Mom and Dad did it again. They managed to keep the secret of a Disney cruise until the night before the cruise. We headed over to Cocoa Beach and enjoyed some wandering around before hoteling then boarding the ship. I have opted that surging it not for me…Love long and prosper!
The Fantasy is my favorite ship.
We were on deck for the sailing away party and to listen to the ships horns.
We wandered around and enjoyed the ship. Mom broke basketball! OOPS!
My fill of stone crab!
I thought Emmerson how to make pipe cleaner flowers. We made so many crafts of the ship! I think we made it to every single program that has the word craft in it.
I played ball with Stitch in the Edge! 🙂
He came back another night for our formal dance party.
We did a character breakfast. I am not sure if I enjoyed it. I won’y admit I still like to watch Disney Junior. The whole thing felt rushed but the food was good.
Our dinner server found out I like cherries. I had a huge bowl each night!
We visited Tortolla in the British Virgin Islands and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. We also stopped at Castaway Key, Disney’s private island.
Tortolla was beautiful!
We were a bit goofy, as usual!
We took an island tour and thought for sure we were all going to die. The roads were steep, narrow and the driver went FAST!
That’s him in the pirate hat! He was a great guide and very entertaining. He made sure these large trucks slowed down and didn’t knock us off the island!
What a view!
Mom was a bit nervous when we took photos.
The tour continued and we learned a lot about the history and culture of the island.
We arrived at our hiking place Sage Mountain National Park. We were told it would be a bit muddy!
The first half of the hike was fantastic and then we hit the mud. It rains daily and the ground turns to muck. We managed to stay reasonably clean. It was a hot hike in the woods.
We found lots of neat snails and huge spiders.
Our reward at the end was a drive to the beach to play in the water. The adults had adult beverages on the deck and we splashed and played and cooled off in the warmish water.
Our next stop was St. Thomas. We opted to not book a tour and figure it our ourselves. We took a cab out to the aquarium. We saw lots of wild iguanas.
They has a few pools with sea turtles. I was sad because the pools weren’t very large for them to swim around and they didn’t appear injured.
They had a neat underwater viewing platform. I followed a few different species of parrot fish around. There were also tarpon.
There was a nice display on Lionfish. Since that is my area of expertise this year I was happy to read and correct their signs. I have become a lion fish expert!
I forgot to mention we finally had cellular service! So some Pokemon Go to catch a few in the islands was needed.
We walked downtown and took the gondola up to the top.
Then we wandered back towards the ship and the Butterfly Gardens. Sadly it is closing its doors soon.
I still had a great time with what species they had left. There were lows of morphos.
Back on board and ready to sail away.
The ship next tot us waved goodbye! haha
We did a fun towel folding class and now we are experts and keep making animals!
Our last stop was Castaway Key. I went kayaking with Dad. There were no photos taken. The wind was terrible and we had to work really hard and if we stopped to take photos we would have been blown backwards and had to paddle harder. It was a lot of fun but we were exhausted. We had a quick lunch and boarded the ship. Mom packed up and we enjoyed the clubs one last time. We were delayed leaving the island due to a medical emergency but we dint notice as we were having too much fun in our clubs.