Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4
On the Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4, the Disney Magic docked in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome. The city of Rome is about 30 miles away and an hour by bus or train. Most people were heading into Rome on full day excursions to visit the Vatican and tour the Sistine Chapel or to tour ancient Rome and famous landmarks. Some who had already visited Rome were going to visit hill towns such as Orvieto. The ship was bustling as people headed off to see the sites.
We had visited Rome the week before the cruise and Elaine was not feeling well. So, we decided to stay on the ship. I was able to get a nice long run around the promenade deck. Unlike sea days, there were not a lot of activities on the ship in the morning. I decided to take in a movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass, in the Buena Vista Theatre. The movie really stunk and I left about half way through.
While the ship was empty, my son and I headed up to Deck 9 to ride the AquaDunk, the water slide on the Disney Magic. This is an awesome slide! You stand on a launch pad, cross you legs, cross your arms on your chest, and await the 3 – 2 – 1 countdown for the bottom to drop out underneath you, sending you plummeting down about 2 stories, then into a twist. You get about a 4 – 5 second adrenaline rush. It really is a great ride.
There were only us and 3 kids riding, so there was basically no wait. We each rode it about 6 times before getting ready for lunch. I must admit, that I prefer this ride, AquaDunk, over the more famous AquaDuck water coaster. I wanted to film the slide, but unfortunately was not allowed.
Table service lunch at Lumiere’s is from 12:00 to 1:30. We arrived at 12:45 and were told that we were the first patrons of the day. The boat was almost empty on Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4. As we took 30 – 45 minutes to dine, 3-4 other families showed up. This lunch was likely the best food that we had on the entire cruise. I assume that our dishes were prepared just for us, not for the masses like in the evening. Everything was perfect!
Cruise Staff Games
After lunch, other passengers began to trickle back to the ship. We went to the Promenade Lounge where the Cruise Staff Team were hosting games: Disney Charades and Cruisin’ for Trivia. We love these games! Although we have no talent for charades, it was still a blast. Cruisin’ for Trivia was our first victory of this cruise!
Dinner at Animators Palette
Dinner on Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4 was back at Animators Palette with a Frozen themed dining experience. Our table mates had borrowed my Rick Steve’s Mediterranean Cruise guide to get from Civetavecchia to Rome and explore. They had visited the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, and the Trevi Fountain and were back in time for dinner. It was fun comparing stories and photos of Rome. Dinner was, as always, wonderful. Our servers, Hellen and Larissa, were wonderful.
Dangerous Chris on the Disney Dream has been our most entertaining server, but we have really bonded with Hellen and Larissa. We love rotating with our servers each night.
Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4 evening, headline entertainment was Finding Dori in 3D on the huge screen of the Walt Disney Theatre. We are huge Disney/Pixar fans, but had not seen Finding Dori because we knew that it would be shown on the cruise, and thus, we could save a little money. As we anticipated, we all really liked the movie. It is not in the league of Up, our favorite, but it is still very good.
The End of Another Great Day
As had become our pattern, after the evening show, we headed up to Deck 9 for drinks and ice cream. Tonight was the first night that Banana ice cream, our favorite, was offered. Then it was off to bed. Disney Mediterranean Cruise Day 4 was another wonderful day.
Day 5 takes us further north to the port of Livorno, Italy with possible excursions to Pisa, Florence, or even the Cinque Terra. Join us as we recount more fun on the Disney Magic and the Mediterranean!