When You Wish Upon a Star

We're back from a wonderful week aboard the Disney Fantasy, and I am warning you that if you follow me on Instagram that my feed will be vacay overload for the foreseeable future. It was lil' miss' first ever cruise and time out of the country, so I was THAT mom telling her "You're in Mexico! You're in the Cayman Islands!" etc...

Our ship stopped in Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, Falmouth Jamaica, and Castaway Cay which is Disney's private island in the Bahamas. I will come back and recap the ports of call next week, because today I'm going to recap the beautiful ship and all the onboard fun.

*Someone was VERY excited for her 1st cruise and that Minnie greeted her on board*

*Our floating home for the week - Room 5190*

Something unique about Disney's cruise ships is that you have 2 separate bathrooms in each stateroom. One bathroom has a sink and a toilet while the other has another sink and a bathtub. Yes - bathtub not just a stand up shower. Game changer for little ones at bath time. Plus, can we talk about the amazing spa products stocked in the shower as well as a Sea Salt lotion by the sink. 

At the sail away party, lil' miss had a dance lesson from a cast member while watching all her favorites dance on stage. We also met up with our friends we were cruising with who have a son that couldn't wait to sail with us.

Dinner on the first night was in Animator's Palate where lil' miss enjoyed her first ever Mickey Ice Cream Bar. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to wear it too. I loved how we rotated to different restaurants each night, but our waiters followed us. We had two amazing waiters who took care of lil' miss and the son of our friends every single night and knew what their favorites were.

Day 2 was a day at sea which I kicked off with a spin class. That class was NO joke, but we felt amazing afterwards and less guilty drinking frozen beverages by the pool.

The adults only pool complete with a mister and a swim up bar, there was also a whole other deck above for adults only with a rain shower pool. It was nice to escape to the serene areas for a drink with my friend while the guys had the kiddos for a bit.

Lace Bathing Suit - Less than $30

You better believe I went on the Aqua Duck water slide which goes around the top of the ship. Forever the big kid standing in line waiting for the water slides.....

*Dinner in the Enchanted Garden*

*She's STILL talking about this moment*

Pom-Pom Cover Up - Less than $20

*Mini golf at sea is serious business*

I of course loved the on board champagne bar called Oooh La La. Who would I be if I didn't order the Moet with a popsicle in it?

*One must order double dessert while on a cruise*

And you can't forget Pirate Night where everyone dresses up, and there's a huge deck party after dinner complete with dancing under the stars and fireworks at sea. Only Disney....

Stay tuned next week where I'll recap our time in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and at Disney's private island in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay where I even did the 5k. 

Shop this Post


  1. We did the very same cruise and loved it! This was a trip down memory lane!! Love all the beautiful family fun pics! You look awesome btw

  2. You are looking SO fit and fab friend! This trip looks like it was a blast--we're definitely considering doing a cruise towards the end of the year when life calms down more!!

    Rosy Outlook

  3. Cutest little cruiser ever! It looks like S had the time of her life! Disney Cruises have always been my favorite and this makes me want to book one for our family immediately!!!

  4. I bet y'all had so much fun! Love the picture of S and Minnie, so sweet!

  5. Isn't the Disney cruise SO magical?!! I loved so much about it and cried when we left...seriously. We had such a blast...I can't wait to take Bella. I love that the waiters follow you, and Animator's Palette was so fun. Ethan ordered room service and Mickey bars every day hahaha, can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  6. Love all these photos! It looks like you all had such a blast! And girl you seriously look amazing! :)

  7. It's been too long since we've been on a Disney cruise. I think 2015? I can't wait until my niece and nephew are old enough (in the eyes of their parents) to want to go.

    The Fantasy is beautiful, we were on both that and the Dream their first years in the water.

    The spa products are the best! We still use the lotions and have bought them multiple times.

  8. Disney knows how to do it! Looks like lots of fun for the adults too! I can't wait to read more!

  9. What an amazing time for all of you - especially little S!! I love the photo of the three of you guys for dinner! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  10. Eek, I was so excited to read this recap, I read it twice! I’m so glad you did Disney with sweet Miss S! LOVE all these photos!

  11. This looks so fun!! I have never been on a cruise, but i have been told that the Disney cruises surpass any other. Such great photos!

    xx, Elise

  12. What an amazing cruise- you guys saw so many gorgeous places, and the ship looked amazing! YAY for adult-only decks/pools so you could have a little girl time!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Your trip looked amazing. I am soooo glad little miss had the best time of her life on the boat. Loved seeing all the photos on your IG!!!

  14. Following you on Insta was so much fun! Felt like I was on the trip with you guys lol. Hope realy life hasn't been too bad for you this week. I'm in the same boat! XO



  15. What a fabulous trip! Y'all had too much fun! I'm so glad your sweet girl enjoyed herself! That picture of her looking up at Minnie is just precious!

  16. I have been loving all of your vacation pics on Insta, and it is fun to see even more here. This really looks like it was so much fun!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. This looks like a blast! I'd love to take my kids on a Disney cruise! We have done RC cruises, but that was before the kids were born and my son is almost 13 now! Lol!


  18. The cruise ship looks gorgeous and with so many amenities for both kids and adults to enjoy! You and JQ are rock stars to tackle a spin class on Day 2 for a morning workout. It definitely shows with your #HotMomBods. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the cruise! xo

  19. I've loved seeing your vacay pics on Insta! The ship looks amazing! Your little miss looks like she had so much fun! Can't wait to read the rest of your recaps!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  20. I loved following along on insta! It looked like you did a great job of balancing a good time for little miss and for the adults, too. I can't believe the rooms have two bathrooms! That is awesome!! Sign me up for any bar serving champagne with popsicles... that definitely needs to be in my life. Which was your favorite port??

  21. Ahhhh how much fun!!! I loved watching all your stories while you were on the cruise. So jealous! It looks like S was having the time of her life!

  22. Oh wow what a fun cruise! It looks like you had a great time!

    Hope that you had a great weekend! I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From Blue

  23. what an amazing trip! and so glad you could take the kiddos and really do a family trip of a lifetime. also loving all your pool and dinner looks!

  24. What fun!! I've heard such good things about Disney cruises and it looks like you guys had the best time!

  25. Looks like you guys had a blast! Loving the fun photos dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  26. Aww every little spot looks so fun! S meeting Minnie Mouse is tooo cute!! I love that you and your friend took a spin class. I liked joining in on some of the workout classes on my vacation last month. So fun to workout in a different element!