast better. I am 12 years old and not your ordinary tween. I love all things Disney!( But who doesn't) I am writing this under my mother's account.

My family and I just returned from the beautiful Disney Fantasy. We sailed the Western Caribbean itinerary C, which included Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, Falmouth Jamaica and Disney's gorgeous private island, Castaway Cay. The cruise was from May 24- 31, and was probably the BEST VACATION EVER!!! The only bad part about it was leaving.

Without further ado
Let's introduce the cast!!!
If you would like to get to know the cast better, go to the pre-trip report (Even Miracles Take a Little Time!! Western Caribbean Fantasy Cruise Pre-Trip Report)

Lady's and Gent's, please put your hands together for.......

Me!!! Hailey




As I said before, I am not your average "tween". I enjoy browsing threw disboards, reading Trip reports, and planning disney vacations. I am a competitive dancer and enjoy art and drama.

Dad (DF)



My father, Chris, is the kindest person I know. He is a hardworking man who worked a ton of extra hours for this trip. He also drove us all the way from Texas to Port Canaveral. He works at Harley Davidson Financial.

Mom (DM)



My mother , Lori , is the main planner ( besides me) of all the disney vacations and trips we take. She is a teacher and a mother of three wonderful children!!

Logan (DB1)



My brother Logan is a video game freak who claims he doesn't like Disney. But at heart, I know he always looks forward to seeing mickey mouse on our trips. He is 10 and is entering 6th grade.

Mason (DB2)



Mason is a ball of energy that never burns out. He loves disney (not as much as I do ) and loves to pose in most of his photos. He is going into 2nd grade and is 7 years old.

On this trip we stayed in a deluxe family port hole room on deck 8 Forward. I did take pictures of our food, but there aren't a lot of pictures of the buffets or Flo's V-8 Cafe. As most of those were quick easy meals. Also most of the lunch meals were not as a whole family. Me and DB1 were in the Edge which is right next to the pool deck ( Edge is in the funnel) so me and DB1 went down to get snacks quite often. DB2 was In the Oceaneers Club and enjoyed it very much!! I hope you read on as I add to the Report. If you were on the same cruise, feel free to comment & add pictures. Even if you were not on the Cruise, you may also comment.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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Looking forward to hearing about your trip from your perspective. I have a 12 year old that will be sailing with us in September.
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The Drive and The Port

Hello Everyone !!!! I'm ready to start this thing!! Sooo... without further ado.....

The Drive and The Port

The Drive

We left on Thursday May 22 and drove all the way from Fort Worth, Texas to Port Canaveral, Florida. A 20hr lloonngg drive.Sorry but I don't have any pictures of the drive or the food we had, because the camera was packed in the bags in the trunk. We did stop at a Dairy Queen in Texas for dinner that night. FUNNY STORY: On our last disney trip ( WDW POR 2013) we stopped at this DQ. We ordered our food and my father got a "Dude" ( a chicken fried steak sandwich). Well the DQ was a small gas station of the side of the highway. So when my when we ordered something the cashier would yell back to the kitchen the order. So the moment went sort of like this. " Drop a Small Fries! Drop a Cheese Burger! Drop a Chicken Basket! Drop a DUDE!!". Now I know what your thinking, "Seriously!! How is that funny??". Well I actually don't know why it's so funny?? But it was the slogan of our last trip. So saying all that , we HAD to go to that Dairy Queen. As I said earlier, we did not take any pictures of the drive. ( If I do find some though, I will add them to this.) But If you want to know what we got ........

DF & DB2 -Dude (yes they said "Drop a DUDE"!!! x2)
DM & DB1 - Chicken Fried steak finger basket 6ct ( They shared)
Me - Chicken finger basket 4ct

Blizzards!!

Me - small strawberry shortcake blizzard
DF - dipped cone
DM - mini oreo Blizzard
DB1 - Medium oreo blizzard
DB2 - Mini strawberry shortcake blizzard

It was a good meal but DQ's are so pricey!!!
After a "okay" sleep in the car, we were in Florida!! For breakfast we stopped at a Mcdonalds. We got .....


DB1 & 2 - Pancakes
Me - Sausage biscuit
DF & DM -Sausage Mcmuffin

Breakfast was fine. We stopped at a Mcdonalds and there were 2 buses full of people in there so we left and went to another one wich was abandoned besides us and some other family's. Later when we got to Daytona we stopped for Chick-fil-a. We got ...

Me & DF - 6ct nugget kids meal
DB1 & 2 - 4ct nugget kids meal
DM - 8ct nuggets (not meal)

After lunch we traded the kids toys for ice cream!!

The Port

After about a hour more of driving , we finally got to the hotel!!! We were staying at the Country Inn and Suites at Cape Canaveral. We stayed at this hotel last time and loved the accommodations it offered. Including free parking, Complementary breakfast and transportation to the port.

The Hotel


The Lobby


The Pool (We never swam)


The Room



The room we got was only $200 a night and it had a view of the pool and a little bed area ( with 3 beds) for the kids. It was a family room.

For dinner that night we went to Rustys.





My family loves Rusty's because it's great food on the port. During dinner we saw dolphins in the water!!! (sorry no pics!! I promise there will be a ton once we get on the boat)For dinner we got...

