Gifts from Disney Italy

Gifts from Disney Italy

How do you share your travel adventures with friends when you return? My friend Amy recently visited Italy. She was gone during my birthday and wanted to share her trip with me. She put together this collection of trip memories, along with gifts! Her first two stops were in Rome and Assisi. At her next stop in Florence, she picked up her first Disney gift for me – a cup and saucer set. Now, she was on a mission to…

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Debarkation & Denmark

Debarkation & Denmark

Today is the saddest day of any cruise – debarkation. After a quick breakfast at Cabanas, we made our way off the ship. We signed up for a tour of Copenhagen before we were dropped at the airport to return to London. The cruise port is relatively new (approximately two years old), built on the outskirts of town. We were on the second motorcoach of the day. The first one was full, but there were only around 20 people on our…

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Stars Among Us – Best Sea Day Ever!

Stars Among Us – Best Sea Day Ever!

Today was our last day at sea. I was woken up by my alarm reminding me of our character meet and greets. Fortunately, they were an hour early (my phone time is all messed up with the time changes). That gave me time to drag myself out of bed (Will skipped it all) and to get ready. We had pictures with the Princesses (Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, and Merida). After those, we had tickets to the Frozen Meet and Greet (Olaf…

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Fjords, Yachts and Royalty

Fjords, Yachts and Royalty

We set an alarm for this morning so that we could do a little shopping before our excursion. The Cruise Director announced that the King and Queen of Norway were celebrating their 25th year and were in town today. They had arrived on their royal yacht. Since they were expecting congestion due to celebration activities, they extended our port time to 7:00 p.m. We had breakfast at Lumiere’s followed by a quick shopping trip off the ship. There were several…

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Shopping and Music in Bergen, Norway

Shopping and Music in Bergen, Norway

I woke up this morning realizing we had to be close to the port. Sure enough, the ship was pulling into Bergen an hour and a half early! The port time was very short here, so many were excited. We grabbed breakfast at Cabanas and then walked in the rain to the local area to shop. The shops were less than 10 minutes from the dock. There were several souvenir stores and one included a Christmas shop. I was able…

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Thugs Rule the Disney Magic & Desserts!

Thugs Rule the Disney Magic & Desserts!

After three port days in a row and the fact that we lost two hours over the last two days, we were ready for a relaxing sea day. We slept In, so late that we almost missed breakfast! They kept Cabanas open until 10:30. We had breakfast and then went to trivia at Promenade Lounge. We grabbed some lunch at Lumiere’s just before they closed and then went to the 2:00 showing of Tangled the Musical, along with half of…

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The Beauty of Iceland

The Beauty of Iceland

Today we are in Akureyri, Iceland. I decided to use a day of my Rainforest Pass, so after breakfast at Lumiere’s I headed to Senses Spa, and the boys went off to walk around the town and shopping area.  I had the Rainforest completely to myself, which was fabulous! I mostly relaxed on a lounger and read. We met up for a quick lunch in Lumiere’s and then boarded our bus for our excursion to Godafoss Falls. Our guide had…

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Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik Highlights

Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik Highlights

Once again, I had an early morning excursion, this time to the Blue Lagoon. Keith left shortly after me on the Reykjavik Highlights tour, while the boys wandered around town. The Blue Lagoon is a large, very clean facility, somewhat in the middle of nowhere, or so it seemed. In the lagoon, I was able to do a silica mud mask. It wasn’t as warm as the one yesterday, and it was also much colder outside with cloud cover. Disney…

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That Time I Thought I Would Die In Iceland

That Time I Thought I Would Die In Iceland

Today’s tour, Hot Golden Circle, was booked with Gateway to Iceland. We met our driver just after 10:30 a.m. and were the last ones on the mini-bus. The mini-bus wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been, and he didn’t want to turn on the air (it was hot in the back) – we had to ask multiple times. However, the driver was informative and did a good job of getting us everywhere and staying on track. The first stop was…

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Characters, Brunch and the Wide Open Sea

Characters, Brunch and the Wide Open Sea

We were supposed to attend a character breakfast on our first sea day, but I neglected to look at our tickets, and we missed it! However, the kind crew members at Guest Services were happy to give us new ones for today. We had brunch reservations at Palo, so we mostly went for the photos and a snack. Characters came through very quickly, so we were there less than an hour. After breakfast, we went to Disney trivia and then…

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