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Disney 3-night Baja cruise recap


Sharing a full recap of our newest Disney cruise: the 3-night Baja cruise from San Diego. Only a heads up that this publish wasn’t sponsored or comped (I want lol) – simply sharing our expertise since I do know a lot of you additionally love a lil Disney magic. 

Hello buddies and howdy again in the true world after a tremendous double vacay: a visit to San Diego adopted by an unbelievable Disney cruise. I’m nonetheless barely swaying from the boat’s movement and strolling downstairs, disenchanted to seek out that no full buffet is ready for me. It’s been a tough transition, let me inform ya.

disney wonder deluxe oceanview

We had been again on the Marvel (we sailed on the Marvel to Alaska just a few years in the past!) and it felt SO GOOD to be again at considered one of our favourite trip spots and surrounded by wonderful buddies. Our buddies from Tucson joined us – they’re skilled Disney cruisers (this was #9 for them) and we’ve been buddies since Kathryn introduced me a child meal after Liv was born! Our Kleiger fam from San Diego joined within the enjoyable, too, and it was such a blast attending to meet up with everybody and the youngsters performed so properly collectively.

The cruise crew:

cruise crew

Sweater right here // skirt right here // boots

(It was unattainable to get a pic of all the children in the identical spot on the identical time)

We checked into the ship on Friday and headed straight to the pool. A tip for Disney cruise buddies: check-in is the BEST time to hit the pool. (Simply put your fits and pool gear right into a backpack, as a result of your baggage is delivered to your room.) It’s the least quantity of individuals it will likely be your entire time, and you’ll seize meals to take pleasure in by the pool. The youngsters instantly ran to the water slide, we ordered drinks, and watched them on the deck.

mom and dad

(The Pilot’s DADALORIAN shirt is considered one of my faves)

After pool time, we shortly modified, attended the necessary security drill, after which it was time for the Sail-A-Wave occasion, that includes music, dancing, characters, and the horn of the ship enjoying, “When You Want Upon a Star.” Dinner the primary evening was at Triton’s (you rotate eating every evening) for our small desk of 11 😉chocolate walnut cake

Our port was Ensenada, and it was the Pilot’s first time ever in Mexico. The truth that he may stroll round with an enormous margarita had him offered, however he additionally love the vibe, the meals (OMG the meals), and may’t wait to return.

There weren’t a ton of excursions that we may do as a household – you need to be 10+ for a few of the extra adventurous ones- however the children all agreed that the lobster lunch in Puerto Nuevo sounded good.

We took a tour bus 50 miles to Rosarito for buying:

w the fam in rosarito

Pullover is right here – I sized down

rosarito with my girls

(We had the most effective carne asada tacos on recent tortillas, conchas from the bakery, and margaritas)

the best taco

after which we went to Puerto Nuevo for our lobster lunch with a guitar trio efficiency. They served bottomless margaritas, a fish taco, grilled lobster, rice, beans, heat selfmade tortillas, chips and salsa. The whole lot was tremendous recent and flavorful.

grilled lobster

We shopped a bit earlier than heading again to the bus and the port! Dinner the second evening was at Animator’s Palette (such a enjoyable eating expertise as they flip your desk’s drawings into animated characters that dance on the partitions), and we adopted it up with the Frozen present, which was even higher than the one Liv and I noticed on Broadway. We had been all exhausted from such an extended day, however we rallied and went to the Pirate occasion on the deck, adopted by fireworks. It was 11:30pm (12:30am Tucson time!) and we mainly needed to drag our dancing kiddos off the deck and persuade them it was bedtime.

Sunday was a sea day, and the youngsters spent quite a lot of it bouncing between Youngsters Membership, we performed Bingo (all of us take it very critically haha), the youngsters did a towel folding class with the dads, and I spent a while on the cafe consuming a latte, consuming a rice crispy deal with, and studying a ebook.

mickey rice crispy

Considered one of my favourite issues in regards to the buddies we journey with is that it’s so low-key. We’ll typically cut up up for various actions in the course of the day, after which meet up for lunch, Bingo, or dinner. There’s no set agenda and we simply type of do our factor and meet up sporadically all through the day.

w little rose

Costume is right here

It’s been just a few years since our final cruise – our final one was the Disney Magic to Bahamas Feb 2020 proper earlier than the world flipped the other way up – and it felt utterly again to regular. I used to be curious to see if any of the meals high quality, service, or magic could be lacking, and it was even higher than I remembered.

Disney really goes above and past. It’s mind-boggling that they put together 10,000+ meals per day and in some way handle to plate them fantastically, cook dinner them to perfection, and the crew members are so nice and fantastic.

Nightly turn-down service, towel animal, and goodies:
deluxe oceanview cabin disney wonder

I want I’d have taken extra meals pics to point out ya, however the highlights had been lunch at Cabana’s (an enormous buffet- I beloved the Indian meals choices one afternoon), the countless recent seafood (I’m fairly certain I had seafood at each single meal),

smoked salmon thing

and the beignets at Tiana’s.

beignets

You probably have any Disney cruise questions, I’d be blissful to reply them for ya! A recap to Alaska is right here, our Alaska packing record, and recap of the Magic to Bahamas journey. We already booked a placeholder for our subsequent Disney cruise, so hopefully there might be one other one within the close to future. 😉

Are you a cruise fan or not a lot? I wasn’t certain if I’d like them initially – the rooms are small and the considered being out on a ship within the ocean freaked me out – however I can say we’re all obsessed.

Hope you may have an incredible day and I’ll see you quickly!

xoxo

Gina

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