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ohiominnie
06-23-2003, 07:22 AM
Well, let's get the thread started!!

Who else is in?

We've got two rooms....
Me, ohiomickey and our two kids in one
and my parents in another (next door but not connecting)

Anyone else?

LG123
06-23-2003, 07:34 AM
We are right there with you! We will swing by and pick you up on the way.

Me, DH, DD(4 at cruise time) & DD (7 at cruise time)

Yeah!!!

Happy Cruising!

ohiominnie
06-23-2003, 07:53 AM
LG123,
You've already got your countdown clock! WOO-HOO!

WDWLVR
06-23-2003, 07:58 AM
Count us in. My DH (MarkRG) and I are in room 7122 Navigator Veranda.

We have a couple more trips to Disney that we need to countdown to first!

TnRobin
06-23-2003, 08:45 AM
It will be Me(Robin), DH (Mike) and DS-9 (Matt)

Early Dining - Secret Porthole Room

CRSNDSNY
06-23-2003, 12:54 PM
DH and I have Cat. 8 #7514 on hold. I need to think about this as it is really expensive and we're already doing a 7-day Western next May. We've cruised the 7-day Eastern during Christmas in 2001 and it was simply wonderful. Christmas onboard is great!

But...we still need to think about it.

tksbaskets
06-23-2003, 01:15 PM
we too are "thinking" about the cruise. Would love to go but have two big questions:
1-will DH who is a teacher even be out of school by 12/18
2- can we really spend almost 9K for a cruise? But it is 10 days.....

We have till Friday to get back with Michelle....help!

trishy
06-23-2003, 05:12 PM
:Pinkbounc :jester: :mad: ;) :p :cool: :crazy: :earsboy: :earseek: :teeth: :wave2: ::yes:: princess: :chat: ::MinnieMo :tongue:

tchrmom
06-23-2003, 07:34 PM
We also have a "hold" on a cat. 11 room. For DH, myself and DS(13) and DD(9) it will be a little over 6700.00. That is alot of $ in our family. I'm waiting to see if Dreams has a little lower price. However, I doubt it will be THAT much lower. (heavy sigh)

disneyjunkie
06-23-2003, 08:15 PM
I'm thinking about it.

If we do it, it will be DS 13 (at time of cruise) and I. I know he will have to miss 4 days of school in order to take the trip. (I've never taken him out of school for vacation.) He'll be in the 8th grade then. NYC does not end the semester before Christmas break, so I know he'll miss at least 2 days of classes.

I was quoted $3,927 for a Cat. 11. I'm waiting to hear from DU.

My heart is saying do it, my head is saying no.:rolleyes:

CRSNDSNY
06-23-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by CRSNDSNY
DH and I have Cat. 8 #7514 on hold. I need to think about this as it is really expensive and we're already doing a 7-day Western next May. We've cruised the 7-day Eastern during Christmas in 2001 and it was simply wonderful. Christmas onboard is great!

But...we still need to think about it.

Yeah, we just can't justify it. We're out. I'll call tomorrow to release our hold. We've cruised DCL for Christmas before and know how wonderful it is...you all are going to have such a fantastic time! I can't wait to hear about it!

***HAVE FUN!***

ohiominnie
06-23-2003, 08:25 PM
ohiomickey and I are thinking we're out too. Like others, we can't justify the cost. It'd be about $16K for us as we'd be crusing with my parents and we never make them pay for Disney trips.
The excitement of speculating the route and dates was so overwhelming that now, the reality just stinks!
We'll make the final call here soon, but we're leaning heavily towards cancelling. :(

jilljill
06-23-2003, 09:07 PM
I have 2147 on hold until the weekend. A BIG price to consider. Plus we are both in retail and have to worry about taking off that time of year.

ToDisney
06-23-2003, 10:09 PM
We have a hold on 8076... we're thinking about it, too (in $12,000 range). I'm leaning towards not putting down the deposit since it's so expensive. $12,000 is a lot of $$!! :(

rsschneck
06-23-2003, 10:54 PM
I did contact Dreams Unlimited and have a hold on room #6134, category 6 for category 7 price. Great room, but BIG BUCK$! It would be myself, DH and DD (7 @ the time of sailing). No insurance, transfers or airfare and with a $200.00 instant rebate from dreams it still will cost $7490.05.
We LOVE Christmas & Disney & Cruising our Anniversary is even the day after Christmas, but that is too much $$.
We have decided we could get 2 cruises for the price of this one. I will be releasing the room back to inventory.
Heck for THAT kind of money I would rather purchase an add-on to my DVC points!:(
Happy Cruising to all the lucky cruisers and if you want to adopt a family for Christmas 2004 we're here for ya!:smooth:

trishy
06-23-2003, 11:09 PM
Dropping like flies.... http://ourworld.cs.com/larjac2002/hang.gif

at this rate we'll have the entire ship to ourselves :smooth:

MarkRG
06-24-2003, 06:13 AM
I think a lot of people who are taking a pass on this one are not realising you are getting 2 cruises for the price of one. Well, actually, more like two and a half, with KW from the Western, both the Eastern ports and two NEW ones thrown in for good measure! Yes, it is not cheap. I'm sure it could be a lot cheaper if we just sailed around the ocean for 10 days, but what fun would that be? It's the ports that are setting the price where it is.

But this is a one time experience not to be missed, and it is about a year and a half off to save up for.

I said it before the DVC member cruise, and after I still say it. If you want to see what the member cruise was about, just click on the Monorail Green link below.

ohiominnie
06-24-2003, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by MarkRG
I think a lot of people who are taking a pass on this one are not realising you are getting 2 cruises for the price of one. Well, actually, more like two and a half,

Scratching my head with this one...
Hmmm.... 2 1/2 cruises? :confused: Can you explain the math with that one?

Just for fun I priced out some other cruises...(all family of 4, cat 6)
I could go 9/4 on the Eastern for $3898
I could back to back with the 9/11 Western for $4211.

That brings me to a grand total of $8109. 14 cruise days total and 7 port days.

Dec 2004 would cost us $9333 10 cruise days total and includes 6 port days.

TnRobin
06-24-2003, 06:55 AM
I tend to lean toward Mark's calculations. Ohiominnie, do the same calculations, but change the dates to this Xmas. Remember you can only compare a Xmas Cruise to another Xmas Cruise. II don't have the figures with me at work, but I added the price of a Cat 10 7 day Xmas Cruise to a 3Day Xmas Cruise (10 days but less ports) and the savings was very apparent.

ohiominnie
06-24-2003, 07:32 AM
Good point, TnRobin!
Of course, you have to think about if that extra $$$ is worth it just to cruise at Christmas.
We're not sure yet. :) $16K is a chunk of change.
Thanks for the clarification though! I appreciate it!

Kabuli1
06-24-2003, 09:18 AM
We've got a hold on a cat 8 and a cat 11 across the hall for myself , DH, DD(then 18) and DS#2 (then 21) It'a about 10K - and we are completely broke! I don't know where we'll come up w. the 1000 to reserve it - but it's no loss is we have to cancel later - or even transfer our deposit to another cruise! I love St Lucia - went there on our honeymoon (24 years ago) we'll have passed our 25th next summer - we could consider this our 25th anniversary, right???

I hope, hope, hope we can be there!

Karyn

Lorraine
06-24-2003, 02:21 PM
We're in!!

Cat 6 on level 6. We have been waiting for the announcement since before last Xmas. I agree is it a lot, but it is really 1 1/2 cruises with lots of ports and plenty of days at sea (my favourite!)

At least we have nearly 18 months to save up!!

Looking forward to it already.

Lorraine

kpros
06-24-2003, 03:39 PM
We are in as well. We have a Cat 6 and Cat 11 on Deck 6. We were on the phone at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) and couldn't get early dinner.

We will be saving our pennies for the next 18 months.

Ken

goofydadeo
06-24-2003, 04:28 PM
We are sooo excited! This will be DCL cruise #6 for us and our first Christmas Cruise. The itinerary is outstanding! I would love to hear from anyone who has cruised over Christmas especially how Santa handles the logistics. Anyone know of a thread on this topic? Anyway we can't wait!!!

Goofydadeo, DW, DS10 & DD6

WDWLVR
06-24-2003, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by goofydadeo
We are sooo excited! This will be DCL cruise #6 for us and our first Christmas Cruise. The itinerary is outstanding! I would love to hear from anyone who has cruised over Christmas especially how Santa handles the logistics. Anyone know of a thread on this topic? Anyway we can't wait!!!

Goofydadeo, DW, DS10 & DD6

This is our cruise #6 as well and our first Christmas Cruise. We spent the last holiday season (but not over Christmas) at the parks and doing the same this year. Yes, it is a lot of money, but we are looking at it as a once in a lifetime combo. If we feel next year we can't swing it we have plenty of time to cancel. As of right now we are going for it!

b&bdiscruisers
06-24-2003, 06:04 PM
It looks like we may also be going too! I've got a hold on cat.6 cabin. We have a cruise booked for May next year, of course I'll be cancelling. I know what to expect weather wise since we've been Eastern twice before (May) but what are the highs & lows in temperatures at Christmas down there at the Islands & how about water temperature? I wonder how it will be out on deck at night? Anyone?

MarkRG
06-24-2003, 06:06 PM
Actually, I wasn't counting it on days, but by the number of foreign ports visited. A typical 7 day goes to 2 ports. This 10 day is going to 5. That comes out to 2 1/2 cruises. With all the costs of visiting each port, which is not in small numbers. That, more than anything is where the price tag for this cruise must be coming from. Again, I certainly don't deny it's a lot of money, but I think for what is offered it is going to be worth it. And we still do have a very long time to back out if the financial situation won't meet it.

DVC4US
06-24-2003, 06:37 PM
We are in with a Cat 4. Really wanted a Cat 3, but they were all gone. The only thing I do not like about the itinerary is that we will be in St. Thomas on Christmas Day. It is kind of a bummer because I am sure nothing will be open, so I guess we will just spend the day on the boat.

Anyone ever cruise over Christmas? Do they do anything really special for Christmas Dinner? Any other Christmas activities going on during the cruise? Thanks for any help.
LeiLani

CRSNDSNY
06-24-2003, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by LNaylor863
Anyone ever cruise over Christmas? Do they do anything really special for Christmas Dinner? Any other Christmas activities going on during the cruise? Thanks for any help.
LeiLani

We cruised DCL Christmas 2001 and were in St. Maarten on Christmas Day. Although half of the island was closed, it was the best Christmas EVER! To me, nothing could top sunbathing on Orient Beach, drinking Corona and laying next to my new hubby! It is one of my fondest memories! I also remember Mrs. Claus telling stories in the Atrium, a tree lighting ceremony complete with pixie dust and Christmas cookies in our staterooms when we returned from dinner on Christmas Eve. I'm sure there's more, but those are just some of the special events that stand out to me. I have pictures of everything on my webshots link below.

We wish we could make the 10day next year, but we'll be doing the Western for the first time next May.

Christmas2004
06-24-2003, 08:06 PM
We're going!

Harvey & Mary (both in our early 40's at cruise time), and William (7 at cruise time).

We booked a Category 11 to save money, but we'll be as close as possible to the secret deck at Deck 7 Aft!

b&bdiscruisers
06-24-2003, 08:14 PM
I have officially modified my May 2004 cruise to Dec. 18, ten day cruise! So count me and my hubby in! We're in cabin 6030--decided to go from Catagory 5 to 6 to save some money but heck it's only 1 deck down from what we had & we still have a veranda!
Sure am glad we have 17 months to pay it off, that doesn't hurt so much! Guess I'd better change my countdown clock
CRSNDSNY-- Your description of some of the Christmas activities is so wonderful & sweet! This is really going to be a special time!:D

MarkRG
06-24-2003, 09:28 PM
LNTaylor-(and others) We've already looked into this a bit - Don't worry, enough of St.Thomas will be open on Christmas Day, they know there will be ships in port and will not pass up an opportunity to do buisness.

DVC4US
06-24-2003, 10:29 PM
Thanks MarkRG. It probably wouldn't matter anyway, because we always have fun on the Disney ship. Forgot to mention in my other post, it will be me 41, DH 42, DD 15, & DD 8 (ages at time of cruise). We are also going on the March 20, 2004 Eastern so we are doing 2 Disney cruises in one year.:bounce: :bounce:
LeiLani

Dave_from_Marietta
06-24-2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by b&bdiscruisers

what are the highs & lows in temperatures at Christmas down there at the Islands & how about water temperature?

