Greetings from Day One onboard Disney Dream. We have sailed away from Port Canaveral and the onscreen report from the bridge shows us on a course of SE. We are sailing to Nassau in the Bahamas and should be onshore around 9:30. We were onboard around 11:45 and having cruised before, we knew to wear our swimsuits so we could go straight to the pool. Not only did we get to experience the pools, we got to ride the AquaDuck water slide a few times. We were glad we did, by the time most were onboard, the line got pretty long. One nice touch was that there were several crew members constantly running a squeegee over the pool deck. Talk about unsung heroes of a cruise.
Just after 1:30, it was time to take our carry-on luggage to our stateroom. My daughter wanted to stay and swim and Laura was happily enjoying the sun. We are in a verandah stateroom on Deck Five. We have an extended balcony which is nice, but honestly there is a lack of privacy if you are hanging out by the railing. Speaking of the railing, I have been asked many times about the railing height. I asked my daughter to pose next to the railing of our verandah. She is around 54-55” tall. By the way there is plexiglass covering the horizontal bars on the railing. After the muster drill, it was time for sail away.
Disney has fun with it with a huge deck party as they cover the family pool and everyone gets out dancing with Mickey Mouse and the gang. I took a shower as we have early dinner. Clearly my daughter was enthralled. Disney Cruise Line offers rotational dining. You change dining rooms but your serving team stays with you as you move from restaurant to restaurant. We ate in the Royal Palace tonight with a way early dining time of 5:45 p.m. We thought about getting it changed, but our daughter was pretty hungry. We are sharing a table with a family of five from Chicago. Tomorrow we will be eating in Animator’s Palate. I am sure this will be fun as you have the opportunity to interact with Crush from “Finding Nemo” if you are seated next to one of the screens along the wall. I am crossing my fingers.
Laura and our daughter are watching the Golden Mickeys in the Walt Disney Theatre as I am writing this. I flipped through the channels, and it turns out I am watching the same performance then are seeing in the theatre. I am going to go around and explore the ship for now, but I wanted to leave you with one really nice touch I found in the stateroom. For those who have cruised before, you probably know there is never a clock in the stateroom. Not only does our room have a clock, it also has an iPod dock! Pretty cool huh? Thanks for cruising virtually with my wife, my daughter and I. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below. I will respond as I can or definitely when I get back to regular internet! By the way, please forgive any formatting errors with pictures. Using the Internet while at sea has its challenges!
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