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TCROMW1013
05-16-2003, 08:44 AM
I am looking for families on the November 29, 2003 7-Day Eastern. This will be our first cruise ever and are looking forward to it. (Hubby is a little worried about getting bored) We have a son 12 and a daughter 8 with us. Would love to hear from families also on this cruise.

LAMPSKIES
05-16-2003, 09:05 AM
We'll be there......myself, DW, and DD's 13 and 11. We've been on the 4 nighters and it didn't seem like enough time on the ship. We couldn't get it all in. We were one of the cancelled Magic cruisers last year so we can't wait!!!!!!!!

izzinmac
05-16-2003, 11:05 AM
We have a family group of 22 going! My wife and I and our seven grown kids w/families in 8 rooms. First time for about 7 in the group. The rest of us have gone several times. Most of us were on a 4 day right after Thanksgiving two years ago and loved that time of year.

Favorite Auntie
05-16-2003, 11:42 AM
Hi,
I am going on that cruise with my parents and my nephew who will be 5. It is going to be so much fun!!:wave: We do not know what cabin we will have yet, but it won't really matter!!

hulagirl
05-16-2003, 06:32 PM
Hi all,
I will be there too with my husband and 3 little boys who are 3, 4, and 9 (or will be at the time). Can't wait!:D

Mom of 4 Princesses
05-17-2003, 03:01 PM
We'll be there too along with some other family members. It me, DH, DDs 13, 10, 6, and 4. Lampskies--do you think you DDs would like to correspond with mine? They both have e-mail or I can show them how to post here.

gassmandy
05-18-2003, 06:18 AM
I'm one of izzinmac's daughters. My husband, 7 1/2 month old daughter (in Nov. --she's only a month right now), and myself will also be there!!! This is our 3rd Dis. cruise-- 2nd 7 day. We loved our 4 day right after Thanksgiving 2 years ago!! The ship is all decked out for Christmas! :p

gassmandy
05-19-2003, 11:39 AM
I know there has to be more out there on this cruise!!! Where are you?? I know CruiserDew is on this one, too!!:Pinkbounc

LAMPSKIES
05-19-2003, 01:42 PM
Mom of 4 Princesses,

My two DD's are more computer and 'net savy than I will ever be. They don't use these boards but I'll talk to them and P.M. you their Email addresses.
That would be awsome.....our last two cruises(and cancelled Magic 2002) they didn't go to the "clubs". Although vacations are for "family time" it would be nice for them to go off with some friends.

TCROMW1013
05-20-2003, 08:06 AM
Maybe, we will have the ship to ourselves :p

LAMPSKIES
05-20-2003, 09:22 AM
Where is everyone located on the ship??? We're in 6608!!

gassmandy
05-20-2003, 09:31 AM
We're in 6636. And our group has 8 rooms total. My brother and his wife are right next door--not sure of their exact #). We both booked navigator veranda rooms. Then I have 2 sisters and their spouses and kids plus mom and dad who have booked rooms (cat. 6) just a few rooms down. The rest are on deck 7. Izzinmac is my dad--he knows all the room #'s and I'm sure he'll respond soon.

izzinmac
05-20-2003, 10:07 AM
Lampskies,
We are in 6618, one daughter/family is in 6616 and another is right next to you in 6610. They have a 26 month old son and 9 month old daughter (age at cruise), so tell your daughters to hide if they don't want babysitting jobs on board! Originally, one of my other daughters had 6608 but downgraded to a Cat 11 to save $$. The rest of the group is in Cat 11 on deck 7.

LAMPSKIES
05-20-2003, 10:58 AM
We were offered a catagory upgrade due to our last Nov. Magic cancellation so we booked a cat 8 and just recieved the upgrade about 2 weeks ago. Looks like we don't have to set up a meeting place for us disboarders......we're all by each other!!!

ohiominnie
05-20-2003, 11:03 AM
I won't be on this cruise, but I'm sure I'll be waving at all of you from the rocky bank at Jetty Park!! I'll be sailing out the next day on the 4 day wonder with dh, dd, ds, and my parents (on their first ever cruise!)

Hope ya'll have fun!

LAMPSKIES
05-20-2003, 11:19 AM
Ohiominnie,

You'll love it!!! Our last two DCL cruises were 4 nighters...definately not long enough. We were cancelled last year so our 7 nighter was postponed to this year.
We're heading your way this weeked....Sandusky.

TCROMW1013
05-20-2003, 01:24 PM
We do not have our room number yet either, but are also booked for Cat 6. I am looking forward to the veranda.

LAMPSKIES
05-20-2003, 03:15 PM
TCROMW1013,

Did you try www.disney.com....go to vacations.....then disney cruise line....then reservations. Go to check reservations, put in your phone number and reservation number where it asks and see if you have a stateroom number there. Mine show up, it was our origional booking room then we got upgraded to cat 6 verandah and the new room number showed up. The other couple traveling with us booked thru a TA and their room number does not show up there. I booked thru DCL myself. Good luck!!

bffttsiu
05-20-2003, 03:39 PM
We'll be on this cruise enjoying our Honeymoon after our October Vegas wedding. We, as with Lampskies, were to be on the cancelled cruise of last year. Hopefully we will have better luck this year (although we were suppose to be at POFQ and that has been closed down, hopefully it will only get better).

Mom of 4 Princesses
05-20-2003, 08:50 PM
We have adjoining category 10's, 5522 and 5524 I think. The secret porhole rooms. So we're just one deck below all of you.

ObsessedwithDisney
05-21-2003, 05:35 AM
This will be our first DCL cruise (although it will be our 3rd cruise). It's me, DH and DS7. November seems so far away, and the wait is killing us!

Kathy

LAMPSKIES
05-21-2003, 11:22 AM
Who has late and who has early seating??? We requested late!!!

gassmandy
05-21-2003, 12:44 PM
The 22 people in our group have early-- due to 6 kids under the age of 6!!

CruiserDew73
05-21-2003, 02:35 PM
I'll be on there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm 14..., i'm goin w/ my mom dad, and siblings, 16, 11, 9, and 6

bffttsiu
05-21-2003, 02:43 PM
We (32 and 28) are at the late seating.

Favorite Auntie
05-21-2003, 03:49 PM
We have requested early. With a 5 year old that is use to being in bed for 8 PM, late seating could get ugly!!

Mom of 4 Princesses
05-21-2003, 09:27 PM
We have the early seating, but may request to change to the late seating. My kids are used to staying up late!

LAMPSKIES
05-22-2003, 02:15 PM
We've done both and prefer the late.....less stress with the late seating. Much more time to get ready.

izzinmac
05-22-2003, 06:06 PM
Lampskies
That will work great for my daughters. They can drop the kids off at your room when we go to the early seating! (Just kidding - trying to keep the thread bumped up):smooth:

LAMPSKIES
05-22-2003, 07:30 PM
izzinmac,

I don't know.......3 women in 1 room.....what, 300 square foot with 1 curling iron, 1 shower... hhmmmm....you are more than welcome to walk into that can of worms.....I'll be in the bar.
That's why we have the late seating we had to get back to the ship at 3:00 to make it to dinner at 5:30!!!

ObsessedwithDisney
05-22-2003, 08:44 PM
We've requested Late seating. We've had both, but late seating works out best for all of us - even DS, who usually is in bed by 8:30 p.m.

imgoingtodisney
05-26-2003, 05:57 AM
Lampskies and whoever else I was suppose to cruise with 11/30:

Like I told Tom in a different thread, After your 11/29 cruise you will be able to think of 11/30 as the date you were on a cruise, instead of the date you had a cancelled cruise.
Great planning, I'll have to do that someday. Have a great cruise.

Schrolls
06-08-2003, 08:12 AM
We'll be there. DH, DS (9) and my MIL, FIL, and 2 SIL's. This is third DCL cruise for us. Last cruise was 7 day eastern October 2002.

Mickeyswife
06-09-2003, 04:19 PM
Hi, we will be cruising with 7 people. Myself, DH, DMIL, DD(26), DS(23) DS(11) and DD's friend, Kimberly. We have late seating. DMIL and Kim have never cruised before. What a treat awaits them. DD and DS have cruised another line. They are somewhat nervous about not seeing people their own age. We are using one cat 11.. cabin 5639 and one cabin in cat 6. (Don't know that number yet). I can't wait!! Hi to everybody...Nancy

CruisinChick
07-04-2003, 12:35 PM
We'll be there (on the November 29th cruise). My DH and 4 year old DS. We can't wait. All my son talks about is when he's going on "Mickey's boat". (I'll have him saying "Mickey's Ship" before November).
My DH and I have cruised a LOT (15+), but this is the first Disney cruise AND the first in 4 years. It's been WDW for the past 3 years and we're both having cruise withdrawal. And now we'll get the best of both!!!

:) :) :)

izzinmac
07-04-2003, 01:23 PM
it's getting closer!!!

armyfamily
07-05-2003, 08:55 AM
We will be there too! It will be our first Disney cruise and DS (6) first cruise. He's so excited.

We are also on deck 6 with late seating dinner.

I am so glad I found these boards! It is so useful and it's nice to "know" some of the fellow cruisers.

Lisa

LG123
07-05-2003, 09:50 AM
Hi armyfamily.

