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Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wonder
by Cynthia Evans
September 25, 2005

I went on a Disney cruise with my mom.{im 12} I had a lot of fun and a great time.

This is my third cruise and I think this one is my favorite so far. When I went on the other cruises { rccl & princess) It took a while to get your paperwork and everything, but it didnT take long at all. We even got an upgrade!!! Yay. We had to wait until 11:00 to get on, so we sat down and waited. There were Disney movies playing, and a model of the cruise ship that showed chairs, beds, and everything. When we got on the ship they asked us what our name was, and then they welcomed 'The Evans Family' onboard and were all clapping.

*There are three pools. The Mickey pool with a slide, which is more for the younger kids.
*The goofy pool, which isn't very big, but its fine, is the family pool. This is the one we went in. we only went in once, we didnT really have any time to go in! Lol
*Then the adults only pool which looked nice {I cant go in :( to young}.
*There were also two hot tubs at the adult pool and the goofy pool. I never went in them though.

This time we had an inside cabin. I am use to a balcony which I just love, but we only had two people so It made sense to get an inside. But it was still very nice. Comfy beds, couch, lots of drawers and space to put your stuff in, and a TV. The TV was so frustrating because you could pull it out, but not around. so to watch it you had to sit on the couch. But Thats fine. I only watched TV at night or in the morning if I slept in. Every night we would have a different towel animal on our bed with chocolates. I think we had a dog, a monkey, and a lobster. They were awesome. So all in all the room was fine.


On the second night we arrived on Nassau. We booked the Blue lagoon Island. We all met in a room to get our tickets and to meet our guide to the ship. We walked a bit to the docks where the ferry was to take us to blue lagoon. It took about 35 min. to get there. It was amazing! I didnT really want to go at first. But I am glad I did. The water was crystal clear, they had water rides and snorkeling but we never got there! It was amazing! We went to get our free food. which wasnt that great. We also had free drinks, but only fruit punch which I had. But my Mom only drinks water so she had to buy a bottled water. We had to leave :( we got back on the ferry. there were two times you could leave, 2:00 and 4:00, but since we had early dining we had to leave earlier. We stopped at Starbucks on the way back and we also bought hot sauce for my dad. If you go on a Disney cruise, you just HAVE TO go to blue lagoon. It was the best part of the whole cruise!! (Hint: wear sun tan lotion. I didnT. I was a lobster for 2 weeks!!!}

****castaway cay****
The next day we arrived at castaway cay. My Mom had originally booked a cabana massage, but while on the cruise we met someone. A nice lady named Deb and her daughter mallery{11}. They are very nice and even have the same last name as us!!! Well, they were doing the snorkeling excursion. And I also wanted to do this. So my Mom canceled her massage and we went snorkeling with them. They take you on a boat for about 10-15 min. to the reef. When you get there they tell you to put on your fins and goggles. You got an hour to snorkel and then we all went back. It was fun. We even saw a turtle swim buy! When we got back to the island we had the banana boat ride. Now my Mom HATED it!! But I enjoyed it very much. It was fun and exciting. But then you see the barracudas and you hope the ride ends. I am kidding. After that we went to the beach but the water was muggy and something kept stinging us. so we decided to go. We left the island very very tired.

*The first restaurant we went to was parrot cay. Which had parrots all over the room {fake} and also bird sounds. In the morning its a buffet. But at dinner its a regular restaurant. We sat at a huge table with an older couple and a few other people. But some of them saw there friends and asked to sit with them. so it was just us and the couple. The wife didnT feel well, because the ship was rocking a lot so they left a little bit earlier. My Mom doesnt remember what she had, but I had roast beef and mashed potatoes. It was good, but not great. We were so tired and getting sick that we decided to leave. I fell asleep right away but unfortunately my Mom was seasick.

*Then there was tritons. It was the theme of The little Mermaid. The lights would go from light to blue to a little red. It was very nice. I think I had chicken fingers. This time we got our friends to sit with us so we were talking to them the whole time. my Mom got a steak but it was way overcooked so she sent it back. Then second one wasnt as bad but still over cooked. Mallery got a pizza which she loved!!! We also got a Caesar salad {all of us} every night because they were so good! We got dessert sorry I cant remember what it was.

*Then there was Animators palette. Which I was really looking forward to. We got there and there was pictures on the wall all in black & white. But as the songs changed in the background, different pictures would light up. Our picture was Cruella devil. And when dessert was out all of the pictures lit up along with the rest of the room. The waiters all changed into colored outfits!

*Then there was pirate day in Tritons. They all dressed up as pirated and I bought eye patches for me and Mallory. The menu was like a treasure map which they let us keep! The dessert was delicious! It was a 'Walk of the plank triple layered chocolate cake and land in chocolate fudge' which sounded so good and tasted great! I had mozzarella sticks for dinner which was very good.

The shows were amazing, what do you expect, there Disney!

*The first show was Hercules The Musical. It was fine, but also kinda boring. Lets just say it wasnt the best one.

*The second show was The Golden Mickeys. This show was very excellent. It showed clips from Disney movies and was great to watch.

*Then I saw A comedian/tranquilatrist. I forgot exactly who it was, but my Mom didnT want to go so I went with friends that we met. It was hilarious! My Mom probaly should have gone!

*Then Disney Dreams. This was the best show of them all, and I am glad I didn't miss it! If you go on a Disney cruise you have to see this show.

There was also a Pirates Party after dinner on the third day. There was pirate style dancing, lots of characters and fireworks. Then there was a small buffet afterwards. It was fun, and tiring!

****The Kids club****
I went to the Oceaneer lab once. It was fun and a lot to do. When I went on the princess cruise they just had us sit down in front of a TV and play video games all day. But here it was way different. They played movies, had bead sections, drawing sections, movies, and video gams. There were also special things. One thing I did was the animation cell, were you drew and painted a Disney animation cell. There was also a day to make flubber but it was during the Pirates Party so I didn't go. The Oceaneer lab had things to do for everyone.

All in all the Disney Cruise was a blast. They had lots to do, sometimes to much to do. My favorite was DEFINATELY, no-question about it, The blue lagoon Island. The food wasnt the best, but wasn't bad. The entertainment was topnotch, and the shows a must-see. The kids clubs were fun for all and not just somewhere to drop of your kids. Both castaways cays and Nassau were fun. This was definitely my favorite cruise of them all! And would recommend it to anyone.