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Old 03-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #31
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:51 AM   #32
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Wrapping up our boarding day

After the Sail Away Party we went back to our room to freshen up a bit before dinner. Our dining rotation was ERAERAE, so our first dinner was at the Enchanted Garden. We were quickly seated at table #45 and I was surprised that we had a table for 4. I was kind of happy because then nobody had to deal with us when we got squirrely!



Thankfully DD10 told her dad that he needed to behave at the table!



I didn't take many pictures of our food during the week, but I did take some notes on what we had to eat. The girls were told that they were free to eat off of the kids menu and the adult menu. This was music to DD10's ears because she could have the best of both worlds. She ended up having the prime rib from the adult menu. She was pretty tickled when our server Wek cut it up for her and fed her the first bite. For me the highlight of my meal was the Ahi Tower appetizer. I had to laugh at DH because his Esterhazy Cake was so pretty that "we have to take a picture."



I also enjoyed finding a Mickey in my apple cinnamon sundae that I had for dessert.



I think DD7's face expresses how we all felt about our first night dining on the Disney Fantasy!



After dinner we went to the Mirror, Mirror game show. It was a fun game/show featuring the Magic Mirror and Dopey. The first round consisted of groups based on where you were sitting. The group decided as a whole the answers to questions. DD10 was excited because she got to hold the answer stick for our group.



DD7 and I also got to participate during another segment of the game. DD7 had to dress as a dwarf, while I chased around for jewels. Stu took video of this segment, but I don't think I will post it. Nobody needs to see me running around! I was glad we went and we all had a good time.



After the game we headed to the evenings show-Fantasy Come True. We all enjoyed ourselves, but we were all definitely wearing out. After the show we decided to call it a night since our lack of sleep the last couple of days was starting to catch up with us. On our way back to the room we ran into Tiana! What a great way to wrap up such an exciting day!







Up next: Our first sea day


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Joining in. Great report. We were on the Fantasy in January for the Western and loved every minute that we booked for next year for the Eastern. I know how you feel, this waiting is killing me. I can't wait.
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Hi Heidi - loving your report. It is bringing back so many memories
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #37
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #38
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Our First Sea Day

We were really looking forward to sleeping in on our first sea day, but it just wasnít meant to be. DH and I were both wide awake by 6, so DH decided to head down to deck four for a run. For any walkers or runners out there two and a half laps equal a mile.



Once he returned we made our way up to Cabanas for some breakfast. DD10 was thrilled when she found the Krispy Kreme donuts! I was quite fond of the chocolate pastry they had myself!

We made our way back to our room and got dressed for a morning at the pool. I saw in the Navigator that there was a very special character that the girls would like to meet before heading to the pool. I told DH that DD10 and I would get in line and that he should bring DD7 to us a little while later so the character would be a surprise for her. On our way to Preludes meet area DD10 and I decided we better take some more pictures!





I just loved all of the details you could find anywhere you turned.







This was one of the few times we saw an empty desk at Guest Services. I think it was just too early for many people!





I think I took about 20 pictures of this mural over the course of the week! It was definitely one of my favorites.



DD10 decided was should have a little photo shoot since the atrium was so quiet.







We noticed that a couple of people had to started to line-up for the character meet, so we decided to join them. About 10 minutes later DH and DD7 arrived. I didnít tell the girls who we were in line to see, so they were pretty excited to see Anna from Frozen come out!







We were talking with the family in front of us and they were at WDW the week before the cruise. They said the wait to see Anna at Epcot was FOUR HOURS! They were pretty happy with the fifteen minutes that we waited for her to arrive on the Fantasy!

I would say we were out at the pool by 9:30 and I felt like it was already pretty busy. We were able to find a couple of chairs under the movie screen. It wasnít ideal because they were in the shade and the sound from the movie playing was loud, but I was just happy to have a seat.









There were lifeguards at the pools and they were definitely kept busy. Just in the time we were at the pool I saw this particular lifeguard help 3 kids out of the water that were having a hard time.



DD10 had a blast chilling out in the pool while watching the movie that was playing. I sure wish I could relax like that!



After we were out there for about two hours we headed back to the room to shower. After grabbing a quick lunch at Cabanas the kids decided that they wanted to head to the kidsí club. On our way to the club we came across our favorite mouse. We really had a great time meeting with characters with such a small wait.





Up next: Mixology!


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Awesome report, I miss it so much
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I am really enjoying your report! I remember reading your reports a couple of years ago - your girls have grown so much!
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #43
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Mixology!

We dropped the kids off at the Lab and made our way to Meridian on deck 12 for our private mixology class! A fellow cruiser was nice enough to organize everything for us to be able to have a private class with members from our Facebook group. We ended up having a great group of 30 people! When DH and I arrived there were still a couple of spots open at the bar, so we had a seat.



Our bartender for the class was Marko.



The first drink he had us try was a mojito. It was fun to see the proper way to make this drink. DH took his muddling job very seriously!







The next drink was a Godfather, which is Jack Daniels, Disaronno, and a splash of Coke. This was too strong for my taste, but DH seemed to like it.



The next drink was a nutty flavored martini and I just can't remember the name. I do remember that I enjoyed this one much better than the Godfather!



We also had a Yellow Bird, which happened to be one of the drinks of the day while we were onboard. This was a banana flavored cocktail and while banana isn't my favorite flavoring the drink wasn't too bad!



Our last drink was a shot of some kind and I don't recall what it was. I think everything was starting to get a little hazy! The class was $15 and I feel like that was a real bargain. Five good sized drinks in an hour and good company made for a really enjoyable afternoon!



Up next: Formal Night


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Fantastic trip report so far, I teared up a bit when you said you had got emotional due to finally being on-board. I just imagine being in your shoes in 230+ days and its so exciting!!! Thanks for posting!
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Wow, the mixology class sounds so neat and fun!
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