Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by podsnel, Dec 1, 2010.
Glad you're back, Tammy!!
I KNOW!!! But it was only Tyler- Tim yelled at him!
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Just wanted to say- I could just write ROTFLMAO after everything you say, and that would work for me- you totally crack me up! So glad those silly holidays are over so you can post on here again.
Thanks for the PM!! I'm so happy YOU'RE here!!! I've been waiting for you!!
It was a Carnival Cruise, not Disney. There was too many unchaperoned teens that got trips for graduation. The pictures of your Disney Cruise are very tempting, as I really did love cruising.
Oh, I'm so glad- I didn't think it could be, but anything is possible, I suppose. Carnival kind of has that reputation- although I think they have gotten better than they used to be. I have a friend who went on with her family of 7 and loved it. But the drunk/rowdy/party thing is kind of the opposite of DCL, KWIM? I'm sure it can happen, but it's not what DCL is known for, if that makes any sense at all.
Reading the TR must be rubbing off on me...i did the FB thing and registered to win the European Cruise...lol ships never go down in the Meditteraean
Good girl!! Baby steps.....better get your life preserver ready, I'm SURE you're gonna win!
Tonight was dinner in Lumiere's, the French Dinner (rotational menu) preceded by the show that is relatively new, Villians Tonight (this used to be the Golden Mickeys). We enjoyed the shows SO much the last cruise, that this time I wanted to make sure to hit anything we did not see the last time. After relaxing on the balcony a bit, and wondering why this jetski was SO FAR out to sea....
Well, I guess it wasn't THAT far out, but it just looks weird, doesn't it? Anyway, I grabbed Timmy, who was my show buddy last time, and we went to see the show.
I thought it was cute- it just seemed really long to me, and I don't know if that's because it IS a long show, or if it's because my eyes were EXHAUSTING me. Either way, I definitely enjoy Dreams and Twice Charmed much more than this show, those I would not miss on my next cruise, but this I might take a pass on. Although, it IS very cool to see all the bad guys together up there. I would DEFINITELY go if you have not seen it. And Maleficent, once again, even at 48, still scares the livin CRAP outta me!
On to another adventure in dining...at this point, we were not expecting a whole lot, and were just thankful for the fact that our servers were warm and friendly, and the food tasted so good. We didn't have big plans for the night, and so we were prepared for a long dinner, INCLUDING dessert!!
But guess what happened.
And this is why Disney, once again, rocks my world.
We sat down, and Miki, our Server, ran right over- she felt HORRIBLE that we had missed dessert the night before. And we explained to her that we REALLY wanted to see that show, and that we just wanted to make sure we weren't late. So she went on to say that SHE felt she was not providing fast enough service for us, so she had asked the Head Server, Gabor, to give her a hand.
Seriously? She threw herself under the bus just to make sure we would be happy? Who DOES that? Who tells their boss that they're too slow and could you help me?? WOW- I am impressed, aren't you? I mean, I am assuming he has some sort of authority over her- which could be totally incorrect. But the fact that Gabor had come over to us on the first night to introduce himself to us, and clearly said, "Please tell me if the service is too slow or too fast for you, we want you to have a wonderful experience in the dining rooms at night", well...even THAT is impressive. But the fact that he REALLY meant it- who knew?
DisneyCruise Line ROCKS!
I was starting with a tini- Cosmopolitan L'Orange
Grey Goose L'Orange, Grand Marnier, Cranberry Juice, dash of lime juice
It was wonderful.....
Timmy had Applewood Smoked Bacon and Wild Mushroom Tart
with Creamy Leeks (I KNOW!! I couldn't believe it either! )
Gotta love when they try something out-of-the-box because they're on a Disney Ship! Both Tyler & I had-"Gaston's" Escargots Gratinés
Herb-marinated Snails with Finely Chopped Mushrooms, topped with Garlic Butter
It was delicious and we loved it. Tyler had a mystery smoothie- and once again, failed at the challenge (I think this one had some of everything in it!)
Finally, Pods had Tomato and Basil Soup
Rich blend of Tomatoes, fresh Basil, and Cream
It was very tasty, I was surprised! Next, our main courses, which came out PERFECTLY timed. I chose Slowly Braised Lamb Shank
With a Creamy Polenta and Portobello Mushroom in a Red Wine Sauce and WOWWEE, am I ever glad I did- this was EXCELLENT, if you enjoy lamb in a stewy form, really soft meat and delicious polenta. YUM......
