Today is a sea day. We woke up early and at 8am went to breakfast at 1923. 1923 is the year the Walt Disney Company was founded. On the way to breakfast we passed the luxury shops and the Bayou- a lounge. Early mornings is a great time to snap pics of the ship!
After breakfast I went back to the room to get ready for the day and connect with people back home. CSP explored the ship. On the way back to the room we saw Tiana waiting to meet people.
It was another rainy day. CSP came back to the room to pick me up and we went to lunch back at 1923.
We had sailed directly into a thunderstorm. It was WILD to be on a cruise ship and hear thunder and see lightning! We could barely see the ocean through the windows of the restaurant!
Service at lunch was slow and disjointed. So slow that we missed the sports trivia activity we had planned on going to after. Five different people waited on us at lunch. It was odd. Normally you have a service team of two.
After lunch we went to Mickey’s Mainsail gift shop again looking for Stitch pins. No luck. So we went up to the beverage station for drinks and also got some ice cream. We went back to the room to read and watch a movie. I was still looking on the app for some fun activities for us to do. We went to bingo but it was so packed an hour out that there was no room for us. Off to Keg & Compass so CSP could get a Guinness but people were spilling out of the small bar. With the rain everyone was inside so it was super crowded everywhere we went. So…. back to the room to read while CSP napped.
A little later we went to meet Daisy Duck. You have to stand in line to meet the characters.
Pluto was there before Daisy and every time he signed an autograph we cracked up! He’d hold the item he was autographing on his nose (!!!) and sign it that way. SO funny!
Meeting Daisy was fun! And lest you think we were the only adults in that line, think again! Many, many adults line up to meet the characters. Something about being on that ship makes you a kid again!
It was time for the show so we ran up to the beverage station to refill our drinks. Tonight’s show was Aladdin.
It was REALLY good. They’d updated the Genie’s jokes. There was even a Pete Davidson joke! It didn’t go over too well but I got it! CSP isn’t normally a fan of musicals but he LOVED it!
We had to make a quick stop this evening back at Nassau for a medical emergency.
Back in our room we got ready for our first dinner in 1923.
Today is Nassau Day!!! We woke up early and went to breakfast in 1923. 1923 is a gorgeous restaurant on the Wish that is decorated like old Hollywood. It’s divided into 2 sections- the Roy Disney side and the Walt Disney side. There are over 900 (!!!) pieces of memorabilia in the restaurant! So much to look at!!! Pictures to come when we have dinner there. On the way back to our room from breakfast we spotted a dachshund in a stroller! I WISH I’d had my phone in my hand so I could have snagged a picture!!! Sigh.
In our room we showered, got ready for the day, read our books, and relaxed for a while. It was POURING rain from Hurricane Ian so we didn’t get off the ship. Plus there were 4 ships in port today so it was v crowded!
Lunch today was in Marceline’s Market. It’s a buffet divided into many different sections. It’s more upscale than Cabanas on the other DCL ships (In our opinion). The food was great! SO much seafood and CSP ate ALL of it!!! We both had peel & eat shrimp, he had some crab claws too, and I had chicken tikka masala. They have a great variety!
After lunch we decided to go exploring a bit on the ship. We went up to the Quiet Cove Cafe, bar, and pool.
This is the adults only area of the ship. We spent an hour at the Cafe where CSP got a Vietnamese coffee and I had a Thai Tea.
We were excited to learn that the Quiet Cove Cafe still has a punch card where after you buy 5 drinks you get one free. When we left the QCC the rain was coming down even harder! We took a right out of the cafe but ran into a dead end and had to go all the way around the end of the ship to get back to the elevators. By the time we reached the elevators we were both SOAKED! So we went back to the room to dry out and let me redo my hair! While in our room we watched some Hurricane Ian coverage and read our books.
Took some pictures as we left Nassau.
Then it was time to get ready for the show! Tonight we are seeing the Little Mermaid in the Walt Disney Theatre. No photography during the show, but it was FANTASTIC! The talent on the Disney ships is just downright amazing! You forget you’re on a ship in the middle of the ocean!!!
After the show CSP bought me the Jack Skellington popcorn bucket! It lights up! SO cute! It changes colors!
After the show we popped back to our room to freshen up for dinner. It’s also “Halloween” tonight as this is a Halloween on the High Seas cruise! CSP & I dressed up as tourists. Ha!
On the way to dinner we stopped back into Mickey’s Mainsail and bought a magnet for our souvenir.
Dinner tonight was in Arendelle, named for the village in the movie Frozen.
After we ordered, the show began! A female singer, a guitarist, and a violinist came out and sang songs from the Frozen movies. They were incredible!
We had great seats. Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff came out to see everyone too! The idea is that we’re at the engagement party for Anna & Kristoff.
CSP got himself a trio of Nordic drinks. A Nordic wheat beer, Meade, and Aquavit. He loved it all!
The food in Arendelle is really great too. I had the scallop appetizer which consisted of a pastry baked over a broth with 2 scallops in it with some vegetables. It was really good.
