On day two, we were up and ready in time for a meet and greet with a few Frozen favorites. On the cruise, you can select a window of time to meet with characters, you just go in during your time and meet the characters, take a picture, have them sign your autograph book. You’ll definitely appreciate this, especially after you’ve seen the lines at the parks.
I know this photo quality isn’t perfect, but Jud cutting his eyes at Ana cracks me up every time!!
This was our day in the Bahamas. The Bahamas offered plenty of fun things to do, but we decided to explore a little in downtown Nassau and then enjoy some things on the ship.
I’ll definitely look more into a shore excursion next time, but since we were only on the boat for a short cruise, we decided not to do anything big in Nassau. I’m so glad we came back to the boat, because I’m pretty sure 80% of our fellow cruisers were on land.
BK watched a movie from the pool (Disney movies played here all day long)…
We grabbed burgers and ice cream…
And then BK asked to go to the Oceaneers Club for a pirate activity that was scheduled right before dinner.
(Side note: I’m going to blog more about what I wore later, but can we talk about this mom-friendly bathing suit? It was SO great for hanging out with the kids by the pool. If you’re going to be chasing kiddos around at the pool or the beach this summer, this top will be your best friend)!
Jud requested to hang out in the playroom so we booked him an hour while BK was playing pirate games. Neither of them wanted to leave and come back with us at the end of their time.
We checked out the 18 and over pool and grabbed a latte while we were childless for a little while.
Then we all got ready for dinner. We loved the earlier seating with little ones. It was the perfect time of a day and free of meltdowns.
And how pretty is that backdrop?
This particular night we had dinner at the Animator’s Palate. It’s a really cool concept, everything starts out black and white and turns to color, much like the animation process. Mickey comes and the waiters put on a show, it was super entertaining for the children and the adults.
I should mention, you have rotational dining on the cruise, so you’re assigned to a different restaurant each night, and your waiters go with you from place to place.
Of course, everything is themed from the first course to the very last…
We followed up dinner with a show each night!
Our second show was Dreams and it was just as good as the first night. Each of us decided we had a different favorite show (out of the three we watched), so that should tell you just how awesome they are!
This was also pirate night for us. We had some fun pirate gear waiting in our room for the occasion. I think most cruises feature a pirate night, and it can’t be missed! It’s a pirate themed deck party and dinner, the culmination of the night ends with a showdown between the pirates and the good guys (led by Mickey himself). The deck party ends with fireworks at sea and I hear Disney is the only cruise line that can pull this off, it’s just as amazing as it sounds. This night is packed full of fun for the entire family.
If you look closely at the picture, you’ll see BK in the front row. She grabbed her spot and stayed there singing and dancing the entire time.
I’ll be back with day 3, and it was definitely our favorite!!