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Old 05-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #31
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We took some photos and unpacked, later on we went for a wander around the ship then at 4pm we went for the lifeboat drill at the Buena Vista Theatre, got to love being inside for that. We called back at our room and our final suitcase had arrived so we quickly unpacked it, then went up to the Sailaway Party on top deck











It was very breezy and cool too, but the party was in full swing and we waved to everyone at Fishlips (thanks Sue for capturing us on the webcam with our England flag ) and at the Jetty Park before heading to O'Gills for a cider & lager. We then wandered around the shops and I treated myself to a DCL Chamillia bead for my bracelet




I'm such a laydee with my pint glass )







Before long it was time to get ready for dinner, we were on the late seating (8.15) which tonight was in the Enchanted Garden, we grabbed a couple of Bahama Mamas and we were shown to our table and we met out tablemates who were Terri & Jimmy from Florida and Stanley and Lisa from Oregon





We had a lovely meal and a nice chat too. Paul & I both started with the tomato soup, then I had Marjoram Chicken and Paul had the Prime Rib, to finish I had the sweet temptations and Paul had strawberry cheesecake, it was all very nice and it we didn't feel too stuffed either

We had a final Captain Mai Tai each, which must've been 90% alcohol , then we headed for bed



Tomorrow ~ Day at Sea


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #32
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #33
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #34
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Hi Mandy! Great report! I feel like I am almost there again
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #35
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That photo where Donald makes off with your carry on is so funny. I love the Chamilia charm. Having the safety drill inside is great. We managed this twice now.

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #36
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Mandy, is it me or are the rooms smaller on the Fantasy?

Great embarkation day - love the pictures of Donald with your suitcase. Daniel saw them and said that naughty Donald was probably trying to steal your clothes.
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Why am only just now finding this?? I had convinced myself you would start this weekend in the vague hope that I wouldn't feel like I am being lazy by not starting mine. Great trip report so far All the drinkies look very yummy. I need to get my act together and start mine.
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As always fantastic report, love the little black dress, you look lovely, I have another picture of you and Paul from the following week as well, I will send it through before you start that week
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Great start! I'm shocked we didn't bump into each other often, we were oing the same things at the same time quite often!
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Great report - we are on the Fantasy in November - cant wait for the next update! Thanks
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:41 AM   #42
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Thanks for all your comments everyone

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Hi Mandy! Great report! I feel like I am almost there again
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That photo where Donald makes off with your carry on is so funny. I love the Chamilia charm. Having the safety drill inside is great. We managed this twice now.

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Mandy, is it me or are the rooms smaller on the Fantasy?

Great embarkation day - love the pictures of Donald with your suitcase. Daniel saw them and said that naughty Donald was probably trying to steal your clothes.
I love it when you catch the characters on their own and they have time to be a little silly

Joh, I had to look at my old photos and the rooms do look a little smaller, so I looked on the DCL website (sad I know) and they definitely are. I didn't really notice with just the two of us in there, but it might be more noticeable with more people in them

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Why am only just now finding this?? I had convinced myself you would start this weekend in the vague hope that I wouldn't feel like I am being lazy by not starting mine. Great trip report so far All the drinkies look very yummy. I need to get my act together and start mine.
Sorry Jen, I meant to let you know I'd started. I look forward to reading yours

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As always fantastic report, love the little black dress, you look lovely, I have another picture of you and Paul from the following week as well, I will send it through before you start that week
Thanks hun. Oh yes please send me that photo, thanks x

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Great start! I'm shocked we didn't bump into each other often, we were oing the same things at the same time quite often!
Maybe you'll turn up on some of my photos I hope you had a great cruise too

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Old 05-11-2013, 03:47 AM   #43
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Sunday 21st April - Day at Sea

I first woke around 6am and managed to doze till 9.30am. I had a shower as Paul went off to see if it was warm enough to sunbathe. He said if was still cloudy, but a lot warmer so we set off for deck 13. I grabbed a skinny latte from the Cove Cafe on the way, where we met the lovely Billie who worked there this week (she's a lovely girl from Newcastle who's mum was visiting her that week too and we would chat each morning about what they got up to)