Did you get the military discount? We did and saved a lot of money. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. We will wave to you as you are getting off the ship and we are waiting to board.

Happy Cruising!

Lori

LAMPSKIES
07-05-2003, 10:33 AM
Let's keep this thread at the top for the next 140 some days!!!!f

gassmandy
07-05-2003, 10:59 AM
Lampskies--just doing my part to help out!!!

armyfamily
07-05-2003, 03:48 PM
LG123,

Yes! We did get the military discount! It's wonderful. We will look for the wave :)

I would have loved to be on the western, however, the dates weren't working with DH's schedule. Maybe next time.

Enjoy!

Lisa

LAMPSKIES
07-07-2003, 03:14 PM
There has to be more of us!?!?!? Or will we have the whole ship to ourselves????

gassmandy
07-07-2003, 04:15 PM
I know-- I keep seeing "roll calls" for other dates and they have pages and pages of responses!! Maybe we'll be upgraded to the walt and roy suites??? LOL

izzinmac
07-07-2003, 05:14 PM
I'm following Gassmandy. She's our leader!

gassmandy
07-07-2003, 05:51 PM
Wow Izzinmac-- you've accomplished a lot in your SIXTY years of life!!! That's right old man--you're 60!! Count 'em--6-0! Anyway--funny man--Happy Birthday!!! Did mom tell you??? We're going to room with you on this next cruise!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Amanda(not gassmandy)

ObsessedwithDisney
07-08-2003, 05:08 AM
Hello, everyone. Glad to see this post back up on the front page!

We've decided to invite our DMIL, so now it will be me, my DH, DS(7) and DMIL.

We might have to change our plans regarding shore excursions, though. My DH and I would be happy just being beach bums for the week, but we think DMIL might not want to do that at every port. Does anyone have any recommendations of what someone in their 70's might enjoy doing at St. Thomas & St. Maarten?

Armyfamily, Looks like our sons are very close in age. Maybe we could plan to have them meet sometime before the Kids Program begins. We did that on our last cruise - I met a family with a son same age through the boards, and the boys met each other before hand. It made acclimation to the Kids Club much easier, since they "knew" someone! We're also on Deck 6 with late seating.

For those of you with Countdown clocks, thank you! All I have to do know is log on the disboards, and look for "our" thread to see how many days we have left! Can't wait!! :)

Kathy

bffttsiu
07-08-2003, 01:02 PM
Just booked airfare today for our Disney getaway. If it was only next week instead of November.

LAMPSKIES
07-10-2003, 01:53 PM
Airfare is cheap right now if your flying out of Chicago (ATA).

armyfamily
07-10-2003, 08:03 PM
Kathy,

That would be great! Are the 6 and 7 year olds together? I forget the age groups. My DS is so very excited about going. I REALLLLLLY hope the army pulls through for us and we make it. It's so hard trying to plan any vacations.

This would be our first real vacation in 7 years! I hope it's as good as everyone here says.

Lisa:wave:

BearFan
07-11-2003, 01:55 PM
Hey!
We'll be there too! DH(39) and me(38). Hey Lampskies, do you have your tickets yet? Does ATA leave out of only Midway?

Lisa Marie Smith

"Was that too orca-ish?"

LAMPSKIES
07-11-2003, 02:26 PM
Yes, I booked them the other day....174.00 plus 9-11 taxes. The total for 4 was 800.00. I know ATA flys out of Indy, but my in-laws live in Lansing, Il and they drop us off and pick us up so we don't have to leave our vehicle in the lot.

ObsessedwithDisney
07-11-2003, 05:05 PM
Lisa,

From what I've read, they put the 5-7 year olds together. Good ages to group together, in my opinion!

I hope it works out for you. It will be as good as everyone says, trust me! This is our first Disney cruise, but it will be our 3rd cruise. When vacation planning time comes along, we always try to think of something "different" to do. But, we always end up deciding on a cruise. It offers a little something for everyone!

Kathy

jkovick
07-11-2003, 08:24 PM
DH and I will be on this cruise too. Not our first cruise, but our first DISNEY CRUISE and that (I'm told) makes a big difference. We are both so excited!

gassmandy
07-11-2003, 08:36 PM
jkovick---you'll love it!!!!! Have any kids??? DH and I have done 2 DCL cruises before having our first baby. 4day and 7 day western. They were awesome!! I'm actually more nervous as to the amt. of fun we'll have since this will be the first time w/ a baby. But there's 22 of us total so I'm sure my family will help out a little. Anyway see you in Nov!!!

LAMPSKIES
07-12-2003, 11:46 AM
I'm pretty pumped about meating up with all you fellow Disboarders!!!! Our last two cruises we met some good people.....but by the time you get to know them it was time to disembark!!!!

izzinmac
07-13-2003, 07:27 AM
Lampskies
I'm sure our group will be at the port early and near the front of the line to board. All 22 of us. Look for 2 young old folks, six couples and a gaggle of little ones. That's us. On second thought, with that description, you may want to avoid us. I probably would if I could! Unfortunately for you, you will be cabin neighbors to one of the clan!

gassmandy
07-14-2003, 07:19 AM
bump............;)

jkovick
07-14-2003, 08:26 AM
Gassmandy-- Nope, no kids at this point. Glad to hear you and your DH have had some great times on DCL without kids (We were wondering about this a little, since most people seem to be going with children) I am sure you will have a great time with the baby too. It's so wonderful that you can give your child the magic of Disney right from the begining! Hope to see you and your group in November!

ObsessedwithDisney
07-14-2003, 11:13 AM
We just made our reservations to stay at the Radisson night before. Our flight arrives in Orlando early Friday morning. We're looking forward to a relaxing day by the pool.

Anyone else planning to stay at the Radisson the night before?

Kathy

BearFan
07-14-2003, 03:07 PM
Jkovik, It'll be just the two of us, too. A Disney cruise is just as wonderful if you don't have kids. We weren't sure our first time but have met some wonderful couples and families on our Disney cruises. This will be our 4th cruise on the 30th.

We're planning on staying at the airport Hyatt the night before we leave for Port Canveral, anybody else?

Lisa Marie Smith

"Was that too orca-ish?"

jkovick
07-17-2003, 10:08 AM
Bearfan-- Thanks for the reassurance. We are sooo excited.

izzinmac
07-18-2003, 10:48 AM
Since there are 22 from our family going on this cruise, my daughter Gassmandy is planning a bon voyage party for us Friday nite. I'm sure you all are invited!!

gassmandy
07-18-2003, 12:05 PM
And my dad--izzinmac--is opening his home for those of you who don't feel like paying for a hotel.

Favorite Auntie
07-18-2003, 01:54 PM
That is really nice of you...but with 22 in your party I think that might keep your party hoppin!!

I can't believe all the DISer's that will be on this sailing....I can't wait!!:Pinkbounc

LAMPSKIES
07-18-2003, 02:47 PM
We're arriving Thursday the 27th and as of right now will be at POR for Thanksgiving and the day after. We're taking the dis bus to port so we should be there by 12:30 or so. I'll be the on looking for an ESPN mug.

PenskeSth1
07-18-2003, 02:55 PM
We will be there for the Nov. 29 seven day Eastern... We have room 7020. DH, DD(14) DS(5) and myself. We can't wait to set sail. It will be our first Cruise ever.

We also are doing the late seating. We are use to eating Late anyway.

gassmandy
07-18-2003, 03:04 PM
Lampskies--whether or not it's the ESPN bar or the new sports bar--my husband will be watching college football on Sat. and NFL on Sun/Mon. You'll know which one he is--the one w/ a 71/2 month old girl in a Miami Hurricane cheerleading outfit on Sat. and a St. Louis Rams one on Sunday. No lie-those were the first 2 purchases he made for her when we found out she was a girl. He promised to take her w/ him ( so I could do spa/adult pool) in exchange for me not harping on him about it being a family vacation. Actually--I'll be there for the rams game--just have too many things to book and do on Sat. so I'll be missing the canes.
Favorite Auntie--my dads a kook!!(j/k) Are you're nieces and nephews going to be on the cruise too???

Favorite Auntie
07-18-2003, 03:17 PM
I am taking my 5 year old nephew. He doesn't know yet. My sister is having a baby in October and she is going to tell him once that baby is born that since he has been so good Auntie is going to take him to visit Nana and Papa (In Haines City, FL). We arrive in FL on Friday and the next morning we will get up and Papa will take us for a "mystery ride"! I can't wait to see his little face light up when we pull up to the ship!!! I have never cruised with one of the kids before - although my parents have. This will be Bobby's (5 yr old nephew) first cruise though.:smooth:

LAMPSKIES
07-19-2003, 09:13 AM
Gassmandy......it looks like the Rams are playing the Vikings.....so we'll be cheering for them(the Rams)......Bears are playing Arizona both at 1:00 est. Last year on our cruise the Bears were playing the Packers and we had some obnoxious packer fans behind us. I'm going to keep watching these boards to see what is happening to the sports bar. If they don't have an option for "the mug" I'll bring one of mine with. The cruise wouldn't be the same without it. DW didn't call it the ESPN mug.....she called it American Express....I wouldn't leave the room without it. lol

gassmandy
07-19-2003, 04:16 PM
Lampskies--we'll be hoping you guys crush Arizona!!! Last time we were on the cruise during football season was 2 years ago (our losing Superbowl year) and we had the Monday night game against Tampa--which was one of 2 we lost that year. DH was not the happiest person--especially since there were a lot of Bucs fans. And living in FL, we're supposed to like the Bucs--so it hurt to lose against them!! Hoping we both have great games this year!!

