Day 6 Disney Fantasy Cruise
Day 6 Disney Fantasy Cruise of the Western Caribbean was a day at sea taking us from Jamaica northeast by the south side of Cuba. Many cruisers prefer sea days. The ships crew has constant entertainment options many of which we would try.
A Fun Morning at Sea
After the morning run and breakfast, Michael, the assistant cruise director, began to make good on his earlier promise for special experiences to make up for us missing Aladdin. Peter Pan has always been our son’s favorite Disney character. Michael arranged a private meet and greet with him. Peter Pan was witty and humorous. We were all thrilled.
Day 6 Disney Fantasy Cruise was a great day, but the highlight was Jack Jack’s Diaper Dash, a race of babies crawling across the lobby hosted by Gus.
The lobby was packed with spectators as were the third and forth floor balconies. The babies performed, especially the second of three first round races. This heat featured babies from Japan, Mexico, Scotland, and the USA.
None of the babies initially wanted to move. Finally, the adorable Japanese baby, decked out in a traditional Japanese suit, made the first move and then sat and took in everything. The Mexican baby made a surge. The crowd roared! She stopped and sped back to daddy. This happened 3 times. Slowly baby Japan eased his way along toward the finish.
Just when it appeared that victory was imminent, baby Scotland found his inspiration. His father sat a yogurt out in front of him and coaxed him along, not crawling, but scooting on his bottom. Baby USA and Mexico overcame their stage fright and surged.
It was too late, though. The lure of the yogurt sent Roy, the Scottish baby, over the finish line and to victory.
In the finals, baby Peru sped easily ahead to become the champion.
A Full Afternoon
Beginning with another four course lunch at the Royal Court, the afternoon was filled with activities.
After lunch, we headed to La Piazza in the Europa section for a game of Disney Trivia hosted by Gus. We tied with Judy from Buffalo, but won in a tie breaker. We were given Disney Cruise Line luggage tags for our prize. We then headed to the D Lounge for a game of Pirate Trivia hosted by Cory. We again tied with Judy and won in a tie breaker. This time we were awarded Disney Cruise Line mugs. I gave mine to Judy, feeling bad for knocking her out twice. Cory gave me another mug; so, we all won!
Enlivened by our victories, we went to the Walt Disney Theater to watch The Physical Comedy of Max Winfrey. Comedy, balance, juggling, and crowd participation made for an immensely entertaining show.
Before dinner, we sailed into a storm. It was our first storm at sea. My reflexes unfortunately were not quick enough, nor was I lucky enough to catch lightning on film.
Dinner and a Show
The star of the Day 6 Disney Fantasy Cruise dinner was the Chocolate Lava Cake. It is absolutely decadent and amazing.
The show for the evening was Disney’s Believe, the headlining show for the entire cruise. It is the best of all of the shows featuring a wonderful father/daughter story, classic Disney songs, original songs, laughs, and unexpected special effects.
Premier of Captain America: Civil War
Since Marvel is owned by Disney, the Disney Fantasy premiered Captain America: Civil War with the US East coast at midnight. Our son was thrilled and went alone. Elaine and I were too tired and decided to go to bed and catch it on our final cruise day. Day 6 Disney Fantasy Cruise was an absolute blast.
Check back tomorrow for Day 7 Disney Fantasy Cruise Castaway Cay.