As the mother of two princesses with a deep love of Disney, I have dreamed about taking each one of them on a memorable trip. My daughter. Elizabeth and I had the privilege to sail together on the Disney Wish Enchanted Showcase sailing with Travel With The Magic. As a travel agent, I was incredibly humbled to receive such an incredible invite.
Why is a Disney Cruise Line vacation the best mother/daughter trip imaginable? The reasons are limitless. Here are a few reasons we loved our relationship.
1) Tons of togetherness.
We spent most of the trip together. Since this was a unique showcase cruise, the kid clubs were not open as you would typically experience. Instead, we enjoyed lounging on the pool deck, exploring the ship, dining, shows, and more. One of our favorite experiences was enjoying a beignet from The Bayou, a Princess, and the Frog-themed lounge on Deck 3. While this is a lounge, it also offers non-alcoholic beverages and nightly entertainment. It was a highly themed space we loved that gave us a room to relax and chat.
2) Bonding. My husband is active-duty military, and I have a full-time job. Therefore, I try my best to get alone time with each of my children. However, that is not easy.
Juggling a job, most of the responsibilities at home and with the girls, plus everything else that life throws, one on one time gets sacrificed first. This trip allowed me to focus on my relationship with Elizabeth. She is now 12 and reaching that age where she will need me as a confidant and friend but will also seek independence.
We spent hours each day talking about the ship, our favorite experiences, struggles we were experiencing with a recent move, and more. I had not spent this much time with her since we welcomed Emalee. It renewed and strengthened our bond in ways I could never have expected. We snorkeled together, hand in hand, on Castaway Cay. Even though we weren’t talking, it was time spent together doing something we both enjoy immensely.