I don't know about water temperature, but I was able to average the air temperatures for those dates over ten years of data.

It should be warm at Key West and Castaway Cay although it could potentially be quite cool. It should be <b><i>very</i></b> warm at St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Thomas.

<table border=0><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>Key&nbsp;West</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;19</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td><i>(10&nbsp;years&nbsp;of&nbsp;data)</i></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>59.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;15.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>73.4&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>73.4&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>81.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;27.2&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>67.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;19.4&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>78.5&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;25.8&nbsp;C</b><br><br></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>St.&nbsp;Maarten</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;22</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>71.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;21.8&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>82.8&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;28.2&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>78.8&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;26.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>86.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;30.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>75.3&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;24.1&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>84.4&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;29.1&nbsp;C</b><br><br></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>St.&nbsp;Lucia</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;23</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>74.7&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.7&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>84.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;29.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>80.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;26.8&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>86.9&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;30.5&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>77.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;25.1&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>85.5&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;29.7&nbsp;C</b><br><br></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>Antigua</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;24</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>73.4&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>80.6&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;27.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>77.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;25.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>86.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;30.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>74.8&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.8&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>83.7&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;28.7&nbsp;C</b><br><br></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>St.&nbsp;Thomas</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;25</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>71.6&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;22.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>82.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;27.8&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>77.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;25.0&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>91.9&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;33.3&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>73.7&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.2&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>85.7&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;29.8&nbsp;C</b><br><br></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td align=center colspan=4><b>Castaway&nbsp;Cay</b>,&nbsp;<i>Dec.&nbsp;27</i></td></tr><tr valign=top><td></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>Low</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>High</b></td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Min</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>45.7&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;&nbsp;7.6&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>66.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;19.0&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Max</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>70.9&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;21.6&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center>84.0&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;28.9&nbsp;C</td></tr><tr valign=top><td align=right><b>Avg</b></td><td width=10></td><td align=center>58.2&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;14.5&nbsp;C</td><td width=10></td><td align=center><b>73.4&nbsp;F&nbsp;/&nbsp;23.0&nbsp;C</td></tr></table>


Sounds good to me. Wish I could sign up!

TnRobin
06-25-2003, 06:54 AM
Thanks Dave. Ah come on - go with us - you got 18 months to save up.

b&bdiscruisers
06-25-2003, 07:04 AM
thanks for the info, Dave, sounds like it will be good warm weather! Wish you all could go!:cool:

LG123
06-25-2003, 08:06 AM
Thanks Dave. Sounds great!

Happy Cruising!

trishy
06-25-2003, 10:38 AM
I'm thinking along the same line as Mark, that there will be plenty of people on St. Thomas wanting to rake in as much money as they can from us cruisers - even though it's Christmas day.

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CRSNDSNY
06-25-2003, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by trishy
I'm thinking along the same line as Mark, that there will be plenty of people on St. Thomas wanting to rake in as much money as they can from us cruisers - even though it's Christmas day.

It was either the Dutch or French side of St. Maarten that was closed on Christmas Day in 2001, so I don't think it really mattered to them...not sure how the residents of St. Thomas will be.

WDWLVR
06-25-2003, 12:43 PM
We want to do Coral World again and checked their web site - they are open on holidays and that includes Christmas. They have a great beach right next door as well.

Yes, some of the merchants may be closed but since tourism is their #1 industry they might not. Think of how many stores are open here in the states - much more than 5, 10, or 20 years ago!

djs113
06-25-2003, 02:58 PM
Add us to the list!! We are going cat. 4 - cabin 8042

Myself, DW, DD (will be 8.5 then), and DS (will be almost 5)

18 months and counting!!

- David

Mjasp
06-25-2003, 07:56 PM
Barb and Tony....Are you guys doing this cruise???

outahere
06-26-2003, 01:31 PM
Even though it is a lot of $$$, we (myself, DW and DS9) have a cat 6 on hold with DU, which I will be booking later today. We figured that we only had to come up with the deposit right now, and have a long time to save up. We will have to cancel our April trip, but it is an eastern so we'll just get there a few months later.

My 2 cents worth...... If you have any thoughts of going, I would book now because the prices will be a LOT higher this time next year!! If you change your mind, you can always cancel.

Kabuli1
06-26-2003, 05:25 PM
Does that mean we have to get up at the Crack of Doom on Christmas morning to clear immigration????

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!


Karyn

tksbaskets
06-27-2003, 11:45 AM
Count us in! Just paid our whopping deposit. :rolleyes: Let's hope the DH school schedule is such that we can go. If not, we'll move to the next sailing if we can.

Now I have to figure out how to start the timer clock again. What a great time we'll have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

outahere
06-27-2003, 12:36 PM
From Kabuli1

Does that mean we have to get up at the Crack of Doom on Christmas morning to clear immigration????

I though I read somewhere here on the boards that only non-U.S. citizens had to clear immigration in St. Thomas.

Can anyone out there confirm?

Getting up to see what Santa left is one thing.... having to get up just to show someone our passports is another.......

CRSNDSNY
06-27-2003, 12:50 PM
I am a US Citizen and I had to get up to go through it for St. Thomas.

Christmas2004
06-28-2003, 08:55 AM
We've been doing a <b><i>lot</i></b> of daydreaming about this cruise since booking it this week. I've also been doing some idle speculating.

For instance...

Will we have <b><i>four</i></b> opportunities for brunch at Palo?!?

And will they have the Character Breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Monday since those are full days at sea? Or will they have them on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (Key West morning) so they can quickly get them out of the way?

<i>(Gosh, I can't believe I'm obsessing over details like this 18 months out.)</i>

Anyone care to speculate?

Christmas2004
06-28-2003, 08:58 AM
My family and I have been to Key West on Christmas Day. Everything that was tourist-oriented was open and staffed. I imagine a few stores and restaurants at St. Thomas will be closed on Christmas Day, but not enough to keep us from having sufficient opportunity to do whatever it is we hope to do that day.

Also, from what I've been reading on this board, <b><i>yes</i></b>, we'll have to get up "at the crack of doom" on Christmas morning to go through immigration. Bummer.

ohiominnie
06-28-2003, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by Christmas2004
<b><i>yes</i></b>, we'll have to get up "at the crack of doom" on Christmas morning to go through immigration. Bummer.

Is this everyone? Or only if you're getting off the ship? Or just non-US citizens?

On our first cruise this May we ONLY got off the ship at CC, so we have NO idea what this is all about.

TIA!

Kabuli1
06-28-2003, 10:27 AM
I think it's everybody, ohiominnie, even if you don't get off the ship you still have to clear immigration cause you are in "US' territory and you've been out of the country! BAH HUMBUG! I can't imagine getting DS 21 and DD 18 up that early on a vacation. Gone are the getting up early on Christmas morning years in our house! Now it's 'How late do we get to sleep in?"

I've been dreaming and thinking about this cruise constantly - could barely come up with the deposit and I don't know how we'll ever pay for it - but can't stop thinking. Like, Will we be able to book more than one dinner at Palo? And what new menus/special events will they come up with for a 10 day itin in the dining rooms? Will there be special shows?
And which day should I celebrate my birthday (12/31)? Maybe ohiominnie, we can celebrate together!

We will be celebrating our 25th anniversay w/ this cruise (ok, 6 months late - but who's counting?) I'm so excited 'cause we visited St Thmas and St Lucia on our honeymoon and haven't been back since!

This is just going to be the BEST!!!!

ohiominnie
06-28-2003, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by Kabuli1
And which day should I celebrate my birthday (12/31)? Maybe ohiominnie, we can celebrate together!

Kabuli,
That sounds WONDERFUL! (or magical as the case may be!!)

DCL asked dh if we wanted to celebrate my birthday on the 27th (it's really the 28th--disembarkation day) :(

we're also lumping my ds's birthday in there (1/5)

I say, the more the merrier!!

So you're a new years eve baby, huh? my nephew is one too....he was actually the LAST baby born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1989! What an honor!

LG123
06-28-2003, 12:14 PM
I can add more birthdays to the list. DD will be 4 on 12/12/04 & DD will be 8 on 1/10/05. We might as well have one huge cake.

For anyone that has been on the cruise over Christmas, what do they serve for Christmas dinner? I will look forward to something tropical rather than the same old turkey and ham.

I too am wondering what they are going to do with all the extra days in the way of shows, meals, special events, etc.

Do you think we will be able to get some sort of itinerary in advance?

Am so excited!!!

Happy Cruising!

CRSNDSNY
06-28-2003, 10:02 PM
I can't give you details, (I'd have to research our navigators) but I do recall a very traditional dinner on Christmas Day!

Dancind
07-02-2003, 06:18 PM
We're going! Me, DH, and DD 13 (time of cruise). Seems like some 13 yo boys are going, where are the girls? My DD will want to "get acquainted" via e-mail with some other girls, PM me if you've got one!

Dave's DCL site has a Christmas dinner menu posted. Yes, I've already been looking for menus, I'm such a dork. Here's a link to copy:

http://www.dcltribute.com/menus/christmas.htm

Even worse, I've been checking the web for excursions in St. Lucia and Antigua. I'm sure it will be a while before Disney has theirs set. This one is through shoretrips.com, and if we can get 8 people, I'm sure they would sail a bit later to accomodate us. Someone posted that we get into St. Lucia at 9:30 am.

<DOLPHIN AND WHALE WATCHING CRUISE
Enjoy the excitement of the search for one of the world's greatest mammals.
Departures (Local Island Time): 08:15 AM (4 hrs)
Pricing: Per Person $79.00 USD (Children pay the same as adults.)
St. Lucia has its fair share of resident and visiting cetaceans. Pods of spinner and spotted dolphins, Pilot, Sperm, False Orcas and other whales can be seen in our waters. The success rate of sightings is quite high, so join us in the exhilarating natural experience and feel the thrill as they break the surface of the water. Relax in our fast hydrophone-equipped boat and relish the rhythmic song of these awe-inspiring mammals as they rise majestically from the ocean, an awe-inspiring sight. >

Doesn't that sound cool? And December is the season for this. My Dh and DD will probably be scuba diving, but DD might want to go.

TnRobin
07-02-2003, 07:29 PM
Count us in for another Birthday - I will be uh uh 29 (yeah that it) :rolleyes: on December 2nd. Okay I turned 29 on some Dec 2 a few years ago.

Mjasp
07-02-2003, 09:13 PM
Hey I feel i'm missing the birthday boat here. My birthday is December 18th. I should be on this cruise.

Joanna

ohiominnie
07-02-2003, 09:26 PM
Come on!! We'll all celebrate with you!!

Mjasp
07-02-2003, 09:32 PM
Wish I could, we are doing the 8/28/04 magic sailing. But hey ya never know. C'mon lotto.

jilljill
07-02-2003, 09:56 PM
I had a hold on this cruise thru DCL last week and let it go because of the price. Then on Mon., I called Costco travel and booked the cruise for about $500.00 less than DCL. I even have the same cabin that I had on hold with DCL. If (a really BIG IF) I win the lottery tonight I will upgrade my cabin and take the rest of the family with me :D Oh to be a dreamer!
Now to come up with a way to pay for the cruise and to get the time off from work.
DH will be celebrating a late b'day on the cruise, Dec. 12.

Mjasp
07-02-2003, 10:15 PM
Jill...And I thought you were going to say if you won lotto you were going to give me a birthday present, and even present it on my birthday Dec.18th LOL.

Joanna

jilljill
07-02-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Mjasp
Jill...And I thought you were going to say if you won lotto you were going to give me a birthday present, and even present it on my birthday Dec.18th LOL.

Joanna
If I win $95M I may think very hard on it.
Now everyone else don't get too excited, Joanna asked first. We must be fair in the free trip department :)

3timecruiser
07-02-2003, 10:42 PM
Count us in. We have 2 rooms on deck 8. Its going to be a long wait. Luckily, we have a cruise in between on 1/24/04.

jilljill
07-02-2003, 10:49 PM
Sorry Joanna, no free trip from me. Can't blame a girl for tryin'.

