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Old 10-18-2010, 02:20 AM   #31
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That worked. I don't know why I didn't think of that. And, I can't claim jet-lag today! Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:19 AM   #32
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Wow Corrina, what a lot you managed to fit into your 1st day

Love the picture of you and Graham in your boarding t-shirts, and some lovely pics of you with Donald
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #33
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Day 4



Even though time difference was not an issue this time round, I was still wide awake at 6:00 AM. I just relaxed and enjoyed the fact that I was on a ship. I had set the wake up call for 7:00 AM as Graham had spotted a stretching class on the gym schedule that would take place at 7:30. I decided to go along. This was a lovely start to the day. We headed up to deck 10 with our yoga mats and were doing our stretching as the sun rose. There were other people from our cruise meet thread in this class, too.

Once the class was finished, we went to the Cove Café to get something to drink. I had a Chai Latte, but Graham had some coffee. Normally they have Palo's famous Stollen Bread there in the morning, but that morning I was out of luck. While we were enjoying our drinks, we checked the Navigator. We spotted that they were offering something called "Walk A Mile" at 9:00 and the meeting point was on deck 4 by the Walt Disney Theater. We decided to give this a go. When we go there, there was one member of Cruise Staff, the two of us and one other person. We walked three laps around deck 4. It was nice to see the sea all around us and to chat with a member of staff while getting some additional exercise.

Once we had walked our mile, we headed to Lumiere's to Brunch. It still was relatively early, but I really fancied one of the Lunch dishes. So I ended up with a tropical fruit platter followed by Beef Strip Loin and Fingerling Potatoes. This was absolutely divine. Graham also had the fruit platter and some Lemon Sole.

After Brunch, Graham went to a lecture about Gibraltar and I decided to have some photos taken with the characters. I managed to get Daisy, Donald, Chip and Dale, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie and Mickey in their nautical outfits. I was particularly pleased with Mickey. I have many photos with Mickey in his red Captain's Outfit, but this was the first time I caught Mickey in his white Captain's outfit. There was the same group of people from our cruise meet thread going from character to character as well and it was nice to have somebody to chat to in between photos. I also had another little task. We had two little girls who celebrated their birthday during the cruise. I had made them a jewellery set each and bought a blank card, which I had signed by as many characters as I could get away with. This was the first time ever I collected autographs from the characters.































Once I had my last photo had been taken, I quickly went back to our cabin to get the things that I would need for the rest of the day. I had a busy afternoon ahead of myself.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #34
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First up was the DVC Member Celebration. This is normally always on the first sea day at 10:00. This time round it was at 12:30. This clashed with my first jewellery making workshop, which had been scheduled for 13:00. I still quickly checked in chiefly because I had not packed a baseball cap as I knew I would get one during the DVC Member Celebration. I got my caps and sat down. Unfortunately I had to leave 20 minutes later.

A few months ago, I had posted photos of some jewellery that I had made for myself on our cruise meet thread. People started to ask me if I would be able to offer a jewellery workshop during the cruise. Initially I said no as I thought that bringing the tools would be a major pain. However, I then found little sets of travel sized tools and I decided to go ahead with this. Initially I said I would do one workshop and accept up to 10 people, but I was flooded with requests. In the end I did 4 workshops, most with 11 people and one with 5 people. I had assembled the kits well in advance and had sent most of them out in advance. We were making bag charms with DIS spelt out in letter beads and lime green Mickey heads, mobile phone charms with either a Pirate theme or in pink with Tinkerbell and illusion necklaces in either pink, purple and black for Villains Night or in the colours of the ship. I had great fun running the workshop and I think everybody enjoyed it. I learned one lesson from this first workshop though. A number of people arrived late and I was waiting for most of them to arrive. This meant that the people who had actually arrived on time did not have enough time to finish their jewellery either.

Next up was the Cruise Critic Meet, which also took place in the Promenade Lounge where I had done my jewellery workshop. I just quickly went over to say "hi" before tidying away the stuff from the jewellery workshop.

From there, I headed up to Animator's Palate for a tasting seminar. One person from our cruise meet thread was staying in a suite and was kindly organizing private tastings for our group. The tasting that day was a Mojito tasting. This is not something that Disney Cruise Line had ever offered before. They offer a number of other tastings like Tequila/ Margarita, Beer, Wine, Martini,etc. However, they had never offered a Mojito tasting before. Initially they were very reluctant, but were surprised by the demand so they decided to work with us on this one. This was absolutely fantastic. They bar tender who did the seminar said that a number of people wanted to do this. I would not be surprised if this would show up on the regular programme before too long.

When we got to the restaurant, we each had a placemat with 4 glasses with various ingredients in front of us and a can of soda water. We also had a number of muddlers and two buckets with crushed ice on each table. I had only had one Mojito previously and I have to say that was not very nice, but I was willing to give this another chance. The seminar was very educational and very interactive. We started off with the history of the Mojito and the basic ingredients. Then we made the Mojitos. We muddled the ingredients and then added the crushed ice and some soda water. For each Mojito, we were told what the ingredients are and then we had a go at making it before tasting it. We made a classic Mojito, a Pineapple Mojito, a Watermelon Mojito and a Raspberry Mojito. The seminar was great fun and the company was great.

As soon as the seminar was finished, I headed up to deck 9 to get something to eat. I had not eaten anything since 10:00 AM that morning and the alcohol had gone straight to my head. I felt a lot better after I had a burger.

Before I could go and relax in the Rainforest Room. I had one last thing on my to do list. One of the children on our cruise meet thread was celebrating her birthday that day and she had Goodie Bags for the children, which she was giving out that afternoon. I had made her a necklace, bracelet, earrings and a hairslide to go with her formal night dress and also had the card that was signed by the characters. I had arranged with her mother that I would come by to give her present during the slot that she was having the children come by. She really liked her present so this was well worth doing.

