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imgoingtodisney
09-19-2003, 10:18 AM
saw this on another cruise board - what are you most looking forward to on your cruise?
I cant wait to see the look on DSs face when we drive up to the ship and he realizes this is our hotel for the next 7nights!
We've also been talking alot about snorkeling with the stingrays
How about you?

kamgen
09-19-2003, 10:25 AM
I can't wait to:

see my pals from California and toast to 2 weeks of fun!

have a sailaway drink!

get out of work for two weeks! ;)

spend some time with my dh (can anyone say, surial bath ;) !

mamagoggle
09-19-2003, 10:34 AM
I look forward to relaxing on the verandah and watching the beautiful sea.

ohiominnie
09-19-2003, 10:45 AM
I can't wait to see the looks on my kids faces when they find out we aren't just dropping grandma and grandpa off at the airport for THEIR cruise, but actually we are GOING on the cruise!!

So far they have no idea!

Then for 3 days I'll sit back in the sun and smirk b/c we pulled off the ultimate in surprises!! :)

momofofo22
09-19-2003, 10:57 AM
I can't wait to be spoil by the CM of the Magic, to have wonderful and hot weather and to relax for one week with my family.....

Disney1fan2002
09-19-2003, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by ohiominnie
I can't wait to see the looks on my kids faces when they find out we aren't just dropping grandma and grandpa off at the airport for THEIR cruise, but actually we are GOING on the cruise!!

So far they have no idea!

Then for 3 days I'll sit back in the sun and smirk b/c we pulled off the ultimate in surprises!! :)

OMG!!! That is so awesome! I wish I were at the airport to see their reactions when you tell them! How cool is that????

How old are your kids? Have a great trip, what a lifetime memory your are creating! WOW

KaitlinsMom
09-19-2003, 11:01 AM
I am looking forward to sipping champagne on my verandah and spending some alone time with my husband!!!

Disney1fan2002
09-19-2003, 11:07 AM
I can't wait to go to my stateroom the first night, and find the beds turned down, just waiting for me to crawl into it and be "rocked" to sleep!!!

(ok, you may want to know that sleeping is my all time favorite past time!, LOL)

ohiominnie
09-19-2003, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Disney1fan2002
How cool is that????

How old are your kids?

It's pretty cool, if I do say so myself! ;)

My dd is 9, my ds is 6. They just cruised for the first time in May. They LOVED it. In fact, dd's dream job is to be a kid's club counselor on either the Wonder or the Magic! :)

Favorite Auntie
09-19-2003, 11:43 AM
I hope none of us are disappointed with the kids reactions! This is going to be a surprise for my nephew too! He thinks I am taking him to visit nana and papa in Florida, and then papa will take us all on a "mystery ride"....to port canaveral! I can't wait to see his little face when he first sees the ship and realizes that he will be spending a week there! He is only 5, so I hope this all goes well....

CamColt
09-19-2003, 11:56 AM
Im looking forward to the 2005 rates being released so I can officially book another cruise. ;)

LAMPSKIES
09-19-2003, 11:59 AM
..................see the looks again on my DD's 13 and 11's faces as that big beautiful ship comes into view from the bus on the ride to the port. This is their third time and they get that same wide eyed gaze and then that smile that I will never forget......that is about the time they look at me and say "Daddy we love you". All the money in the world can't replace that feeling!!!

BethC1952
09-19-2003, 12:04 PM
I can't wait to enter the atrium holding my granddaughter's (3 1/2 yrs. by then) hand (she holds my hand everywhere we go because we're "girlfriends" ;) and seeing her eyes light up when she sees the huge Christmas tree that will be there!

Beth

tweetsie
09-19-2003, 12:17 PM
to see the look on my dd8 face when she realizes that we are going on a cruise and not just going to see the boat.

She thinks we are only going to be going to our timeshare (Summer Bay Resort) and then going to Disney World. This will be our 2nd Disney Cruise. We will be spending Saturday night at the resort so that should really throw her off.

ElaineMc
09-19-2003, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Favorite Auntie
I hope none of us are disappointed with the kids reactions! This is going to be a surprise for my nephew too! He thinks I am taking him to visit nana and papa in Florida, and then papa will take us all on a "mystery ride"....to port canaveral! I can't wait to see his little face when he first sees the ship and realizes that he will be spending a week there! He is only 5, so I hope this all goes well....

