Blog Archives

Barbie Premium Experience, Royal Caribbean 2014

We sailed on the Royal Caribbean Oasis for their Christmas cruise to the Royal Caribbean, December 20-27, 2014. After reading several reviews, we decided one of my daughter’s Christmas presents would be to sign her up for Royal Caribbean’s Barbie Premium Experience on our family cruise. In the fall of 2014, Royal Caribbean altered their Barbie Premium Experience package, lowering the price from $399 to $199, and eliminating several activities on the agenda. I also noticed the Barbie Girls on the cruise get fewer items in their welcome package in the stateroom. The tea party is one of the activities no longer offered for the Barbie Girls cruise events.

barbie cruise2

In our stateroom, there was a pink sash on the chair, a magnetic sign on the door, door hanger, a bathroom kit in the bathroom with a toothbrush and toothpaste in a Barbie case, and the welcome kit on the bed. The welcome kit included a Barbie in a pink ball gown, one package of 3 outfits and accessories, a Barbie nylon tote bag, a fleece Barbie Blanket and Barbie pillowcase.

barbie cruise

The first activity was the Barbie Fashion Experience where Barbie girls had the experience of designing an outfit for Barbie to wear on the runway in the Fashion Show on the last day. The girls each got a Barbie Fashion Designer kit (shown below). Then the girls watched a movie about a fashion designer who makes clothes for Barbie and the girls sketched some ideas before moving on to actual materials. My daughter made a few friends, there were several girls in the 8-9-year-old-range, as well as one or two older and several younger. The fashion kits are available in stores and their ease of use would make them excellent gifts for any girl who loves Barbie. The girls used stencils to decorate their Barbie dresses, then attached the self-adhesive ruffles and bows. The girls were all very proud of their dresses ready for the runway!

barbie cruise3

The second activity was the Mermaid Dance Class. The girls met in Adventure Ocean where the leaders taught them fairly simple choreography for the dance they would perform on at the Fashion Show on the last day. The girls practiced the dance several times, and were finished with the activity in less than an hour. The girls seemed to enjoy this class. The instructors were sweet, enthusiastic and helpful.

barbie cruise5

Finally on the last day, the girls had the Fashion Show Rehearsal, followed by the Fashion Show. Girls were instructed to dress up for the event, and bring the Barbie they were given on the first day. Parents dropped their daughters off at Dazzles, a club-type restaurant on Deck 8 at 3:15. Dazzles turned out to be a very glamorous setting for these tween-age girls’ to perform their fashion show. Parents were not admitted until 4. Dazzles was closed off to the rest of the ship’s guests aside from Barbie girls and their friends and family.

The girls each received a tutu to wear over their dress, along with a feather boa, pink sunglasses and a bead necklace. The Barbie Girls instructors encouraged the audience to cheer loudly and maintain a positive, happy atmosphere for the girls. Each girl had 3 turns to “walk the runway,” modeling variations of their outfits and accessories, including one turn showcasing their Barbie in the dress they designed. The instructor at the podium announced the girl’s name, where she was from, and some of her favorite things. I think this was a great self-esteem-booster for the girls, as everyone cheered loudly for each girl.

barbiecruise6

Looking back, I would definitely spend the $199 to sign my daughter up for the Royal Caribbean Premium Barbie Experience again. She truly felt special to be called a Barbie Girl on the cruise and to have special activities planned with other girls her age. I think it was worth the money and if we take another Royal Caribbean Cruise before my daughter grows too old for Barbie, I will sign her up again for the Barbie Premium Experience.

SAMPLE BARBIE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

ONBOARD PLANNER

(This was the schedule for our 3 days of Barbie activities on the 7-day Royal Caribbean Oasis Western Caribbean itinerary.)

Day 1, Saturday [December 20, 2014] – [Fort Lauderdale]

                Welcome Aboard, get ready to set sail Barbie Style!

Day 2, Sunday [December 21, 2014] – [At Sea]

[5:00-6:00 pm] – Fashion Designer Workshop (Imagination Studio, Adventure Ocean, Deck 14)

Day 3, Monday [December 22, 2014] – [Labadee, Haiti]

Day 4, Tuesday [December 23, 2014] – [At Sea]

[5:00-6:00 pm] – Mermaid Dance Class (Adventure Ocean, Deck 14)

Day 5, Wednesday, [December 24, 2014] – [Falmouth, Jamaica]

Day 6, Thursday [December 25, 2014] – [Cozumel, Mexico]

Day 7, Friday [December 26, 2014] – [At Sea]

[3:15 pm] Fashion Show Rehearsal (Dazzles, Deck 5)

[4:00 pm] Fashion Show (Dazzles, Deck 5)

0
XoXo Jen

0
comments 0
share pinterest
Posted in Travel

Disneyland Hairstyles for Toddlers to Tweens

Since we bought annual passes to Disneyland in 2012, my daughter has gotten nearly every hairstyle offered by Downtown Disney’s Studio 365 Hair Salon, and a couple of our favorites from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which is inside Disneyland, they also have bibbidi bobbidi boutique locations at Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line’s Fantasy Ship.

Disney 365 offers more Rock Star hairstyles, if your daughter is more of a diva than a princess and wants a gorgeous hairdo while you are at Disneyland and California Adventure. In fact, they use so much gel that the hairstyles often stay for several days, even through sleeping and swimming. 

I love how they let the girls choose colored hair extensions. 

This first style is ‘Take a Bow’, and the girls can choose one color of extension as part of the package.

0
XoXo Jen

0
comments 0
share pinterest
Posted in Hairstyles, Travel Tagged with:

Disney Cruise Line Hairstyles for Girls



We just got back from a holiday Disney cruise to the Bahamas, where they offered these darling and easy styles for your toddler or young girl, along with glitter make up. Very cute and easy princess makeover!

0
XoXo Jen

0
comments 0
share pinterest
Posted in Hairstyles, Travel Tagged with: ,

New Hairstyles at Disneyland’s Studio 365

Studio Disney 365 at Disneyland has introduced some stunning new hairstyles for little girls and tweens. My daughter gets these hairstyles every time we go to Disneyland, because they literally last for several days, even flying home on the plane. My daughter loves going to school when we get home to Utah with these fancy and very sparkly hairstyles!

0
XoXo Jen

0
comments 0
share pinterest
Posted in Hairstyles, Travel Tagged with:

Disney Fairy and Princess Hairstyles

38402

These girls’ hairstyles were mostly done at Disney resort salons (Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique; Disney Studio 365 etc), also called Princess Makeovers, but would work well to be redone for fairy and princess costumes, respectively. Some clearly have hair extensions added, which can be purchased fairly inexpensively at Target, Claires, Kohls, etc.

This cute girl below got a full ‘Princess Makeover’ (Tiana-inspired), including face paint, which her mom posted on DISBoards (follow link to see more).

1+
XoXo Jen

1+
comments 0
share pinterest
Posted in Hairstyles, Travel Tagged with: ,

connect

Language

follow me by email

Email *

pinterest

instagram

categories

archives

Translate »