If you've missed previous recaps, here they are:
Day 7 was another at sea day and our final day on board the ship. I woke up early, logged a few miles on the jogging deck, then made my way to Goofy's Galley for a little breakfast (I really just wanted a banana). To my surprise, LOOK what I saw in the cooler....
It wasn't called "strawberry soup" (I think it was called the Tugboat or something), but it tasted JUST like strawberry soup!! I was in HEAVEN and asked for another cup on my way back to the room!!
I love watching the sunrise and set at sea! Such a gorgeous view!
Mid morning, Jason and I took the Art of the Theme Ship tour which was great as always. They walk you around and explain a lot of neat facts that came together for the creation of the ship. I've also done this tour on the Magic and the Dream and it's been great every time!
After the tour, we were wandering around the lobby and ran into this....
Carolers! How fun!
Anytime Christmas festivties existed on the ship, so did hot chocolate and cookies! YUM!
A few minuets later, these guys appeared (along with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy)!
I just had to get a picture with them because they looked kinda lonely. (I don't think anyone realized what was going on!
My husband took a picture with the #1 duck, of course!
The big cheese! I loved their Christmas outfits!
Lunch came next. This was our second Disney cruise to encounter boiled crawfish on the buffet (the first was our NY to Canada cruise). It made me giggle...
For some reason, I wasn't very hungry for lunch but I did enjoy a few bites of my favorites!
When we returned to our room, our disembarkation information was on our bed. Whomp whomp...sad times.
We didn't let it spoil our fun, though! We had an afternoon movie to watch....Inside Out! Like my shirt? See...JOY and Joy... :)
The theater on board was sooooo cramped. I've watched movies in the Buena Vista Theater before but didn't remember it being THAT uncomfortable (maybe because I wasn't pregnant last time with the need to change positions often). It was also a full house so there wasn't much wiggle room. Honestly, there wasn't much room to do anything other than sit straight up with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle - anything else and you'd either hit the person in front of you or the person next to you. I enjoyed the movie but the incredibly tight seating quarters kind of distracted me a bit. Overall, I did love the movie! I laughed and I cried and I can't wait to watch it again! :)
After the movie, we got ready for dinner, then watched Disney Dreams which is my FAVORITE show on board the ship. I might have cried a little more.....who am I kidding, I cry EVERY time I see it - pregnant or not!
Once dinner was complete, we made our way to the lobby for the final farewell. This really is a cute show to see for kids and adults alike! It's usually held around 10 p.m. in the lobby and there's even an opportunity for additional character pictures if you'd like. We didn't get in line for any this time, but we have in the past! :)
....now it's time to say goodbye...to all our company...
See ya real soon!
Final towel animal! :)
The next morning, I woke up a little early to watch the ship arrive in port. It was really sad to see the gorgeous blue water of the Caribbean change to the murky and muddy waters of the Gulf.
It was also neat to see all of the off shore rigs!
Before long, we were back in Galveston...
One of my favorite parts of this trip was the fact that we weren't rushed on the last day. We actually had a chance to eat breakfast with our new friends and say goodbye to our wait staff. Breakfast wasn't until 8 a.m. because we didn't have an early bus or flight to catch and I really enjoyed that aspect of it all!
As we were waiting for our bus to take us to our vehicle, someone dressed in street clothing waved and told us goodbye - I had to do a double take because I didn't recognize him at first. It was our head waiter from the dining room - you know, the one you see for two seconds who makes sure you're having an adequate dinner each night? Well, this guy (his name was Oscar) actually took the time from day 1 to get to know us - and he visited with us every single night. He was seriously the best head waiter we'd ever had (and this was our 6th Disney Cruise)!
Overall, the cruise was fabulous and I wouldn't have it any other way!! We loved every moment of our final cruise as a family of two. It might be a few years, but I can't wait to introduce our baby boy to the magic of Disney at sea!
I hope you've enjoyed this recap! Thanks for sticking around until the end! Until next time...see ya real soon!