A Very MerryTime Vacation, A Family Trip Report- Disembarkation

I was up early on our last day, I always am. Typically, I stroll the decks, but today I just sat on our balcony… just enjoying the peace…IMG_3887 IMG_3888

Once everyone was ready, we headed to Cabanas for breakfast. We ended the cruise the same way we started it!

Before we knew it, it was time to leave the ship and head out to the curb to wait for our transfer back to Orlando’s International Airport. IMG_3893

Just one key tip- if you are ever looking for a discounted Disney Cruise- rebook on board! You get a reduced deposit and an on board credit, just be sure to sail within two years to the day you place the deposit on board. My suggestion is to visit the Rebooking Desk early during your cruise as to avoid waiting on a long line. You can fill out a request form and hand it in (without the wait) and it will be returned to your stateroom with your price quote. You can then return the same card back to the desk (without waiting) authorizing them to place the deposit. You will then receive an email once you arrive home with all of your cruise details. You can also book a placeholder sailing- which just ensures the discount on a future sailing with the on board booking bonuses. Just don’t forget to add that you would like to work with your favorite travel agent planning your cruise once you are home.

So, what is next for our family? We actually have TWO, very special, Disney Cruise Line vacations planned for our family next year. After traveling to Walt Disney World 3 times in 2017 as a family, and ending with a cruise- we felt our Disney Cruise Line itch and needed to scratch it! Both cruises will be on board the Disney Magic. The Magic is being re-imagined this Spring, which is so exciting to be able to not only sail someplace new but on a newly, re- imagined ship as well! One of the Main Dining Rooms, Carioca’s, is being replaced with Rapunzel’s Royal Table (think Tiana’s Place on board The Wonder). We are expecting to see to live entertainment during dinner, and maybe a visit Princess Rapunzel and maybe even Flynn Rider.  A redesign is coming for the Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens, will be transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat located near the Quiet Cove Pool, will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style.

Summer of 2018 will find the 5 of us cruising the Mediterranean for the very first time as a family. In fact, this is the very first time our children will visit Europe. Mike and I had been dreaming of taking our family there and this summer everything fell into place as our oldest daughter starts college in the fall and our youngest starts middle school! Mike and I have cruised the Med/Holy Land on our honeymoon on board Princess Cruise Line and then returned to Italy with Adventures by Disney.  We reserved two, connecting, deluxe oceanview staterooms with Navigator Verandahs. The Navigator’s Verandah is enclosed for greater privacy while still affording a stunning view and sea breezes through a large, open-air porthole above the railing. We will make 4 stops and have 2 sea days during our vacation and will likely head to Barcelona, Spain for a night or two before we board the ship.

Med Cruise 2018

Our next adventure departs closer to home, right out of our home state of New York! Disney Cruise Line is FINALLY sailing from New York City to Bermuda this fall and we are so excited to be on board during a 5 night Halloween on the High Seas cruise with an overnight stay in Bermuda. During this cruise we will be celebrating our second daughter’s Sweet 16- so expect a ton of sweet surprises during this sailing!

DCL Bermuda

Do you have your 2018 Disney Cruse Line vacation planned?

 

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