DREAMS really do come true! 1/30 4-day Cruise Report with Tons of Photos! Video done!

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  1. Timon

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    Cabana's Welcome Aboard Buffet Part 3

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    Sorry, I can't give you any feedback on the taste because I didn't partake of the buffet...I went and had this...

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    But I will say that other than the aft elevator location, Cabana's is a HUGE improvement over Topsiders/BBB. There was tons of selection, lots of tables, loved that you didn't have to wait in one huge line!!! I read on someone else's trip report that they didn't like that they seated you but you don't HAVE to be seated. They do offer "Can we find a table for you" but I always said no and then just grabbed my food (breakfast only) and then picked a table I want :thumbsup2

    Next up....Breakfast at Cabana's :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Karen Mouse

    Karen Mouse resiurK deknoK

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    Oh dear lordy! - just put 7lb on just looking at the photos:lmao::scared1:

    Is it really sad that I got over excited over the blue cheese crumbles:confused3:rotfl2:

    It looks a vast improvement on topsiders:thumbsup2
     
  4. Jennifer48

    Jennifer48 Not a Disney bride but engaged and honeymooned at

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    Best way to describe that update - *drool*
     
  5. Launchpad11B

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    Cass, these pics are going to push me into blowing my diet! :headache:
     
  6. Timon

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    Cabanas Breakfast Buffet Part 1

    I was able to enjoy two meals here while on board and I just LOVED it!! I got up very early every morning to take sunrise pics so I was able to get to Cabana's as soon as they opened.

    Both times I took my breakfast outside and watched the gorgeous horizon while I ate in peace and quiet. I must say it was one of my favourite times on the ship. :cloud9:

    For those of you who don't follow my blog or know me on a more personal level... I have Lupus (SLE) and this past May, I came down with Lupus Pneumonia, was hospitalized and on Mother's Day, my husband was told that I was more than likely going to die. By some miracle, I survived that horrible ordeal and it has changed my life in many different ways.

    Not being able to breathe and having to fight for a breath of air has really made me appreciate my lungs and how they work to keep me alive. I don't take a single day or breath, for granted any more.

    I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it was to be sitting there, on that glorious new ship, eating a delicious breakfast that I didn't have to cook, breathing in the ocean air.

    I am so lucky I got to do this trip and even though everything didn't run smoothly, I soaked it all in! Even though I got tired, I tried to take advantage of every moment that I had on board...taking tons of photos, videos, watching sunrises and sunsets, enjoying the entertainment and just trying to notice all the small details...it's what Disney is best at, after all.

    So before I post the food porn....I just wanted to share with you that one little moment of peace and serenity...

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    OK, let's get on with the food porn!!! :rolleyes1 LOL!

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    Cabana's Breakfast Buffet Part 2

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    To be continued....
     
  8. bdink921

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    Cass, just 'Wow', what a story :flower3:. Sure puts a different outlook on life when you overcome such a serious illness. I've 'virtual travelled' with you on many trips and usually don't post but just wanted to send you a hug :hug:.
     
  9. Timon

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    Cabana's Breakfast Buffet Part 3

    Just a few more shots that I couldn't get in the last post...

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    I really enjoy the breakfast there, the food was really good, way better than Topsiders! They also had more selection than Topsiders too! ::yes::

    The doors to get to the outside part though are very heavy and hard to open especially if you are carrying a plate and drink! I love that you don't need to carry around a whole tray and that the silverware and napkins are already on the tables :thumbsup2:cool1:

    Next up....Lunch at Cabana's ;)

    nope...not done with Cabana's yet lol
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    These food pictures are amazing. I need to eat about 12 times a day to eat all I want. LOL!
    Do you know, was Enchanted Gardens Welcome Aboard buffet, pretty much the same food?
     
  11. Fatima1922

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    Dear Cass, your trip report is amazing. I was becoming concerned about going. I am easy going but my DH - not so much. You are making me excited once more. I look forward to reading your review of the kid's club. My 4 year old is extremely excited.
     
