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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 7: Pisa!

Good morning Naples, another day in a port with a port adventure and better weather as the first half of the cruise.

I ordered breakfast through room-service and around 9am we left our cabin for a coffee at Cove Café. As always we watched a part of a movie running on Funnel Vision. And soon it was time to go to Fathoms.

In Fathoms we learned that our tour was altered due to the westher of the last days. The rain made the river Arno to dangerous for the little boat we were scheduled to go with. Instead of the boat it became a trolley train.

We left the port by bus, had a nice drive towards Pisa. In Pisa we switched to the little train which took us close to the Square of Miracles. This square is the place where the famous, still leaning, tower of Pisa is standing.

After the mandatory pictures we went for a lunch at restaurant Da Listra nearby as we had one hour to go until we were being picked up by the tour guide again. While we were enjoying our pizza and pasta it rained outside. Just on time for our meetup with the group it was dry again, lucky us.

We continued the tour through Pisa with the trolley train, the guide was very good and entertaining. After the tour was done we left the train behind and got in the bus back to our ship.

On board the first thing we did was eating a ice-cream come from eye-scream. And then Emily wanted to go for a swim, not paying attention to the weather at all we sad yes.

After getting changed and all wet, the pools where set to close due to a thunderstorm. Emily was confused and not happy. But looking on the bright side, she would be on time for a meet with Goofy.

After Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Mickey Mouse followed. Emily is so excited meeting them. She is literally bouncing up and down until it’s her turn.

We had dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table winch inclusief a live show Withings Flynn Rider and Rapunzel. At the end al the kids were invites to dance, Emily ended up walking hand in hand with Rapunzel. She was a little bit overwhelmed by all the people standing and cheering at them so she was happy to come back to us again.

After dinner we took a last picture with Donald Duck before we called it a day and walked back to our room.

At 9pm Emily was sound a sleep and we followed quickly after as tomorrow it’s going to be a really early morning.

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