Hello, Jeff here again. Saturday was embarkation day. Picking up where I left off at the
We took a taxi to the cruise ship (25 Euro) and went through a very smooth embarkation process. It took maybe 30 minutes from the time we first walked in the terminal door until we walked up the gangplank. New to me was the process where all passengers had to disinfect their hands prior to boarding. Disney seems to be going all out to try to prevent outbreaks of the stomach flu. Once aboard we made a beeline to Palo where we were able to book an 8:30 pm reservation on Susan’s birthday (6/19). We were put on the waiting list for Brunch on each of the three sea days. Next up was meeting up with fellow DIS board cruisers at Parrot Cay at 1:30 pm. It was really nice to finally put some faces to the names we’d been chatting with over the last several months! Taysmom (Steph), smilingjack (Jack), pillow (Jodie), worktoplay (Marie), also (Brian), princess jasmine, carolmb and probably others that I’ve forgotten. We had a nice lunch and nice conversation getting to know each other better.
Afterwards, we wandered around the ship, refamiliarizing ourselves with where all the main entertainment and dining locations were. We also went topside where I schooled Susan and Katy in ping pong. We had talked about going back ashore to do more touring of Barcelona but it started sprinkling and frankly, we just really didn’t feel like getting off the ship and getting back on. We attended the evening show Welcome Aboard! Let the Magic Begin. Definitely not a must see but it was entertaining. Our first night’s dinner was in Parrot Cay (Table 35) where we met our table mates Michael, Alice and their daughter Marta (16) from