A Little R-n-R

There’s nothing like a good vacation to charge the ol’ creative batteries. Last week, my family and I took a Disney Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas and it was literally beyond anything we imagined. This was my second time on a boat cruise, and the first time for both the girls.

If I could describe our trip in a few words, these would be it:

Relaxation. Fun. Food. Pirates.

The wait staff onboard were absolutely amazing. Every single person we met treated us so well; it really made us feel welcome. The food? So much good food (I probably overdid it here.) In short, for our 4 day trip, we were treated like royalty. Our quarters were spacious and we had a great, expansive view from our terrace. Seeing nothing but ocean all around us was a very humbling experience.

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Would I recommend the Disney Cruise to my friends? Absolutely! Especially if you have little kids. Sonia met so many Disney characters, I felt we had stumbled into a surreal live-action / Disney cartoon. Castaway Keys, an island owned by Disney (and our second stop after Nassau) was terrific, with plenty of outdoor beach activities to partake in.

We got a chance to watch Pixar’s “Brave” in 3D, as well as take in several amazing theatrical performances at the opulent Disney Theater. The theater also hosted comedian Ron Pearson, who entertained us with his jaw-dropping physical theatrics and acerbic humor.

A good vacation is one where you’re not checking your email or Twitter feed every few seconds. I never missed my lack of “connectivity” – I was too busy having fun.

As a dutiful geek, I had my iPhone in tow, to capture video and photos. I brought my laptop with me, but surprisingly, I never once opened it. (Note to self: no need to bring the laptop from here on out.)

In the end, this vacation was just what our family needed to recharge and reconnect. I look forward to taking another Disney Cruise again soon!

Highly recommended.

-Krishna

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  • Snaggy
    June 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    This blog post of yours is a total OUTRAGE and so upsetting!!!

    Next time take me!!!! :-D

  • Mike
    June 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t care if I am 25, I absolutely love Disney. They don’t always put out great movies, but the vacations are always awesome.

    I remember going to Disney when I was 11 or so and they were just announcing the cruise line. My parents almost signed us up right then and there. It looked fantastic and I am glad you had a great time.

    One thing Disney has always done right is customer service. It’s not always perfect but they work so hard to make you the center of everything and give you anything you need.

    So who was Sonia’s favourite character to meet? I was blown away to meet Buzz & Woody when I first went. Oh did she do the autograph book? I still have mine……I will never grow out of some things :p

    • Krishna
      June 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Sonia loved all the characters – her favorites were Chip and Dale and Daisy Duck. She really loved the princesses (Cinderella, Snow White, etc.). Seeing her enjoy the characters really made the experience that much more fulfilling.

      • Mike
        June 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        My parents had some custom artwork done up. One is Mickey & Minnie with their names under it. The other is Chip & Dale with me and my brother’s name under it.

        We also have a ton of Disney cells throughout our house. We have about 10+ that aren’t even hung up yet. My Dad is a just a teeny weenie bit obsessive about :p

  • emjay
    June 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    As a Disney CM, glad to hear you had a good time!

  • Onezumi
    June 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Very cool! We are considering trying the cruises soon. The problem is that for us it means skipping the parks…we miss the parks so much that we aren’t quite at that point yet! :)

  • Mathew Jenkinson
    June 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    YAY! Im so glad you had a good time!:)

    What does your shirt say? “I was a mac user… Doomed”?
    Mathew

    • qka
      June 24, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I believe it says “I was a Mac user when Apple was doomed.”

  • CJ
    June 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your cruise. Time flies — enjoy your beautiful family.

  • APPA
    June 25, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I am very glad all of you enjoyed the cruise trip. It reminded me of the cruise trip that we took when you and Ramaah were kids.

  • Jose Gonzalez
    June 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    A well deserved vacation, and done right! No worries with logistics at all. Cruises are the best alternative. We recently took Disney park vacation over their cruise offering, thinking we’d get more out of it, and the weather conspired against us most of the week. We reconnected, and had the best quality family time possible, and I wouldn’t change that for anything, but standing in line, and wearing rain gear most of the time really put a damper on things. We will definitively hit this one next time.
    I have one question though. Did you get to draw? I took my little sketchbook, and was able to sketch a bit (inspirational surroundings and all that). Did you get the feeling of wanting to draw while in the Disney cruise environment? Any special art activities you may have taken part of?
    So glad you had this well deserved break.

    • Krishna
      June 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks, Jose! As a matter of fact, the cruise had two art activities – of which we participated in one. The activity we took part in involved learning how to draw Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. It was a fun all-ages activity – the girls totally enjoyed it.

      Interestingly enough, I didn’t bring a sketchbook or feel the urge to draw – well at least until day 4 – when I was rested and ready to return home. :)