You bet your aft we had a good time! A Wonder trip report Update 12/30 p.59-611

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by rentayenta, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826
    :welcome: A cruise is less overwhelming in my opinion. :goodvibes It seems more so at first because it's all new but it actuality there isn't nearly as much to plan, on short cruises like our 5 nights any way. ​



    He was just so ridiculous. His poor wife. :duck:


    The crepe was amazing. It was a regular crepe, I just added the fresh coconut shavings and ice cream. It was heavenly. :lovestruc Did you make the crepes this weekend?​





    Wowzers! ::yes:: Pam and I do late seating. Always late seating. :thumbsup2


    :goodvibes Loved second. In fact, our meals were one of my favorites parts of the cruise. ​

    Have you started a trip report? Was your cruise just wonderfuL? ​

    I like room service. It wasn't filling but it took the hunger edge off and was a nice wake up. A prefer a tap on the door compared to a phone ringing very loudly. :scared:

    Thanks! I love that tumbler too. ​



    Yes, we met Jesus. Jesus is a funny fellow for sure. He was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. ​

    Ashely was also in the Sail Away party. Cute girl, lots of energy. ​

    Once? LOL! We ordered every morning but the last as well as twice in the afternoon on just a 5 night cruise. :blush:

    Thank you. I was really starting to think we wouldn't get it and I was coming up with all sorts of alternative sleeping plans.

    Here's some pixiedust: I hope yours comes through. ​

    Was the dining room loud? I swear I didn't notice. Haha! I don't hear dogs bark either. I think it's a gift, Michael calls it a curse. ;)

    Very. They became as likable as they were crazy. :upsidedow I felt sorry for the tweens and they ended up spending more and more time with us. ​

    9 sea days? What did you do all day everyday? ​

    He's freaking out. I sent you a PM. :goodvibes



    It was delicious! I liked them all but the Cosmo was a little too strong. And I generally order a LIT without gin. No likey gin. ​
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    7,024
    That crepe sounds soooooo amazing!! YUM!! I have yet to visit that Pirate buffet- it is a complete mystery to me, lol! The nachos look yummy too-

    ROLLING laughing at the thought of Josh on your shoulders to get back at that jerk! :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Now THAT'S a selfie i wanna see!!! :rotfl2:

    Add me to the list of people who want to know what happened to that ball! Do you ever find out?
     
  4. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826


    The crepe was fabulous but that's totally my kind of dessert; warm, buttery, and not overly sweet. :lovestruc

    I'll go into details when I go into Cozumel (next update) about the missing ball. :headache:

    I know right, Joshua on my shoulders. :rotfl2:
     
  5. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,361
    I had industrial strength magnet tape and that did not do the trick. The doors have been repainted so often that the layers of paint on some of the doors are so thick that the magnets don't work. My printer also is not very good with printing pictures so I always have my graphics printed by one of the online photo processing sites. Still, I have about a year until the next cruise so I may invest in another printer by then.


    The cruise was amazing. I have not started on the trip report yet. I have started to download a few photos, but have many more to go. I am hoping to post the first installment on June 5th. That should give me enough time to get myself organized and catch up with all the other little things in real life that were waiting for me when I got back.

    Unfortunately Ashley's days with DCL are numbered. She is going on vacation in July to go to Italy and then she will be back for one contract before moving to Italy long-term. I wish her every happiness, but I am sad that I won't see her again.

    I know what you mean about being woken up by the phone ringing, but I like to hear Mickey's voice first thing in the morning.

    I am quite sensitive to noise and to me the dining rooms are really loud on Pirate Night.

    9 sea days as such is no problem. We have had that many sea days on other cruises. Strictly speaking, we had that many sea days on this cruise if you count the crossing day and I still did not manage to do everything that I would have liked to do. However, psychologically there is a big difference for me if it is a one-way cruise like our Panama Canal cruises or our transatlantic cruise or a round-trip cruise like Hawaii. I don't mind having 9 sea days if they are part of getting somewhere, but if I spend 9 sea days ending up where I started, that is different.

    I like my gin. The biggest surprise for me was during another tasting where we had a Martini made with Bourbon and I actually really liked it.

    I will respond to your PM later.

    Corinna
     
  6. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826
    I was wondering about that. Some places on the door the magnets totally stuck and on others, they'd fall off without another small magnet to hold it on. I used magnet paper from the same place too. :confused3



    Real life. :headache: :laughing: Please PM me when you begin. Sometimes I miss them if I don't get the bat signal. ​

    She's moving to Italy? very cool. Hope its for some new wonderful life adventure. ​



    That makes total sense. One way is vacation/transportation. I understand that. I don't know that I could handle 9 sea days. While I'd like to try a full week cruise, I don't think I could handle much more, right now. ​

    I think that's a Manhatten or Rob Roy; or are those made with whiskey? ​


    No hurries. :goodvibes





    Update coming.......​
     
  7. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    14,012
    I may be losing my mind. I don't remember any kind of buffet after the pirate party on either cruise! Now, to be fair, our Wonder Pirate night was basically a bust due to weather, it was all inside. On that cruise there was one dessert buffet, but it was at Triton's.

