Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 3: Disney Cruise at Sea

Like any cruise, the Disney Cruise has some days at sea, and some days in port. Monday, our 3rd day, and first day at sea, did not promise to be a warm, sunshine-filled day. Check out these clouds, the cool theatre screen behind the pool, and those hardy, brave children in swim suits.



I preferred being inside.



But I especially preferred the wine tasting! Doug and I signed up for this. You get a sampling of 6 wines, and some instruction on swirling the wine in the glass, looking at its color, sniffing it for real or imagined smells, sloshing it around in your mouth, and then drinking it (all in fancier, more colorful, wine-speak.) Don't worry; it wasn't 6 FULL glasses (oh god, oh god!), and no sippy cup (Sharon!), but still much more wine than I'm use to drinking. Fortunately, I wasn't driving.


We finished the evening at Palos, the upscale restaurant on the ship. I kept reading that many thought eating here was the high point of the whole cruise. They're right!
It's an Italian restaurant, and this is a photo of the only chocolate dessert I have been unable to finish in my known adult life! It's a chocolate mousse with caramel cream sauce.

I'm so glad there's lots of ways to walk on a ship, or by the end of the cruise, I would have needed a crane to lift me off the ship to disembark!

13 comments:

KRISTIE said...

very fun! i am so jealous

Melissa said...

Wow I'm so jealous! Good weather or bad I'd love to be anywhere but here right about now.

Nicki, said...

Yummy on the desert. All you can eat, all the time - yea, good thing for walking areas.

Esther said...

Oh I would SO be signing up for the wine tasting too! Wow, that chocolate caramel dessert looks DIVINE!

tracie said...

I want that dessert! Yum :)

Jeanne said...

What a fun holiday you have had, despite the weather that didn't necessarily cooperate!

Denita said...

Looks like a great time!

Reds said...

That cake looks soooooo good!!! And love the view you had!

pat said...

I'm wanting to go cruising really badly right about now!!

Margaret said...

What a blast! That chocolate dessert looks so yummy. I love that shot of you looking out the window!

Barb said...

I love the photo of you sitting in the circular window.

Suzy said...

I want to taste that wine! I'll bet it was a blast! I'd be tasting the wine and then moving right on to that yummy dessert!

Kim Mattina said...

I think I gained 6 lbs just looking at that dessert! lol

Great shots and yummmmmmmmm at the wine table!