Sander, Daniëlle & EmilyOur Family life...

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Day 3: Boca Raton, FL – Port of Miami, FL

The jetleg this morning was het little better than yesterday but we still woke up pretty early. After Sander got us some breakfast from a close by Starbucks we packed all our stuff together and checked out of this hotel.

After we got some gas we were on our way to Miami, the Port of Miami to be exact. It was about an hour drive over the I95 followed by the I395 in the direction of South Beach. There was lots of traffic but we took the express lanes which was a lot faster. After we drove through the tunnel close to the Port we saw the Disney Magic.

We parked our car in parking garage C right on the other side of the street of terminal C. So it was like a 15 second walk from the garage to the terminal. Very convenient.

After we went through security we took pictures with both Mickey and Minnie and after that our boarding group (number 4) was called so it was our turn to board the ship.

We walked around a little bit and decided to get lunch at Lumieres. Here we saw Mizar, he was one of the service we had on our last cruise on the Disney Magic.

Next stop was the Kids Clubs. We registered Emily and took a look around and guess who came to visit….. Rapunzel and Tiana. They played games drew nice pictures. We walked around the pool deck and enjoyed the nice Florida weather.

At 1:30 pm we were able to go to our stateroom to get rid of our backpacks and a little later we decided to take a short nap before the mandatory safety drill started followed by the Sail-a-wave party a deck 9 which was so much fun.

Tonight we had dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table where we celebrated her Birthday. After dinner we went shopping, took some pictures and went back to our stateroom because we were all so tire.

Tomorrow will be our first port-of-Call of this cruise and it will be Key West and we’re really looking forward to it.

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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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