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Join Date: Jul 2012
BRINGING THE MAGIC TO VENICE! June 2013 (2 Malta updates on 11/24)
Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Buon giorno! Welcome to my first ever trip report that highlights the exciting adventures of a 12 night Mediterranean cruise where the Disney Magic makes her inaugural visit to Venice and Dubrovnik!
This 12 night cruise was from June 27- July 9 and had 8 ports of call and 3 sea days. We spent 2 days in Barcelona prior to the cruise, and 1 day post cruise.
We booked this cruise in August 2012, 2 months after our 1st ever cruise. I spend 10 months excessively planning for this trip, researching, and counting down. Let's just say the anticipation to see Mickey again kept me motivated during the school year!
Now let me introduce the cast!
First there is me! Hi! You can call me Anastasia! I'm 16 and this is my families 2nd Disney cruise! Our first was June 2012 doing a 7 day Western Caribbean on the Fantasy. After that cruise I became reignited with a love for Disney and have become obsessed! I now consider the Disney ships my home.
Anastasia's Disney Facts:
Favorite Princess: Belle
Favorite Fab 5: Minnie
Favorite Movie: Enchanted and the Muppets
Favorite song: Under the Sea
Favorite DCL food: Creme Brûlée at Lumieres/Royal Palace
Favorite activity on the ship: Meeting Characters and tanning while watching the funnel vision.
Favorite port of call this cruise: Barcelona or Croatia
Meet my 10 year old brother! You can call him Nick. I've brainwashed him into loving Disney cruises as much as me! He loves to go to Studio Sea and participate in game shows as well as relax on deck 4. His favorite thing to do on this cruise was to be 1st in line for dinner! Apparently if you are the first family all the waiters line up and clap for you. He loved that and made it a nightly tradition.
Nick's Disney Facts!
Favorite Princess: Ariel
Favorite fab 5: Mickey or Pluto
Favorite Movie: The Avengers and Pinnochio
Favorite song: Under the Sea and Life's a Happy Song
Favorite DCL Food: Steak and ginger ale every night!
Favorite activity on the ship: Going on the Mickey Slide, playing foosball, and playing the game shows at Studio Sea.
Favorite port of call this cruise: Venice
Meet my Mother! Mother was the one who really wanted to do this cruise and pushed us towards it. Us kids would have been fine with another Caribbean cruise, but she really wanted to go to Europe! Only my dad had been to Europe, and she really wanted to see it before she gets old. Every port of call really excited her.
Favorite Princess: Belle
Favorite fab 5: Minnie
Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast and Monsters University
Favorite Song: Beauty and the Beast and A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes
Favorite DCl food: The desserts! And the doughnuts at Topsiders.
Favorite Activity on the ship: Relaxing on the pool deck watching funnel vision and swimming in the adult pool. Also getting family photos taken.
Favorite Port of call this cruise: Venice and Rome
And last but not least, Father! Father was hard to convince to take this cruise, but he loved it! He was the only one who had been to Europe before. He loves history, so learning more was interesting for him. He also really loves sit down meals, so dinner every night was probably his favorite part!
Favorite Princess: Ariel
Favorite fab 5: Donald
Favorite Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Incredibles, and Finding Nemo
Favorite Song: The Incredibles Theme Song and Beyond the Sea
Favorite DCL Food: Any of the Seafood or Duck Dishes
Favorite Activity on the ship: Walking around Deck 4, going to the family comedy/magic shows, and playing foosball.
Favorite port of call this cruise: Florence and Rome
Now for the introductory W's....
Who: You just read that!
What: A 2 and a half week trip, starting off in Barcelona and then sailing around the Mediterranean on the Disney Magic for 12 nights!
Where: Pre and Post cruise stay at the Hilton Barcelona, and of course a cruise on the Disney Magic!
When: June 24-July 10 2013
Why: We're newly obsessed with Disney Cruise Line and really wanted to see Europe for the first time!
So there you have the introduction and the cast! Look for tomorrow where Our first post will go up, Exploring Barcelona! I hope to keep this trip report exciting and informational!
Here's a list of excursions we did. I've hyperlinked them for you, but I don't know how long the links will stay active on the DCL site.
Nice And Monaco
Florence and Pisa
Exclusive Vatican Museums and Sistine chapel with St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum
Mt. Vesuvius Hike and Pompeii
Murano Glass and Burano Lace
Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride
Scenic Cruise and Beach Time
Blue Grotto Boat Trip and Fishing Village
Continued In Next Post.
Disney World: December 2001, November 2008, June 2012
Disney Fantasy: E.Caribbean June 2012
Disney Magic: Mediterranean w/ Venice June 2013
Last edited by disprincess4ever; 11-24-2013 at 02:56 PM.
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