Some of the destinations and events mentioned on this post were complimentary or a media rate was extended as part of my attendance to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration–an invite-only conference held by Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line
Being part of this trip has been wonderful so far. Magic fast passes were just a great addition and made our time at the parks flawless. We pretty much rode everything on our list on three days at the parks. We walked an average of 20000 steps each day and tried many Mickey shaped snacks. Now it was time for our Disney Cruise!
We woke up early for another family breakfast with surprise character picture opportunities with Star Wars characters. We checked out of the hotel and got into the Disney buses that took us to Port Canaveral to board the Disney Dream Cruise.
Once we boarded the cruise, it was free time to explore and discover the cruise. I signed up my son at the teen clubs and got a spot by the pool to sunbathe and enjoy some amazing cocktails. Then it was time for the welcome reception and the sail away party.
Once our rooms were ready, we went to clean up and then head for dinner. I will have more about dinning on the cruise later, so stay tuned. Before or after dinner (depending on your dinner seating time) make sure you watch the shows. The first day they had the amazing production The Golden Mickey’s. Totally recommend it.
More exploring and more enjoying the cruise until it was time to go to bed. See below the video of our cabin (stateroom). We had a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah located on Deck 10.
My son stayed on the room sleeping in while I headed to have some influencer sessions and learn more about Disney. We started the morning with some coffee and pastries and a welcome to the last day of sessions for us.
Here are some of the things we learned during our sessions:
Did you know that there is an adult only pool and a Cove bar (Deck 13)
Dinning is something special. Rotation between the restaurants and menu prepared by famous chefs.
Beauty and the Beast show
3 new ships 2021: 130k tons, larger than the Disney Dream
Adventures Disney: 35 destinations in 6 continents (bucket list). Locations such as SF, NY locally and others are Australia, China, etc.
River cruising: Paris Seine River 2019 includes days and nights in Paris: culinary experiences, attractions, special food and wine
Cruise combination packages with Disney adventures
3-night SoCal escape: behind the scenes, tour WD studios, WD apartment in Disneyland
Japan is the next destination 2019, start booking spring 2018
Hawaii: Aulani … new Luau learn about Hawaii history, canoe exploration, island buffet, dance, etc.
Moana show coming up
Disney Vacation Club (DVC)
14 properties, accommodations amazing, new amenities, next one Disney Riverian Resort near epcot 2019
Spacious room, washer, dryer, full kitchen
Enhance advantages of membership magic, exclusive access to Disney experiences
We heard from Tom Warburton who gave us a glimpse into the making of the reimagined animated series “Muppet Babies” which began airing on Disney Junior and Disney Channel on March 23, 2018
After the sessions were over at 12:30 we had some free time and other junkets opportunities. I decided to debark the cruise and explore the port at Nassau, Bahamas. Some music, native food and shopping before we got back on the cruise to enjoy the aqua duck and pool areas. OMG deck 13 has an adult only area with bar and pool.
Just after that it was time for dinner at another restaurant and then the Beauty and the Beast show. This is a must do. It is a Broadway style production. Then it was time for the Pirate Night Party. Dress up as a pirate and enjoy Fireworks off the ship in the middle of the ocean. So much fun!
After a god night of sleep, I woke up early to get ready for our day at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. I started the day with the Castaway 5k and then met my son and friends after by the beach. We enjoyed playing by the ocean, eating the BBQ and cookies lunch, riding the bike, feeding the Stingrays and I even had a massage at a cabana. It was great way to end our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!
Once we got back on the cruise it was time for another delicious dinner and going to the room and pack because our adventure was almost over.
The morning on the 26th we had breakfast and debarked. The planned activities during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration were over, but my son and I were staying in Orlando for a few more days to explore the parks and enjoy more food and drinks!