A New Ship | Personal Flurries
After breakfast in Cabanas, the children begged to head over to the Oceaneer Lab. So off they went. Ben and I headed up to Meridian to wait for the beginning of what is usually one of our favorite presentations, the Art of the Theme Show Ship Tour.
Everything the cast member told us about was a fascinating tidbit, but forty-five minutes of the tour were us sitting in the lounge. So it was more a tell than a show and tell and I missed that angle on the presentation. My favorite new fact from this particular rendition?
From a family perspective, the reason that many people find vacations stressful is the complete swap of the routine. By allowing for the family to separate for individual activities and regroup for other activities, you preserve a sense of normal daily life. I love that Disney thinks about these tiny details, because it makes vacation soooo much more relaxing.
I definitely prefer the "show and tell" style presentation on the classic ships, but I'd still check out Art of the Theme on the Dream class ships again in the future.
The biggest ticketed event at Walt Disney World currently is, without a doubt, scoring a Meet and Greet with Anna and Elsa. On the high seas, they hand out tickets for the meet and greet on the afternoon you board the ship.
These tickets are included in your cruise fare (yay!) but not unlimited in quantity (boo!)
When we showed up for our meet and greet ten minutes before our meet, the queue of eager little princesses already chattered excitedly in the hallway. After a cheerful cast member collected our tickets, we wound through the tables, past the snowy personal flurries on the animated screens.
|Patiently waiting for an audience with the royalty of Arendelle|
|My Little Elsa|
|Do you want to take a selfie?|
|Pepe the King Prawn's stateroom, right next to the Oceaneer Club.|
|By way of this random Christmas tree.|
|Hanging out waiting for dinner time.|
After a dinner which I seem to eat every single cruise, (the Avocado-Citrus Salad with Pan seared Tofu, Roasted Zucchini, Eggplant and Red Peppers for the main course super good, if you're wondering) they surprised Kylee and I with a ridiculously wonderful strawberry sorbet. Not strawberry basil sorbet wonderful, but plenty delicious and all to soon the smooth, creamy, concoction disappeared. I dropped Kylee and Chris off to the Club and Ben and I cut by The District to check it out.
A short while later, we swung by to pick them up because we had an early wakeup call.
Next stop, the US Virgin Islands!
This is Part 9 of an Ongoing Trip Report "A New Ship." Additional sections will be found on the Trip Reports page after they are posted!