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dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:36 PM

Get Off The Ship - we are running out of towel animals! Update 04/16 Day 14
 
or ………
THIS Fantasy tastes of Nutella …….

or it could even be called
The Disney Veterans trip of firsts.

See, we just couldn’t make up our minds!

So, what is this trip report all about?
It’s about our summer vacation 2013. Us

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this is my dear brother, Thomas, Tom for short,

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who loves all things Disney and supports my Disney addiction. He works very hard as a mailman here in Austria all your round and is excellent when it comes to computer questions.
Then there is me, Karin,

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teacher in a small village outside our hometown of Linz in Austria. I am trying to juggle school work, which can become overwhelming and planning our vactions.
We both love Walt Disney World and have been twice a year for several years now. A short week in February for half term and a much longer, this year 33 day, vacation in the summer.
In 2009 we went on our, what we then thought was our “once in a lifetime” first cruise on the Disney Wonder and fell in love with cruising and DCL in particular. This summer we became Platinum Castaway Club members and I am “kinda” proud to say, we have several more cruises booked.
In 2011 we became DVC members and fully enjoyed these resorts this summer.
Okay, enough of the introductions. What does this trip report involve?
Well, there were several parts ……

Part one was our trip to WDW and a short three night stay at OKW. For those 3 nights we enjoyed the company of some “cruise friends” who we had gotten to know in 2011.

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Part two was a back to back cruise on the Disney Fantasy, an Eastern Caribbean and a Western Caribbean itinerary. Both were new to us, but it did not take us very long to run into some “old” friends.

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Part three were 4 lazy days at BCV, where we tried to catch up on laundry, enjoyed some park time and spent QUITE some time at Stormalong Bay.

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Part four included a trip to Key West – the real one.

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Part five meant going back to OKW for another 5 nights before it was time to head home again.

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WE loved our trip and funnily enough after all these years it was kind of a trip of firsts, so I guess I will include a tally of all the first!

Okay, enough said for now. Let’s get on with the show.

dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:37 PM

Tally of firsts
First time booking business class flights
First time the taxi was so late we had to call another one
First time our plane was hit by lightning
First time our small plane was getting a parking position right at the terminal
First time we had a 6 hour delay
First time we stayed at a studio at OKW
First time we played Minigolf with kids at Winter Summerland
First time we watched a movie at DTD
First time we sailed on the Fantasy
First time we sailed as Platinum Castaway Club members
First time we didn't have a set Port arrival time
First time we watched "A Fantasy come true"
First time we saw a chef at a cooking demonstration that had no idea what he was doing
First time we were onlookers as a medical emergency was transported off the ship
First time we went to the Italian Liqueur tasting
First time we sailed with friends from our first DCL cruise again
First time "Mickey" surprised us with more stateroom credit than we expected
First time we visited Sint Maarten
First time we had received some Prosecco as part of our CC gifts
First time we visited St. Thomas
First time we did the Galley Tour
First time we did the Tequila tasting
First time we enjoyed Satellite Falls
First time we visited Grand Cayman
First time we ordered room service
First time we picked up dessert to go
First time we received a "Nothing" plate
First time we visited Costa Maya


Real life updates:
September 24 - a new trip to DLRP
October 4 - news of our airline compensation
October 20 - planning updates and news
November 11 - My Magicband mix-ups!
November 27 - News on our upcoming February trip and Magicband mix-up
December 22 - Pre trip report for 2014 started: DREAMing, some MAGIC and a little bit of Paris! Planning for 2014
January 14 - We are back from Paris and Tom's Christmas present

Trip report links

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Day 1, August 7
That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 1
That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 2
That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 3
That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 4
That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 5

Day 2, August 8
Cruise friends - Part 1
Cruise friends - Part 2
Cruise friends - Part 3
Cruise friends - Part 4

Day 3, August 9
More firsts .... - Part 1
More firsts .... - Part 2

Day 4, August 10
A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 1
A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 2
A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 3
A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 4

Day 5, August 11
Are you from Austria? - Part 1
Are you from Austria? - Part 2
Are you from Austria? - Part 3
Are you from Austria? - Part 4
Are you from Austria? - Part 5

