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Linda Gardner
02-02-2006, 04:52 PM
We had a beautiful trip, It was hard getting off the ship. As soon a we got to our cabin it felt like home, this trip we were in room 6116, it was only a few doors down from our room that we had last year. Nice view. dinning rotation APPT, we booked Polo for Mon pm. Woke up to Nassau on Monday,

DH &girls went without me, and I was happy with that. had some quite time not many people on ship @ that time. went to read on deck 4. Then got Pina Coloda @ singles and went to deck 10 to enjoy the rays w/drink. Next am woke up to Castaway Cay, looked a bit windy but did not get bad weather until later in the afternoon, most of us got soaked on our way back to ship. Went to captins cocktail invite. He informed us that we would be going back to CC the next day, ( Wednesday) we were thrilled, it was nice.
Only the h2o was a bit chilly for us. We got most autographs that PM @
10:30,not long lines at all. And most all characters are out together @ that time. We had a great time. And also got picked the Family of the cruise. :mickeyjum

LAMPSKIES
02-02-2006, 07:48 PM
Gotta love hitting CC twice....we've done the Thanksgiving Western the last 2 years and had CC twice and LOVED IT! We even were treated to a "Drive by" of the Wonder on our second stop in 05....

mitsguy2001
02-03-2006, 09:36 PM
Why did your cruise go to Castaway Cay twice?

Amlee
02-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Why did your cruise go to Castaway Cay twice?


Because it was to windy for any excurisons and then we got hit with a thunderstorm about mid day to early evening. Everyone had to run for the ship. So instead of doing a day at sea they took us back to CC for the day.

mitsguy2001
02-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Do they do that whenever the weather is bad on Castaway Cay day?

Amlee
02-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Actually the cruise director said it was only the 2nd time she had ever seen it done.

lunsusie
02-04-2006, 07:52 AM
We were on the 10/02/05 sailing of the Wonder and we made a second stop at Castaway Cay due to the same reason - bad weather on first try. Gotta love that Captain John! :love:

BigRed1
02-04-2006, 09:08 AM
We were on the 10/02/05 sailing of the Wonder and we made a second stop at Castaway Cay due to the same reason - bad weather on first try. Gotta love that Captain John! :love:
We were there too!! Captain John is The Man! :thumbsup2

Linda Gardner
02-04-2006, 10:14 AM
The cruise director said the advatage of being on the 4 night cruise, is that if the first CC day is bad they will give us another try. My husband seems to think it is about the $ for shore excursions. :confused3 I myself would much rather do two days on CC apposed to Nassua/CC :mickeyjum I have to tell you something I was very dissapointed about, Almost everytime we went out to our Verandah our neighbors would be smoking. I myself could not stomach the smell. It even went into our cabin :sick: :sick: :sick: They really need to block off the smokers.

Amlee
02-04-2006, 10:55 AM
The cruise director said the advatage of being on the 4 night cruise, is that if the first CC day is bad they will give us another try. My husband seems to think it is about the $ for shore excursions. :confused3 I myself would much rather do two days on CC apposed to Nassua/CC :mickeyjum I have to tell you something I was very dissapointed about, Almost everytime we went out to our Verandah our neighbors would be smoking. I myself could not stomach the smell. It even went into our cabin :sick: :sick: :sick: They really need to block off the smokers.


I have to agree with your husband. I was standing at Guest Serves when the thunderstorm came up. People were asking about getting a refund for their excursions. They were being told to hold on to their slips of paper and there would be an announcement later this evening. I knew right then something was up. I HATE the days at sea!! Its the way for most cruise lines to make their money. So I was excited to get to go back.

As fo the smoking next time you book. Ask for a non-smoking room. They are grouped together.

rjh8115
02-04-2006, 11:15 AM
All staterooms on DCL are non-smoking. The veranda's are one of the approved places for smoking.

Amlee
02-04-2006, 11:25 AM
All staterooms on DCL are non-smoking. The veranda's are one of the approved places for smoking.


My parents asked to not be put by a smoker. I put this request in to DCL and they didn't have any smokers around them on their veranda. How Disney knew this I don't know.

justmestace
02-04-2006, 01:03 PM
My parents asked to not be put by a smoker. I put this request in to DCL and they didn't have any smokers around them on their veranda. How Disney knew this I don't know.

They just got lucky. Disney has no way of knowing who smokes and who doesn't. The only way that they could have possibly arranged this, is if there were other people who requested to be placed near non-smokers, and I could only imagine that happening if someone filled out a medical form and sent it in.

glass-slipper
02-04-2006, 01:03 PM
And also got picked the Family of the cruise. :mickeyjum



What exactly is family of the cruise? Glad you had a good time! :goodvibes lucky you, 2 visits to CC!!! :banana:

Linda Gardner
02-04-2006, 02:48 PM
I gave my input on the fact that I believe they should block off some rooms for non smokers. I could not imagine if the people on the other side of us were smokers too. :smokin: It would be that much more nasty. Yes as far as the Family of the Cruise goes, that means we had a special treat delivered to our room every day/and we could order anything on the restaurant menus.Which we did not have time to do, only because we ate our regular dinning times and had plenty to eat! :cake: The only misleading thing was we were told we could order room service on our last am (continental) and when I called to place our order, they said I was not able to. We also go a cute certificate that we could frame. pixiedust:

alikat99
02-04-2006, 04:35 PM
On Pirate night, is there a separate Pirate night menu in the restaurants?