I too wanted to suprise my daughter of 7 but decided I had better talk to her about it first due to her reaction after seeing the Titanic exhibit. The first thing she said after it was over was, "no way am I ever going on a cruise" . She's fine now though as she realizes there will be no iceburgs where we're going.

Credit Man
09-19-2003, 12:38 PM
I can't wait to hear "When You Wish Upon a Star" on the ship's horn. That means the party has started.

KYCruiseCrazy
09-19-2003, 01:32 PM
can't wait to see the look on my DW face when we get back on DCL. and can't wait to see the DISers who are cruising with me:bounce: :Pinkbounc

little_susan
09-19-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by BethC1952
I can't wait to enter the atrium holding my granddaughter's (3 1/2 yrs. by then) hand (she holds my hand everywhere we go because we're "girlfriends" ;) and seeing her eyes light up when she sees the huge Christmas tree that will be there!

Beth

That is too great. We'll also be on that cruise and I have a DD who will also be 3 1/2 (four in Feb). My mother passed away before she was born but I know they would have had that kind of relationship also. And that would have been nice for me cuz she's stuck to me like glue most of the time. So if you see another couple of 'ladies' holding hands, it's probably us...

Maybe we'll see you in the kid's clubs. Not sure I'll be able to get DD to separate from me, but it sounds like the dinners are long and meant to be enjoyed so I am telling her she has to go when Mommy and Daddy go to the "big people restaurant". I'll probably bring her to AP though...

LAMPSKIES
09-19-2003, 01:53 PM
I am soooooo looking foreward to this cruise i can't wait to wear that big orange life vest!!!!!

AnnMorin
09-19-2003, 03:48 PM
with a glass of champagne and let all my worries and stress go away while I watch the ocean go by.......... the most wonderful feeling in the world :)

PenskeSth1
09-19-2003, 03:54 PM
I just can't wait to get on the ship finally!! Of course I can't wait to sit on the verandah with DH and relax, being he is gone from home 8 months of the year, It will be nice just to enjoy his company...

Masonpips
09-19-2003, 05:21 PM
I can't wait

...to see the Magic when we drive up Saturday a.m.

...to hear our friend's names as they are announced and see their expression

...to get the ressie rush out the way so I can relax

...to taste the souffle again and verify it was as good as I remembered

...to get dressed up in formal wear and have our picture taken

...to have our friends say "you're right, this *is* the very best vacation we have ever taken"

:bounce: :Pinkbounc I CAN'T WAIT!!:bounce: :Pinkbounc


P.S. I think it might be better the 2nd time around; you know what's ahead, you know how excellent it's going to be; you've convinced others to go with you; and the anticipation IS half the fun!

strasfamily
09-19-2003, 05:24 PM
I can't wait to have the best of both worlds - a great family vacation with DD (5), and some alone time with hubby! :smooth:

dclwdwlover
09-19-2003, 05:53 PM
I love reading everyone's responses.

I pick:
Spending romantic evenings strolling on the deck in the moonlight & breeze with my husb.

Sitting on the verandah in my husb.'s arms as the sun rises over the ocean

Having dinner in the WONDERful restaurants with the kids & listening to all of their excitement while they describe what they have been doing & are going to be doing

CASTAWAY CAY - EVERYTHING about it !!!

:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

LisaGoeke
09-19-2003, 06:07 PM
1) Have great family time with the kids and no internet (I'm addicted) and no t.v. (DH's addicted).

2) Meeting the 41+ families which I've met through this board at the sail away party!

Mjasp
09-19-2003, 07:03 PM
Wow Reading all these threads makes me just want to get a verandah room and drink champagne alone with DH while kids are in the club. But since thats not going to happen, we have a SPR. I look forward to relaxing and watching the water go by. Just take it slow and easy and enjoy our family vacation.

BD...Please don't quote that last sentence. LOL

Joanna

Eggleboo
09-19-2003, 08:01 PM
I am looking forward to facing my extreme fear of boats and then having a glorious four days with the love of my life, my husband and counting down the days until he is officially retired and I get to see him on all weekends, nights and holidays for the rest of our lives!!! Captain F/F Anderson and I will be starting our own fire again that I hope he never puts out!!

