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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We're Cruising with Disney--Again!

It’s official!  We are booked for our 5th Disney Cruise during Spring Break—March 2012.  Originally, we had booked the cruise for the week of Easter—trying to predict the school calendar that wasn’t out yet—as prices for the cruise were climbing before my eyes.  Then, based on clues and a bit of intuition, we moved the cruise to March.  No need to cancel and rebook—just moved the deposit from one sailing to another.  And, this cruise was a bit less expensive, too.  While we vacillated and were tempted to move the reservation, we didn’t.  The school calendar matches our dates so we are booked!

We have a category 8D—deluxe family oceanview stateroom—booked for the 4 night cruise on the Dream.  It will be our 2nd time on the Dream.  The itinerary includes a day at sea, a stop in Nassau, and, of course, Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. 

We have been to Nassau before and are a bit torn as to what to do while we are there, but Atlantis may be on our list of Port Adventures for this cruise.  The boy has been talking about visiting Atlantis for some time now.  Knowing that our 4th cruise, coming up in a few weeks, was stopping in Nassau, he had the idea that we would get off the ship and stay at Atlantis then hop back on the ship when it came back into port.  Yep, great idea, but it isn’t going to happen.  Though booking an excursion to Atlantis may be doable.  Expensive—but doable.

Since this is a 4 night cruise we have some time to visit Walt Disney World before returning back to reality.  Yeah, the best of both—Disney at Sea and Disney on land!

We will also be able to celebrate the husband’s 45th birthday while sailing.  Interestingly, we celebrated his 40th birthday on our first Disney Cruise on the Wonder—also a 4 night sailing.  Hmmm. . . 5 Disney cruises between the time he turned 40 until he turned 45?  We are on track to get the gold lanyard yet!  (click here to read more aboutDisney Cruise Line Castaway Club Levels.)

Oh!  I have to get another Disney countdown ticker. . .


  1. hi there - we're doing that cruise over thanksgiving this year. i am sooo excited! it will be our first cruise ever - found you on the passporter's board and will be following you now!! hope to catch up with you soon!

  2. Congratulations on your cruise! Thanks for finding the Williams Family Blog. I am sure you will catch up soon! I see many Disney Cruises in your future!