Day 6, August 12
What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 1
What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 2
What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 3
What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 4

Day 7, August 13
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 1
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 2
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 3
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 4
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 5
A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 6

Day 8, August 14
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 1
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 2
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 3
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 4
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 5
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 6
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 7
Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 8

Day 9, August 15
Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 1
Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 2
Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 3
Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 4

Day 10, August 16
Back to Paradise - Part 1
Back to Paradise - Part 2
Back to Paradise - Part 3
Back to Paradise - Part 4
Back to Paradise - Part 5

Day 11, August 17
Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 1
Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 2
Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 3
Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 4

Day 12, August 18
Day at sea means lots of food - Part 1
Day at sea means lots of food - Part 2
Day at sea means lots of food - Part 3
Day at sea means lots of food - Part 4

Day 13, August 19
A trip to Hell and back - Part 1
A trip to Hell and back - Part 2
A trip to Hell and back - Part 3
A trip to Hell and back - Part 4
A trip to Hell and back - Part 5
A trip to Hell and back - Part 6
A trip to Hell and back - Part 7

Day 14, August 20
A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 1
A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 2
A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 3
A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 4
A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 5

Day 15, August 21
Day 16, August 22
Day 17, August 23
Day 18, August 24
Day 19, August 25
Day 20, August 26
Day 21, August 27
Day 22, August 28
Day 23, August 29
Day 24, August 30
Day 25, August 31
Day 26, September 1
Day 27, September 2
Day 28, September 3
Day 29, September 4
Day 30, September 5
Day 31, September 6
Day 32, September 7
Day 33, September 8



jenseib 09-16-2013 03:41 PM

Joining in all the fun!

mickeystoontown 09-16-2013 03:44 PM

I can hardly wait to hear about all of your latest adventures!

dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jenseib (Post 49582333)
Joining in all the fun!

Yeah, Jen!
Welcome! :welcome: I knew I could count on you! :goodvibes

Teri1 09-16-2013 03:45 PM

I'm in of course!, :cool1:

MAGICFOR2 09-16-2013 03:45 PM

Jumping in! I love the title! :lmao: Oh, and I'm extra excited to make PAGE 1!:yay:

dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mickeystoontown (Post 49582370)
I can hardly wait to hear about all of your latest adventures!

:welcome:
Yeah, so glad to have you along for the looooooooong ride. :goodvibes

alpinemouse 09-16-2013 03:48 PM

i'm in too:thumbsup2

dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teri1 (Post 49582382)
I'm in of course!, :cool1:

Hi Teresa! :welcome:
We loved spending time with you on this trip! Can't wait for the next time. :thumbsup2
Oh, and btw - the weather is COLD here and Tom puts his new sweater and hat to good use. :goodvibes


Quote:

Originally Posted by MAGICFOR2 (Post 49582384)
Jumping in! I love the title! :lmao: Oh, and I'm extra excited to make PAGE 1!:yay:

:welcome: Tammie!
I am glad you like the title! We did NOT like having to get off the ship though. :rotfl2:
And :woohoo: for making page 1!

dizneeat 09-16-2013 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpinemouse (Post 49582409)
i'm in too:thumbsup2

You better should be! :rotfl2:

Minnie&Nana 09-16-2013 04:04 PM

:dance3: First page!!! Looking forward to all your "firsts"! ::yes:: LOVE the title!!!


I am here, Karin!! :woohoo:

KatMark 09-16-2013 04:05 PM

Checking in! Can't wait to read all about it.

dizneeat 09-16-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minnie&Nana (Post 49582566)
:dance3: First page!!! Looking forward to all your "firsts"! ::yes:: LOVE the title!!!


I am here, Karin!! :woohoo:

:welcome: Christine!
And YES, you made first page! :hug: We were amazed at how many things were a first for us. :thumbsup2


Quote:

Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 49582574)
Checking in! Can't wait to read all about it.

:welcome: Kathy!
So glad the update queen is here too! :goodvibes

wiigirl 09-16-2013 04:32 PM

Following along! :goodvibes


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