Disney Cruise Report! Its just less than a week to go. I would have starting posting sooner, but there has been a lot to do and the last two months practically flew by! (I will try to add art/pictures soon, I'm still trying to finish packing/preparing!) It wasnt until Christmas when I started getting excited about our Disney Cruise, I found out it would be on the brand new ship, and the first (official) eastern Caribbean cruise! My parents were being amazing and paying for the trip, myself, my sister, my husband, our son, and of course my parents were all going to go together. We decided on an Eastern Caribbean trip, since my mum was concerned about traveling to Mexico right now. She has always wanted to go on a cruise, so we figured this was the best choice! So we booked Disneys Fantasy (first Eastern Caribbean) for April 21st 28th! Our Fantasy Bound Family Laurean (Me) Disney File & Lover of all things animated Survival Gear: Sketchbook(always), camera, mommy bag of holding, seasickness pills. I am looking forward to relaxing, be immersed in all things Disney, draw a lot and enjoy the Fantasy as much as possible. Our Dear Son (2.5 years) Lost Boy in training Survival Gear: Perry the platypus, blanket from his good friend Linus van Pelt, missing mouse ears will be getting a new pair on the ship, tiger carry on that doubles as a toddler rider. DS is extremely clever and has been known to break out of multiple childproofed areas & daycares I hope the Nursery can handle him! Adam (Husband) - the serious one who grew up! XD Survival Gear: Hawaiian Shirt (always wears these on vacation, sort of a tradition), sunglasses, hat that will probably be replaced by a new one by the end of the trip!, flipflops, and cigars. His plan is hang out by the pool & the buffet. Clive (my dad) - A knight and avid jouster in his youth, has been known to cause quite a ruckus at the good old Rose & Crown in Epcot, he loves golf, and keeps asking me if there are any ziplining to be had. (He ziplines now? @.@) I suspect hell be riding the AquaDuck for sure, not to mentioning hanging out at OGills Pub! Survival Gear: A cool looking hat, sunglasses & white clothing Ann (my mum) - Southern lady and socialite. She is an avid genealogist (aka dead people gossip), and has been my rock of support with DS. She particularly wants to hang out in Oh La La for drinks. Survival Gear: big hat, a purse, and probably her ipad. (Since dad got her one, she always seems to have it!) Mary (my sister) Rockstar & California roadie. She loves all things music and isnt a bad singer herself. Survival Gear: Ruby Red slippers, her ipad, her laptop, and an assortment of fabulous clothing. The hitch: My parents and sister have never been on a cruise before. So, I was volunteered to organize and get all the necessary information (which lead me to these amazing boards!) I am the quirky family member who seems to have knowledge in random bits of information, especially Disney, so this sort of thing has become expected of me. While my family has been on cruises before, we had never been on a Disney one. So, for the new year I was tracking the Fantasys building process and learning everything I could including Disboards! I found our cruise group thread, and I cannot stress enough how amazingly wonderful and cool everyone on our cruise has been! Our group which is on DIS boards & facebook, is so supportive and willing to offer information. They are all amazing people, and I am so lucky to be sailing with them! I highly recommend ANYONE taking a Disney cruise to check out your cruise meet! Right now, trying to finish my FE gifts.. @_@ My family is packed and ready, it's just assembling everything that has NOT yet backed and putting it in its proper place. @_@ When I get back I plan on posting everything I can! Because even though the Fantasy is a new ship, I've learned so much from reading other trip reports! Thankyou ahead of time for reading!