Mjasp
07-03-2003, 06:12 AM
Jill...Better luck next time. I'm sure the jackpot will grow again before 12/04. No one wishing harder for you to win than me.

Joanna

All_Ears
07-05-2003, 08:18 AM
Count us in!

We have 8034 on hold but will confirm on Monday with the deposit!

18 months to save! our DS will be 20 and he is the one who campaigned for this cruise!

We were on New Years last year when they leaked the possiblity of this 10 day cruise - they said it was going to be both Christmas and New Years (10 days each) but I guess it was too much so it is only the Christmas cruise.

We have mixed feeling about being away on the ship for Christmas although the parks are great for Christmas and New Years was Fantastic - so here we come 10 days on the DCL!!!!

I Really Love these boards!!!!

CRSNDSNY
07-05-2003, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by All_Ears
Count us in!We have mixed feeling about being away on the ship for Christmas although the parks are great for Christmas and New Years was Fantastic - so here we come 10 days on the DCL!!!!

Good for you!!! Trust me, Christmas onboard is a whole different type of holiday magic...I doubt you'll regret it! We loved it and wish we could swing this 10-day, but...maybe another year!

HAVE FUN and CONGRATULATIONS on your booking!

All_Ears
07-05-2003, 08:46 AM
Thank you Melody!

I've been away from these boards since returning from our New Years cruise and have been doing some catching up this morning, I have seen some of your posts - they are good!

Having FUN being back on board!

Happy 4th weekend to all!!

MarkRG
07-12-2003, 02:25 PM
A small http://pages.prodigy.net/gums_nine/smilies/bump.gif to bring this back up for new posters... :)

two4ruff
07-13-2003, 09:55 AM
Here I take a few weeks off the boards due to knee surgery, I come back and within 2 hours I have cancelled our May 2004 cruise and rebooked for the 10 day...being out of the loop sure can be costly!!

Now I have to break the price increase to my husband...since I'm on crutches for the next month, maybe I'll sit in our driveway with a sign around my neck that says "Will work for Disney Cruise". Think he will find the humor in that? Hmmmm;)

tinkfan
07-13-2003, 10:07 AM
We will be going! Currently on the waitlist for a Cat 3, but will go ahead and book Cat .4 on Monday.
My DD will be 13 and DS 11. DH will celebrate his birthday(actually not until 1/11, but the reservation CM suggested it!

Someone posted earlier about a 13yo daughter. My daughter would love to have a friend onboard!

Dancind
07-13-2003, 11:52 AM
HI Tinkfan, I'm the one with the 13 yo DD-to-be. I'm sending a PM. Diana

LG123
07-13-2003, 01:32 PM
Glad to see there are more people going. Looks like we have quite a few birthdays to celebrate. Wish it was sooner!

WDWLVR
07-21-2003, 06:57 AM
Giving this a much needed http://pages.prodigy.net/gums_nine/smilies/bump.gif as I see we have some new people who have signed up.

gail1771
07-28-2003, 07:11 PM
Were going our first DCL cruise on the Wonder 8/24/03. We cant wait . We are on deck 7 cat 10. What is the secret deck on deck 7 aft?

We are booked on deck 5 cat. 10 with the secret porthole for 2004 10 day x-mas cruise.

My husband will be turing 40. I am a little older. My daughter will be 7.5 at time of cruise and my son will be 3.5. I am new to the DIS Boards. What do all the abbreviations stand for-such as dd,ds,dh, ect??? I would appreciate someone filling me in. Thanks Gail:smooth: :Pinkbounc

WDWLVR
07-28-2003, 08:16 PM
Gail,

Welcome to the DIS. DS, DH, etc. the D stands for Dear or some say Disney. So when you see me talking about my DH it is my Dear Husband (known here on the DIS as MarkRG).

two4ruff
07-29-2003, 06:36 PM
I know its a little premature but - does anyone know where I can peak at past Christmas time navagtors?

I checked Barb and Tony's site with no luck...but the curiosity is getting the best of me!

All_Ears
07-29-2003, 07:34 PM
check out Dave's emails..............hum...............sorry I forget his sign on name, but he has many posts................Webmaster Michelle are you out there??? Do you know who I mean??

Mjasp
07-29-2003, 08:08 PM
I think you may mean Dave from Marietta.

www.dcltribute.com

also try

www.*****************

wdwgoose
07-30-2003, 08:38 PM
WDWGOOSE we be back # 4 dw ??? vicki dh gaRry 47
dd 16 ds 15 well guys i see the ball is really rolling along.
money sent in and starting the dollar bank ( sorry penny bank isn't going to get it for this cruise ) ouch !!!!!!!! okay we are in cabins 7567 & 7566 the only way to go with kids just send them to their room :~} long time to get ready i'll go back and read all this at work tommorow. that way i can start a list of who where and what. unless some did already ?????????
wow got lots of cruisers the ship is 3/4 full we were told .
feels like we waited along time to get in. okay all lets see
tnrobin paulcrsb who else did we cruise with ?????????
come on speak up.
dexter mi. i know where that is . we're in s.e. mi. lasalle
wow think of the reply count on this thread WOW !!!!!!!!!!


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

paulcrsb
07-30-2003, 09:12 PM
wdwgoose - Nice to hear that we'll be cruising together again!

We're cruising in October and then we can start thinking about our Christmas 2004 cruise!

Can't wait!

Paul

wdwgoose
07-30-2003, 09:43 PM
Hey Paulcrsb - this is great to have someone from a previous cruises on with us again. Maybe we can share a cab from Coki beach again. I am soooo excited I don't know if I can wait until then.
(I had to give up a cruise this year to do this one next year) We will do wdw in November this year instead.

Take care and God Bless
:wave: :wave: :wave:

Vicki

Kabuli1
07-31-2003, 07:46 AM
Glad to see that this got bumped up!

All_Ears - nice to know there will be another "young adult" along - my DD will be 18 and my DS21! If your DS is interested in getting to know them - pm me and I'll send you their AIM and email addresses. My two will be joining us in FL straight from final exams at school, so I imagine they'll sleep for the the first day or so! Maybe they'll want to link our cabins to dine w/ y'all.

Mary and Mark, where in N.IL do you live? We're in Wheaton - any chance we can meet before the cruise. Are you involved in any of the Disney groups in this area? Doesn't look like any of our trips to WDW overlap w/ yours. We're long time DVC members - OKW and BCV. Next visit: F&W 11/13.

Ohiominnie - any chance you could change the name of the thread to something like Official check-in thread for Christmas 2004 or 10day cruise or something - there's lot of people on the sticky-note at the top of the board that haven't found us yet!

Is it too early to pack yet?

Karyn

WDWLVR
07-31-2003, 07:56 AM
Hi Karyn,

Welcome to the thread and the cruise! Mark and I live in Morton Grove and I think it would be great fun to get together before the cruise to meet. We've only been to one Chicago area meet before and will be out of town for the August one (we are going up to Irish Fest in Milwaukee).

We've been DVC members since Jan. 2000. Our next trip is Dec 2-7th this year, than May 9-12 next year and then the cruise. I'm so looking forward to it, but don't want to rush the years ahead too fast :)

Ohiominnie - I like the idea of a slight name change. We need to keep bumping too so we don't get lost back on page 4 or something. Think of how many posts we can have by the time the cruise gets here!

I brought up the idea with some others about linking dining reservations. I think it would be great to be able to have DIS'ers with or near us. Maybe we should all post what dining we are at (early/late) and if anyone is interested in linking. Then when it gets closer (like next summer - not too close) we could find a way to link the reservations.

I'll go first. It is DH and I - no kids (but we were on the young children's rotation on our May cruise and loved it). We have early seating and would love to have our reservations linked.

Next...

Kabuli1
07-31-2003, 08:28 AM
Mary, sounds great. let's have meet and dinner in the city one of these days! Oh, and BTW, I've been on the thread almost since it started!

We want to be linked for dinner! We're on late seating, tho - cause we loved that! There's Randy and I and Collin (21) and Jill (18). I'd love to be at a big table with wonderful DISers!!!

We do need somebody to start keeping track of everybody - on one of the cruises I was going on (but since cancelled) someone actually made a cruise website for our group with pictures and info and everything! It was really cool. I guess at the very least someone could set up a spread sheet on all of us and occasionally post the on-going list of cruisers!

I guess it's time to start facing the "real" world this morning!

Ok, everybody - lets keep this up front and keep on talking!

Karyn

Christmas2004
07-31-2003, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by gail1771

My husband will be turing 40. I am a little older. My daughter will be 7.5 at time of cruise and my son will be 3.5. I am new to the DIS Boards.Welcome to the DIS Boards, Gail. I'll be 40 when we cruise and my wife will be "a little older". And our DS will be the same age as your DD. Nice to know we'll be cruising with folks at the same stage in life!

wdwgoose
07-31-2003, 12:32 PM
Great
If its okay I'll get the list started ?????????????
dis name, real names, ages, city & state, cabin # and dining
later can do the excursions. dis meet for sail away party a group brunch at palos ???????
JUST getting going easyier if info could be e mailed to us I,ll post a list as soon as I get it togeather ??????? I'm not sure I can wait this LOOOOOONG !!!!!!!! Any nurses ( dw ) or firefighters (myself ) going ???????????

gaRry
:jester: :smooth: :p




never did grow up

WDWLVR
07-31-2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by Kabuli1
Mary, sounds great. let's have meet and dinner in the city one of these days! Oh, and BTW, I've been on the thread almost since it started!Karyn

sorry about that - guess my mind was engaged this morning :)

Kabuli1
07-31-2003, 12:53 PM
GaRy,

Can you post the request for this information to the two other threads that other cruisers for Xmas 2004 are posting to? The two are: the one TNRobin started about booking info and the information thread at the top of the forum.

Hopefully we'll get everybody together at some point on one thread!

Karyn

WDWLVR
07-31-2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
Great
If its okay I'll get the list started ?????????????
dis name, real names, ages, city & state, cabin # and dining
later can do the excursions. dis meet for sail away party a group brunch at palos ???????
JUST getting going easyier if info could be e mailed to us I,ll post a list as soon as I get it togeather ??????? I'm not sure I can wait this LOOOOOONG !!!!!!!! Any nurses ( dw ) or firefighters (myself ) going ???????????

gaRry
:jester: :smooth: :p




never did grow up

Thanks for starting this - I'll send off an e-mail with my info to you!

wdwgoose
07-31-2003, 01:50 PM
will get the word out not a proplem by the time we cruise we will have everyone together. you think theres time ?????


gaRry:jester: :smooth: :p

Mjasp
07-31-2003, 01:56 PM
Hey Garry...You better get rocking here, times a dwindling. Are you wearing your green shirt, OR are you going to make XMAS cruise t shirts. Hi Vicki!!!

Joanna

wdwgoose
07-31-2003, 02:58 PM
you bet
I need to find joe's hat & hair this way I'll really stand OUT!!!!
trying to get old joe to go still working on him. what a group we had boonesfarm pointed dixie cups t shirts and ALL WOW
not sure if I should do this again????????????????????
you could always change your mind and go??? I'll have joe send you your own bottle top shelf stuff $1.89


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

wdwgoose
07-31-2003, 03:23 PM
OKAY HELP heres what I have.

ohiominnie & ohiomickey
christmas2004
wdwlvr & markrg
kabuli 1
wdwgoose
paulcrsb
all_ears
two4ruff
3timecruiser
tinkfan
dancind
LG123
tnrobin
outahere
jilljill
gail1771
b&bdiscruisers
lnaylor863
trishy
djs113
tksbaskets
lorraine
kpros
goofydadeo
tchrmom
uromac
Marc & Allison
ITSMAGIC99
Donalds_best_pal
mdvasquez



and I'll keep adding adding adding adding


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

WDWLVR
07-31-2003, 05:04 PM
Looks like we have quite a party forming! Fast work on the list Garry.

uromac
07-31-2003, 07:39 PM
Hi all 10 day DCL cruisers 2B!

We are big disney fans who just signed up for the cruise too! This will be our 3rd DCL cruise, and are looking forward to the different ports of call, so please add our names to the list! We have a cat. 6 &11 (I am going with dh and dd1-1 and ds-15) and have requested a late dining. I even convinced my sister and her dh with her ds who will be 2 to join us in a cat. 11. So looks like we are going to have a mini family reunion!

