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Marilou
02-12-2006, 05:44 PM
Hey
Its roll call time! 1st time cruisers here. Myself, my mom, and my 2 kiddos.
Would love to hear from others on this 3 night cruise. Both newbies and seasoned DCL travelers.
:yay: :cool1: :banana: :cheer2: :Pinkbounc
Marilou

Marilou
02-15-2006, 09:48 AM
Ok, bumping this back to the beginning in the hopes of a reply
Marilou

Marilou
02-24-2006, 07:39 AM
Ya know, I am noticing lots of 3 night cruise meet threads started but not much in replies. I'll be diligent and keep bumping thread back up front every week or so.
Marilou

Marilou
03-10-2006, 07:57 AM
The Wonder is a large ship so I know they'll be others on it....sigh....too bad they haven't found the DIS boards yet.

I will keep hoping and bumping!

Marilou pirate:

Marilou
03-20-2006, 06:58 AM
Getting close to the 100 day countdown :cool1:
Anyone else???

goofyfreak
03-20-2006, 02:18 PM
Hi!! My husband and his friend are coming on this cruise. They don't know yet!!! My friend and I have booked this cruise for our husbands as a surprise. Pirates Of The Carribean 2 "Deadman's Chest" is being released July 7th and we wanted them to see the premier in the Carribean!!!!!! pirate:
They have no idea. My husband and I have cruised 4 times. My friend and her husband have cruised 2 times!!!!! It is great!!! We both have kids and we are having to keep this trip a secret from them.
I hope you all have a great trip. Let me know if you have questions about the clubs or ANYTHING!!!
Hope to hear from you soon!!! :thumbsup2

Marilou
03-24-2006, 06:48 AM
Wow Goofyfreak! What an awesome surprise! I actually remember you mentioning POTC 2 coming out on this cruise, so I went out and bought POTC 1....watched it w/my daughter (age 11) She & I will prob be the only ones in our group to see the premier on the ship.
I am getting pretty good info on the kids clubs. I guess my only concern is if we are planning on diff activities on the ship , one ends at 8:15 and one begins at 8:30 can we get to the 2nd one in time? Of course I'm going by old navigators here, but I saw pirate bingo goes to a certain time and Golden Mickeys starts 15 minutes later.
I got some info about a pirate museum in Nasuua which sounds good, especially since we didnt have any intrest in the excursions but def want to get off the ship and do "something"! I am hoping to convince my mom to skip over to Atlantis for a bit in the afternoon to hit the casino for a lil bit. What time is last call for boarding to get back on the ship that day? Wouldn't want to miss the boat!!

mom2of2
04-19-2006, 02:21 PM
77 days to go! I'm so excited!!!
Hopefully others will check in as well! :cool1:

TinkerBellPixie4GOAL
04-21-2006, 04:57 PM
Hi all! Sadly I won't be joining you on this cruise as I'll be on a Mission Trip in New Orleans. BUT my mom shall be going on with her friend, both PIXIES for Gifts of a Lifetime! They are willing to book events and deliveries for THIS CRUISE ONLY! I really wish I could go with them to celebrate the magic in these events, but I wish any of you that decide to book a GREAT time. You can see what's available and book with Gifts of a Lifetime at www.giftsofalifetime.com . Remember --THIS CRUISE ONLY! It's a once in a lifetime (gifts of a lifetime!) opportunity!

mom2of2
04-22-2006, 07:43 AM
I posted on the other thread as well but I had a GOAL event on our last 3 day cruise for my then DS7. It was pirate themed and he had a blast running all over the ship finding his clues. It was great! He still talks about it and it was a highlight of our trip.
Sadly he won't be going this time since it's a "Girls getaway cruise" but I'm gonna check out the website and see what else is being offered.
Thanks for the info!

mom2of2
04-25-2006, 06:48 PM
there has GOT to be more of us......... :confused3

maybe we'll have the ship all to ourselves :woohoo:

mom2of2
05-03-2006, 06:03 PM
bumping in case we have some new people since they just released discounts for FL residents

LVaughn
05-22-2006, 08:06 PM
Hi,

My family lives in the New Orleans area. Thank you for your generosity by coming here, TinkerBellPixie4GOAL. My family was affected by Hurricane Katrina and DURING Katrina. The details are not something to be shared in a forum such as this. This cruise was supposed to be a family reunion, but only my immediate family will be there, which includes my wife and children, my parents, and my brother and his wife. The "Gifts of a Lifetime" idea sounds like an interesting one, but I'm not sure we really have an occasion to celebrate with such a gift.