I felt sooo crappy, and this was soooo comforting. Timmy went with Grilled Beef Tenderloin
On Olive-Oil Smashed Potatoes, Bacon-wrapped Green Beans, and Tamarind-Barbecue Reduction (after we explained to him it was steak!)-
Tyler saw the word lobster, and that was IT for him!! He had Three-Cheese Lobster Macaroni
Lobster Meat, Gruyère, and Cheddar Cheese Sauce tossed with Tubular Pasta and topped with a Parmesan Wafer-
I asked him if he liked it, and he did- but I wish I had tried it, because this is one of the dishes that gets blasted as being way less than wonderful here on DIS. I was just so happy with the lamb, I couldn't tear myself away!!
Pods felt like fish, so he had Lumiere's Seared Sea Bass
With a Mushroom Herb Risotto, Sweet Onion Marmalade, and garnished with a Potato Crisp
It, too, was a winner. Gabor had told us at the beginning of the meal that we were in for a treat, this is his favorite menu on the ship. He was so right- we loved this dinner.
Our places were cleared...and then came the moment of truth- will we or won't we have dessert?? Up next!
And when it came time for dessert....Timmy asked to be excused- he was sleepy and wanted to go lie down a little.
So we said, "SEE YA! We're havin' DESSERT!!"
Lucky me, I had Grand Marnier Soufflé
With Vanilla Sauce
It was FABULOUS! Pods always wants a chocolate thing, so he got Chocolate Mousse
With Brandy-marinated Cherries
There was no way Tyler was passing up an Ice-Cream Sundae
Served with Vanilla Ice-Cream, Praline Petite Choux, Chocolate Sauce and a Hazelnut Croquant
Miki was so disappointed to see Timmy had gone- we were all kind of tired, to be honest, and we assured her that it was NOT her fault (it was actually the fault of the Boo-like midget who woke up screaming at her Daddy EVERY FREAKIN MORNING at 6 am. "NO...DADDY!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! DADDY...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" is what we woke up to EVERY DAY and we were pretty tired because of it by this day of the cruise. What the heck was Daddy DOING to that kid???? It sounded bloody AWFUL! But more about that on our last day.) Anyway, she INSISTED we bring something to him- well....he loves vanilla ice cream with sprinkles...can you do that? OF COURSE!!!!! So while we were enjoying our DELICIOUS final course, Miki went back to get that for our youngest.
The dining room staff- all three of them- really made such an effort for us that night. It was crystal clear that they were very motivated to make our dining special. We left lumiere's feeling highly satisfied!!
Back at the cabin-
Tyelr said, "Look a bunny" in a voice that I can't begin to explain...
While Timmy, half ready for bed, enjoyed his special dessert-
We decided it would be a good idea to just hang in the cabin tonight- we were all feeling the Boo-Effect and knew it would be arriving at the crack of Daddy's %$$ early tomorrow....so we got ready for bed while watching Karate Kid or Clash of the Titans AGAIN (which was fine- we were finally seeing the whole thing now. The movies on the TV on the Magic are always EXCELLENT. On RCCL, when we go in August, they have Pay per View instead. Just one of many Disney differences we'll be missing, I'm sure)...
Do you see all the books? The only downside of taking a cruise in November- even though we had picked a time when they had some time off- was the schoolwork that had to come with us, and that they had to work on every day. REALLY looking forward to our August cruise- I'm HOPING there will be no homework on that one! Fingers crossed!
Up next- it's a day of Mexican DISfun! 100 DISers take over Nachi Cocum in Cozumel!
Finally ............ DESSERT!!!
Yeah! Love the update - brought back a whole lot of memories! Even though we have never cruised on the Magic - that menu definitely looks FAMILIAR!!!
Had the Cosmopolitan - yummy drink
Tom had the lamb and the fish the other cruise, while I had the mushroom tart and the lobster pasta - no complaints - they were ALL disneylicious!!!!
Tom even had the souffle on our first cruise and someone had the chocolate mousse!
Now that neighbour daddy would have really ticked ME off!
School work on a cruise SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry - yes, I teach but they should BAN school books on a cruise!
Tom just showed me a youtube video of someone who obviously missed the Magic in Cozumel! He had to be shipped out on a pilot boat! The comments of the people at the end of the video were priceless!
Okay, I am ready for more!
yay Laura! I'm so proud of you!
Ellen, you can work on her in May!