Please tell me how to post our info to officially add it to the list!

Thanks!!

Melissa

:bounce:

wdwgoose
07-31-2003, 07:52 PM
well the list grows I'll add your name. you can e mail or pm with ages cabin # or things. just putting all together. hope to send out list to all are you by exit 5 ??

AGAIN WELCOME


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

2belles'mom
07-31-2003, 08:02 PM
EEk, eek! I have a room on hold too...but I am also holding a room on the 4-day Dec 19 cruise! The 4-day is ONLY $2,700 for cat 4, and the 10 day is 10K cat 4!!!!

I really want to do the 10 day Christmas cruise, but for that much money I am leaning toward adding mega-days at the parks!!!!

Decicions, decisions...

Kabuli1
07-31-2003, 09:29 PM
Big doings today, we've got a list going and it's growing! That's really exciting!

Good work GaRry! Can't wait to see it all put together!

2belles'mom you really really want to go with us - we are going to be having the BEST time and when will you get a chance like this again??? You got almost a year and a half to save up!

Ok, we need to keep this on page one! Can we manage to do that for 500+ days????

Karyn

ItsMagic99
07-31-2003, 10:16 PM
We are in 5522. I've emailed Garry to get on "the list"! We can't wait to be a part of this adventure! My wife and I are new residents to Bradenton, FL and will not need airfare for a change. This saves us some $$$. More for cocktails and coffee drinks at Palo! We'd love to have 3 or 4 brunches at Palos. This way we can try more of a variety. We had talapia there in March and it was marvelous! The pizza is simply the best as well. I am so glad we have this group to help each other get excited. We are in favor of any group get together.

Have a great day!
Doug

jilljill
07-31-2003, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by ItsMagic99
We are in 5522. I've emailed Garry to get on "the list"! We can't wait to be a part of this adventure! My wife and I are new residents to Bradenton, FL and will not need airfare for a change. This saves us some $$$. More for cocktails and coffee drinks at Palo! We'd love to have 3 or 4 brunches at Palos. This way we can try more of a variety. We had talapia there in March and it was marvelous! The pizza is simply the best as well. I am so glad we have this group to help each other get excited. We are in favor of any group get together.

Have a great day!
Doug
Doug,
We're right next door to you in 5524. Got that coveted SPH cabin as a big surprise a couple of weeks ago.
It me 38, DH 48, and DD 10 at the time of the cruise. It was painful to put in our ages since DH and I will have 2 b'days by then :eek: . We have 2nd seating, love it.
I am going to have to do a lot of creative thinking to be able to get off work, as well as DH. Have lots of time to think about it.

two4ruff
07-31-2003, 11:27 PM
Ok, now I know where all the secret porthole rooms went! We've stayed in 5520 & 5522. I hope I don't get lost trying to remember we are on the 7 deck this time!

WDWLVR - weren't we just on the May 10th Magic together??

WDWLVR
08-01-2003, 06:29 AM
Hi two4fuff - yes we were on the May 10th Western. We could only hope that the weather we have for the Dec. cruise is as wonderful as we had that week right?

This really looks like it is going to be a great group.

BTW - we are on deck 7 as well - back in on of the Navigator Verandas.

Karyn, I think this group can keep the page popping up to the front. :)

Kabuli1
08-01-2003, 06:34 AM
Ok, Mary, I'll leave it up to you for the next couple of days! I'm heading out in a few minutes to Wash DC for a wedding. Talk to you all when I get back!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-01-2003, 05:30 PM
Ok I'm on bump duty this weekend. http://pages.prodigy.net/gums_nine/smilies/bump.gif

Joe & Joanne
08-01-2003, 06:28 PM
Hi Folks:wave:
First of all for those of ya'll going...:jester: If you want the Goose to do anything you must address him properly:p . That would be GaRry. Do not be fooled... Gary and Garry are imposters:bounce: :bounce: :Pinkbounc one more for good measure:bounce: Green ones for the EAGLES! I still have the hair and I even have little green shoes now... so the wardrobe is just about complete.

GaRry, you think you can keep up with this?
Who will make the Palos Ressies?
My stock of Boones Farm is all but depleted....Joanna, when she hits the lotto can easily purchase more with the change left over:D
Where did my counter go????????????
I found my lanyard, now one with a tree on it? At least I would not have to change to color of the paper..well maybe!

Hi Vicki! You keeping the Goose in line? Make sure he sleeps past the time the "Magic" comes in will ya? At least tell him he cannot take pictures in the dark!

Mjasp
08-01-2003, 07:03 PM
Hi Joe and Joanne... How is the family? If I hit the lotto, not only will I replenish your supply of Boones Farm, BUT I will even go on the 10 day cruise.

Haven't had any of that wine since our cruise and before that about 30 years ago. Could really use a pointy cup full about now.

Joe, are you cruising the 10 night?

Have fun all you 12/18 cruisers. YOu never know maybe DH will surprise me with a Birthday cruise:D

Joanna

Joe & Joanne
08-01-2003, 07:16 PM
Hi Folks:Wave:

Funny how you dont forget this stuff.....hmmmm.

Joanne's mom died Jun 16th, such a relief for her and us. We had a freind come over from Croatia to take care of her for the last nine months. Slowly getting back to "NORMAL". Have lots to do with the houses and other stuff. I may be going but Joanne probably wont (?). Will work on that issue and make some calls tommorrow. We have another contract to build in Florida (4th) so we may need the money for the down payment. As long as they are rented it is just fine with me. Work on those numbers later though! We will be in touch and I WILL TAKE YA UP ON THE BF OFFER :p

Donalds_best_pal
08-01-2003, 07:37 PM
It will be my mom and dad, sister 5,me(14) We are in cat 11 7537. Our family it got early seating. I am looking forward to it, it will be our 3rd cruise.
Matt

wdwgoose
08-01-2003, 09:32 PM
Hi Joe tell Joanne we said Hello!! It would be great if you could both join us for this cruise. Things on the Magic just wouldn't be the same. (and there would be no one to keep GaRry occupied so I can sleep in the sun.) Who will make the name tag lanyards for us and bring the boones farm? I know it is a way off but it would be nice to have you both along. The kiddies will be with us this time though, but at 15 & 16 (almost 17) they will not want to hang with us too much. GaRry wants to know if you have seen the cruise pictures he emailed you earlier. Can't miss him in his hat (or your hat for that matter)
I am trying to think about this cruise and plan each day already. I will have to get busy researching what to do at the new ports. Oh thats right Joe -was/is the local travel advisor. Need to know where to go what to do - Help!!!

Hope all goes well with house # 4, also hope all stay renter filled so you guys can join us on the 10 day Christmas cruise.

Talk again later.

Vicki

:wave: :wave: :wave: :sunny: :sunny: :wave: :wave: :wave:

paulcrsb
08-01-2003, 09:43 PM
I've brought Boones Farm before and I'm not afraid to do it again!

Strawberry Hill anyone?

Paul

Joe & Joanne
08-02-2003, 07:28 AM
Hi Folks :wave:
Well I see we have some BF afficianados here. Way to go Paul you have correctly identified yourself as one of the crew!

wdwgoose
08-02-2003, 08:56 AM
WOW
this is work already. I have most of the info together.
THe list is up to date ( if I missed you let me know )
still could use names, cabin #, ages , dinning, ??????

OKAY thats it I need a vacation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone else going to WDW next weekend ????????? I'll be down there. OOOOOOPS SORRY (not ) NO dw dd or ds

you think I'll have fun?????????


Also is there a program I can use to send this info to everyone ?

gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

uromac
08-02-2003, 08:58 AM
GaRy -

Thank you and everyone else for welcoming us aboard. BTW,Is that green shirt, etc. that you have is it for the Philadelphia Eagles or am I just missing something here? Looking forward to our trip 500 plus days and counting! By the way I need a counter clock for this trip - how do we get one?

Thanks!

Melissa

jilljill
08-02-2003, 09:05 AM
gaRry,
I'll be down at WDW next weekend with the family and another family. Oh brother, what a trip it will be - me with DH, another man and 3 kids. I must be crazy.
Thanks for putting together a list for us. You either have too much time on your hands or you must be crazy, lol :D

wdwgoose
08-02-2003, 09:10 AM
you see mine???? I am not the person on that one
the green shirts we had made for the first western cruise.
after drinking boonesfarm wine we needed them to find each other.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WDWLVR I think has great pictures of that cruise leaving
Mary could you add a link here ????? oooops maybee not if everyone see that group no one will cruise with us. I,m wearing a one of a kind ball hat with my sign.
Joe did you see them yet ?????

gaRry
:jester: :smooth: :p

BUMP BUMP BUMP somebody not doing there temp job

wdwgoose
08-02-2003, 09:17 AM
14 hours you must be by us?????? south east michigan ????
I make it in 16 hours. My annual pass ends on the 18 so just have to get in one more time. have a pass for mission : space for 1 - 3 rd then it opens on 15 do"nt think I'll make it. I'll wear my green shirt & hat if you want to have a meet somewhere?????? wow that would be the first meet for this cruise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

jilljill
08-02-2003, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
14 hours you must be by us?????? south east michigan ????
I make it in 16 hours. My annual pass ends on the 18 so just have to get in one more time. have a pass for mission : space for 1 - 3 rd then it opens on 15 do"nt think I'll make it. I'll wear my green shirt & hat if you want to have a meet somewhere?????? wow that would be the first meet for this cruise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p
Sorry, not near you - east coast, straight down I-95.
I heard they will be doing general guest previews for MS starting on the 10th. I won't be going on it, but my friend will.
My friend is doing a spread sheet for us and is organizing our days for us - we usually just 'wing-it'. So to amuse him we will go along with it for a while. So I don't know where we will be each day.

WDWLVR
08-02-2003, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by wdwgoose
WDWLVR I think has great pictures of that cruise leaving
Mary could you add a link here ????? oooops maybee not if everyone see that group no one will cruise with us. I,m wearing a one of a kind ball hat with my sign.
Joe did you see them yet ?????

gaRry
:jester: :smooth: :p

BUMP BUMP BUMP somebody not doing there temp job

gaRry - here you go
Pictures of May 11, 2002 Sailing away (http://pages.prodigy.net/mary_gums/cruise.html)

DH and I were on the May 12th Wonder and took these pictures of those lucky people going on the first Western sailing from Grills.

Joe & Joanne
08-02-2003, 03:18 PM
Hi Folks:Wave:
Ah the memories, these are great. Thank You WDWLvr....

Mjasp
08-02-2003, 03:23 PM
A;though I won't be cruising with you folks (well ya never know)

I will be at WDW next week. Check out my countdown timer:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

Joanna

WDWLVR
08-03-2003, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by Joe & Joanne
Hi Folks:Wave:
Ah the memories, these are great. Thank You WDWLvr....

You are most welcome! Sailaway is such a fun time. We really wished we could have been on that cruise with you all. Alas at the time all we could afford was the 4 day. It was fun watching you all sail out to see and the best part is that the next day was our turn! :)

We did the Western one year later and loved it. Now our next one is the Christmas 2004. Can't wait to meet everyone and to see the new ports!

mdvasquez
08-03-2003, 10:25 AM
We will be cruising for Christmas 2004. We booked 2 cat 10 rooms it will be myself35 my DH35, DS 16, DS13, DD12, MIL and we will have a 10 month old child. The total cost for all of us is over$10,000. Which yes, it is expensive, but I think for the amount of time and the time of year we are going, it is worth it. We are so looking forward to it!:D
Dena

WDWLVR
08-04-2003, 06:51 AM
Dena,

Welcome to the group. Looks like what is really going to make this cruise great (besides the fact that it is 10 days with new ports) is that it is full of repeat cruisers. This will be #6 for us!

mdvasquez
08-04-2003, 07:47 AM
Mary,
Thanks for the welcome!:p This cruise will be # 7 for us.:Pinkbounc And I NEVER get tired of it!!!
Dena

gail1771
08-04-2003, 07:57 AM
We are also going on the 10 day 2004 X-mas cruise. We booked through Cruise411.com Cat. 10 and paid $6,133.00 for two adults and two paying children. We are in cabin 5024(secret porthole room). I will be traveling with my husband Steven, daughter Emily - 7.5 at the time of the cruise and son Ethan 3.5 at the time of the cruise. We have the early seating for dinner. It would be some much fun if all the Disboards could get together either for dinner or a night at Palo's. This will be our second DC. We are taking our first DC in 3 weeks (8/24) on the 4 night Wonder and than off to the WL for 4 days. We are counting down the days. I look forward to meeting everyone for the 10 day sailing. If anyone feels like e mailing us, please do so. Gail1771:earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsboy:

Kabuli1
08-04-2003, 08:09 AM
Hi Everyone!

