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CPM
01-14-2006, 11:39 PM
Just wanted to say a quick hello from the Magic.
It was quite windy & chilly at sail away today. We had fun anyway.
Our dinner was delicious. We had PC fro our first night. I had a sweet onion soup and a grouper and shrimp dinner. It was excellent!! Can't remember our server's names but they were great!!
Went to the Know your mate game. It was pretty good. Listened to some music and now I'm taking to you.
Hubby is sulking over the Patriots losss @@.
So, any questions just give me a yell!!
we'll be in Key West until 1:00 am tomorrow!!

atakaratemom
01-14-2006, 11:45 PM
Thanks for the update Cheryl. We are on the Western in a few weeks and I am looking forward to reading your reports. Have a magical cruise!

lmok
01-15-2006, 06:20 AM
Hope you get some warm weather. Have a magical time.

Lisa
:earsgirl: ::MinnieMo ::MinnieMo

Verandah Man
01-15-2006, 06:27 AM
Have a MAGICal week with ::MickeyMo and ::MinnieMo !!!!!

lmok
01-15-2006, 06:34 AM
Verandah Man,

I was just thinking last night that I had not seen you. Have a good day.

Lisa
:earsgirl: ::MinnieMo ::MinnieMo

clewert
01-15-2006, 08:19 AM
Have a good trip we are on the next one in 6 DAYS :cool1: I watched yours sail out yesterday and OH I can hardly wait till its me on there:rotfl:

SandieT
01-15-2006, 08:23 AM
Was the football game on the Dumbotron?

klStacker
01-15-2006, 09:08 AM
Have a great trip Cheryl. My family and I are going on the 2/25 Western. I have a question about the dining times. Can you tell me what the staggered dining times are for early seating? I've read some conflicting reports about this. Thanks in advance for the information and have great time!

Kathryn

disneylady
01-15-2006, 09:35 AM
What is the weather like? Will we even be able to use our swim suits?

need_a_Disney_fix
01-15-2006, 10:57 AM
Take care of the Magic cuz its our turn next!!!!!! Have a great week!

:cool1: :rockband: :boat:

budwmn
01-15-2006, 11:35 AM
Just got of the ship the morning you boarded. Enjoy! :sunny:

Dixielady908
01-15-2006, 12:49 PM
:sunny: have a MAGICial week: Looking forward to reading more reports.

Denise

WDWLVR
01-15-2006, 02:13 PM
Thanks for checking in - we love live reports! Have a great cruise!

susan514
01-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Thanks, Cheryl :earsboy: Keep on posting for those of us who "lurk" ;) Hope the weather gets warmer.

the4nitz's
01-15-2006, 04:11 PM
Have fun this week! Take care of the Magic for us, we are on next week.

mackymaddyconnorsmom
01-15-2006, 09:13 PM
How is the weather? I am hoping it is hot enough to swim. We are next too.

Sunmi Lee
01-15-2006, 10:46 PM
We got off as you went on too. Hope you have better luck with the water. Our first two, three days, it was really choppy. If you see Fitz, (head server), Dani (assistant server) or Ronald (main server) would you tell them Sunmi Lee and family say "hello"? They were so great. I'm sad to be back home. But at least my bed isn't moving anymore!! :earsgirl:

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 06:01 AM
OMG, Everything I just typed in the last 20 minutes is gone!! :headache: I'll type it later. Want to see what's left of the sunrise.

First dinner is at 5:30, games on the Dumbotron

Cheryl, where are you?? I haven't seen you yet!!

lmok
01-16-2006, 06:26 AM
:wizard: Here is some pixie dust for all of you on the ship today :wizard:
Hope you are blessed with good weather and a large dose of magic.

disneylover5
01-16-2006, 08:06 AM
Have an awesome week!! I am looking forward to how it is. 60 of us are on the next Western!! It is so wonderful you are posting live for us. We were thinking about everybody in Key West yesterday!!

Are the CM wearing pin lanyards? Are they pin trading at the cart?

