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Disney Magic to the Bahamas?? Day 7

Our last day of vacation!  Sigh. Day 7  October 5 Monday O’hana! We woke up and got dressed for breakfast.  But this was no ordinary breakfast!  Today we were having breakfast at O’hana at the Polynesian Resort.  Amy made all the arrangements.  We drove over (CSP’s foot wouldn’t allow us to take the boat/monorail) and …

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Disney Magic to the Bahamas?? Day 6

Day 6 Sunday October 4 Miami! We woke up at 6am to dress and pack last minute things and we were out in the lobby about 7 am.  We decided to skip breakfast on the ship (it’s not the buffet, it’s a sit down and ours wouldn’t have been until 9 ish) so we handled …

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Disney Magic to the Bahamas?? Day 5

Day 5 Saturday October 3 Day at Sea! CSP & I decided an early breakfast is a good idea so we were back at Cabanas at 7:30 am, even with losing an hour due to the time change.  Then it was back to the room for a nap.  I was tired as CSP didn’t get …

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Disney Magic to the Bahamas?? Day 4

Day 4 Friday October 2 Cozumel, Mexico! Today CSP & I woke up super early to catch the breakfast buffet at a much less busy time.  It was so peaceful in Cabanas without the masses! After breakfast we went back to our room for a nap.  Nothing like an after breakfast nap!   We woke …

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Disney Magic to the Bahamas?? Day 3

Day 3  October 1 Key West! Our ship was diverted to Key West for our first stop because of Hurricane Joaquin.  We were only allowed to be on the island from 8 am to 1:45 pm! Well, none of the fun bars open before 11 am and we’re respectable adults. :)  No one wants to …

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Cruising Tips and Tricks Vol. 2

I’m fresh off my 4th Disney cruise and my 13th cruise overall.  My Cruising Tips and Tricks blog post has gotten quite a few reads so I thought I’d update my tips list with a few more tricks I’ve learned. – Drive or fly to the port the day before your cruise.  You don’t want …

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Disney Magic Western Caribbean Day 8- Heading home

We woke up at 6 to be in the main lobby at 7.  We carried our own luggage off the ship and if you do that you can walk right off at 7am!  No waiting in line at customs!  We breezed right through and were in the packed car by 7:20!!!  That means we skipped …

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Disney Magic Western Caribbean Day 7- Castaway Cay!

Today was Castaway Cay day!  We were docked from 9:30am – 4:45pm.  Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island.  It’s amazing!  We got up early and had breakfast at Cabanas then headed down to the gangway.  Just outside the ship we bought Kyle, CSP’s new cooler.  He named it.  Kyle.  That boy cracks me up!  Kyle …

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Disney Magic Western Caribbean Day 6- At Sea

We woke up early today (at 7) because on sea days it’s much harder to snag a good chair by the pool.  I’m super fair so I need one in the shade.   We went up to breakfast at Cabana’s then scored 2 good chairs at Quiet Cove.  We read and I may have dozed …

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Disney Magic- Western Caribbean. Day 5 Cozumel

We woke up and went to Cabanas buffet to have breakfast. After breakfast we delivered our Fish Extender gifts.  What is a Fish Extender??  Outside of every cabin is a fish that holds mail from the ship for your stateroom.   A Fish Extender (FE) is a hanging that has pockets (usually a pocket per family …

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