This morning the ship was docked in Nassau. I never get off the ship in this port. I use the day to enjoy a quieter ship and do some on board activities.
We went to Cabanas, the buffet, for breakfast. I always enjoy it. Can’t go wrong with some Mickey waffles!
After breakfast, we had a reservation for the Princess Gathering. This is a meet and greet with 4 Disney princesses in the atrium. As you can imagine, this is a popular activity. Because of that, Disney starting making it reservation only. You can make your reservation in advance (recommended) or you can go to Guest Services when you board to see if there are any reservations available.
I have never done it myself but, in the past, I have gone to the deck above to watch. There are usually little girls all dressed up in their Princess outfits. The Princesses are so good with them. It is very sweet to watch.
Since we had just run the Princesses races, we put on our race shirts and ALL our medals for some pictures. The princesses can vary. For our Princess gathering, we had Tiana, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle. It was fun to hear what they had to say. Rapunzel wanted to know if we could run as fast as Maximus. I showed Cinderella the medal that had her on it and she said the Fairy Godmother had done a very good job with that.
After we were done with the Princesses, we saw that Mickey was out taking photos as well. Can’t resist a picture with Mickey!
We went back to our room to put away all the medals and then we went to the movies. Disney ships have a movie theater that shows all current Disney releases. We went to see Frozen 2. I had seen it but Pam and Donna had not. I am never opposed to seeing most movies again, so I was good with it.
The movie finished up mid afternoon and we went to our cabin to relax a bit. The weather was beautiful. The perfect weather for a nap in a lounge chair. Which is exactly what I did.
The show for that evening was Beauty and the Beast. This is a newer show for Disney Cruise Line and it has won awards in the cruise line industry. It is a stage version of Beauty and the Beast based on the live action movie version that came out a few years ago. It is an excellent show. I have seen it once before but I think I enjoyed it more this time.
It was formal night so we went back to the room to get changed. I am not a “dress up” person and I am really not a dress person. But I knew other ladies would be dressing up and I found a dress that I liked so I went with it.
Our entire group met in the atrium so that we could get our picture taken all together on the stairs. Minnie was in her formal wear as well so we all met her too.
We went straight from photos to dinner. Our dinner tonight was in Animator’s Palette. It was “Crush” night so you have different screen around the restaurant showing fish and characters from Finding Nemo. At some point in the evening, Crush comes on the big screen in your area and talks to some guests (Like Turtle Talk with Crush in Epcot).
I don’t want to get too much into the events of dinner. I will say that it was no where near the quality of dinner service I have experience on any other Disney sailings. There were several “misses” by our servers and at the end of it all, with some discussions with Guest Services, this was our last night with these servers.
On a positive note, it was Ashley’s actual birthday this evening. Disney Cruise Line will provide a complementary small cake but since there was a big group of us, I ordered a big celebration Mickey cake. It was really good!
And, as usual, as dinner was night time for us! Here was this night’s towel animal.