Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Wonder-ful Time

Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to take a cruise on the Disney Cruise line ship. We were on the Disney Wonder and sailed out of Galveston, Texas, for a 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise. During this cruise we visited ports in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.

The first two days of the cruise were days at sea. We had some rough water, which took a bit of getting used to, but also allowed us the opportunity to become familiar with the ship's amenities, including a gym, theaters, and live shows. We even learned to draw a few Disney characters.

While hitting the ports on days 4, 5, and 6. In Jamaica we shopped in the local port area. This area had a variety of shops in the immediate area of the ship. As you can see in this photo below, the ship is immediately behind one row of the shops.

In Grand Cayman, we needed to ride small tender boat to shore from the ship. My wife, Darcy, took this photo with the Disney Wonder in the background as we went ashore. In Grand Cayman, we did some shopping and exploring in the local area.

 In Cozumel, we took advantage of the local scenery and spent some time on a beach area excursion that included spending time in clear plastic kayaks that allowed us to see clearly in the water below. We also snorkeled in the clear waters which allowed even better opportunities to see the local fish and coral.

On board ship the entertainment was very good and we had plenty of food available, ranging from freely available ice cream and soda (including tea, coffee and hot chocolate). Meals included buffet meals, counter service burgers, sandwiches and pizza as well as the stereotypical fine dining expected on a cruise. I won't say that I always ate healthy but I could if that was what I wished to do, and I did include healthy options in most meals.

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and found it well worth the cost. We will look forward to another Disney cruise some day in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone asking us about taking one of their own.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm glad, you both needed a break from the madness :)!