Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sailing On The Disney Fantasy

Yall, I have taken some awesome vacations in my life but this Disney Cruise was the BEST THING EVER!
Let me give you a bit of the story about how this came to be!
One of my BFF's and Partners in Crime Shalon messaged me on October 18 saying she had just gotten an email with an amazing deal on a Disney Cruise. She knew that I had never cruised before and it was on my bucket list. I asked how amazing and when she told me, I knew that I had to make this work. The kicker was that it was sailing in 16 days!!! YEAH!!!!! So with some quick phone calls to James's Boss and a convo with my wonderful Boss, we were booked, along with the OTHER partner in Crime Shelley on  The Disney Fantasy for a 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise!! I could NOT BELIEVE THIS! I will say that booking 16 days out was well worth it because we only had a short time to wait. I can not IMAGINE people who book years out ... I would die of anticipation.
I spent those 16 days researching the ports and decorations for our doors, food options, excursions and everything DCL I could get my hands on! I broke my own rules and stalked the DisBoards ( who is I still cant stand. Bunch of crazies who refuse to let anyone have their own opinions) But I used it as reference of what to pack and what to expect!
This was also the FIRST Vacation James and I have EVER taken together. We have never been out of the state together except when we moved to Florida from New Hampshire. This was a huge deal to us!
So On November 2 we Shipped out of Port Canaveral on our First EVER Disney Cruise!!! Here are some of my most favorite pictures of the cruise!!
 The First of MANY Free Soft Serve cones! I was a fan of Strawberry, with a small shot of chocolate topped with Vanilla! 11-11 daily... amazing
 The Sail Away Party!
 Minnie and Mickey Nautical #SWOON~~~ I bought their Plushies because I could not resist!
 Artists Palette was out first and last night and one of my personal favorites!
 The first sunrise on the took my breath away and I cried a little!

 My Frumpy Handsome Husband!
 Glorious Ocean!!!
 Formal Night!
 St. Thomas! OMG... coming into the Harbor was a top ten moment for me! It is such a beautiful place
 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME! I got a Clasp that reminds me of the Island Flowers and this Mickey Anchor charm that you can ONLY get on the ships! I LOVE them both and I have a wonderful husband!
 Lunch in St. Thomas at this tiny hole in the wall place. 6.50 for all this AMAZING food.... so delish
 Tourism Oriented Policing... that was a new one for me!
 My Beautiful Ship~!!!!!! Yes Mine :)
 James and I found a Hookah bar in St. Thomas and spent a few hours there enjoying ourselves! Melon is my new favorite flavor. This little girl's Mom works there and she because enamored with James and I and asked us all sorts of question about our lived and INSISTED on sitting between us and being the go between for the hookah pipe! Miss Amal was a riot!!! and So Pretty!
 St. Thomas looked like a Post Card
 Our ADORABLE Door!!!!! My Favorite Blogger Designer Kelsey designed our name plates and the Duffy Hole! I was so glad we did this because it made finding the room much easier lol

 This may or may not be my next tattoo.... I am so enamored with this Mickey Anchor! It blends what I adore!
 The Teen Kids Flash mobbed the boat at the Pirate Dance party with Dances! It was awesome!
 Our Welcome Party in Puerto Rico because we were the FIRST Disney Cruise Line ship to come into port.
 Me at the Walk of Presidents with a Certain Fella.....
 YEAH BUDDY!! Bacardi Factory Tour!

 Some random Beach in PR lol.
 The waves were a ROCKING
 The LARGEST Iguana was just chillin at the Cristobol Ruins
 You can see our pretty ship behind us!
The View was amazing!
Consider this Part 1. I have a Bunch more pictures but
I only have so many on my flash drive at the moment