Day 4: Back to Back! Our First Disney Cruise 2021! (UK Staycation)

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By now it was lunchtime, so we headed out onto Deck 9 to grab something from one of the quick-service locations around the pool.

And that’s where we spent the afternoon – chilling and doing a whole lot of nothing!

Daisy’s De Lites »

Beef Chili with Cornbread – served with sour cream, mini loaf cornbread, and spring onions

Cumin Couscous with Almonds – served with sliced almonds, craisins, chickpeas, and sambal

These two dishes were the Chef Specials from Daisy’s De Lites. I wasn’t a fan of either of them, but Steve enjoy them!

Instead, I had some pizza with fries from Pinnochio’s Pizzeria. And of course, we had to enjoy a cone (or two) from Eye Scream!

Beef Chili with Cornbread (Daisy’s De Lites)
Cumin Couscous with Almonds (Daisy’s De Lites)
Pizza & Fries (Pinnochio’s Pizzeria)
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The Longest French Fry Ever?!
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Ice Cream Cone (Eye Scream)
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Disney’s Castaway Club

We eventually headed back to our stateroom for a bit of a nap – all that sea air makes you tired! We also watched Disney’s Hercules on the TV which has Disney OnDemand.





We discovered our Disney Cruise Line Gift for becoming Silver Castaway Club Members – a backpack and 2 silver lanyards.

The Castaway Club is DCL’s reward club, of sorts. You become a member after you take your first cruise – receiving your Silver gifts when you board for your second cruise.

As a member “you’re eligible to receive exclusive at-home and onboard benefits that can make your next cruise even more magical.” This includes things like being able to book cruises before they’re on release to the general public and advance online booking for a wide variety of cruise activities.

To reach Gold status you need to have taken 5 Disney cruises, and to reach Platinum status, it’s 10 Disney cruises.

I know that some people reached Gold, just from going on these UK Staycations alone!

I think it’ll be a long while until we reach that!

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Tangled: The Musical

We had missed Tangled: The Musical on our first cruise (literally a few days earlier) so of course, wanted to make sure we saw in on our second cruise!

So we got changed for dinner and headed down to Deck 4, Forward, to the Walt Disney Theatre where the show was being performed.

The theatre holds 977 people and you can start taking a seat 30-minutes before showtime.

As we were waiting for the musical to start, Steve suggested he head to the gift shops to see if any new merch had been put out for the new cruise. It would mean he might miss the very start of the show, but he was happy to go.

So he did that, and it ended up being a good thing as there was new merch and we were able to buy most of the things on our “want” list, including a fridge magnet, Christmas ornament, and plush Captain Mickey and Minnie.

And he didn’t even miss the start of the show as the shop opened just a little earlier too!

The theatre show is a live adaptation of the animated movie Tangled, featuring Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, et al.

Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater—the talented twosome behind the soundtrack for Tangled the Disney feature film—team up again to adapt the score and story for the stage, creating 3 new sure-to-be-hit songs: “Flower of Gold,” “Wanted Man” and “When the Princess Returns.”

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Tangled: The Musical is an hour-long, so it is a bit rushed compared with the film, and I think it probably helps to know a little bit about the story first, but not vital.

I love the movie Tangled, and I equally loved the show! The actor that played Mother Gothel was BRILLIANT, she performed as the character so well! And I just love the large-as-life puppet of Maximus (the horse).

If you have the opportunity to see this on your Disney Cruise make sure you do! And if you can’t get to the theatre for whatever reason, it is also shown live on the TV in your stateroom!

As with the other show on this cruise – Disney Dreams – photography is not allowed during the performance, so just some theatre shots from me. However, the full version is on Disney Park’s YouTube Channel

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We still had over an hour until our dinner time, so we headed out onto the Promenade Deck (Deck 4) to catch the sunset and see the Disney Magic starting to pull away from the docks.

The ship was able to set sail on time for this second cruise. As well as taking photographs, I also filmed a short video, and just as I was coming to an end we heard the ship’s horn toot out “When You Wish Upon A Star” and I was SO glad to have captured it.

It is such an iconic sound, and we had yet to hear it on board – and now we had – I almost cried with happiness!

We then made our way to the Atrium where Sailor Chip ‘n’ Dale was appearing and waving. They are by far our most favorite characters to meet when at Walt Disney World, so didn’t want to pass up on the chance!

We were the last people in line to meet them before they were finishing up, and despite having to socially distance, it was still so much fun! We managed to get an awesome selfie with them and they are just as much a pair of cheeky chipmunks at sea as they are on land!

Donald Duck was also out on one of the balcony coves (not sure what to call them) being the silly duck that he is!

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Tilbury Docks at Night
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