Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Look!

If you have been on the site recently, you may have noticed that the blog looks different.  Well, you're right!  The black background is supposed to look like the 4 Disney Cruise ships.  I didn't like how the old picture of the Fantasy didn't scroll down with you, so I changed it.  I also changed the blog logo.  Looks good, right?  It took me a surprisingly long time to do that.  I had to download the font, find the logo, change the background, get the same color as the Disney Cruise Line logo, then add the word "Kid" below.  I hope you like the new look, and I look forward to covering much more news this summer.  School ends on June 9th, and I can't wait 78 days for our next cruise!  But, since time travel isn't possible, I guess I have to wait.  On a completely unrelated note, the Magic is in Europe, the Wonder is in Alaska, the Dream is in the Bahamas, and the Fantasy is in the Caribbean.  I hope the new look makes my blog look better than ever! 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oh No! Disney Fantasy Mechanical Issue!

Earlier this week, the Disney Fantasy left Port Canaveral on a 3-Night cruise with two stops at Castaway Cay.  Yesterday evening, during the second dinner seating, an unexpected mechanical issue made the Fantasy sail slower than the usual full speed.  Normally, the Fantasy arrives at Port Canaveral early in the morning, but later this morning, it sailed in much later than usual.  That's not the craziest part.  It was sailing in with a tugboat assist!  Check out this tweet from PTZtv, the website that provides a live streaming of many ports.  Click here to see.  As of when this post was published, the Fantasy still hasn't left port.  I feel bad for anyone who was on the previous cruise and the ones that are onboard right now.

Here is an email from DCL to guests that should be onboard right now.


We are contacting you with important information related to your sailing today (May 20).
Due to an unexpected mechanical issue, the Disney Fantasy will have a delayed arrival into Port Canaveral today. Once the ship arrives, the onboard Guests will need to complete the debarkation process before boarding can begin for your sailing this afternoon.

As a result of this unexpected delay, we are asking Guests to postpone their arrival to the terminal building by at least 3 hours after your selected port arrival time, but no later than 5:30pm today. We encourage you to enjoy lunch on your own, and we will provide a $25 onboard credit per Guest.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will send updates as needed. For the most up-to-date information, Guests are invited to call 1-866-325-4243.

We appreciate your understanding during this unexpected delay and look forward to welcoming you onboard.
The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line

This is bad news for the guests and Disney Cruise Line.  I have no idea when the Fantasy will leave today.  Luckily, the three other ships are doing well.  In fact, the Magic is on its way to Europe, and the Wonder is heading to Vancouver.  I hope everything turns out well.

If you would like to watch the Fantasy live, follow this link.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Disney Fantasy Out of Dry Dock

Earlier this week, the Disney Fantasy left Freeport with brand new changes (previously mentioned here).  It is now on a 3-night cruise with two days at Castaway Cay.  I think they are doing this cruise to get the Fantasy back on schedule (leave on Saturday, come back the next Saturday)  This was the Fantasy's first "reimagination" with the Wonder at the end of last year and the Dream a few years back.  A reimagination was just what the Fantasy needed to keep in best shape.  Now, it's better than ever!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday to Disney Cruise Line (and me)!

For Disney Cruise Line, May 3 is a special day.  It's their birthday🎂!  For me, May 3 is also a special day.  It's my birthday too!  Recently, I found out that I share a birthday with Disney Cruise Line!  Even though the Magic was launched in 1998, the company itself started in 1996.  Sorry it's a day late, DCL, but happy late birthday!  And also, May the Fourth Be With You!