Sharing a full recap of our newest Disney cruise: the 3-night Baja cruise from San Diego. Only a heads up that this submit wasn’t sponsored or comped (I want lol) – simply sharing our expertise since I do know a lot of you additionally love a lil Disney magic.
Hello mates and hiya again in the actual world after an incredible double vacay: a visit to San Diego adopted by an unbelievable Disney cruise. I’m nonetheless barely swaying from the boat’s movement and strolling downstairs, dissatisfied to seek out that no full buffet is ready for me. It’s been a tough transition, let me inform ya.
We had been again on the Marvel (we sailed on the Marvel to Alaska a couple of years in the past!) and it felt SO GOOD to be again at one among our favourite trip spots and surrounded by wonderful mates. Our mates from Tucson joined us – they’re skilled Disney cruisers (this was #9 for them) and we’ve been mates since Kathryn introduced me a child meal after Liv was born! Our Kleiger fam from San Diego joined within the enjoyable, too, and it was such a blast attending to meet up with everybody and the youngsters performed so nicely collectively.
The cruise crew:
(It was unimaginable to get a pic of the entire youngsters in the identical spot on the similar time)
We checked into the ship on Friday and headed straight to the pool. A tip for Disney cruise mates: check-in is the BEST time to hit the pool. (Simply put your fits and pool gear right into a backpack, as a result of your baggage is delivered to your room.) It’s the least quantity of individuals it will likely be the complete time, and you may seize meals to take pleasure in by the pool. The children instantly ran to the water slide, we ordered drinks, and watched them on the deck.
(The Pilot’s DADALORIAN shirt is one among my faves)
After pool time, we shortly modified, attended the necessary security drill, after which it was time for the Sail-A-Wave get together, that includes music, dancing, characters, and the horn of the ship enjoying, “When You Want Upon a Star.” Dinner the primary evening was at Triton’s (you rotate eating every evening) for our small desk of 11 😉
Our port was Ensenada, and it was the Pilot’s first time ever in Mexico. The truth that he may stroll round with an enormous margarita had him bought, however he additionally love the vibe, the meals (OMG the meals), and might’t wait to return.
There weren’t a ton of excursions that we may do as a household – it’s a must to be 10+ for a few of the extra adventurous ones- however the youngsters all agreed that the lobster lunch in Puerto Nuevo sounded good.
We took a tour bus 50 miles to Rosarito for purchasing:
(We had the perfect carne asada tacos on recent tortillas, conchas from the bakery, and margaritas)
after which we went to Puerto Nuevo for our lobster lunch with a guitar trio efficiency. They served bottomless margaritas, a fish taco, grilled lobster, rice, beans, heat home made tortillas, chips and salsa. Every part was tremendous recent and flavorful.
We shopped a bit earlier than heading again to the bus and the port! Dinner the second evening was at Animator’s Palette (such a enjoyable eating expertise as they flip your desk’s drawings into animated characters that dance on the partitions), and we adopted it up with the Frozen present, which was even higher than the one Liv and I noticed on Broadway. We had been all exhausted from such an extended day, however we rallied and went to the Pirate get together on the deck, adopted by fireworks. It was 11:30pm (12:30am Tucson time!) and we principally needed to drag our dancing kiddos off the deck and persuade them it was bedtime.
Sunday was a sea day, and the youngsters spent a number of it bouncing between Children Membership, we performed Bingo (all of us take it very severely haha), the youngsters did a towel folding class with the dads, and I spent a while on the cafe ingesting a latte, consuming a rice crispy deal with, and studying a e book.
One in all my favourite issues concerning the mates we journey with is that it’s so low-key. We’ll usually cut up up for various actions through the day, after which meet up for lunch, Bingo, or dinner. There’s no set agenda and we simply sort of do our factor and meet up sporadically all through the day.
It’s been a couple of years since our final cruise – our final one was the Disney Magic to Bahamas Feb 2020 proper earlier than the world flipped the other way up – and it felt fully again to regular. I used to be curious to see if any of the meals high quality, service, or magic can be lacking, and it was even higher than I remembered.
Disney actually goes above and past. It’s mind-boggling that they put together 10,000+ meals per day and in some way handle to plate them fantastically, cook dinner them to perfection, and the crew members are so nice and great.
I want I’d have taken extra meals pics to point out ya, however the highlights had been lunch at Cabana’s (an enormous buffet- I liked the Indian meals choices one afternoon), the infinite recent seafood (I’m fairly certain I had seafood at each single meal),
and the beignets at Tiana’s.
You probably have any Disney cruise questions, I’d be joyful to reply them for ya! A recap to Alaska is right here, our Alaska packing record, and recap of the Magic to Bahamas journey. We already booked a placeholder for our subsequent Disney cruise, so hopefully there shall be one other one within the close to future. 😉
Are you a cruise fan or not a lot? I wasn’t certain if I’d like them initially – the rooms are small and the considered being out on a ship within the ocean freaked me out – however I can say we’re all obsessed.
Hope you could have an awesome day and I’ll see you quickly!