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Oasis in Orlando: The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort

The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is located in the Disney Springs area and is closest to Epcot (of all four Walt Disney World Parks). We stayed at this hotel for the fourth time in August 2018, prior to our seven-night Eastern Caribbean Disney Cruise. The Four Seasons Orlando is absolutely my … Continue reading Oasis in Orlando: The Four Seasons at Walt Disney World Resort

St. Thomas, USVI: A Beach Day at Magen’s Bay

This was my fourth visit to the island of St. Thomas, although it was my first time via a Disney Cruise. For two of my previous visits, my family took cruise ship-sponsored tours to St. John’s Trunk Bay, similar to this tour offered by Disney Cruise Line.  If you love to snorkel, this is a … Continue reading St. Thomas, USVI: A Beach Day at Magen’s Bay

British Virgin Islands: The Baths of Virgin Gorda

I was super-excited to be visiting Virgin Gorda for our Disney Cruise Line (DCL) "Port Adventure" during our day on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). One of the primary reasons I booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy was to have the opportunity to visit the Baths, a … Continue reading British Virgin Islands: The Baths of Virgin Gorda

Disney Fantasy: Review of Cruise Ship Stateroom 11008 (Concierge One-Bedroom Suite)

Room 11008 is a Category T One-Bedroom Suite with Verandah. It is towards the front of the ship (forward). In choosing this cabin for our cruise, I wanted a quiet location and plenty of space with the concierge level of service. This stateroom fit the bill on both fronts. There are no other staterooms across … Continue reading Disney Fantasy: Review of Cruise Ship Stateroom 11008 (Concierge One-Bedroom Suite)

Atlantis: Time for an Aquaventure and Cabana Life!

One of the most popular cruise destinations in the world is Nassau, Bahamas. I visited this cheery and sunny port for the first time in the summer of 1995 (during my college years!) with my parents, sister, and group of family and friends on a four-night Carnival cruise that originated out of Port Canaveral. We … Continue reading Atlantis: Time for an Aquaventure and Cabana Life!

Mediterranean Elegance in Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

An oasis just minutes from downtown Miami, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a beautiful place in which to linger and imagine what life must have been like in the early 20th century, when the villa was built. James Deering had the Vizcaya Villa built for himself between 1914 and 1922. The villa's architecture reflects … Continue reading Mediterranean Elegance in Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Day 6 – Disembarkation in Miami & Going Home: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Click here to read about day 5 of our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic.   It was the day that we dreaded: disembarkation. Boo! The night before we had received disembarkation instructions and luggage tags, should we decide to have Disney Cruise Line take our luggage off the ship and into … Continue reading Day 6 – Disembarkation in Miami & Going Home: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Day 5 – Castaway Cay: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Click here to read about day 4 of our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic.   The best day of the year had arrived: we were at Castaway Cay! Saying that Castaway Cay is heaven on Earth is an understatement!!! Disney’s private island can be as serene or as action-packed as you … Continue reading Day 5 – Castaway Cay: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Day 4 – Day at Sea: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Click here to read about day 3 of our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic.   Our second day at sea started off with our usual wake-up call: our son waking us up at 7:00am. He actually gets up every day at 6:00am, but he is required to play with his toys … Continue reading Day 4 – Day at Sea: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Day 3 – Cozumel & Pirate Night: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic

Click here to read about day 2 of our Very Merrytime Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic.   Hola, México - we arrived! For our day in Cozumel, we decided to do a ship-sponsored port adventure, which you can read about here.   Upon returning back to the ship after the excursion, I took … Continue reading Day 3 – Cozumel & Pirate Night: Five-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Magic