Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paradise Disney Style

Paradise is many different things to many different people. But I was on a little piece of Paradise this past week. My friend Louise booked she and I on a cruise in January and then told me we were going. She said she booked it so far in advance so I had the time to pay for my share and not have to rely on Darby. It was absolutely wonderful, hot, but wonderful. Disney is the only cruise line I will ever use. It is perfection, they make you feel like royalty.
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The ship is a work of art. The light fixtures are literally commissioned glass works of art. There is space galore and you never feel crowded. There are all types of paintings (some animated), sculptures, and Mosaic scenes all over the ship (it is not a boat, but a ship). Disney ships are reminiscent of the old ocean liners of yesteryear. They are big, beautiful and no matter what price you paid, very luxuries.

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The shows are Broadway quality and never disappoint.

The food is beyond compare. Each night is like dinning in a high end restaurant on land. The service is impeccable and your choices are many.

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Our room was beautiful, with a veranda and of course wonderful views of the ocean.

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Each night there were shows to attend, first run movies and the lounges were great. Evolution is a bar that has different themed nights and great shows. The com median we saw had us rolling in the aisle.

There is a bar called Skylines that makes you feel you are in a roof top lounge in some of the worlds most beautiful cities. Not only does the skyline change, but the artwork changes for each city.

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The best lounge is Pink, where you are suppose to be in a Champagne bottle. As I said before the lights are works of art. The main light sculpture looks like champagne bottles, and the smaller lights look like champagne glasses. The walls are covered with round glowing balls that look like champagne bubbles. The champagne drinks are wonderful and the champagne is exclusive for Disney. I was going to purchase a bottle until I saw that it was $96.00 for one bottle.

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Nassau in the Bahamas is OK. It has a Straw Market, that is full of native people selling anything and everything for a steal. There were tons of "Coach" bags, "Louie Vitton" bags and "Cartier" watches. My father had told me you have to bargain and he was right. The things may not be genuine, but they are close enough and the price is unbelievable. I was able to pick up a tennis bracelet for a steal at a jewelry store that is sanctioned by Disney.

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Unless you like to gamble at Atlantis there is not much to do but touristy things. Most people who have taken more then one cruise usually don't get off the boat here.

The next day is Castaway Cay(pronounced key). This is truly paradise. The water is the deepest blue I have ever seen and sitting on the beach with you feet in the water is heaven. There are no waves, the water is clear, shallow and warm. There is a man walking along the beach taking orders for Conch Coolers, what could be better.

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Our last night we had our picture taken with the Captain and our wonderful servers.

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You don't want to leave, but you have to. I can't wait for the cruise I booked for Darby and I to the Western Caribbean. It will be seven days of heaven. I will leave you with pictures of some of the Characters around the ship. See if you can tell what movie they are from.
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1 comment:

Louise said...

So happy you had a great time. When you go on your next cruise with your husband, you can be the expert. I enjoyed the cruise as well.