Favorite Auntie
07-21-2003, 08:07 AM
We need to be back up on page one!!:)
BUMP:bounce:

TCROMW1013
07-21-2003, 02:59 PM
We are planning to stay at the Raddison also before the cruise. Just trying to decide if we are staying the night after also.

Hope to meet everyone. We are just a family of four.

izzinmac
07-25-2003, 04:43 PM
bump..............;)

penguins_fan
07-27-2003, 07:46 PM
izzimac, I'm cruiserDew's mom, we have a group of 15 going. We are calling it the Cousin Cruise - 9 cousins under the age of 16. We have 5 kids 16, 14, 12, 9 and 5, cousins 16 & 9 and other set 9 and 6. We ended up with late seating, we'll see what kids dump us to go to the clubs. This is the first DCL trip for the other two families. We took our crew for a 7 day 1/19/02 and fell in love with it. There looks like lots of folks ready to enjoy the holidays early. We'll see you there.:D

izzinmac
07-28-2003, 07:54 AM
According to my calculations, we can account for at least 94 shipmates on this post. Here is a summary in order of post. Hope I didn't miss anyone! NOW UP TO 98

TCROMW1013 4 PEOPLE(DS12,DD8) 1ST CRUISE CAT6

LAMPSKIES 4 (DD13,11) 2-4NITERS LATE SEATING RM6608

IZZINMAC/ 22 (16 ADULTS, 6 UNDER 6), EARLY SEATING
GASSMANDY RMS6610,6616,6618,6636,6638,7121,7123,7621
7TH DCL/3RD DCL (1ST FOR 7 OF GROUP)

FAVORITEAUNTIE 4(DN5) EARLY SEATING

HULAGIRL 5(DS9,4,3)

MOMOF4PRINCESSES 6(DD13,10,6,4) +4 OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS(SIS,DH,DD10DS6)
RMS 5522,5524

BFFTTSIU 2(HONEYMOON) LATE SEATING

OBSESSEDWITHDISNEY 4(DS7,DMIL) LATE, 1ST DCL, 3RD OVERALL

CRUISERDEW/ 7(DS14, 16,11,9,6) LATE, TOTAL OF 15 W/9 PENGUINS_FAN COUSINS UNDER 16, 2ND DCL, 1ST FOR OTHERS

SCHROLLS 7(DS9,MIL,FIL,2SIL), 3RD DCL

MICKEYSWIFE 7(MIL,DD26,DS23,DS11+FRIEND,LATE,5639+CAT6

CRUISINCHICK 3(DS4) 1ST DCL, 15 OTHERS

ARMYFAMILY 3(DS6) LATE, DECK6 1ST DCL

BEARFAN 2 4TH CRUISE

JKOVICK 2 1ST DCL, OTHER CRUISES

PENSKESTH1 4(DD14,DS5), 1ST CRUISE, ROOM6002

Anyone else out there going with us?

Favorite Auntie
07-28-2003, 10:49 AM
izzinmac, what a great post! To have put all that info together in one place is great... THANKS!:D

LAMPSKIES
07-28-2003, 03:32 PM
izzinmac......great post!!!! 92 already accounted for.

Momof4princesses
07-29-2003, 05:13 PM
izzinmac you can add 4 more to your list for me my sis her hubby and her dd 10 and ds 6 are goin with us too
it is going to be crazy:bounce: :crazy:

izzinmac
07-29-2003, 06:35 PM
momof4princesses,
I think I updated your info. Everytime I add up the total I get a different number. We are up to either 95,96, 98 or none of the above.

Someone else add it up and see what you get. Easiest answer - we have almost reached the century mark. Need one or two more families to sign up and we break 100!

gassmandy
08-03-2003, 08:31 PM
Izzinmac--I already knew you couldn't count or you would've stopped having kids after #4:p

izzinmac
08-04-2003, 05:39 PM
Gassmandy
We shoulda stopped after three!!

NJ Cruisers
08-05-2003, 10:30 PM
Please add us to the list!! We're cruising with you on November 29th ..... my DH and DS4 and me, of course. This is our first Disney Cruise but DH and I have been on lots of other cruises. We LOVE cruising and hope DS does too. This could be the first of many for him.

Favorite Auntie
08-06-2003, 07:30 AM
NJ Cruisers, Welcome!
You are going to have a great time on the cruise. I will be there with my 5 yr old nephew and my parents, and I can't wait. This will be my 3rd Disney cruise - my parents 8th! I wouldn't cruise any other cruise line. Your son is going to have the time of his life! I just went out last night to buy the pillow cases and Tshirts to have the characters sign for my nephew, never too early to start planning!!:cool:

jkovick
08-06-2003, 09:17 AM
Favorite Auntie- Have you cruised with nieces and nephews before? If so how was it? Any difficulties? (identification, etc) If we love this cruise we are considering taking our niece and nephew next year.

Favorite Auntie
08-06-2003, 09:57 AM
I never have. I have gone with my parents who are in their 60's and then this past January a friend of mine came with us. But I always felt like I should have at least one of the kids with us! My parents have taken 5 of the other grandkids at different times, but this nephew has never gone. His mother is having a baby in October, so this will be a good vacation for everyone involved! From what my family has told me about this cruise with kids it is going to be great! I am sure he will have to be taken from the club kicking and screaming! He is a great little kid and I am really excited to be able to share this with him!:bounce:

gassmandy
08-06-2003, 11:45 AM
I've always gone w/ my DH, 2 sisters that have no kids, and my parents. All adults. This time, I'll have a 7 1/2 month old and I have 2 nieces & 3 nephews going too---ages 6,5, 2, 15months, and 8 1/2 months. We all can't wait!!!!!!

LAMPSKIES
08-08-2003, 03:48 PM
Bearfan......... For now we are staying at POR Thurs. and Friday night. Are you flying out of O'hare or Midway? It was less expensive for us to fly out on Thursday. That is the same trip we planned for Nov. 2002.

Schrolls
08-10-2003, 08:40 AM
I haven't posted on this thread in a while but we are still going and can't wait. Glad to see so many kids. My son is 9 and he loved the kids club last time.

We'll be in double digits for the countdown soon!!!!

BearFan
08-11-2003, 03:51 PM
Hi again Lampskies,
We haven't gotten our tickets yet, but since we're near the WI-IL line, it'll probably be O'Hare. I'm working Fri am so we're coming down Fri am. I'm finding it cheaper to go home on a Monday instead of a Sunday. We'll be getting a car (Avis) and driving out to Cocoa Beach and probably stay at the Holiday Inn Express there. People gave it really good reviews on a previous thread. We stayed at DL last November. Keep your fingers crossed that people are healthier this year!

DisneyGirlTinkerbell
08-12-2003, 01:17 PM
I will be on this cruise with my sons, ages 16 & 10 (well, 11 since he'll have a birthday on the cruise!). We are in cabin 7565, but hope to upgrade at the terminal.

If there are any SCUBA divers on this in St. Thomas. Details on the excursion at http://www.shoretrips.com/common/search3.asp?rcode=CAR&lcode=STT called SCUBA Two Tank... They also have a beach trip at the same location for us non-SCUBA family members (St. Thomas Funpak). Please reply, if interested.

Thanks,

DisneyGirlTinkerbell

LAMPSKIES
08-12-2003, 07:44 PM
BearFan........I know it will be healthier this year.......bad news; Magic will be in dry dock this fall and ESPN sports bar goes away...............Good news; Magic goes into dry dock for two weeks and if there are any illness left on board the should have time to go away with the overhaul.

Favorite Auntie
08-14-2003, 02:39 PM
Had to go all the way back to page 4 to find out thread!!!