Amlee
02-04-2006, 06:25 PM
They just got lucky. Disney has no way of knowing who smokes and who doesn't. The only way that they could have possibly arranged this, is if there were other people who requested to be placed near non-smokers, and I could only imagine that happening if someone filled out a medical form and sent it in.



Unless they keep a list of request and group those people together. That is the only thing I could figure out.

4theloveofdisney
02-04-2006, 06:36 PM
On Pirate night, is there a separate Pirate night menu in the restaurants?

No - the menu is based on the restaurant you are assigned to that night. However, there is a special buffet later up on deck 9 that is served during the Pirate party.

Amlee
02-04-2006, 07:03 PM
We had a pirate menu that was rolled up like a treasure map on our table when we got to dinner that night. The food seemed a more seafood flair. I've got mine and will try to scan it tomorrow.

alikat99
02-04-2006, 08:00 PM
We had a pirate menu that was rolled up like a treasure map on our table when we got to dinner that night. The food seemed a more seafood flair. I've got mine and will try to scan it tomorrow.
Thanks, I thought that there was a special Pirate Night Menu for the 4-night cruise. I was on a 4-nighter in Sept, but it was a DVC member cruise, and we missed the Pirate night dinner because we went to Palo that night.

4theloveofdisney
02-04-2006, 08:51 PM
We had a pirate menu that was rolled up like a treasure map on our table when we got to dinner that night. The food seemed a more seafood flair. I've got mine and will try to scan it tomorrow.

While the presentation of the menu was in theme with the whole pirate night, I was under the impression from our servers that the menu was still geared to the restaurant. I could be be very wrong though and our servers misunderstood us several times so...??

I am looking at our "treasure map" menu and it does indeed have names that are in with the pirate theme such as "Treasure of the Seas Grilled Shrimp and Scallops" and "Jack Sparrow's Marinated Loin of Pork" and so on but many of the items were already served on the other menu's such as Beef Tenderloin, Jerk Chicken Salad, Crab Cakes, Bib Lettuce Salad, Mango Soup, and everything on the lighter fare - just under different names.

The menu itself was totally different and a great keepsake and to be fair, there were a couple of different items offered for dinner as well as dessert and drinks.

Amlee
02-04-2006, 08:56 PM
While the presentation of the menu was in theme with the whole pirate night, I was under the impression from our servers that the menu was still geared to the restaurant. I could be be very wrong though and our servers misunderstood us several times so...??

I am looking at our "treasure map" menu and it does indeed have names that are in with the pirate theme such as "Treasure of the Seas Grilled Shrimp and Scallops" and "Jack Sparrow's Marinated Loin of Pork" and so on but many of the items were already served on the other menu's such as Beef Tenderloin, Jerk Chicken Salad, Crab Cakes, Bib Lettuce Salad, Mango Soup, and everything on the lighter fare - just under different names.

The menu itself was totally different and a great keepsake and to be fair, there were a couple of different items offered for dinner as well as dessert and drinks.


We had the exact same menu!! We were in Tritions Pirate night. What resturant where you in?

ibouncetoo
02-05-2006, 06:30 AM
Pirate night is the same menu in the three restaurants....at least on the 4 and 7 night cruises.

Linda Gardner
02-05-2006, 10:52 AM
Except Palo that is. We had Parrot Cay that pm. one thing to keep in mind is /they have many deserts @ the buffet. we were too full to have any. :guilty: but they looked good. Amelee, I think my daughter met one of your nieces(katie)?

Amlee
02-05-2006, 11:19 AM
Only one of my nieces went to any of the kids clubs. She's the 10 year old (Amber). She had a blast there. I'm not sure who all she met. She likes to talk a mile a minute and it's hard to keep up with her on a normal day. She went into over drive this past week.

Amlee
02-05-2006, 12:51 PM
On Pirate night, is there a separate Pirate night menu in the restaurants?


Here is the main course side of my Pirate night menu. I'll work on the other side this afternoon and try to post it. I still have the menu from Animator's Palete and Palo's to scan and do also.


http://premium1.uploadit.org/Darlingbear//PNmaincourse.jpg

4theloveofdisney
02-05-2006, 06:00 PM
We had the exact same menu!! We were in Tritions Pirate night. What resturant where you in?


We were in AP so I guess our servers mis-informed us! So I guess the menu is special then if all of the restaurants served from it. Sorry to say that it wasn't - I was specifically thinking that the food was the same but named for the pirate theme.

ametaldiva
02-13-2006, 03:45 PM
Hi everyone! DH and I were on the cruise too. We were scheduled for Triton's on Pirate Night - I was sick but I made DH go. I posted a rather depressing TR (I was sick the entire time with a kidney stone!) in the DCL Trip Reports Forum. I hope everyone enjoyed the cruise - especially the 2 stops at CC!