  12. Cajun28

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    Wow, is there anything you didn't take a picture of? j/k :goodvibes

    Great pictures, keep em coming....

    Love the view from your railside table. With a view like that, I wouldn't care what they had to eat.

    Sending you a :hug: from down south
     
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    Cabana's Lunch At Sea Day

    While I didn't eat there...I did take photos! It looked really good though and I was shocked at the variety!

    Michelle did have it and I think she said it was good...maybe she can chime in here.


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    The lovely Corinne is back there!

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    Next up....Pirate Buffet....at Cabana's LOL!
     
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    Yummy.. the food at Cabana looks great. I see you got a chocolate crossisant (spelling???)... I bet your hubby was jealous. LOL...
     
  15. DisGirlAllie

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    In my house right now, the big debate is where to go for Spring Break 2012. The current argument is a Disney cruise versus a trip to Europe and OH MAN am I slowly being converted to the cruise! GREAT report, I love how you tell everything from your perspective and highlight that it's just that: YOUR perspective! This is a wonderful report, thank you for sharing!
     
  16. ADP

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    Absolutely AMAZING! Cass! I've always loved your trip reports, but this takes the cake! :goodvibes

    Thanks for sharing your adventures. :thumbsup2
     
  17. Timon

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    Sounds like a fabulous trip Becky!! :thumbsup2

    Yup, I know what you mean :hug:

    Cool! Saw that book in the shops, what a great deal! :goodvibes

    Thanks :goodvibes Your post ended up there because that was the current end of the report :thumbsup2

    By the time I finish...and you watch my video (eventually) it will be JUST like being there :rotfl2:

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    I thought I would have gained weight but I walked the length of the ship probably 100+ times...and you sure can tell she's bigger than the others!! I ended up losing half a pound :rotfl:


    I know! I'm hungry now too!!! :laughing:

    Put that bag of chips down....go grab some celery or something ;) :rotfl2:

    Awww thanks :hug: How sweet!!!

    I didn't get down there but I have read that there is no "kid" food so I don't think they have as much variety.

    The clubs looked sooooooo cool!! I can't tell you how many times I wished Kira (my 4-year old girl) was on board with me!! She would have LOVED LOVED LOVED them! We would probably have to drag her out every night :lmao:

    I could stop now if you like......
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    YES!! And they were delicious!! They have changed them...made them smaller but they are still delicioso!!! :goodvibes Rob hasn't seen that pic yet shhhhhh [​IMG]


    CRUISE CRUISE CRUISE!!! :cheer2:
     
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    Too funny!! :lmao:

    I love me my kids meals! :)


    Hi Deb!! :hug: :rotfl:

    We noticed at the end that there was no formal night. LOL

    Cass- Love the pics and the TR! You explained everything perfectly!
     
  19. dahuffy

    dahuffy Always Be Nice To The Lunch Lady

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    We're doing a 7 day on the Fantasy next year. Our first cruise was a 3 day Wonder back in '04. We swore we'd never do anything smaller than a 7 day after that. Did a 7 Day EC in '06 and then the 15 day EB Repo in '08.
     
  20. KingRichard

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    Wow

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put up all these great pics.

    While some people are complaining about the smallest things that went wrong you have provided so much for our family to look forward to.

    Food looks great and so many choices!

    I like that fact that you went out early and the place was empty and you could sit anywhere.

    Like anywhere else if you go to eat when the rest of the world arrives then there will be lines and shortage of seats.

    Thank you again!
     
  21. MomsOf2boys

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    Wow Cass, I didn't realize you had gone through such an ordeal in May. I'm so glad that you came through that and that Rob and Kira have you safe and sound~! Yikes! How terribly scarey!

    We never ate at the buffet on the Magic or Wonder. The kids preferred to grab chicken strips or pizza at lunch and since they were all teenagers, breakfast was normally slept through. I can't wait to see your pirate buffet pictures... that last cruise (KKers) we had several seasick people in our party... those were some high seas that night.
     

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