Talking Hands
09-19-2003, 08:55 PM
I can book another cruise! Have to meet my goal of finishing the ITP and gettting my QA first. And after this past week teaching I need a cruise NOW!

Buckaroo's Dad
09-19-2003, 09:04 PM
Hi ElaineMc.

there will be no iceburgs where we're going.

Yes, they're so "Jewish." Let's try to thaw some conversation out of that religiously mixed couple, the icebergs, instead...


what are you most looking forward to

Cruising with Verandah Man and family...

pershing
09-19-2003, 09:13 PM
As a single mom who will have just carted my 3 sons (8,7,5)around WDW for 10 days, I will be looking forward to my kids playing in the clubs and having some alone time for the first time in years.

I plan on booking a massage. Just can't decide on which one. (They all look so wonderful.) And could I really get through a 105 minute treatment without the beeper going off for one of the three rugrats.

I think the risk is worth it! ;)

eek40
09-19-2003, 09:24 PM
Auntie of 7....I am also an Aunt (of 5) and I am taking my Nephew on his first trip to WDW and the DCL about the same time you are, but we are doing the 4 nite, and it looks like your doing the 7. He is also 5 years old just like yours:) I am also looking forward to his reactions...I just hope I dont break down and sob like a baby! (which I know I will)
Aimee

Bacrd
09-19-2003, 10:43 PM
I'm not in MIchigan !!!! And I'm not at work.....And someone else is cooking and someone else is cleaning and a CONCH COOLER!!!!! *(Not necessarily in that order!!)

jiminy579
09-19-2003, 11:03 PM
I am most excited about the 30 minutes before dinner! It was amazing waiting in line for photos, dressed up with my family, watching all of the other families. Everyone was so friendly and happy, great music was playing in the background, all in all it was truly magical!

jlawall
09-19-2003, 11:39 PM
Wow, great thread!!


I will most look forward to.................

*being on the ship
*traveling to the western ports
*hopefully seeing more familiar faces onboard (CMs) - it seems like every year more are familiar
*theme nights in Rockin Bar D
*BINGO
*castaway cay
*rainforest
and everything else all week long!!!!

mytmouse
09-20-2003, 02:40 AM
I look forward to our family experiencing the MAGIC of a Disney Cruise. Mostly, I will cherish the memories I will be creating for my children. I can't wait to see my DD and DS dressed for formal night. Heck, we are looking forward to EVERYTHING!!!!:p :bounce:

Buckaroo's Dad
09-20-2003, 05:59 AM
Good morning DeeAnn.

I am most excited about the 30 minutes before dinner! It was amazing waiting in line for photos, dressed up with my family, watching all of the other families.

You have GOT to come to New York! If you loved waiting on line for pictures right before dinner, the Long Island Expressway during rush hour will rival sex...

LAMPSKIES
09-20-2003, 09:39 AM
.............deck 4 as the sun sets, just me and DW sitting on a lounge chair smelling that warm carribean air.........

jlawall
09-20-2003, 04:35 PM
bump

scottygirl
09-20-2003, 04:51 PM
I can't wait to see the look on my kids faces when they realize that we are going on the Disney Magic for a week and not visting Auntie Lena and Uncle George in Fort Pierce!! It's just a little white lie!!!

CourtasanSatine
09-20-2003, 06:55 PM
my mom's looking forward to some of the excersions(I'm doing the research right now:) )

plutospup
09-20-2003, 09:19 PM
...Relaxing in the hot tub at 6:30 am with no beeper, cell phone, etc.
...dancing with DD6 in Studio Sea!
...eating, eating, eating, snacking, and enjoying dessert(s)

Verandah Man
09-20-2003, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Buckaroo's Dad
Hi ElaineMc.



Yes, they're so "Jewish." Let's try to thaw some conversation out of that religiously mixed couple, the icebergs, instead...




Cruising with Verandah Man and family...


I feel honored, we're looking forward to cruisin' with you too BD, and all the other DIS'ers that will be on the 8-21-04 sailing. My dream would be that the Page Family would be able to cruise with us as well!!!

jiminy579
09-21-2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Buckaroo's Dad
Good morning DeeAnn.