I just got our room assignment. 5000, all the way forward and on the port side ( I think) Sounds like a great location, near the kids clubs and everything. I am getting very excited!!!:bounce:

TCROMW1013
08-18-2003, 10:19 AM
Hey guys - almost double digits. Hooorrrraaayyyy!

izzinmac
08-18-2003, 11:32 AM
TCROMW1013
I think since you started this thread, you are the only one who can edit the original post subject. It would be great if you could add the countdown days to the subject and change it weekly as we get closer to sailaway! That would keep the post in view and maybe pick up new travelers. I quoted my previous list and have two new families to add

NJ CRUISERS 3(DS4) FIRST TIME DCL, MANY OTHER CRUISES

DISNEYGIRLTINKERBELL 3(DS16,DS11) ROOM 7565, 4TH DCL


Originally posted by izzinmac
According to my calculations, we can account for at least 94 shipmates on this post. Here is a summary in order of post. Hope I didn't miss anyone! NOW UP TO 98

TCROMW1013 4 PEOPLE(DS12,DD8) 1ST CRUISE CAT6

LAMPSKIES 4 (DD13,11) 2-4NITERS LATE SEATING RM6608

IZZINMAC/ 22 (16 ADULTS, 6 UNDER 6), EARLY SEATING
GASSMANDY RMS6610,6616,6618,6636,6638,7121,7123,7621
7TH DCL/3RD DCL (1ST FOR 7 OF GROUP)

FAVORITEAUNTIE 4(DN5) EARLY SEATING

HULAGIRL 5(DS9,4,3)

MOMOF4PRINCESSES 6(DD13,10,6,4) +4 OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS(SIS,DH,DD10DS6)
RMS 5522,5524

BFFTTSIU 2(HONEYMOON) LATE SEATING

OBSESSEDWITHDISNEY 4(DS7,DMIL) LATE, 1ST DCL, 3RD OVERALL

CRUISERDEW/ 7(DS14, 16,11,9,6) LATE, TOTAL OF 15 W/9 PENGUINS_FAN COUSINS UNDER 16, 2ND DCL, 1ST FOR OTHERS

SCHROLLS 7(DS9,MIL,FIL,2SIL), 3RD DCL

MICKEYSWIFE 7(MIL,DD26,DS23,DS11+FRIEND,LATE,5639+CAT6

CRUISINCHICK 3(DS4) 1ST DCL, 15 OTHERS

ARMYFAMILY 3(DS6) LATE, DECK6 1ST DCL

BEARFAN 2 4TH CRUISE

JKOVICK 2 1ST DCL, OTHER CRUISES

PENSKESTH1 4(DD14,DS5), 1ST CRUISE, ROOM6002

Anyone else out there going with us?

Right now we can account for 104 cruisers with 103 days to go!

TCROMW1013
08-19-2003, 08:20 AM
Izzy - I will try. I am fairly new to these boards.

jkovick
08-19-2003, 09:13 AM
Great Job! I love the countdown.

TCROMW1013
08-21-2003, 10:19 AM
Is anyone staying at the Raddison the night before? Has anyone stayed there before, and used the shuttle? I was wondering if it would be easier to schedule a cab if the shuttle is a hassle of getting there when you want.

PenskeSth1
08-21-2003, 01:06 PM
:teeth: YEE HAW!!! The Double Digit Dance FInally...

Come on single digits..
:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

gassmandy
08-21-2003, 08:12 PM
We're doing the double digit dance too!!:Pinkbounc

ObsessedwithDisney
08-22-2003, 05:09 AM
TCROMW1013,

We'll be staying the Radisson, too. We've stayed there before - in May 2002. We had no problems at all getting the shuttle and arriving early. I do remember we were advised to try to make a reservation for the shuttle as soon as we could when we checked in. We checked in pretty early, as we plan to do again (around lunch time).

I think I read somewhere on these boards that cabs are few and far between. I also read in another thread that the Radisson has purchased 2 more vans. Hopefully, that will make it even easier to get to the port when you want.

Kathy

TCROMW1013
08-22-2003, 08:33 AM
Thats good to know Obsessed. We would like to get there early as I am sure we will be a little excited. Seems like we booked so long ago.

jkovick
08-22-2003, 08:51 AM
I understand we can reserve our excursions 60 days out. Is that right? Do we do it through DCL website or call? If anyone has some wisdom to share I would sure appreciate it. Thanks!

Favorite Auntie
08-22-2003, 09:36 AM
You can in fact reserve the excursions 60 days out. I think you call.... I am a last minute person, but I have to change my ways!!!

ObsessedwithDisney
08-23-2003, 07:06 AM
Our TA sent us a brochure on DCL's shore excursions along with a form that can be faxed in. You can also call - the number is 877-566-0968.

In addition to reserving 60 days in advance, you can make changes and/or cancellations up to 2 days before sailing. After that, reservations are final (according to the paperwork I have).

If you prefer not to reserve in advance, you can do so on embarkation day, Deck 3.

Hope this helps!

LAMPSKIES
08-24-2003, 10:32 AM
Favorite Auntie....I'm with you....I always book last minute because I hate the idea of having to be on a "schedule" while on a vacation. If excursions are "sold out" there is always a beach with some sand sun and cold drinks......an hey, after all we are comming from Chicago in November. Sun and sand is always welcomed in Nov and December.....

Favorite Auntie
08-25-2003, 08:01 AM
This cruise I am not booking any excursions. While on St Thomas I am going to go to Coral world via taxi from the pier, and then walk over to coki beach with a cab ride back to the pier...no reservations necessary!!:)

ObsessedwithDisney
08-25-2003, 11:45 AM
You and your nephew will enjoy Coral World! I took my son, who had just turned 6, there on our last cruise. We both enjoyed it. Good idea doing it on your own. We booked a shore excurion (thru Carnival, not DCL), but we didn't have enough time to really enjoy Coki Beach - only about 20 mins before we had to get back on the bus. It would be nice to enjoy both at your own pace.

Enjoy!

jkovick
08-26-2003, 09:26 AM
When you catch the cab to Coral World do you make arrangements for the driver to pick you up later, or are other cabs readily available at the beach? (We have been on a couple other cruises but have always booked excursions. So I am not sure on how "doing it on your own" works.) TIA!

Favorite Auntie
08-26-2003, 10:14 AM
I am not sure. I would imagine at an attraction like Coral World and Coki Beach there will be plenty of cabs when you need them. But I was going to check with the cab driver on our way over...wouldn't want to "miss the boat"!!!!

gassmandy
08-26-2003, 11:11 AM
As of today we down-graded our room from a cat. 7 --6636 to cat. 10--2611. With the FL resident rates we saved $900. And I figured after having my little girl at the ER and a 48 hour hospital stay, we'll need money for whatever our insurance co. doesn't pay. (plus I'll be in my room for sleeping only so---goodbye navigator verandah!:( )

Favorite Auntie
08-26-2003, 11:59 AM
Sorry to hear that you lost your room, that is too bad. :( I hope your baby is OK....very scary when it comes to little ones getting sick. Think of all the fun you will have anyway! No verandah for me, but I just can't wait to get on board!!:D

TCROMW1013
08-28-2003, 08:32 AM
Gassmandy, I hope your little one is OK.

We are getting close. My daughter informed me she should start practicing staying up late for the Disney cruise boat. (This by the way is the first week back to school, so she may not get to practice at all):D

gassmandy
08-30-2003, 09:53 AM
Thank you guys--she's doing great. She had a pretty bad reaction to her 4 month shots. Vomiting, loss of appetite--by the time I realized it wasn't "normal" she was dehydrated. They kept her for 2 nights just to make sure--pretty pitiful to see a baby that small w/ an I.V. She was a trooper, though.
p.s. Getting closer and closer.............:Pinkbounc

TCROMW1013
09-02-2003, 08:11 AM
I am glad to hear she is doing better. My son had some bad reactions to his shots when he was little too. It is scary.

princssdisnygina
09-02-2003, 10:38 AM
My husband and I will be there in room 5139 with my parents in room 5137. We have taken two 4 night disney cruises but this is our first 7 day. We are SO excited! We are also going to WDW afterwards and staying in the Caribbean Beach for 4 days. We are frequent disney travelers, I have been every year since I was born and I am 25 years old! We are from Indiana.
Jason & Gina Bowman :earsgirl: :earseek: :earsboy:

gassmandy
09-02-2003, 08:47 PM
Welcome Jason & Gina--I am 28 and DH is 33. My one sister is 26 and her DH is 33. So it looks like there are some couples in the same age group. Another sis is 22 and her boyfriend is 23 or 24. (All my brothers and sisters and their significant others are going--along w/ our mom & dad--and our kids--for those of us that have them). We have over 100 DISer's on this cruise so far--should be a blast!!!

PenskeSth1
09-02-2003, 09:12 PM
I hope this Norwalk Virus stays away this year. Hopefully when the ship goes to dry dock they will give it a good scrub.

LAMPSKIES
09-04-2003, 06:46 PM
Welcome fellow indianains Jason and Gina!!!!!!!

Hey I just checked on a booking for another friend of ours who is considering cruising with us and there is all kinds of avaliabilty on the ship.....every catagory has room.

Gassmandy.......maybe you will get one of those coveted "upgrades".

gassmandy
09-05-2003, 06:45 AM
Lampskies--that would be great--just not holding my breath for one!! I'm sure we'll only be in it for DD's naps and bed time, anyway.
Counting down the days...............:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

gassmandy
09-05-2003, 07:25 AM
Lampskies--forgot to add--I was on orbitz.com to check availiability of cabins yesterday and when I searched cat. 7--saw my old room--sad!!!!:(

izzinmac
09-05-2003, 09:09 AM
LAMPSKIES,
Knowing Gassmandy as I do, I can assure you that her loss of a Navigator's Verandah will not cause her any pain and suffering. While she has not verbalized this yet, I am sure she has already planned her "free upgrade" and will become a homesteader in my cabin, 6618, or her sisters, 6610. So I'm sure you'll see her frequently as your part time neighbor! There is no doubt in my mind that she will somehow con us out of our Key to the World door keys. This observation comes from 20 something years of first hand experience.

gassmandy
09-05-2003, 10:57 AM
HAHAHAHAHA! Actually you beat me to it there pops! I was going to tell Lampskies that you had offered me exclusive use of your verandah (and I think something about free baby-sitting service, too???).

