Haha thanks Ron - it was amazing. My day's reports aren't all going to be so full, I'm going to try and not make the same point over and over.
So day 2 dawned, which was a full day at sea - though we did see the islands of Sardinia and Corsica as we sailed by. We had breakfast at Cabanas, with a very comprehensive breakfast buffet on offer. If memory serves me right, I went for some of the cooked options that day, and they do have "English" bacon (i.e. back bacon) as well as the standard American style streaky so I was happy.
We had a pre-booked appointment for the Princess meet so went to the Atrium and met Rapunzel, Belle and Cinderella. You can probably guess my daughter was over the moon. After that there was a short time for a bit of a splash around at the splash zone before we all went to one of the open house activities at the Oceaneers Lab, called Super Sloppy Science where we got to make some Flubber. After lunch we also got to meet Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Olaf (cue more smiling little girls) in the Animators Palate restaurant.
Before we'd begun our cruise, we'd agreed to be part of a Fish Extender Group. For those of you who this is new to, each stateroom has a metal fish "plaque" by the door, which can be used for vouchers/flyers/etc to be left by Cast Members for you. A Fish Extender is essentially a narrow, cloth hanger (a bit like a shoe hanger) that you hook on to your fish, with pockets for others in your group to leave you gifts. On the Sunday, we were one of the families giving out gifts so we also had to go round the ship and post them for our new friends. My wife spent a lot of time and effort making some nice and thoughtful gifts for people, and we also got some lovely gifts from the other members.
The evening was formal night as well as Frozen night, so some people were in very smart attire (the full black tie style) and others in Frozen themed clothing. We just went with the acceptable cruise casual style, as we'd not allowed for formal dress. It was Animators Palate for us, which is many people's favourite of the main restaurants. It certainly has its charms, with paintbrush shaped butter knives, a black and white décor with drawings appearing across lots of TV screens around the restaurant that change to colour during your meal. Because of Frozen night, the menu was Frozen themed - and it was probably the least enjoyable food we had at any of our dinners. It wasn't particularly bad, just not amazing.
We knew our little ones wouldn't be interested in the evening show so didn't even attempt it and instead let them burn off a bit of energy before turning in early again