My family went on a Disney cruise!!! We love all things Disney, and they really are a great quality cruise line. We like them the best out of the ones we have been on.
Our cruise departs in Dover England so we flew from Los Angeles to London on Virgin Atlantic, which was soooooo amazing. The lighting and plane was so lush.
On the way to London, England.
We arrived in London at about 6pm and left at noon the next day to head to Dover. Well, since we had never been to London before, so we wanted to see all the sites…
We got to the hotel at about 7 and had dinner at a really good Indian restaurant, as you sat they brought a tray of about 20 different dips and spreads, like pickled lime rine, mint chutney other and spicy sauces. It was a really cool experience! We love any opportunity for good Indian food!
The next morning we got up really early and headed out to see all the sights we could before driving to Dover. And of course… It was gloomy. They don’t have drinks called “London fog” for no reason!” 😝
Family photo in front of the Buckingham Palace in London.
The Buckingham Palace has been the official home of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837, and today is the administrative head quarters for the Monarch.
The flag at the palace was flying, which means the Queen was in!
Unfortunately, we did not get to see her or the changing of the guards this time, but there is always next time! 😂👌🏼
The details on the palace were SO incredible. You can tell it has a ton of history.
It really makes you think of how the palace was in the late 1800s and 1900s. Booming with life, parties, and political events!
After we saw the Buckingham Palace we walked to the Big Ben tower, which is a beautiful walk through the park!
The bell inside the tower weighs more than 13 tons. It is truly so stunning in person! No wonder it is a staple of London’s history! 😍
After the Big Ben we walked to the Westminster abbey which was very close by! It is such an amazing abbey and amazing history of weddings and coronations inside! 😍
The view from the top of the Dover Castle in Kent, England.
Historic cemetery in England.
Getting on the Disney Magic Cruise ship.
The pool on the ship with the huge TV always playing Disney classics. Such a fun place to hang with the family, get some food, relax, and enjoy.
We spent the day in Newcastle, England.
Sandwich with crispy fries at the pub.
Ruins in Newcastle, England, Surrounded by greenery and the ocean.
Our family sate room on the ship. With bunk beds that lower from the stowage in the ceiling.
Next port, Edinburgh, Scotland. We had amazing food at highly rated Jamie Oliver restaurant.
Fried 4 Cheese Ravioli with home-made spaghetti sauce.
City hall. Glasgow, Scotland.
Of course there is always time for a latte break.
Me in front of the Breathtaking Edinburgh Castle.
Family Picture in front of the castle in Edinburgh. No fairytale castle, this is the real deal, growing on top of volcanic rock.
The view from the walls of the castle. The Edinburgh Castle occupies the summit of an ancient plug of volcanic rock towering 260ft or 80m above the city of Edinburgh, and is visible for tens of miles in every direction.
Horse-drawn Carriage, In the fairytale land of Greenock, Scotland.
Next port, The Island of Guernsey. We visited Victor Hugo’s Home. For fourteen years, Hauteville House was home to famous French writer Victor Hugo, during his time in exile from France. Hugo spent his time there writing his masterpieces, as well as personally decorating the house.
The garden of Victor Hugo’s Home.
The view of our Cruise ship from Guernsey.
Castle Cornet,Guernsey. incredible 800 year old castle. There are four historic gardens within the castle walls, lovingly tended by the castle Keepers who keep them free from weeds, dead-headed and watered daily.
Victor Hugo’s front entrance. (Hauteville Home)
The dreamy carousel, in St. Tropez. Built in 1900
A cute bed and breakfast in the quaint town of St. Tropez, France.
The harbor, of Le Harve, France
My favorite dish, Steak tartare with french fries.
The beautiful town of Le Havre, covered with flowers and fountains as far as you can see.
Fireworks over Liverpool, England. The home of the Beatles.
Rainy Liverpool, Truly a beautiful city.
Next port, Inverness, Scotland. We visited the Macallen scotch refinery.
We took a tour of their scotch making facilities, and my parents tasted the scotch. Such a fun experience seeing how the make the scotch from scratch.
We visited the Loch Ness, sadly we didn’t see Nessie, hopefully we catch a quick hello next time.