Favorite Auntie
09-05-2003, 11:09 AM
Isn't that what grandparents come on the cruise to do....babysit?? I think there is some rule about that actually! My parents are going to be very busy with one 5 year old little boy!

princssdisnygina
09-05-2003, 11:40 AM
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. Jason and I are very excited about our 7 day cruise and we are hoping for an upgrade like we got last time. We aren't in the room that much to pay the higher price for the bigger rooms. I would much rather spend the money shopping!! I think we are going to take the Eagle Catamaran trip in St. Maarten and are very excited about it. This will be my first trip to the Virgin Islands. We have been to the bahamas and all over the caribbean, but not there! I can't wait! :Pinkbounc :bounce:

LAMPSKIES
09-05-2003, 06:32 PM
Ahhhhhhh ya, that babysitting thing again. It sounds to me like you had better no get back upgraded. It's sounds like it's going to be a noisy in that part of the ship. I'm sorry but I LOVE my verandah. A bloody mary while docking in the morning, and the sound of the waves hitting the side of the ship as I go to sleep at night as the ship is steaming towards the next port.....

CruiserDew73
09-05-2003, 10:31 PM
I'm on it!, so is the rest of my family (PenguinsFan)

LAMPSKIES
09-06-2003, 11:47 AM
Is it time to start figuring out where we are going to meat for the bon voyage party??????

gassmandy
09-06-2003, 02:40 PM
I was wondering the same thing!! I was beginning to think we needed Verandah Man on our cruise to get things going!! We need to all meet up--after the lifeboat drill or whenever! (I don't think anyone will miss our group of 22 at the port, though!). Anyone have any ideas?? Just as long as it doesn't coflict w/ any college football games--otherwise my husband will be MIA!!

gassmandy
09-06-2003, 02:44 PM
It would be cool if someone had a web page and we could start posting pictures of our families???!!!!??? I'm not that computer literate to do a web page--I CAN send digital pics. though. But I saw Verandah Man did this before their cruise--it was really cool!! Anyone able/willing to do this???

Favorite Auntie
09-09-2003, 03:31 PM
We fell to page 5!!! How did that happen?

I have no idea how to set up a web page either, but meeting everyone will be great! I just got a digital camera (for the cruise no less) and I am sure I could contribute a pic of the family!

I had my first cruise related dream last night, if I keep having them it will be the longest 81 days of my life!!!:D

princssdisnygina
09-09-2003, 04:39 PM
I also have a digital camera and would be willing to post something. I would be able to establish a website but it may take a week or so. I can sure try if you all would like. Jason and I talk about our cruise almost everyday! I can't hardly wait any longer. A friend of mine is taking the 4 night cruise leaving this sunday, I am so jealous. Gina[COLOR=purple]

gassmandy
09-10-2003, 06:51 AM
Gina--that would be awesome if you could do a druise web page!!!!! Like I said--I have no idea how--but I loved the idea when I saw Verandah Man's. Keep us posted--I'll get pics. of our group!!

izzinmac
09-10-2003, 12:17 PM
Boy, these threads drop like a rock if you don't add a reply fast!

It would be great to see someone come up with a website to post pictures and info on our cruise! Wish I knew how to do it! Now we need someone to volunteer to set up a Dismeet on board! I thought I heard my daughter Gassmandy volunteering! I think Favorite Auntie sounds like she would be good at that too.

Even my wife, who considers both Gassmandy and myself a little weird for spending so much time on the boards, said it would be neat to meet others on embarkation day!

Actually, my wife thinks I'm weird about a lot of stuff! (Had to put that in to beat Gassmandy to the punch)

Favorite Auntie
09-10-2003, 01:47 PM
I have never organized a meet before, but I could give it a try if no one else wants to do it. I guess I could just get a head count a couple of weeks before we sailed of everyone that wanted to be included and we could do a formal meet -like a brunch at Palo thing, or we could just all meet during the bon voyage party...OR BOTH! Any ideas on what people would want to do?

BearFan
09-10-2003, 02:08 PM
I think meeting during the bon voyage party would be easiest for everyone. Brunch at Palo's sound great but it'd be some trick to get us all with similiar reservations for a particular day and time not to mention that it would leave out those with little ones who would like to attend, too. I'll be watching to see what's decided in any case!

Lisa Marie Smith
BearFan

LAMPSKIES
09-10-2003, 03:00 PM
The bon voyage party seemed to the the choice of other cruisers. Deck 9 on the pool seems to be the place where everyone was dancing. I, was above on deck 10 looking down and taking some pics of DD's and DW partying it up!!! I met up with some people that we met at WDW. It was definately less crowded. We would never find each other on deck 9.

gassmandy
09-10-2003, 07:02 PM
I like the idea of meeting at the bon voyage party, too. Our group of 22 has 8 couples--& 4 of the 8 have 1 or 2 kids. As it is, we're already trying to figure out Palo brunch/dinner schedules so all can go. All the kid-less couples will go to brunch together 1 day while the ones w/ kids go another, leaving the kids w/ the "kid-less" couples--if that made any sense!! Plus for shy people--the sail away party is probably the least intimidating!

Favorite Auntie
09-10-2003, 07:31 PM
Sounds like the Bon Voyage Party it is! Not much planning needed for that. We have 79 days to nail down a place on deck ....10? That was easy!

LAMPSKIES
09-10-2003, 08:33 PM
I am sure myself and bffitsu will make deck 10......but our DW's and my DD's may need a little more time on the "dance floor" ahhhhh that's why I got the late seating!!!! LOL

PenskeSth1
09-10-2003, 09:04 PM
I would love to put faces with the names of people from this post. DH and DD are not shy at all, but as for me I am quit shy.They will probably be the ones making the most noise during the Bon Voyage party. My son and I will most likely be sitting in a corner somewhere watching everyone else dance and have fun.
:D

NJ Cruisers
09-10-2003, 09:59 PM
Count us in at the bon voyage party!! I'm glad you guys got this started. I wanted to ask about it but thought everyone would think I was nuts asking so long before we sail. Looks like we all have cruising on our minds most of the time.

By the way .... is anyone staying at the Radisson the night before the cruise?

ObsessedwithDisney
09-11-2003, 05:02 AM
We'll be staying at the Radisson, too. It would be great to plan a Dismeet Friday evening, as well, if you're interested! Anyone else?

We're looking forward to meeting everyone else at the Bon Voyage party, too!

Kathy

LAMPSKIES
09-11-2003, 03:45 PM
Hey Gassmandy.......getting close to that 60 day mark and it like all catagories on the ship are still available.....still time for an upgrade????

PenskeSth1
09-11-2003, 05:11 PM
We are staying at the Best Western the night before the cruise.
DH just called DVC and had us upgraded from a cat. 8 to a cat.5 with a verandah, I am so excited. I know we will use it because our kids will ditch us for the kids programs! We are not bar people so it will give us plenty of alone time.;)

gassmandy
09-11-2003, 05:54 PM
Lampskies--I check orbitz.com every now and then to check availiability of categories. Lots in each cat. left. We are paid in full so we'll see..........but not holding my breath as I know it's pretty random. Worst case scenario--I will just have to wake up the parents before sunrise to watch the sun come up from their verandah. Unless my dad would just rather give me a key to their room so they don't have to get up to get the door--I'll be really quiet, I promise.:p

izzinmac
09-11-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by gassmandy
Worst case scenario--I will just have to wake up the parents before sunrise to watch the sun come up from their verandah. Unless my dad would just rather give me a key to their room so they don't have to get up to get the door--I'll be really quiet, I promise.:p

Why don't I find that funny!! Oh please,oh please, someone get her an upgrade!!! For my peace and quiet!!

gassmandy
09-11-2003, 07:39 PM
Izzi- I'm looking at your hilarious signature and you haven't updated it to mine yet (i.e. Aug. 2003 AKL).
By the way pops, just checked my reservation on line and I got upgraded to room 8530--is this a good up grade from 2611?? :p

izzinmac
09-11-2003, 08:00 PM
Gasser
Don't let DCL take advantage of you! I would stick with 2611 and tell them you dont want 8530. In 2611, you will have no problem getting Addie to take naps. It'll be nice and dark! If you go to 8530, you will have all that sunlight coming through all those sliding glass doors. 2611 is closer to the aft elevators and hence quicker to the restaurants and Mickey pool. Also it is only 1 floor below the atrium area. 8530 is 5 floors away! Hardly worth the upgrade! Granted, 8530 is a little larger than 2611, but by the time you figure how much space is wasted with that useless grand piano, its just about even. And who needs all those TVs on a cruise! No doubt about it, 2611 is the way to go!!

gassmandy
09-12-2003, 07:25 AM
Funny one there, Iz. You're probably right--who needs a jacuzzi tub anyway???

NJ Cruisers
09-13-2003, 02:26 PM
ObsessedwithDisney,

See you at the Radisson on the 28th - DH, DS4 and me.

Anyone else staying there?

wile13
09-14-2003, 10:36 PM
Thanks we found out where all the Novermber 29th cruisers are!

This will be our 2nd cruise, we were just Upgraded to a Cat # 9 from an 11. Will be staying at 2066 anyone else, we are bringing our 3 year old and 6 year old with us. I see we are looking at meeting at the Bon Voyage Party.


