Greetings from Day Two onboard Disney Dream. We were docked in Nassau, Bahamas today. It was our first time here. We made arrangements for a site inspection of Atlantis at Paradise Island and arranged for discounted tickets to the AquaAdventure. Yes it was working day for me, but as we are from the Atlanta area we do get inquiries about the resort. I will publish a separate review upon my return.
We returned to the ship between 2:30 and 3:00 in the afternoon. We had lunch and I headed off to shower and relax. Mom and our daughter followed about an hour later. You can see the amount of sun I got today on my face. It is pretty red, but not a total lobster. Luckily we brought a cooling gel with Aloe Vera. Just another thing you learn the move your travel to sunny destinations.
Tonight was dinner in Animator’s Palate. To be honest, I was not thrilled with the menu. There was nothing that spoke to my palate. Of course food is subjective, so what I like will be totally different from that of my reader’s. If you know anything about the Disney Cruise Line experience, you may know that there is a “show” the first time you dine in Animator’s Palate. On Disney Dream, the “show” features walls of large screens where characters from Finding Nemo will swim by. For those fortunate to be seating next to one of the screens, Crush may interact with you (or your kids).
We were lucky as Crush did in fact come and talk to our daughter. She had been in a pretty rotten mood until that happened. After seeing sea turtles at the Atlantis resort, we got to play with an animated one. I do like the décor in Animator’s Palate. There are little clay models and inspiration not only from the Disney films, but from Pixar features as well. We were seated close to Eve from WALL*E and up in the corner was Luxo Jr. and the ball he popped.
Tomorrow we dock Castaway Cay. Laura and my daughter are doing a surprise excursion. I may or may not get off. With a sunburned face, the last thing I want or need is more sun. The nice thing about a cruise is that one can be as lazy or as active as they want to be. I have some reading I want to catch up on, and I may just find a place on Deck Four to just watch the world go by and enjoy a good book.
For dinner, we are scheduled to be in Enchanted Garden, but our tablemates are dining in Remy and Laura and I will be dining in PALO. Both families are dropping off the kids at the kid’s club so they can have dinner and the adults can have a hot meal in peace! PALO and Remy are extra charge restaurants. PALO is $20 per person and Remy is $75 per person. On any cruise line, when you are eating in the main dining rooms, you are banquet food. Some cruise lines do it better than others, but it is impossible to please everyone when you are making 1,000 meals (or more) at a time. We enjoy the a la minute preparation in the upcharge specialty restaurants. The last time we sailed on Disney, we enjoyed dinner at PALO. I hope it matches our past experience.
I will let you in on the surprise excursion with our next entry. For the time being, enjoy some photos from Day Two onboard Disney Dream. 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!
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