Day 5: A Marvel-ous Morning! Our First Disney Cruise 2021! (Staycation)

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Day 5 of Our First Disney Cruise 2021! Disney Magic At Sea, the latest of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today is Marvel morning on the ship and we attend a Mixology Seminar too!

The Index of Our First Disney Cruise 2021! Disney Magic At Sea (UK Staycation) tells you a bit about the planning of this trip, as well as some info about us – me, Michelle; and my husband, Steve. It also, of course, has the full list of days for the trip.

Day 5: Marvel Morning

Marvel Morning, Lunch from Cabanas, Mixology Seminar, Dinner at Rapunzel’s Royal Table

September 18, 2021


We woke up to blue skies, sunshine, and breakfast in bed this morning. The latter is thanks to us putting our in-room breakfast order card out on our doorknob the night before.

I went through how that works back at the start of my trip report so won’t go into it again here. In there are a lot of details about everything on board in previous days so I won’t go into them as much for the remaining as I’ll just be repeating myself!

What I do have though is still lots of photos to share, and then I’ll be able to put together the video clips that I’ve got and share that too!

Marvel Morning

Today is a Marvel Morning – the activities are all Marvel-related, with quizzes, crafts, and characters “appearing and waving” around the ship.





I will say that one of the annoying things about the characters was that they would often pop up in random places without much notice, so while I know that there were several characters on board, we didn’t always get to see them.

During our cruise, we saw Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Widow, but I had heard that Thor and Black Panther were on board too, but we didn’t see them which is a shame.

The Fab 5 cosplay in Marvel outfits too – we saw Goofy (Iron Man) and Pluto (wearing an Avengers neckerchief) on the previous Marvel Morning.

But I also know that Chip ‘n’ Dale dress up as Thor and Loki, and Mickey is Captain America. They basically wear T-shirts with character logos or designs on them. I’m not sure about Donald, Daisy, or Minnie, sadly.

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Spider-Man & Captain Marvel
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Black Widow
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Black Widow
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Goofy & Pluto Marvel Cosplay

Marvel Quiz

Our first Marvel activity of the day was the Marvel Quiz in O’Gill’s Pub (Deck 3, Forward).

It was a medium-level quiz with 12 questions, mostly about the Marvel movies and shows, and there were a couple of comic questions too.

We got 9 out of 12 correct, so I don’t think we did too badly!

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Iron Man Mask Making

Into the D’Lounge next (Deck 4, Midship) for some arts and crafts!

I think the Navigator App just said “mask-making” and it was until we got there that we saw it was an Iron Man mask.

Now, I know this is really for kids, but anyone can join in, and it’s all just a bit of fun!

Everything you needed was laid out on the tables (socially distanced) – the printable, plus scissors and glue to cut out and assemble the mask.

As someone who makes printables for kids I enjoyed making my Iron Man mask, and to be fair, Steve seemed to be finding his inner child while making his mask – check out the photo of it with him wearing it!

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Promenade Lounge

We then headed to the Promenade Lounge (Deck 3, Aft) to take part in the animation class. We drew Donald Duck a few days ago, and today, since it was a Marvel Morning, we drew Spider-Man!

We also had a Cappuccino with Raspberry-White Chocolate Popcorn (2 @ $3.50) $7 + 18% Autogratuity $1.26 + Tip $1.74 = $10.

There was a family sitting a couple of tables away trying to sort out wi-fi on the ship (sounds like they had been charged a LOT, like a few hundred dollars – eek) so the dad was going back and forth with Guest Services, while the mum was trying to entertain their daughter who must have only been 2 or 3 years old.

The little girl took a right shining to me, kept coming over to talk to me, and then started to bring over her blanket, nappies, and other bits and bobs – it was so cute and so funny. Her mum told me that she was just under 3, but quite advanced for her age, and said how she was so upset she couldn’t get into the kids club as it’s for 3 years and older.

I could understand her plight, as I’m sure he daughter would have loved it, but rules are rules. It’s the same when I read in a group that someone wondered if it would be okay for their nearly 18-year-old to go in the adults-only areas. Some rules feel like they suck, but they are there for (usually) health and safety reasons.

Eventually, the family went off together – hopefully, was able to sort out their wi-fi and not continue to be billed so much (they had been downloading films for their daughter – double eek, no wonder the bill was so high!).

Anyway, back to our drawings of Spider-Man, which we learn to draw in stages. The crew member draws it on a large flip pad and you draw along with them.

Spider-Man’s webbing was easier than you might think, but getting the head size and shape – not so much! But hey, it was fun to do!

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My Spider-Man Drawing
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Steve’s Spider-Man Drawing
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What Spider-Man Should Look Like!
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Cabanas »

Cabanas is on Deck 9, Aft, and is the buffet restaurant on the Disney Magic. In “normal times” it is a self-serve buffet, but on this cruise, you just tell the server what you would like and they serve it for you.

Again, in normal times, I believe it is open for breakfast and lunch with a buffet, and in the evening is a table service restaurant. But I’m pretty sure it was only open for breakfast and lunch (and at certain times too, not all day like on other cruise ships).

There are different food stations that included a carvery, seafood, salad, desserts, and Special of the Day (which was fajitas). With plenty of choice, there is bound to be something for everyone!

We had lunch from Cabanas twice, and breakfast once. The food was hit and miss, but I guess that’s the beauty of a buffet, you can always try something else or have some more of what you enjoyed!

On this particular day, I had short ribs and they were amazing! We actually took the food back to our stateroom, so if you wonder if you can do that, yet you can.

There is seating inside and outside of Cabanas, and there is more seating out on Deck 9 too.

I’ve included photos of different stations that Steve took on his phone. I don’t know what everything is, but it’ll give you a gauge as to what kind of items are on the buffet.

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Beef Short Ribs
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Shrimp Bowl
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