I’m scared of boats, claustrophobic, and prone to motion sickness. A cruise was never on my wish list. But for several years, my boys expressed interest in a Disney cruise. This past Christmas, my husband and I made it their big gift. We just sailed last week, and wow – Disney knows how to cruise! I have lots of tips to share in the weeks to come, but for now, here’s the big Christmas-morning reveal:
Each of our three boys received a wrapped mailing tube (which I’d picked up at a craft store). We asked the boys to open these gifts at the same time. Inside each tube was a pirate scroll, which they unfurled to reveal the cruise info:
In addition to the scrolls, each boy received a pirate shirt (for Pirate Night), a polo shirt (for Dress Up Night), and a customized Disney magnet for our stateroom door. They were very excited, and I felt very brave to be facing my fears!