Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Disney Cruise Video

A couple of days ago I posted a video that I made of our first two Disney Cruises. Today I thought I would share the follow up video, Caribbean Castaways.

This is from a 4 Night Bahamian Cruise that we took in November of 2007.


And for those of you counting...

20 Days until we board the Disney Magic!

17 Days until we leave for Barcelona!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why Disney Cruises?

In my last post I told you that we had booked our summer vacation, a 7 night Disney Cruise (big surprise) in the Mediterranean. And while there was an unofficial countdown before it was official, the countdown is down to...

24 days until we board the Disney Magic


21 days until we leave for three days in Barcelona pre-cruise

I'll share some of our Barcelona plans at a later time, and there will be more to come about the rest of the cruise as well, but I wanted to post a video for everyone.

Since this will be our 7th Disney Cruise, we get a lot of the question, "What makes a Disney Cruise so great that you would do it so often?" My answer is usually something along the lines of...

"It's a great family vacation."


"There's something for everyone."


"The kids love it."


"It is the one place I can completely relax."

You get the point, but those answers can be said of many different vacations, and they are really just words. There is a famous saying that someone that wasn't Walt Disney said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And while I find that to be true, I have a follow up question...

How many words is a video montage of photos from our first two Disney Cruises worth?


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Welcome Back!

Sorry for the nearly two month absence, but life here in Bucharest has gotten about as busy as Disney World on Spring Break! Still that is no excuse to leave the reader hanging for 54 days!

A lot has happened since my last post on back in May... Cars 2 opened (we still haven't seen it) and so far I have heard that people have really enjoyed the ramped up action. Along the same lines Lightning McQueen has made his Lights Motor Action! debut in Disney World and Disneyland Paris. And the Disney Magic has begun sailing the Mediterranean for the summer.

Which brings us to what is really important...

We finally booked our August Disney Cruise in the Mediterranean!

I could not be happier about this! Ever since we started sailing with DCL I have wanted to do one of these cruises! We were really close to it last year, but the ship filled up for the dates that we needed for our tight schedule. This year it didn't slip through my fingers.

We will be sailing on a 7 night itinerary, beginning and ending in Barcelona, Spain. Along the way we will be visiting 5 ports of call... Villefranche, France; La Spezia, Italy; Civitavecchia, Italy; Naples, Italy; and Palma Mallorca, Spain. There is a day at sea to relax in between the last two ports of call.

My parents will be meeting us in Barcelona for the cruise, and this will be their first time to Europe, and their first Disney Cruise! In fact this will be their first Disney vacation since the mid 80's when they took me to Disney World for my American kid right of passage trip... Little did they know!

Of course we have been in heavy planning mode since we booked the cruise, and we have things planned for most of the ports of call, but we still have some work to do. I hope to make a few pre trip report posts in the next 25 days before we leave for Barcelona, but we will just have to see how well I can manage my time between teaching tennis, and my other job, planning and dreaming about this trip!

Rest assured that there will be more to come!