Day 5 – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy

Click here to read about day 4 of our Seven-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy.

 

Once again, it was an early morning for us. And, once again, we had pre-ordered room service breakfast the night before. After eating breakfast in our room, we were ready for our beach excursion to the famed Magen’s Bay, which you can read about here.

After returning back to the ship, I hung out in the stateroom and slowly started getting ready for dinner, while my husband and son went on the Aquaduck (first time for my hubby).

I enjoyed views of the Charlotte-Amalie harbor:

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Once the boys returned and they got all cleaned up for dinner, I made my usual quick stop at the Concierge Lounge for my pre-dinner drink, and then we headed to the Royal Court restaurant for the “Prince and Princesses” themed dinner.

We spotted a very tropical Donald Duck along the way:

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In the restaurant, we encountered a shoe fit for a prince:

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And, royal décor fit for a royal court:

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The entire menu had a “Prince and Princess” theme. For the bread service, they offered fig and date ciabatta rolls with a divine minted yogurt dip (as you can tell, I have a thing for mint in bread dips).

I ordered two appetizers. First, I had “Princess Aurora’s Green and White Asparagus Spears” with a tomato bearnaise sauce. The sauce was extremely rich and tasty:

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My second appetizer was “Princess Tiana’s Sautéed Shrimp on Jambalaya Rice.” The dish was very good, and I especially liked the jambalaya rice:

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I ordered two main courses: the brown rice risotto (which came with lentils, leeks, carrots, and parsnips) and “Aladdin’s Chicken Pita Salad.” The risotto dish was a little bit salty, although the sweet parsnips on top balanced out the flavor somewhat:

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The chicken on the Aladdin salad was a bit dry, but I put some leftover mint yogurt dip from the bread service on top, and that made it better. Here’s what the dish looked like before I doctored it up:

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I had to continue the deuce trend for dessert and ordered both “Prince Charming’s Flourless Chocolate Cake” (which included a hazelnut chocolate sauce) and “Princess Aurora’s Sundae” (which was rocky road ice cream topped with chocolate fudge bites, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream):

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After all that food, my hubby rolled me out of the restaurant. He went back to the stateroom to relax, while my son and I went over to the Walt Disney Theater to enjoy the Aladdin show. It was a very good performance – we thoroughly enjoyed it (and my husband missed out!). Highlights included the very humorous Genie, the acrobatics of a “magic carpet” character (you have to see it to believe it), and witnessing Princess Jasmine and Aladdin enjoying a magical carpet ride.

So far on this trip, we’d been having a whale of a time:

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This post also may be viewed on the Disney Cruise Mom Blog.

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