Port Orleans French Quarter
Sail away deck party on the Disney Magic
Donald looking to get a massage or perhaps a manicure?
Disney's private island, Castaway Cay
Family beach at Castaway Cay
The "Kids only" area on Castaway Cay
The Flying Dutchman (Davey Jones's ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean) and the Disney Magic
This one's a keeper!
There is constant upkeep on the ship - even Goofy helps out.
The Post Office on Castaway Cay
View of Castaway Cay from our cabin balcony
Main atrium/lobby and entrance to Lumiere's Dining Room
Playing with the lighting... which way looks better?
Beautiful Dale Chihuly chandelier (this one's acrylic)
Minnie, Andrew, Jennifer and Captain Mickey smile for the camera
Belle and the Beast perform in Lumiere's Dining Room
Happy Birthday Linda!
Assistant Cruise Direstor Trent hosts "Magic Quest"
Guests have to run up to Trent with the items they find.
We won! Andrew poses with his "WINNER" cap
Picture time with a host of Disney characters
Mickey and Minnie all dressed up for the "Golden Mickeys"
Steward, there's an elephant in our room - and he's wearing my sunglasses! One of the many towel/blanket animals our room steward (Wanee) left for us.
Dont' be crabby! Have a chocolate star.
Arriving in Aruba
Dunkin Donuts in Aruba!
Igaunas? In Aruba? (sshhh!)
Beautiful blue/green water in Aruba
The trees in Aruba grow sideways due to the winds that blow across the island
Leo is hungry!
Andrew shows off his glow necklace and his new tropical shirt.
Tropical night at Lumiere's
Key Lime Pie!
I don't think Adrienne wants to have her picture taken
Tropical night deck party and buffet (what? more food?)
Very talented fruit carvers
A meringue pineapple!
Andrew being cool in Rockin' Bar D
Key Lime Pie! Yum!
Early morning (5am) the day of the Panama Canal.
Approach to the first set of locks
Our room steward, Wanee, enjoys the view.
Cargo ships waiting in Gatun Lake.
Not too many people can take the heat and humidity out on deck as we traverse Gatun Lake
The lake is constantly being dredged to keep it clear for ships to pass.
Panama Canal Railroad. The first transcontinenal railway, it has been in use since 1855.
The pilot uses these signs to help keep the ship on course through the center of the lake
Even small sailboats pass through the canal. This one's from Ireland!
New York and Singapore
They seem very nonchalant to be standing in front of a huge sign warning "Explosivo"!
The sides of the canal are always in danger of slides - work is ongoing to keep the way clear.
The Millenium Bridge
Hey, a space frame roof!
The side of the canal as we descend through the locks.
Trying for an "artsy" shot - it didn't work
Can you imagine trying to cut a canal through that?
This is a hotel/restaurant at the end of the locks. Everyone came out to wave as we came past.
Who wants to be a Mouseketeer? I do!
Nadia and her dad contemplate the questions.
The WINNER cap is a little big
Andrew, Tony, Luke and Adrienne
Luke as Storm Thunderson and Natalie as Trixie
Andrew and Jennifer are chosen to take "Art Lessons"...
A tropical island with a palm tree, a bird and water. A tiki hut with an antennae (hey I got the antennae right on the house!)
Yummy lemon chicken!
I think this is a crocodile, but it might be a pig.