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DisneyKevin
05-16-2009, 01:15 PM
I just wanted to be first.

So there....:banana:

Annette_VA
05-16-2009, 01:19 PM
I'm 2nd!!

Annette_VA
05-16-2009, 01:19 PM
Oh, and I'm going to go ahead and guess 1 of at least 15

jewjubean
05-16-2009, 01:24 PM
15...the first one had 11...im gessing more like 25...:D I cannot wait!! Im surprising my famiy with this trip! :D

TSWJan78
05-16-2009, 01:27 PM
I can't wait for this trip!!! you guys rock!!!

MonkeyPants
05-16-2009, 01:29 PM
I just wanted to be first.

So there....:banana:



:lmao:

Madi100
05-16-2009, 02:05 PM
It's a toss up. Ths first cruise was announced 1 1/2 years before it happened. But, now we all know each other so there might be more talking. I think a better question would be how many wives will Don have before cruise #2?

Disneybridein2k3
05-16-2009, 02:05 PM
This may be the first cruise thread that I'm on the first page!

cocowum
05-16-2009, 02:10 PM
First page. Woot!



Posted from diamond parking in Epcot! ;)

kimisabella
05-16-2009, 02:12 PM
First page - yahoooo
Enjoy the quiet now before Todd gets back :laughing:

safetymom
05-16-2009, 02:26 PM
Add me to page 1. :)

jen3003
05-16-2009, 02:33 PM
I'm joining you as well! :)

Cyrano
05-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Not sure if this will happen for us. But at least I can be on the first page while dreaming :goodvibes

Mouse Skywalker
05-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Should we start e-mailing Puck's wife Tamara yet?

crazydisneyman
05-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Page One!!!!

I am so excited about this cruise!

I can't wait until next year!

IWISHFORDISNEY
05-16-2009, 02:42 PM
We will be on this cruise!!

Crap missed page one!

Annette_VA
05-16-2009, 02:44 PM
Should we start e-mailing Puck's wife Tamara yet?

OK, new rule - all Podcast Cruise 1.0 jokes must be explained for the newbies doing 2.0 :rolleyes1

IWISHFORDISNEY
05-16-2009, 02:49 PM
OK, new rule - all Podcast Cruise 1.0 jokes must be explained for the newbies doing 2.0 :rolleyes1

agreed;)

OhBother
05-16-2009, 02:53 PM
My wife and I have been talking about taking our first cruise.....this finally pushed us to do it. I can't wait.

CinderellasSister
05-16-2009, 03:05 PM
:banana::cool1: Can't wait to go on the cruise. This will be the first cruise ever for DH and I. REALLY looking forward to it!!! Sounds like everyone had a great time on the last one.

bigmoonmullen
05-16-2009, 03:07 PM
Hi all:

This will be our first cruise... after listening to all the recap we could not miss this one. Now... there is no pressure on Pete and his team... BUT how are you going to top the last one? :rotfl2:

18 months and counting... Looking forward to it.

Louise & Mark

mommyceratops
05-16-2009, 03:10 PM
I just wanted to post...:lmao:

kimisabella
05-16-2009, 03:13 PM
Page One!!!!

I am so excited about this cruise!

I can't wait until next year!


That reminds me, I have some pictures of you!!!!

At karoke:
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02192.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02190.jpg

Sail away party
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/kimisabella/DSC01987.jpg

Super Genius
05-16-2009, 03:16 PM
I guess Page 2 is better than Page 3.:lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

BeamsofLight
05-16-2009, 03:33 PM
*sneaks in a post* I hope we'll be on this one. It'd be our first cruise. :goodvibes

bigmoonmullen
05-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Did you add a few days before and/or after your cruise?

If so, how many? And if you are going on the 2010 Podcast cruise will you be making any changes to it? We are toying with the idea of 3 days before and two days after to take in The Osborne Lights, The Candlelight Processional and MVMCP.... By the time we get home I'll need a week off to rest.

Would appreciate your thoughts...

Mark

Mike2023
05-16-2009, 03:42 PM
Really looking forward to out first ever cruse, Plus its a Pod Cast Cruse. Yey

DisneyKevin
05-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Ok folks....

I posted this thread as a way to let folks start "talking amongst yourselves".

Tracy is on vacation and shouldnt be answering questions regarding the 2010 sailing.

She wil be back in full force beginning June 1st.

To those looking for details about the next cruise...I will tell you the same exact thing I told folks back in January 2008.

It's too early to start planning anything with DCL. Details will be few and far between for months...even a year.

If you have specific questions regarding dining preferences, stateroom selection, preferred location etc....put a sticky note on your laptop as a reminder to ask Tracy AFTER June 1st.

She really is on vacation and is so dedicated that she will stop her fun to answer the questions asked here.

Let's give her the chance to relax. She's earned it.

And besides.....we have 19 months to make decisions.

Thanks,
Kevin

cdotla
05-16-2009, 03:58 PM
My only question is - how am I gonna wait 19 months for this??!!!:rotfl:

Come on people - let's see how close we can come to completely filling this ship with Dissers!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

ragtopday
05-16-2009, 03:59 PM
Just wanted to chime in and say hello, and am hoping we'll be able to join the fun on the second cruise - the first one was a blast!

goofybeagle
05-16-2009, 04:02 PM
:dance3: I am so excited!! and the ship will be decorated for the holidays:santa:

sshaw10060
05-16-2009, 04:15 PM
I go out for a few hours to buy a new car and end up on page 3. That's not fair. This will be our 3rd cruise in 13 months. Does that make us DCL groupies?

- Scott

cslittle999
05-16-2009, 04:22 PM
We're seriously thinking about it. The only challenge is DD being in grade 9 and taking her out of school for a week.

Disneybridein2k3
05-16-2009, 04:27 PM
That reminds me, I have some pictures of you!!!!

Sail away party
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/kimisabella/DSC01987.jpg
I have the video of this! :banana:
We're seriously thinking about it. The only challenge is DD being in grade 9 and taking her out of school for a week.
I know I am not coming in with the popular vote from teachers, but we took DD15 out of 9th grade for podcast cruise 1.0 (4 days missed) and the world is still turning. She had a blast and made some friends on the ship - most importantly, she now understands why I am so obsessed with the podcast.

momto2inKC
05-16-2009, 04:29 PM
I'm so excited to get to join you all for a podcast cruise! I'm a recent podcast fan, I don't know how in the world I missed the whole podcast thing here on the Dis :confused3 But i'm glad I found you all :banana::banana:

Disneybridein2k3
05-16-2009, 04:31 PM
First page - yahoooo
Enjoy the quiet now before Todd gets back :laughing:
:rolleyes1 a most deserved reputation

Tonya2426
05-16-2009, 04:38 PM
Hey fellow 2.0 Podcruisers!!! :cool1:

Renysmom
05-16-2009, 04:39 PM
We are in for this one..

Just DH and I... It will be our 3rd DCL cruise and I am sure before we sail on this one we will have number 4 booked.

Yippee!!!!!

NancyIL
05-16-2009, 04:43 PM
Did you add a few days before and/or after your cruise?

If so, how many? And if you are going on the 2010 Podcast cruise will you be making any changes to it? We are toying with the idea of 3 days before and two days after to take in The Osborne Lights, The Candlelight Processional and MVMCP.... By the time we get home I'll need a week off to rest.

Would appreciate your thoughts...

Mark

I wasn't on the first Podcast cruise, but I was at WDW before and after a non-Disney cruise last December. If I go on this cruise, I would probably spend all of my time at WDW before the cruise, since it ends so close to Christmas (Dec. 16). Airfares go up and the parks get more crowded beginning the weekend before Christmas.

crazydisneyman
05-16-2009, 04:48 PM
That reminds me, I have some pictures of you!!!!

At karoke:
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02192.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02190.jpg

Sail away party
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/kimisabella/DSC01987.jpg

I may be in trouble with these pictures. :lmao:

But, I do like to have fun! And it was fun. For the YMCA, this guy just came up and asked if I wanted to do the YMCA on stage. Of course I said YES!!!!!

The rest is history. :thumbsup2

Tonya2426
05-16-2009, 04:55 PM
I may be in trouble with these pictures. :lmao:

But, I do like to have fun! And it was fun. For the YMCA, this guy just came up and asked if I wanted to do the YMCA on stage. Of course I said YES!!!!!

The rest is history. :thumbsup2


And I must say that Chris was the most coordinated of the "Village People" :woohoo:

OKW Lover
05-16-2009, 05:04 PM
WooHoo Podcast Cruise 2.0!!!!

A chance to fix all the things that went wrong on version 1.0.

Like what? Well, there was the over-packing issue. :rolleyes1

Mary Jo
05-16-2009, 05:07 PM
I'm at the airport, ready, well, not really ready, but have no choice... to go home, and am already planning for the next one!

mla1977
05-16-2009, 05:08 PM
I am so in!!!! I put in the request for me and DBF. I'll tell him about it in about a year or so. (His b-day's in November. I can tell him for his 33rd b-day then!) This gives me plenty of time to start paying it off too! I will definitely be adding days at the parks too. I haven't been there for Christmas time since 1994. I can't wait to get to know people on these boards.

wildfan1473
05-16-2009, 05:25 PM
:cheer2: Oh, I am so in on this one. We're just debating whether I'm going solo, or if I'm bringing the kids. DH is just too busy in December to take time off. (Of course, DH is all :rolleyes1 whenever I bring the cruise up).

I have no problem taking the kids out of school, they will only be in 1st and 2nd grade at the time. Will I stay a couple of days after? I'd like to, but the kids will only have 1 week left until Christmas break.

crazydisneyman
05-16-2009, 05:33 PM
And I must say that Chris was the most coordinated of the "Village People" :woohoo:

I have some experience in this as my cousin's husband "taught" me how to properly do the YMCA dance. :thumbsup2

It was very hot up there, and when they were handing out the hats I said that I wanted the craziest hat as my board name was Crazydisneyman. :lmao:

experiment_627
05-16-2009, 05:46 PM
:wave2: Podcast 2.0 cruisers!

Note to self: DO NOT miss karaoke this time.

mikelan6
05-16-2009, 05:50 PM
OK boys and girls. I've signed up to sail away with you all in 2010 as well. Now I gotta find a roommate.

Any volunteers?

NancyIL
05-16-2009, 05:53 PM
OK boys and girls. I've signed up to sail away with you all in 2010 as well. Now I gotta find a roommate.

Any volunteers?

I need a roommate. But if your name is "Mike" - my husband might not like that idea! :rotfl2:

Joseph Carter
05-16-2009, 06:04 PM
First ever Cruise!!! Cannot wait! Im gonna go for it.:thumbsup2

kimisabella
05-16-2009, 06:18 PM
I may be in trouble with these pictures. :lmao:

But, I do like to have fun! And it was fun. For the YMCA, this guy just came up and asked if I wanted to do the YMCA on stage. Of course I said YES!!!!!

The rest is history. :thumbsup2

You were great - we needed someone to represent the DIS!!

cdnmickeylover
05-16-2009, 06:32 PM
Can't wait for the 2nd podcast cruise. All dressed up for Christmas will be a new one. Will hopefully be able to stay for a few days before the cruise as the week before is my birthday!

