Last week I got an email from Babble asking if anyone was in the San Diego area. I raised my proverbial hand and said “I’ll be there next week!” Suddenly I was invited on a media ship tour of the Disney Cruise ship the Disney Wonder while it was in port for a limited time in San Diego. Having just gone on my first ever cruise last month I was awfully excited about seeing how Disney does cruises.
Y’all. Disney does cruises, and Disney does cruises WELL.
Not knocking the cruise I went on with my husband, because it was exactly what we needed. You could have left us with some sandwiches on an island and we would have been happy, but Disney. OH DISNEY. They are the only ship allowed to shoot fireworks off at sea, not only are the shells biodegradable, THEY HAVE FISH FOOD IN THEM. There’s also a recycling center on board where every bag of garbage is gone through to make sure nothing recyclable is thrown away. One of the restaurants changes color, the ship horn blows ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, there’s nightly themes (today was pirate) and the food was unreal.
Someday I’ll be able to take my little girls on a Disney cruise and I’m going to sob and sob and sob with happiness at all the magic surrounding everything.
There’s more, so much more, and I’ve written down the best bits while they’re still fresh in my mind.
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I’ll admit, I was skeptical of just how much different or better a Disney Cruise could be, but after seeing it and being able to ask questions and see how happy everyone was on the ship?
Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise?
A special thanks to Disney for allowing me to tour the ship and eat their food (specifically the soup) all opinions are my own.
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