Hooray indeed! I joked that when the power came on it was the 4th happiest moment of Judi's life (#1-3 where when each of the kids were born and #5 was when we got married)Hooray for power!
The kids clubs look really fun! We are taking our first cruise this summer and our daughter informed us she would prefer to spend as much time as possible in the kids clubs as opposed to with mom and dad. I can't say I blame her. They look awesome!
Thank you - we are really glad to have power back ... now to get to all the laundry we are backed up on!Glad you got your power back Phil! The kids club look really cool especially Andy's room.
Thanks Ryan - we are very glad to have power back!Glad you got power back!
Love the kids clubs! I wish I had the chance to go on a Disney Cruise as a kid.
Love the S.E.A. details as well. Lord Mystic and Harrison Hightower on the far left. Hightower is modeled after Joe Rohde, not many know that.
"hi" back atcha! And thank you! Yeah, kids are getting big - you don't realize it day-to-day but they are definitely getting older!checking in to say Hi. great report so far. Wow - I really can't believe how your family has grown!
I'm glad your power is back. Our area was hit too, but only certain neighborhoods were left in the dark. We were lucky it wasn't ours.
Thanks! Fortunately we all survived the storm pretty well all things considered - even the house, other than a few spots in our fence we will need to get fixed.For some reason I wasn't getting updates from your report, so here I am catching up!
Glad to hear your family is safe from the storm, and that you got your power back!
I love the Port Canaveral terminal. My Dad and I have gone out of Miami and Galveston, and I highly recommend just taking a cruise out of Port Canaveral. We have had pretty bad experiences in the other terminals.
My Dad and I have cruised quite a bit (on DCL and other cruise lines) to the point we know that we won't get the welcome aboard photo. I think we took it our first couple of DCL cruises, but we now pass it. We are always to excited to get onto the ship lol.
We also have started to go to the dining room (usually at the back of the ship) that is offering lunch instead of going up to Cabanas since it usually isn't as crowded as Cabanas. Every time we have done that, it has been a brunch style as well.
I have never been in the kids clubs, but some of the rooms look awesome. I really wish my parents would have taken me on a DCL cruise as a kid.
Looking forward to the rest of your Trip Report! I'm enjoying reading it!
The kids clubs did look fun! And at least my kids had a blast in them (especially Olivia and Peter, but Emma too - but I think she would want to leave sooner than the others)The kids clubs look so fun! It is almost like a taste of Toy Story Land! So glad you got your power back. Let's hope for some really boring weather for you now!
I was hoping the waves bit referred to the warm welcome that you got from all the friendly crew members. But I guess I'm not surprised. After our last Caribbean cruise in 2011, we vowed not to do another early March sailing again because of rough seas. But now we're booked on one because my son really wanted to do SWDAS. I guess we will have to hope that 2019 is a better weather year than 2018.Thank you! Definitely will cover the weather but *(spoiler alert*) the seas were pretty rough (thus the "and waves" part of the title of this trip report). The first few days were the worst and definitely made a difference when it got better later in the trip!
Power still out - no estimate for when it will be back, crew is starting to get restless
Edit: OUR POWER JUST CAME BACK!!!!!
It's definitely a find atmosphere at the sail away part and everyone is excited to get going, etc. The party itself I think is a bit more for the kids, but still fun for everyoneInterested in your thoughts on the book. I haven't gotten it yet but was intrigued of course by the podcast.
Looks like a great sail away party! I have seen it a view times online. I am sure it is a better atmosphere in person.
The Kids Clubs really are great and the staff there is amazing - and always seems like the kids are engaged with one thing or another whenever we picked them upThe Kids Club looks awesome! I can't wait for my kiddos to check them out this summer. What a nice touch getting the sparking wine for your arrival in the room!
I am also interested in the Book- I'm always looking for good reads on anything Disney!
Both my wife and myself have shirts and do enjoy wearing them, especially when out and about. I was wondering if anyone would comment on the shirt on the ship but no one didThe book looks great. I love my Connecting with Walt shirt. I wear it often and spread the word.
The sail away party was definitely fun - and for the whole family, definitely a Disney type show. I think the specific show on stage is a bit more for the kids to get involved but everyone is excited to get going and that moment you first realize the ship is moving is excitingThe sail away party looks like a lot of fun for the whole family. You also got some great pictures. Meeting up with the Facebook group seemed like a great idea because everyone got to meet new friends that you could have fun with on the cruise.
Thank you so much - I really appreciate the kind words and am glad you have found them helpful in the past! Best of luck in planning your cruise - I did find it quite a bit different than planning a trip to the parks (not better/worse, just different)So happy I found your trip report! I always find your trip reports helpful, and we are thinking of a cruise next year so excited to hear about your experience!
Thank you for joining!Following along and enjoying your trip report - thanks for sharing.