Fiona

crazydisneyman
05-16-2009, 06:38 PM
You were great - we needed someone to represent the DIS!!

It was so much fun, and I was happy and proud to represent us up there.

georgemoe
05-16-2009, 06:51 PM
It was so much fun, and I was happy and proud to represent us up there.

Good job Chris!

Mickeyflower
05-16-2009, 07:01 PM
:yay: I am SOOO EXCITED :dance3: to go on this. You have NO IDEA how much I need this! I have a question for experienced cruisers. I have never ever been on a cruise. I signed up for a Cat 10 Room is there a huge difference in the size of the rooms? Or is the difference only no window, window, balcony etc.?

crazydisneyman
05-16-2009, 07:03 PM
Good job Chris!

Thanks George.

It was great to meet you!

Now you understand why I am called Crazydisneyman, right? :lmao:

tlcoke
05-16-2009, 07:10 PM
I am interested in going, but will need a roommate.

NancyIL
05-16-2009, 07:13 PM
:yay: I am SOOO EXCITED :dance3: to go on this. You have NO IDEA how much I need this! I have a question for experienced cruisers. I have never ever been on a cruise. I signed up for a Cat 10 Room is there a huge difference in the size of the rooms? Or is the difference only no window, window, balcony etc.?

A cat. 10 (214 sq. ft.) is a little larger than a cat. 11 & 12 (184 sq.ft.) because it has a split bathroom. Cat. 8 and 9 are also 214 sq. ft. and have a porthole or window. Cat. 5-7 are 268 sq. ft., and I think that includes the verandah. Cat. 4 is 304 sq. ft. and will sleep 5. After that you're into the suites.

My first Disney cruise was in a handicap-accessible cat. 6 cabin. I was cruising with my elderly mom, and she wanted to have a balcony. However, I usually book the least expensive cabin, because I don't spend a lot of time there.

NancyIL
05-16-2009, 07:17 PM
I am interested in going, but will need a roommate.

Maybe there should be a thread just for people who are looking for roommates.

dpuck1998
05-16-2009, 07:25 PM
It's a toss up. Ths first cruise was announced 1 1/2 years before it happened. But, now we all know each other so there might be more talking. I think a better question would be how many wives will Don have before cruise #2?

I don't even know how many I have now...must be 5....

First page. Woot!



Posted from diamond parking in Epcot! ;)

Nice tag Alicia!! How do I get into Diamond parking?

Should we start e-mailing Puck's wife Tamara yet?

Tamra ;) She already booked on board, so we won't have to email her this time. We are going without kids, so I don't think it will take much convincing!

I have the video of this! :banana:

I know I am not coming in with the popular vote from teachers, but we took DD15 out of 9th grade for podcast cruise 1.0 (4 days missed) and the world is still turning. She had a blast and made some friends on the ship - most importantly, she now understands why I am so obsessed with the podcast.

Umm...How did we go the entire cruise without meeting? Were you afraid I was carrying a gun?

You were great - we needed someone to represent the DIS!!

Hi Kim ;)

scarlett873
05-16-2009, 07:28 PM
I'm in! We've deposited but not 100% sure we're going yet...but DH gave his blessing for the deposit! Think we'll play Wonder Quest on this one? Hehehehe...

On our way to DTD...will be back on the boards tomorrow!!!!!

experiment_627
05-16-2009, 07:45 PM
I'm in! We've deposited but not 100% sure we're going yet...but DH gave his blessing for the deposit!

You and your DH are SO cute together. I just had to tell you that 'cause I thought it everytime I saw you guys.

PryncessChrysty
05-16-2009, 07:47 PM
:wave2: Hi, Everyone! Count us in for 2010!! It's our first time cruising and we can't wait!

:cloud9:

shellyminnie
05-16-2009, 08:56 PM
I'm home. I don't want to be home but I'm home. Have a lot to catch up on, mostly sleep!!! Will upload pics and videos (I hope) tomorrow.

I had a blast!!! Can't wait for next year!!!

kab407
05-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Of course I'm in!!!

Jeff- you over packed or Val over packed?

George - if Mindy doesn't need you, I'll be your wine wife.

Hi Don:love::love:

Ok I have got to pack. Heading back home tomorrow.

To all those joining us on 2.0, welcome and posting lessons start on Monday. Hang on to your hats it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Also, it's not being on page one, it's where you end up in overall post count. Just ask Todd.

Lease
05-16-2009, 09:25 PM
We are really considering going. We'd love to join the other DISers on the cruise, but have a few dozen questions. Which I'll wait patiently for Tracy to return from vacation to ask. Then there is the whole how crazy would we have to be to take 3 20 month olds on a cruise and a couple days in WDW thing.

Disneybridein2k3
05-16-2009, 09:39 PM
Maybe there should be a thread just for people who are looking for roommates.
Ask and you shall receive: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2178292


Umm...How did we go the entire cruise without meeting? Were you afraid I was carrying a gun?
:rotfl2:I was thinking the same thing! I started to get a complex. DH even bought a special shirt literally just to wear when he met you. He was so disappointed to have not been able to shake your hand (and show you his shirt!)
To all those joining us on 2.0, welcome and posting lessons start on Monday. Hang on to your hats it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Also, it's not being on page one, it's where you end up in overall post count. Just ask Todd.
I'm so screwed when Todd gets home. Maybe I should stop multi-quoting now so I stand a chance later.

cslittle999
05-16-2009, 09:45 PM
I have the video of this! :banana:

I know I am not coming in with the popular vote from teachers, but we took DD15 out of 9th grade for podcast cruise 1.0 (4 days missed) and the world is still turning. She had a blast and made some friends on the ship - most importantly, she now understands why I am so obsessed with the podcast.
That's pretty much how we feel too. It didn't take much arm twisting for DW to say yes. We've added our names to the waiting list. Tracy is going to be busy when she gets back from vacation.

mainegal
05-16-2009, 10:04 PM
However, I usually book the least expensive cabin, because I don't spend a lot of time there.


I am in agreement. I am hoping to be "out there", not in the room.

DCL is a high quality product. Rates are higher than other cruise lines for a good reason. I want a high quality cruise, but on a librarian's budget. The money saved by booking an inside room goes towards airfare, or a few days at WDW before the cruise.

That said, what are the chances of booking a cat 11 room and getting a free upgrade to a room with a window? Or a balcony?!

p.s. - I will be posting on the roommate (frugal, please) wanted board.

stitchlover
05-16-2009, 10:11 PM
I'm hoping to make it on this cruise. I need to figure out the roommate situation. I met TXYankee at lunch the other day but she can't really commit at this time. So I have posted on the Roommate thread also. Really would like to make it happen this time around.

dis2cruise
05-17-2009, 07:48 AM
here's a question for you...we re-booked while on the ship...do we have to fill out the paperwork with dreams (the new link to book the cruise 12-10) or does Tracy have that info already ??

NancyIL
05-17-2009, 08:06 AM
Maybe there should be a thread just for people who are looking for roommates.

Ask and you shall receive: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2178292


Thanks for the link. :)

bannermouse
05-17-2009, 08:41 AM
We are in!!!! Just signed up the the Podcast Cruise in Dec. 2010.
Only 19 months to go!

Bannermouse

Madi100
05-17-2009, 08:47 AM
I may be in trouble with these pictures. :lmao:

But, I do like to have fun! And it was fun. For the YMCA, this guy just came up and asked if I wanted to do the YMCA on stage. Of course I said YES!!!!!

The rest is history. :thumbsup2


Oh, no, he did not just come up and ask you. FIRST you were dancing on the dance floor having all sorts of fun. Because you were having so much fun dancing on the floor you got picked. I had fun watching you :) Great job, Chris!

lttlmc3
05-17-2009, 08:56 AM
Wow, I can't believe there is already a thread on this! Sorry to say I'm going to have to sit this one out. Happy posting everyone!

wishspirit
05-17-2009, 09:01 AM
I am spying already!

Unless my parents want to be REALLY generous for my 21st/22nd Birthday present, it's just not gonna happen! (Or i happen to win one :rolleyes:)

I might be able to be in Disney around that time, but just listening to the cruise podcast is making me want to go to the point of tears!

NancyIL
05-17-2009, 09:15 AM
Uh oh - I wasn't thinking about the Wonder's repositioning cruise early in 2011 through the Panama Canal when I got excited about the Podcast cruise. Hmmmmm - decisions, decisions!

winotracy
05-17-2009, 10:25 AM
here's a question for you...we re-booked while on the ship...do we have to fill out the paperwork with dreams (the new link to book the cruise 12-10) or does Tracy have that info already ??

Tracy should already have it. I didn't get all the confirmations but I'm contacting DCL to get the ones that are missing. I'll send out notices when I get them all entered.

DVCsince02
05-17-2009, 10:39 AM
I'm in! We've deposited but not 100% sure we're going yet...but DH gave his blessing for the deposit! Think we'll play Wonder Quest on this one? Hehehehe...

On our way to DTD...will be back on the boards tomorrow!!!!!

Let's talk about this "Wonder Quest" game......:rotfl:

jen3003
05-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Hello all 1st time cruiser here. I am so excited:cheer2:, but I know this will be a veryyyyy loonnngggg 19 months. :bored:

Can any of you expert cruisers recommend any books to read up on? :listen:
Should I order the DCL dvd?
That way I can watch it everyday till we leave! :lmao:

SFBayDon
05-17-2009, 12:15 PM
Lurking from behind a large pile of laundry:laundy:

Looking forward to meeting all the newbie's on 2.0

Don

KimStaR
05-17-2009, 12:23 PM
I actually rebooked on the boat! Now my claim to fame will not be that I am the one who booked 2 weeks before sailing. Now what will I be famous for?! Well I will be turning 27 on the second day of the cruise (12/13)... party for me?? :woohoo: princess:

bigmoonmullen
05-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Hello all 1st time cruiser here. I am so excited:cheer2:, but I know this will be a veryyyyy loonnngggg 19 months. :bored:

Can any of you expert cruisers recommend any books to read up on? :listen:
Should I order the DCL dvd?
That way I can watch it everyday till we leave! :lmao:

Hi jen3003:

We ordered ours... what the heck... after we wear this DVC we can order a new one next year... maybe it will be like we are on another cruise... Wow!!!this sounds really desparate:rotfl2:

Mark

mla1977
05-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Ooohh! The repositioning cruise! I'll have to do that too!

kimisabella
05-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Hi Kim ;)

Hi Dan - welcome back! ;)

NancyIL
05-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Uh oh - I wasn't thinking about the Wonder's repositioning cruise early in 2011 through the Panama Canal when I got excited about the Podcast cruise. Hmmmmm - decisions, decisions!

Ooohh! The repositioning cruise! I'll have to do that too!

