|Family portraits before dinner|
Initially, we were surprised by that as Disney Cruise Line likes to make the last full day of a cruise a stop at Castaway Cay, if possible. After doing some research, we discovered that guests on board the Disney Fantasy were spending 4th of July at Castaway Cay.
So, our day at sea began with room service breakfast being delivered to our room. Guests can order breakfast the night before and select a specific time frame of 30 minutes for it to be delivered. We like to call this breakfast part one as it included fresh fruit, coffee, toast, muffins, juice, and cold cereal and hits the spot while we get showered and dressed.
We checked the Personal Navigator and learned that many characters were going to be greeting guests in the patriotic attire.
Pluto was milling in the hallway on Deck 5 as we walked to the Lobby Atrium and he stopped to allow us to take a photo.
Wood was greeting guests in the area just off the Lobby Atrium on Deck 3 featuring his own character back drop. Know that most characters on the Disney ships sign autographs.
After meeting Woody, our family headed to Cabanas for "breakfast part 2". And, then headed off to meet more Disney characters!
|Captain Thor was greeting guests in White Caps, one of the shops on Deck 3.|
A Captain's Signing is typically scheduled on an "at sea" day.
Note: If you are on the Disney Dream in this area, be sure to check out the bathrooms. They are incredible!
The family reconvened in our stateroom at the designated time and we changed clothes for dinner. In addition to taking some family portraits, like the one at the beginning of this post and another one below, we were able to say hello to Daisy Duck.
When we boarded the Disney Dream, there was a rumor buzzing from the very first day that our cruise would have two sets of fireworks--Pirate Night and 4th of July. Never before had a ship done that--it can be a fire hazard to hold that much flammable material. And, having sailed on other holidays, we know that Disney Cruise Line has not had fireworks on Pirate Night to save them for New Year's Eve for example.
Turns out the rumor was true! For the first time ever, The Disney Dream had fireworks for its guests on the 4th of July and we were there for the experience.
Click here to read about sailing on a Disney Cruise during Christmas.
Here's how we spent Christmas Eve on the Disney Dream.
New Year's Eve on the Disney Fantasy
More about a New Year's Eve Cruise on the Disney Fantasy