As we last left off, we continued our exploration of the Disney Fantasy. It was so much fun to explore when there were few people on board. The ship is huge and there were beautiful details everywhere. Love the round porthole windows!
It was probably the only time we’d see decks practically empty during the cruise. I suggest embarking as early as possible and touring the ship on your own! We walked around the Preludes area which is where all the shops are. The shops were closed since we were in port, but I was excited to check them out later. I ducked into the ladies room and fell in love with the Mickey mirrors. There was so much detail on the ship, and lots of little corners which would make great photo ops.
We moved up to Deck 5 on the way aft since we were heading up to Cabanas buffet, and we passed by the Oceaneer’s Club. It was Open House time, so of course we had to visit! We were really smitten by the hand washing stations. You stick your hands in there and they spurt soapy water and then it rinses your hands. The things that amuse me! The Oceaneer’s club was really cool. It’s everything a kid could want x 10! We stepped into the Toy Story area and posed with all the toys. We hula-hooped on the dance floor, we explored all the different rooms. Boy these kids have got it all, and I understand why they wouldn’t want to leave!
After we pried ourselves away from the club, we finally headed up to Cabanas. The elevators were getting crowded, and of course, Cabanas was crowded too. It seemed like everyone was headed to lunch! It was a little too windy to eat outside but we did find a table inside to plunk our stuff down and got ready to load up our plates! Steve and Su-Queen raided the crab station. I found out that I am allergic to certain types of crab (I can eat king and snow crabs but think everything else is questionable) so I didn’t touch the crab, but I got some shrimp and all sorts of other goodies. Lots of variety at Cabanas which we enjoyed! We all sat and ate and talked about what we were going to do that day. We made sure the Navigator app was working with the on board WiFi on our phones and we sent a couple of text messages to each other.
Walking into Cabanas. Love the murals:
After lunch we checked out the pool areas on Deck 11 – both the adult and the regular pools were empty so it would be a good time to go!
I realized that it was 1pm so I had to go to Royal Court to change our dining rotation. But since we were on Deck 11 anyways, I headed to Senses spa first. They were having full facility tours but I told them all I was interested in was the Rainforest Pass. A castmember lead me on a tour of the Rainforest Room and I was very impressed., it was beautiful and looked really relaxing! Four different rain “showers”, two wet steam rooms, one dry sauna with a glass window that looks out to the ocean. Then there was the room with the heated loungers. These looked wonderful, and just beyond were the two Jacuzzis with a view of the ocean. Definitely my kind of place! I bought the couples pass which was 227 including the taxes and gratuity. It’s a good deal if you’re buying for a 2 people. The single pass for the week was about 144 dollars. I it was just me I’d think about just getting the individual day passes which you can order prior to your cruise on the in-room guest merchandise form on the DCL website. I will show pictures of the Rainforest Room in another post but here is the Senses Spa reception area:After Senses Spa, I headed down to Royal Court to change our dining rotation. There was a short line but I was able to sit down inside and wait. It’s such a pretty restaurant and I couldn’t wait to eat here tonight! I loved all the murals with the prince and princesses on the walls. Pretty soon it was my turn and I asked to switch buy lamisil 250 mg rotation. I also asked to confirm that we had a separate table for 3. They confirmed that they were able to move our rotation to RAERAAE and we got our separate table we requested. Score!! They said it was lucky we were in late seating as main seating did not have any availability for any rotation. I had an overwhelming sense of relief and excitement at that point because I had checked off all the “tasks” on my list and now I was really free to do anything I wanted!
Our deluxe family ocean view stateroom with verandah:
Large vanity area, plenty of room for us ladies!
See me peeking out?
The tub was round and had a little seating area which was really nice!
Split bathrooms are wonderful!?
I checked our in-room gifts which were laid out on the bed. We got the Silver Castaway Club tote bag, and also the Star Wars Disney Cruise Line cooler that I had pre-ordered from in-room gifts! I loved it! I thought the zipper pulls were really cute – they were the rebel symbol. There was also a cute note from Jedi Mickey!
I’m happy with the way it turned out and we got a many compliments on our door from people walking by as well as our stateroom host!
We chilled in our room for a bit. It was sooo nice!
At this point, it was getting pretty warm out so we decided to head up to the adult pool! We changed and got ready. First we headed to guest services to drop off our meet n greet form then we headed up to Deck 11.
Interior of Cove Cafe
Finally I sat down to chill out at the pool. It was magical to be in the sun and warmth! We even tried the Aquaduck slide – it was so much fun, but it can get cold waiting at the top of the slide because at that height it was very windy.
Coming up, evening festivities, and dinner at Royal Court! Read more about our Feb 2016 Disney Fantasy Star Wars Day at Sea Cruise!