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April 1, 2008

3 Night Disney Wonder Cruise Getaway Part 3 Nassau

One of my favorite things about a balcony cabin is the ability to order Room Service Coffee and just relax watching the sun rise and set. On this morning, there were plenty of clouds, but the sun did shine through.

Nassau Sunrise

We arrived in Nassau and I had, from the beginning, no intentions of getting off the ship. At 8am I went to my Vista Spa appointment for a stone massage. I really love these massages and it was just what I needed to get my body to relax.

View from our cabin on Deck 8:



The ladies spent a great morning together in the cabin, chatting and sharing stories. Not sure where Mamoru was. LOL.

Eventually we made our way to Tritons for Lunch. This was definetly a lazy lazy day. Just relaxing and enjoying. I can't honestly recall what we did during the afternoon. I know I thought about going to a movie, but never got there.

The 3 night cruise was already going WAY too fast!! Tonight was Pirate night, but we had reservations for Palo so no Captain Hook for us!

LindaLou and Deb at Palo

Zoran was our server and he was great as always. We met Zoran several years ago in the main dining room and he has since been "promoted" to Palo. We always request a table in his section.

Zoran and Deb

One thing we noticed in Palo is that it was much more crowded and the servers seemed to have much less time for each table. We are guessing it was because on the 3 night, they try to accomodate as many cruisers as possible.

Here is the sun setting in Nassau.

Nassau Sunset

Tomorrow our last day on board and Castway Cay!

Related Links:

Navigators from the 3 Night Cruise

Nassau Photo Gallery

Disney Cruise Reviews

April 7, 2008

3 Night Disney Wonder Cruise Getaway Part 4

The 3 night cruise really is over way too quickly. Only 2 full days on the ship and those fly by.

The reasons to do a 3 night cruise would be:
It's over a weekend (less time off from work)
It's short if you aren't sure about cruising.

I can't see any other reason to do it. I think it was my last 3 night cruise for a long time.

Today is Castaway Cay day. The water was very rough and it took the Captain a good long while to get the ship docked. Also, because a weather system was coming later in the afternoon, it was announced we'd be leaving the island earlier than usual.

Sometime go up on Deck 9, port side, and look down to Deck 8. There is a small area where the Captain will steer the ship into a dock. It's quite fascinating especially when you realize he's using a "joystick" to maneuver the boat.

Captain Docking at Castaway Cay

Captain Docking at Castaway Cay

Masayo and Mamoru headed out early to go snorkeling.

Masayo and Mamoru

Beci, Linda Mac and Linda Lou joined them at Serenity Bay, adult beach.

Here is Linda Mac enjoying a cool beverage.

Linda Mac

I decided to do a training walk for my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I walked a good bit of the trails on the island but it was getting increasingly hotter and more humid. After 2 hours, I finally decided I had enough. I saw some neat views along the way, but didn't have a camera with me. Take a walk down the bike trails sometimes.... it was lots of fun.

I headed back to the ship to shower and get lunch. I enjoyed sitting on my balcony and just relaxing. Maybe I just should have called this the Balcony Cruise.

As more and more clouds rolled in the skies got darker and darker. Soon the rain began, and it was quite hard. I then looked out and saw everyone from the island trying to get back to the ship. It was quite a site. I even found all my friends walking back as well.




We decided to go see the Disney Dreams show this evening, so everyone got ready and met at the Walt Disney Theatre.

On our way, we found Goofy in his tux in the atrium. Masayo is such a Goofy fan so we stopped and took pics of Masayo and Mamoru with the man!!!!

Goofy, Masayo, Mamoru

Our final dinner was in Animator's Palete.
Animator's Palete

All too soon, we had to get back to our cabins, finish packing and call it a night.

It was a WONDERful cruise, just way too short.....aren't they all?!

Related Links:

Navigators from the 3 Night Cruise

Castaway Cay Photo Gallery

Disney Cruise Reviews

April 10, 2008

Deb and Steve Cruise Unveils Logo


There are over 200 sailors cruising with Steve Barrett and myself on a very special 5 night Disney Magic Cruise this September. There are even 2 stops at Castaway Cay.! We look forward to good times with everyone!

Deb and Steve

Today we unveiled our logo!

Deb and Steve Cruise Logo

The Deb and Steve cruise has several exclusive onboard events (including Hidden Mickey tours with Steve) for those in our group.

Disney Cruise Line has this cruise as sold out. Just a very few cabins remain with our travel partner, MouseFanTravel.com.
You can also join us for a special Pre-Cruise dinner in the American Adventure Pavilion on August 31st via our travel partner, MouseFanTravel.com

Merchandise is available on our Cafe Press Store!

April 14, 2008

Deb's Upcoming Adventures

I've been contemplating what to blog about next and I just couldn't focus on a topic.

Then it occurred to me the reason I couldn't settle on a subject, is because I have 4 major adventures coming up within the next several weeks.

I'll be at Walt Disney World for Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary Celebration. (Gotta find my Opening Day T-Shirt and Button!).

Animal Kingdom 1998 Pre-Opening Guide Map

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On Sunday, April 20th, you can meet me and AllEars Team Members Glo from Miami, LindaMac and Jack Spence at our Epcot meet.


We will gather at 10:30am to the right of the entrance to Figment's Journey into Your Imagination. After a group photo, we will enjoy the ride and then head over to the Land's Sunshine Seasons for lunch.

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On the actual aniversary of Animal Kingdom, I will be participating in the events organized by WDWCelebrations.com called A Wild Decade. There are lots of fun events planned and I look forward to meeting many of you. Accompanying me at the Wild Decade event are AllEars® Team Members Debbie Koma, Linda Mac and Jack Spence.

A Wild Decade Logo

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Two weeks after that, May 3-4, I will be participating in my 9th Avon Breast Cancer Event in Washington DC.


I will be walking with approximately 3,500 other walkers over 2 days to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Breast Cancer. I will be walking 13 miles on Saturday and another 13 miles on Sunday.

Many of you have so generously contributed to my fund raising campaign. Together we DO make a difference and have raised over $35,000!!!!! THANK YOU!


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Then, Friday May 9th, LindaLou and I fly to Orlando to get ready to set sail on May 10th on the Disney Magic's cruise through the Panama Canal. This is a 15 night cruise (our longest yet). I am really looking forward to the cruise as a time to relax and unwind after a hectic spring. I also plan to blog daily (or most days) from the ship.

capt deb

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After saying Good-bye to the Magic on May 25th, I'll be spending 3 nights at Disneyland.


This will be only my 4th visit ever and I'll also be seeing AllEars team member and blogger Laura Gilbreath.

I'll then head home and will have been away for 3 weeks!

So join me over the next several weeks as I adventure from the East Coast to the West Coast via Animal Kingdom, the Washington DC Avon Breast Cancer Walk, the Panama Canal and Disneyland!

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