DF -Mahi Mahi sandwich -fried
Me & DM -Captain's Seafood Platter - jumbo shrimp, sea scallops, oysters, clam strips & mahi mahi. fried to a crispy golden brown.
DB1 - Kids fried shrimp
DB2 - Kids mac'n'cheese wedges

It was a wonderful meal that included this beautiful sight of the disney port!!!



When we got back to the hotel, we took shower's, watched tv, and slept soudly dreaming about the day ahead!!
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lovely trip report, can't wait to read more
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lovely trip report, can't wait to read more
Thank you !!!! I can't wait to write more!!!
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The Moment Before !!!

The Moment Before !!!

So, when I got up that morning it felt like pixie dust was running through my blood !! All I could think about was that," Today I'm going to walk on, sleep on, eat on, swim on, have the vacation of my life on, The Disney Fantasy!!!". I was SO excited!! We woke up and all of us quickly got dressed In are awesome"Keep Calm and Cruise On " t-shirts. DM stayed in the room to finish getting ready, while we went down for breakfast. The hotel we stayed at provided a complementary buffet breakfast. The buffet included (sorry no pics) different cereals, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and mini muffins. Also bread and bagels(there was a toaster) a selection of butters, jams, and jellys, and 2 waffle irons to make waffles. After my mom came down to get a bite, we went back up to the room. By the way are room # was 205 if you were wondering. When you stay at this hotel , you get free parking and transportation to the port. Which is nice when you don't want to pay $75 on parking. So when you check in you get a time to meet in a room to get loaded on to the bus to the port. Are time was 11:00 so we waited in the room a long while before we went down to the meeting area.When it was 10:45 we headed down to the waiting area. There where 2 ships at the port that day. The Disney Fantasy, and the Carnival Liberty.They got the Carnival people on the 1st bus and then we got on the 2nd. On are last trip we did the same shuttle service and had a driver named Dwayne who was very funny. We all hoped he would be our driver, and guess what , HE WAS!!!! He joked about the Carnival cruisers and said that they had life jackets and 1st Aid kits in there bags!! He also did some disney trivia which I got all right! I'm not kidding. When he said a question I quickly answered it correctly!! What sad is that I never got the chance to make it to trivia on the boat. Finally we saw this beauty!!!!!!



It was cute hearing all the little kids yell " DUMBO " when they saw the back of the boat.



We got our key to the world card and went up to security. After that we got checked into the ship and the kids clubs. Then we walked through.......



THE MICKEY EARS!!!!

I'm sorry this post didn't have a lot of pictures. I promise this is the last one that has limited pictures!!!!
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Looking forward to hearing about your trip from your perspective. I have a 12 year old that will be sailing with us in September.
That's so cool!! Where does your cruise go to and is it on the fantasy?? I can't wait to add more to the report !!
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going to follow this - love that you love Disney so much. We're driving from FW to Port Canaveral over spring break and I'm curious - did you drive straight through or stay the night somewhere mid way? I was told it was only 17 hours??!! LOL. Did you make a lot of stops? Or long ones when you did?
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going to follow this - love that you love Disney so much. We're driving from FW to Port Canaveral over spring break and I'm curious - did you drive straight through or stay the night somewhere mid way? I was told it was only 17 hours??!! LOL. Did you make a lot of stops? Or long ones when you did?
When my family make the long drive we do not stay the night any where, we sleep in the car. It might be 17 hrs I'm not sure!!?? We do take 10-30 min stops for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also if the weather is bad we go a bit slower than if it was sunny. We have snacks and drinks in the car and only mainly stop for bathroom breaks. Who knows, my friends and family say I over exaggerate a lot so I might of did that.
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When my family make the long drive we do not stay the night any where, we sleep in the car. It might be 17 hrs I'm not sure!!?? We do take 10-30 min stops for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also if the weather is bad we go a bit slower than if it was sunny. We have snacks and drinks in the car and only mainly stop for bathroom breaks. Who knows, my friends and family say I over exaggerate a lot so I might of did that.
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Excellent report. Now I am excited for our first trip too...
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I love your trip report! I noticed all of your door magnets. Barb was kind enough to provide me with several designs. Unfortunately I'm not very good with the computer. I did learn that there is such a thing as magnet paper. I also learned that magnet paper doesn't work very well in laser printers. I tried to print the designs on regular paper and found that the designs don't exactly fit (some of the boarder was cut off on each side). Also, I love the Mickey head magnets but I don't have a steady enough hand to use an exact-o knife. Any suggestions? I'm looking forward to the next update on your trip report. I really like all of the pictures!
We just have a regular old printer that we used. All we would do is simply put the pictures we wanted to use as magnets and pin them on Microsoft Word. Then we would print it out on magnet paper we found at the store. Df would then cut them out with scissors once they done printing. I hope that helps you!

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Excellent report. Now I am excited for our first trip too...
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Great report! We are doing this cruise next month and I love hearing about it. Do you mind telling me where you got your keep calm shirts? They are great!
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I'm loving your report. Hope you come back to finish it!
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Great report! We are doing this cruise next month and I love hearing about it. Do you mind telling me where you got your keep calm shirts? They are great!
Thank You!!! One of the mom's at my dance studio made them for my family and I.


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Thank You!! I start school next week so I've been really busy with that.
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