Thanks,

Eric

:Pinkbounc :bounce: :smooth:

Rohu13
09-14-2003, 11:54 PM
My family will also be on the 11/29 cruise. myself, DH, DS10, and DD6. We are so excited! I'm also nervous with this being our 1st time on a cruise. This trip has been in the planning for 2yrs....oh by the way we have late seating. Hope to meet a few of you all on the ship.

jkovick
09-15-2003, 07:26 AM
Hey Rohu13-- DH and I are from Marshall, MI. Good to know we will have a close "neighbor" on the cruise! :D

TCROMW1013
09-15-2003, 09:29 AM
We will be at the Raddison also. Myself, hubby and son 12 and daughter 8. Hope to see all of you.

LAMPSKIES
09-15-2003, 02:59 PM
Rohu13, we just spent last weekend in South Haven. We booked two nights prior to the sailing....just in case of bad weather.

BearFan
09-15-2003, 04:21 PM
We're getting in later on Friday because I have to work that morning. Anyone staying in Orlando and driving out Saturday morning early?

LMS

wile13
09-15-2003, 06:06 PM
We are leaving the day after Thanksgiving early, will put ourselves somewhere close to Port Canaveral, we are jumping off from my Dads near Carbondale Il. Took us about 13 hours from there to the port.

We are located pretty close to you, from Bradley, IL. about 60 miles south of Chicago.

Wile13

jkovick
09-16-2003, 09:45 AM
We are gonna stay at DTD the night before. Can't say whether its wise or not-- but I need a little Disney Marketplace shopping before we go!

wile13
09-16-2003, 10:23 AM
Downtown Disney is an excellent place to shop, best selection, prices can be a little steep, for Christmas last year there were alot of gifts available to purchase. Best time to shop is when the stores first often, you almost have the entire run of the place.

Wile13

BearFan
09-16-2003, 01:35 PM
DTD may be on the expensive side but it sounds like there might be time for a run to the Character Outlet at the Belz Factory Outlet Mall!!!!

Wile 13, hurray for another midwesterner, especially one from Illinois! We've met lots of IL cruisers. Welcome to the club! We're located about a stone's throw from the WI border. So close, you can even smell the cheese if the wind's blowing the right way.

Never mind that.... Go Sox!

LMS

LAMPSKIES
09-17-2003, 01:34 PM
Go Sox!!!! Hey Wile 13, driving down the day before in November???? I'm flying and booked two days prior just in case of snow.

Favorite Auntie
09-17-2003, 02:13 PM
You do of course mean the RED SOX?????

LAMPSKIES
09-17-2003, 04:21 PM
White Sox of course............

princssdisnygina
09-17-2003, 04:26 PM
My husband and I are getting our DTD shopping in after the cruise. We are staying at WDW for 5 days afterwards. We have reservations at the Caribbean Beach. This will be my 27th trip to WDW!! I am VERY excited! Although, we are going to Mickeys Christmas party and the Candlelight Processional! And at the Candlelight Processional we get 15% all shopping all day at EPCOT, so I will probably do most of my shopping there! Going to get my Christmas shopping done!

Sept, 1977- born in Anderson, IN
Sept 1978, 1979, 1980 - Contemporary
Aug/Sept 1981, 1982, 1983 - Polynesian
Aug 1984 - Contemporary
Aug 1985-1989 - Polynesian
Aug 1990-1993 - Caribbean Beach
March 1994 - buena vista suites
Christmas 1994 - (second time) contemporary
March 1995 - Clarion Hotel
Aug 1995 - Disneyland! Disneyland Hotel
June 1996 - EuroDisney
Nov 1966 - Contemporary
May 1997 - Port Orleans
May 1998 - Port Orleans
Sept 1999 - Disneyland! Pacific Hotel
Dec 1999 - Coronado Springs
Christmas 2000 - 4 night Disney Cruise & Coronado Springs
Nov 2001 - Coronado Springs
Oct 2002 - HONEYMOON! 4 night Disney Cruise & Port Orleans
Nov 2003 - 7 day Disney Cruise & Caribbean Beach!
[B]:earsboy: :earsgirl: :earseek:

TCROMW1013
09-18-2003, 09:40 AM
OK, never thought I would be happing about spending so much money, but I made our final payment. wooo hooo. Not long now, I now want my documents.

Favorite Auntie
09-18-2003, 11:31 AM
We made our final payment a little over a month ago, and that is when we found out that we were upgraded! Love that Pixie Dust!

ObsessedwithDisney
09-18-2003, 02:33 PM
We just paid in full, too! Looks like its official -- we're really going. We're kind of worried about our DMIL - its quite possible she could come up with a million and one excuses at the very last minute why she can't go. I told her the other night, she absolutely cannot back out now! She needs this vacation more than we do!

LAMPSKIES
09-18-2003, 06:48 PM
Looks like upgrades are wild!!!! Hmmmm I used my upgrade voucher from our cancelled cruise last year.........ya think they'd upgrade me past a cat. 6 verandah????

TCROMW1013
09-19-2003, 08:43 AM
I found out we are in 6112. Unless we get one of those upgrades. If we don't thats ok, looks like a good location to me. Do we have any neighbors here?

gassmandy
09-19-2003, 09:48 AM
An upgrade would be cool--my dad thinks it's wishful thinking for me since I asked to down-grade --to get the FL res. rates--plus be able to pay ER bill of DD. We'll see.................:Pinkbounc

Favorite Auntie
09-19-2003, 02:18 PM
I just checked our cruise on www.mytravelco.com and there appears to be a lot of rooms left in all categories except 1, 2, and 3. I thought this would be a popular week to cruise? Am I wrong??? Looks like the ship may not sell out afterall.:confused:

LAMPSKIES
09-19-2003, 02:33 PM
The week of Thanksgiving is very popular, the week after is not. As a matter of fact when DCL called us last Nov. 27th (Wednesday before we were to sail) we were able to switch to The Dec. 1 Wonder that night 3 days prior to sailing and with all the people from the cancelled Magic switching we were still able to get an upgrade on the ship!!

gassmandy
09-19-2003, 02:55 PM
Out of Disney's value, regular, and peak seasons--this week has typically fallen under their value season.

jkovick
09-19-2003, 03:06 PM
Anyone else start their packing list yet? I started mine today. (I need a good two months to obsess on it;) )

Favorite Auntie
09-19-2003, 03:15 PM
I have a box in my spare bedroom that I throw stuff in that I will need for the cruise....not much in there yet, but it's a start!

LAMPSKIES
09-19-2003, 03:18 PM
I've got my ESPN mug all wrapped in paper........Just in case that "new lounge" doesn't!!!!!

BearFan
09-19-2003, 03:33 PM
Anybody booking shore excursions ahead of time or will you wait to see what the weather holds?

Favorite Auntie
09-19-2003, 03:49 PM
I am going to do Coki Beach and Coral World on St Thomas, but I am going to do it on my own, so I don't need to do anything except hale a cab the morning of St Thomas!

PenskeSth1
09-19-2003, 04:00 PM
I have been gettting stuff together a little at a time and putting it all in a box in the closet. I figure if I pick up something here and there by the time the cruise is here I will have everything we need. Sure does beat buying everything at once. Plus I already had stuff for last years cancelled cruise.
We are also doing Coral World and Coki beach on our own. :)

wile13
09-20-2003, 11:26 PM
Was just wondering if there were any fellow firefighters that will be on board for this cruise, last time we went we were called "naughty firefighters" when we took the spa tour. We always get a bad rap...

Wile

wile13
09-20-2003, 11:40 PM
Hi,

2 Adults 2 Kids, room 2004 I believe, and we were upgraded. This will be our 2nd cruise however the first with our 2 1/2 year old and a little nervous, Flounders will be very busy, any tips for making reservations with them as far as how much and how often? Should we plan to send him there for early dinner?

Also did we ever decide where we are going to meet all the people her on the Dis Boards?

Wile

gassmandy
09-21-2003, 06:24 AM
wile13--I believe we're meeting at deck 10 (overlooking the sail away party). :)

princssdisnygina
09-22-2003, 11:14 AM
I am SO excited. A girl I work with just got back from her first disney cruise and I was looking at her pictures! I want to go now! I don't pay mine in full till the end of the month so I don't know if we have been upgraded yet. I am keeping my fingers crossed! I know we are going to do the eagle Catamaran excurion on St. Maarten. We will book in advance. We are also considering doing one of the special cruises in 2004. They have 2 7day cruises that go to different places and then the 10 day cruise that is at Christmas time! I am thinking we need to do the 10 day! Who knows! I am ready! I won't start packing until the week before though!

wile13
09-22-2003, 12:33 PM
Yes teh sail away party, such a great time, also looking forward to the 70's night, 80's night, so should we all wear like special color shirts or something for all the Dis'ers?

Eric
:p

LAMPSKIES
09-22-2003, 05:47 PM
Gassmandy........I see we have deck 10 on agreement now, which side of the ship? Port or starboard? I've been on the port side the last two times.

