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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Survived The High Seas

Another cruise under our belts.  I think I've now covered more sea miles on cruise ships (4) in the last year than I covered on Coast Guard cutters.  Not that I'm complaining, mind you.  This is way better than the austere Coast Guard style.  :c)

We boarded the Disney Fantasy at Port Canaveral, Florida, ready for a week of fun, food, exotic locales and great shows.  Disney didn't disappoint us, almost.  But more on that later.

Walking through the mouse head entry portal,

We were greeted by Minnie.
She was standing in the amazing atrium, where this magnificent, color changing chandelier hung from the ceiling.
Since it was lunchtime, we headed to the stern of the ship for the buffet, called Cabanas.

Yes they do serve shrimp here, all you can possibly eat!

As well as mussels and crab claws, too.

Being we hadn't had lunch, we dug right in, well Marti passed on the seafood because she's allergic to all kinds of fish and shellfish.  But don't worry, she didn't go hungry, there is always plenty of other delicious delights to choose from.
After an incredible lunch, we were able to check out our stateroom.  We always get a veranda room, so we can enjoy the views wherever the ship takes us.
Right across the harbor were some of my old friends.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss them, though.
After a short emergency drill where we were shown how to put on a life jacket, we were ready to get underway.
I'm not sure if those life jackets would still fit by the end of the cruise...

As we headed out the channel to sea, we passed a nice campground along the way.  Lots of people came out to wave at us.  I included this picture because this is supposed to be an RV blog, after all.
Say, isn't a cruise ship a recreational vehicle (vessel)?

We're often asked since the Disney ships are geared towards families, don't all the children bother you?  First of all, it is so nice to see families together having fun, like at the main pool deck,
but there are plenty of nice, quiet areas just for adults, with their own pools, bars and hot tubs.  Yep, I got quite a few hours spent enjoying the hot tub.

We even enjoyed spending time in lounge chairs out on some of the decks reading our kindles, where very few people went.

Under way we went towards the Eastern Caribbean.  First stop, Tortolla, in the British Virgin Islands.

A teaser picture for the next post:

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Looks like a great cruise! Liked all the pictures. That food looked fabulous!

  2. Looks like a beautiful ship! Can't wait to see your pictures of the British Virgin Islands, the teaser photo looks fantastic!

  3. Glad to see that your vacation is going well.
    They do have a clothing shop on board don't they?
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. So, have you started your diet yet? With all that food, there's no way you can be there without gaining weight. At least I most certainly would.

    Even though a cruise ship may be an RV, it's one you don't have to worry about repairs on.

  5. I am looking forward to reading the rest of your cruise posts, as we are going on a cruise on that very ship in exactly TWO months!! :)

  6. Sounds like you did a lot more than survive! Looking forward to the next installment.

  7. Gotta love the cruise ships.
    Even the cruise is and adventure, the food is and adventure and even life is an adventure. Glad you enjoyed the cruise.

  8. How much fun is that!? Glad you didn't get caught up in bad weather.

  9. I think it would be hard to choose from a buffet like that.

  10. Great Cruise and when you add the Disney Magic...what a treasure!! Can't wait to read about the rest:o))

  11. Sounds wonderful. We just cruised on Norwegian Cruise Line's Jade to Cozumel, Mexico; Belize and Honduras in December. We LOVE cruising! Decided we want to go on another cruise again soon.

  12. I definitely like sea duty on cruise ships than on those USCG cutters:)