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Day 9: Second day at Sea!

Good morning Disney Magic! We started of with some celebrities, the first one was Daisy Duck in her sailor outfit. While waiting in line for Daisy we saw the Princess Gathering downstairs, this is a ticketed event for which you need to reserve upfront, you only get to do this one time and we did this on the first day of the cruise already.

But the line was very short and I took my chance asked if we would be allowed to go one more time, the answer was yes! Right away we could get in line but we first wanted to have a picture with Pluto.

The line was short but the princess took a lot of time to chat with Emily, she proudly showed them all her new bracelets with beads of the princesses.

Right after we went in line for a picture with Character breakfast where Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy visit your table. The breakfast is table service and we were lucky enough to get our own servers for breakfast. Emily might have been more excited about the fact that Alejandro was serving us as Disney friends visiting us.

After breakfast we had a royal meeting with the Queen and Princess of Arendelle, as known as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.

Now we needed to hurry as Mickey Mouse was meeting and this was our last chance with the photographers from Shutters taking the pictures.

After this meeting it was time for another 1,5 hours in the Oceaneer Club for Emily, not something she particularly likes but she can’t join us on the Chocolate and Liquor tasting in Keys which is a 18+ bar.

The tasting was awesome, even better as the Champagne tasting from the night before. It gave a whole new dimension to drinking wine, champagne, port and whiskey. Something I would absolutely do again.

We picked up Emily, took a picture with Mickey Mouse and we went back to our room. Here Emily took a afternoon nap while Danielle and I, ok mainly Danielle, packed our suitcases. And again everything fitted in! We got a bit lucky here as Vueling raised the luggage allowance from 23kg to 25kg.

After Emily woke up we did another round of characters but there were no more professional photographers anymore.

The last night we had dinner in the restaurant were we started: Animator’s Palate. This time we were drawing a figure on a placemat which was later scanned in and part of the show.

Emily: 3rd from left

Me: Left, Danielle: 2nd form left

After the show we walked around the ship a little bit, bought the last souvenirs before it was time for Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic! Maybe the best show of the week, or maybe just as good as the 2 other shows we saw.

After the show we went right back to our room as it was bed time for all of us while tomorrow we need to be present at breakfast at 7:00am!

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Day 8: Villafranche

Yesterday we already got some nicer weather after the tons of rain we got on the beginning of our cruise but today we woke up to the beautiful sights of the French Riviera with incredible weather.

Today we had an excision planned for which we had to wake up early. Our breakfast arrived to the room around 6:15 am which we enjoyed at the veranda and at 7:30 am we were at the Walt Disney Theatre, which was the meeting point for our port adventure to Monaco.

Since Villafranche doesn’t have a real harbor where cruise ships can dock we were using tender boats today to get ashore. After we arrived ashore we met our tour guide and boarded our bus which would drive us along the coastline towards Monaco.

It took about 45 minutes and the view during the ride were amazing. Around 9 am we arrived in Monaco to board the Little Train for a tour of the city of Monte Carlo. We could still see the “aftermath” of the Monaco Grand Prix from last weekend. We saw lots of beautiful buildings, fancy cars and hotels and the changing of the guards at the palace of the Prince and Princess of Monaco.

At the end of the port adventure we got ourselves a drink at one of the many restaurants at the Monaco harbor. It was close to where the paddock was last week for the Formula 1 race. After that we went back on the bus, heading back to the ship. This time our bus driver took another road with again beautiful scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Once we arrived back at the boat we boarded the tender and went back to the Disney Magic. We had some lunch at Cabanas which we enjoyed outside we amazing views of the coastline.

After lunch it was time for Emily to take a nap since we missed it yesterday and tonight we’re going to watch the Tangled show after dinner.

While Emily went to de Oceaneer’s club we went the Keys (a piano bar in the after hours part of the ship) for a Champagne tasting. For one hour we were told about everything you want to know about all different kinds of champagne and we tried about 5 different kinds of champagne.

Tonight was semi-formal night, so I went back to the room to change and Sander picked up Emily from the kids club and went to get some pictures taken with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse in their French outfits. After I joined them we took pictures with Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse and Cinderella. Then it was time for dinner at Lumieres, lobster night.

We both enjoyed the oven baked Lobster tail and had some delicious dessert after. And our waiting staff was again amazing tonight.

To end this amazing day we went to the Walt Disney Theatre to watch the Tangled show.

Unfortunately there are no photos from the photo points on board yet as the website is down right now. I plan on adding them as soon as I’m able to access them.

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