Trip Report: Time for Trivia


Disney Cruise, Lifestyle, Travel, Trip Reports, Vacations / Monday, November 25th, 2019
Rapunzel's Royal Table
Rapunzel’s Royal Table

I am back after a very long delay. We had a busy summer that included a trip on the Disney Magic to the Northern Cities of Europe. September and October seem to have flown by.

Will I get a trip report for our summer cruise posted before our cruise on the Wonder this winter? I have so many pictures to go through, so probably not.

Our second sea day was a busy one. There are many things to do on the transatlantic sea days. Make sure you check the Navigator to plan your day. Since Disney has prioritized the Disney Cruise app, they are no longer leaving printed Navigators in the staterooms. You can pick up a paper copy at guest services after 6 pm the night before.

Daily Navigator September 13, 2018 Disney Magic Transatlantic Cruise
Daily Navigator September 13, 2018, Disney Magic Transatlantic Cruise
Page 2 Daily Navigator September 13, 2018 Disney Magic Transatlantic Cruise
Daily Navigator Page 2 September 13, 2018, Disney Magic Transatlantic Cruise

Breakfast

We started the day with breakfast at Cabanas. They have a good selection of food that is hot and fresh. I like sailing from Europe, usually, the breakfast will include items from a full English, like mushrooms, tomatoes, and English bacon, I prefer it to the usual Disney bacon.

Breakfast at Cabanas
Breakfast at Cabanas
Breakfast at Cabanas
Breakfast at Cabanas

After breakfast, Jay and I spent some time on deck four enjoying the view and doing some reading. It was sunny and 17 Celsius a nice day to watch the ocean go by. While we were there we saw dolphins jumping in the distance. It was the first time I have seen any ocean life while cruising and three separate times we saw dolphins and whales.

The Afternoon Beginning with Trivia

My favourite thing to do on the long cruises with lots of sea days is trivia. TV Tunes Trivia was the first chance of trivia for the day. We tied with two other teams and it came down to a sudden-death question between the top three teams. The final theme song was “Dukes of Hazard” and I knew it at the first couple of notes. It was the first and only time we have won trivia. Our prizes were the versatile Brandana, much like the Buffs contestants from Survivor wear.

Georgia modeling ourTrivia winning Brandana
Georgia modelling our winning Brandana

My notes say that we went to Lumieres for lunch, but I don’t have any pictures of lunch. I think we actually had Shwarma and Chicken Fingers. I do have a couple of photos of the Build a Bowl station on the ship.

Build a Bowl Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Build a Bowl Disney Magic
Station 2 at Build a Bowl Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Station 2 at Build a Bowl Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise

After lunch, we went to the Buena Vista Theatre to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp. We had waited until we were on the ship to watch it and it was worth the wait.

Evening

Once Upon a Song Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Once Upon a Song Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise

The show tonight was Once Upon a Song. I enjoyed the music from the show but found the presentation to be a bit saccharine. The best part was the song from Moana “How Far I’ll Go”. The show is supposed to only be shown on longer cruises but it was performed on our 7-night cruise this summer. Seeing it a second time may have changed my opinion of the show.

Dinner

Dinner was at Rapunzels and the menu was Seasons.

Seasons Menu Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Seasons Menu Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Page 2 Seasons Menu Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Page 2 Seasons Menu Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Chicken Bastela Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Chicken Bastela Rapunzel’s Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli Rapunzel’s Royal Table Seasons Menu
Chopped Iceberg Lettuce and Baby Spinach Salad Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Chopped Iceberg Lettuce and Baby Spinach Salad Rapunzel’s Royal Table Seasons Menu

I don’t remember this meal as one of our favourites. Jay had the Chicken Bastila and I had the Lobster Ravioli. I believe Jay had the salad. I don’t think Georgia had any starters.

Braised Center Cut Osso Buco “Milanese”Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Braised Center Cut Osso Buco “Milanese” Rapunzel’s Royal Table Seasons Menu
Braised Center Cut Osso Buco “Milanese”Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Braised Center Cut Osso Buco “Milanese”
Roasted Thyme Marinated Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, Haricot Vert and a Morel Mushroom-Cognac Sour Cream Sauce Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Roasted Thyme Marinated Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, Haricot Vert and a Morel Mushroom-Cognac Sour Cream Sauce

For our main courses, Jay and Georgia both had the Osso Bucco, I tried their risotto and it was good. I had the Chicken breast, not a usual choice for me. I don’t think it was remarkable.

Almond Tart served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu
Warm French Apple and Almond Tart served with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Indulgence rich Chocolate Cream, layered with Pistachio Chiffon Cake, glazed with Ganache Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Westbound Transatlantic Disney Magic
Chocolate Indulgence rich Chocolate Cream, layered with Pistachio Chiffon Cake, glazed with Ganache

Georgia had the Apple Tart for dessert and Jay and I both had the Chocolate Indulgence. Our cake was cut into multiple pieces of different sizes. I am not sure if there was a mistake when they were cutting it in the kitchen. It was odd.

Our assistant server was great and kept us busy between courses solving riddles involving crayons.

Our Assistant Server
Our Assistant Server
Rapunzel's Royal Table Seasons Menu Transatlantic Cruise Disney Magic
Rapunzel’s Royal Table

More Trivia

More Trivia Disney Magic Westbound Transatlantic Cruise
Trivia Time

After dinner, we went to the Promenade Lounge for some trivia, no wins this time, and then we headed back to the stateroom to watch a movie on demand.

If you missed the beginning of the trip report you can start at the beginning here.


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