Did you have a great weekend? I was in DC for my big bro's wedding. We had a blast! You know weddings are really different when the bride and groom are in their late 50's! Different in a great way - much more laid back and enjoyable - no big family pressure to perform and all that. Two really fun things - between the wedding and the reception, they put a bunch of us out-of-towners in the huge stretch limo and told the driver to show us Washingto DC! That was so much fun, my siser and I and a bunch of nieces and nephews (and my own oldest son and his fiance.) And then the reception was a dinner cruise on the Potomac. It wasn't quite the Magic, but I love hanging out on boats and ships. I kept thinking about our up-coming cruise in January and then the Christmas cruise w/all y'all. (See I brought this around to the real subject at hand!)

Glad to see more people joining in the thread. I see we have a few teens now, are there any other young adults? My kidz will be 18 and 21!

Storms over Chicago turned my 1.5 hour plane ride back from DC into a 5 hour ordeal with an unexpected refueling stop in Indianapolis! Would have been ok if the plane hadn't had problems w/ it's air conditioning! You just never know! I hope everyone here is planning to fly into Orlando the day before.

Have a great week! I promise to do my part in bumping things up from time to time!

Karyn

wdwgoose
08-04-2003, 12:14 PM
well
I see everyone made it throu the weekend ??????????
dw returned to work today after her 2 months off So now I go to WDW leave tuesday night. driving. will be there 6 days.
I'm up dating the list but cruisers do'nt want to give up there names UNLIKE someone who just had a BIRTHDAY???? 8-1
WELCOME ABOARD !!!!!!!!!!!
anywhere by owlbakerkie we did horse show there youth nationals OKAY I did enough Trouble for now


gaRry
:jester: :smooth: :p

gail1771
08-04-2003, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Christmas2004
Welcome to the DIS Boards, Gail. I'll be 40 when we cruise and my wife will be "a little older". And our DS will be the same age as your DD. Nice to know we'll be cruising with folks at the same stage in life!

Thanks for the reply. We are staying on deck 5 cabin 5024. It will be nice for my daughter to have children her age. I agree that it is nice to get to know people cruising in the same stage of life as we are. Our dining seating is early. It would be great if all the Disboard people could sit together at dinner or have a night at Palo's. If you get a chance please feel free to e mail me. Gail1771

gail1771
08-04-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by jilljill
Doug,
We're right next door to you in 5524. Got that coveted SPH cabin as a big surprise a couple of weeks ago.
It me 38, DH 48, and DD 10 at the time of the cruise. It was painful to put in our ages since DH and I will have 2 b'days by then :eek: . We have 2nd seating, love it.
I am going to have to do a lot of creative thinking to be able to get off work, as well as DH. Have lots of time to think about it.


Hello to all on deck 5 secret porthole rooms. We are in 5024. I will be traveling with my DH age 39, DD 7.5 , DS 3.5 and myself 44 years of age at the time of the cruise. We have the early seating for dinner. It would be awsome to get all the Disboards together for dinner, at Palo's or for a drink. We were so psyched to find out we have a secret porthole. I look forward to meeting everyone. This is going to be a great cruise. Please feel free to e mail me. Gail1771:Pinkbounc :smooth: :smooth: :smooth: :smooth:

wdwgoose
08-04-2003, 05:02 PM
OKAY
lots of cruisers do'nt want me to have there cabin # thats okay
a few bottles of boonesfarm and yu'all be talking or throwing up !!!!!!!!!!!!!
heres the cabins I have for now BUT who has the disney suite ????? if you have time all need to take a tour throu one of them one has a baby grand and the other does not like an apartment WOW WOW . ok no mo dreaming
again as i get this in a format i will send it all to everyone
also getting closer can do list of excursions see about group discounts, palos group event ect.
7566,7567 us 7122 6022,6019 8034 5624 5524
5024 2147 6030 6044,6045 6043 5522 7537
3 on early dinning
6 on late dinning

so only 9 of us are eating the rest brown bagging ????


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

paulcrsb
08-04-2003, 07:18 PM
Hi gaRry!

We are in cabin #7001 and have late seating. No kids! (yeah!)

Paul

Christmas2004
08-04-2003, 08:55 PM
I just emailed my info (well, okay... <b><i>some</i></b> info) to wdwgoose. Count us in for early seating since our DS will be 7.

jilljill
08-04-2003, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by wdwgoose

7566,7567 us 7122 6022,6019 8034 5624 5524
5024 2147 6030 6044,6045 6043 5522 7537
3 on early dinning
6 on late dinning

so only 9 of us are eating the rest brown bagging ????


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p
ROTFLMAO
Too funny of you to put brown bagging it. :)

Have a safe trip tomorrow.

two4ruff
08-04-2003, 11:48 PM
Sorry, I'm late to chime in!

We are me (old), DH (older), and our two sons who will be 8 & 13 at sail time. We are in cabin 7501 and have early seating. It will be our 3rd Disney cruise but the longest wait....guess its too early to pack:rolleyes:

All_Ears
08-05-2003, 06:16 AM
:wave: Ahoy!!

You missed me! I was early in this board! Cabin #8038 DS will be almost 20 and we can't wait!!!

I have to hook up wdwgoose, they have older "kids" too flying in from exams at college!!!

Let's get creative - "The early bookers club"? Who can come up with a name???

:Pinkbounc

WDWLVR
08-05-2003, 06:45 AM
We could call ourselves the charter members of the Christmas Cruise Club.

We hit the 500 day mark tomorrow! WooHoo! :)

Kabuli1
08-05-2003, 06:46 AM
All_Ears,

No, It's me! I'm the one w/ kids flying in after finals at college! A DS 21 and a DD18! We'll have to dine together! AND get our kids talking on line. Feel free to PM me or email me!

Karyn

wdwgoose
08-05-2003, 07:05 AM
all_ears had you in cabin #8034 ???? you sure you are in 8038 ???? or is there a secret you dont want to tell us ???
really you got the disney suite with the baby grand did'nt you?


we have kids that will be dd 16 ds 15 if they live that long :~{

lnaylor863 is on deck 8

okay took overtime today till about 1600 will pay for my trip to wdw this week if i brown bag it !!!!!!!!!!
KEEP the info cruiseing in.
I'll try this list in word pro and send it out to a few to see if that works
gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

Kabuli1
08-05-2003, 07:08 AM
Therese!

DH, Randy's a professional musician (piano and organ) can he play your piano? He can do a concert for all of us - we can bring Christmas music! How cool would that be!!!

Karyn

All_Ears
08-05-2003, 07:18 AM
Hey guys,

I wish I had "the suite" - but at these prices - we are in 8038 which is a family suite :( sorry no piano here :(

but with this board - I am Sure we will find out who is in that room! :earseek: tee hee...............:confused:

wdwgoose
08-05-2003, 07:18 AM
GREAT we'll bring the boonesfarm ??????? SORRY thats joe's job well I'll just show up ?????????


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p


p s you have late dine they have early ?????????
see this is why I have a list ..........................

mdvasquez
08-05-2003, 08:16 AM
Good Morning all! We are in cabins 7509 and 7503.
WDWGOOSE: Thanks for the birthday wish. I spent my b-day at the Disney Vero Beach resort just relaxing by the pool. It was fantastic.

Dena:D

Kabuli1
08-05-2003, 08:31 AM
GaRry?

What's this early/late thing? You talking about All_Ears and us (Kabuli1)? We both have late! I'm late dining, Therese says she's late dining! When do we get to see the list? Anybody else with college age kids want to join us?

So sad, no concert! We've just got to find out who's in the suite w/ the piano! Can you warm up the Boonesfarm like mulled wine? With a cinamon stick stirrer? That would be rather festive, Doncha think?

Karyn

All_Ears
08-05-2003, 08:43 AM
This wine thing sounds like fun!! I'm Italian and we put oranges and or peaches in the wine - mmmm........... and the fruit is actually better than the wine!!

wdwgoose
08-05-2003, 09:29 AM
I have all_ears for early dining sorry I'll change it also had them in cabin #8034 well not enough coffee and to much wine ( is there such a thing ?)
ok now have late dining and cabin # 8038

I run into burning buildings so I'm not all here.
The list of what I have I'll try to e mail to both of you to see if I get it right will take a few minutes unless the bell rings
I'm at work for now.


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

All_Ears
08-05-2003, 10:06 AM
Thank you Gary!

you I was thinking - there is another All Ears out there! I am All_Ears and they do not have the line so maybe they are in 8034?? Wouldn't that be a hoot!!!!

Thanks for taking the reins on this one - looks like we will have a LOT of Laughs before we hit the high seas!!!!

wdwgoose
08-05-2003, 10:23 AM
okay HELP would it be better if the list could be put a link instead of mailing it to each one and still be up dated ??????

will need help on that then do'nt know how to.

well any ideals anyone ?????????????????


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

ItsMagic99
08-05-2003, 05:48 PM
Garry,

My wife and I are in 5522. I might have sent you a message before but now I am not sure. We are looking forward to enjoying our Secret Porthole. We know who is in 5524 and 5024, but who are in the other three secret porthole rooms.

Disney does not admit that they exist. They told our TA that it looks like a room with a view but it isn't. I just love looking at the pics on *****************.

Anyways, we are early seating and we drink Boones Farm so I think we'll get along with everyone!

Doug and Amy

two4ruff
08-05-2003, 07:22 PM
We tried to get a secret porthole room, but all of you beat us to it!!;) We are on a waitlist if any of the six cancel....

Oh well, give ME enough of that Boones Farm and I can be convinced my room has a porthole!!

wdwgoose
08-05-2003, 07:55 PM
Two days back at work and I am ready for a vacation. Two months off makes it really hard to go back. I could have stayed home for a few more weeks.

There have been several families with little ones and a couple with 18-20yr DD&DSs, anyone with DD 15-17?? Ours will be 17 two weeks after the cruise. We may celebrate it the last night on the cruise.

Any other horse owners out there?? We have 7 Arabians. (hope to have a few less this time next year, if DH will ok it)

Posting a link to the list was not recommended. GaRry can email it to those that would like it, in microsoft word 97. Our email address is goose@provide.net We cannot send the list via emails through the disboard link, they need to be direct emails or include your email address.

Have a great day and an even better Tomorrow!!

:wave::sunny: Vicki :sunny: :wave:

wdwgoose
08-06-2003, 05:57 AM
OKAY ALL I tried sending this list to some of you let me know.

if it goes throu then I'm going to disney world !!!!!!! oooooppppss i'm going anyways.
Really if this works then GREAT !!!!!!!!!


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

gail1771
08-06-2003, 06:41 AM
Hi garRy. We got the list and I just e mailed you some changes. It was so nice of you to get this list organized. If you need any help, let me know. We should all try to get together for drinks or mabye dinner at Palo's. What are your thoughts on that? If you want I can get that together???? Let me know. Gail1771:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :wave:

wdwgoose
08-06-2003, 06:51 AM
PALO'S has a great brunch ???????????????????????
we could check on that ????????

gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

ItsMagic99
08-06-2003, 06:55 AM
Great idea, Garry!!! We could probably sell out one of the mornings. I am sure there will be enough of us by the time Dec 18 comes along.

All_Ears
08-06-2003, 06:57 AM
Wouldn't be nice to book the whole rest for just us "Early Christmas Cruisers"????

Just a thought......

WDWLVR
08-06-2003, 08:11 AM
I would love to go a group brunch. We did dinner for the first time last cruise and loved it. I'm not a big brunch person but doing brunch with a bunch of DIS'ers sounds like fun.

Kabuli1
08-06-2003, 08:27 AM
Wow!

