On our second night at sea aboard the Disney Dream was ‘Mickey’s Pirates in the Caribbean’ night.
When we returned to our stateroom to change for dinner, three pirate’s bandanas were laid out on the bed for us. After dinner, they have a Pirate Celebration show with music on the pool deck, Deck 11, featuring Captain Mickey and his pirate crew including Jack Sparrow.
Disney is the only cruise line to shoot off fireworks at sea.
At 10:30pm, they wrap up the Pirate’s Celebration and launch into the Buccaneer Blast fireworks right off the top of the ship. All the other cruise ships from Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian are also stopped at sea nearby so their passengers can see the fireworks too. The newsletter says that the “fireworks remind the other ships who be ruling the oceans blue”.
Buccaneer Blast video: Pirate Night Show
This was also the night that they held the Officer’s Pin Trading event.
We bought trading pins with us from home and at 8pm the ships’ officers in their white uniforms started coming down to the event. Each of the officer’s lanyards is guaranteed to have special or unique trading pins and they did!
Caroline collected pins from all of the ports or countries that Disney sails to worldwide. She liked the Disney Alaska pin the best.
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