I would very much like to meet with other people going on this cruise. We want to go on one of the dolphin encounter trips, but I'm finding mixed messages about which are good and what you actually get. I'd be grateful for any information.

Definitely looking forward to it. See you there!

daltwalt
05-22-2006, 10:09 PM
We decided to take advantage of the Florida rates in order to go on our first cruise. We will be celebrating my DH's birthday. We will be traveling with DS5 and DS2. Looking forward to a great time.

mom2of2
06-11-2006, 08:56 AM
We have only 24 more sleeps till boarding time!!!!

LVaughn
06-20-2006, 01:17 PM
We're staying at the Radisson the night before the cruise. Is anyone else staying there? Anybody care to have a quick meet-n-greet with our families? We're booked on the 10:00 shuttle Thursday morning.

We can't wait!
:woohoo:
:grouphug:

mom2of2
06-20-2006, 07:51 PM
sorry, I'm a local so it's a short 45 min or so to port for me

Marilou
06-22-2006, 06:35 PM
Hi all!
I'm the guilty party that started this thread, sorry I've been neglecting it.
We are flying out next Wednesday the 28th. Doing the disney parks till July 6th when we head over to PC. Wish we could do the meet & greet the night before but my mom & I will be frantically packing up 9 days worth of stuff.
We are taking DCL bus from the airport...I think my mom wanted that bus b/c its the earliest bus to PC. Yes..she knows we can't get on the ship till a certain time but she was insistent.

Just got fabulous news today. Travel agent called and we got bumped from cat 9 to a cat 6 with a verhanda! My kids & I did a happy dance. My son (age 9) kept chanting "We have a porch!!) it was so dang cute. Cabin 6042, it'll be easy to find....I went a lil overboard making magnetic door signs..lol
I couldn't resist..there were just so many cool Disney pics out there!

Anyone else have early dinner seating?
Anyone dressing up (costume) for Pirate Night?
Anyone else going to see the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Dead Man's Chest?

LVaughn
06-23-2006, 12:27 PM
Great news on the cabin! We're in 6010. I have two other family members in cabins on the same deck and hallway as us, both with verandas. This cruise is a family reunion for us.

I also have a 9 year old son, and a 6 year old daughter. My son turns 10 in July, and we're not sure if he'll want to be with the 8-9 year olds or the 10-12 year olds in the Oceanneer Lab.

We will be at the early dinner seating. We're also planning on the midnight POTC showing, but we haven't made a decision about costumes yet.

The last time my wife and I went on a cruise, it was our honeymoon. We took the "Big Red Boat" which was the precursor to the DCL.

I'm sure we'll see you guys on board. My signature has the countdown for this cruise. We're going to WDW for 5 days after the cruise.

mom2of2
06-23-2006, 05:33 PM
We're in 7128! Less then 2 weeks people!!!!!!!!!!!

congrats on the upgrade!

Marilou
06-23-2006, 08:27 PM
Glad to see some activity churning in here! Hey did ya hear? The pirate ship that was in the POTC 2 Dead mans chest movie....is docked at Castaway Cay!

It is supposed to "reside" there all summer! This will definitely be a very cool cruise! Between the movie & the ship at Castaway Cay.....Pirate night will definitely be big!

Lvaugh, nice coincidence that we have sons the same age (well sorta, mine just turned 9 in June) it would make my sons day to make a friend on board. He's always jealous of his sisters penpals.

Oh, I sent pirate night menu link to my mom...lol she emailed me back with her choices for dinner that night and asked if we could go now!!

We are planning on going to a pirate museum that I heard about in Nasauu, it sounds cool and we didnt want to do any major excursions...not after 9 days in Orlando doing all the parks.

mom2of2
06-24-2006, 08:37 AM
Marilou,
Just wanted you to know that we don't get the "Pirate night menu" on the 3 day. Only on the 4 day. The only thing we get are bandanas at dinner, that's it...no special menu.
We also did the Pirate musuem in Nassau. It was neat. My kids really enjoyed it and they were 14 and 7.

