Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Dream Anniversary!

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Teal. Enjoy the ride as we share the ways to Celebrate Special Occasions in Disney!

Any opportunity to vacation where Disney is a destination is Magic in of itself. Couple that with celebrating a special occasion while visiting, and it's not just Magic, it's Magical! So follow along as the Teal Loop takes you through celebrating some of life's magic moments- Disney style! I take the helm this week, celebrating an Anniversary aboard the Disney Dream!

Ohhh, the majesty of life aboard the Disney Dream! Just one step into Her Atrium from the gangplank and you already feel spoiled! But what happens when they know you're celebrating a special occasion on board? You feel guilty over the level of spoiled-ness! At least, I did. Having celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary this past May aboard the Dream, I speak first hand about the amazing level of care and attention to detail one will receive. 

Our special day began in Senses Spa & Salon, located on Deck 11, Aft. Here we received our first couples spa treatment, The Ultimate Indulgence. Upon checking in, we were whisked away to a private couples treatment Villa. These well-appointed rooms are designed for couples- and include- a private veranda, hot tub, showers, and staff. After a quick consultation we are escorted to the veranda to begin our first treatment, foot bath massages, ahhhh. Next, we are given a 25 minute soak in our private hot tub. Once this is complete, we are escorted back into our treatment room where we enjoy the therapeutic benefits of a massage and facial. While this was no doubt relaxing, I apparently harbor a great deal of tension in my shoulders. This "tension", or lactic acid build up, had literally hardened into small pebbles which where quite painful to massage out- who knew!! The last moments of our experience are spent back out on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Atlantic ocean. As we relax together in our chaise lounge chairs- a surprise- we are served champagne with a beautiful fruit platter, and extra chocolate covered strawberries! Included was a note card which read: Happy Anniversary! A pretty sweet beginning to a wonderful day on the high seas!

**Intermission** We grab the kiddos from the Oceaneer Club and hit the Aquaduck!

Bonjour! Bienvenue a Remy! Ah, our special day has brought us to the culinary masterpiece of the Disney Dream's signature dining experience, Remy. We begin with a Taittinger Champagne Cocktail mixed tableside. Which I enjoy, the Husband, not so much. We are greeted by our wait staff and introduced to the menu. Intriguing! I make selections from both the French & American offerings, and hope for the best. As a special anniversary treat, we add the wine parings for each course. For the full experience, I highly recommend the wine pairing option. Interacting with the sommelier was both educational and entertaining. Ok...things get hazy after a couple of courses, however, my French, got better ;) Lastly, dessert! Along with our dessert selections we are presented with an additional surprise; what a pretty sweet ending to a wonderful day on the high seas!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The many Adventures of a Disney-Lovin' Spectrum Mom . 

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ 
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  1. Great story...I'm a big fan of dining experiences like this one. Tell your husband to give the champagne cocktail another try..they'll grow on him:)

  2. What a great way to celebrate your anniversary!! The ship looks stunning..

  3. What an amazing way celebrate an anniversary! Sounds like it was perfect!

  4. It was amazing! My post doesn't do it justice!

  5. Oh, I love that last picture of you and your husband at Remy's! What a view! So glad you were able to enjoy such an amazing experience!

  6. Kathy, thank you! We really did have the most amazing time!

  7. Great story! I'd love to go on a Disney Cruise one day.