Our 3rd day on the Disney Dream began with the ship docking at Nassau. We woke up early and headed up to Cabana’s so we could watch the boat dock from their back deck.
As we pulled into port, we noticed the Norwegian Cruise Line had already arrived. We were able to watch a Carnival and a Princess boat approach which we found to be very enjoyable. When you see these 4 ships side by side, you realize just how incredible the Disney Cruise Line really is. The Dream is so well maintained and beautiful. One of the other ships has visible rust on the side.
We decided to stay on the ship so we could explore and ride the AquaDuck again. But first, it was time for our meet and greet with Anna and Elsa. We had gotten tickets as soon as we had boarded and had selected the first meet and greet on Nassau day. We lined up outside Animator’s Palate. Since Princess Minnie was meeting in the Lobby shortly, I sent Jason to stand in her line.
We were ushered into Animator’s Palate where they had set up a backdrop for Anna and Elsa. We were 3rd in line to meet them. The baby loves characters, but she was more impressed by the scenery than she was by the princess and the queen. The kids gathered together for a quick photo and then we were off to meet Minnie Mouse.
We joined Jason in line (which is really the best thing to do on the ship since there are so many characters to meet) and when it was our turn, the baby was so excited! Minnie even got in the floor to hold her, which was so sweet. This was probably the best meet and greet we have ever had with Minnie in all our trips.
Next it was time for our meet and greet with the princesses. We had tickets for this event as well. We got in line with our tickets and waited about 15 minutes before it was our turn (we were a little early for the meet up). The baby fell asleep while we waited.
The first princess we met was Snow White. The kids decided to tell her that Molly Kate had apples for breakfast. Her response was absolutely adorable.
We also met Belle, Cinderella and Rapunzel. We always love talking to Rapunzel. She has the best attitude and responses. Plus I just adore her outfit.
We then rushed back to our room to put on our bathing suits so we could ride the AquaDuck a few times before the line got busy. The baby had finished her nap by this point and she enjoyed playing in the splash area.
We arranged to have Molly Kate stay in the nursery for a couple hours midday so we could go on another ship date. We dropped her off at It’s A Small World Nursery and then went to Cabana’s for lunch. Their sushi was so good that I had to go back for more. I knew it was free of dairy, so that made it an easy allergy free alternative.
The kids headed to the kids club and we went to Deck 4 to Pub 687. During the day, you can play family games and activities. We decided to challenge one another to a game of Connect 4. I stomped him. We ended up playing 9 rounds and I won all but one. I didn’t even know that I was that good. HA!
Jason went to get the kids while I waited in line to meet Mickey Mouse in his Halloween costume. I was able to strike up a very interesting conversation with the couple in front of us. It’s always fun to chat Disney.
Mickey looked stunning in his Halloween costume and then we were off to wait to meet Chip and Dale in their costume. While we were waiting they started lining up for Pluto so Jason went to wait in his line. Pluto is Jacob’s favorite character so we definitely wanted to see him in his costume.
Because Jason had on his Roll Tide Mickey shirt, he was able to strike up conversations with the men around him about football. We found the shirt at Cracker Barrel a couple years ago. I have also seen a Tinker Bell shirt with sports teams on it.
Once we said our hellos to Pluto, we went back to the room to dress like pirates and get ready for the Halloween party. Not only was it Pirate Night, but they were also hosting a Halloween Party complete with a show performed by the characters in their costumes.
We made it back to the lobby just in time to see them perform. We then danced with Chip and Dale and played a couple games. We also were able to get a family portrait with us dressed like pirates. We didn’t dress Molly Kate in her costume because it was very close to dinner and we didn’t want to drop her off at the nursery in her pirate outfit. Jacob has a funny expression on his face because he was trying to talk like a pirate. While I enjoyed the professional portraits, the company they use on the ship is not as good as the one at Disney World.
When you cruise for 4 nights on the Dream, you will be scheduled for 2 nights in the same dining room. One of the 2 nights is Pirate Night and it has a separate menu. We were back in Animator’s Palate for our second night. When we entered, the screens around the restaurant were playing various clips of pirates in Disney movies.
The dinner was delicious. Our waiter, as always, was very attentive to us. He is such a nice guy and I hope if we cruise again, we are able to request him. He brought the kids their food quickly so that they could rush off to the pirate events in the kids clubs.
Hubby and I sat and enjoyed the rest of our meal alone. We had asked the nursery to keep Molly Kate for 3 hours so we were free to enjoy another couple of hours without kids. We decided to go back to the room to change out of our pirate costumes and then head to the kids club to get Jacob and Emily. We wanted them to see the Pirate In The Caribbean Show.
We got a great viewpoint on the 12th deck to watch the show below. About halfway through the show, Captain Hook takes over the ship. He and Mickey battle it out and the crowd tells Hook that he’s a codfish. It was a very enjoyable show!
We picked up Molly Kate from the nursery and got her into bed. Jason and the kids decided to go down and meet Pirate Stitch and Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. When it was their turn to talk with Captain, Peter Pan ran by yelling “Hook is a codfish! Hook is a codfish!” It was their favorite moment of the ship!
Unfortunately they had to reschedule the fireworks due to inclement weather, so we decided to call it a night.
All in all, it was a wonderful and busy day on the ship.