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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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Day 2: Barcelona!

The night was, how do I say this? Interesting. We started of with Emily in the sleeper-sofa and us in the “big” bed. Emily was sound a sleep around 9pm but we were not…

This continued for the next hours and somewhere around 2am I decided to move to the “tiny” bed and sleep besides the princess. Within moments we fell a sleep for a little bit but it was just to warm in the room and I ended up with some feet in my side, face, stomach, …

At 5:45am Danielle and I were both awake, after we showered we woke up Emily. This went better as we expected. 6:40 we arrived at breakfast which was ok. At 7:00 sharp we started the car and drove to the airport.

We expected some lines but there was no wait at all and at 7:25am we arrived at our gate.

Later we learned that the flight would be delayed by an hour due to the bad weather in Barcelona. We bought some food for in the plane as we still boarded on time but would be waiting on the tarmac for almost an hour before we took off.

At 13:00 we stepped of the plane, Emily did really well on the plane. Most likely because we brought a movie filled iPad. 😉 Out of the gate we walked and Emily raced through the airport towards bag claim. This took a while but Emily found a friend at the cruise line transportation desk, Victor, who was in love with her suitcase.

After about 30 minutes we got our suitcases and left towards the taxi’s, at 14:30 we arrived at our hotel. Someone was bit tired and fell a sleep during the ride.

Check-inn went quick and with the digital key on our phone we were in the room quickly. This room is very spacious and if it wasn’t for the bad weather we would really have a tremendous view over the city and sea.

After a nap, we left to the mall across our hotel for Tapas! Good choice, not far from the hotel, affordable and we shared Sangria! Before people understand it wrong, Emily went for peach juice.

After dinner we walked through the mall, grabbed a coffee to go at the Starbucks and went back to our hotel through the pouring rain.

Since we are all tired its going to be an early night today.

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