Enjoy!!
Lisa

CPM
01-16-2006, 01:21 PM
OMG, Everything I just typed in the last 20 minutes is gone!! :headache: I'll type it later. Want to see what's left of the sunrise.

First dinner is at 5:30, games on the Dumbotron

Cheryl, where are you?? I haven't seen you yet!!


Hi!! It's been so hard to get on the DIS!! We're at table 40 in AP tonight at 8:15 if you want to say hello!
I'm on my way for some tour then high tea at Palos.
Weather seems to be warming up nicely. Key West was fun being there until 1:00 am. I was one of the last ones back on the ship ;)
Did the trolley tour, well worth it!!
I have to run but I will check back tonight to see the questions!!

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 02:38 PM
The weather has been great so far besides being on the chilly side. Today is much warmer so the kids went in the pool. The seas are very calm, you can barely feel any movement. Here's to the same tomarrow in Grand Cayman. I'm only typing a little at a time so I don't lose what I type. Can't quite figure everything out as on my computer at home.

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 02:44 PM
Have an awesome week!! I am looking forward to how it is. 60 of us are on the next Western!! It is so wonderful you are posting live for us. We were thinking about everybody in Key West yesterday!!

Are the CM wearing pin lanyards? Are they pin trading at the cart?

Enjoy!!
Lisa

Yes, they are trading pins. :tongue: I have seen lots of CMs wearing lanyards, but the only ones who can trade are the ones at the trading station. At least this is what I was told. I am going to ask about it again tonight when the girls trade.

Edited to add:
I did talk with them again today and they said any CM with a lanyard can trade. They were a bit confused as to why the lady I talked with couldn't trade and the only thing we could come up with was that she was working outside of Topsiders and it may have been a sanitary issue there.

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 02:53 PM
Not having been on a seven day I can't compare, but the boat has a "crowded" feeling to me. There are kids everywhere (of course) but it feels so much different than the Wonder. I was thinking it had to do with no one in the pools the first two days. Everyone seemed agitated the first day. Many I talked with had traveled in that morning so had been up since the wee hours of the morning. The kids club was horrific the first few hours. Many upset people who couldn't drop off the kids that night. Getting my 2 yr old in the club was more of a hassle than I expected. She is potty trained and will be 3 this Monday. I was told that since it was open house the first night they could not do a test run, with me there, until 2:15 the following day. I was scheduled for Palo brunch at 10am so I was told to come back when a manager was around. I did a few hours later and they just asked my DD some questions then did let her in Sunday morning. I just happened to find myself in a rut because of the brunch as some had the night before with wanting to do dinner. At least all went easier for me. And I never did get to that brunch as I gave my spot to my friend thinking I couldn't do it anyhow and they were wait listed. All turned out well :upsidedow .

CPM
01-16-2006, 03:29 PM
Have a great trip Cheryl. My family and I are going on the 2/25 Western. I have a question about the dining times. Can you tell me what the staggered dining times are for early seating? I've read some conflicting reports about this. Thanks in advance for the information and have great time!

Kathryn


I'm looking at tonight's navigator. The times are 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00. Each restaurant has it's own time. I think people are making more out of this staggered time then needed. I'm sure it's so that the servers can get the drink orders and not have three dining rooms ordering at the same time. The same goes for when they put their dinner oderes in. I'm in the biz and I'm sure this staggered time thing is just easier on the bartendars and kitchen staff.

CPM
01-16-2006, 03:37 PM
Kids club & the first night @@

Seems like a disaster to me. Everyone just seemed more confused then I have ever seen them at check in.

I knew what was going on but even the lady at the port checking us in was cluless on the situation. Parents were complaining one after another at the club, but the lady said people seemed happy about the change. ???? Seemed to me only the staff was happy about it.
I gave my son who is 9 a "Y" on his band so he could check himself in or out that night. I knew he would just stay put anyway. I told her was going to switch it the next night & she told me I had to make up my mind! I told her I did make up my mind, I was switching it the next day! @@

All is well now, except my son won't do his homework & one of us had to spend almost :wizard: the whole day in the cabin with him.