    I like the show and the fireworks but honestly have no desire to be down there dancing.

    GAH on the soccer ball. They are not cheap and they are special. Especially at certain ages. I swear K used to sleep with a world cup one my folks brought home from Germany 4 years ago.
     
  8. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826


    Maybe Pam can chime in as she's cruised before but we had a full on dessert buffet and it also had turkey legs, nachos stuff, and all kinds of goodies. It was pretty cool. I have heard rumors that Disney may do a Star Wars party on some cruises. That would be fun too! I think folks are sort of over the pirate stuff but I would dress up again for sure.

    I would have liked to have been with the masses during this first one but now I'll never get my chance. The hoodlums will be much too cool on our next cruise. Or maybe they'll have cycled back around from CoolVille. LOL!

    I am so wanting to tell the kids and M but need to wait. :hyper:

    Joshua was sleeping with this ball pre-cruise. The lack of answers up until this point was frustrating to say the least. :headache: he got that ball as a gift for his bar mitzvah too. of course it wasn't going to last forever but we planned on at least a year or two. ​
     
  9. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,361
    A number of people in our part of the ship had trouble with stuff falling off the doors. This included whiteboards with very heavy duty magnets. I could not even get the DVC magnets to stick.

    I will send you a PM with the link to the trip report once I got started.

    Yes, Ashley is off to Italy. Her partner is from there and he wants to go back home after working at Remy on the Dream for some time.

    The long cruises are truly magical. There is a bunch of extra entertainment, lectures and usually some special guests on the ship. There is plenty to do. On our 2011 Panama Canal Cruise, we had Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) on the ship. Meeting him was amazing.

    If I remember correctly, the cocktail with the Bourbon was called Washington Apple. It was very nice.

    Corinna
     
  10. Misskitty3

    Misskitty3 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,439
    The crepe was amazing. It was a regular crepe, I just added the fresh coconut shavings and ice cream. It was heavenly. :lovestruc Did you make the crepes this weekend?​


    I didn't get around to making them ...too busy with multiple trips to Home Depot, painting, planting grass, trips to Costco. I am going to try to make them this weekend instead!


    Btw, I am so excited for all of you cruising in October 2015!!:banana:
     
  11. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,799
    On the cruises I've been on the dessert buffet has always been in the buffet restaurant around 10:30-11:00 on pirate night, after the fireworks. We did Palo on pirate night on the Fantasy and I was unbelievably sleepy. We didn't even go check out the desserts. They don't seem to advertise it anywhere on the navigator, somebody pointed out if they did and the whole cruise went to eat it would be a mad house!
     
  12. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826


    Thanks! I am so elated about this next cruise to Mexico! pixiedust:


    Ah The Home Depot etc....I hear ya. We were slackers this weekend but next will be full of home stuff. Did you get new grass? ​

    Thanks for chiming in. :thumbsup2 I can't imagine how packed the pirate buffet would be if advertised and with double the ship capacity. :scared1:

    Are you going to do a report from your Mother's Day cruise? :flower3:
     
  13. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,799
    You think I should? I'm still on the fence.
     
  14. Misskitty3

    Misskitty3 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,439
    Parts of our yard needed some reseeding...no grass yet but hopefully by next week we will see some green! It is supposed to be nice and warm this weekend!:sunny::sunny::sunny:
     
  15. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826


    Of course but you know how I feel about trip reports. Would it help if I sped this up? I'm planning on updating Cozumel (the day part ;)) tonight. ​




    Yay for sunshine! It's been so nice here too. I'm so ready for some continuous 80* days. :cloud9:
     
  16. jen2207

    jen2207 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    391
    Hi I've been enjoying your trip report, but I don't post much. Just wanted to pop in and say that I was looking at the suggested packing list on the disney cruise website and it says "no sporting goods" allowed. Right below where it says no firearms. So I guess soccer balls and firearms are equally confiscated. Lol
     
  17. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826

    :welcome: and :rotfl2: Thanks for joining in. :thumbsup2

    I saw where it said sporting goods but gave examples of like bats and hockey sticks. I'll get more into the ball situation but can tell you that balls are allowed and if they aren't, Disney is very inconsistent with the policy. :upsidedow
     
  18. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,799
    No no no, please don't try to be speedy on my account! I just haven't had much time since I've gotten back to start it. Two of our tablemates gave me their emails to let them know I'd started one. They were fascinated with my taking pictures of all our food :laughing:
     
  19. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826




    :lmao: That hilarious! I love the food picture taking. Even our table mates got into it. Maybe like begets like? :rotfl:

    I won't rush then but am trying to update tonight.