There was a nice family seated to my right in the above picture. There was a mom, dad, and daughter of about 9 years of age. The daughter wrapped her clear retainer in a white paper napkin and put it on the table. Well, you guessed it, the server cleared the table and threw it out. She was SO upset. She was sobbing. Her parents were trying to make her feel better about it but she couldn’t be consoled. The server came over and asked what was wrong. Mom explained and told the server that finding the retainer would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Well their server went through the garbage and FOUND IT!!! He then brought her a cup to keep it in. She was so relieved she sobbed even harder! Poor girl! My heart broke for her, but WOW! What service and what luck that they found it!!!
The man on the left in the picture below is Luken, our host for the evening. That’s Kristoff with the horn. They led the entire dining room in a sing along of Let it Go from the original Frozen. It was awesome! Just think- 700 ish people singing at the top of our lungs! People were belting out the words. It’s my favorite moment from the cruise!!!
We had the late seating for dinner at 8:15 pm. At about 9 pm the captain came over the PA system to update us on Hurricane Ian. He’d already told us yesterday that it was likely that we wouldn’t be able to dock back at Port Canaveral until later in the day Friday instead of 6 am as scheduled. When he started speaking it fell silent in the dining room. You could have heard a pin drop. Captain Andy (who’s Irish btw- I LOVE his accent so much) said that because of Ian our cruise would be extended through Saturday or Sunday!!! When he said “Saturday” the entire room erupted in cheers and applause!!! 700 people clapping and whooping!!! Luckily he repeated his message so we could hear the whole thing!
After dinner photos on the way out of Arendelle!
After dinner we went to the Luna lounge for my favorite cruise game show- Match Your Mate! Think the Newlywed game but there’s a newlywed couple, a long time couple of about 20 years, and a couple who’s been married over 50 years.
Luna was PACKED!!! I was able to score a seat in the balcony and CSP had to sit behind me. It’s SUCH a funny show!!!
By the time Match Your Mate was over it was almost midnight so we went back to our room for bed!!!
Ed made a pumpkin with our blanket and a washcloth!!! So cute!!!
We woke up and looked out past our balcony and saw nothing but ocean. Wha?? We were supposed to be docked at Coco Cay! I called Guest Services and they told me that because of bad weather we couldn’t dock at Coco Cay so we were making our way to Nassau instead. SAD FACE. I was SO looking forward to Coco Cay. Oh well.
We dressed and went up to the Windjammer buffet for breakfast at our usual table. It was raining so our choices of activities were limited to inside ones. We picked up a new Cruise Compass (newsletter that tells you all the activities) and decided to go to a music trivia contest. Well that was quiet and boring. We lasted about 5 minutes then we were out of there. According to the Compass they were having Battle of the Sexes in the Centrum soon so we went there to get some seats. We were early so we sat through a towel animal folding demo first. It was actually kind of cute. Battle of the Sexes was basically like Family Feud but men against women. It featured questions like “Name something you find in a garage”. Morgan represented the women for the last question, which was “Name a classic movie”. Morgan said “Titanic”. It was number 5. Then the guy she was up against named a movie higher up than 5 on the list so they got control. The boys and the girls all gathered to come up with answers, but then the boys swept the board! Poor Momo lost for all the women on the ship! The women had been on a 5 week winning streak! At the elevator bank a man said so Momo, “Thanks for losing!”
We went up to Windjammer for lunch and when we were scouting out tables we noticed a young man with his napkin on his plate, he appeared finished with his lunch. He also looked familiar to me. I got closer and noticed it was Chika from Battle of the Sexes! Coincidentally, that’s him in the top picture. So we said hello and could we have his table? Right then Momo and Sara appeared and I said “It’s Chika!” They boxed him in so he just sat down again and spent lunch with us! (shout out! Holla!)
When lunch was over we went back to the cabin for our daily nap. It was still raining by the way. By now we’d docked at Nassau. Momo and Sara decided to go with Chika and some of his friends to Señor Frogs. I’m too old for that nonsense so Gigi and I took a nap! We woke up and were getting dressed for dinner while enjoying some wine when the girls returned. I’d show you a picture from the ridiculousness that took place once the girls came back, but I’d get in serious trouble. Let’s just say that the cocktail foreshadowing I told you about in the first post was coming to fruition! Gigi and I were enjoying some wine but not nearly as much as Sara and Morgan enjoyed Señor Frog’s cocktails!
Dinner that night was formal night so we all got dressed up in our fanciest outfits and did our hair and makeup all glittery. Back in the My Fair Lady dining room, I chose the chilled banana soup, shrimp cocktail, and artichoke crepes for dinner. They were really good. For dessert I had the double strawberry cheesecake.
Once dinner was over we went to the Orpheum Theatre to see the comedian. If you’re on deck 5 you have to walk through the smokey (cough, cough) casino to get to the theatre. But on deck 6 it’s smooth sailing. The comedian was Carl Banks. He was pretty funny! After the comedy show we were pretty tired so we headed to bed. Must have been the rainy, overcast weather making us so sleepy!
Oh, I want to note that this is the first cruise in YEARS where I didn’t bring my DSLR camera. I took all my pictures on my phone. Made for a lot less to carry!