Now that I've thought a little more about it - the Podcast cruise is a definite, whereas we won't know until later this year when DCL will move the Wonder to the left coast. I already have a couple of big trips planned for the first half of 2010, so I'd better stick with 4-day Disney cruises instead of dreaming about 15-day ones. :)

Renysmom
05-17-2009, 01:51 PM
Tracy should already have it. I didn't get all the confirmations but I'm contacting DCL to get the ones that are missing. I'll send out notices when I get them all entered.

Tracy

Posting in the 2nd person (or is it third person, I can never rememer) like you just did does not make us think someone else posted this. You are suppose to be on vacation..

Your BUSTED :laughing: Now VACATE :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

crazydisneyman
05-17-2009, 02:15 PM
Oh, no, he did not just come up and ask you. FIRST you were dancing on the dance floor having all sorts of fun. Because you were having so much fun dancing on the floor you got picked. I had fun watching you :) Great job, Chris!

Well I was having fun dancing, but so were other people.

Maybe it was the CRAZYDISNEYMAN on the back of my Muddy Buddy shirt that did it?

Who knows....

Anyway, it sure was fun to do that up there onstage with all of you dancing along with me! :thumbsup2

CDolacki2003
05-17-2009, 02:30 PM
This cruise just happens to be the one we are already booked on. Trying to switch reservations to Dreams. If not then we will scrap that one and book a seperate one for this cruise. I cant wait. We will be staying at the Poly for 9 nights before the cruise. This will be our firat time cruising and the first time at Disney. Im so excited and I just cant hide it.......(practicing my karaoke already:rotfl:)

scarlett873
05-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Let's talk about this "Wonder Quest" game......:rotfl:It wasn't me, I tell ya...

jen3003
05-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Hi jen3003:

We ordered ours... what the heck... after we wear this DVC we can order a new one next year... maybe it will be like we are on another cruise... Wow!!!this sounds really desparate:rotfl2:

Mark

Mark,
It's gonna really be a long 19 months, I can tell already. LOL

Just hope they don't throw us off the boat because of all the questions we'll be asking before the cruise. :laughing:

tickledtink33
05-17-2009, 10:44 PM
I booked the second podcast cruise while on the first one. WooHoo! From what we understand there will be lots of returning cruisers. :banana:

Launchpad11B
05-18-2009, 07:08 AM
Howdy peeps. Is this the official cruise thread? I thought Tracy had to start the thread so she could edit page one. She's going to kick Kevin's butt for starting this madness already!!! popcorn:: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

dpuck1998
05-18-2009, 07:15 AM
Howdy peeps. Is this the official cruise thread? I thought Tracy had to start the thread so she could edit page one. She's going to kick Kevin's butt for starting this madness already!!! popcorn:: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I think this is just a "holding room" for us ;) Like a shiney object to keep us busy until she returns.

Launchpad11B
05-18-2009, 07:19 AM
I think this is just a "holding room" for us ;) Like a shiney object to keep us busy until she returns.

Yeah that's what I was thi..........................................oh look, battle rifles is on the History channel. I'm sorry, what were we talking about? :goodvibes

dpuck1998
05-18-2009, 07:45 AM
Yeah that's what I was thi..........................................oh look, battle rifles is on the History channel. I'm sorry, what were we talking about? :goodvibes

you need to go back to work don't you ;)

ADP
05-18-2009, 07:54 AM
:rotfl2:I was thinking the same thing! I started to get a complex. DH even bought a special shirt literally just to wear when he met you. He was so disappointed to have not been able to shake your hand (and show you his shirt!)
Hi Stacy :wave:
I feel so stupid saying this or even asking this, but I don't think we ever spoke the entire trip, or at least I don't think we did. If we didn't get a chance to meet each other I apologize. I know you were at the table next to us at Cape May, and I'm sure there were other times we were at the same event. I also know there were others I never got to meet that I wanted to meet. I hope I can meet those who I didn't get a chance to meet in December.

Launchpad11B
05-18-2009, 08:00 AM
you need to go back to work don't you ;)

Tomorrow. :sad1:

Launchpad11B
05-18-2009, 08:02 AM
Hi Stacy :wave:
I feel so stupid saying this or even asking this, but I don't think we ever spoke the entire trip, or at least I don't think we did. If we didn't get a chance to meet each other I apologize. I know you were at the table next to us at Cape May, and I'm sure there were other times we were at the same event. I also know there were others I never got to meet that I wanted to meet. I hope I can meet those who I didn't get a chance to meet in December.

Same here Aaron. I missed meeting a lot of people on the ship. :confused3

dpuck1998
05-18-2009, 08:13 AM
Hi Stacy :wave:
I feel so stupid saying this or even asking this, but I don't think we ever spoke the entire trip, or at least I don't think we did. If we didn't get a chance to meet each other I apologize. I know you were at the table next to us at Cape May, and I'm sure there were other times we were at the same event. I also know there were others I never got to meet that I wanted to meet. I hope I can meet those who I didn't get a chance to meet in December.

I didn't get to meet Stacy either :( She must have been hiding from us! She was high on my list (you pick what list ;) )

Illini Disney Guy
05-18-2009, 09:58 AM
I want to go so bad, but I just have to convince my wife to go now. She is worried about the cost, but I told her it is a once in a lifetime trip.

T

DisneyKevin
05-18-2009, 10:32 AM
I feel so special.....

I got to meet Stacey.

Many times.

Where WERE you guys??????

;););););););););););););)

shellyminnie
05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Uh-oh . . . video from karoke night has made its way on to facebook :rotfl2:

Aaron, I swear I had nothing to do with it!! :lmao:

Love That Mouse
05-18-2009, 10:54 AM
Good Morning,

I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right place, but I will give it a try.

My husband and I would really like to go on the 2010 podcast cruise, but we are teachers and I'm not sure taking our 7th grader out for a week is a good idea. I looked at the prices and they look FABULOUS!! I submitted a request for June 2010 and the price was double. Does anyone know if there is a time to cruise when kids are not in school the would be similar to Dec. 2010. Is is cheaper to cruise in August???

Thanks for any advice or info.

Susan and Mike Copen

spaddy
05-18-2009, 10:55 AM
Page 7 already?

I am trying to get back to reality. Luckily I have the DIS to distract me a little.

I didn't get to meet everyone either. I did get to meet Stacey and her family and lots of other people. It was fun walking around the ship and seeing people you know.

I am still a little upset that I missed Karoke. I was so exhausted I was in bed early. The heat on Castaway Cay knocked me out.

KimStaR
05-18-2009, 11:07 AM
That reminds me, I have some pictures of you!!!!

At karoke:
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02192.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02190.jpg



Hey other Kim,

Do you have any more pictures from Kareoke night? I can't believe I actually went up there!:scared1: It was fun though.

kab407
05-18-2009, 11:42 AM
Hey other Kim,

Do you have any more pictures from Kareoke night? I can't believe I actually went up there!:scared1: It was fun though.

I have some. I'll try to get them downloaded tonight in between grocery shopping and packing. I have to head out to Cleveland :(.

kimisabella
05-18-2009, 11:43 AM
These are all the pics I have of Karoke - it was dark in there so the pics aren't that great. I also have pics of the other group singing, but all of the pics have Kevin in it, so I won't post them here.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02181.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02182.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02183.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02184.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02185.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02186.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02187.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02188.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02189.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02190.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02191.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv228/podcast_cruise/kimisabella/DSC02192.jpg

KimStaR
05-18-2009, 11:48 AM
awesome!

ADP
05-18-2009, 11:53 AM
Uh-oh . . . video from karoke night has made its way on to facebook :rotfl2:

Aaron, I swear I had nothing to do with it!! :lmao:
That's ok Shelly. I'd never blame you. ;) That was probably one of the worst songs I could have picked. :rotfl: But, going up on stage was fun. I'm glad I did it. Plus I had a bunch of my friends backing me up. :hug:

spaddy
05-18-2009, 11:54 AM
That's ok Shelly. I'd never blame you. ;) That was probably one of the worst songs I could have picked. :rotfl: But, going up on stage was fun. I'm glad I did it. Plus I had a bunch of my friends backing me up. :hug:

Aaron, I watched the video and you sounded great. I wish I could sing that well. I never realized how long that song is. I bet you didn't either.:rotfl:

jeanigor
05-18-2009, 11:58 AM
First page - yahoooo
Enjoy the quiet now before Todd gets back :laughing:

:rolleyes1 a most deserved reputation

Of course I'm in!!!

To all those joining us on 2.0, welcome and posting lessons start on Monday. Hang on to your hats it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Also, it's not being on page one, it's where you end up in overall post count. Just ask Todd.

I'm so screwed when Todd gets home. Maybe I should stop multi-quoting now so I stand a chance later.

I don't talk that much, do I?:happytv::rotfl::laughing:

jeanigor
05-18-2009, 12:17 PM
Did you add a few days before and/or after your cruise?

If so, how many? And if you are going on the 2010 Podcast cruise will you be making any changes to it? We are toying with the idea of 3 days before and two days after to take in The Osborne Lights, The Candlelight Processional and MVMCP.... By the time we get home I'll need a week off to rest.

Would appreciate your thoughts...

Mark

I did a day and a half before and two and a half after. Pre-cruise, I didn't get into the parks at all. Just running around town and the resorts and the Muddy Buddy. Afterward, crammed all four parks into those days. Thank heavens for light crowds. Got a lot more done than I was expecting. I would like to do a MVMCP as well as see the Osborne lights and perhaps a Candlelight Processional dinner package.

I got home from the airport around 12:30 Sunday morning and had all of Sunday to recuperate before jumping back into the real world. Did I relax? Nope. Planted the flowerbeds and ran with the dogs and started unpacking.

Tracy should already have it. I didn't get all the confirmations but I'm contacting DCL to get the ones that are missing. I'll send out notices when I get them all entered.

YOU ARE ON VACATION!!! DH BILL SHOULD LOCK YOUR LAPTOP IN THE SAFE OR CUT THE CORD WITH HIS LEATHERMAN.



I got to meet a lot of great people. But I know there are people I didn't have a chance to even say hello to, let alone share a moment. All the more reason to go in 2010.

And :welcome: to all the new cruisers. If you have any doubts about cruising, put them to rest. I should have listened to Pete, the crew and other DISers when they said it would be fun. It was a blast and pretty much everyone was just like they are on the boards. Warm, welcoming, caring, funny, smart, wonderful. Kinda like a great big HAPPY family, minus the weird aunt and uncle from North Dakota.

experiment_627
05-18-2009, 12:17 PM
Hi Stacy :wave:
I feel so stupid saying this or even asking this, but I don't think we ever spoke the entire trip, or at least I don't think we did. If we didn't get a chance to meet each other I apologize. I know you were at the table next to us at Cape May, and I'm sure there were other times we were at the same event. I also know there were others I never got to meet that I wanted to meet. I hope I can meet those who I didn't get a chance to meet in December.

I didn't get to meet you, Aaron, Puck, and lots of others that I wanted to. :( I was actually next to you at Shutters one evening, but I didn't say anything. I had moments where I just introduced myself to whomever...other times I had a shy attack I guess.

Guess I'll have to wait until round two for that. :goodvibes

experiment_627
05-18-2009, 12:18 PM
...double post...bah...

