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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:34 am

All that food looked wonderful!
You definitely have some favourites, I can see.
Very yummy. :smile:
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:04 pm

The second-half of this Double-Disney Vacation was another sailing on the Disney Dream, my third so far! I love Disney Cruise Line's Dream Class ships (I've also sailed once on the Disney Fantasy) and I jumped at the chance to sail again once I had some time off from work!
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Do you want to take a cruise now?
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That's right folks! It is time for another cruise on the Disney Dream!
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I truly love this chandelier!
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The Cove Cafe serves these AMAZING pineapple tartlets. I had something close to ten of them on this sailing.
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We've got dinner reservations for Palo!
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our stateroom for the sailing complete with some awesome gifts!
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I'm happy to be here again!
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The sailing away party is always a great kickoff for the sailing...
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The view from our stateroom's verandah...
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Our first dinner of the sailing, and my favorite of the three rotational dining venues onboard the ship!
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The venue really is gorgeous!
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So much detail!
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Lobster Ravioli for the win!
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The Avocado Tuna Tower is my favorite appetizer in any of the ship's three rotational dining venues.
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Had to order the Sea Bass again. Once again, this fish did not disappoint!
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These palate cleanser pre-dessert cubes are fantastic! The orange ones are like Jungle Juice (Animal Kingdom Lodge's signature drink) candy!
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I always recommend going with the appetizer trio in the menu if you have the chance!
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Per our server's recommendation, we tried the Date Cake. It was AMAZING!
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Our first towel animal of the sailing!
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We spent our day at the port of Nassau enjoying the ship and concluded with dinner at Palo, the ship's additional-charge Italian dining venue.
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My favorite design element of Palo is the inclusion of this gorgeous Chihuly piece.
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The meal starts off with unlimited antipasti...
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We shared the Lobster Ravioli (I'll order seafood whenever and wherever I can if given the chance).
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One of my favorite Disney food items ever is Palo's polenta-stuffed portobello mushroom. This thing is heavenly and indulgent and I dream about it consistently!
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A new test was going on during our meal in which an established violinist actually roams the restaurant, adding beautiful music to the atmosphere of the venue. I seriously hope this becomes a permanent addition to the Palo experience!
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Our table at Palo provided a fantastic view of Atlantis as we sailed away from Nassau!
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Our first entree was the rack of lamb, a solid start for sure.
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Next up was the handmade gnocchi in a light Alfredo sauce. These were fluffy and light to eat, but a super-filling dish despite the consistency. We both loved them!
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Palo's signature tenderloin is always a must, no matter how many times you've dined there.
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But the real surprise came in the form of the stuffed chicken. It was easily the best preparation of chicken either of us had ever had with the meat being perfectly cooked and still moist, the breaking-based stuffing had a great flavor to it and the red wine sauce it was served with was decadent.
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The chocolate soufflé is also a must at Palo. You can see the warm vanilla and chocolate sauces being poured into it here.
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They even made this special plate up for my girlfriend's birthday!
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This frozen calvados shot is seriously masterful. I need to make these at home.
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E.T.!!!
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The best logo on the ship!
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Disney Cruise Line hosts midnight "PremEars" onboard the ship's when new Marvel, Disney and Pixar (eventually Lucasfilm too) films come out on land.
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I seriously LOVED this film. I saw it twice on the ship, and once more on land.
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Nothing makes me smile more than seeing Tim Curry onboard the ship.
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The AquaDuck is so photogenic at night!
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This ship is beautiful.
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Disney Cruise Line hosts Pirates in the Caribbean, an evening full of Pirate fun that begins at sundown and runs thru the end of the night.
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As you can see, it gets to be pretty popular.
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Jolly Roger is your host for the evening!
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The Buccaneer Blast show featuring Captain Jack Sparrow is an enjoyable jaunt into his typical antics...
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The show actually kicks off the fireworks.
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After the fireworks, guests have access to a Pirate Buffet filled with savory items and sweet desserts.
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And there are plenty of turkey legs to be had.
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:04 pm

