Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum > Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-2014, 07:44 AM   #151
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

CRSNDSNY ~ I had some stuff come up the last couple of days but I'm really hoping to finish the whole report before the day is through.

DreamBound23 ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for more! Big thanks to Loveysbydesign for posting the link!

BadWitch, the slot is located inside your cabin, if you don't keep your room key (or some other type of card) in the slot your lights and AC won't work. So if you want to come back to a cool room it's been suggested to bring an old gift card or something similar to leave in the slot while you're out of the room so that it stays on. You can turn the lights off and on manually when the card is in the slot. I hope that helps.
__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 07:57 AM   #152
BadWitch
Earning My Ears
 
BadWitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 37

Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Michelle View Post
CRSNDSNY ~ I had some stuff come up the last couple of days but I'm really hoping to finish the whole report before the day is through.

DreamBound23 ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for more! Big thanks to Loveysbydesign for posting the link!

BadWitch, the slot is located inside your cabin, if you don't keep your room key (or some other type of card) in the slot your lights and AC won't work. So if you want to come back to a cool room it's been suggested to bring an old gift card or something similar to leave in the slot while you're out of the room so that it stays on. You can turn the lights off and on manually when the card is in the slot. I hope that helps.
YES! thank you! I'd not have known this!
BadWitch is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-31-2014, 07:19 PM   #153
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Day 6/Part 2

After lunch it was time to head to our Wine & Chocolate tasting in Ooh La La. This was fabulous! It's $30 per person, so a little on the pricey side, but just the whiskey pour alone would cost you more than that if you ordered it by itself.

The chocolate is also expensive, the brand is Vahlrona and to give you an idea of the price/quality, a 0.7 oz. bar cost $2.50 where a 1.55 oz. Hershey bar cost approximately .65 cents. I'm not a chocolate snob by any means, I think a Hershey bar tastes pretty good, especially one with almonds in it, and my favorite chocolate is Dove's milk chocolate promises. This chocolate was amazing though. I do not like white chocolate at all and am not a great fan of dark chocolate either...I didn't leave a drip of this chocolate uneaten.

Each person's setting had 4 glasses, champagne, red wine, port, and whiskey. There were also 4 vessels with our different tasting components, I believe the first was melted caramel, the second was solid milk, white and dark chocolate, third was the most delicious Parmesan cheese I've ever tasted, and last was melted milk chocolate.


Cruise 2013 1549 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1547 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1548 by princessm112877, on Flickr

The person who leads the tasting will give a talk about the history of chocolate, which I found very interesting. Some of it I knew, a lot of it I didn't. They instruct you on how to sample the drinks and chocolate/cheese in front of you, generally it was taste the beverage, then have a taste of one of the chocolates, then taste the beverage again to see how the chocolate changed the flavor. It was fascinating how it really did change. I'm still not a fan of champagne, but the chocolate made it more tolerable. I did discover that I like Port though, I had never tried it before. The whiskey was the real shocker for me. I nearly choked on the initial sip of it, it burned! After the chocolate it was so smooth and you could really appreciate the taste of it more.

We both really enjoyed this tasting, I don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who likes "adult" beverages and chocolate.

The Bubbles behind the bar, I loved the look of this, I loved all of Ooh La La!


Cruise 2013 1552 by princessm112877, on Flickr

We were on the move a lot today, as soon as we finished up here we were off to the Galley tour. This isn't a very long tour, it lasts about 15 minutes, I thought it was kind of cool to go into the kitchens and see everything, maybe because I love to cook and find anything food and kitchens pretty amazing. You're not going to see anyone in there working and I know a lot of people think it's a boring waste of time, but I liked it. The chef will allow a time for questions, so if you are curious about anything, make sure you have your questions ready! By the way, this tour is free and it isn't always offered, so if you're interested go to guest services to see if they are offering it on your cruise and get your tickets.

Everything was SO clean, which you would hope it would be, but still, I was in awe of how clean it was.


Cruise 2013 1587 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1586 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1585 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1584 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1583 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1582 by princessm112877, on Flickr

One of the boards where they mark how many they need of menu items.


Cruise 2013 1588 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies are offered at the end of the tour and the Chef will take pictures with anyone who wants them.

After the tour we were off and running again! Since the lines for pictures were so long on formal night and our plan to catch the matinee of the show that day didn't work out for us, we made sure we caught it today. The show today was Believe. It was alright to me, I already expressed my dislike for the way Genie was being portrayed and he was a big part of this show as well. I did enjoy the musical numbers though.

After the show I went to a shop and got some cough syrup. I'd been developing a cough and it was getting worse. So it was back up to the cabin for a nap and Brian went to Meridian to hang out with some friends.