:badpc:

experiment_627
05-18-2009, 12:29 PM
I feel so special.....

I got to meet Stacey.

Many times.

Where WERE you guys??????

;););););););););););););)

I got to meet and have lunch with Stacy and her awesome family. :thumbsup2 Come to think of it, there is a picture of me with Kevin and Stacy floating around somewhere. :goodvibes

Uh-oh . . . video from karoke night has made its way on to facebook :rotfl2:

Aaron, I swear I had nothing to do with it!! :lmao:

Darn work getting in the way of watching it.

Page 7 already?

I am trying to get back to reality. Luckily I have the DIS to distract me a little.

I didn't get to meet everyone either. I did get to meet Stacey and her family and lots of other people. It was fun walking around the ship and seeing people you know.

I am still a little upset that I missed Karoke. I was so exhausted I was in bed early. The heat on Castaway Cay knocked me out.

We turned in early that night too. :sad2: We had a blast last time, and we didn't even know anyone. I should have known it would be even better with a bunch of DISers. Next time...

DVCsince02
05-18-2009, 12:31 PM
Kinda like a great big HAPPY family, minus the weird aunt and uncle from North Dakota.

Oh, they were there too.:rotfl:

...double post...bah...

:badpc:

Posting foul! Where is Tonya?

Tonya2426
05-18-2009, 12:36 PM
...double post...bah...

:badpc:



Posting foul! Where is Tonya?

Candy is the first person to get a posting foul for Podcast Cruise 2.0!!! She owes us all a round of drinks :yay::yay::yay:

BTW, I am partial to the Citron Martini. :rolleyes1

Dodie
05-18-2009, 12:41 PM
:wave2: Hi computernut friends and NEW computernut friends to-be!

:dance3:

I added my countdown ticker this morning. It rotates with my September Poly trip, but it's definitely down there!

Plutes
05-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Okay...we're going to try to REALLY make it this time!!

Quote request is in...now I just have to get myself one of those countdown thingies to make it real! :goodvibes

experiment_627
05-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Candy is the first person to get a posting foul for Podcast Cruise 2.0!!! She owes us all a round of drinks :yay::yay::yay:

BTW, I am partial to the Citron Martini. :rolleyes1


Yikes! My bar tab will be more than the cost of the cruise. :eek:

ADP
05-18-2009, 03:22 PM
awesome!

These are all the pics I have of Karoke - it was dark in there so the pics aren't that great. I also have pics of the other group singing, but all of the pics have Kevin in it, so I won't post them here.

Thanks for posting these pictures Andrea. Pretty cool.

Aaron, I watched the video and you sounded great. I wish I could sing that well. I never realized how long that song is. I bet you didn't either.:rotfl:
Thanks Anne! It didn't seem that long when I was on stage.

I didn't get to meet you, Aaron, Puck, and lots of others that I wanted to. :( I was actually next to you at Shutters one evening, but I didn't say anything. I had moments where I just introduced myself to whomever...other times I had a shy attack I guess.

Guess I'll have to wait until round two for that. :goodvibes
Sorry I missed you Candy.

OKW Lover
05-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I think this is just a "holding room" for us ;) Like a shiney object to keep us busy until she returns.

What some of us need is a "holding room" with padded walls. :rolleyes1

brookelizabeth
05-18-2009, 04:22 PM
I don't post much on this Board, but do listen to the Podcast and we are hoping to make it in 2010! :yay:

dpuck1998
05-18-2009, 06:14 PM
I don't post much on this Board, but do listen to the Podcast and we are hoping to make it in 2010! :yay:

Well...book then post more....nuff said ;)

DVCsince02
05-18-2009, 06:19 PM
Okay friends, I just got done confirming what I thought. We got a quote onboard, but decided to wait to see how the kids do when we cruise again next month. We would still receive the 2 onboard credits and the 50% off deposit, but the price of the actual stateroom "may" increase. What are the chances of that actually happening?

We plan on re-booking, but to be honest, our monies are tied up for about 3 weeks for other expenses (darn beach house ;)). So we wanted to wait to re-book next month.

AnneR
05-18-2009, 06:38 PM
Okay here's my story -

I am so on the fence. I have never been on a cruise, actually never even thought I would want to.

The first Podcast cruise sounds like it was really great so now - what to do?

My husband has no intention of getting on a ship. My oldest daughter can't take time off during December (works retail and it is blacked out) and I can't take my younger daughters out of school.

So how much would the upcharge be for going single? I need my space and don't think I make a very good roommate.

dpuck1998
05-18-2009, 06:38 PM
Okay friends, I just got done confirming what I thought. We got a quote onboard, but decided to wait to see how the kids do when we cruise again next month. We would still receive the 2 onboard credits and the 50% off deposit, but the price of the actual stateroom "may" increase. What are the chances of that actually happening?

We plan on re-booking, but to be honest, our monies are tied up for about 3 weeks for other expenses (darn beach house ;)). So we wanted to wait to re-book next month.

Well I think the prices go up as the ship fills up. I would gamble that you are pretty safe in the next 3 months since the cruise is still so far away. I doubt more than just DIS'ers will be booking this cruise date any time soon.

jeanigor
05-18-2009, 07:35 PM
What some of us need is a "holding room" with padded walls. :rolleyes1

Hey, I resemble that remark!

mainegal
05-18-2009, 08:09 PM
Okay here's my story -

So how much would the upcharge be for going single? I need my space and don't think I make a very good roommate.

You would pay the "single supplement" - 175%. WOW! Sure you don't think you could take on a roommate?

kimisabella
05-18-2009, 08:14 PM
I don't talk that much, do I?:happytv::rotfl::laughing:

We wouldn't want it any other way :hug:

yitbos96bb
05-18-2009, 08:46 PM
I just wanted to be first.

So there....:banana:

Isn't a first post a violation of TOS? :-P

Sic him Moderators!

yitbos96bb
05-18-2009, 08:48 PM
Stoked to be going. This will be our first cruise ever. Sounds like a blast... me, the wife and our little girl who will be just shy of 2. Should be a blast.

AnneR
05-18-2009, 08:54 PM
You would pay the "single supplement" - 175%. WOW! Sure you don't think you could take on a roommate?

Yikes!

My problem is that I am not a good sleeper. My kids say that my body does not know what sleeping in is. I tend to be up and ready to go no matter how early it is. Can you say 2:30 am?:scared1:

I am definitely going to have to think on this some more. Maybe my daughter can get a new job by next December.

klam_chowder
05-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Did you add a few days before and/or after your cruise?

If so, how many? And if you are going on the 2010 Podcast cruise will you be making any changes to it? We are toying with the idea of 3 days before and two days after to take in The Osborne Lights, The Candlelight Processional and MVMCP.... By the time we get home I'll need a week off to rest.

Would appreciate your thoughts...

Mark

A few days before and after the cruise made the most sense since airfare was the same and DU's Dolphin rate was fab ($99/nt). Besides, I would have felt like I was "suffering" if I didn't get to the parks on this trip :rotfl2:

2 full days before; 3.5 days after:


We flew in Thurs after work so we'd have all Fri & Sat in the parks before the cruise. Our flight was to arrive at 10pm so the idea was to have an early nite when we got to the Dolphin but I was too excited to sleep so we went to the Boardwalk for drinks & dessert instead. :rotfl:

Spent Fri at Typhoon Lagoon & DTD/DisneyQuest, and Sat in MK. Cruised Sun-Thurs.

After leaving the ship on Thurs morning, we were inside DHS by 10:15. :cool1: Friday was AK & Blizzard Beach. Saturday was Epcot.

Maximized our vacation days by taking a 7:30pm flight out on Sunday so had breakfast at Kona Cafe, rode the front of the monorail to Epcot, and then hung out at the Dolphin's 3 acre pool area for the afternoon until we caught our flight. Our flight was delayed so we didn't get home til midnite but I'd do it the same the next time...my motto is we can sleep when we're dead! :lmao:

I'd definitely recommend bookending your cruise with extra days. Next trip we'll do our first visits to KSC, US & SW instead of WDW parks. :thumbsup2

Same here Aaron. I missed meeting a lot of people on the ship. :confused3

I didn't get to meet you Paul but did meet your lovely wife at the pool - she is as warm and friendly as KK advertises her to be! :rotfl:

I got to meet a lot of great people. But I know there are people I didn't have a chance to even say hello to, let alone share a moment. All the more reason to go in 2010.

It was fab to share some moments with you Todd...you're one that definitely lived up to your billing :banana: I noticed you really made an effort to meet so many Dis'ers and I'm sure I speak for many when I say your inclusiveness was certainly appreciated! :hug:


:welcome: to all the Dis'ers fence sitting or sailing on the next cruise! Pete does things right so lay aside your concerns and drink the koolaid :dance3:

cheers,
:flower3:

scarlett873
05-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Got my confirmation this evening! We're rebooked and in the same cabin as we were this last time! Wooo! Now keep your fingers crossed that we can actually go...

SamIAm21
05-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Is Disney still offering the lower rate for the deposit? Or does that not apply here? That would certainly help me out at this point!

Renysmom
05-18-2009, 09:57 PM
We are thinking we will go down on Wednesday before the cruise using our DVC points then drive back Thursday after the cruise which will still give me a few days at home before I have to go back to work. Since it's the week before Christmas when we get off the ship, I will need to get home and get holiday things done I am sure..

Launchpad11B
05-19-2009, 04:28 AM
I didn't get to meet you Paul but did meet your lovely wife at the pool - she is as warm and friendly as KK advertises her to be! :rotfl:

Thanks Klam, she is pretty awesome. I should have spoken to more people. Alicia says my grumpy looking face is not very inviting. I'm seeing a lot of posts from folks and wondering how I missed meeting them on the ship. :confused3

Renysmom
05-19-2009, 04:59 AM
Is Disney still offering the lower rate for the deposit? Or does that not apply here? That would certainly help me out at this point!

Sam -

On one of the threads I read the deposit is $100 per person.
I am sure John or Kevin will confirm

tmli
05-19-2009, 07:12 AM
Chris (Slapwhitey) and I just returned home yesterday and we are exhausted!! We did have our dinner with the crew on Sunday evening and it was everything we hoped for and more!! The food at Celebration tavern is incredible!! Even though I was talking way too much and kept forgetting to eat!!!

We are also signed up for the second cruise. We did get to meet some of you, not as many as we would have liked. Unfortunately we are both incredibly shy and not very outgoing!!

safetymom
05-19-2009, 07:16 AM
It was great seeing the 3 of you at dinner. I enjoyed talking with you again.

bigmoonmullen
05-19-2009, 07:25 AM
A few days before and after the cruise made the most sense since airfare was the same and DU's Dolphin rate was fab ($99/nt). Besides, I would have felt like I was "suffering" if I didn't get to the parks on this trip :rotfl2:

2 full days before; 3.5 days after:


We flew in Thurs after work so we'd have all Fri & Sat in the parks before the cruise. Our flight was to arrive at 10pm so the idea was to have an early nite when we got to the Dolphin but I was too excited to sleep so we went to the Boardwalk for drinks & dessert instead. :rotfl:

Spent Fri at Typhoon Lagoon & DTD/DisneyQuest, and Sat in MK. Cruised Sun-Thurs.

