Wow! The last of our six days in a row at sea! It was quite an experience. The ocean was quite rough this day, the waves topping out at about 13 feet. That makes for a rocking boat! The swimming pools were instantly turned into wave pools!
Our fifth day at sea was another day where we chose not to do very much. We went to the theater and watched Sherlock Holmes. I admit to having been a bit tired and dozed off during the movie! I did think it was good though. Amber really liked it and watched it again on the plane home from Barcelona to Atlanta.
Where but on a Disney cruise ship could you attend a Paint Fest at Sea? This event held for two hours on our fourth sea day, was so that the cruisers could help paint a mural designed by Don “Ducky” Williams. But once again, my family slept until the late morning, and by the time we had finished breakfast and popped in to do some painting the second hour, it was already completed! There were obviously many enthusiastic artists on board!
Amber loves to draw and she is always busy with a pencil and her sketchpad bringing her imagination to life. So she was especially interested in one of the special guests that Disney brought on board to do guest sessions Don “Ducky” Williams.
You may not recognize the name, but if you see a Disney Character on a brochure, billboard, or anything that doesn’t animate, Don Williams most likely drew it.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts marketing Senior Character Artist Don “Ducky” Williams has been creating magical Disney artwork for advertising projects, Theme Parks, TV and collectibles for over two decades. Despite his remarkable talent and vast following of fans, “Ducky” is a low- key, unpretentious fellow-every bit as lovable as the art he creates.
Sitting on the deck and just enjoying the sun and the salt air is really nice. Seeing nothing but water all around you certainly makes you feel small!