Well! We set sail on the 30th of August, so time is getting close.
I am really embarrassed to say that I know next to nothing about the cruise. We used a travel agent to book, but unfortunately not one of our great ones here so I'm paying the price for that now.
We are on the four day Wonder cruise out of Port Canaveral (of course). The purpose of the cruise is to celebrate Herself's Mother's 75th birthday. She always wanted to have a Disney cruise with all (or as many of) her family, so Herself, Herself's Sister and I have put this together for her.
There are 20 of us... g-d help me.
So! We have first seating for dinner, or at least requested it.
In addition to Herself's Mother's (from here on out known at HM, ok?) birthday there are the following birthdays to celebrate on the cruise:
Herself's Sister in Law
The baby of the group (will be three on the Sunday of the cruise)
We would like to order the birthday package for the room for at least HM and the baby. (Two separate rooms).
I know that it comes with a cake and some decorations but that is about it. Given that the cost is a mere $40, I'm guessing that the cake is very small.
Does anyone have any experience with this at all? If not, does anyone know who I can contact to learn more about this birthday package, and if possible perhaps ordering a big cake for dinner one night with all the birthday people's names on it?
Does anyone have any ideas for a surprise for Herself for her birthday? She doesn't eat cake... I was thinking maybe champagne and fruit in the room or something like that? I'm open to all suggestions, please?
There is a pirate night. HM has decreed that all will dress as pirates and attend. It is my limited understanding that this takes place on Tuesday and is in conjunction with an evening dessert buffet.
Does anyone know any more about it? We are pulling together costumes for the event. Do others dress up (we don't do things by half much LOLOLOL)? Herself has quite a costume going with the ruffly white shirt, dark pants and red satin vest... needs a sash yet, and a hat. We're actually thinking about getting costume wigs! LOL!!! I've got to put something together for myself yet, though. Who knows, if the costumes are good enough, I may just get really brave and post a photo! Or not.
So, anyone with any experience cruising the four days with DCL, all info most welcome. Herself and I will not be doing any excursions as we intend to REST, READ and maybe exercise. LOL
Nassau? I've heard so much icky about it, I'm not even sure I want to go ashore on that day. Advice?