TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ #DisneyCruise

Happy Wednesday Main Streeters! As you know, this past weekend we were hosted on the Disney Dream, and if you followed our social media, then you know it was a fabulous time. If you missed it or want to know details, then you’re in luck, I’m ready to chat about it! Lets go!

On Friday morning, we got up early and headed to the coast to board the Disney Dream. We had never been on a Disney Cruise, so when Disney invited us to go, we were extremely excited. When we got to the ship, we went through the lines and check in, then boarded the boat. The Disney Dream is beautiful, we were in awe. I’ve been on “other” cruises before, but nothing compares to how Disney does cruising. We had lunch at Cabanas, the buffet on the same deck as the pool, then went to meet up with our media contacts for a tour of the ship. The tour was most helpful, being that we had no idea where everything was. We got to see the restaurants, lounges, kids area and more. When the ship leaves the dock, Disney kicks off the weekend with a Sailing Away party. It was so much fun. That night we ate at Animators Palate and saw the show The Golden Mickeys. Let me tell you about the show…. I cried, it was THAT good. Truth be told, the show had a beautiful Tangled scene, and it was tears for me from that point on. I can’t say enough good things. Just outstanding.

On Saturday morning, we woke up in Nassau, Bahamas. We weren’t sure if we wanted to get off the boat, but we did for just a short time. The kids wanted to be able to say they were actually “there” so to speak, so we went for a short walk over to the Hard Rock Cafe and back. The kids were excited that you could see Atlantis from the dock as well. They have boat rides over to that resort, which I’d probably do the next time. We had a Mixology class with the media crew so we had to make sure we were back on the ship for that. That was fun by the way, I’d highly recommend Mixology for an hour away for the adults in your group. That evening, Scott and I had dinner at Palo, the adults only restaurant. The boys had dinner on their own, which was fun for them. That evening was the Beauty and the Beast show. Oh my, it was pretty incredible. The way the sets change, the acting, the singing…. Beauty and the Beast is well done for sure. That evening was also Pirate Night up on deck. They have fireworks and a dance party, we really enjoyed that as well.

Sunday, it was time to explore Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Castaway Cay, and it surely didn’t disappoint. The beach area was beautiful. They also have activities like snorkling and bike rentals. Since it was chilly outside that day, we opted to do the biking. There’s also a place to eat BBQ food and grab some drinks. More eating? Sure, why not! When we went back on the ship, the kids decided to try the Aqua Duck water slide, which they loved. Before beginning the evening festivities, we had a meet up with the media group to toast the weekend as the boat was heading back out to sea. The Disney media team is so good to us, I’m very lucky to work with such amazing people. That evening we had dinner at the Royal Palace restaurant. I have to say, our wait staff for the weekend was outstanding. They were very attentive and made us feel welcomed each and every time. The boys said they felt “important” because of the excellent service, it was cute. The show on the last night was “Believe” and was also very good. The entertainment aboard the Disney Dream is top of the line. Very impressive overall. We had such a good trip, we weren’t ready to go home. The weekend went by so fast, but it was truly a magical time.

So now we’re home and back to work and school. If you’re even THINKING about doing a Disney Cruise, think no more, just do it. Honestly, being on a Disney Cruise was an awesome experience, I’d definitely do it again. Watch for more cruise coverage in the coming weeks, I have a lot to share with you! I appreciate all of you following along with us this past weekend, it was fun to be able to share the festivities. As for Disney, I’m so grateful for the opportunities that they give us, so that we can give our readers the latest and greatest in what Disney has to offer. It’s a blessing for sure. Until next time, sending you love and pixie dust! See ya real soon! ~M

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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