Well, I’m back from my wonderful Disney trip to New York, safe, sound – and thoroughly, utterly and completely spoiled. I was with Disney PRs Nikki and Laura, Lydia from Virgin Holidays and a really lovely group of journalists.
We spent many happy hours making up James Bond/food mash-up film titles (the best was ‘Fiiiiishfiiiiinger’, though Dr Naan and The Spy who Loved Meat were up there too) while being bussed from meal to meal and, of course, oooh-ing and ah-ing over the Disney Fantasy, the latest and swankiest Disney cruise ship. It’s a truly spectacular floating play palace which offers just about the best 7-day family holiday that anyone could imagine. Seriously. I’m not one of nature’s cruisers – I could easily get claustrophobic conpletely alone in the Gobi desert – but, for the first time, I totally saw the point of a family cruise holiday. When I described it to my children, all of them were gagging to go, from the 16-year-old to my five-year-old stepson. And there’s stuff for adults, too – posh restaurants, a grown-ups only pool and a stunning spa.
I could rave on about it for hours, but instead I’ll let my photos do the talking. Yes, for once, I managed to get a few decent snaps. Enjoy.
I think you can see how it’s all developing, can’t you? The Fantasy really is a fantasy boat if you want to have quality time with your children, then avoid them in grown-up restaurants and the spa. Of course, there’s proper babysitting available for the kids – no one is left to get cabin fever.
Anyway, that’s enough for today, more of my adventures tomorrow – don’t want you to get as spoiled as me, do we? See you in the morning.