(Thank you Lynne for the use of your photo, I can't believe I forgot to get one of her)


First skinny latte of the cruise

We chilled for a couple of hours though it was very windy up there. While lying there, Pluto went by and Paul grabbed this photo of him, then Paul ran into Goofy a little later





I caught up with my trip report and made a start on my Miranda book and around 12.30 we had some wraps and fruit for lunch

*btw, if anyone wanted to know, the Castaway Reception for Gold & Platinum members was held this morning at 11am (not that we went)*

It remained very windy all afternoon, though got a little brighter, and before we knew it the afternoon got away from us, we even missed our DIS/FB meet due to being totally lazy and losing track of time (sorry guys, look forward to catching up with some of you tomorrow at our Mixology class)

We returned to our room to chill some more and we found that our Platinum Gift had arrived, we had chosen a bottle of sparkly wine, though we also had the choice of a fruit tray or a 5 truffle box



We chilled for an hour, then noticed on our virtual porthole that the sun had come out, so we went for a walk on the upper decks. It was still very windy, but in some shelter it got very nice. We grabbed a snack from Flo's Cafe, I had some BBQ chicken pizza and Paul had a cheeseburger, we then continued around the ship







Shock! Horror! Our first alcoholic drink of the day wasn't till 4.30 when we had a cider and lager in O'Gills where we watched some footie on the tv. After our drinks we headed to the shops, and on the way we ran into Alisha who had worked in Bon Voyage last year and had made the best Bahama Mamas. It was her that recognised us first, and she said that she worked in La Piazza now and we promised to find her, she even remembered about the Bahama Mamas

We had a look around the shops, then went back to our room to try and chat to the girls on-line, but it's usually hard work getting connected on a day at sea

Tonight was Formal Night, so we showered and got togged up (not that we go all out, a nice dress for me, and a smart shirt and trousers for Paul. It's always nice to people watch and see everyone dressed up, and of course the free cocktails in the Atrium before dinner is a nice touch too









We were very lucky to be seated where Leo (not the Leo from last year), the bar tender would appear with a fresh stock of drinks and he kindly gave us 3 rum cocktails each as we waited to go into dinner

Tonight we were in the Royal Court. Once again we joined our tablemates and enjoyed a lovely evening of food and chat. To start I had the French Onion Soup and Paul had Duck, then for our main I had Rack of Lamb and Paul had Chicken, to finish I had the Mango Cheesecake and Paul had the Strawberry Sundae, once again the food was very nice and the service was good too

After dinner we changed into something a bit more relaxed and we went to find Alisha in La Piazza, where she served us a couple of yummy Bahama Mamas. There was a 'comedian' (I use the word loosely) on in The Tube, and it was being shown in La Piazza too, we've seen some comedians in the past, and sometimes we don't really get the humour, but it seemed tonight that the few Americans around us didn't get him either lol. Once his show was over, we wandered into The Tube where the disco was starting up, and we ran into Matt from England, who we saw on The Fantasy last year, but who will always be known as DJ Matt from the Magic to us. He came over and chatted with us for a good while as we caught up on all things typically English, like Football, the weather, work etc. it was lovely to see him again, he doesn't change

After one final Bahama Mama we headed to bed, and within no time we were out for the count



Tomorrow ~ Day at Sea, Palo Brunch, Mixology Class




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Old 05-11-2013, 04:04 AM   #44
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We then wandered around the shops and I treated myself to a DCL Chamillia bead for my bracelet
Wow! I didn't know you could get special Disney Chamillia beads on the cruise. Are they sold in the parks? I'm assuming its a special edition because I've never seen that when I look at the Chamillia Disney collection online. BTW, I'm really enjoying all of the pictures.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #45
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Just catching up with this Mandy, fab photos and have to agree AoA looks amazing.

Look forward to reading the rest
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