I’ll be honest and say that it was much easier to leave the ship knowing that we’d taken the advice of many on DISboards and had booked our next cruise before leaving our first!! Wheee!!!!!
Thursday during our final full day at sea, Hannah and I sat down with a Disney Cruise planner and chose a cruise for next February. I’d planned ahead to look into this to see if we could swing it but wasn’t holding my breath. I had saved for 7 years to pay for this first cruise so I wasn’t sure we’d be able to do it again so soon. (And to be honest, I had no idea how much we would both fall in love with Disney cruising!!) Disney offers a 10% discount and an onboard credit if you book another cruise while still onboard. Well, after checking the prices of a few I found one that would work for us and it was less than 50% of the one we were currently on. That works! I booked it for the two of us and then we went in search of Nana. (Hannah is still young enough that she had no idea what was happening even though I was speaking openly in front of her.)
We went down to the cabin to find Nana and I shared the exciting news! Her reaction was exactly what I’d hoped it would be – she wanted to book for she and Papa too!! Woo hoo!!! Next year is their 50th Wedding Anniversary and what a wonderful way to celebrate! We went back up to the booking desk and booked a cabin for them too! Hannah was tired of all this booking stuff so took the opportunity to catch a nap before lunch. I’m guessing all those late nights and days filled with swimming and play were catching up with her.
We went for lunch after this where Hannah continued to nap in my lap while Nana and I celebrated our exciting news!!
Later that afternoon Hannah and I went to the kids club while Nana went for a walk around the ship. She bumped into Tonya and her family and yes….they went ahead and booked the same cruise for next year too! Yay!!! We’ve already linked our reservations together and requested to sit together again.
As the day proceeded I had a niggling that just wouldn’t go away. I knew I needed to make one more booking and hope that it all worked out. And…it did!
Next year on February 20th our family will board the Disney Wonder for a 5 night cruise to Grand Cayman and Disney’s Castaway Cay, plus 2 days at sea ~ which are our favourites! (Truly I’d be happy if we left the dock, sailed around for a week and then went back to the same port! I know it’s not possible but the sea days are the ones we enjoyed the most!)
will board the Disney Wonder and set sail for a beautiful family vacation together with Tonya and her family!