The atrium on the Fantasy is huge and elegant and very impressive.
|The "we're not in Kansas anymore" faces.|
On the elevators opening, we got our first peek at the lounge.
|The concierge |
|Kylee enjoying a lounger.|
The only time we ever saw more than two people up here was during the concierge reception. Eventually Julia made her way back upstairs and arranged for all our meet and greet tickets as well as some other fun things for later in our cruise and handed us our concierge folder for the week. We briefly toured the room (until our host, Tom, showed up to finish vacuuming, and we decided to explore the rest of the ship.)
On the way to the Oceaneer Club open house, we just happened across Stitch.
|Stitch was full of mischief and kept turning around to wiggle his tail at the camera.|
No line, just chillin'.
|Shiny, shiny hallways.|
|Spot Ben! He's at the far end of our verandah.|
Then we ran down by the Tube to see if the meet up was in full swing yet. After meeting and greeting, Chris wanted to try out the Midship Detective Agency for a little while before muster drill.
|Chris using his badge to clear away the balloons.|
We returned to our rooms just in time to unpack before muster drill.
The Walt Disney Suite has a lot of storage, y'all. Like I could lose small children in all the cabinetry. After the safety drill (we sat in the upper balcony of the Walt Disney Theatre for our muster station) we headed up to deck 11 midship for the Sailaway Party! More people on this bigger ship meant our best bet for up close views were to get near one of the cast member mini-stages stationed around the party.
We enjoyed kicking the cruise off in style then headed off to our stateroom to watch the ship pull out into the channel.
|And we're off!|
|Sea and Sky|
Our dinner at Animator's Palate hosted by Crush, certainly did bring a new flair to our favorite restaurant. As we were in the center of a dining area, we were a bit out of the loop, but any extra time playing with Crush is totally awesome in my book. Trying to figure out the next shape the school of fish were making was more interesting, in my book, than any of the kids' menu activities. Nevertheless, the kids both wanted to bail and check into the kids club as soon as they finished their main courses.
After such an early wake up call, we decided to turn in fairly early.
After a brief debate of whether this was an armadillo, an anteater or a piglet, we hit the hay.
This is Part 5 of an Ongoing Trip Report "A New Ship." Additional sections will be found on the Trip Reports page after they are posted!