After leaving the ship on Thurs morning, we were inside DHS by 10:15. :cool1: Friday was AK & Blizzard Beach. Saturday was Epcot.

Maximized our vacation days by taking a 7:30pm flight out on Sunday so had breakfast at Kona Cafe, rode the front of the monorail to Epcot, and then hung out at the Dolphin's 3 acre pool area for the afternoon until we caught our flight. Our flight was delayed so we didn't get home til midnite but I'd do it the same the next time...my motto is we can sleep when we're dead! :lmao:

I'd definitely recommend bookending your cruise with extra days. Next trip we'll do our first visits to KSC, US & SW instead of WDW parks. :thumbsup2



I didn't get to meet you Paul but did meet your lovely wife at the pool - she is as warm and friendly as KK advertises her to be! :rotfl:



It was fab to share some moments with you Todd...you're one that definitely lived up to your billing :banana: I noticed you really made an effort to meet so many Dis'ers and I'm sure I speak for many when I say your inclusiveness was certainly appreciated! :hug:


:welcome: to all the Dis'ers fence sitting or sailing on the next cruise! Pete does things right so lay aside your concerns and drink the koolaid :dance3:

cheers,
:flower3:

Hi klam_chowder:

Thank you for your thoughts. I'm currently thinking about arriving Thursday Morning (3days before) and departing Saturday Mid-day (2 days after). I like the thought of resting when I'm dead but actually think I will need to rest on Sunday:thumbsup2. Saturday afternoon/evening would be for laundry.

Mark

jeanigor
05-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Hi klam_chowder:

Thank you for your thoughts. I'm currently thinking about arriving Thursday Morning (3days before) and departing Saturday Mid-day (2 days after). I like the thought of resting when I'm dead but actually think I will need to rest on Sunday:thumbsup2. Saturday afternoon/evening would be for laundry.

Mark

She has the right idea in my mind. Not sure how it would be with a large family, but as a solo traveler it was perfect.:thumbsup2

Dodie
05-19-2009, 08:30 AM
Just to throw in what we did - because it worked very well for the two of us --

We are DVC - so we used points for our pre and post cruise stays.

We flew down Saturday morning and spent that day in the parks, meeting with our shipmates that evening for the first time. (We stayed in our home resort - VWL - in a studio for this one night.)

The cruise was then Sunday - Thursday morning.

We stayed Thursday and Friday nights at the BWV in a 1 BR to be closer to the post-cruise "action." This gave us Thursday and Friday to ourselves, but allowed us to meet back up with the rowdies for DATW on Friday night.

Our flight didn't depart until Saturday evening, so we were able to hit AK and DTD on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

This got us home on Saturday night so we had Sunday to ease back into the real world.

maiziezoe
05-19-2009, 08:56 AM
We rebooked on the ship. We ALMOST booked two cruises, but decided against it.... for now.

We had so much fun. My un-disney-lover DH had a great time. I started having health issues soon after we arrived on the boat (nothing contagious... Lupus issues) and found that I was tired almost the entire trip. I slept more than I would have liked. However, I am prepared to do it all again in 19 months!

dpuck1998
05-19-2009, 09:03 AM
We rebooked on the ship. We ALMOST booked two cruises, but decided against it.... for now.

We had so much fun. My un-disney-lover DH had a great time. I started having health issues soon after we arrived on the boat (nothing contagious... Lupus issues) and found that I was tired almost the entire trip. I slept more than I would have liked. However, I am prepared to do it all again in 19 months!

HI ANN! Sorry I didn't get to see you anymore than passing on the elevator!

Next cruise! You can buy me a drink :rotfl2:

maiziezoe
05-19-2009, 09:06 AM
HI ANN! Sorry I didn't get to see you anymore than passing on the elevator!

Next cruise! You can buy me a drink :rotfl2:

Consider it done, Squishy!!! :thumbsup2

ADP
05-19-2009, 09:34 AM
Got my confirmation this evening! We're rebooked and in the same cabin as we were this last time! Wooo! Now keep your fingers crossed that we can actually go...
Wow! Was that a coincidence or did you request the same cabin? When I rebooked I got the cabin on the other side of the boat with the same last 2 numbers. We were in 7563 during this cruise. When I rebooked on board I was assigned 7063.

maiziezoe
05-19-2009, 09:50 AM
We asked for the same cabins and got them! :cool1:

I'm not sure who my DH ran into on deck 4 after the Blackhawks game on Tuesday... but I want to thank you. He came away from that meeting Disney-fied.

ADP
05-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Has anyone seen the weather in Florida and the Bahamas this week. If the Podcast Cruise would have been one week later it could have been a wash out. Whoever picked May 10th - 14th instead of May 17th - 21st.....Thank You! :)

I heard on the Weather Channel this morning that Port Canaveral alone may get up to 7 inches of rain in the next couple of days.:scared1: I know this is good for Central Florida in general because they need the rain, but wow, they are getting it all at once. The Bahamas too!

kimisabella
05-19-2009, 10:12 AM
Has anyone seen the weather in Florida and the Bahamas this week. If the Podcast Cruise would have been one week later it could have been a wash out. Whoever picked May 10th - 14th instead of May 17th - 21st.....Thank You! :)

I heard on the Weather Channel this morning that Port Canaveral alone may get up to 7 inches of rain in the next couple of days.:scared1: I know this is good for Central Florida in general because they need the rain, but wow, they are getting it all at once. The Bahamas too!

Aaron - I just was telling my husband the same thing - we got lucky!! Beautiful weather, calm seas, we couldn't have asked for anything more.

shellyminnie
05-19-2009, 11:09 AM
Has anyone seen the weather in Florida and the Bahamas this week. If the Podcast Cruise would have been one week later it could have been a wash out. Whoever picked May 10th - 14th instead of May 17th - 21st.....Thank You! :)

I heard on the Weather Channel this morning that Port Canaveral alone may get up to 7 inches of rain in the next couple of days.:scared1: I know this is good for Central Florida in general because they need the rain, but wow, they are getting it all at once. The Bahamas too!

I know we needed the rain and I'm glad its not surface of the sun hot, but it has been raining almost nonstop for the past 36 hours!!! Enough already!!

Plutes
05-19-2009, 11:20 AM
Not sure if I should post this here, or start a new thread, but just have a quick question...

Can you pay off the cruise a little at a time? And, if so, how?? Right through the DU website???

One of the reasons DH & I had to cancel the first cruise was because of finances - we just didn't plan properly for the extra vacation expense. So, I want to make sure we don't make that mistake again...we WILL make this one...I'm determined!!!! :goodvibes

DisneyKevin
05-19-2009, 11:27 AM
Not sure if I should post this here, or start a new thread, but just have a quick question...

Can you pay off the cruise a little at a time? And, if so, how?? Right through the DU website???

One of the reasons DH & I had to cancel the first cruise was because of finances - we just didn't plan properly for the extra vacation expense. So, I want to make sure we don't make that mistake again...we WILL make this one...I'm determined!!!! :goodvibes

You can make payments either via the toll free number or online.

Your cruise must be paid in full by the balance due date.

Hope that helps.

Plutes
05-19-2009, 11:27 AM
You can make payments either via the toll free number or online.

Your cruise must be paid in full by the balance due date.

Hope that helps.

That definitely helps!

Thanks Kevin!

DisneyKevin
05-19-2009, 11:28 AM
Your final balance is due September 27, 2010.

:thumbsup2

Plutes
05-19-2009, 11:34 AM
Your final balance is due September 27, 2010.

:thumbsup2

UGH!! Sounds so far away!!

(Although, I guess that's a good thing in terms of paying for it! ;))

MenashaCorp
05-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks Klam, she is pretty awesome. I should have spoken to more people. Alicia says my grumpy looking face is not very inviting. I'm seeing a lot of posts from folks and wondering how I missed meeting them on the ship. :confused3


Everyone should talk to Paul. He's a great guy. :goodvibes

DUHgreg
05-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Not sure if I should post this here, or start a new thread, but just have a quick question...

Can you pay off the cruise a little at a time? And, if so, how?? Right through the DU website???

One of the reasons DH & I had to cancel the first cruise was because of finances - we just didn't plan properly for the extra vacation expense. So, I want to make sure we don't make that mistake again...we WILL make this one...I'm determined!!!! :goodvibes

We'll be using the same system as for the first cruise. $100/month until the balance is due. Worked out to be much easier on the budget. Online interim payments need to be at least that amount.

jeanigor
05-19-2009, 11:58 AM
We'll be using the same system as for the first cruise. $100/month until the balance is due. Worked out to be much easier on the budget. Online interim payments need to be at least that amount.

This is how I budgeted it as well. Its far easier to find $25 a week for a while than magically have $1K drop in your lap.

kab407
05-19-2009, 11:58 AM
Everyone should talk to Paul. He's a great guy. :goodvibes

You aren't so bad yourself. Although, I like Susan slightly better. She did not mock me in front of Tracy and Bill.

Dodie
05-19-2009, 11:58 AM
We'll be using the same system as for the first cruise. $100/month until the balance is due. Worked out to be much easier on the budget. Online interim payments need to be at least that amount.

This is exactly what we did. No problems! Very easy. Practically painless financially that way.

dpuck1998
05-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Everyone should talk to Paul. He's a great guy. :goodvibes

Did he make you say that?

Plutes
05-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Yeah, now I'm really kicking myself for screwing up the last one!

Oh well...at least I'll make up for our past mistake now...2.0 here we come!!

yitbos96bb
05-19-2009, 12:12 PM
UGH!! Sounds so far away!!

(Although, I guess that's a good thing in terms of paying for it! ;))

Yeah... I like it... Gives me time to pay it off... also glad that we can pay a little as we go... That way it doesn't sit in savings tempting me for some stupid impulse purchase.

tickledtink33
05-19-2009, 12:12 PM
Has anyone seen the weather in Florida and the Bahamas this week. If the Podcast Cruise would have been one week later it could have been a wash out. Whoever picked May 10th - 14th instead of May 17th - 21st.....Thank You! :)

I heard on the Weather Channel this morning that Port Canaveral alone may get up to 7 inches of rain in the next couple of days.:scared1: I know this is good for Central Florida in general because they need the rain, but wow, they are getting it all at once. The Bahamas too!

I saw this when I was checking the weather on my Iphone last night. Anna is still down in WDW until Thursday. I hope she is staying dry.

PS - I am missing all the great people I met on the first cruise. Glad to see soo many are returning for the second.

MenashaCorp
05-19-2009, 12:21 PM
You aren't so bad yourself. Although, I like Susan slightly better. She did not mock me in front of Tracy and Bill.

I'm an equal opportunity mocker. If you remember, I also mocked you in front of your mom!! :lmao: :goodvibes

Did he make you say that?