(Continued 2)
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More fun at the pirate buffet...
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Hi Elissa! There's a baked potato bar here!
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I might have gone overboard when it came to the pirate buffet... I might've.
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Our welcome back gifts for the evening!
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The next morning I woke up early to get some food in...
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Why would I need food so early?
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I decided to try my hand at the Castaway Cay 5K! It's not really a race, but a designated trail on Castaway Cay for guests to run for fun.
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With a bad knee to blame, I was one of the last to finish, but I did finish with more than 10 minutes to spare before the cut off.
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But not to fear, folks. I got a medal!
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Hey you guys!
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There are many picturesque locations at Castaway Cay.
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Oh captain, my captain!
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After that run, I needed a drink.
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Apparently so did Olaf.
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Serenity Bay, the island's adult beach, is so perfect!
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Just relaxing in the Summer sun, lettin' off steam.
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The Serenity Bay Beach BBQ provides another opportunity for me to pig out!
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Get it? The pelican is pointing!
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An overview of everything on the island.
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Mt. Rustmore.
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I love this view!
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I love this view too!
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Such a neat trademark of the ship.
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Officially a part of the Bahamas.
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Our stateroom host decorated our stateroom with our medals... How nice! ;-)
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They show those awesome Mickey Mouse shorts onboard the ship on the in-room TVs. This one is my favorite!
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In a matter of a few hours the sky opened up...
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And then the deluge.
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Time to go!
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The violinist from Palo performed in the Atrium that night!
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This is kind of awesome.
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Not sure what I was doing here.
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Time for a different kind of dining experience...
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Animator's Palate begins as an animator's studio...
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Very nice feel at the start...
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But next thing you know, the restaurant transforms and the walls are filled with windows looking into the world of Finding Nemo, complete with Crush the Sea Turtle being able to talk with you.
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Totally different feel!
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It's a cruise ship made of moonfish!
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These truffle pasta pursuiettes are the greatest.
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ROCK LOBSTER!
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It's like I'm back at Disneyland!
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The herb crusted veal chop was huge!
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Shark!
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Real shark!
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It isn't a Disney experience without a Mickey Bar!
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One of the few decent photos of me from the trip...
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Sacher torte for the win!
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And another birthday treat for my girlfriend!
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Time to start wrapping up this cruise...
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Hi Elissa!
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:05 pm

(Continued 3)
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Hello Captain Mickey!
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Hung out with the ship's cruise director for a few...
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One final towel animal before the end of the sailing...
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I can't stop staring at this thing.
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A hidden piece of Enchanted Artwork in the Vista Gallery onboard the ship.
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D Lounge has the neatest use of LEDs on the ship. The wall is lined with them!
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One of my favorite areas...
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So much to see... So much to drink!
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Hello Pink!
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Thr signature Taittinger champagne they serve onboard the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy.
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Look closely at the bubbles in the walls... You may see a heffalump or woozel pop in.
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More Chihuly for the win!
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I love Skyline so much!
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The windows give off the illusion that you're sailing through major city skylines.
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And they have drinks themed to those different cities...
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Evolution is the ship's dance club.
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My favorite Enchanted Artwork comes in the form of the dueling Pirates of the Caribbean pieces.
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Currents looks great at night!
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Meyer Werft. A sign of quality!
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I will never get tired of looking at this.
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Or this.
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Or this...
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We also loved the Midship Detective Agency game onboard the ship.
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687 is another favorite hangout of mine.
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Had to see it again...
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Heritage.
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Fun fact: Wilson Matua from Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom makes a cameo in George of the Jungle.
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Fun fact: Stan Lee makes a cameo in Princess Diaries 2.
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Love these murals!
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One on each side in Cabanas...
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OSWALD!
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Time to say goodbye...
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I love this ship!
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See ya real soon!
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby larrygator » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:09 pm

Adam, don't you know. You are supposed to continuously wear the medal, not hang it up.

Why did it have to be more food photos?
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby WFChris » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:26 pm

^I was wondering if people wonder around the ship for the remainder of the cruise with their medals on.


I was curious, is there any part of the ship that is NOT a 'favorite hangout' of yours?
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby jray21 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:00 pm

So beyond jealous! It's been way too long since I've been on a Disney cruise. The food pictures are amazing!
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby TBpony414 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:09 am

Enjoyed seeing the rest of your trip! I've never been on a Disney cruise (hoping to remedy that soon!) but I have a question: does the cruise feel like it's too short, being that it's only 3 nights? There's so much to do and it seems like you'd need at least another day to soak it in. Or maybe that's part of their marketing plan - to leave people wanting more and then they book another cruise? Either way it looks great!

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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby cfc » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:23 am

Looks worth it for the food alone.
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Re: Photo TR: A Double-Disney Vacation

Postby OrlandoGuy » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Wow I'm almost 100% positive we were on the same cruise :lmao: . We take a lot of Disney cruises, and this summer was especially cruise-heavy, so I'm hazy on dates and don't have the documents right in front of me at the moment, but we had the Guardians premiere and the heavy storm upon leaving Castaway so I think it's safe to say we were on the same boat. Crazy how that stuff works!

Anyway, glad you had a good time, thanks for the pics.

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