Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Disney Cruises Are The Best!

There's no better time to do a few blog posts about our last Disney cruise than in the cold bitterness of winter. What better way of bringing a little warmth to my little slice of the blogosphere?

Because I love Disney Cruise Line (DCL) so much, I've become a self-proclaimed DCL ambassador. I want more of my friends and family to go on a Disney cruise because I know they'll love it too, even if they don't think they will. 
Here are some reasons why you should go on a Disney cruise:
the ships are beautiful, elegant and classy, and well-maintained
 DCL has fantastic attention to detail and great customer service
the delicious and plentiful food and the excellent restaurants
 the high-quality entertainment
 the fun places you visit
 a really nice spa
the ability to completely relax
it's very family-friendly and is good for all ages
 and the fact that it can be as much Disney or as little Disney as you want.
And more! Much more.
I also want you to go on a Disney cruise because I want to have more friends and family who have done it so that we can talk about our cruises and compare experiences. The Disney Cruise Line Junkies Facebook group can only go so far for me. I want to discuss it with friends and family! 
So save up your money (because admittedly a Disney cruise isn't cheap) and go on a Disney cruise! You won't regret it! We have friends who did it after talking to us and they had so much fun and can't wait to go again.

Now that I've gotten that out of my system, here's my first post with some pictures from our cruise last March to the Eastern Caribbean. (I'm not planning on posting tons of pics in these posts, just the best of the best and the more interesting ones. I'll be a good editor! Or I'll try to be, anyway.)

Okay, quick change of plans (once I looked at the photos I'd put in my picture file). This isn't the actual cruise yet; this is the place we stayed at the day before embarking on the ship. It was the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, which is a Marriott hotel (we're Marriott fans; it's part of our religion. Just kidding. Sort of.) This place was so nice and I'd love to stay here again. I was still pretty sick with strep throat when we were there but the loveliness of this resort lifted my spirits, my appetite and ability to eat started to come back, and the balmy Florida air was good for my recovery. 

It was one of those open-air places with a huge glass ceiling and real trees and gardens growing inside and everything. I love that style.

There were little alligators lazing around inside too.

There are the boys waving at me from the balcony of our room.

The aforementioned room.

I loved the colors and pattern of the carpeting in the hallways. 

 Normally I wouldn't do a post about our hotel but this place was special enough to merit it.
Next time, on to the real star of the show (literally)--the Disney Fantasy!