Magic-al Thanksgiving Cruise - Princesses and Palo
|Mickey Slide is great for the four and up crowd!|
After we checked the kids into the club, Ben and I walked on deck four for a little then got prettied up in preparation for our brunch reservation. We were planning on lounging around for a bit, but the queue for the Princess Gathering already seemed to be getting daunting around 10:30.
I left Ben to hold our spot and scurried off to the club to retrieve my princess fan. She burst into tears on seeing me because she did not want to leave the Luau in the Oceaneer Club to go meet the princesses.
Let me give you a second to let that sink in.
She did not want to leave the Luau in the Oceaneer Club to go meet the PRINCESSES.
A bit of background: Kylee talked about nothing but meeting the princesses for the very first time from the minute she found out that we were going on this cruise. She liked imagining which princesses she might meet. She spends about half of her play time at home dressing up and playing princess. I don't think she's realized that it is different when she's on board or at the Disney store, as we already call her "Princess" at home. And yet whatever they were doing in the club wasn't worth leaving.
I got her into her Snow White dress and about halfway through meeting the lineup (Belle, Snow White, Tiana, Cinderella and Aurora) she calmed down enough to tell Tiana she was her favorite princess and get some cute pictures with Cinderella.
|Asking how old she is (three)|
|Talking about their dresses|
|Princess Gatherings can draw quite the crowd.|
Sylvester, our server, walked us through the buffet and pointed out the vegan options for me (flatbreads with olive tapenade, salads, roast veggies, hummus, fruits and much more) and then seated me, assuring me that I could ask for anything and the chef would be thrilled to work something lovely for me. Ben got called by the Oceaneer Club staff during the buffet tour, as they were rechecking that Kylee's lunch special order was arranged (and asking that we not order peanut butter to the club for future requests). Sylvester stopped back by to present us with our complimentary champagne (we'd said we don't drink when he'd first offered, so he brought us nonalcoholic sparkling cider, which tasted bubbly and cold and apple-y)
He says it is indescribably weird and delicious and a must try. I think it ranked highest on his food all trip. Ben headed back to the buffet to load up on some pastry and dessert morsels.
This post is Part 4 of an Ongoing Trip Report Covering Our Thanksgiving Cruise 2012