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dizneeat 10-18-2011 05:26 PM

August 10, 2013 Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Fantasy
 
Hi!

We just booked this cruise! Thought why not start a cruise thread to count down to our summer 2013 vacation! :thumbsup2

We, that are my dear brother, Tom, who works for the Austrian Postal Services and LOVES everything Disney and myself, Karin, a teacher at a small Austrian village.
Before we took our first cruise we were sure that this would be a one time thing, but like everything else at Disney, the service was so outstanding that this will be cruise no 10 in 5
seasons! :lmao:

Looking forward to get to know many of our fellow cruisers! :flower3:


:boat: Cruisers :beach:
johnsons3
hamfam22
captainminnie
disneyluvr22
dclndvc
Ewok
twogoebels
cruisecrew
Ycoidi2
Disneynaut6
thatmrscook
tweedspirit4
turkyman
lisakweir
twentytoez
GentleblueMom
Fizban257
Ewok
Deluzy
Cruising family
Monkeespaw
buddy2k9
heatherpenni
AussieBeth
kjansen
michpoit
Disney_fans
McPackers
fatimad
jjdemesa
twentytoez
mrkohl
giraffemom
McAndrew
gilliland1997
yellowrosedtxn
rawolfpack
twacht
Jrex21
sayfay
FRENCHTINK
kdegour23
jd99
jen1098
maryliz
vbgal
Embraer
marycoajou
plutoNme
kelmarie66
eggroll
Alice-in-wonder
happyheathermom
jamescinda
Dizney73
DarthKarl
ldb1030
jenanderson
thetripletgang
thefamilyford
dizneeat




I would also like to host a Fish Extender Exchange. We have done it every cruise, it is SO much fun and I hope many of you will join in.

:rainbow: Important news for FE participants! :rainbow:

Our list is constantly growing, so we have decided that once we reach our cut off date, which will be June 30th, we will divide the group into smaller groups. This should work like this ......

Groups will have around 50 people in it (adults AND children)
Groups will be divided by decks close together (to save on running around) wherever possible
If you want to be in more than 1 group please just let me know, so I can put you on all/1 other list.
Hope this is in everyones interest! :thumbsup2

:fish: FE participants :fish:
johnsons3
hamfam22
captainminnie
disneyluvr22
Ewok
dclndvc
twogoebels
cruisecrew
Ycoidi2
Disneynaut6
thatmrscook
tweedspirit4
Cruising family
McPackers
lisakweir
Monkeespaw
buddy2k9
Disney_fans
AussieBeth
heatherpenni
kjansen
michpoit
McPackers
fatimad
jjdemesa
twentytoez
mrkohl
giraffemom
McAndrew
gilliland1997
yellowrosedtxn
rawolfpack
Jrex21
sayfay
FRENCHTINK
kdegour23
vbgal
Embraer
marycoajou
plutoNme
kelmarie66
Alice-in-wonder
happyheathermom
jamescinda
jenanderson
thetripletgang
thefamilyford
dizneeat

Detailed FE list



Here is some info .......

:boat: Lots about Fish Extenders :boat:

IrishCowboy 10-19-2011 06:29 PM

I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :thumbsup2

Have a great cruise!

dizneeat 10-22-2011 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IrishCowboy (Post 42998451)
I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :thumbsup2

Have a great cruise!

Thank you, Irish Cowboy!

englishrose47 10-23-2011 10:46 AM

subbing I think for the first time:rotfl2:Karin I can't keep up with 2 TRs let alone how many you have :rotfl2:

Minnie&Nana 10-23-2011 11:16 AM

Karin, I am going to sub here too! Although terrified of deep water (the ocean any deeper than the shore :rotfl:) and heights (even looking at a Disney ship makes me tremble with fear!:eek:)...wow, what a sentence...:rotfl: ANYWAY...a Cruise is on my list of Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone Adventure. I must be certifiable.:upsidedow

Soooo....if I ever get the coruage, it absolutely must be with friends, so what better than a Crusie with lots of Dis friends - especially two special ones.:goodvibes

Figure it is a good idea to follow your Cruise PTR's and TR and maybe one of these days, I'll book. :scared1:

:dance3:

Teri1 10-24-2011 08:59 PM

Hello fellow cruisers!
 
Karin I knew you would start a thread for our 2013 cruise! Count me in along with my DH Mick!:woohoo:

dizneeat 10-25-2011 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by englishrose47 (Post 43031258)
subbing I think for the first time:rotfl2:Karin I can't keep up with 2 TRs let alone how many you have :rotfl2:

Hi Rosie!
I am glad you join us on this adventure of planning and talking about our upcoming cruise as well, even though I doubt you will be joining us, or will you? ;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 43031556)
Karin, I am going to sub here too! Although terrified of deep water (the ocean any deeper than the shore :rotfl:) and heights (even looking at a Disney ship makes me tremble with fear!:eek:)...wow, what a sentence...:rotfl: ANYWAY...a Cruise is on my list of Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone Adventure. I must be certifiable.:upsidedow

Soooo....if I ever get the coruage, it absolutely must be with friends, so what better than a Crusie with lots of Dis friends - especially two special ones.:goodvibes

Figure it is a good idea to follow your Cruise PTR's and TR and maybe one of these days, I'll book. :scared1:

:dance3:

Hi Christine!
Maybe we can talk you into cruising with us as well - more than 650 days of persuading left! :lmao:
Even though I know that you don't feel alright with the deep water I am sure you would LOVE DCL! :thumbsup2
They are the best ...... protected by pixie dust and Captain Mickey in charge of the ship (sort of). :rotfl2:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Teri1 (Post 43047682)
Karin I knew you would start a thread for our 2013 cruise! Count me in along with my DH Mick!:woohoo:

I knew you would join, Teri! Welcome home to DCL! :hug:

Are you going to join our FE exchange as well, Teri? I don't know if you have done them on your previous cruises, but they are SO much fun, even for us grown up kids. ;)
I really really hope you'll get in on the fun! :thumbsup2

Teri1 10-25-2011 08:06 PM

Karin I will consider doing the FE since we are on a 7 day cruise. On our previous 4 day cruises we didn't think there was time to fit it in. Our Dream cruise was over before we knew it, because we stayed so busy. :)

Minnie&Nana 10-25-2011 08:11 PM

Karin - best way to find out info about this Cruise?

dizneeat 10-29-2011 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teri1 (Post 43057954)
Karin I will consider doing the FE since we are on a 7 day cruise. On our previous 4 day cruises we didn't think there was time to fit it in. Our Dream cruise was over before we knew it, because we stayed so busy. :)

Being hesitant I figure this will be your first time doing FE? Let me tell you, you will LOVE it, even on a shorter cruise.
We always found so many places we would NEVER have gone to, without sneaking around the ship delivering gifts. :thumbsup2
Let me know if you want to be in ..... (I really hope you will join us! :love:)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 43058001)
Karin - best way to find out info about this Cruise?

What do you want to know, Christine? There is info about the itinerary on the Disney site www.disneycruise.com
If you have any other questions maybe I can help? :goodvibes

Minnie&Nana 10-29-2011 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizneeat (Post 43095027)

What do you want to know, Christine? There is info about the itinerary on the Disney site www.disneycruise.com
If you have any other questions maybe I can help? :goodvibes

EVERYTHING???? :rotfl: It's hard to get a real feel for it reading the site...I REALLY want to try a new adventure, one that pushes my comfort level, but could be fun. Honestly, I am terrified of a Cruise and could not be in a stateroom alone - that would be too scary.:scared1: So, I'd have to come up a with a roomie.

And as afraid as I am of height and water, would want a Veranda. So far, all I know is that to best ward off sea sickness book a cabin mid ship, not too high, but definitely not low (I am very prone to motion sickness). Just thinking about the ship's movement makes me a little nauseous.:guilty:

I know this thread is for those who are already booked, but hope you don't mind if I silently follow along in the hope to learn more. :goodvibes

(Okay - Fish Extender are cute, but I have the arts and crafts talent of a knat...maybe it has more.:confused3 ;))

dizneeat 10-30-2011 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 43095680)
EVERYTHING???? :rotfl: It's hard to get a real feel for it reading the site...I REALLY want to try a new adventure, one that pushes my comfort level, but could be fun. Honestly, I am terrified of a Cruise and could not be in a stateroom alone - that would be too scary.:scared1: So, I'd have to come up a with a roomie.

And as afraid as I am of height and water, would want a Veranda. So far, all I know is that to best ward off sea sickness book a cabin mid ship, not too high, but definitely not low (I am very prone to motion sickness). Just thinking about the ship's movement makes me a little nauseous.:guilty:

I know this thread is for those who are already booked, but hope you don't mind if I silently follow along in the hope to learn more. :goodvibes

(Okay - Fish Extender are cute, but I have the arts and crafts talent of a knat...maybe it has more.:confused3 ;))

Mid ship would be perfect to work against seasickness. We always have a midship stateroom, but we tend to go for the highest deck (deck 10 on the DREAM). To be honest, I could not feel the ship move (not counting the two hurricanes we had to avoid on board) once it was out on the open water. I had a feeling of it "moving" in port though. :confused3 :rotfl2:

But just my two cents of advice ....... I would not start my "cruise life" with a 7 night cruise. Why don't you look into a three night one, or even better a 4 night cruise? Would give you a feel if you like cruising and you would only be out on the open sea during the day for one day (4 night cruise).
Otherwise you spend your days in port (no deep water) and sleep (and eat) through the deep water time. :goodvibes

You do not need to be crafty for a FE, Christine, and I would really recommend signing up for one. They are the ultimate fun and you can always get your presents at a Dollar store or shop online. As for the FE itself, you can always get one on ebay or etsy ;). But I guess before you thing about FEs you should find a cruise that suits you! :thumbsup2

Minnie&Nana 10-30-2011 03:00 PM

Thanks so much, Karin. No Cruise will suit me unless friends are cruising too! :rotfl:

So sorry I hijacked your thread - did not realize it was for those who would be ON the Cruise..thought it was a PTR.:thumbsup2

dizneeat 10-30-2011 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 43102333)
Thanks so much, Karin. No Cruise will suit me unless friends are cruising too! :rotfl:

So sorry I hijacked your thread - did not realize it was for those who would be ON the Cruise..thought it was a PTR.:thumbsup2

You are VERY welcome here, Christine! Even though this is a cruise meet thread, it's also for friends to hang out! :goodvibes

As for a cruise with friends ....... what about the August 29 cruise we are taking in 2012? I am sure you'll find a roommate! What about Sophia? ;)

Minnie&Nana 10-30-2011 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizneeat (Post 43102355)
You are VERY welcome here, Christine! Even though this is a cruise meet thread, it's also for friends to hang out! :goodvibes

As for a cruise with friends ....... what about the August 29 cruise we are taking in 2012? I am sure you'll find a roommate! What about Sophia? ;)

:hug: Aw, you're so sweet! Sophia's mama would never let her go away without her yet...especially on a cruise. :eek: I will definitely look at August 29th...will check your PTR for the details! Great suggestion! :teeth:


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