Just imagine, brunch at Palo with a whole restaurant filled with my best DIS friends! Can it get any better than that?

What a happy thought for the day!

Karyn

ohiominnie
08-06-2003, 09:39 AM
Oh my! I spend a few weeks away from the cruise board and this thread goes wild! :) Sorry guys, ya'll mentioned on page SIX that I should change the name of the thread.....I'll try to do that when I'm done here.

Just to update, we're booked with me (will turn 37 on the day of disembarkation) dh (will be 36) dd (will be 10) and ds (will be a week shy of 8. Also booked with us are my parents, but they aren't sure they want to be on a cruise that long....dad gets antsy when he isn't doing anything (i.e. working around the house, building things, fixing things, etc)

We are booked in 6060, my parents in 6058. :)

I'll have to catch up on all the posts later. :)

Ok, now to try to change the thread title.....

wdwgoose
08-06-2003, 09:47 AM
OKAY GREAT

some one can do the list maybee best day would be a sea day ????? calling dlc early might be a good ideal ?????
we are in for 2.
tell DLC about 30 people for now there will be more YAAAAAAAAAAAAA ok i'm still here and NOT gone yet!!!!!!!!!
SOOOOON VERRRRY SOOOOOON
nothing goes right of course.



HEY I like the new name great




gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

All_Ears
08-06-2003, 09:53 AM
Great Idea

Count us in for 3

:Pinkbounc


:sunny:

Kabuli1
08-06-2003, 10:18 AM
ohiominnie - wondered where you'd disappeared to! Thanks for the name change!

Gail1771 are you keeping track of who's going to be at the brunch???? Count us in for 4!!!

GaRry - thanks for the list - wow that was alot of work!

Have a great day, everybody!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-06-2003, 10:36 AM
Wow this thread is really moving.

ohiominnie - thanks for the name change!

gail1771 - thanks for organizing brunch - I should have told you to put us down for 2.

gaRry - next time you update the list I'd love to get a copy. don't worry about now - enjoy your time at WDW.


I had an idea on how I can help. I saw on another thread where they are doing monthly or bi-monthly newsletters to all interested. You know little bios about ourselves, who is celebrating what that month. what's going on etc. A way to get to know each other.

Anyone interested? I'd be happy to handle it. Let me know!

Kabuli1
08-06-2003, 12:58 PM
Mary, I love that idea! I've been so jealous of that group - just cause someone is writing newsletters - how cool ! I was on the 11/15/03 - before we had to cancel out and one of the guys there developed a website just for that cruise - the "member's only" section was password protected and had pictures of everybody and info like email addreses and personal info. It was very cool.

Not sure how I can help out, tho I'm considering turning GaRry's list into an Access file. I'm sure I'll come up with something along the way. I make a pretty good thread cheerleader and bumper-upper!

Want to meet downtown Chicago and brainstorm on this stuff? Anyone else coming thru the Chi area - let us know - I love to meet DISers.

I'd love to see this thread end up with the all time record for most posts before sailing! What a challenge!

Karyn

gail1771
08-06-2003, 01:54 PM
Everyone who is intrested in joining the Disher's for brunch at Palo's please E mail me your first and last names. I will put the list together. My e mail address is sands1@optonline.net. I will call DCL and find out how we reserve tables for about thirty people - until the list gets longer closer to the cruise date. I will ask for a day we are at sea. Thanks- Gail1771:smooth:

WDWLVR
08-07-2003, 06:26 AM
Wow - found us at the bottom of page 2!

I sent an e-mail to David the DISer who is doing a newsletter for his group. Hopefully he'll send me a copy so I can see how he set it up and get some ideas.

Things I'm thinking of including:

List of how many cruises every family has been on.
Favorite ports.
Favorite excursions.
Port tips (especially if anyone has been to St. Lucia or Antiqua).
Birthdays through the next year.
Wedding anniversaries.
Bio's

Anything else you guys would like to see.

Karyn - we'd love to get together, but we really aren't downtown people (guess I spent too many years working down there). What about lunch some weekend in Schaumburg area? (or any place that is mid-way between us). It would be great to get together with you and any other DISers that are going on the cruise. Anyone else from the Chicago area or coming to Chicago in the near future?

Kabuli1
08-07-2003, 07:09 AM
Sounds great, Mary. Lunch in Schaumburg and the newsletter!

I can't believe I'm checking this thread so often! I think we're at 499 days now!

Karyn

Kabuli1
08-08-2003, 06:50 AM
Bumping up again! Bottom of 2nd page!

Hope everybody has a wonderful Disney day!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-08-2003, 08:27 AM
OK Everyone - we've broken the 500 day mark so the cruise will be here before we know it.:p

Let's use the time to get to know each other and get ready for the cruise. What I'm proposing is that people send information in to me and I'll include in the newsletter. How many cruises have you been on? Which ones? What is your favorite port? What is your favorite excursion? What magical moment did you have on your cruise? Who's going - names and ages? Any celebrations on the ship? Any celebrations between now and then (come on we all will celebrate at least one birthday before we sail :) ).

For those of you a little afraid please read this thread.Anyone apprehensive about meeting other DIS'ers? (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=415491)

I can tell you my own experience has been wonderful. The best was on the DVC Member Cruise. My DH Mark decided to be the one to organize the meets (we did one at the Radisson and one at Sailaway). It was so neat to get to know about everyone ahead of time through our thread and the e-mails they sent us. For anyone who wants to read about our experience click on the link below. We ran into DIS'ers all the time. Sometimes it was just a wave and hello - sometimes we'd go to lunch together. The cruise is a wonderful trip for your family, but I can guarantee you that when you know others it will make the experience even better. No one expects us to be all together 24/7, but having a meet or the brunch that Gail is organizing can be great fun with DIS friends!

If you are willing to share your information please e-mail me at marygums@covad.net. Include your e-mail if you want notification of then the first newsletter is done (I'm thinkiing end of September and then maybe bi-monthly after that).

Christmas2004
08-08-2003, 06:20 PM
I'd also like to invite you to join our new Yahoo! Group. This may be the best solution for an active group like ours.

Follow this link:<blockquote>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/disneymagic10daycruise/</blockquote>

paulcrsb
08-08-2003, 08:47 PM
WDWLVR - Sounds like a lot of typing especially if you only use one finger like me!

Paul

WDWLVR
08-08-2003, 09:01 PM
Paul,

Not a problem - I used to be a copywriter. Just thought it would be a nice way for us to get to know each other over the next year. Then we can board the ship having lots of DIS friends in addition to our own families.

paulcrsb
08-08-2003, 09:33 PM
WDWLVR - I hope you didn't take my comment the wrong way. I think it's a great idea and a great way to get to know everyone. I'll start working on my info.

Paul

WDWLVR
08-08-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by paulcrsb
WDWLVR - I hope you didn't take my comment the wrong way. I think it's a great idea and a great way to get to know everyone. I'll start working on my info.

Paul

Paul, not at all. I honestly thought you were just being funny.

I do hope everyone doesn't think I'm being pushy about this. I know we have lots of time and I know some people are not anxious to share info about themselves, but that is the beauty of these boards. To get to know each other before we sail.

Before we sailed on the Member Cruise we had only met one other couple (DVCReg and her DH). By the time we got off the ship 4 days later I feel like I had just gotten off the ship after sailing with 10-15 close friends. We didn't hang with everyone every day, but it was sure nice to see friendly faces and to stop and chat with someone on deck. That was only for a 4 day cruise!

Donalds_best_pal
08-09-2003, 02:35 AM
Hey WDWLVR,
Did you get my email? I wanted to let you guys know I love to build web sites and I am good at it to. I think it would be cool to create a website for the cruise and post bios about ourselves and even post copy of newletter on there and have like a link to Christmas2004's webgroup or even I could create forums like there are here on the DIS for our groups exclusive use. I read on previous post someone thought I of this but wondered what came of it. I would really love doing it.
Let me know,
Matt:bounce:

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 06:10 AM
Matt,

Yes I got your e-mails - thanks for the info. I haven't fully decided how best to distribute the newsletter. We've got web space as well so could definately post it there (I'll need DH's help on that). Just don't know if we can make it password protected (so that only cruisers on the 2004 Christmas Cruise can view it. Will be looking into it.

Kabuli1
08-09-2003, 07:46 AM
Mary!

You are so sweet for doing this - if there's anything I can do to help, let me know. I'll email you soon.

It's supposed to be a nice day in northern IL today! I hope everybody has a great weekend.

Karyn

Stitch6twosix
08-09-2003, 08:46 AM
Wow,

Look where this has gone in just one week!!!

Can you imagine what the cruise will be like?

Let me know how I can help

oppsssss,,,,, didn't know I was loged in as my son ~ This is All_Ears

djs113
08-09-2003, 12:36 PM
Hi all,

Gail just told me about this thread.

We are booked and ready to go !!

Me, DW, DD (8.5 cruisetime), DS (just short of 5 at cruisetime)

Cabin 8042, Early sitting

Email addy djs113@yahoo.com

Count me in for the newsletter, list, etc....

We just x-ferred our ressie from Disney to ************************** today, and Carol saved us over $1,000.

Just enough to buy a few pictures at Shutters... LOL

Cruise on!

- David

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 01:07 PM
I've done a very basic web page to start up our celebration. Thanks to Karyn to leading me to Alex and Alex for showing me his site. I hope to be adding meet and greet info as we go on as well as some other fun things. Be kind - its the first time I'm trying web design.

http://monorailgreen.info/Xmas2004Cruise/

Feedback is greatly appreciated and thanks to those who have been sending in their information.

PS - I'm using some Disney fonts and DH says they won't be visable if you don't have them on your computer. If it looks wierd let me know and I'll go to more generic fonts.

robertsb19
08-09-2003, 02:32 PM
We are booked and ready to go have 2 stateroom cat 6 & cat 11. Myself , DH in Cat 6 and DD's 21 & 17 at sailing across the hall in cat 11.
This will be our 4th cuise with Disney, 2nd X-mas cruise.
Giving up 10 days at WDW over Spring break for this cruise.
Have not met up with any DIS members yet. My DH and Myself work so much don't get to meet many new people. I think we forgot how. My DH is a huge sports fan, and loves to talk sports and disney. Would be good for him to meet some new people with the same interests.

Kabuli1
08-09-2003, 03:15 PM
Mary, looks good! Hey, I thought I led you to Alex!!!!

robertsb glad to see you're joining us! It's good to see a few more "young adults! My DS and DD (21 and 18) will be glad more of their age group are joinging us! All_Ears had a college age son as well! Don't worry, in the next 16 months you're going to get to know all of us very very well! We won't be strangers but family! Feel free to pm me if your DDs want to start corresponding w/ my kids. We have them in a cat 11 across from us, too - tho we couldn't quite swing a cat 6 for ourselves! I've got a window, but I'm really going to miss my verandah!

Doing some bbqing tonight w/ the neighbors. Everybody else having a great weekend?

Cheers!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 03:21 PM
Karyn -you did - what can I say - my brain is fried!

I'm getting all my e-mails and names mixed up. :confused:

Please forgive me!

Kabuli1
08-09-2003, 03:25 PM
Hey, nothing to forgive! You gotta understand I had to give up my Nov cruise w/ DH - glad we got something out of it - if only the link to Alex! Was he nice to you????

I'm just hurt that my N. IL buddy didn't remember who I was! LOL

Karyn
Gotta go chill some wine!

Christmas2004
08-09-2003, 09:09 PM
We've got four people signed up so far (besides me) in the Yahoo! Group. I think there's some potential here.

Kabuli1
08-09-2003, 09:43 PM
Christmas2004 - I signed up, but I don't understand why we need another group! Could you explain?

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 10:13 PM
Christmas2004 - I agree with Karyn. Don't see the need for a separate group when we have the DIS. I used to belong to two Yahoo groups and gave them both up when I found the DIS. Don't like the pop up ads that come every 2-3 messages. We've got a great discussion rolling here and I would hate to see it divided up between two places.

Just my 2 cents.

wdwgoose
08-09-2003, 10:16 PM
Welcome to the new members of the group. Take a day off and this is what you get, an hour of catching up. Poor Garry will have a days worth of reading when he gets home. Garry and our son Gregg are enjoying the sunny Florida weather (it rained today), they spent the day at Epcot (my favorite). I had to stay home to work.