__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 10:24 PM   #154
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Day 6/Part 3

After waking from my nap we got ready for dinner. It was semi-formal night so we dressed up a bit again. I was disappointed that my feet were still swollen and I had to wear my sparkly sandals instead of my nice heels, but what can you do?

We got down to the lobby about 20 minutes before they began taking pictures. We took a few pictures of each other with our camera before the professional photographers came out. There were only a few people milling around the lobby at that time and we were able to get pictures at every station in less time than we stood in line for one on formal night.


Cruise 2013 1601 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1605 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1606 by princessm112877, on Flickr

A nice passerby offered to take our picture together.


Cruise 2013 1607 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian and Minnie matched so well I wish we had done a picture of him with her alone. We didn't even realize how good he looked with her until we saw our pictures in Shutters.


IMG_0005 by princessm112877, on Flickr


IMG_0004 by princessm112877, on Flickr


IMG_0003 by princessm112877, on Flickr


IMG_0002 by princessm112877, on Flickr

We had pictures taken with the railing background, the grand staircase and the Christmas tree also, but I didn't like how any of those turned out.

We had dinner in Royal Court this evening, to complete our trifecta. It was the only restaurant we had breakfast, lunch and dinner in.


Cruise 2013 1609 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1612 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Our assistant server, Hazel noticed I wasn't feeling well and brought me some peppermint tea, I'm not a big tea drinker, but it was really soothing. One of the other couples at our table had been coughing too and felt bad because they thought they probably gave it to me. They even went and bought me some cough drops, super sweet people.


Cruise 2013 1613 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Bread service this night was sourdough with roasted red pepper dip.


Cruise 2013 1614 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1615 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian had a cocktail but I can't recall what it was now.


Cruise 2013 1616 by princessm112877, on Flickr

My 9th pound of prosciutto for the week, served with sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and roasted garlic


Cruise 2013 1617 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian had Garlic and Herb Sauteed Shrimp - with a zesty lemon-aioli on spaghetti vegetables


Cruise 2013 1620 by princessm112877, on Flickr

For second course I had ~ Californian Mixed Salad Leaves - with toasted pine nuts and orange segments.


Cruise 2013 1621 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian had ~ Wild Forest Mushroom Soup - swirled with white truffle oil.


Cruise 2013 1622 by princessm112877, on Flickr

For his entree Brian had ~ Oven-baked Lobster Tail - served in the shell with lemon butter, bean casserole, and saffron rice. Our Head Server, Roberto, came by and removed the lobster from the shells for everyone at our table.


Cruise 2013 1623 by princessm112877, on Flickr

I had Fettuccine with Parmesan Crusted Chicken, chicken encrusted in parmesan cheese with sweet peppers and mushrooms in a cheddar cheese sauce. The chicken was SO good!


Cruise 2013 1624 by princessm112877, on Flickr

My dessert ~ Captain's Sweet Temptations - trio of amaretto cheesecake, banana creme brulee and apple pie.


Cruise 2013 1625 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian had ~ Warm Chocolate Lava Cake, baked chocolate delicacy served warm with double chocolate sauce.


Cruise 2013 1626 by princessm112877, on Flickr

After dinner we went to see the adult show for Buckets and Boards, I really can't say enough about how great these guys are. If you are fortunate enough to have them on your cruise, SEE THEM!

Once the show was over they emptied the theater and set up for the permier of Thor: The Dark World. It was a good movie. I kept nodding off during it but I never felt lost when I would wake up. LOL

Our towel animal tonight was a giant squid, I loved this one!


Cruise 2013 1627 by princessm112877, on Flickr

__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853

Last edited by Princess Michelle; 01-31-2014 at 10:30 PM.
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 06:08 AM   #155
CRSNDSNY

DVC Member
I think I need to go to confession
 
CRSNDSNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 11,740

Wow, such wonderful updates!!! The chocolate and spirits tasting looks yummy. I may have to check that out on our upcoming cruise.
All of your food pics make me so hungry. Your atrium pictures came out very very nice. We want to get some pictures taken, too. Our last family portrait together was on the Magic back in 2009!
__________________
DVC Members since 2003: 7 Disney Cruises and Counting: AP holders
CRSNDSNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 07:09 AM   #156
Linda67
Has a Masters in Margaritas
 
Linda67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Posts: 5,538

Wonderful updates
Your photos from semi-formal night are lovely and your sparkly sandals look fab, who needs heels!
Isn't the chocolate tasting fun? we did it on our Alaska cruise are really enjoyed it. I can't stand the taste of whiskey normally, but the one we had at this tasting, especially when combined with the chocolate was delicious
Linda67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 06:12 PM   #157
tukogirl
Mouseketeer
 
tukogirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 116

Another great update!