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 10:15 AM
66 days left and all catagories still have availability!!!! I see the "navigators verandah" is now available to book thru DCL, I don't believe it was the last time I checked.........gassmandy...are you upgraded yet??????

princssdisnygina
09-24-2003, 11:33 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions for the excursions? I know we are going to do the Eagle Catamaran on St. Maarten. We were thinking of taking the one to trunk bay, St John from St. Thomas. Although, I do not want to miss St. Thomas. Any suggestions? Also, has anyone ever done the stateroom gifts? I was thinking of purchasing one of the gifts to have in our stateroom for my husband when we got there. I just want to know if they are worth it? I want to surprise my husband since this is our 1 year anniversary trip! Thanks, Gina

Favorite Auntie
09-24-2003, 12:24 PM
If you were thinking of doing the St John snorkeling excursion, so the 5 star one, not the one that goes to the beach. I did that one and it was no fun. Also, those are in the morning and there is still the afternoon do see St Thomas (which I don't like very much....) Just my 2 cents!!

Favorite Auntie
09-24-2003, 12:25 PM
Oh yeah, I have never purchased or received a gift in the stateroom, but I have heard that Shirley from the perfect gift does a fabulous job...you might want to try her.

gassmandy
09-24-2003, 01:00 PM
Lampskies--no upgrade yet.........but it sounds like you're rooting for me.....LOL! As far as side of the ship--I always get them confused--I like the side facing the terminal so as we sail out through the channel we can wave to everyone at Jetty Park. More fun than staring at just the water! But--I'm easy!

princssdisnygina--we had someone order the champagne and petit fours tray for us and it was neat--also had the fruit/cheese tray. Like Favorite Auntie said--I heard Shirley from The Perfect Gift has awesome stuff! Loved our stuff from DCL--nice way to kick off our vacation! Definitely order from one or the other. Shirley will work w/ you and customize a basket to your exact likings.
Getting closer......can't wait!!!!!!:Pinkbounc

Crazy Momma
09-24-2003, 01:01 PM
DH and DS 7 and I will be sailing. We are going for our 10 year anniversary. This is our 2nd disney cruise. Our son is giving us a hard time about staying in the kids club while we go to dinner a Palo's.

BearFan
09-24-2003, 01:06 PM
It's easy to tell port from starboard. Port has 4 letters in it and so does left. Therefore starboard is the other one! And it's your left, or the driver's side, not facing at the ship. Of course that one only works if you're not in Australia, New Zealand or England!

LMS

Favorite Auntie
09-24-2003, 01:16 PM
So....the side facing the treminal as we sail away should be the starboard?!?!?!

jkovick
09-24-2003, 01:19 PM
Ok, we are meeting on deck 10 during the Sail Away Party, right? Is anyone planning on doing the lime green thing so the group is easily identified? ( I haven't been on a Disney cruise before so I don't know much about the deck 10 configuration, identifying may or may not be applicable, so I defer to you seasoned cruisers)

Favorite Auntie
09-24-2003, 01:26 PM
Lime green is not my color...if we pick midship, forward or aft we should not have a problem finding the group..

Any word on the website? If no one can do it I can ask my nephew to help this weekend... That way if we post pictures of the groups it will be even easier to identify everyone!:D

gassmandy
09-24-2003, 01:27 PM
ok--still feel like a moron--left=port and right=starboard. Got that and hopefully will remember that cool trick (four letters). Now--like Favorite Auntie asked--would the side facing the terminal be the starboard side seeing as if I were to face forward as if the driver of the "car" --that would be my right side?? Cuz if I were facing back (aft--got that part down but "forward" is a dead give away), then the terminal would now be my left hand side--meaning port!! So to figure out sides--do we face forward in the direction the ship will be moving?? Meaning terminal side =starboard?? I promise I graduated w/ a 3.9 GPA. Still feel like a moron, though!

gassmandy
09-24-2003, 01:31 PM
Favorite auntie--I think that would be cool--the website. I would have done it already if I weren't computer illiterate.

BearFan
09-24-2003, 02:04 PM
Yes, Yes you're correct. The starboard side will be facing the terminal because we pull straight out to sea. Now if we had to back up.....

I like the website idea. Kind of like this 10 most wanted on the post office site, huh?!? I can picture it now:

WARNING
Be on the lookout for these disboarders. Associating with these people could be dangerous as repeat cruising is likely to occur soon after. They can be spotted by their constant net surfing and propensity to seemingly overplan a trip. If you spot one of them, please turn them into the first DCL castmember you see!

Favorite Auntie
09-24-2003, 02:32 PM
OK, I called my nephew, but he is not home...I know he has set them up before, and he is a good kid, so I think he will help me. No promises though.

Gassmandy, I am now thoroughly confused!

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 05:11 PM
No need for a green shirt for me......I'll be the one with the ESPN mug welded to my hand and the HUGE smile on my face knowing after three years waiting and one canellation we will finally be in route to St. Thomas, St. John etc....

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 05:12 PM
Hey everyone.............I recieved my excursion booklet yesterday!!!!!

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 06:39 PM
All right.....a computer geek I am not!!! But, try this home page... I think you can add a photo but mut set up a yahoo I.D. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dclsnov29eastern I think you can post pics there for our sailing group!!!! Good luck!

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 06:50 PM
Hey it works all you need is a yahoo i.d.

group name is: dclsnov29eastern

group email address is: dclsnov29eastern@yahoogroups.com.........whatever that means


Happy picture posting!!!!!!!!!!!!! See ya on deck 10!!

gassmandy
09-24-2003, 08:47 PM
lampskies--finally figured out how to post pics!!!!! I posted one of my dd--Addison w/ my dh--Shawn--it's fom a month ago. Then one of 2 of my sisters--Becky and Vikki. Then one of me and Addie when she was 2 months old (haven't taken too many pics. of me since she was born--note--pic. doesn't include the bottom 1/2 of my body.....lol). Planning on being able to take lots by cruise time though!!!!!

izzinmac
09-24-2003, 08:49 PM
Went to the yahoo site and with a litle experimenting was able to look at and add photos. Everone, give it a shot. Good way to share photos!

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 09:00 PM
I saw the pics.....awsome!! Well there is one of me shopping....lol Myself DW Kim and DD's Jessica and Alli and Brad and Kristen standing with us a Planet Hollywood then dd's at CC. Now we can start putting faces with names.........come on guys post a pic....I'll buy some more memory if we use it all!!!!! 64 days to post!!!

LAMPSKIES
09-24-2003, 09:59 PM
Amanda.......Above the waist? Myself and DW had a pact....we could have kids......she gave birth and I gain the weight. lol So my pics are from the chest up. lol The youngest is 11 I don't think mine will be gone but.....it is paid for. As a matter of fact the two things that are paid for is the cruise and that "extra junk in the trunk". LOL Hope nobody tries to roll us back in the water at CC. LOL

ObsessedwithDisney
09-25-2003, 04:48 AM
Great pics, Lampskies, Gassmandy and Izzinmac. Thanks for sharing.

I'll get ours posted soon! Thanks, Lampskies, for making it possible!

Kathy

LAMPSKIES
09-25-2003, 09:53 AM
O.K. all you cruisers I know someone asked about shore excursions. I posted a thread a little bit ago asking for help about which ones to take. Wild Thing at ST. Thomas or Golden Eagle at St. Maarteen?

princssdisnygina
09-25-2003, 05:10 PM
I have been slowly working on the website, I have had a few problems, but it is coming! Also, Gassmandy & favorite auntie tell me how to find Shirleys gifts. I have never heard of it. Thanks!

Gina

LAMPSKIES
09-25-2003, 06:01 PM
Princssdisneygina.........I've set up a generic web site to post pics to.......look under my signature.

PenskeSth1
09-25-2003, 09:46 PM
Sorry all but for some reason I cannot see any pictures at the yahoo address. I am obviously computer illiterate! I managed to put a couple pictures on the webshots site of my family. They seem kinda dark. I will keep messin around eventually I should figure it all out..:rolleyes:
Michele

Favorite Auntie
09-26-2003, 07:21 AM
princssdisnygina,
Try the website....

www.theperfectgift.cc

LAMPSKIES
09-26-2003, 09:43 AM
Penskesth1.........make up a yahoo i.d. and try logging in with that then you should be able to click on the word "photos" on the left side.

PenskeSth1
09-26-2003, 03:30 PM
Lampskies: Thank you!

Those are some nice pictures.. Now hopefully I can manage to get one or two on there.. LOL

LAMPSKIES
09-26-2003, 06:38 PM
O.K. guys back to the shore excursions............looks like the Golden Eagle Catamaran is a must for us!!!!!!!!

gassmandy
09-26-2003, 07:35 PM
I'm thinking my husband and I will be doing a lot of exciting excursions.........such as........."Change the dirty diaper" excursion. Or how about...."Who wants to take her back to the cabin for nap-time" excursion. I'm sure there'll be a "Let's get cranky some food and get her out of the sun" excursion, too.
In other words--with a 7 and 1/2 month old--we're not planning too much this time--just see what happens. Good thing we did tons on our last cruise before Addison came along so we won't feel like we're missing out. Of course I can say that cause I'm sure DH will still make sure he golfs @ Mahogany Run!!!!!:p

izzinmac
09-26-2003, 07:45 PM
Lets get more pictures on the wesite Lampskies set up. Its fun sharing them.

