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Old 10-04-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
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Great unknown tips or secrets!

Do you have any tips about things to help you on your cruise to get around the boat or just any tips? I know that this would have helped me if i was knew to a disney cruise ship or something so thought i might make this thread! You might just learn some secret you never would have known! I guess i will start!

Did you know that when you get out of the water and have to walk through the sand and hate all that sand stuck to your feet all you have to do is once out of the sand put baby powder on them and the sand just comes right off!
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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If you or your child are not feeling well, and are stuck/confined to the room for the day and you do not like what is playing on the schedule, request a VCR and a list of movies and they will come hook it up for you and bring the movies.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #3
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In the rooms with a veranda, you can turn off the lights on the veranda. The switch is behind the curtains near the door on the right side. I found this on our last day...
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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I LOVE this Thread!!! Sorry I can't think of any good tips right now.
Maybe if I bump this up to the top others will share some more GREAT TIPS!

Thanks for sharing everyone~
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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Great idea for a thread! I don't have any tips to add at the moment but would love to hear more.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #6
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tip-if you are a room close to the midship elevators chances are you are going to have a lot of people walk by there so if you have a decorated door it really makes people just in a better mood!
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Jen.......when are you staying at Riverside?

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Great idea for a thread! I don't have any tips to add at the moment but would love to hear more.

My hubby and I will be there for 5 days starting he 9th of October. Then we leave on the DREAM on the 14th.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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In the rooms with a veranda, you can turn off the lights on the veranda. The switch is behind the curtains near the door on the right side. I found this on our last day...
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lol someone was complaining on another thread about folks who dont turn out their "porch" light and it shines and annoys them on their balcony.

Good tip.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:15 PM   #9
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In the rooms with a veranda, you can turn off the lights on the veranda. The switch is behind the curtains near the door on the right side. I found this on our last day...
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I wish more people knew this. The stars look so much brighter when the verandah lights are off.
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #10
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Things I have learned from my first cruise:

1. PACK LESS!

2. Pack a small suitcase or duffle bag you can check during the return trip for all those extra souvenEARS.

3. Use the Mickey Mouse wake up call, it's adorable! I think it says something like "Big doins going on today!" which I think is very funny.

4. Decorate your door, not only is it fun, but it will make it a lot easier for you to spot your room in those long corridors of identical doors.

5. Ladies: bring a small bag/purse/clutch for use around the ship. My regular sized purse was too much and looked odd on formal night. A small camera case with extra pockets for cash/room card can also double for a purse.

6. The new Band-Aid blister healer bandages are great, they really work!

7. Bring air freshener: If you have an inside room this is great. We got an apple scented one (tiny spray bottle) from the White Barn Candle Co. (Bath & Body Works) and our room always smelled great, so warm and welcoming!

8. If you miss the shopping seminar, you can watch it on TV.

9. There are Disney music stations on the TV (much like WDW), they make GREAT mood music for the room. Disney Muzak always makes me feel like I am truly on vacation!

10. Thank your servers and stateroom hosts. They work very hard to keep you happy. And after having recently read the multiple part series "A DCL cast member in training" on AllEars.net I will now think to ask my friendly CMs if they need anything while I am at port because many times they can't get off the ship to restock on personal necessities. What a bummer that must be.

Happy cruising everyone!
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In the rooms with a veranda, you can turn off the lights on the veranda. The switch is behind the curtains near the door on the right side. I found this on our last day...
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This is a great tip. This will be our first veranda room and I wouldn't have known that. Thanks so much
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #12
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just subscribing. going in three and a half weeks feb 15th three day wonder. first time with kids, second time for my husband and I. cant wait, now I am really excited. like the idea about the glow stick for night light.
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If you or your child are not feeling well, and are stuck/confined to the room for the day and you do not like what is playing on the schedule, request a VCR and a list of movies and they will come hook it up for you and bring the movies.
Thanks this really helps for my DM who get sea sick sometimes! I'll let her know about this tip!
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #14
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This really isn't a tip, but just wanted to say.. Don't feel guilty about leaving your kids in the Oceaneers club/lab... they will beg you to go and will not want to leave.

My DS7 had so much fun that he said he wants to go again, but he wants me to leave him in the club longer (he doesn't know we're going next year, but still talks about it all the time).
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:01 PM   #15
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This really isn't a tip, but just wanted to say.. Don't feel guilty about leaving your kids in the Oceaneers club/lab... they will beg you to go and will not want to leave.

My DS7 had so much fun that he said he wants to go again, but he wants me to leave him in the club longer (he doesn't know we're going next year, but still talks about it all the time).
Thanks...I was actually a bit concerned with that. Hubby and I get so little alone time and we were looking forward to some of it during the evening hours. Then my mommy complexes kick in....LOL!

But I know they'll love it.
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