I saw that video! Too funny! And you don't ever want to do the "walk of shame" up the dock after last call - people hang out on the decks and balconies and cheer for you!
It really sucks having to bring school work with you. Do not the teachers know Disney is educational and they do not need to add more education to the ... Just kidding, since we often travel during the school year, we also, bring school work. When Sarah attended Montessori it was no big deal for her to miss a week during the school year, but now that she is in a traditional school the teachers have to "teach to the group" and not "to the individual". Thus (so the teachers tell me) homework on vacation is needed to keep her up with the class. Big sigh here...
Ellen, looks like you had a wonderful beach day in GC! I saw you eating outside at Topsiders, and all I could think was "watch out for the bees!" So no trouble with them I guess? Maybe on our GC day the bees were acting weird because of the hurricanes.
I'm happy you finally got good service and your dinner was awesome!
Too bad your relaxing vacation had a 6am alarm! That is something I noticed, also. I think the walls on DCL are thinner than on RCCL. I liked the balcony walls on RCCL better, too - they went all the way out to the edge. On DCL, they don't quite go all the way out top to bottom, and our foreign neighbor kept peeking over on our side - even looking in to our cabin! Maybe you can invite him for your next Naughty mud excursion!
Anyone have a working address for the Magic?
I want to send a Christmas card to our server and it came back no
I had used the same address before.
Glad to be here. Like I said I am experiencing WDW withdrawal. Thankfully my sweet and brilliant Chloe is requesting WDW for her bat mitzvah gift. She is a budding chef and love Halloween so what better time to choose than during MNSSHP and F&W Festival. It will be worth the 22 month wait.
Back to your report. I enjoyed the first two installments up through MNSSHP.
I love that your family has to pee on demand. That is so me too! Easier to do what I require right off as it ends up my way any how.
Dig the tye dye shirts!
LMAO at the $30.99 worth of food. When we go to Texas Roadhouse Chloe always asks if she can just eat rolls and not order anything. I used to fight her on this until I realized I was continually wasting money on a meal we'd take home and eventually throw away. On NYD we went to Texas Roadhouse and her dinner consisted of 5 rolls, 3 bites of my steak, and a milk.
Was that a 1 br or 2 br at BCV? Love that you don't all cram into a Studio. Way to travel!
Having the bar mitzvah be the muse for the 'staches cracked me up- that's _hittin' funny!
During our last trip to Disneyland this past December, if it weren't for my friend, I too would have enjoyed the fireworks and parade alone. I am a fireworks junkie. My family would rather conquer thrill rides. haters.
I had to watch it twice, as I was laughing so hard, I couldn't understand everything that got said on the video! I was picturing the poor guy having to report back to Captain Mickey!
Glad to see you got dessert this meal! Your servers sound like they were awesome. They really made this meal extremely enjoyable for you. I hope they continue that kind of service. And I guess that is the DISNEY difference.
And what is up with the little girl next door? That just doesn't sound right. And I have to honestly say that I have never heard any of our neighbors while we have been on the ship. Noises from out in the hall, yeah, but next door, no. Just please say it wasn't every single morning. That would really peeve a person off.
Hate the homework scenario. Hope the boys get it done.
That is so incredible of your server to request help even though it may look bad on her to her boss! I hope she was just new and didn't have her routine down yet. She seems deserving of the chance to get it all worked out. The food looks so good..and dessert..finally!!
What a way to wake up evey morning. Can't wait to hear what that was all about.
Must go try to find this. Sounds hilarious
I feel for you with the Miss Boo problem. Imagine having four drunk college guys in the cabin next to you. They had parties every night until 4am.
The food looked so good, I'm starting to think about a cruise again. I love Cozomel, really would like to go back there.
All the food looked wonderful Ellen !! I think the steak appealed the most to me !!I was intriqued with the bacon wrapped green beans !!!!
OMG i love escargot, i always get 2 and order 1 for the table to try.. they never do so I get 3 yeah me LOL
So glad you got dessert.. it all looked yummy. And how awesome of the server to throw herself under the bus.. err boat.. ship? LOL
Hope if we get on a cruise again (disney) they still have some of those shows... i dont remember much of them, maybe i wont drink as much next time.... HA right.
Cruising at school time sucks.. ill never do it again.
got to go find that video of the guy missing the ship. funny
and Tammy its not that we cheer them on.. its that we totally bag on them.. like hurry your drunk @$$ up LOL
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