Disney Cruise Line – After Dark

Wondering what to do on a Cruise when its Night Time, any evening activities?  READ to find out.

Hey guys, today I wanted to talk about a Disney Cruise in the evening, you know after dinner, but before bed 😉  So you had your dinner, you saw the evening entertainment show…now what?  Drinking at the bar, evening cocktails in a lounge with soft LIVE music, Adult Trivia or Game Shows…or my NEW favorite (Silent DJ Party).

For those with kids, young kids…you might just be heading to bed, having a cocktail on your balcony while the kids sleep or you might be passed out from all the sun, fun and entertainment during the day.  BUT for those with older kids or those cruising without kids…there is a whole mess of fun in the evening that I only recently got to enjoy as I left the kiddies at home.  OR you could cruise with another family and have ladies night and guys night, swapping off with each other.

Games and Trivia:

So for those who can manage it…there is usually a game or two going on in the evening.  Think 80’s trivia or a Match Your Mate game.  Perhaps Dream Quest is more your speed?  The “Quest” game is like a scavenger hunt using items currently ON the people in the Game Room – like a key or a coin, etc.  This can be quite funny, but depending on the items they ask for…a little crazy for some.

LIVE Lounge/DJ:

This is what it sounds like…the Crew Staff DJ will often go from bar, to lounge to pub and play music.  The Ship’s LIVE band will do the same.  Think soft singing, gentle music and often times an impressive instrument solo.  Its a peaceful way to end the evening with a glass of wine and soft chatting with your partner.  On the Dream we also heard a wonderful pianist.

Silent DJ Party:

This FUN event was amazingly entertaining, for both the participants and the viewers.  It involves participants wearing headphones and listening to music while dancing.  ONLY they can hear what is playing, but YOU, as the viewer can hear them “lip sing” and watch them dance.  Partners can be listening to 2 different songs, while singing (usually out loud) and trying to also dance with each other.  One could be Latin Dance tunes and the other could be Country.  Its hysterical to watch and fun to participate in.  Many times I thought to myself…I want what he is having as some cruisers were really having a good time.  Don’t miss this activity.  I noticed many young adults doing this as well.

Movies:

And for those who want something a little less dance party and perhaps more (the kids are awake)…there are late night movies playing as well.  Usually one movie is playing in the theater and one is playing on the pool deck (grab a sweater).  Both are a great way to end the night if the kids aren’t tired and you still want some Disney fun.

Enjoy the VIEW:

My personal way to end the night is to WALK the top decks of the ship.  Feel the soft breeze of the night on your face, enjoy a cocktail and stroll.  Watch the waves as they crash against the ship under the moon light.  Witness the calm of the ship in its nighttime spender.  The lights of the pool area are beautiful in the dark night.  So peaceful and elegant.  I could sit and enjoy that for hours.

So as most people think about what they can do during the day and rushing to this activity to the next…sometimes its nice to enjoy the night with some soft music, a Disney Movie or a the night sky glowing on the ship.  Either way, its just the beginning of another beautiful day…so enjoy the night and plan for the next day ahead!

WE love our Disney Cruises in my house and I would love to book you a fabulous Cruise.  Contact me if looking to Sail with Mickey on the High Seas – Mahalo for FOLLOWING, Nina

Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Hotel REVIEW

Come LEARN and SEE why I LOVE Disney’s Polynesian Resort with this Hotel Review:

Hey guys and gals, thought I would post about my FAVORITE HOTEL, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.  This is the perfect Home away from Home when looking for a Disney Vacation Resort.  (Resort/Room TOUR)

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Why oh why do I LOVE the Polynesian Village Resort, let me count the ways…

Breakdown of Reasons:
  1. Vibe – Paradise, Carefree, Tropical…the lush, peaceful, atmosphere.
  2. The People, that’s right…talking about Poly Cast Members…they make my Trip every.single.time.  So happy, helpful, friendly…and some have been there since day one, when the resort first opened.  The love felt from the CM’s does shine through.
  3. LOCATION – HELLO Monorail, Firework View, Walking Path to Epcot to a name a few.
  4. TIKI, TIKI, TIKI – love me some tiki culture – walk the resort and explore.dscn4219-e1560479570657.jpg
  5. Dole Whips (Mic Drop! Right?!?!)
  6. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto (Polynesian Tiki Bar filled with Magic, Mystery and Delight)
  7. Club Level – lets talk about this when ready to book (love Club Level here)
  8. Evening Torch Lighting Ceremony
  9. Getting Lei’d, Making Leis, Hair Flowers and other Handmade Floral items
  10. Spirit of Aloha Show – can’t wait to do this again
  11. And my favorite and most important reason why…it makes me HAPPY, it makes me cry happy tears when I walk through the doors.  I cry when I see the lobby, get welcomed home and get my lei.  Underneath my Sunglasses (which I keep on for a reason)..this travel agent is crying, mascara running, face turning flush crying.
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Its the little things…I didn’t want to sleep and ruin my Mickey Towels

My posts end with Mahalo and I start my Videos with Aloha…I have drunk the Poly “Kool-aid” and I like it.  My entire house is Polynesian themed AND I might have a problem actually…the tikis are taking over and its paradise.

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Looks like Paradise, Sounds like Paradise & Smells Like Paradise!

I would LOVE to help you PLAN your DREAM Disney Vacation at the Polynesian…let me know how I can book you the most Magical Vacation ever!  As a thank you (to me), you can enjoy a Dole Whip in my honor, on the terrace, at sunset while watching the Resort go from Day to Night by the tranquil lighting of the tiki lights 🙂

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING Along – Nina

BOARDING a Disney Cruise? Don’t Miss Out.

Looking to Book a Disney Cruise?  Don’t want to miss a single thing?  Learn what to do when you are Boarding.

Hey FANS, a short one for you today.  I just posted my latest YOUTUBE video on this subject and thought I would expand a little.  To see the VIDEO…WATCH this.

So we booked you a Disney Cruise, your packed, your at the terminal waiting to be called – see this post on what I am talking about (A Disney Cruise Line HOW TO – The Port Canaveral Experience) and then WHAT?

What should you do FIRST?  NEXT?  Where do you GO?  Such good questions and lets see if I can help.

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After Boarding…Find a Pool Chair and JUMP IN!

You should RELAX, EXPLORE, EAT and DRINK (if that’s your wish).  You should POOL, PLAY and SPLASH!!  But seriously…all of those things.  Make a list and do what’s most important.  TO me – its FOOD, how fast can I get some Disney Eats in my Belly.

For others – its finding the BEST pool spot, grabbing a chair, a drink and catching some sweet rays.  Others its…find the nearest bartender for a drink (Party time is HERE).

So many options, which to chose.  Again…make that list and decide.  Board with your swimsuit ON, board ready to grab a bite and chill.  SO many food options, Buffet, restaurant with Menu, pool grab & go eats.  You really can do it all.  You can POOL, EAT and Drink at the same time!  Head up to Deck 9/10 (depending on the ship) and go forth and conquer.  Generally speaking the Pool and Buffet are on the same deck…so follow the crowd and ENJOY!

PLEASE watch the VIDEO, Subscribe to my Channel and FOLLOW along.  I have LOTS to share and between Blogging and Vlogging…I am gonna try to share it all.

Mahalo for READING and JOINING – Nina