I'm a fan of scotch and whiskey. I'm curious about which chocolate they had you eat with it - white, dark, or milk?
__________________
Andrea
tukogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #158
NOKA06
Earning My Ears
 
NOKA06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 32

I am loving your TR! Learning a lot about the Fantasy, have only cruised on the Wonder and the Magic. Really love the photos. Thanks for posting!
NOKA06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 08:53 PM   #159
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Thanks everyone!

tukogirl ~ If I'm not mistaken it was the melted milk chocolate that we tasted with the whiskey, someone else feel free to chime in if you remember differently because I'm not entirely sure, but I think it was that one. I like whiskey in cocktails and I like honey whiskey to drink on the rocks, but straight up whiskey is not my thing. My husband on the other hand was in heaven!
__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM   #160
andreap82
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 12

Thank you for sharing your amazing vacation! We are going in May for our Disney Cruise this May. So excited!!
andreap82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2014, 06:10 PM   #161
tlynk
DIS Veteran
 
tlynk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,177

I loved your trip report! Thank you for sharing! I'm contemplating booking a cruise on the Fantasy or Magic next year. Your vacation looked fantastic!
__________________



DLR- too many times to count! (Offsite, DLH, DGC) Walt Disney World (offsite, DTD, Dolphin, CBR, WL (x2), CSR, POR, BC, WL Club Level, SSR, BWV, VBR, POP, BCV) Disney Wonder 01/09 (3N Bahamas), 08/10 (5N Key West), 10/11 (7N Mexican Riviera), 5/12 (7N Alaska), 10/13 (7N Western Caribbean out of Galveston):Proud Owner of OKW 2010
tlynk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 08:04 AM   #162
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Thanks AndreaP82 and tlynk! I'm hoping to wrap up the report today!
__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #163
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Day 7/Part 1

I didn't get much sleep, my cough was so much worse, but I woke up to a completely gorgeous morning.


Cruise 2013 1637 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1654 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1655 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Brian was very excited to go snorkeling today!


Cruise 2013 1660 by princessm112877, on Flickr

We were still a good distance from the island so we went for breakfast at Cabanas. We saw our assistant server, Hazel and got hugs and talked for a few minutes. I sadly didn't eat half of this, I was really not feeling well.


Cruise 2013 1662 by princessm112877, on Flickr

After breakfast we went back to our verandah to see Castaway Cay coming into view and my goodness was it gorgeous! I loved the giant cell tower palm tree.


Cruise 2013 1664 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1665 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1666 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1667 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1668 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1680 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1681 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1685 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1686 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1688 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1690 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1691 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1692 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1696 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1698 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1700 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1704 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1705 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Next up, off the ship and into the water!



__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 09:04 AM   #164
Princess Michelle
Kissing Bandit
it's hard to beat Colonel Sanders...
Hot for the hot vickyBaby
 
Princess Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Lutz, Fla.,U.S.A
Posts: 18,621

Day 7/Part 2

Once we were off the ship we headed towards the snorkeling area on the family beach, stopping for a few pictures along the way.


Cruise 2013 1706 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1708 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1710 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1711 by princessm112877, on Flickr

I have a tiny bladder and already needed a pit stop. I really liked the way the bathrooms were decorated, but they were so dark inside the stalls and so hot.


Cruise 2013 1713 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1714 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1715 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1717 by princessm112877, on Flickr

This is the building where you can pick up your snorkeling equipment.


Cruise 2013 1719 by princessm112877, on Flickr

Ready to go! A word on the flotation vest, don't even try to get into the water in the snorkeling lagoon without one. There are CMs right there at the waterline and they will kindly ask you leave the water and go get one.


Cruise 2013 1721 by princessm112877, on Flickr

I was a little disappointed that I didn't get to snorkel, even though I'm not a great swimmer I had been looking forward to snorkeling since Brian would be right there with me. I just didn't feel up to it, but maybe next time we'll do a shorter cruise where there is less chance of being sick by the time the last day rolls around! Brian really enjoyed it though and got some nice pictures.


Cruise 2013 1726 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise 2013 1727 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 019 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 021 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 024 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 030 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 035 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 046 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 048 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 063 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 069 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 072 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 082 by princessm112877, on Flickr


Cruise Underwater Photos 086 by princessm112877, on Flickr




__________________


11/02/13 Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean, trip report in progress!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3200853
Princess Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 10:13 PM   #165
diznefan76
Mouseketeer
 
diznefan76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 280

Great TR! I'm on the Fantasy Eastern cruise June 28th...and have gained lots of knowledge from your TR! Thank you for sharing!
__________________
DISNEYLAND=TOO MANY TO COUNT! WONDER=2001 & 2012 MAGIC=2005

diznefan76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: