What to Expect on a Disney Cruise: Day 6Kim Inman
Our agent, Carrielyn Louie (from Seattle, WA) is sharing her blog with us about what to expect on a Disney Cruise. This is her sixth post in a series of seven where you’ll get an inside peek at what a 7-night Disney cruise is like.
As you awake on this 6th day you try not to think about how you only have two full days left of this cruise. Instead you vow to make it the most relaxing day at sea.
As the family starts to stir you call room service for some coffee and a couple of small breakfast items to tide you all over until you’re ready to head up to Cabanas for the breakfast buffet. You adults have reservations for brunch at Paolo so you’ll be keeping it light until then. You shower and get ready then take your coffee out onto the verandah while everyone else gets ready. You all take your time heading up to the pool deck where Cabanas is and then select light fare like yogurt and fruit. Kids though have piled their plates with bacon, sausage, Mickey waffles, and Krispy Kreme donuts.
You noticed when perusing your Navigator that there was something called “Jack-Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash” happening in the Lobby Atrium at 10am. Looks like a baby race of some sort and sounds like something you MUST see, so after breakfast you head down to check it out. You watch as babies race across a mat to determine who’s the fastest baby in the seven seas. Hilarious.
When it wraps up you drop the kids off at the kids club where they’ll make volcanoes and eat lunch (among other things). You get changed back in your stateroom into something a bit like cocktail attire before you head up to deck 12 to Palo for brunch. (requires a prior reservation to this adults-only restaurant.) You have access to a buffet that includes such things as assorted cereals, freshly baked breads, danish and breakfast pastries, pancakes, shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, smoked salmon and mixed greens, selection of cheeses and more! You also have the option of ordering a freshly made Italian pizza and Chef’s entree selections like chicken parmigiana. Finally you head back to the buffet for dessert selections like fresh fruit and berries, tiramisu, lemon meringue pie, and cappuccino mousse. You take your time between each round, enjoying the sounds of no children.
You grab the kids, change into swim gear, and head up to deck 10 for some swimming for a couple of hours before you’ll be putting the kids back into the kids club so you can have more grown up time. The Stingray, the drink of the day, looks good so you grab one and sit pool side to watch the kids. “The Princess & the Frog” is on the Funnel Vision and you relax and enjoy the movie.
Around 3pm you grab the gang to get cleaned up. After dropping the kids back off at the kids club you head to the Skyline bar in Europa on Deck 4 for a Mixology class (nominal fee required and early sign up required). It’s a small gathering and you enjoy getting to learn how to make drinks like the classic Martini, Mojitos, Margaritas, signature drink the Sunken Treasure, and a B-52.
Feeling pretty good you retrieve the kids and head back to the state room for a short nap before dinner. After resting awhile you get dressed in your semi-formal attire. Tonight you’ll be enjoying the Captain’s Gala Menu in Animator’s Palate. Feeling refreshed after your relaxing day you’re ready to eat well!
Once seated at your table you look over the menu. You first have to decide between the Aged Prosciutto and the Garlic and Herb Sauteed Shrimp (among other things) and you go with the shrimp. When deciding you had mentioned to your server you were having a tough time deciding and to your surprise they bring you both!
For your second course you’re feeling more like soup than salad you pick the minestrone over the wild forest mushroom soup. The sourdough bread that was provided earlier is a good accompaniment to the soup.
Now the toughest part, choosing which entree to go with! There are truly gourmet offerings this evening, including a lobster tail, yellow fin tuna, and venison medallions, along with a couple of others. It feels like a lobster kind of night to you so you order that. Served with lemon butter, bean casserole and saffron rice it was the perfect choice!
Dessert is a tough choice! How do you choose between Amaretto Cheesecake, Banana Creme Brulee and a Warm Chocolate Lava Cake??? You decide to compromise a bit and get the Sweet Temptations which gets you the Cheesecake and the creme brulee but adds in the apple pie. It’s all good!
Tonight’s show is called “Disney’s Believe”; Genie from Aladdin and many other beloved Disney characters takes a father on a magical journey to show him that anything is possible if you just believe! You enjoyed the show in the Walt Disney Theater while eating your Preludes snacks of popcorn and candy.
It’s a warm evening and the pool area is usually pretty quiet this time of night so you all decide to get in some good Aqua Duck time so you rush to your state room to get changed so you get as much water coaster time in as you can before it closes at 10pm. You drop your things on a lounge chair and head up to wait in the 2 person long queue. You ride the Aqua Duck probably 15 times before you’re ready to relax for a bit. The kids go a couple more rounds before it closes down for the night.
Before calling it a night by heading to your room you visit Luigi’s Pizza for a night time snack and the kids head over to the ice cream stations. You take your goodies back to the room where you relax in front of the television before nodding off for the night. You’re really looking forward to spending the next day at Disney’s very own Bahamian island, Castaway Cay!
If you have any questions about what to expect on day 6 please feel free to ask by contacting me.