Yesterday night Emily got to sleep in a big queen size bed, she felt a bit lonely and asked me (papa) to join her. Emily slept like a baby, mama slept very well and papa slept a little bit too and when we woke up we watched a movie! At 8am our suitcases needed to be ready for pickup and right after we left our room for breakfast.
We took the Disney Transportation bus towards Disney Springs to get breakfast and coffee at the Starbucks. After strolling through the shopping area we took the bus back to our resort and we figured 45 minutes would give us plenty of time.
But that went a bit different as we planned… After 25 minutes there was still no bus and our checkout time, the time we couldn’t enter our room to get our last bags, came closer and closer. Plan B was one of us taking an Über, the other the bus with Emily. Emily wanted to stay with me and so Danielle got her first Über experience. In the end Emily and I arrived at the resort at 10:59 and quicker as Mama but we couldn’t exit the bus.
Luckily I was able to extend our hotel stay with one hour which gave us a bit spare time to get our stuff. Danielle went to our room to grab our last luggage and I went to the playground with Emily.
At 11:45 the Disney Cruise Line bus picked us and from there everything went fast. We got through security and in no time we embarked on our second Disney Cruise, this ship is even nicer as the Dream (I think).
We didn’t know where to beginning but we since we had some stuff to carry we decided that it would be our state room but, Emily wanted to walk up the gigantic stairs…who did we find at the end of the stairs? Princess Ariel…
The second stop was our stateroom 7682, great choice a bit smaller as last time but the restricted balcony is perfect. After exploring the stateroom we went to “It’s a small world” to register Emily for her time in the club. As soon as we came into the club she started crying, most likely since she recognized it from last time…that promises something for tomorrow. Time for some food as it was 2pm already, we went to Flo’s Cafe for fried chicken and tenders with French frites.
Soon it was time for my beer exchange. What is a beer exchange I hear people think… In short: practically every sailing has a Facebook group page which connects the people booked on that particular cruise, on the group for this cruise lots of people organized a lot of things like recipe, gift, ornament and thus a beer exchange. I participate in the beer exchange which meant every participant brought 6 beers on board which where exchanged in the atrium at 2:45pm and in that way you could drink some unique local beers.
After exchanging the beers we met up in our room again where Emily was about to take her afternoon nap. Unfortunately it took a while before we were able to put her down and she could only sleep 35 minutes before the mandatory safety drill started but better a little bit as not at all…
The drill was quite entertaining as Emily was distracted by almost everything in the nightclub (The Tube) were we had our drill. From there we went to the Sail Away part where we met Danny & family for the first time. Danny is a colleague of mine and we happened to be on the same ship.
After the party we met up with Pluto and Daisy Duck before it was time for dinner. And yes she still loves the characters, I actually think she loves them more as before.
Dinner was amazing, we had a lot of fun with our table guest (Danny & family). Emily went for the fries and chicken tenders, mama had the Salmon Tartar, the chicken breast and as dessert a lemon cheesecake. I got the salmon tartar, the tuna steak and cookies n’ cream ice. Ridiculously delicious!
After dinner we checked the special tree lighting ceremony and then it was bedtime for Emily. The room was already filled with our suitcases and thus it was a bit crowded but Emily went to bed easy, she must have been really tired.
I left the room as soon as Emily was a sleep and went to the Walt a Disney Theater to watch the show. When the show was over I got my picture taken with Mickey before I went to the room and quickly went to bed as I was exhausted.