A WONDERful Holiday Cruise, 1st Full Day at Sea

Our first full day at sea began with a product update meeting from Disney Cruise Line in Crown and Fin.img_3675 img_3676

Later that morning, a few of us went to their cooking series, “Anyone Can Cook” and learned how to make Lobster Ravioli!

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We were each served a sample paired with a lovely Chardonnay.
img_3687 From there I headed to a reception held for Gold and Platinum Castaway Club members in Crown and Fin. Your Castaway Club Status is upgraded to Gold after your 5th completed cruise and Platinum after your 10th completed cruise with Disney Cruise Line. During the 30 minute reception, we were served light appetizers, drinks, and Mickey Rice Krispie Treats. The captain was also in Attendance as well as Captain Mickey Mouse!img_3689img_3691 img_3693img_3694

Now, it was time to relax on deck, with a pretty incredible view!

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Decided to order the drink of the day, a Sunken Treasure…

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Mike joined me and my view changed a bit…
photo-4So I changed up my drink choice to the Sail Away Drink (aka Miami Vice), which is half Strawberry Daiquiri and half Pina Colada:
photo-5Even Donald Duck strolled by to say hello!
photo-1It was an incredibly relaxing afternoon, which set up Pirate Night quite nicely. We were able to switch our dinner from late to main dining, which worked out better for everyone on our table, thankfully. Dinner tonight is in Triton’s …img_3621

My dinner started with a Diet Coke, a Pirates Nest (Sparkling Sweet Wine, Malibu Rum, and Apple Pucker), and “Boucanier” Smoked Saucisson, Baked Brie, Brioche, and Honey with sliced figs and caramelized orange:
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Mike had Master Gibbs 1/2 pint Shrimp Cocktail: img_3699My friend, Carol Beth, had Sri Sumghajee’s Vegetable Samosa:img_3700For dinner, my friend, Helen, had Tia Dalma’s Jerk Chicken:
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Mike & I had King George’s Roasted Privateer Strip Lion:img_3703 For dessert, I had a Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake Tart:
img_3706 Mike had the ice cream sundae:img_3707 There also was a very pretty Gluten Free dessert option tonight:img_3709 After dinner, we took some time to check out the atrium’s Ginger Bread House- which is stunning in person!img_3711 img_3712 img_3713 img_3714

We decided to skip Pirate Night festivities on the pool deck, another tradition with our kids that just didn’t feel right without them. So, from the atrium we strolled to the Cadillac Lounge where there was a pianist playing requests…

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Before we knew it, we were ready for bed- it was going to be another early morning for me tomorrow!

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