Garry will update and resend the list when he returns.

Hope you got the info I sent to you Mary. Garry is usually the one that is on line,doing all of that but I had to since he is visiting Mickey.

I know last time we made palo resi for a group they needed the name and cabin number for the guests in the party. Not sure if they will need that again but just thought i would pass the info along.

Take care

Vicki

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 10:21 PM
Vicki - got the info. Hope Garry and Gregg are having a good time.

If you want to be included in the Palo brunch that info goes to Gail1771. Yes she is requested you give full names and room numbers.

Thanks to all who have sent info so far. Anyone else interested in getting the newsletter and contributing some info on yourself please drop me an e-mail at marygums@covad.net.

Also check out the very beginning of a web page for us below.
More to come as I get the hang of it :)

alexturner74
08-09-2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Kabuli1
You gotta understand I had to give up my Nov cruise w/ DH - glad we got something out of it - if only the link to Alex! Was he nice to you????

Of course I was nice...I like to think that I'm a nice guy!

WDWLVR
08-09-2003, 10:50 PM
Never fear, Alex was great. If you see I borrowed a few of his ideas for our web page. Now if I can only find out how to do password protection on a sub folder I can upload the newsletters there for everyone to see.

I think Alex did a great job on his page and hope I do half as well.

Thanks for your help Alex.

It's not too late to sign up for this cruise as well! :)

Christmas2004
08-09-2003, 10:56 PM
WDWLVR, I've got pop-up blocking software on my PC so I forget that some sites are lousy with that.

Karyn, I've used eGroups with other groups with a common interest and it's worked well. eGroups was apparently purchased by Yahoo! Groups. Anyway, my thought was that anyone can contribute various links and share such things as reservations lists. Plus, the various members can share as much or as little as they want to about their profiles. You don't need to rely on a single person to update a web page that way. And it's reasonably secure since only members can view the content.

But... I set the group up when there was some talk about needing a web page or something... but fortunately, others have already taken the initiative.

Kabuli1
08-10-2003, 07:40 AM
Alex!!! I am soooo sorry I don't get to meet you and I think you're the best! I really really think you could celebrate your anniversary in December in 2004! It will be your 2nd right? Anyway - that's as good a reason as any to join us on the Christmas cruise! Look me up next time you're in Chicago.

Christmas 2004 - thanks for the explanation. I wasn't trying to diminish what you were doing, just trying to unerstand. I guess I was thinking along the lines as Mary that people have a hard enough time trying to find us here. There are still people chatting on the info note at the top of the forum instead of on this thread. It may be though, that through the Yahoo group we might pick up more fellow travelors who haven't found the DIS boards yet.

Mary - your picture is too small - I can't see what you look like! And I'm seeing the lettering in Arial - nothing fancy. Where can I download the Disney fonts?

Have a great Sunday folks!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-10-2003, 09:23 AM
Karyn,

Good morning! The picture is small because I don't want to scare people away. Ha Ha Ha Actually I used it because it was one we did for a Christmas Card and I wanted to get that holiday feel. If you want to see some other pictures of us click on the other link to the DVC Member Cruise. Dh did those pages and you can click on the photos and make them bigger.

As for the fonts I used Walt Disney Script and Mickey Ears. I think you can get them here. http://www.disneykingdom.com/fonts.html
I've had them for a while but I think that's where we got them.

MarkRG
08-10-2003, 09:26 AM
Actually, here's all the Disney Fonts we have in one nice, tidy little Zip file.

http://monorailgreen.info/DisneyFonts.zip

just Unzip it to c:\windows\fonts

WDWLVR
08-10-2003, 11:47 AM
I've been trying to gather up some info for the newsletter and have been using gaRry's list (thank you to Karyn for forwarding me a copy), the info sent in e-mail to me, and info from earlier posts. Thought you'd love to see some of the early numbers:

# of DIS'ers - 32 (this is counting one per family)

Total # sailing from the DIS - 97

Avg. age of DIS'ers from those who responded - 41

Families with early seating - 6

Families with late seating - 7

As I said these are very rough numbers as I've only heard from maybe 10 DIS'ers with full information. If you haven't sent in your info yet please do so.

Don't be afraid to get involved and meet other DIS'ers. I can tell you from past experience that it only makes the cruise better!

Anyway hope you all enjoy this early data.

Minor additon made to web page - if you want to sign up for the DIS Palo's bruch Gail is organizing her e-mail is now on the page.

WDWLVR
08-10-2003, 06:34 PM
Giving a little http://pages.prodigy.net/gums_nine/smilies/bump.gif as we went to page 2.

paulcrsb
08-10-2003, 06:53 PM
Hi Mary!

Just e-mailed you our info!

Paul

WDWLVR
08-10-2003, 08:57 PM
Thanks Paul - got it!

I've started work on the September Issue (aka Issue #1) of the DIS Christmas Cruisers newsletter. Looking especially for any celebrations happening in September. Got a few birthdays already - anyone else celebrating in September. How about Anniversaries? Were you married in September? I'd love to celebrate it in the newsletter.

My goal is to have it done by the 1st of September so get the info to me soon please!

:Pinkbounc

wdwgoose
08-10-2003, 09:16 PM
Hi all!!

Garry sends his greetings from WDW. He went to watch the Wonder sail today. While he was there he made our ressie at the Radisson, in the king jacuzzi suite. If we can get four more families to book they will give us a group discount. We did the parking package, for just $10.00 more that the room alone.
We stayed here last time before the cruise and had a DIS meet at the pool the evening before we sailed. Any one interested in the Radisson??

Back to work tomorrow.... Oh well, every day of work is one day closer to our Christmas Cruise!!

Vicki :wave: :sunny: :sunny: :wave:

Christmas2004
08-10-2003, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by wdwgoose

While he was there he made our ressie at the Radisson, in the king jacuzzi suite. If we can get four more families to book they will give us a group discount. We did the parking package, for just $10.00 more that the room alone.

We stayed here last time before the cruise and had a DIS meet at the pool the evening before we sailed. Any one interested in the Radisson?Vicki...

We certainly intend to stay there. Hadn't even thought about booking it yet since we're still 494 days out. Didn't know you could even do that until you were within a year out. We'll be arriving late after a 9 hour drive, though, so we'll be arriving too late to enjoy a DIS meet there.

Did GarRy say how to make the booking to get the group affiliation?

fyi... during a recent thread where someone had bad things to say about the Radisson, the GM of the property confirmed that you can book the lowest rate and still park there. You don't have to book a rate that specifically includes parking.

- Harvey

Debs Hill
08-11-2003, 03:48 AM
Checking in from England!!! Myself, my husband and our son Jake(3 yrs) will be sailing with you all! We are in room 7012 outside porthole and have an early dinner seating. We're really excited about spending xmas away for the first time!!! Would love to meet up with you, especially any families with small children!

Let me know if you have ever been on the DCL at xmas before as I'd love to know what it's like!

Feel free to e-mail me at : eddie.debs@virgin.net

See you in Dec 2004!

gail1771
08-11-2003, 07:03 AM
Hi Debs Hill, We have a son that will be 3.5 at the time of the cruise. Is your son 3 now or at the time of the cruise??? My son is so chatty at age two. It would be nice to get the boys together on the cruise. We also have a daughter who will be 7.5 at the time of sailing. Please feel free to e mail me at sands1@optonline.net Thanks, Gail1771

Vicki (wdwgoose), We are also going to stay at the Radisson for the 12/18/04 sailing. I did not call them yet because I thought you could not book a room until 1 year from date of arrival. Count us in. Let me know if there is a special code to book this under or a certain name your husband set it up under so we can all get the discount. You can also count us in to meet with you all the night before the sailing. I would apprecitae it if you could E mail me at the above address and let me know what the booking is under.

What is this SCAVENGER HUNT all about??? Could someone fill us in??? It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks, Gail1771:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :wave:

WDWLVR
08-11-2003, 07:35 AM
Count us in for the Radisson as well. We haven't booked because like everyone else said I thought we had to wait until a year out. Don't think we'll get there in time for a meet however. Plan on working the day before and flying out that evening.

Vicki if there is a code we are supposed to be using for the group rate let me know and I'll be happy to put it in the newsletter.

WDWLVR
08-11-2003, 08:01 AM
Karyn mentioned to me that one of the other groups was doing a scavanger hunt in Key West. I think I remember reading about this but don't know any details. Is this something we as a group would be interested in? Would anyone like to take charge of looking into and doing sign-ups?

Mike (Madcoco) also mentioned to me that he has worked at the Mel Fisher artifacts in Vero Beach so if anyone is interested in going to the Mel Fisher museum in Key West he'd be available for questions.

Since Key West is our first stop should we make it the first port we focus on in the newsletter?

Drop me an e-mail if you have any favorite stories about Key West that you'd like to share.

All_Ears
08-11-2003, 08:46 AM
:Pinkbounc Bump:Pinkbounc

Hope everyone had a Great weekend!

All_Ears
08-11-2003, 08:49 AM
Hi GaRry!!

We are interested in the Raddison, please let me know. Seeing we are organized so early we should take advantage of a group rate, I'm sure there will be enoughof us!!!

Kabuli1
08-11-2003, 09:23 AM
Me too! Me too! I want the Radisson info!

Karyn

disneyjunkie
08-11-2003, 03:07 PM
DS13 and I will be there!:bounce:

This will be our first cruise. I'm still trying to decide which TA to use, as soon as I do and pay the deposit, I'll post out cabin # and other info.

Being a single mom, I've always been afraid to cruise. After spending the last few days exploring this board, I know son and I both will have a blast.

jhemond
08-11-2003, 03:41 PM
I've decided it was time to stop lurking and post. We (DH and I) are going on the 10 day cruise. We are very excited to be going (almost more so than our trip to the BCV in December of this year). It's just the two of us. I'm 25 now and DH is 27. We have no kids. We would be interested in finding other couples to meet up with on the cruise. This is such a great and informative site. I really appreciate all the info everyone contributes. It's been very helpful.

:Pinkbounc :bounce:

WDWLVR
08-11-2003, 04:16 PM
jhemond

Welcome to the DIS and to the Christmas 10 day cruise thread. You'll find we are a very active and diverse bunch. When you get a few minutes please drop me an e-mail with whatever infor you are comfortable shareing so i can include it in our newsletter. What we are looking for is your Dis name, real name (first only is ok), cabin #, ages, birthdays, anniversary, any other information that is special.

I see you are staying at BCV. Are you DVC? My DH and I are too! We are a childless couple but a little older than you and your DH. I'm 46. Hope you post more so we can all get to know each other.

Again - welcome and we are happy you'll be cruising with us.

Kabuli1
08-11-2003, 04:20 PM
Yeah! Newbies! Glad you're joining us!

Disneyjunkie, you will be spoiled for all time starting out w/ the 10 day cruise a your first! Wow, what a way to go!

jhemond! WELCOME to the DIS Boards! You'll have plenty of time to get to know all of us! We're honored that your first post was right here on our thread!

Welome Aboard!

Karyn

>>^..^<<
08-11-2003, 05:58 PM
Hi you Christmas Cruisers... :)

If you would like to add your name to the DIS Unofficial List... just drop me a line with your member name at

cass@casshew.com

or add your name to the See who is Sailing: thread at


http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=3985821#post3985821

Remember to visit the <a href="http://www.casshew.com/cruisebydate.htm">Unoffical Cruise List</a> from time to time as names are added every day!

>>^..^<<

gail1771
08-11-2003, 06:58 PM
WELCOME JHEMOND. I am organizing a brunch(very far in advance) at Palo's one of the days we are at sea. If your intrested in joining us just e mail me your first and last names and cabin number. I will add you to the growing list. My e mail address is sands1@optonline.net. I hope to hear from you.
I would appreciate it if someone could e mail me and advise me how to add the countdown clock. Thank You.
Gail1771:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :wave:

disneyjunkie
08-11-2003, 07:18 PM
Anyone know if DCL will allow you to decorate your cabin door and cabin? I can't imagine waking up Christmas morning without a tree.