Marilou
06-24-2006, 08:48 AM
Marilou,
Just wanted you to know that we don't get the "Pirate night menu" on the 3 day. Only on the 4 day. The only thing we get are bandanas at dinner, that's it...no special menu.
We also did the Pirate musuem in Nassau. It was neat. My kids really enjoyed it and they were 14 and 7.


Darn! I will have to break it to my mom gently...lol Any menu after 9 days eating WDW park food will be heavenly!!!

mom2of2
06-24-2006, 12:02 PM
well just another reason (besides the 10% discount) to book a 7 day!!!!

LVaughn
06-24-2006, 02:01 PM
Can you guys give me some more information about the pirate museum on Nassau? We're doing snorkeling there in the morning, but our afternoon is free. Thanks!

mom2of2
06-24-2006, 09:29 PM
Sure. I'm going from memory not my Passporter though. It's a very short walk from the port, there were signs directing us to it and a Pirate standing outside. You enter a gift shop to pay for your tour and get a wristband. The tour is self guiding and there are descriptions of what you are seeing. Toward the end a Pirate joined us and we took a picture. I think we were there about 30-45 min. The price wasn't bad and it was neat to see.

LVaughn
06-26-2006, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the info, Mom2of2!

A quick Google search turned up this link (apparently I can't post web links yet):

pirates-of-nassau [dot] com

The museum is within walking distance of the straw market. There's a map on the website. It's $12 for adults and $6 for kids 3-18. We're definitely planning on going there.

Thanks again!

:banana:

Marilou
06-27-2006, 05:31 PM
Hi all
We are out the door at 5:30 am tommorow (28th)for a visit to WDW before the cruise. If we don't meet up (I know its a big ship!) Have a Wonderfull cruise!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Roo-Lover
06-29-2006, 12:20 AM
We start our journey on 7/1. We are flying in at night staying at the Best Western Airport Inn in Orlando. On 7/2, it's four wonderful nights at Disney and Caribbean Beach Resort. Finally, on July 6th, myself, husband, and two daughters set sail on our first cruise. We are in 6060.
I also received some info from Small World Vacations about the Flying Dutchman being at Castaway Cay and the PremEAR at Sea of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" being shown on the Wonder at 12:01am July 7th. Finally, all guest aboard Disney Cruise Line will receive commemorative buttons and pirate-themed temporary tattoos.
To everyone cruising on July 6th, here's to a wonderful time.

goofyfreak
06-29-2006, 07:49 AM
Hey all!!! Our husbands are still clueless!!!!!!! If you see two big guys together with no wives or children chances are they belong to us. Their names are Scott and Mike. Please speak to them!! They are very talkative and would get a kick out of someone coming up to them and letting them know that you knew the surprise 1st!!!!
We're very excited about a ship from the movie being at CC!!!!! :cheer2:
I hope you all have a great time. It is the best vacation ever!!!!! :thumbsup2

Marilou
07-10-2006, 05:50 AM
Ok I have to tell you that my mom & I said from the beginning that this would be our only cruise...mostly due to money.
We had sooo much fun that on the DCL bus on the way to the airport...we made up our minds to book a 7 night cruise for next year!!!

LVaughn, it was great to meet up with you on board even if was only for a few minutes. My daughter (age 12) & I went to the midnight premear of POTC 2, but I def won't do anything like that again. She was ruined for the next day and couldn't enjoy the pirate party as much as she should have. Loved the Castaway Cay day! Loved the personal attention from our servers. Loved the food. Loved Travis at bingo (I won $131!) Loved the verhanda!
Loved the whole dang experience!!!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

mom2of2
07-10-2006, 09:06 AM
We did the 12:01 POC2 as well and although it was great I was exhausted as well. By the time I got to sleep it was 4am and then was awake by 6:30 (darn internal clock!) Yesterday when I got home at 9am I went back to bed and slept on and off the rest of the day.
Marilou...if you can swing the deposit, call DCL asap and see if you can still get the 10% rebooking discount that they offer on board.
This was my 2nd DCL cruise, my 1st being in November and I have a 3rd this November so yeah...it's addicting!!!!