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.
Here are a just a few of the photos we took that capture the spirit of our trip:
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!