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peterpan47 01-09-2013 05:39 PM

01/02/2014 Disney Magic 3 Night - Miami
 
Welcome everyone to the DisBoards Cruise Meet thread for the January 2, 2014 three night Bahamas cruise on theDisney Magic. I hope many will join the thread and we can get to know each other a bit before we meet in person next year. Our party consists of myself (Mary) and my daughter (Christy-Satarma on this board), two adults who love Disney! We look forward to chatting with everyone over the next year.

Mary

IrishCowboy 01-10-2013 10:49 AM

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

Have a great cruise!

peterpan47 01-10-2013 11:06 AM

Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by IrishCowboy (Post 47145050)
I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :)

Have a great cruise!


Thank you so much!

peterpan47 01-10-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by peterpan47 (Post 47138291)
Welcome everyone to the DisBoards Cruise Meet thread for the January 2, 2014 three night Bahamas cruise on theDisney Magic. I hope many will join the thread and we can get to know each other a bit before we meet in person next year. Our party consists of myself (Mary) and my daughter (Christy-Satarma on this board), two adults who love Disney! We look forward to chatting with everyone over the next year.

We are also booked on the New Years Eve cruise on the Magic leaving 12/30/2013, so this will be the second leg of a back to back cruise for us. Is anyone else doing that?

Mary

SILLYANDI 05-27-2013 01:36 PM

I'm not trying to hijack your meet up
 
just having a blond moment:rotfl2:

SILLYANDI 05-27-2013 01:37 PM

deleted- moving ot the right forum, lol.
 
Sorry for intruding on the wrong meet! :thumbsup2

krazy4crusing 06-02-2013 08:49 PM

1 more person on the list
 
Me, DH DS9 DD4 will also be on this sailing. We are looking forward to checking out all the upgrades on the Magic. We were initially booked on the Dream but changed our ship to the Magic when we heard about the refurb! Looking forward to planning together.:woohoo:

peterpan47 06-03-2013 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by krazy4crusing (Post 48574408)
Me, DH DS9 DD4 will also be on this sailing. We are looking forward to checking out all the upgrades on the Magic. We were initially booked on the Dream but changed our ship to the Magic when we heard about the refurb! Looking forward to planning together.:woohoo:

Hi and welcome! We were originally booked on te Dream too, but for the 12/29 New Years Eve sailing. However, we have been on all the Disney ships except the Magic, so when we discovered the Magic saiing out of Miami at a lower price than we had on the Dream for the New Years cruise,we decided to change and do a B2B with the 12/30 and 1/2. I would love to have an upgrade for our 12/30 cruise, as we booked an inside cabin for that one, but we have a secret verandah for the Jan 2 cruise and we're very happy with that.

We didn't find out about the upgrades on the Magic until after we had already booked, so we were happy about that too. A bit mixed reaction, actually, since we haven't been on the Magic before and would like to have seen it before they changed it, but we have been on the Wonder several times, and having seen that one in its initial form, probably don't really need to see the original Magic :)

We are interested in seeing the upgrades, although we're a little ambivalent about that too. We both really liked the symmetry of the atrium staircases as opposed to the asymmetrical style in the Dream, so that's not on our list as an improvement. Also, havng seen Animator's Palate on both the Dream/Fantasy and the Wonder, we were more impressed with the Wonder's presentation than with that on the Dream/Fantasy. From what I understand though, the look and feel of the Magic's new Animator's Palate will not change, but they will add the Crush show at the end while keeping the original for the beginning. Maybe the best of both world on that one. I guess we'll see:)

As two adult females, my daughter and I would much prefer that we have the queen beds that can be split into two singles, but I guess to raise the beds higher off the floor, they have to eliminate the split bed option. That's not something we would have wished for either.

The changes in Beach Blanket and Parrot Cay are something we will enjoy. Parrot Cay is definitely not our favorite restaurant, so we are excited about those changes. We never eat outside at Beach Blanket either, so adding more inside space there is a plus for us. I am excited about the new slide, but my daughter won't go on it because of the "dunk." I think the other new one looks as cool as the aqua dunk, though, and I am actually excited about going on both of them.

Overall, there are some changes we are looking forward to and some we are not, but we are definitely looking forward to the cruises!! We won't be in the same cabin for both cruises, so I guess you could say it isn't really a true B2B, but we have never been on any kind of a B2B, so this will be a first for us and we are excited about it. The New Year's leg will go to Castaway and as you know, the Jan 2 leg will go to Key West. We are definitely looking forward to this trip!

Mary

gigi1313 06-30-2013 11:33 AM

Hi all! Although we have not booked yet, we are 99% sure that this will be leg one of a semi-B2B for us... we are currently planning to first enjoy this cruise, then drive up the coast, spend a night visiting family and then catching the Magic back in Pt Canaveral for our second leg of the trip!

For us this is the best of all worlds as it gives us plenty of time to explore the ship, make the obligatory family visit while in the Sunshine State (although we happen to love this branch of the family tree and will be working to convince them to join us!), and take advantage of the lower post-holiday airfare!

We are a family of five (but have known to bring extras on vacation... time will tell), Mom, Dad, Daughter turning 19 on cruise, Son 16 and Little Son 5!

