Our last two full days were spent relaxing, enjoying the boat, playing bingo, and packing. At bingo one winner took home the jackpot ($31k!) we had all been contributing to all week. We were not that winner
Finally, supper time rolled around and the last minute shopping continued as souvenir stands "magically" appeared in gathering areas.
Our rotation found us saying goodbye to Magical dinners in Lumiere's
Here's detail from the final menu.
Joe's dinner arrived with an interesting presentation... no, not really.
When Joe got done with it it looked like this
With much fanfare the Baked Alaska was presented - I never had seen one before this night. I don't know what that says about me but there it is.
We each got a thin slice to appreciate
Happily my parting shots of our wait staff really captured their personalities
and we said our first round of goodbyes. I miss these guys!
May 25th started out beautiful - and cold! I woke at sunrise and watched as we powered into the port. We were securely escorted by the coastguard...
as we witnessed dawn over the harbor.
the foreground here shows a/the coast guard station.
As we approached our berth I was finally able to see the fire boat running before the ship...
After this there was only our "holding breakfast" where we had our last meal with our wait staff, received our debarkation assignments, and said our goodbyes. There were announcements to let us know when it was out turn to leave, as well as this old school sign.
We were in the "Lime Sebastien" group
Once we left the boat, it was like getting off a plane after an international flight, but without the stress. The Port/Border patrol staff were friendly and nice, and didn't harshly disrupt our return to reality. I really appreciated that.
So, finally, a week and a half after we returned, this trip report is at its end. I hope it's clear that we will be happy to do this again, and we recommend it to almost anyone who asks us about it.
BRAVO, Bravo, Bravo. I really had no interest in going on a cruise of this length or even a Disney cruise but you guys have me convinced that we need to save up and just do it. Excellent reporting and pictures.
Westley you look like you're about 25 without your mustache and its kind of scary to me thinking your wife has become a cougar since crossing the Panama Canal.
Ken has conveniently left out a few details about Friday and just skipped right over to Saturday and Sunday.
On Friday, I went to aerobics, Ken went to the gym , we showered, dressed , ate a small breakfast and then played another game of Bingo. Then Earkid and I got dressed up in our Vallarta Princess tank tops we'd bought as well as crowns and went to lunch at Parrot Cay. We had several waiters asking if we wanted to sit with other people and we kept saying "No" over and over again. Then later on we realized that we'd gone to lunch right at noon when the singles luncheon was held there every day! We weren't sick of our husbands and trying to ditch them .....I swear it was accidental.
Ken and I went to a Vacation Club timeshare presentation only because we were hoping to win the $300 giveaway. A nice guy we'd had breakfast with earlier that week won it. But at least I got a free coloring book and crayons and a Disney book with pretty pictures in it!
The sea was pretty rough from Puerto Vallarta up the coastline and Cabo San Lucas up the coastline. It was also a lot cooler outside. As a result, there weren't a whole lot of people out by the pools and the pool water was kind of like a wave pool. Ken and Katrina and I took this as an opportunity to have a few of the drink specials of the day and go body surfing! It was such a blast! We would lay on the sides of the pool , wait for the ship to rock and then go rolling into the water. We could do this from just about any direction. We also got strangers to come in the pool and do it with us and we talked them into dog paddle contests with us saying that the loser would have to stand outside the pool without a towel for five minutes!
That night was Formal Night so after we got dressed we went to the Disney Dreams show in the Walt Disney Theater which was fabulous. Then we went in the atrium and had pictures taken with the whole gang. Then we went to dinner at Parrot Cay.
After dinner we changed into more casual clothes and went to 70's night at Rock n bar d. We were in a booth right next to Joey Fatone and his family and friends and Katrina went up to him and got his autograph . Then the dancing began and Ken got dragged backstage with a cast member. Next thing we knew he came out on stage dressed like Barry White! A few songs later , they played YMCA and this time Ken got picked to be the Indian and had to wear the head dress. If you know Ken, you know that both of these things are totally out of character for him! But he was a good sport about it and very funny!
Also, on the formal night , our really awesome table had been given to Joey Fatone and his gang, so the day we were leaving , we passed by him and I jokingly said "Hey you stole our table the other night." He jokingly said "Yeah , what are you gonna do about it?" And I jokingly said "I'm gonna kick your ....." Then we both laughed. He seemed like a really nice guy, a really BIG nice guy so there's no way I could have taken him!
The cruise was definitely one of the best trips we have ever taken. We had a great time with each other, we had a great time with our friends, and we had a great time with all the cast members and other folks we met along the way.
We definitely want to go on another and we'd love it if all of you would join us! : ) We guarantee you'd love it too!
Well Katrina is an outrageous flirt, but the guys knew it was all in fun.
The guy on the left is Adrian and is from New Zealand . He made us think of the cook from Ratatouille except with brown hair instead of red. When he asked Katrina what she wanted for dessert, she said New Zealand kiwis!
Levent , in the middle, is from Turkey and Katrina told him she wanted Turkish delight!
The guy on the right, Giuseppe , is from Italy and he had the cutest accent. And no matter what we were eating, he would come around with the paper shaker and ask us "Pepper Madam?" in the cutest voice. He also had one of those little crumb scrapers and he said to Cherbabog "You are a very very messy boy!" Now you have to imagine that being said with an Italian accent to get why it sounded so funny!
Our waiters were awesome! They seemed to really like us and if not, well then they did a good job pretending like they did!
Thanks for sharing that fun little story! Sounds, and looks like you all had fun flirting with all the waiters! And I can't imagine how Chernie responded !!!
Last night I dreamt that I was in Acapulco riding in one of the volkswagon taxis when I passed another and saw Chernabog in it. I started smiling and waving frantically and finally he saw me and waved back and I was so happy!
And I know exactly why I dreamt about Chernabog last night...I had just seen that movie called The Happening and had been curled up in fetal position trying not to laugh out loud in the theater because it was such a stupid movie. And that's exactly what Chernabog would do on the cruise whenever we saw something that was so corny that we just had to laugh at it.