Monday, August 28, 2017

Disney Dream Cruise: Day 2

Day 2:  Nassau

Our second day was fun.  We stayed onboard, and enjoyed the lower amount of people on the ship.  As we sailed into Nassau, I rode the AquaDuck.  It was right after we ate breakfast, so the line was short.  After about eight times, the line got longer, so I stopped riding.  I made my way back to our room, but I ran into my dad on the way.  He was going to come up and ride with me.  We went back up to the pool deck, and rode the AquaDuck more.  As more people finished breakfast, the line got longer.  When it got really long, we decided to go to Donald's Pool to watch Funnel Vision.  Later, I went up to Goofy's Sports Deck to take some pictures of some ships in port.
There were two Carnival ships in port.  This one was sailing in after we docked.

The Carnival Elation was docked before we did.
The front of the Norwegian Sky, with huge floral artwork.
After some good photos, I went to Edge, where we went to play shuffleboard on Deck Four.  I'm not that good at shuffleboard, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that hard.  After shuffleboard, I went back to Edge to play Super Smash Bros.  I was one of the top best players.  I met someone that's dad works on the Dream.  He showed me his Key to the World Card and it said, "Guest of _______________"  It must be cool to have a dad that works on a Disney Cruise.  I spent most of the afternoon at Edge, but I went to Making of the Dream, shown here.  It was very interesting.


Read at your own risk!

We had dinner at Animator's Palette, with Crush the turtle from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory talking to multiple families.  One funny family, from Minnesota, got asked how they say hello in Minnesota.  They said, "Heeeeeyyyy Girrrrrrrrrrrllll"  Soon, Crush asked us to practice the Minnesotian Hello.  It was so funny.


Throughout the day, I took lots of pictures.  Here are just a few of them.

I remember this statue from the Fantasy!

Our second day was fun.  Our third day, was even better!  Day 3 is coming soon!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

You're Probably Asking: What Happenned to the Other Days of the Cruise?

I had a great time on my cruise.  It was a three-night Bahamian cruise on the Dream.  The Dream was the first cruise ship I had ever been on, so I remembered a lot.  Additionally, we were on the Fantasy in January, so we had no problem finding our way around.  There are a few reasons why I didn't blog about days 2 or 3.  First, I ran out of internet, and second, I think that when I'm on a cruise, there's so much to do, I don't have time to blog.  I do have a lot of pictures from an old camera I brought, but on the second night, it broke!  Before the cruise, I thought 3 nights would be too short, but afterward, it didn't feel as short.  The day we flew home was the worst day we had.  Not because we had to get off the ship, but because of how long we were at the airport.  We got to Orlando International Airport at 9:30 AM, and left after 7:00 PM!  We were there for almost 10 hours!  We had a flight on Southwest airlines, which was supposed to leave at 2:30 PM.  We left the gate at 3:00, but waited over an hour on the plane, but we had to go back to the gate to change our route because of "weather".  My dad checked the weather for Washington DC, and it was cloudy.  I didn't like spending a whole day at an airport, and because of this, we won't fly on Southwest Airlines again.  When we finally got home in Virginia, it was almost midnight.  Has this ever happened to you?

We went to an interesting presentation called "Making of the Dream"  It was in Pub 687, in the District.  Fun fact:  687 is the Dream's hull number, and the 687th ship built at Meyer Werft Shipyard.  The Fantasy is number 688.  It was hosted by Brad, someone who my mom recognized.  She asked him where he was in January, and amazingly, he was on the Fantasy!  He was the same Brad!  On the Fantasy, we met him while everyone gathered for the snorkeling Port Adventure in Tortola.  Pub 687 was really cool!  There were pictures of the Dream during construction, and behind the bar, there was art made out of scrap metal from construction!  Did you know that it was built in sections and then wielded together?  It's kind of like a giant LEGO set!  I learned a lot from the presentation.  If you're ever on the Dream, you should really go!

Sadly, school starts tomorrow, and I won't blog as often.  It feels like summer break gets shorter every year.  At least we have a cruise in January!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Disney Dream Cruise: Day 1

Day 1, August 18th:  Port Canaveral

Welcome aboard!  We are now on the Disney Dream!  I am really happy to be here.  We flew to Orlando the day before, so we wouldn't miss our cruise.  It was an extremely long flight.  When we flew over Orlando, the weather was bad and they wouldn't let our plane land for thirty minutes.  Since the plane didn't have enough fuel to fly around for thirty more minutes, we had to go to Tampa to refuel.  It was a crazy flight.  The next day, we went to the Disney Cruise Line terminal to start our cruise!

After a short wait, they finally called us to get on the Dream!  When we first got into the atrium, the whole room welcomed us.  After that, we went straight to Cabanas for lunch.

After we ate, my brother and I decided to go to Edge, the tween space.  There weren't any other kids at Edge, so we left.  I spent the afternoon taking pictures, walking around the ship, and hanging out at Edge.  At 4:00, it was time for the mandatory drill.  We had to go to assembly station A, which was in the Walt Disney Theater.  After we left the theater, we went up to Deck 11 for the Sailing Away party.  I wore my swimsuit to the party so I could ride the AquaDuck, but the line was the longest I had ever seen it.  It made no sense!  It was normally the time when the line is short!  I ended up not riding it at all.

I'm about to run out of data for internet, so I can't blog much more.  I might be able to blog when I get home from the cruise.  I really thought it would last longer.  Well, before I run out of internet, "Sea ya real soon!"

Monday, August 14, 2017

Coming Up... A Cruise!

This Friday, my family and I are heading to Port Canaveral for a Disney Cruise!  We're going on a 3-Night Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream.

Our Cruise Itinerary (Picture from  My brother told me to cite the picture.)
Since my family can't fit into just one stateroom, we need  two.  We are in Forward on Deck 7.  Each day during the cruise, I am planning to blog about what I do.  We aren't going to get off the ship at Nassau, because we aren't a huge fan of it.  Last time we were there, on the Magic, we went to Atlantis.  It would have been fun, but there were 5 large cruise ships in port.  We had to wait around 30 minutes for the whole family to get a raft for the lazy river.  We ended up leaving shortly after that.  But, after we got back on the ship, we had more fun than we ever could have at Atlantis, and we promised ourselves that the next time we go to Nassau, we treat it like a day at sea (with less people).  It'll probably be an excellent time to ride the AquaDuck.  I already planned to ride it at least 40 times in 3 nights!  I can't wait!  This cruise will be a great way to end the summer.  Sadly, school is right around the corner.  At least we have another cruise planned after this!

Cruise Details
Ship:  Dream
Itinerary:  3-Night Bahamian Cruise
From:  Port Canaveral
Dates:  August 18th, 2017 - August 21st, 2017
Room Type:  Verandah
Schedule:  18th:  Port Canaveral | 19th:  Nassau | 20th:  Castaway Cay | 21st:  Port Canaveral 😢

-Look on the blog from August 18-21 for daily reports!-