    When do you leave for the wedding? ​
     
  20. Angeejoe

    Angeejoe DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,105
    You should always do a TR as yours are so awesome :goodvibes
     
  21. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    24,826
    So we got back to the room after a very fun pirate night, put the room service ticket on the outside of the door, and saw the red light blinking on the phone. Ah a message! Maybe it was guest services and indeed the Port did confiscate Joshua’s soccer ball and it would be there waiting once we returned to Miami?

    Or maybe not.

    Or definitely not.

    At all.

    It was guest services calling to inform me that they spoke with someone at the Port and they had no record of his ball being confiscated. Disney also had no record of his ball being confiscated and indeed they wouldn’t take it as soccer balls are not a prohibited item per this CM.

    So this meant that someone took the ball. I don’t know who or where but it was gone and there was no trace of it. We were less than pleased.

    I called down to guest service to see if we could borrow a ball, got some song and dance, and my request was declined. Guest services 1, me 0.

    Having done my homework, I knew there would be a Mega or some other grocery chain nearby. We’d go and grab him a new (cheap) soccer ball to have for our Mexico and CC days. He brought the ball for that reason. I told Joshua my plan and he seemed satisfied.

    In all honesty the missing ball did not dampen our moods. We were heading to Mexico baby!



    Cozumel!

    We woke up early to the sound of a faint knock from room service. Love those guys. They are polite and mellow in their delivery. They brought the food in, set it up, and I tipped accordingly.

    Here are the Navigator’s for the day. Now I would explain to you the time change but it confused me so much I can’t. I think Cozumel was naturally an hour behind ship time but we needed to subtract another hour to get the real time. No clue. LOL!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I had been chatting with Beth from here and our FB group and we decided to share a taxi to Nachi Cocom. I had read that it was $20 one way, we ended up paying the equivalent of $8 USD each in Pesos. Love saving a little money when I can.

    Nachi is an all inclusive private beach and bar that takes up to 100 guests per day. More if you pay enough to get in at the gate. Thats a story for later that day. ;) I would visit Nachi again in a heartbeat!

    Beth was traveling with her hubby Chase and this was their anniversary trip. Oh my gosh they are the nicest people ever.

    There was also another party from our FB group who was attending a vowel renewal. This party included some of the ladies from the Mixology. I think of the 100 allowed Nachi guests, folks from the Wonder took up about 40 spots. party:

    Back to sunrise and arriving early morning in Cozumel. This is from our verandah. I mean really, how did we luck out with this view?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Another attempt at making the sewage taste not like sewage. :lmao: This time I added regular milk and sugar.

    [​IMG]

    Boats in the bay:

    [​IMG]

    One of the other 8 ships in Port for the day:

    [​IMG]

    Touristy shopping area of Cozumel:

    [​IMG]

    We had planned to meet Chance and Beth at the buffet before heading to Nachi Cocom. We weren’t that hungry but met them and took a glance at the buffet. I ended up getting a hash brown patty and it was delicious.

    Off we went to go through the Port, to the Mega, and then a taxi to Nachi.

    It was now about 8:30 am I believe due to all of the time changes. Chase wore a watch so I knew we’d make it back.

    Passing the Starbuck’s I was very tempted to log into the wifi and connect but I promised myself I wouldn’t. I prevailed and survived! :woohoo:

    We walked through the shopping area and to the Mega in no time. We found Joshua a soccer ball no problem. I love my no so rusty Spanish. Having just returned from a week in Zihuatanejo a month earlier, my Spanish was still decent. I also bought us all some kakawates limones (lime peanuts).

    We grabbed a cab outside the Mega and headed to Nachi. I took a few pics on the way.

    Ahhhh, the ocean. Look at that blue!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    On this next pic, look through the windshield and see the Federales. Joshua was unnerved by this site.

    [​IMG]

    A cruise ship, not sure which brand:

    [​IMG]

    A few more sites:

    [​IMG]

    There is not a helmet big enough to make me ride or rent a scooter in Mexico:

    [​IMG]

    Another ship (that makes 4 including us and there was set to be 8 total):

    [​IMG]

    Ruins of some sort:

    [​IMG]

    And finally our destination:

    [​IMG]


    Up next: a day at Nachi. To be continued…..






     

Share This Page