Sander, Daniëlle & EmilyOur Family life...

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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 5: Staying on board!

Originally we planned to leave the ship today on an excursion to Pompeï but due to the bad weather we’ve decided to stay on board.

We start the morning of slowly with a coffee from Cove Café and a table service breakfast at Lumiere’s. Servers where great again, one of them made her a napkin mouse which jumped around, Emily loved it.

When we left the restaurant around 10am we found walked into Emily’s new friend, the girl from the UK. They played a while in the atrium before we headed to the open house in the Oceaneers Club. The girls played with iPads and we sat at an arts & crafts table trying to be creative.

Close to noon we went to Deck 9 for a small lunch, Danielle went for fruit, I had some sandwiches and Emily went for chicken tenders which we enjoyed outside in a covered area to not sit in the rain.

Since our schedule was changed today we would be able to see the latest an possibly greatest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame (might include a minor spoiler). Since this movie is PG-13 it’s not a family movie. First we brought the little princess to the Oceaneers Lab which had the closed program this afternoon, it wasn’t easy but when I was out of sight the tears stopped and she was watching a movie. We were just in time for the movie and we loved it 3000! Amazing and fitting ending, for us none Marvel comic readers definitely different as expected.

After the movie we went to pick Emily up but she was watching a movie in Andy’s room, it seemed like she enjoyed herself a lot. For that reason we left her in the club while we went to Signals a pool-bar in the adult section on Deck 9. A beer & a cocktail later we went to pick Emily up.

After a quick stop in the room to change Emily’s outfit to something royal we went to Deck 4 for pictures. We started with Minnie in a nice Italian dress, followed by Cinderella, Mickey in an Italian outfit and Tiana. Tiana she visited together with her new friend and they had a very long chat with Tiana.

While walking a way from that meet Emily shouted and “Jetzt essen!!!” For the non-German speaking audience the direct translation is: “Now food!!!”

At Lumiere’s they servers put our tables together and 3 person table became a table with 8 people of which 3 kids are German speaking 3-year olds. Emily loved it.

I asked our amazing team of servers to ensure dinner was done by 7:45 as we wanted to meet with Daisy at that time and although I ordered 2 appetizers (deep fried brie, escargots), 1,5 main (Seared tuna, rack of lamb) and 2 desserts (Grand Marnier Soufflé, apple tatin) and Danielle went for a double appetizer (iced jumbo shrimps and lobster, deep fried brie) 1 main course (baked salmon) and 1 dessert (Creme Brûlée) they made it happen.

After dinner we made pictures with Daisy & Donald Duck in their Italian outfit. But in between we had 2 other one with Princess Sofia, this was the most special one so far. Emily was so excited she was jumping up and down. A couple pictures and what felt like 10 hugs later we went back to our cabin. And we met with Joy from Inside Out in D-Lounge.

After the meet with Donald we called it a day and we walked back to our room.

At 10pm everyone was in bed and only minutes later everyone was sound a sleep due to the rocking of the ship.

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