Once I had delivered the present, I went back to the cabin to drop off the Goodie Bag that I had also been given and then I headed up to the Rainforest Room to relax and sober up a little. I did fall asleep on one of the heated tile loungers, but when I woke up, I felt as good as new.

By the time I woke up, Graham was also in the Rainforest Room. I left him there for a bit longer, but I headed back to our cabin to get ready for formal night. I had a beautiful dress made in China for that occasion, had some custom jewellery made and even got a matching tiara to go with the Prince and Princess theme. Once Graham got back, I asked him to tie the ribbons on the back of the dress, which was easier said than done. Once I was all done, I left him to get changed as well and headed off to have my photo taken with Donald in his formal outfit.







Once I had my photo taken with Donald, Graham was waiting for me. We went downstairs to the atrium, where we got in line for a photo with the captain. For once, the real Captain actually had a longer line than the characters, but we did not have to wait long.





Once we had our photo taken with the Captain, we got one of the free drinks each and socialized for a bit. I was talking with Mandy, Sarah and Elizabeth for a bit and we decided to have a group photo taken. Mandy's husband kindly acted as our photographer and took photos with numerous cameras.

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #35
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We were having dinner at Parrot Cay that night. This was the first time ever that we were spending a formal or semi-formal night at Parrot Cay. I know that this is very unpopular for formal night, but I was actually really looking forward to this. It was still a little while until dinner, but often on formal night, they have a backdrop up somewhere between Lumiere's and Parrot Cay. So I suggested to Graham that we should head in that general direction to see if this was the case this time round. They had a backdrop with the moon up between Promenade Lounge and Parrot Cay. We got in line for this and had some gorgeous photos taken. Once we were done, it was just about time to head for dinner. This was perfect timing.







This evening we had the Prince and Princess Menu. Graham decided to let our server choose again and ended up with Royal Salmon, The Beast's Potato and Sausage Casserole Soup and Rack of Lamb. He liked the Lamb so much that our server brought him another plate. I had a double-baked cheese soufflé, The Beast's Potato and Sausage Casserole Soup and the Beef Wellington. For dessert, Graham had Jasmine's Banana Bread Pudding and I had Prince Charming's Chilled Chocolate Souffle.



After dinner, I had my photo taken with Minnie and Mickey in their formal outfits. Once I was finished with those two, I spotted that our favourite photographer was taking photos on deck 4 in front of a backdrop of the Magic at night. So we headed up there to have our photo taken. The photos are nothing short of spectacular.



















After all those photo ops, we were ready for our bed. We were welcomed by a towel scorpion. We also had another surprise. We had a limited edition lithograph by Don "Ducky" Williams on our bed, which was a gift from Disney Cruise Line. This was a lovely surprise. I put this somewhere safe and took a photo of our towel scorpion and then headed to bed.

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #36
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Love all the pictures! Your formal dress is gorgeous. I wish I had seen you in person that night, but I missed you.

Are you wearing silver mary jane crocs? I love my mary jane crocs and may need to find a silver pair.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:52 PM   #37
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Subscribing to your great trip report! I've really enjoyed reading it so far and your photos are FAB!
Rodolpho was right - your smile is amazing - the ones of you as you boarded the ship look as though you could not be happier!
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #38
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Corinna, as one of your jewelry class students, I have to tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was great telling people at home who noticed it that I had made it! I especially loved the necklace. Thank you again.

I'm so glad you're posting your photos. Since we were on early dining, we never got to see you in your dresses. I particularly like the picture where you and Graham are looking at each other; it's just lovely.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:11 AM   #39
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Love all the pictures! Your formal dress is gorgeous. I wish I had seen you in person that night, but I missed you.

Are you wearing silver mary jane crocs? I love my mary jane crocs and may need to find a silver pair.
Yes, they are silver Mary Jane Crocs. I love my Mary Jane Crocs, too and have them in all kinds of different colours.

I know that you cannot see them under my formal night dress, but keep an eye out from photos that were taken in the evenings. The shoes that I wear then are actually Crocs, too. People never can believe this.

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Subscribing to your great trip report! I've really enjoyed reading it so far and your photos are FAB!
Rodolpho was right - your smile is amazing - the ones of you as you boarded the ship look as though you could not be happier!
The Magic is definitely my happy place. I can't believe that I won't be seeing the Magic at all next year, but I hope that I will have just as good a time on the Wonder.

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Corinna, as one of your jewelry class students, I have to tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was great telling people at home who noticed it that I had made it! I especially loved the necklace. Thank you again.
I really enjoyed it too ... thank you so much for organising it and having the patience to deal with all of us amateurs! I learned a few new skills when threading the necklace which will come in should I ever try my hand at making jewellery again.
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What a great day Corinna, and fabulous photos with all the characters. Hosting a jewellery making workshop is a lovely idea

I look forward to your next installments
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Oh Corrina, you have got some fantastic pictures I especially like the ones of you and Graham with the Magic backdrop

Really looking forward to reading more
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Yes, they are silver Mary Jane Crocs. I love my Mary Jane Crocs, too and have them in all kinds of different colours.

I know that you cannot see them under my formal night dress, but keep an eye out from photos that were taken in the evenings. The shoes that I wear then are actually Crocs, too. People never can believe this.


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I believe it. Crocs are so comfy, why not wear them. That's why I was asking about the silver ones. They look a little more dressy. I'll be shopping for them next spring.
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Fab update, I hope they do offer the Mojito tasting as I would love that one!!!

Great pics, looking forward to reading more.
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Brilliant trip report so far. It looks like you had a great time!
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