He probably could, but didn't have to. ;)

cocowum
05-19-2009, 12:29 PM
We asked for the same cabins and got them! :cool1:



We also rebooked the same cabin.:cool1: It was an awesome location!
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr181/launchpad11b/helmet311-1.jpg

Plutes
05-19-2009, 12:33 PM
We also rebooked the same cabin.:cool1: It was an awesome location!
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr181/launchpad11b/helmet311-1.jpg

Gorgeous pic, Alicia! Where was your cabin located??

Launchpad11B
05-19-2009, 12:34 PM
Everyone should talk to Paul. He's a great guy. :goodvibes

Aw go on. :blush:

DisneyKevin
05-19-2009, 12:37 PM
I saw this when I was checking the weather on my Iphone last night. Anna is still down in WDW until Thursday. I hope she is staying dry.

If Anna is in Central Florida....she's not dry. :)

It has rained for two days.

I'm not complaining as we were desperate for rain, but the temperature is 68 degrees and its WET. It's actually chilly.

It's supposed rain through Thursday and then it's rain and lightning. Woohoo!

I'm glad the weather last week was PERFECT.

experiment_627
05-19-2009, 12:51 PM
We rebooked on the ship. We ALMOST booked two cruises, but decided against it.... for now.

We had so much fun. My un-disney-lover DH had a great time. I started having health issues soon after we arrived on the boat (nothing contagious... Lupus issues) and found that I was tired almost the entire trip. I slept more than I would have liked. However, I am prepared to do it all again in 19 months!

I know we didn't talk much, but I enjoyed having dinner next to you guys each night. Your kids are adorable. :goodvibes

georgemoe
05-19-2009, 01:09 PM
We came out of "Circle of Life" in "The Land" yesterday around noon and part of the exit ramp was under about 5" of water in one spot. :scared1:

cocowum
05-19-2009, 01:13 PM
Gorgeous pic, Alicia! Where was your cabin located??

6550. :goodvibes :thumbsup2

Launchpad11B
05-19-2009, 01:15 PM
6550. :goodvibes :thumbsup2

Howdy babe! :love:

cocowum
05-19-2009, 01:20 PM
Howdy babe! :love:

Hiya big fella...:love:

Disneybridein2k3
05-19-2009, 01:53 PM
You can make payments either via the toll free number or online.

Your cruise must be paid in full by the balance due date.

Hope that helps.
Your response showed up 7 minutes after the question was asked - so, are you the new AskTracy? :love:

tickledtink33
05-19-2009, 02:39 PM
If Anna is in Central Florida....she's not dry. :)

It has rained for two days.

I'm not complaining as we were desperate for rain, but the temperature is 68 degrees and its WET. It's actually chilly.

It's supposed rain through Thursday and then it's rain and lightning. Woohoo!

I'm glad the weather last week was PERFECT.

Katherine, John and their 2 boys Johnny and Kenny are also down in WDW till Thursday. I guess they are not dry either.

68 degrees and rainy, YUCK

tickledtink33
05-19-2009, 02:41 PM
6550. :goodvibes :thumbsup2

Loving your new tag :thumbsup2

winotracy
05-19-2009, 03:49 PM
I saw this when I was checking the weather on my Iphone last night. Anna is still down in WDW until Thursday. I hope she is staying dry.

PS - I am missing all the great people I met on the first cruise. Glad to see soo many are returning for the second.

If Anna is in Central Florida....she's not dry. :)

It has rained for two days.

I'm not complaining as we were desperate for rain, but the temperature is 68 degrees and its WET. It's actually chilly.

It's supposed rain through Thursday and then it's rain and lightning. Woohoo!

I'm glad the weather last week was PERFECT.

Not dry at all. We did the backstage magic tour today and got soaked!! I'm not leaving my room until it stops raining -- or Saturday, whichever comes first :lmao:

OKW Lover
05-19-2009, 04:14 PM
Howdy babe! :love:

Hiya big fella...:love:

Geeez folks, get a room. ;)

Oh wait, you already have a room. Never mind. :rolleyes:

spaddy
05-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Not dry at all. We did the backstage magic tour today and got soaked!! I'm not leaving my room until it stops raining -- or Saturday, whichever comes first :lmao:

I am sorry it is rain for you. I am sure the weather will be nicer in St Thomas.

I was looking at the weather for this week in the Bahamas also and it looks wet. We were very lucky. I don't think you could ask for nicer weather.



How is everyone adjusting to "real life"? I am having trouble.:rotfl:

cocowum
05-19-2009, 04:58 PM
Geeez folks, get a room. ;)

Oh wait, you already have a room. Never mind. :rolleyes:
;)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg

Loving your new tag :thumbsup2
Me too!!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:


How is everyone adjusting to "real life"? I am having trouble.:rotfl:

Me!!! :wave:

safetymom
05-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)

DVCsince02
05-19-2009, 06:20 PM
Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)

:rotfl:I'll talk to you Kathy.:hug:

UrsulasShadow
05-19-2009, 06:28 PM
I am spying already!

Unless my parents want to be REALLY generous for my 21st/22nd Birthday present, it's just not gonna happen! (Or i happen to win one :rolleyes:)

I might be able to be in Disney around that time, but just listening to the cruise podcast is making me want to go to the point of tears!

I'm bringing my kids (figures...everyone else is leaving theirs at home!), this is a graduation present for my DD. And of course I have to bring my li'l boy, too (DS20). Just going to leave ol' grumpy at home this time.

Question...did anyone else find those fold-down beds in the cabins extremely hard??? I tried lying on one, and it was brutal! Can you ask for extra padding on those things? Or should I bring an eggcrate pad for the beds/bunks?

georgemoe
05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
I'm bringing my kids (figures...everyone else is leaving theirs at home!), this is a graduation present for my DD. And of course I have to bring my li'l boy, too (DS20). Just going to leave ol' grumpy at home this time.

Question...did anyone else find those fold-down beds in the cabins extremely hard??? I tried lying on one, and it was brutal! Can you ask for extra padding on those things? Or should I bring an eggcrate pad for the beds/bunks?

Extra drinks might work just as well wine-wife. :)

pjpoohbear
05-19-2009, 08:07 PM
I am hoping to join up, but I have to talk to Tracy 1st and see if I can move a dummy date booked onboard to this cruise, or if that is a no go. I listened to the cruise podcast and cried in the grocery store, just a little, at the end because I missed out on what sounded like a great time.

Pj

experiment_627
05-19-2009, 08:07 PM
;)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg

That is so sweet. :lovestruc

aspen37
05-19-2009, 08:23 PM
I saw this when I was checking the weather on my Iphone last night. Anna is still down in WDW until Thursday. I hope she is staying dry.

PS - I am missing all the great people I met on the first cruise. Glad to see soo many are returning for the second.

Hi Kim! I wish you were still here with me.
It started raining on Sunday around 6:00pm and hasn't stopped. I did laundry and just hung around POR yesterday. Last night Katherine, John, and I went to DTD and had dinner at Portobello Yacht Club. It was very good. After dinner we went to Ghiradelli's for Sundaes. We saw Rob and talked for a while.
Today I went to Epcot for a few hours, and then went back to POR around 2:00. I had dinner at Yachtsman Steak House tonight. I was really good. Tomorrow I hope I can go over to Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom.
It is raining really hard right now. I was thinking of going for a walk but not now. :sad2: I hope the rain lets up some tomorrow so I can get a few rides in.

aspen37
05-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Not dry at all. We did the backstage magic tour today and got soaked!! I'm not leaving my room until it stops raining -- or Saturday, whichever comes first :lmao:

The way it sounds Saturday might come first. :sad2:

tickledtink33
05-19-2009, 09:32 PM
Hi Kim! I wish you were still here with me.
It started raining on Sunday around 6:00pm and hasn't stopped. I did laundry and just hung around POR yesterday. Last night Katherine, John, and I went to DTD and had dinner at Portobello Yacht Club. It was very good. After dinner we went to Ghiradelli's for Sundaes. We saw Rob and talked for a while.
Today I went to Epcot for a few hours, and then went back to POR around 2:00. I had dinner at Yachtsman Steak House tonight. I was really good. Tomorrow I hope I can go over to Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom.
It is raining really hard right now. I was thinking of going for a walk but not now. :sad2: I hope the rain lets up some tomorrow so I can get a few rides in.

It sounds like you are keeping busy. And eating much better than me. :lmao: I ate at Red Robbin last night. Say hi to Kat and John for me when you see them on Thursday.

ADP
05-19-2009, 10:00 PM
Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)
They don't know what there missing Kathy! We love talking to you.

;)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg
Wow! Great photo Alicia. Don't they look great together. :)

Hi Kim! I wish you were still here with me.
It started raining on Sunday around 6:00pm and hasn't stopped. I did laundry and just hung around POR yesterday. Last night Katherine, John, and I went to DTD and had dinner at Portobello Yacht Club. It was very good. After dinner we went to Ghiradelli's for Sundaes. We saw Rob and talked for a while.
Today I went to Epcot for a few hours, and then went back to POR around 2:00. I had dinner at Yachtsman Steak House tonight. I was really good. Tomorrow I hope I can go over to Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom.
It is raining really hard right now. I was thinking of going for a walk but not now. :sad2: I hope the rain lets up some tomorrow so I can get a few rides in.
Hi Anna! I'm throwing a High pressure system your way to clear out the rain and clouds.

It sounds like you are keeping busy. And eating much better than me. :lmao: I ate at Red Robbin last night. Say hi to Kat and John for me when you see them on Thursday.
Hi Kim. Red Robin Yummm....Congrats on the ABD trip. There's a big part of me that seriously wants to go.

tickledtink33
05-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Hi Kim. Red Robin Yummm....Congrats on the ABD trip. There's a big part of me that seriously wants to go.

Thanks Aaron. I'm very excited about it. I also realize that I am very lucky to be able to go on all these fabulous trips.

A.Mickey
05-19-2009, 10:32 PM
[QUOTE=cocowum;31898561];)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg

Thats a great pic of them!! Too Cute!! We were also at Epcot today, and boy was it wet, it is suppose to be wet until Thursday, the day we go home. At least we had wonderful weather for the cruise! I just wish we could have talked to alot more people, there just wasn't enough time to talk to everyone!! But I am glad we got to meet as many people as we did!! We had a blast! It surpassed our expectations by miles! We are going to Hollywood studios tomorrow and Jason actually wants to see the finale of the American Idol experience? :scared1: He isn't a fan of AI, but he was impressed with the talent at AIE.

cocowum
05-19-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow! Great photo Alicia. Don't they look great together. :)




Thanks Aaron ! I just wanted to add any pics I post were taken by Paul. He doesn't allow me to touch the camera. :laughing:

Mary Jo
05-19-2009, 11:26 PM
[quote=cocowum;31898561];)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg

Thats a great pic of them!! Too Cute!! We were also at Epcot today, and boy was it wet, it is suppose to be wet until Thursday, the day we go home. At least we had wonderful weather for the cruise! I just wish we could have talked to alot more people, there just wasn't enough time to talk to everyone!! But I am glad we got to meet as many people as we did!! We had a blast! It surpassed our expectations by miles! We are going to Hollywood studios tomorrow and Jason actually wants to see the finale of the American Idol experience? :scared1: He isn't a fan of AI, but he was impressed with the talent at AIE.


