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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was at Rapunzels and the menu was Seasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.