High tea at Palo was good. Worth the $5.00. Nice selection of sandwiches, mii pastries and a parfait.
The server told us that they are the only ones to have high tea on a ship. I told him he was wrong because I have had high tea on Carnival several times. He disagreed. lol

Tonight is Golden Mickey's, captain's cocktail party & formal night. I better get going!! TTYL

LAMPSKIES
01-16-2006, 03:40 PM
I'm looking at tonight's navigator. The times are 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00. Each restaurant has it's own time. I think people are making more out of this staggered time then needed. I'm sure it's so that the servers can get the drink orders and not have three dining rooms ordering at the same time. The same goes for when they put their dinner oderes in. I'm in the biz and I'm sure this staggered time thing is just easier on the bartendars and kitchen staff.

Hmmmmmm, on our 11/05 Thanksgiving western our dinner time was for the rotation not the resturaunt......we were 8:00 every night. If I remember correct!

CPM
01-16-2006, 03:41 PM
Not having been on a seven day I can't compare, but the boat has a "crowded" feeling to me. There are kids everywhere (of course) but it feels so much different than the Wonder. .

This is my fourth DCL cruise. It is packed. I just wish people would stay up later! LOL I'm always the last person awake on this ship.
The kid's pool was crazy today. :crazy2:
I walked right by it and proceeded to the Cove pool ::yes:: :sunny:

CPM
01-16-2006, 03:43 PM
Hmmmmmm, on our 11/05 Thanksgiving western our dinner time was for the rotation not the resturaunt......we were 8:00 every night. If I remember correct!


Yes, you would be at the same time but like today...
Lumieres is 5:30
Animator's Palette is at 5:45
and Parrot Cay is at 6:00

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 10:25 PM
I hadn't seen Golden Mickey's before. Had a hard time finding 4 seats together as everyone was holding seats and the place was packed even with a matinee. It's hard to get to the shows earlier if you want to do the 7:30 stuff in Studio Sea. They are so fun for the kids! The show was good, kids liked it. I always seem to be next to people who don't like to clap!?! :sad1:

Michael Harrison is not to be missed! The kids loved his main show, but adults must see his show after the Golden Mickeys!! My sides still hurt!! :rotfl2:

The seas are fairly calm, temp is good. My face is beat red from the sun. Wasn't thinking about it since there was such a cool breeze on deck 10! Hoping for smooth seas in GC so we can tender. :wizard:

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 10:27 PM
Hmmmmmm, on our 11/05 Thanksgiving western our dinner time was for the rotation not the resturaunt......we were 8:00 every night. If I remember correct!

It's still the same. You have the same time every night.

I told Pikey that I heard a lot about him and he said "From where? DIS? Must be those Turkey Day cruisers!"

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 11:19 PM
I was talking with a woman today who says that she is an officer's wife. She said he usually works security at the port, but is filling in for three months. She has been on the boat for 9 weeks and they are done at the end of this cruise. She also said that Captain Tom will not be on the next cruise, he will be in Hong Kong and his wife is also on the ship. I'll try to verify this if I can.

We have been traveling with 2 to 3 boats in sight all day. I guess we will see them in GC! :)

Our servers are Sameer from India and Toni (male) from Spain. He is teaching the girls some Spanish each night. :teeth: They are both very nice and attentive, but Sammie is a bit over the edge with asking if the service is "excellent" etc. each night before we leave. He is a doll though!

Tomarrow in GC we are renting a car and going to Rum Point. I am still debating on the spa I booked for Thursday, but I think my back needs it so I will probably keep it!! :rotfl:

Later!!


edit for sp.

pyramid2000
01-16-2006, 11:20 PM
I think I see Cheryl!! :rotfl2:

CPM
01-16-2006, 11:28 PM
I can see you over at the other computer!!

BuzzBoyMom
01-17-2006, 09:59 AM
Sounds like you guys are having a good time. Enjoy!

BuzzBoyMom
01-17-2006, 11:13 AM
Can someone try to find out what this new update on CC will be?!

Tri-circle-D
01-17-2006, 11:51 AM
It's still the same. You have the same time every night.

I told Pikey that I heard a lot about him and he said "From where? DIS? Must be those Turkey Day cruisers!"


Hey Pyramid! Thanks for the Pikey report. I am a Turkey Day cruiser. When you see Pikey again tell him that the Beast (Andrew) and Air Guitar Katie send their best.

So, Disers, how are you all doing with the medal count? Any Diser's in the Disney Legs contest? Any Bon Jovi's or Go Go's at 80's night? Ping pong champion? You guys have Pirate Night coming up tomorrow. The Diser's need to represent! Get your DH's up on stage for some Pirate Dancing! :banana:

Who else do you guys have on the cruise staff besides Pikey? David? Key-on? We love them all! :worship:

Thanks for taking the time to post. It is fun to live vicariously through fellow Diser's!

TCD

mackymaddyconnorsmom
01-17-2006, 12:02 PM
How hot is it? My girlfriend just got off a RCCL ship and she thought that it was chilly. She couldnt go into the pools. They wore coats all the times and rough seas. I am packing and now I think I might need some heavier clothes. They missed RCCL private islands because of the seas. Are you still going to Castaway cay?

lbgraves
01-17-2006, 04:36 PM
I'm looking at tonight's navigator. The times are 5:30, 5:45 and 6:00. Each restaurant has it's own time. I think people are making more out of this staggered time then needed. I'm sure it's so that the servers can get the drink orders and not have three dining rooms ordering at the same time. The same goes for when they put their dinner oderes in. I'm in the biz and I'm sure this staggered time thing is just easier on the bartendars and kitchen staff.

It doesn't really affect the kitchen staff because each dining room has its own seperate kitchen & drink stations.

budwmn
01-17-2006, 05:04 PM
I forgot to mention this on our thread last week (just got off the Magic on Saturday), but . . . Pikey goes on vacation in a week and Dazzler just left the ship on Saturday to go home and see his new baby girl. :cutie:

CPM
01-17-2006, 11:17 PM
How hot is it? My girlfriend just got off a RCCL ship and she thought that it was chilly. She couldnt go into the pools. They wore coats all the times and rough seas. I am packing and now I think I might need some heavier clothes. They missed RCCL private islands because of the seas. Are you still going to Castaway cay?


Today was quite warm. It was over cast & cloudy on Grand cayman. Great day to swim. As far as I know we are going to CC.
We rented scooters on GC and went around the island. We also went to the Turtle farm. LOL I guess I have spent $7.50 on worse things.
We stopped at the West Bay Public beach and another public beach near the Marritt Courtyard. There were five ships in port so the area was very crowded. We heard there would be seven tomorrow.

We went to the Castaway Club party. they did say that there would be changes starting summer 2007 and they would let us know in three months time. I hate waiting.

We had dinner at palos tonight. It was very good, but not as good as I remember. Service was fantastic.

Tomorrow we have our ruins tours and Pirates night!! Better get some rest.

Oh, Caroline is now sitting next to me (Pyramid2000) so she can finish the update.
BTW, everyone I have met from the DIS is very nice.

pyramid2000
01-17-2006, 11:44 PM
Hey Pyramid! Thanks for the Pikey report. I am a Turkey Day cruiser. When you see Pikey again tell him that the Beast (Andrew) and Air Guitar Katie send their best.

So, Disers, how are you all doing with the medal count? Any Diser's in the Disney Legs contest? Any Bon Jovi's or Go Go's at 80's night? Ping pong champion? You guys have Pirate Night coming up tomorrow. The Diser's need to represent! Get your DH's up on stage for some Pirate Dancing! :banana:

Who else do you guys have on the cruise staff besides Pikey? David? Key-on? We love them all! :worship:

Thanks for taking the time to post. It is fun to live vicariously through fellow Diser's!

TCD
I don't know when a cruise will come close to matching yours, but it won't be this one! :teeth:

There aren't many DISers and even less that I have actually met. Eeyore was in the 80's party, but I had just stepped out to check on the kids when they were going on so I don't now which group she was in!

I did try to find out what might be new for CC, but the officer I asked hadn't even heard about it. Of course he said they were sworn to secrecy about where they are going in 2007. Capt. Tom just said new and exciting ports.

pyramid2000
01-18-2006, 12:04 AM
Alright, I wrote all about my day, etc and it said not logged in AFTER my first one posted! ARRGGGHHHH :mad: I will have to do it tomarrow and remeber to keep each part short! :upsidedow

BuzzBoyMom
01-18-2006, 07:25 AM
Alright, I wrote all about my day, etc and it said not logged in AFTER my first one posted! ARRGGGHHHH :mad: I will have to do it tomarrow and remeber to keep each part short! :upsidedow



Too many Konk Koolers, perhaps????

We're missing you on your next cruise thread already!!! And we've hit over 102 pages so far. So rest up Caroline, you're gonna have some major catching up to do. AND you'll have to fill us in on EVERYTHING!!

Have a fun day!!

BuzzBoyMom
01-18-2006, 06:42 PM
Hey guys - someone on another thread is asking for current movies. I don't see any posted from last week. Can someone give us an update and I'll pass it along? THANKS!

pyramid2000
01-19-2006, 03:11 AM
Ok, gonna keep each post short so as not to lose them! :teeth:

Yesterday morning(1/18) we had gale force winds and 13-20ft waves!! :scared1: Rocking side to side. I did get sick, but felt better afterwards :sick: We got to dock in Costa Maya. I learned that the day before the boats couldn't dock there. It was over cast all day except for the people who went to the ruins, they say they had sunshine :sunny:

This morning we are in 8-13ft waves, up and down with a gentle breeze :rotfl: nothing feels gentle with these waves! ;) We shall see how the rest of the day at sea goes.

pyramid2000
01-19-2006, 03:15 AM
I am up right now because I went to bed so darn early!! :rotfl: I did make it through dinner, but didn't do pirate night. Just not feeling up to par. And the up and down is very bumpy. Anyone know the weather in the Bahamas right now?

Karen, I will get the movie list later. The Greastest Game Ever Played premeired yesterday. We also have Narnia, Herbie, valient, Chicken Little, Nemo...

Gonna try to get more sleep! We need :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: !!

rjh8115
01-19-2006, 06:35 AM
Let's hope the seas smooth out for you today. Feel better . . . .

BuzzBoyMom
01-19-2006, 08:25 AM
:wizard: :wizard:

Sending pixie dust for calmer waves. Sorry about that rocking Caroline!!!

clewert
01-19-2006, 09:39 AM
Make those WAVES go away before Saturday cuz I don't want them:rotfl: Enjoy your last days!!

CPM
01-19-2006, 01:11 PM
Yes, it was a beautiful sunny day at the ruins yesterday. What a beautiful island. Our tour through Native Choice was awesome!! I wosh we had more time to enjoy the beach there.

I was also up all night with those waves! I woke up to the glassware in our room falling. Took some Bonine and was fine after an hour. I've been taking it ever since & it's not bothering me.

Pirates night was fun. I did end up dressing as a wench. lol The fireworks were great. The deck party was packed!!! I don't think I
'll ever book during a holiday week again. I couldn't get tickets for the Galley tour for today, very disappointing.

Saw a huge pod of dolphins from our verandah today, very cool.

Weather is cloudy and maybe 70. I'm really hoping for a sunny day at CC, I need some kind of tan.

I've been a little disappointed in the food. Doesn't seem to be as good as before. On our CCL Valor cruise the food was so much better, more creative, less dry and hotter. Everything we get seems to be luke warm at best. Fish has been dry & steaks overcooked IMO. Our first meal at PC has been the best so far. We have Agus as our server he is a hoot.

That's all I can think about for now. Kis show is at 5:00 today. TTYL

CPM
01-19-2006, 01:12 PM
I am up right now because I went to bed so darn early!! :rotfl: I did make it through dinner, but didn't do pirate night. Just not feeling up to par. And the up and down is very bumpy. Anyone know the weather in the Bahamas right now?

Karen, I will get the movie list later. The Greastest Game Ever Played premeired yesterday. We also have Narnia, Herbie, valient, Chicken Little, Nemo...

Gonna try to get more sleep! We need :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: !!


I was wondering where you went!! I have Bonine if you need it call me.
Shop Girl & Sky High are also playing.

lmok
01-19-2006, 06:25 PM
Oh man. I hope things calm down for all of you so you can enjoy CC. I don't know how I would handle rough seas. Here is some pixie dust :wizard: for a good CC.

CPM
01-19-2006, 06:41 PM
Oh man. I hope things calm down for all of you so you can enjoy CC. I don't know how I would handle rough seas. Here is some pixie dust :wizard: for a good CC.

They really were only bad one night from about 3:00 am until 8:00 am, then again a few hours the next night.
I rather they are rough during the night.
Unless you really get sea sick bad, a pill will cure what we had going on.

Remained cloudy and cool today, but it was so relaxing for us. We just spent three hours in sessions. What a great place!!!
saw CCL's Fascination while cruising. I cruised her a long time ago, my first cruise.

Off to dinner! I think it's lobster night! YUMMMMMM

pyramid2000
01-20-2006, 05:53 AM
I did feel better yesterday, but all the rocking got to DD 11 by dinner. :sick:
Luckily she made it out of the diningroom! She did feel much better after that and DD2 got a B-day cake! I agree with Cheryl that the dinners have been so-so. They don't seem to be as good as on the Wonder in Sept. But I have been comparing this one to the Wonder and IMHO there is a BIG diffrence between a FULL ship and a not so full ship! I never thought they would get all of the kids onto the stage and I saw many little ones who weren't even up there, my youngest included!

posting and starting another one so as not to lose it...he he

pyramid2000
01-20-2006, 05:56 AM
Ok, I have been asking many that I see what is up with 2007 and CC. Of course for 2007 all I get is it has not been announced yadda yadda. As for changes or additions on CC, I get many puzzled looks. They have no idea. I did talk with one officer yesterday who thought about it a minute and did mention he heard they were going to be putting up an observation tower, but he had no idea when. That's all the info I could get. And Captain Tom is not going to be on board next week.

pyramid2000
01-20-2006, 06:03 AM
BTW, it looks like we will be making it to CC today. :jumping1: The seas look great! I can also see the sun about to rise! A little cloudy, but I was just worried about docking! It is supposed to be in the low 70's, but I will take anything as long as we get to the island! In case I don't get on again, as we have been keeping busy, we had a wonderful week. Weather? ehhhh : food, ok, maybe better if I felt better : service, excellent! : shows, I REALLY miss Hercules!! Dreams was the best of the three. They had various technical things wrong in different shows, but nothing too big I guess. No flying for Peter and Lisa Marie yesterday :sad2:

7 days may have been too long for DD3. The clubs got to her after awhile and other DDs didn't want to go to them at all yesterday, but I will write a trip report when I get back! Here's to a great day at CC!!!!

pyramid2000
01-20-2006, 08:12 AM
:sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
We're here!!

Sunny skies! Mid 70's!!
:jumping1: :bounce: :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :banana: :cool1:

There is a reason they stop at CC last! :teeth: It will make all the rough seas and cool weather seem like nothing!!

We're off to have a great day....as soon as I can get the kids rolling!! Brought them up breakfast in bed! :teeth:

Caroline

Tri-circle-D
01-20-2006, 08:22 AM
To all the Disers on the Magic this week:

Thanks for taking the time to post! I hope you have a magical day on Castaway Cay today!

Don't forget to go to Pub night tonight! Take some photos to post for the folks at home. We especially need some more Pikey photos!

TCD

P.S. Turkeys still rule! :rotfl2:

LAMPSKIES
01-20-2006, 11:26 AM
I agree with TCD, DEFINATLY don't miss the show in the pub tonight!!! And tell Pikey to let someone know if he is going to be on the Magic or Wonder when he returns!!!!!!!!

Timmbco
01-20-2006, 03:14 PM
please give some details about renting the car at Grand Cayman and driving to Rum Point :wave2:

budwmn
01-20-2006, 06:40 PM
Sorry I can't be more specific about the CM that told me about the new thing at CC. I don't want to get him/her in trouble. It was a VERY reliable source.

lbgraves
01-20-2006, 07:24 PM
shows, I REALLY miss Hercules!! Dreams was the best of the three. They had various technical things wrong in different shows, but nothing too big I guess. No flying for Peter and Lisa Marie yesterday :sad2:



LOL! Lisa Marie was onboard? ;) It must have been rough for them to cut that out of the show.

CPM
01-20-2006, 11:57 PM
Castaway cay was soooo perfect today!!! The best.
They had to drag me off that island.

I thought the weather was perfect all week. It is January and I expected cooler temps. it worked out great for all the ports and things we did at each.
The water was a bit frigid at the Island today but I did get in, Brrrr.

Pub night was LOLOLOL!!!!

I don't want to leave :(((

pyramid2000
01-21-2006, 12:28 AM
CC was great! Blue skies, packed beach! A great way to end the trip! I will tell all when we get back and recouperate!

Kids are ready to go home... all are VERY tired! They won't realize how much they will miss it until we are home again!! :rotfl:

Met many nice people and had a good time despite the weather and the seas! But I did miss the wedding on CC today! :guilty: Wish I had seen it!
Got to get to bed! Long trip home!

Eeyore77
01-21-2006, 08:59 PM
So, Disers, how are you all doing with the medal count? Any Diser's in the Disney Legs contest? Any Bon Jovi's or Go Go's at 80's night? Ping pong champion? You guys have Pirate Night coming up tomorrow. The Diser's need to represent! Get your DH's up on stage for some Pirate Dancing! :banana:
TCD


OK I was unable to write while on the boat, but I will come clean and tell you that I was one of the lucky ladies to go up on stage on 80's night in my underware and a towel to be the bass player for the Go Go's. It was a blast!!! My Fiancee' was also picked to be the drummer for the guys in the Bon Jovi part... 80's Night was the best late night that we had on the ship... I went up on the stage at least 4 times that night.. We sat right up front so I was a huge target... :banana:

The whole trip was great.. I never really noticed the crowds, but I think that was because I never went to get pics with the characters in the Atruim.. I knew that was a bad idea with all those kids..

The seas were rough, but I was on the seas during 20-25 foot waves last April.. Now that was rough... I never felt sick at all... Maybe the Ginger truely works...

All the ports were great, but I really enjoyed being on the boat the most... Well actually I loved the day at CC the most... It was sooooo beautiful. The water was cold, but It could not have been nicer....

I am glad I got to meet some of you all in person... and Bookworm when you get back I wanted to tell you that you looked beautiful in your dress.... I saw you coming back on the cart.... I hope that it was perfect... Well I am off to bed after a long journey home....

goofymama
01-22-2006, 12:06 PM
Hi All,

I was on the ship last week too. I didn't meet any of the DISers as we were traveling with non-Disers. But I spotted Joy at the terminal with her family and also passed by her door magnets.

We had a great time --- and yes, the weather at Castaway Cay made up for the bad weather the rest of the week. That first day was very chilly and WINDY!!!!! I couldn't believe that there were kids swimming in the pools! But it warmed up pretty nicely by Monday and we had a bit of sun peaking through the clouds Monday through Wednesday. Thursday was overcast and rainy all day and the pools were closed.

I cannot say enough about taking dramamine (non-drowsy, 24 hour coverage formula) on a preventive basis. Seas were moderate for the first few days and VERY ROUGH on Tues. and Wed. nights. Woke us up and scared us to death around 3AM. The ship was creaking, things were falling in the cabins and the ship kept making horrible noises as it bounced down off of the waves :scared: :scared1: :scared: But the dramamine really worked as niether DH or I got even the slightest bit sick and we both are susceptible to motion sickness. But alof of people did and all the public bathrooms were stocked with barf bags :sick:

My kids (5 and 7) LOVED the kids clubs this time and did not want to leave. None of us were reach to come home yesterday :sad2:

Great trip - even with some cool weather early on and very rough seas a couple of nights. I would definately book in January again. It was a great time to be sailing.

CPM
01-22-2006, 08:29 PM
:

The seas were rough, but I was on the seas during 20-25 foot waves last April.. Now that was rough... I never felt sick at all... Maybe the Ginger truely works...

I am glad I got to meet some of you all in person... and Bookworm when you get back I wanted to tell you that you looked beautiful in your dress.... I saw you coming back on the cart..

I met you for a minute. Just passing through Rockin D Bar. I had my son so I couldn't stay! Looked like you were all having fun.

Yes, the seas were not as bad as they could have been. I have seen much rougher, plus it was mostly during the night which is easier to take.

I also saw Bookworm in her cart! I yelled DIS boards out to her!! She looked beautiful. I watched your ceremony with binoculars from my cabin. lol
What agreat day for a wedding. You'll have to tell us all about it.

CPM
01-23-2006, 11:13 AM
BTW, I was officially the last passenger off our cruise. I lost my drivers license the first day after getting back on in KW. I knew it dropped on the conveyer belt but they said no. So, the last night on the ship they told me they found it & to pick it up at guest services in the morning. So, I did. GS said that lost & found had it at port. Went there, they didn't have it, went back to GS. They said they never made the call. I asked for a supervisor. She found the record of the call & who made it. They went to find the girl. No luck. This went on forever. Finally around 10:30 or so one girl said I bet they never looked in the most obvious place and opened a box on the fornt desk. There it was! I was so mad.
When I came back down the stairs in the port everyone was starring at me @@.

Disneyland4Jamy
01-24-2006, 11:29 AM
I heard that the Charles Marshall Band was back on the Magic. :cool1: Please, please post any COMMENTS and PICTURES of the best band on the 7 seas!

goofymama
01-24-2006, 01:16 PM
I heard that the Charles Marshall Band was back on the Magic. :cool1: Please, please post any COMMENTS and PICTURES of the best band on the 7 seas!


they are back on board and as good as ever :thumbsup2 . We spoke to the drummer for a while and he said they were back on for a little while. They have a new keyboardest that is replacing their existing one for the 1/21 cruise.

That's about all I know :cool1:

CPM
01-24-2006, 03:11 PM
I heard that the Charles Marshall Band was back on the Magic. :cool1: Please, please post any COMMENTS and PICTURES of the best band on the 7 seas!

YES!! They were great! We watched them almost every night. It's too bad more people don't get up and dance.
I have a few pictures but they are very dark.

pyramid2000
01-24-2006, 04:51 PM
please give some details about renting the car at Grand Cayman and driving to Rum Point :wave2:

This is what we were going to do, but the kids decided they wanted to stay onboard and have the pool to themselves. It didn't look like much of a beach day anyway. A Honda Civic would have only cost around $60 and that included a permit, a tank of gas, and insurance.

pyramid2000
01-24-2006, 04:53 PM
LOL! Lisa Marie was onboard? ;) It must have been rough for them to cut that out of the show.

Sorry :confused3 Anne Marie :teeth: .

pyramid2000
01-24-2006, 04:55 PM
The Charles Marshall band was there and were great! Pikey says he will be leaving after the next cruise for a while. Capt. Tom also left after our trip. I was told he was going to Hong Kong. I will do a trip report once I feel better. Kids and I all have terrible colds.

tiggeroo13
01-24-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm relatively new to this board and wished that we would have met some of you. We had a blast on this cruise despite the weather. I did a trip report and wont go on any further in this thread except to say it's such a bummer we didn't figure out how to meet any of you. You guys have been so helpful and our trip was magical a lot because of your posts. Thanks everyone.