Great photo!!

I agree with the above. I wish I had been able to meet and talk to more people, instead of brief chats. I had a huge sinus headache the first three days of the cruise, and so missed out on a lot of daytime activities... I'm looking forward to rectifying that next time. :)

maiziezoe
05-19-2009, 11:46 PM
I know we didn't talk much, but I enjoyed having dinner next to you guys each night. Your kids are adorable. :goodvibes

awwww... thanks. I hope they didn't ruin your dining experience. They get a little antsy when dinner lasts 90 minutes. :)

Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)

I miss people smiling at me and saying hello to me every where I go. I went to dinner tonight and NO one put my napkin in my lap.

scarlett873
05-20-2009, 08:08 AM
:wave2:

I went and bought a bunch of stuff to scrapbook the last podcast cruise! I'm just waiting for DH to burn our photos to a DVD so that I can put them on my computer and begin playing...:thumbsup2

ADP
05-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Thanks Aaron ! I just wanted to add any pics I post were taken by Paul. He doesn't allow me to touch the camera. :laughing:
I should have guessed. I remember seeing Paul snapping pictures at DATW like he was some sort of New York Times reporter. :happytv:

Launchpad11B
05-20-2009, 08:39 AM
I should have guessed. I remember seeing Paul snapping pictures at DATW like he was some sort of New York Times reporter. :happytv:

I caught a picture of you with a frozen lemonade when you were supposed to be drinking beer!!! :scared1:

ADP
05-20-2009, 08:46 AM
I caught a picture of you with a frozen lemonade when you were supposed to be drinking beer!!! :scared1:
I'm never going to live that down. :sad2: Call it a bad error in judgement I guess. Regardless it did hit the spot. :upsidedow

jeanigor
05-20-2009, 08:47 AM
I'm never going to live that down. :sad2: Call it a bad error in judgement I guess. Regardless it did hit the spot. :upsidedow

I even drank beer. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

shellyminnie
05-20-2009, 08:53 AM
I even drank beer. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Along with many other things!!:rotfl:

ADP
05-20-2009, 08:59 AM
I even drank beer. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
:laughing:
I did as well, just not a Sam Adams. Jasmine and Alladin told me not to drink alcohol in the America Pavillion.

DVCsince02
05-20-2009, 09:09 AM
I think we all had a good sampling of the available beverages. ;)

georgemoe
05-20-2009, 09:22 AM
Beverages? There were beverages? :confused3

calypso*a*go-go
05-20-2009, 10:21 AM
I have a confession to make...the reason we didn't stick around for DATW is because DH had been sick the night before and spent most of the day in the room. We were very concerned that he might be experiencing symptoms of Swine Flu and didn't want to expose anyone else. Thankfully it only lasted about 24 hrs so we feel it was either something he ate or the heat. It sounds like we missed a really good time, but felt it was in the best interest of our fellow cruisers to bow out. Hopefully I can get a raincheck for the next time around!

ADP
05-20-2009, 10:33 AM
I have a confession to make...the reason we didn't stick around for DATW is because DH had been sick the night before and spent most of the day in the room. We were very concerned that he might be experiencing symptoms of Swine Flu and didn't want to expose anyone else. Thankfully it only lasted about 24 hrs so we feel it was either something he ate or the heat. It sounds like we missed a really good time, but felt it was in the best interest of our fellow cruisers to bow out. Hopefully I can get a raincheck for the next time around!
Sorry to hear that Lisa. I hope Mark is doing ok now (sounds like it). You know you'll always have a rain check with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

calypso*a*go-go
05-20-2009, 10:47 AM
Sorry to hear that Lisa. I hope Mark is doing ok now (sounds like it). You know you'll always have a rain check with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Thanks Aaron. The kids and I went to Epcot without Mark, but then he joined us about 5pm. He was feeling better at that point, but didn't want to have any "adult" beverages just in case his nausea came back. We were just so grateful it didn't turn into anything worse as it was my biggest fear that we'd be unable to make the long trip home.

shellyminnie
05-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Thanks Aaron. The kids and I went to Epcot without Mark, but then he joined us about 5pm. He was feeling better at that point, but didn't want to have any "adult" beverages just in case his nausea came back. We were just so grateful it didn't turn into anything worse as it was my biggest fear that we'd be unable to make the long trip home.

I was wondering where you had disppeared too!! Glad to hear Mark's feeling better!!

calypso*a*go-go
05-20-2009, 12:45 PM
I was wondering where you had disppeared too!! Glad to hear Mark's feeling better!!

Thanks Shelly :goodvibes

aGoofyMom
05-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Chris (Slapwhitey) and I just returned home yesterday and we are exhausted!! We did have our dinner with the crew on Sunday evening and it was everything we hoped for and more!! The food at Celebration tavern is incredible!! Even though I was talking way too much and kept forgetting to eat!!!

We are also signed up for the second cruise. We did get to meet some of you, not as many as we would have liked. Unfortunately we are both incredibly shy and not very outgoing!!

But you had no trouble finding me!!!!

I was actually thinking the same thing - I didn't get to meet as many people as I had hoped to.
DH was under the weather a bit on the ship - something he ate, or just being in the people soup, I mean Mickey Pool. :scared: Thankfully it passed quickly.


How is everyone adjusting to "real life"? I am having trouble.:rotfl:

I am. I don't go back to work until Friday. It's a mixed blessing...after 14 loads of laundry!!!! :laundy::eek: It was really 13, but I threw in DD's snow gear so I can donate it so I didn't end on 13. :rolleyes1

tiggerbell
05-20-2009, 04:57 PM
I actually rebooked on the boat! Now my claim to fame will not be that I am the one who booked 2 weeks before sailing. Now what will I be famous for?! Well I will be turning 27 on the second day of the cruise (12/13)... party for me?? :woohoo: princess:

That's my daughter's birthday, too - she'll be turning 20 on the cruise... assuming I bring her... :rolleyes1

OKW Lover
05-20-2009, 05:12 PM
;)
Jeff, I wanted to share this pic of you and Val watching Illuminations. I love it!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs004.snc1/4152_1092701756695_1201051811_30257541_4349974_n.j pg

Love the picture. We've only been married 12 years now so we are still newlyweds. :love:

Its funny how many folks say we go well together. We often say that about each other too. Of course it had to be magical since we met at WDW!

Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)

We miss you too Kathy. I'm looking forward to chatting with you in person next month.

I'm bringing my kids (figures...everyone else is leaving theirs at home!), this is a graduation present for my DD. And of course I have to bring my li'l boy, too (DS20). Just going to leave ol' grumpy at home this time.

So, what was Mike's final verdict on the cruise? The group? The whole experience? I'm guessing not great since you're leaving him at home next time. Sorry, we really didn't mean to torture him. pirate:

UrsulasShadow
05-20-2009, 05:38 PM
Love the picture. We've only been married 12 years now so we are still newlyweds. :love:

Its funny how many folks say we go well together. We often say that about each other too. Of course it had to be magical since we met at WDW!



We miss you too Kathy. I'm looking forward to chatting with you in person next month.



So, what was Mike's final verdict on the cruise? The group? The whole experience? I'm guessing not great since you're leaving him at home next time. Sorry, we really didn't mean to torture him. pirate:

His final verdict? " It's too darn HOT!" Couldn't seem to get over the heat.

I don't know how he lives through the summer, honestly.

cocowum
05-20-2009, 06:20 PM
I have a confession to make...the reason we didn't stick around for DATW is because DH had been sick the night before and spent most of the day in the room. We were very concerned that he might be experiencing symptoms of Swine Flu and didn't want to expose anyone else. Thankfully it only lasted about 24 hrs so we feel it was either something he ate or the heat. It sounds like we missed a really good time, but felt it was in the best interest of our fellow cruisers to bow out. Hopefully I can get a raincheck for the next time around!
I'm sorry to hear that Mark was sick Lisa. :hug: Was he feeling poorly on the cruise? Glad to hear he is doing better. :goodvibes It was AWESOME spending time with you on the cruise! :goodvibes

Nobody wants to talk to me when I go to the grocery store or anywhere I go. I miss talking to all of you in person. :)
Kathy, Jennie thinks this post is hilarious! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

I for one can't wait to talk to you! See you in Dec for DIS-A-Palooza.:cool1::cool1::cool1:

I'm bringing my kids (figures...everyone else is leaving theirs at home!), this is a graduation present for my DD. And of course I have to bring my li'l boy, too (DS20). Just going to leave ol' grumpy at home this time.

Question...did anyone else find those fold-down beds in the cabins extremely hard??? I tried lying on one, and it was brutal! Can you ask for extra padding on those things? Or should I bring an eggcrate pad for the beds/bunks?

I tried laying on the couch/bed and thought it was awful! Paul actually slept on it the last night because Jennie had a wicked bad sunburn and needed something more comfortable.

spaddy
05-20-2009, 06:32 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Mark was sick Lisa. :hug: Was he feeling poorly on the cruise? Glad to hear he is doing better. :goodvibes It was AWESOME spending time with you on the cruise! :goodvibes


Kathy, Jennie thinks this post is hilarious! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

I for one can't wait to talk to you! See you in Dec for DIS-A-Palooza.:cool1::cool1::cool1:



I tried laying on the couch/bed and thought it was awful! Paul actually slept on it the last night because Jennie had a wicked bad sunburn and needed something more comfortable.

How is she doing? I felt so bad for her when you were talking about her sunburn. I got a ton of color on this trip and I used a whole bottle of SPF 45 sunblock. At least I am ready for a summer at the pool.

maiziezoe
05-20-2009, 07:09 PM
That's my daughter's birthday, too - she'll be turning 20 on the cruise... assuming I bring her... :rolleyes1

My little guy will turn 6 on the first day of the next cruise. :)

experiment_627
05-20-2009, 07:45 PM
That's my daughter's birthday, too - she'll be turning 20 on the cruise... assuming I bring her... :rolleyes1

Meg?? She can't be that old! I've seen her grow up only in pictures from your TRs, yet this makes me feel old. :confused3

Love the picture. We've only been married 12 years now so we are still newlyweds. :love:

Its funny how many folks say we go well together. We often say that about each other too. Of course it had to be magical since we met at WDW!

I would like to hear the story of how you guys met. :goodvibes

cocowum
05-20-2009, 10:10 PM
How is she doing? I felt so bad for her when you were talking about her sunburn. I got a ton of color on this trip and I used a whole bottle of SPF 45 sunblock. At least I am ready for a summer at the pool.

She's doing fine now. :goodvibes BTW, It was so nice talking to you on the cruise! I was a little drunk at the farewell party though. sorry. :blush:

That darn Teresa and her free drink coupons. :laughing::laughing:


She only gave me one but that's all it took! Those drinks were strong!

ADP
05-21-2009, 08:15 AM
Alicia....I love the new photos in your signature.

