This was not just a typical cruise. Not that any voyage on the Disney Cruise Line is a typical cruise; however, this was especially magical. You see, this was my grandson’s first cruise. We were all very excited to show him the magic. In addition to this being his first cruise, it was also a specially themed cruise dedicated to Pixar! Onboard were a slew of special events, characters, artwork, excursions, and guests.
Leaving from the Port of Los Angeles, we were greeted by extremely nice Disney cast members who also bid us a fond farewell complete with Mickey hands!
The SS Iowa battleship was a pleasant surprise as we sailed past her.
The muster drill proved to be a breeze for Gavin. (Shown here on his mommy, Kaila)
We enjoyed the variety of Pixar characters who were onboard for photo opportunities, autographs, and fun! Characters from Monsters, Inc., Up, and The Incredibles characters were just a few.
The port stops were breathtaking! From sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, seeing the skyline of San Diego, to watching sea lions beg at the ship in Ensenada. We had so much fun touring Alcatraz, enjoying the views of San Francisco, eating clam chowder on the Pier, and listening to the sounds of the Pier 39 sea lions. Seeing the sites of San Diego, enjoying a day aboard the ship in Ensenada, and taking a day to relax in the spa, is what cruising is all about.
From the moment we stepped onto the ship until the very sad day we had to get the Mickey boot, we enjoyed every single moment of the cruising experience. From wonderful service with Sedat, our server, to the great entertainment, like Toy Story Musical, and on this cruise, the exceptional Pixar gifts and memorabilia, our vacation was incredible! To top it off, Gavin was so thrilled at every turn - whether it be the characters who made him smile or the cast members who played with him throughout the cruise. We had so much fun, we went again in November! (More to come)