Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Setting Sail-Disney Cruise Part 2



We woke up on Day Two in Nassau, Bahamas!

We met up for breakfast and then let the kids play in this activities' area (complete with basketball courts, ping pong, and foosball) before we got off the ship for our excursion to the Atlantis!

Foosball is way more fun on a ship, right?


A quick stop for instructions before disembarking.  Check out Ebby Lee-she's tired of the wait.  hahaha!


We quickly snagged some prime chairs by the kiddie pool and were off.  I have hardly any pictures, because we put our phones/money in a locker.  But-check out that kid area behind the bushes.  That's as busy as it got.  It was AMAZING!  There were not many people at all.  

About four years ago, Tab and I went on a cruise with my cousin and her husband that stopped in Nassau.  We went to Atlantis in July and it was BUSY!!  The lines for water slides were long and every pool had lots of people.  Let me add...it was still crazy nice and fun but it was just busy.  Apparently in March the Atlantis is NOT busy!  

The weather when we first arrived was a little cloudy and not crazy warm, but by the afternoon the sun was out and you could find us all in the lazy river (or CRAZY RIVER-ha!  If you've been before, you know what I'm talking about).

Before lunch, Shay and I set by the kid pool while the guys rode water slides.  All of our kids were a tad too short to ride the big ones.  After lunch, it was the Mamas turn!!  We hit up the big slides (some without a wait AT ALL!) and had a BLAST!

We stopped for a little cookie break and this happened.  Bowen had all the fun he could take.  haha!

We slowly made our way back to the ship.


Whew!!  Like a drowned rat after a day of water slides, but SO MUCH FUN!


At dinner that night our server gave all the kids some kind of fancy hat and he even included Andrew.

My dinner included a truffle ravioli that I'm still thinking about.  haha!  And our show afterwards was Tangled:  The Musical, and it was FABULOUS!  My very favorite!

I think it's safe to say this was my FAVORITE day.  The water park was a blast, the dinner was delicious, and the show was awesome!  I should note that during the show "Flynn Rider" came down the aisle singing and he stopped by Ebby Lee and Kensington and sang to them (with a big spotlight on him).  Ebby Lee is pretty certain they're famous now.  #fifteensecondsoffame

If you missed Day One, you can check it out here.
And...head over to Shay's blog to check out her view of Day Two.  :)

The next day we woke up on Castaway Cay, Disney's Private Island!  I'll be sharing all the details tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!  XOXO

37 comments:

Mayumi Shibata said...

I love disney cruise and it is the BEST! I love seeing all your cute/fun pictures!! What other shows did they play during your cruise? I am excited to see tomorrow's post as well! Thank you for sharing!

Narci said...

Cute, cute!! Loving all of these pictures!! Day 2 seemed like so much fun!!!!

Sarah Shaneyfelt said...

I'm glad you had a great time at Atlantis! My husband and I are going on a cruise in June and we dock at Nassau one day, so we're going to go to Atlantis, too!
Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

Mix and Match Mama said...

This was my favorite day too!! Oh my goodness! My kids are still talking about everything we did...and I'm still laughing about you and me on that lazy river! (Insert big belly laughs here!)

Connie Baxter said...

Love your cute swimsuit! Where is it from? And the kiddos matching ones? Thanks!!!

Erika Slaughter said...

There was a comedy show and the final night was a great show that highlighted a lot of Disney characters. :)

Erika Slaughter said...

Thank you!!

Erika Slaughter said...

You guys will have a blast!!

Erika Slaughter said...

That river was the opposite of Lazy AND six kids on tubes is a lot to keep up with!!

Erika Slaughter said...

Thank you!! Mine is from Target (last year) and my kiddos matching all came from Gap outlet. :)

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

The crazy river would have given me anxiety with 6 kids!!!!!! So I wonder how many hours of napkin folding all the cruise staff have to take!?! Ha!!!

Erika Slaughter said...

Sheaffer-you have no idea! Luckily the dads were on top of their game because Shay and I could not paddle to a kid fast enough!

Kara said...

This resort looks like so much fun! Omg, I would need some anxiety meds for that lazy river!!!

Brooke Richardson said...

So fun!!! Looks like a blast!!!!

Mother Henn said...

Awesome day. Did you take your own strollers, or were they available on the ship (or to rent)?

Erika Slaughter said...

It was but yes, we needed some!!

Erika Slaughter said...

We took our own!

Erika Slaughter said...

Thank you!

Angela Durbin said...

I went on a Disney Cruise and best part by far was the Bahamas. Glad yall had a blast for me

Shelly M said...

Love your sunglasses! Can you link which ones they are?

Meagan Ruse said...

Soooo much fun! I'm loving these posts!

Karen At Home said...

Looks like y'all had so much fun!! I am loving your trip recaps, I think we are going to need a Disney Cruise in our life :)

Megan said...

Love reading about your trip!!!! And you don't look like a drowned rat, you look awesome!! I would looked a million times worse. Ha!!!

Carolyn said...

Love that black shirt with the colored pattern, where is that from?

Thanks!!!!!

kimm atwood said...

So much fun !!!

Johnsons said...

WE would love if you'd let us know where your outfits are from too...super cute ;-)

Sarah said...

Where did you get the coordinating suits for your kiddos? Those are so cute!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Atlantis is just incredible! We could have stayed there forever when we went!! Time to plan a new trip!

Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said...

Dreaming of a trip to Atlantis!! Love this day!

Kristen said...

Looks like another fun day! I didn't realize you got to stop at Atlantis, that's really neat!

Misty said...

We did Atlantis on our Disney cruise in October. It is CRAZY river!! My girl sat in my lap and laughed the whole time, those deep belly laughs. Did you do the slide that gives you a wedgy? Haha!

Elise @ Her Heart and Home said...

Oh girl. YES! I love the Atlantis and all of the slides...but especially The Current/lazy crazy river thing! Totally the best mode of transport around the resort. :)

Rachel Zimm said...

I'm loving these peeks into your vacation!
The Bahamas day looked wonderful! :)

Katherine said...

We sail out on Easter Sunday for the exact same cruise! I am so excited to be seeing and reading all about yours and Shays fun times! I might be emailing with some questions if you don't mind, in the next day or two. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Flood said...

Where is your black and neon tank or bathing suit top from? So cute!

Paula said...

Can you share where Tab's swim shorts are from? Those are definitely my hubby's style...

Garima said...

nice