That Paul has one heck of a dashing smile. And...Ooooo...That tropical shirt. ;)

georgemoe
05-21-2009, 08:47 AM
Thanks Aaron ! I just wanted to add any pics I post were taken by Paul. He doesn't allow me to touch the camera. :laughing:

Love the update to your sig Alicia. I can call him smilie instead of grumpy now. :goodvibes

cocowum
05-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Alicia....I love the new photos in your signature.

That Paul has one heck of a dashing smile. And...Ooooo...That tropical shirt. ;)

You took that pic Aaron. :thumbsup2 I love it! Thanks for getting him to smile. ;)

Love the update to your sig Alicia. I can call him smilie instead of grumpy now. :goodvibes

Thanks George. :)

dpuck1998
05-21-2009, 09:46 AM
You took that pic Aaron. :thumbsup2 I love it! Thanks for getting him to smile. ;)


Maybe he was just gassy?

Becx N Gav
05-21-2009, 01:35 PM
Hey there all, we've rebooked - gone for a cat 7 this time as we fancied having a balcony, turns out our room is 2 down from Greg and Lois :cool1:

I can't believe how much fun we had, best vacation ever! And I'm so glad we booked the next one too :banana:

I thought it was just us that didn't get to meet everyone! We seemed to run into the same people most of the time (which was cool) and I think eating on the earlier dinner seating when most others were on late meant we missed people in the evening. At least we'll have pleny to talk about the next time!

I'm so glad so many are re-booked! And that there are quite a few newbies coming too :goodvibes

jeanigor
05-21-2009, 03:03 PM
So I am debating about stuff. There is plenty of time to waffle right? Part of me would like a "sideways" room. Kim's was cool and seemed so much more spacious. I can sleep through a hurricane, so hallway noise is of no consequence. And a little voice in the back of my head screams: "Find a roommate. Get a Cat 5. Or be like Jamie, get a 4!"

DVCsince02
05-21-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm doing some major thinking too Todd. Take the kids, or go with Chris, find a roomie or go solo.

jeanigor
05-21-2009, 03:16 PM
I think I will mull it over until Saint AskTracy gets back.

Madi100
05-21-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm doing some major thinking too Todd. Take the kids, or go with Chris, find a roomie or go solo.

Does Chris want to go?

scarlett873
05-21-2009, 03:27 PM
At this point, DH and I will be going together...although, i'm not sure if we'll do any pre or post cruise stuff this time. I'd love to, of course, but it will really depend on finances and China...We might be able to squeak out a few days as we have 3 days of park admission left and i'd love to see the holiday decorations! We may have to do some point rental again! Well...assuming we're able to do some pre or post cruise time...

tiggerbell
05-21-2009, 03:32 PM
What was Kim's room number?

ADP
05-21-2009, 03:33 PM
At this point it's looking like a solo trip, but you never know. I'm probably going to be in the room by myself. I don't want to take a roomie and then find out in October 2010 that Kim and Anna can go. That wouldn't be fair to the roomie or them.

I'm booked in a Cat 11 right now and that's where I'll probably stay based on the amount of time I was in our cabin during this past trip.. I just can't pay for something I won't use that much. When I'm at WDW or a cruise ship I'm just too active. I like to be all over the place so sitting in the cabin isn't somthing I typically do.

tmli
05-21-2009, 03:49 PM
When we re-booked on board we were given a certificate to give a friend or family member to get the onboard credit....not the special pricing but the credit. Although it seems the prices listed are the exact prices we paid on board :confused3.

I was wondering if we would be able to offer this certificate to a diser who wasn't on that cruise but will be coming on the second cruise. I know we won't need it for a second cabin.

spaddy
05-21-2009, 03:57 PM
She's doing fine now. :goodvibes BTW, It was so nice talking to you on the cruise! I was a little drunk at the farewell party though. sorry. :blush:

That darn Teresa and her free drink coupons. :laughing::laughing:


She only gave me one but that's all it took! Those drinks were strong!

You didn't seem drunk to me. The boat was really moving the last night and those were some high heels you were wearing. I wouldn't be able to stand in those shoes on dry land.:rotfl:

So I am debating about stuff. There is plenty of time to waffle right? Part of me would like a "sideways" room. Kim's was cool and seemed so much more spacious. I can sleep through a hurricane, so hallway noise is of no consequence. And a little voice in the back of my head screams: "Find a roommate. Get a Cat 5. Or be like Jamie, get a 4!"

I booked a sideways room, but I have a feeling if they come out with cat 12 I will probably switch. Like Aaron said I just don't care about the room that much. We were barely ever in the room.

OKW Lover
05-21-2009, 04:15 PM
I would like to hear the story of how you guys met. :goodvibes

Its a story best told in person, because its subject to so many side journeys.

Maybe he was just gassy? :lmao:

DVCsince02
05-21-2009, 04:33 PM
Does Chris want to go?

He had a great time, so yes, I think so. He just doesn't get the whole DIS thing and I'm fine with that. Everyone has their "thing" and this is mine. As you may have seen, he really is more of an observer than a joiner and sometimes people think he isn't having a good time or snooty. Heck, a few times I had to ask him if he was having fun.:laughing:

shellyminnie
05-21-2009, 04:47 PM
He had a great time, so yes, I think so. He just doesn't get the whole DIS thing and I'm fine with that. Everyone has their "thing" and this is mine. As you may have seen, he really is more of an observer than a joiner and sometimes people think he isn't having a good time or snooty. Heck, a few times I had to ask him if he was having fun.:laughing:

He seemed like he was having a good time, he was just soooo quiet!!! We got Emiel to come out of his shell, maybe we can get Chris to come out too!!

tickledtink33
05-21-2009, 05:40 PM
So I am debating about stuff. There is plenty of time to waffle right? Part of me would like a "sideways" room. Kim's was cool and seemed so much more spacious. I can sleep through a hurricane, so hallway noise is of no consequence. And a little voice in the back of my head screams: "Find a roommate. Get a Cat 5. Or be like Jamie, get a 4!"

Or go all out and get a cat 3 like Tonya had. :lmao: Now that was livin. ::yes::

I prefer a balcony when I cruise but I needed to keep the price down for this trip. It seemed like the only time I was in my cabin was to shower and sleep. The balcony probably would have gone to waste this trip. I booked a cat 10 for next time because it is a bit bigger and has the shelves in the bathroom. Yes, I am paying an extra $94 to have corner shelves in the bathroom. :rotfl: The sideways cabin did feel very spacious. But the single bath was incredibly tiny. I hated the fact that there were no shelves to hold my necessities. Just a tiny shelf above the sink where I put my toothbrush & toothpaste and shampoo & conditioner. I would stay in the sideways cat 11 again if money were really tight without a problem. I just want to be on the boat.

tickledtink33
05-21-2009, 05:42 PM
What was Kim's room number?

6521 :) sideways cat 11

winotracy
05-21-2009, 05:45 PM
You guys are killing me!!! I can't help it, I have to answer these.

When we re-booked on board we were given a certificate to give a friend or family member to get the onboard credit....not the special pricing but the credit. Although it seems the prices listed are the exact prices we paid on board :confused3.

I was wondering if we would be able to offer this certificate to a diser who wasn't on that cruise but will be coming on the second cruise. I know we won't need it for a second cabin.

These certificates cannot be combined with our group pricing which most if not all of the reservations not booked onboard will be booked.

You didn't seem drunk to me. The boat was really moving the last night and those were some high heels you were wearing. I wouldn't be able to stand in those shoes on dry land.:rotfl:

I booked a sideways room, but I have a feeling if they come out with cat 12 I will probably switch. Like Aaron said I just don't care about the room that much. We were barely ever in the room.

Keep in mind that the category 12 rooms will not get a 10% discount, but will still get the onboard credit if you booked onboard.

Back to vacation mode...

MenashaCorp
05-21-2009, 06:06 PM
You guys are killing me!!! I can't help it, I have to answer these.

Back to vacation mode...


:sad2::sad2::sad2: If I could unplug your internet, I would...

We'll be fine for a week... IT'S ALMOST NINETEEN MONTHS AWAY!!!!


I get it... questions answered now don't have to be afterwards...


When does that wine-o-the-month start? :lmao:

spaddy
05-21-2009, 06:11 PM
You guys are killing me!!! I can't help it, I have to answer these.



These certificates cannot be combined with our group pricing which most if not all of the reservations not booked onboard will be booked.



Keep in mind that the category 12 rooms will not get a 10% discount, but will still get the onboard credit if you booked onboard.

Back to vacation mode...

Tracy, stay on vacation. At least when you are on the ship you won't have free internet. :laughing:

I was wondering about the certificate too. Good to know.

kab407
05-21-2009, 07:50 PM
You guys are killing me!!! I can't help it, I have to answer these.



These certificates cannot be combined with our group pricing which most if not all of the reservations not booked onboard will be booked.



Keep in mind that the category 12 rooms will not get a 10% discount, but will still get the onboard credit if you booked onboard.

Back to vacation mode...

Good!

Now will you forget about us......for the next week at least.

Have great time in Tortola.

experiment_627
05-21-2009, 08:12 PM
Its a story best told in person, because its subject to so many side journeys.

Dis-a-polooza? :listen:::yes::

Good!

Now will you forget about us......for the next week at least.

Have great time in Tortola.

Ditto! :thumbsup2

winotracy
05-21-2009, 08:41 PM
Ok, ok, I'll forget about you guys for a bit. At least I only have a couple threads subscribed to instead of all of them (I don't even look at the questions thread :) ).

Guess what we did for dinner? We ate a few of the items we had left in the fridge and then went to Sanaa AGAIN!!! Gosh I love that place!!! We sat at the bar and had bread service, appetizers and desserts. We found a couple desserts that we really liked (unlike last time) and some new favorite wines!! Tomorrow is our anniversary (16 years!!!) and we are going to Jiko. If it doesn't wow us, we'll be back at Sanaa for dessert :lmao::lmao:

Renysmom
05-21-2009, 08:43 PM
You guys are killing me!!! I can't help it, I have to answer these.


It must still be raining there.... Have a great cruise Tracy

ADP
05-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Ok, ok, I'll forget about you guys for a bit. At least I only have a couple threads subscribed to instead of all of them (I don't even look at the questions thread :) ).

Guess what we did for dinner? We ate a few of the items we had left in the fridge and then went to Sanaa AGAIN!!! Gosh I love that place!!! We sat at the bar and had bread service, appetizers and desserts. We found a couple desserts that we really liked (unlike last time) and some new favorite wines!! Tomorrow is our anniversary (16 years!!!) and we are going to Jiko. If it doesn't wow us, we'll be back at Sanaa for dessert :lmao::lmao:
Happy 16th Anniversary Tracy! :love:

I'm glad to hear you can eat at the bar inside Sanaa. I was wondereing about that.

Enjoy Jiko and enjoy your time at WDW!

winotracy
05-21-2009, 09:01 PM
I also wanted everyone to know that I have entered and notified everyone who booked onboard. If you booked onboard but didn't get a notice from me, let me know as soon as possible and I'll see if there was a miscommunication in getting the reservation assigned to Dreams (It happened in at least one reservation).

And yes, it's raining again....