On all three cruises I've now been on (One Carnival, Two Disney), I absolutely love the days at sea. Don't get me wrong, I like getting to see different places like Key West, Nassau, Castaway Cay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, but the days at sea, while some consider them boring, I consider them relaxing.
For example, on our first day on the boat, my mom, sister, aunt and I decided to get the 1 Day Rain Forest Pass to the spa for $26, plus tax and tip.With it, we got full access to the rain forest's sauna, steam room, showers, and we got our choice of three scrubs: Lavender, Chocolate Mint, or Ginger. Mom and I opted for Lavender, Kiri and our aunt opted for Chocolate Mint.
You start out in the sauna, a super hot, dry room that opens up your pores to release toxins. The tiled seats were really hot, but once you got used to it, they were very relaxing, and I could feel my muscles, which were still a bit tense from the long drive (Seriously, don't coop yourself up for 26 hours in a car), release and relax. My sister and I actually went into the sauna before breakfast to try it out, and we were the only ones there. *Bliss*
|Herbal Steam Room|
Post-shower, you got to sit and relax in these heated recliners while you dried off. The towel rolled up on the seat, I used as a lumbar pillow, and it was very comfortable. It was almost hard to get up.
|Heated reclining seats|
|Going for a relaxing, possibly romantic setting.|
Plus, Swans. Love!
|Complimentary Cucumber Water, Orange Water, and Herbal Teas|
|I found a robe that fit, so I had to get a pic of us being Spa Girls.|
We had Breakfast at Triton's, where we had a perfect view of the Disney Princess Meet & Greet. Actually, before it officially started, Rapunzel came over to the window to peek in on us. I wish I'd gotten a picture of THAT!
|You can see Tiana on the left, and Rapunzel on the right|
|The Blue Whale of Catoosa|
One thing I really wanted to do was get my picture with the Ariel statue outside of Triton's. The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie, and I've been told I sing like Ariel (still one of the nicest compliments I've ever received). I only wish this picture turned out better.
|The stunning chandelier in the 3 Story Atrium.|
|Again, wish my picture was better.|
It was a beautiful 80-degree day at sea, and I loved looking out and seeing nothing but water. Coming from someone who is petrified of large depths of water, that's saying something. I have complete faith in Disney as a business. Everything is so above level that you just feel safe on a Disney ship.
I'll get to how we ate on board later, but the food was great. This is Day at Sea #1, and it was amazing. More to come later!