Thursday, October 18, 2018

Disney Cruise Day 7: Last At Sea Day

Our goals for our final at sea day were to relax and just simply enjoy being on the Disney Fantasy. I had a massage booked that morning and Jason wanted to watch the latest Star Wars movie (Solo), so we slept in, took our time getting ready, and enjoyed being on a giant vessel out at sea!

I loved looking at the "map" every day on the TV in our room to see how far we'd sailed!

After breakfast, I stopped by the Cove Cafe for another cold brew. I'm seriously addicted - they are delicious!

My massage was booked for mid-morning and after saying goodbye to Jason, I headed up to the Senses Spa.

They had me change into a robe, then wait in this little room to fill out paperwork and wait for my name to be called.

After meeting my massage therapist, she took me down the hallway to this room. The view was awesome (but let's be honest...who really notices the view during a massage when you have your face down in a pillow?)

Sooo...what were my thoughts on this massage? Well, I decided to splurge for it because it was my birthday trip and I'd never experienced the spa on a cruise ship thus far. What I booked was the 50 minute Swedish massage and somehow, the massage therapist talked me into a hot stone massage. I've had a hot stone massage back at home in the past, but that's not what I booked to begin with on the ship and I shouldn't have let her talk me into it. From the get go, I felt as if the massage therapist was pushing "higher" services and product at me to raise the price of my massage. The massage I actually wanted was the massage I booked in the first place and her tactic didn't register until she was already underway into the hot stone massage. At the end of the massage, she then came in and tried to sell several different Elemis products to me. Don't get me wrong - I fully understood that I was on a cruise ship and that's what they do, but I didn't really care for the whole thing. It also made for a less than enjoyable experience in the spa and to be honest, I'm not sure I would return for a massage. I was seriously bummed as this was something I was looking forward to for so long.

So, after leaving the massage room, I headed over to the bathroom to change and decided to take a shower. These Elemis products really were nice and I enjoyed being in the spa, but I still couldn't shake my feeling of disappointment with the whole thing.

This is the changing area with lockers that are provided for use.

After the massage, I decided to walk around the ship and explore! Jason wasn't out of his movie yet, so I had a bit of time to see the sights and relax.

I also happened to be out on deck when the horns blew which was really fun to hear!

Our captain also made an announcement that we had to make a pit stop at Turks and Cacos due to a patient on board who needed medical attention. It was interesting to see the process - we got fairly close to the island and they literally sent a little boat out to collect the patient. I hope they were able to get the medical attention they needed!

Once Jason returned from the movie, we had lunch and then decided to take a nap.

It was a day of relaxation after all!

At dinner that evening, our server gave me the biggest surprise ever!

A little back story - two cruises ago, the menus were changed a bit which means that the pot stickers (one of my menu favorites) were taken off the pirate night menu and replaced with something that doesn't taste very good at all. So on pirate night, I mentioned to our server (Ana from Portugal) that I missed my beloved pot stickers and on our last at sea night, she surprised me with a plate full!! I jumped up and hugged her...I seriously couldn't believe it! This is the kind of thing that I feel sets Disney apart from other cruise lines. She seriously made magic happen for me!

Since it was our last day at sea, we also enjoyed a little lobster that evening.

This guy was waiting on us in our room when we returned! :)

Our DVC lanyards were also given to us on this day. We proudly wore them the remainder of the cruise! I loved hearing "Welcome Home" everywhere we went!

Up next: Castaway Cay and our final day on the Disney Fantasy!


  1. I love a good relaxation day on a vacation! Bummer about the high-pressure massage...kind of the opposite of what you were expecting. But very cool that the pot stickers happened, yum!

    1. Yes, total opposite of what I was expecting but oh well...

  2. Oh I hate when you go to get service and they try to upsell you. I get that is probably part of their job but I agree it is uncomfortable and a turn off. It I guess getti g the unexpected pot stickers made up for it!

    1. Yes, that's exactly how I feel too! The pot stickers were a perfect make up!!

  3. That's too bad. You should be able to enjoy the massage you booked. Did you mention that in the survey?


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