WDWLVR
08-11-2003, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by gail1771
WELCOME JHEMOND. I am organizing a brunch(very far in advance) at Palo's one of the days we are at sea. If your intrested in joining us just e mail me your first and last names and cabin number. I will add you to the growing list. My e mail address is sands1@optonline.net. I hope to hear from you.
I would appreciate it if someone could e mail me and advise me how to add the countdown clock. Thank You.
Gail1771:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :wave:

Gail (and anyone else who wants a countdown clock) just go over to the tech board. There is a post there called something like "Get your countdown timers here". Just follow the instructions and you'll soon have it!

WDWLVR
08-11-2003, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by disneyjunkie
Anyone know if DCL will allow you to decorate your cabin door and cabin? I can't imagine waking up Christmas morning without a tree.

Disney sells cabin decoration kits for bon voyage, anniversaries and birthdays so I don't think they'll have a problem with Christmas decorations.

On our May cruise one of the DIS'ers decoartes their door and it looked really cute. Thinking of doing the same thing. Just make sure you use either magnets (the doors are metal) or easily removeable tape. Don't use something that will be hard to get off.

wdwgoose
08-11-2003, 09:22 PM
WOW we are continuing to grow Welcome to all the new Christmas cruisers.

Spoke with Garry earlier - he said if we can get a rough idea of the number of people that want to stay at the Radisson and the type of room we (HE) can call to get the group rates. If those interested want to email us the type of room they want (double, king suite, single etc.) and the # in the party we can get prices and call the group ressie desk. We will try to have the prices by the end of the week if you all want us to.

Got to go work comes early in the morning!!

Vicki

Kabuli1
08-11-2003, 10:41 PM
I've read other Christmas threads in the past and see that cruisers bring tiny Christmas trees and various decorations and lighted wreaths for their doors and stuff. Everybody gets really festive for Christmas cruises! Sounds like so much fun! Just be prepared to bring an bag for the decorations! AND any presents you might bring!

Karyn

gail1771
08-12-2003, 07:01 AM
Originally posted by WDWLVR
Gail (and anyone else who wants a countdown clock) just go over to the tech board. There is a post there called something like "Get your countdown timers here". Just follow the instructions and you'll soon have it!


Goio Morning WDWLVR. Where is the tech board???? I am new at this and I need just a little more information on where to find it.
Thank you for you assistace. I hope you have a great day. Gail1771


WDWGOOSE- count us in for the Radission. I will e mail you later the type of room we are intrested in. Thanks Gail1771
:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl:

WDWLVR
08-12-2003, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by gail1771
Goio Morning WDWLVR. Where is the tech board???? I am new at this and I need just a little more information on where to find it.
Thank you for you assistace. I hope you have a great day. Gail1771



Sorry Gail - this will make it easier. Click here.Get your countdowns here! (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=381216)

djs113
08-12-2003, 02:49 PM
just checking in to say hello to all

Gail,

u going cruisin in a few weeks aren't you?

if so, I would love if you can purchase some pins for me onboard.

PLMK

- David

disneyjunkie
08-12-2003, 07:15 PM
:bounce:

Kabuli1
08-13-2003, 04:51 PM
Bumping this up from page 3!!!!

How's everybody?

Karyn

gail1771
08-13-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by djs113
just checking in to say hello to all

Gail,

u going cruisin in a few weeks aren't you?

if so, I would love if you can purchase some pins for me onboard.

PLMK

- David

David, just e mail me and let me know which pins you are looking for and I will pick them up for you. Gail1771

wdwgoose
08-13-2003, 06:42 PM
OKAY
now I'm back........ had to get those last days out of that annual pass
seems I missed alot ??????? well good thing I work tomorrow. get caught up then I can get the list up to date.
start a list for the rad. and see about better pricing.
okay mission space W O W !!!!!!!! that is something else
I thought these huey pilots could take you for a ride W O W
this ride IS NOT for the weak stomached people. send your friends on it while you go for ????????
or ride and you will think the rough ocean is a calm lake in your back yard : ~ )



pins ?????? are the first western cruise pins hard to find ???
not sure of the others we have.


gaRry:jester: :smooth: :p

gail1771
08-13-2003, 07:08 PM
Welcome back GarRy. We are all looking forward to hearing about your recent visit to WDW.

When you get a chance could you let us know how you set up the group discount for all of the travelers coming in the night before the 12/18/04 sailing. I would like to call Raddision and add our name to the list. We are thinking about coming in for two nights before the cruise, but defentily one. It depends on my children's school schedule. I think it is a great idea that we all get together and meet the night before we cruise. Hello to your wife. Talk to you soon. Gail1771:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsboy: :wave:

WDWLVR
08-13-2003, 09:00 PM
Welcome back gaRry,

Glad you enjoyed WDW. You asked about the first Western pins - I think those are very hard to find. I know I was asking for a couple of weeks before and after the cruise to see if I could get one and all I got was a very wierd post from some guy who wanted payment in something other than cash! :)

I gave up looking for them after that!

Kabuli1
08-13-2003, 09:40 PM
Welcome back, GaRry!! We missed you!

Karyn

djs113
08-14-2003, 06:51 AM
Mary / Gary,

Yes the inaugural Western pins are getting even harder to find these days. WIth more and more people taking the Western excursion, the demand for that pin keeps on growing.

I say if you wanted to buy it on the secondary market, it probably goes for about $40 now.

Just as an indicator, pinpics.com is showing 116 wanting this pin, with only 10 people offering to trade it.

http://www.pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=11907&sid=6984.1060861761

see ya

- David

Kabuli1
08-14-2003, 06:54 AM
I'm not into this pin trading thing, but I was just wondering - will there be a special pin for this cruise? Do you think?

I could use a little Castaway Cay therapy today!

Karyn

WDWLVR
08-14-2003, 07:51 AM
My guess and hope is that there will be a special pin for this Cruise. I know they do limited edition pins for the holidays anyway and have done special pins for the 1st 7 day and 1st Western so since this is the 1st 10 day I hope they have one.

Kabuli1
08-14-2003, 07:55 AM
Would it be a free gift (Christmas present???) or would we have to buy it, do you think? I probably would get this one!

Karyn

wdwgoose
08-14-2003, 08:28 AM
THE LIST

ohiominnie
christmas2004
kabuli1
wdwgoose
paulcrsb
all_ears
two4ruff
3timecruiser
tinkfan
dancind
lg123
janlyn
tnrobin
outahere
gail1771
jilljill
b&bdiscruisers
lnaylor863
trishy
djs113
tksbaskets
lorraine
wdwlvr
kpros
goofydadeo
tchrmom
uromac
Marc&Allison
itsmajic99
donalds_best_pal
mdvaquez
robertsb19
debshill
disneyjunkie
jhemond
jan lyn
pfoith


AND STILL ADDING ADDING ADDING ADDING & CRUISING

gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

Dancind
08-14-2003, 09:36 AM
Hey, we were there too! AP's expire at the end of the month, won't be renewing for a while. Mission Space was way cool, and the easiest ride to get on all week, everything else was slammed. We only got on TOT once, and we love that ride. I think we played the Space Race game about 10 times, DD loved it. Also caught the new Shrek show at Universal, that was fun! Diana

WDWLVR
08-14-2003, 12:15 PM
gaRry,

I'm hurt you left me off the list. Does that mean you don't want me on the cruise? :confused:

Donalds_best_pal
08-14-2003, 12:47 PM
I don't know how I will be able to wait over a year for this cruise. I am so excited to be able to see the new teen lounges. My family just went in March and feels like we havents been ages!LOL WDWLVR: If there is a new pin I would for sure get it!
Matt

jan lyn
08-14-2003, 12:53 PM
Christmas Cruise 2004 pin... great idea!

GarRy, did you leave us off your Christmas Cruise list?

Kabuli1
08-14-2003, 01:54 PM
Oh No! Mary!!! You have to come! gaRry - get her on the list - FAST!

Karyn

djs113
08-14-2003, 02:00 PM
Karyn,

come on ... you should know better ...... there is no such thing as a free pin from Disney


you would definitely have to buy it

unless we make our own pin !!!!! What do you think ... should we design and make our own 10 day cruise pin

I have done it before as evidenced in the pin below that my wife designed. It is pretty easy to do.

What do you all think?

- David

Donalds_best_pal
08-14-2003, 02:05 PM
I am planning on paying for the pin but if its free I will take it!LOL Who knows, I have gotten some free pins from disney. I am doing the double digit dance today as there is only 99 days until our first trip home as DVC Members. We will be at BCV for 1 week. Its big deal because this will be longest we havent been to disney world. Last trip was 2/02, we usally go 1 or 2 times a year!:D I wish it was double digits for the cruise. We got a while to go.
Matt:bounce:

Kabuli1
08-14-2003, 04:07 PM
David, how would I know? I already said I wasn't into the pin trading thing (yet - that could change!). I LOVE the idea of designing our own DIS 2004 Christmas Cruise Crowd pin! You do great work! I want one for each of us - there! You've got your first order for 4 pins!

I'm really sick - I was out hunting thru the shops for lime green clothes for the cruise - is that getting alittle bit ahead of myself?

Just hearing about the blackouts out east - wow! Going to the news to see what I can find out!

Karyn

wdwgoose
08-14-2003, 06:11 PM
power is out at 1610 hrs what a day to be working !!!!!!!!!!
well it my job. so had to cook steak on the grill eletric stove not working??????? on back up power . just think having to cook steaks on the grill !!!!!!!!!


GLASSES YOU NEED GLASSES

I checked the list and BOTH are on it ??????????????

I do'nt understand ???????????????????

: ~ )) : ~ ))

good luck all this power thing might last awhile

gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

WDWLVR
08-15-2003, 07:04 AM
gaRry, Pleaes forgive me. I was wearing my glasses and I swear I read the list 3 times. Can you tell what kind of day I was having yesterday and I'm no where near the blackout. Guess I just had a lot on my mind and couldn't see what was right in front of me.
:)

My best to all of you who are effected by the blackout. Hope all is back to normal soon.

two4ruff
08-15-2003, 12:11 PM
Been away from the thread for a week due to the DREADED WORM virus our computer contracted! Glad to be back!!

We will also be booking at the Radisson - so we'd be interested in any group booking!

Our New York friends are awfully quiet today...hope all is well:D

TnRobin
08-15-2003, 12:54 PM
Mary (or Mark)- Send me a PM, I was on the Inagural Western Carribean Cruise. I may have something you want. :) :) :)

WDWLVR
08-15-2003, 04:13 PM
Robin, PM sent!

Can you believe how this thread has taken off! Great to see you posting on it!

wdwgoose
08-15-2003, 06:41 PM
WOW its not been fun up here!!!!!!!
have power back on now. work was very bad. well hope this is it. not even the storm season yet NOW I'm really looking forward to this cruise. it was tough being at work helping others and not home helping. all is good thou.
okay lets see hope all others are back to normal ?????????
it took 45 min. to get on tonight. not my day lets see I will get what I have and call rad on monday to see will streatch the number of rooms a little. it was nice to see the wonder sail on sunday hope the pictures come out good. all three cruise ship left in a row. was at jetty park. if this are better at work tomorrow should have new updated list to send out. I'll try to use the LARGE TYPE for some ???? LOL LOL
:~) :~) LOL
so why is this thread NOT moving ????????????

PS WELCOME newbies hope you like us some of us R really different right JOE??????? and the some of us not good at the key board or spelling (guess who)
still have lots of plank spaces on the list so first names ,
city & state. age kids name age cabin # ( rememder anyone in the disney suites hostess the wine party)


gaRry :jester: :smooth: :p

Kabuli1
08-15-2003, 08:18 PM
Party!!!

I wanna party in the BIG suite! And DH will play the music on the big piano! And we'll all wear our CUSTOM MADE SHIRTS!!!! Thanks to gaRry! gaRry! I think YOU need some Castaway Cay Therapy today!

Why did you have to get me so psyched up???? We have berry berry many days left before we cruise together!

Well, as the Great Ones said:

Party On DUDE!

Karyn

djs113
08-15-2003, 08:55 PM
Electricity finnally restored at 1:30 today, almost 22 hrs... yuck

house finally has cooled off

walked across the Brookly Bridge again with 1 million people after the power went out ....

I haven't had to do that since ... 9/11 .... bad bad memories

anyone else interested in designing a pin for our cruise -- maybe we should have a contest...

winning design is the pin we create...


any ideas?

- David