You have GOT to come to New York! If you loved waiting on line for pictures right before dinner, the Long Island Expressway during rush hour will rival sex...


You aren't going to believe this, but my husband and I actually spent our <b> honeymoon</b> in New York 12 years ago! And honestly, there is no way in the world to even compare an experience on the Long Island Expressway to waiting in line for Disney photos. Heck, you can't even compare it to spending Christmas Day............................in the Magic Kingdom.......................................at full capacity...........<font color=red><b>those New York drivers are just plain crazy! </b></f> :D <p><i>Now all you New Yorkers out there.....I say this with love. I have to..........I have family in New York.

Have a great day BD!

Nick@ VB+OKW
09-21-2003, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by jiminy579
those New York drivers are just plain crazy!

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Nick@ VB+OKW
09-21-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by KaitlinsMom
I am looking forward to sipping champagne on my verandah and spending some alone time with my husband!!!

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jiminy579
09-21-2003, 11:53 AM
Nick,
Fitting as usual!:D

Mjasp
09-21-2003, 12:48 PM
DEEANN...It's funny you say that, but being a NYer, I always say that we are the only ones that know how to drive. When I drive in FL. I get so frustrated when I get to the tolls (and there are many of them in FL.) And people don't know how to merge. We were with a real estate agent one day and I got to the point out of frustration and fear (LOL) I asked her do you want me to drive? LOL

This is all in fun people, please NO flames. Ya know kinda like when BD tells us about the south. All in fun.

jiminy579
09-21-2003, 01:02 PM
MJASP,
Nevada was our 7th state in 8 years, we have moved quite a bit with my husband's job. And, heavens!!!! People just don't know how to drive anywhere!!! Nevada isn't much better........you just end up driving with drunks at all hours of the day. The casinos never close, so you have to be cautious no matter what time it is!
<i><font color=red>Back to New York drivers, I wasn't stating they can't drive. Just everything is so FAST there!! How are you supposed to keep up?<font color=black></i>

Ok.....so this stays on topic,
I have some more "most looking forward tos":

The opportuinity to spend a day at sea with my family! We didn't have that option on the Wonder.

Disney Dreams!!!

Watching my son get excited over "FREE ROOM SERVICE"!
He was in disbelief the entire cruise!

Walking into the lobby of the Magic for the first time!!

Mjasp
09-21-2003, 01:22 PM
Going to the shows, The only one we saw was Disney Dreams.

Also, doing the classes (tours) dessert making, wine tasting. Makes me realize how much I missed the first few days on board.

Joanna

jiminy579
09-21-2003, 01:31 PM
Do you have to make reservations or get tickets for the classes? If so, where do you do that?
THANKS!

Mjasp
09-21-2003, 02:09 PM
Wine tasting I think you do, but I'm not sure. I didn't do any of that stuff on our last cruise. I do have alot of catching up to do.

Anyone? I would like to know the answer to that one.

Joanna

Buckaroo's Dad
09-21-2003, 02:35 PM
Do you have to make reservations or get tickets for the classes?

DeeAnn - during our August 16th Western cruise, no advance registration was necessary for any of the cooking classes. However, the wine tasting was reservation only.


Nevada was our 7th state in 8 years, we have moved quite a bit with my husband's job.

What does DH do, help little old women cross state lines???...

Buckaroo's Dad
09-21-2003, 02:44 PM
DeeAnn

PS - my cousin and his family live in Las Vegas. "Buckaroo" and I usually visit once or twice a year. Their home is in the northern part of the city limits with a picture-perfect view of Mt. Charleston. Took the hardhat tour of The Hoover Dam pre-September 11 - in those days entry into the depths of the dam were allowed. Of course, I joked with "Buckaroo" about taking the dam tour, purchasing some dam souvenirs, eating at the dam restaurant and - my favorite - not losing sight of the damn dam tour...

jiminy579
09-21-2003, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Buckaroo's Dad
DeeAnn -

What does DH do, help little old women cross state lines???...

He works for a furniture company. He opens up new stores for them across the country. Thank heavens we are no longer required to move so much. Being here for 3 years feels like eternity, but we do love it!