Sharing a full recap of our newest Disney cruise: the 3-night Baja cruise from San Diego. Just a heads up that this put up wasn’t sponsored or comped (I want lol) – simply sharing our expertise since I do know lots of you additionally love a lil Disney magic.
Hi associates and hey again in the true 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, disillusioned to search 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 Wonder (we sailed on the Wonder to Alaska just a few years in the past!) and it felt SO GOOD to be again at one in every of our favourite trip spots and surrounded by wonderful associates. Our associates from Tucson joined us – they’re skilled Disney cruisers (this was #9 for them) and we’ve been associates 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 children performed so effectively collectively.
The cruise crew:
Sweater right here // skirt right here // boots
(It was unimaginable to get a pic of the entire children in the identical spot on the identical time)
We checked into the ship on Friday and headed straight to the pool. A tip for Disney cruise associates: check-in is the BEST time to hit the pool. (Just 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 your entire time, and you'll 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 in every of my faves)
After pool time, we shortly modified, attended the obligatory security drill, after which it was time for the Sail-A-Wave occasion, that includes music, dancing, characters, and the horn of the ship taking part in, “When You Wish 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 proven fact that he might stroll round with an enormous margarita had him offered, 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 might do as a household – it's a must to be 10+ for a number of the extra adventurous ones- however the children all agreed that the lobster lunch in Puerto Nuevo sounded good.
We took a tour bus 50 miles to Rosarito for purchasing:
Pullover is right here – I sized down
(We had one of the best carne asada tacos on contemporary 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 selfmade tortillas, chips and salsa. Everything was tremendous contemporary 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 occasion 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 children spent loads of it bouncing between Kids Club, we performed Bingo (all of us take it very significantly haha), the children 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 of my favourite issues in regards to the associates we journey with is that it’s so low-key. We’ll typically cut up up for various actions throughout 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.
Dress is right here
It’s been just a few years since our final cruise – our final one was the Disney Magic to Bahamas Feb 2020 proper earlier than the world flipped the wrong 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 could be lacking, and it was even higher than I remembered.
Disney really goes above and past. It’s mind-boggling that they put together 10,000+ meals per day and by some means handle to plate them fantastically, prepare dinner them to perfection, and the crew members are so nice and great.
Nightly turn-down service, towel animal, and candies:
I want I'd have taken extra meals pics to indicate ya, however the highlights had been lunch at Cabana’s (an enormous buffet- I liked the Indian meals choices one afternoon), the countless contemporary seafood (I’m fairly positive I had seafood at each single meal),
and the beignets at Tiana’s.
If you may have any Disney cruise questions, I’d be glad to reply them for ya! A recap to Alaska is right here, our Alaska packing checklist, and recap of the Magic to Bahamas journey. We already booked a placeholder for our subsequent Disney cruise, so hopefully there will probably be one other one within the close to future. 😉
Are you a cruise fan or not a lot? I wasn’t positive 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 may have an excellent day and I’ll see you quickly!