If the group starts a FE, we would most definitely be interested!

pershing 07-01-2013 07:51 PM

Hi Everyone,

We have our eye on this cruise. Myself single mom of 3 DS's 18, 17 and 15.
This would be our 8th cruise with DCL. We've sailed twice on Wonder, twice on Magic, twice on Dream, and once on Fantasy.

We would like to see the reimagined Magic. Bummed there's no stop at Castaway Cay but that's probably why the price is lower than the Dream.

Not sure about driving to Miami. We are so used to Port Canaveral and Disney's beautiful terminal.

I would be up for FE if we book! :flower:

peterpan47 07-07-2013 10:03 PM

So Sad
 
Everyone,
I am sorry go have to say this, but some issues have arisen that will make it impractical if not impossible for Christy and me to sail on this cruise. We are very disappointed, but we will be re-booking another cruise as soon as we determine when we will be able to go.

I know you will have a great cruise, and we are sorry we won't be able to enjoy it with you. Have a great time, and we'll be thinking about you.

Mary

pershing 07-08-2013 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by peterpan47 (Post 48890135)
Everyone,
I am sorry go have to say this, but some issues have arisen that will make it impractical if not impossible for Christy and me to sail on this cruise. We are very disappointed, but we will be re-booking another cruise as soon as we determine when we will be able to go.

I know you will have a great cruise, and we are sorry we won't be able to enjoy it with you. Have a great time, and we'll be thinking about you.

Mary

Oh! Too bad. I hope everything gets better for you guys. :flower: Doesn't bode well when our first poster drops out.

....and here I was just about to start a Roll Call cause I booked a Secret Porthole woohoo! Just 2 on the roll call right now:

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Updated 11/17/13
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Roll Call

krazy4crusing-me, dh ds9 dd4 (ontario)
pershing-myself single mom of 3 ds's, will be 19, 17 and 15 (massachusetts)
gigi1313-mom, dad, daughter turning 19 on cruise, son 16 and little son 5! (new york)
DCLInauguralXmas- there are 7 of us (indiana)
barbeaujo-myself, dh, dd (12), et ds (9) (quebec)
mickeysgirlz- myself, dd14 and dd9 (10 on jan 29) (south florida)
dubois family-dw, dh, dd (12), dd(14)
dwgal210-db, da, du, 4 dc's, & da's parents (iowa)
trj010014 (16)-dmom, ddad
mygr8kdz-DSpouse?,DD19, DD16, DS13 and DS11
dizny4eva-DD18 (Florida)
JoTheBookish-me & the hubs, and my 2 dds 9 (and a half!) and 6.

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FE List
gigi1313
barbeaujo
pershing
mickeysgirlz
krazy4crusing
DCLInauguralXmas
trj010014
dizny4eva
JoTheBookish



Google Doc Spreadsheet (Set up by trj010014 :flower2:) with Information on Families Participating in Fish Extender (FE)

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Private Mixology Class(need at least 25 people)
1-pershing
2-gigi1313
3-DH of gigi1313

4 thru 7 DCLInauguralXMAS
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Facebook Group Page that trj010014 put together. :) January 2nd, 2014 Cruising on the Magic
I think this cruise will start to fill up in September, when summer is done and people are starting to put together their holiday plans. However without Castaway Cay on the itinerary, it will probably remain a low sailing. Having the departing port Miami is also an added pain. I've yet to start figuring out how to get there, how long to get there, where to park etc. The reimagined Magic is the big draw for us.

gigi1313 07-15-2013 06:41 AM

I'm surprised at the small list for this sailing... Maybe everyone is like me, waiting for the price to drop!
We booked the four night from Canaveral portion of our trip, and will hopefully book this half soon!

pershing 07-15-2013 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by gigi1313 (Post 48967087)
I'm surprised at the small list for this sailing... Maybe everyone is like me, waiting for the price to drop!
We booked the four night from Canaveral portion of our trip, and will hopefully book this half soon!

I'm surprised also as it is doable to miss a few days of school and add this cruise to your Christmas Vacation.

However, I believe there will be no *GT's because it's so close to the end of Christmas Vacation! I think this cruise will be an 'impulse buy' for alot of cruisers. That's why I changed my mind about waiting to see if there's an *GT offering and booked...Roll of the Dice, you may be right and I'll be crying tears of remorse. :sad1: We'll have to see.

Meanwhile I've been looking into dealing with this Miami Port issue. After facebooking with my last cruise meet people, I decided not to stay the night before (Jan 1st) in Orlando but drive the 4 hours to Miami and stay there.

I'm definately Hotwire-ing or Priceline-ing the hotel and have narrowed it down to Downtown Miami or Coral Gables/Coconut Grove. Those are the recommendations anyway. I haven't crossed off staying in Fort Lauderdale as the hotels are cheaper and the drive the morning of is doable.

We are doing both Universal and WDW before the cruise besides driving from Cape Cod to Orlando for the FIRST TIME :eek: so I have alot to plan but all I can focus on is exploring the re-imagined Magic! :cloud9:

gigi1313 07-15-2013 06:47 PM

We are planning on staying in Ft Lauderdale the night before... We have plenty of Starwood points to burn!


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