LAMPSKIES
09-26-2003, 08:25 PM
Gassmandy..........on our first cruise Feb of 2000 it was just myself DW and DD's. We had early seating for dinner, sooooo as all the girls were getting ready for the night out I strolled up to the ESPN bar each night........I can talk about it now that it will be gone(it's a man thing) there were many guys like I picture "Mr.Gassmandy" drinking really fast and looking really wore out. LOL I remember one guy saying "yes I came on the cruise with my in-laws, this is my one hour of sanity!!" LOL

TChrist05
09-26-2003, 08:51 PM
Hello all.....the black cloud over my head has finally passed and I will be on the 11/29 cruise with all you guys.....9 weeks to go.....ready to go now!
Tom

LAMPSKIES
09-26-2003, 08:58 PM
Hey T......glad to see you found the thread.......you may want to check out the photo gallery we've started.check the link under my signature.

LAMPSKIES
09-27-2003, 09:23 AM
I listened to Carribean music all the way into work today.........I've got the cruise bug bad.

TChrist05
09-27-2003, 08:40 PM
Lampskies.....9 weeks from right now we will be enjoying one of the most magical ships on the sea.....found out on Thursday that I am having knee surgery on October 13th....so all I am gonna be able to do after it for 3 or 4 weeks is sit around and think of the ship.......before ya know it it will be here.....
Tom

LAMPSKIES
09-29-2003, 12:30 PM
Just lookin' at my watch.........it looks so good with that 29 on the face. We are now under taht 60 day mark!!!!!

jkovick
09-30-2003, 08:50 AM
Did anyone book their excursions now that we are under the 60 day mark? (Wow that sounds great--- "less than 60 days":D )

LAMPSKIES
09-30-2003, 09:29 AM
I'm booking the Golden Eagle Catamaran today. It seems to be the choice of previous cruisers.

princssdisnygina
09-30-2003, 11:26 AM
I booked the Golden Eagle Catamaran also today. I am SO excited! I can't believe only 60 days! I have started to get out my "vacation" clothes and looking through and making a list. I hope we have good weather. Has anyone ever went at this time of year?

Favorite Auntie
09-30-2003, 11:59 AM
I sailed at this time in 2001. We actually hit a hurricane, even though it was late in the season. The Capt. did a great job of navigating around it and still getting us to all the Eastern Ports. Made it a little interesting..... It was still a great time.:D

LAMPSKIES
09-30-2003, 01:05 PM
On our Dec 1 Wonder (replacement cruise for cancelled Nov 30 Eastern) the weather at sea was perfest 88 and sunny every day. We did sail in a storm on our last night out but we didn't get into it until after midnight.

LAMPSKIES
09-30-2003, 01:56 PM
How many more days?!?!?!?!?!? THERE'S A FROST WARNING FOR TONIGHT here is the Chicago suburbs!!!!!!!

princssdisnygina
10-01-2003, 11:13 AM
There is a frost warning here in Indiana for tonight as well! Winter is coming too soon! What happened to our beautiful fall? I will be so ready to go by the time Nov 29th gets here! I just paid my cruise in full yesterday but was bummed because I did not get an upgrade! I normally do! Oh well.

jkovick
10-01-2003, 11:43 AM
There is a threat of rain snow/mix for Michigan tonight.......................is it time for the cruise yet?

LAMPSKIES
10-01-2003, 02:08 PM
27 degrees with frost and fog tomorrow morning here in Crown Point, In. It looks like 88 and sunny in St. Thomas.

LAMPSKIES
10-01-2003, 03:13 PM
Done!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Golden eagle Catamaran for 7:45a.m at St. Maarteen is officially booked for the Lampskies group of 6. Recieved our faxed confirmations and all.

izzinmac
10-01-2003, 05:04 PM
Right now it appears most of our group is electing to not do any of the Disney excursions. Some are planning beach trips on their own, and the rest have small kids. One of us is a golf pro planning on playing Mahogony Run. Probably will drag along some of his less skilled travel mates. Our last Eastern we did the Champagne Catamaran Cruise to St Johns and loved it, but have also found just staying onboard durnig port days can be great. Very relaxing and quiet!

Sorry to read about the lousy weather up north. It will just make the anticipation waiting for 11/29 more intense. As for us poor Floridians, we will, alas, not be able to share that intensity. Sometimes living in paradise really stinks!

An idea for identifying our group at the dismeet. Last i read, we were planning to meet on deck 10, starboard side (dock side) after the safety drill. Last weekend, we went to WDW and bought a pair of the Mickey/Minnie very large glove/hands. The same kind CMs use on the dock to wave goodbye to the ship as it departs PC and CC. We were planning on taking them up to deck 10 to wave at the people on shore. They would be a good way to identify our dismeet group. Not everone needs them - just a few to locate the group. We will probably get a few more for our group. If anyone else is interested in getting some, we could pick them up at WDW. I know we are going back this weekend, and will go several more times between now and cruise date. If interested, let me know by post, PM or email. They are $16 per pair plus tax. Right at $17 total. Also let me know if you think this idea stinks!

A last plug for Lampskies website to post pictures. So far it is stuck at just 12 pictures from about 4 -5 families. It would be great to see more. The website address is on Lamskies posts.

princssdisnygina
10-01-2003, 05:44 PM
I will try to post some pics tonight if I can remember. Hey Lampskies, any of your family go to Lake Central? A friend of mine teaches color guard there!

LAMPSKIES
10-01-2003, 07:14 PM
Izzinmac.........thanks for the plug, it would be nice to be able to place more faces with names before we hit the ship. I am able to edit the pics out and rearrange if need be. I was thinking about having you all post a pic with stateroom number of who is staying where??? If you get those "hands" post as to where. We are spending Thanksgiving and Friday at WDW and whold be able to pick some up also!!! I personally will be the on with the ESPN mug in my hand. LOL

Princssdisnygina.........DD's are in the Crown Point school system.....DD13 is at Taft jr. high in downtown Crown Point and DD11 goes to Jerry Ross and school that just opened this year. Next year my eldest DD will be at the new C.P. H.S. If you talk to your relative we actually live closer to Valparaiso in a subdivision called Lake of the Four Seasons.

LAMPSKIES
10-01-2003, 07:23 PM
Hey Nov. 29 cruisers!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost forgot.........how about a little "good luck wish" for bfftsiu and Tenna4 some of our fellow Nov. 29 cruisers on their wedding comming up this weekend in Las Vegas!!!!!!!!! Brad you've been kinda' quiet on these boards lately!!!!! We'll be with them this weekend so let's keep this thread on the first page so I don't have to go searching for it on Tuesday when we get back!!!!! Good luck!!!

TChrist05
10-01-2003, 08:22 PM
Hey all.....leaving on Sunday morning for 3 days in the World....gonna attend the Mickeys Halloween party on Sunday night....always wanted to go....and we are wearing costumes....or so my wife says.....we will be down to 8 short weeks on Saturday......so when is the Dismeet?
Tom

jkovick
10-02-2003, 07:08 AM
bfftsiu & Tenna4-- Congratulations as you start on the most magical journey of all! Marriage is by far one of life's most joyous blessings. Best Wishes!

Mickeyswife
10-02-2003, 10:14 AM
Same here, best wishes for a wonderful life together!!!!

The Smiths

LAMPSKIES
10-02-2003, 01:21 PM
Hey TChrist.........looks like majority of disers are leaning toward deck 10 for the meet.

PenskeSth1
10-05-2003, 02:43 PM
Just booked Pinel Island Snorkel Tour for St. Maarten, Has anyone ever done this excursion before?
Went to the world yesterday and picked up a couple pair of Mickey gloves for sail away party. Seen the new Philharmagic show, which kids and I thought was really good. It was neat to see them stick Donald in a show like that.
:3dglasses

gassmandy
10-05-2003, 06:49 PM
PenskeSth1--we almost went to MK yesterday!! Probably will make it next weekend instead! My dad (izzi) already bought the Mickey hands--I'm going to get some too! ::MickeyMo

PenskeSth1
10-05-2003, 07:46 PM
Gassmandy,
It was sooooo busy Sat. and the heat was cranking.. We ended up riding 7 things picked up the Mickey hands for kids then went and hung out at Fort Wilderness for a while. We got lucky and slid right in to the Philharmagic.:smooth:
The kids are so excited about using the Mickey hands to wave at everybody as we leave port.

TCROMW1013
10-06-2003, 02:26 PM
Hello! We just booked the catamaran sail out of St. Thomas to St. John. I have a question for those others that have booked excursions. We did not get a confirmation number, should we have? Thanks.
Tammy
::MickeyMo

Momof4princesses
10-07-2003, 05:00 AM
Lampskies' website is great! I posted a picture of my girls. Thanks for putting that together!

LAMPSKIES
10-07-2003, 09:32 AM
I'M BACK!!!!!!!! Just got in last night fron our Las Vegas wedding for bffitsu and tenna4. Good job keeping this on the first page guys!!!!!

izzinmac
10-07-2003, 11:03 AM
Lampskies,
Were you there during the tiger attack on Roy? I imagine that created a stir in Las Vegas!

We need to keep pushing your website and pictures. Picked up one from Momof4princesses. Need more!!! Everyone go to
Lampskies Site (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dclsnov29eastern/)

princssdisnygina
10-08-2003, 10:37 AM
52 days and counting! I am ready to bathe in the sun and relax on the ship! ::MickeyMo I need a vacation SO bad! Things are really stressed here! I have started hiding away money from mine and my husbands checks so we have xtra $$!! November 29th can't get here soon enough!