[QUOTE=llama;1000356]That does seem very odd…
We’ve never done a Land and Sea, but have taken two Disney cruises. If this is your first cruise you are going to be very spoiled.:laugh: They are amazing experiences. Do you have any specific questions? My best advice would be to relax and enjoy. Disney has every detail covered, from the second you step into the cruise terminal (which is an experience itself). Which ship are you on? The Wonder or The Magic?
As you enter the ship, your family will be announced (eg. “Disney welcomes the Smith Family from Chicago”). You’ll be allowed to roam around the ship before you set sail, and lunch will be served both at the buffet or restaurants. Some people pack a bag with bathing suits and towels, because the pools are open. There will be a sail-away party with the characters. Listen for the horn whe you set sail. Disney had to get special permission to have their horn play “When You Wish Upon A Star” - and then you will be off.
There will be a life-boat drill which all members of your party must attend. After that there will usually be info meetings about ports of call, if you wish to attend.
Everything about a Disney cruise is just a little different. You will be assigned a restaurant rota and you will dine in a different unique restaurant each night - your wait staff will always be the same. Because so many families and children are on Disney cruises, Disney strictly separates the “adult” sections of the ship from the “family”. Children are not allowed in the adult pool or at Serenity Cove on Castaway Cay. Families have two fantastic pools (one with a waterslide) and wading pools for toddlers. Top-rated current movies are shown in the theatre (because as Disney says - hey, we own most of them) and the live entertainment is Broadway worthy. As expected, the programs for children are amazing and kids are divided into programs suited to their age groups. Every evening the characters will be in the Atrium and that is a good opportunity to have pictures taken, both your own and professionally. Dress for dinner is not formal, although no jeans or shorts are allowed in the dining room. Many moms take the opportunity to dress their kids up for dinner. (they look so cute!). For adults, nice dress slacks, golf shirts for men or short-sleeved “dressier” shirts are all you need. For women, sun dresses, nice pants and tops, are the norm. If you want to get “dressier”, that’s ok too.
The cabins are roomy and comfortable. Do you have an inside, outside, balcony or family suite? Unlike most cruise ships, there is no casino.
Castaway Cay is fantastic. You can rent snorkeling equipment, or floats, banana boats, etc. A bbq is held on the island for lunch. The water is so clear there that you can just walk along in the ocean and spot all kinds of fish. You can rent cabanas - but if you want one, be sure to rent it the first day of your cruise - they go fast.[/QUOTE]
Janice they should pay you! The review above is fabulous, I spent a few minutes reading it to Paul and you certainly sold it to us- how about Disney giving you some commision:laugh:
Its only 20 days now to our first cruise but thats not Disney!!!