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Old 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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The Honeymoon "Fantasies" are made of! *PTR*

Hi everyone! I've been around the boards for quite awhile, but mostly in lurker form! This will be my first Trip Report and therefore, my first PTR.

The Occasion: Honeymoon! My Fiance and I are getting married December 7, 2013. Our Honeymoon at this point will feature 7 nights on the Fantasy, and hopefully a few park nights can be added before the cruise, budget allowing!

When: December 14 - 21, 2013

What: Yet to be determined amount of park nights at POFQ prior to cruise, and a 7 night Fantasy Cruise, Eastern Caribbean- Itinerary A. Which means we will be stopping in St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands and of course, Castaway Cay! We are on Deck 6 in stateroom 6072.


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I've been to Disney before, but never on a cruise. And Bobby has been on a cruise before, but never to Disney! I've also never been to Disney during a holiday season, so if we do get a chance to make it to some of the parks (crossing my fingers!) I am super excited to experience them like that. If we can't for some reason, I am still going to make sure we get to DTD.

We have an awful long time to go, but I'm hoping that starting this PTR will give me an edge on dealing with all the anxious anticipation! I haven't even booked my wedding hall yet What is more important than the honeymoon?? Yeah, probably the marriage license! Oh well . If you choose to follow along, thank you, and Welcome!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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What a great way to spend a honeymoon! Good luck on your planning!
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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What a great way to spend a honeymoon! Good luck on your planning!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Happy Sunday folks

I have some good news and some not so great news. DF and I were planning on moving in together this coming June. We ran and re-ran the numbers, and we knew we would be tight (including after savings for wedding & honeymoon) but thought it would be worth it. So the not so good news is that yesterday we decided to suck it up for another year and a half to pack money away for the wedding. This is a big deal because I have just finished paying off a lot of past debt and I will finally have decent money again, and I will be able to either 1. pay rent or 2. save mad money!

It's killing me because my living situation at home is not ideal (I live with my father and he works midnights so he is always sleeping during the day - and he sleeps on the couch in the living room because he got used to it when he had to because of a broken wrist!) so it's hard for me to get anything done at home, plus I come home from DF's at night after driving the half hour home to an empty house, which I HATE!

But anyway... i'm going to suck it up because this means we will definitely be able to afford adding on..... PARK DAYS!

Hopefully at AKL, but if not we will probably go with POFQ.

Next up, some background information about me & DF and the things I am most looking forward to as a first time cruiser!!

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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So, last time I said I'd give some background information about Bobby and myself. We met in a graphic design course in college. This was all done by a miracle of God because I, as an English Major (professional writing & editing was my major) found myself in an art course. I was the ONLY one. Talk about a fish out of water. I needed to fulfill "other studies" requirements, and I'd always enjoyed web design and making graphics for things so that's how I landed there. I'm pretty sure I wasn't really even supposed to be in that class, I magically slipped by some pre-reqs.

And get this, the building we met in is named "Bliss Hall"

Anyway! After a semester of staring at him shamelessly and potentially gaining creeper status (I thought I had nothing to lose because I never thought he'd actually be interested!) We started dating December 10, 2008 and the following December he proposed. Talk about a long engagement! This waiting has been hard on me lol.

Now, as a first time cruiser... I'm looking forward to, well... everything. The dining experience is definitely something I am looking forward to, because eating is a major highlight of life, right? I can't decide whether I want to ask to be seated separately or to let it go and be seated with table mates.

We're also tossing around the idea of only doing a three night cruise so we can spend MORE time in the parks... because before it was more affordable to just do the cruise. But now it WILL be affordable to stay in the parks longer thanks to a raise I just got and we can't exactly take a month off for our honeymoon... so we have some thinking to do! Either way, we're doing both still. Just gotta figure out the where and the when. Hopefully it will be a solid plan soon, because I am ready to start obsessing over details!!






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Old 02-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Good luck making your decisions. I'm sure it'll be an amazing trip either way you go.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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The Occasion: Honeymoon! My Fiance and I are getting married December 7, 2013. Our Honeymoon at this point will feature 7 nights on the Fantasy, and hopefully a few park nights can be added before the cruise, budget allowing!

When: December 8 - 21, 2013

What: 6 nights at POFQ with the dining plan and a 7 night Fantasy Cruise, Eastern Caribbean- Itinerary A. Which means we will be stopping in St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands and of course, Castaway Cay!


Congrats!!! What a great time of year to be married. I often thought about getting married at Christmas time, but chose August instead. Christmas is waaayyyy more prettier

Here is the weird thing...I am also going to be on this cruise. I am starting to investigate anything that has to do with Christmas on the Dis and I love reading TR's and seeing pics at that time of year. So it is tooo funny that I clicked on a pre TR for someone I will be traveling with. Cant wait to read all about your planning over the next year or so....I just love weddings!!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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So excited for you!!!! What a magical time of year to get married and the day after my birthday...hehe Also I will be cruising with you. Dec 14th Fantasy right? You should come join our Meet thread. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2819954 So excited to read along with you and your plans....this can make our year and 10 months go faster!!!!

I think you are going to love cruising. This Fantasy cruise will be our 6th and we love it!!

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Great way to spend your honeymoon. On my last Disney cruise a couple got married on the island, in a beautiful gown and tux. Afterwrds they walked along the beach and waved to everybody.
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You don't have to book flights through Disney to take advantage of Magical Express transportation! Look at booking your own if you can save $$
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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You don't have to book flights through Disney to take advantage of Magical Express transportation! Look at booking your own if you can save $$
I think we are pretty committed to the thought of driving now! And I never believed this would happen, but my fiance agreed to spending some time in DTD after the cruise! So I shall practice my patience and wait to buy the majority of our souvenirs
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #12
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So after talking to the man, we've decided to do the St. John Champagne and Snorkel excursion. I feel like there are so many things I'd like to do and I know that you have to be selective and not stress over getting things done, especially on a honeymoon for god's sake! But this has me thinking sneaky thoughts like booking another cruise on board

This is currently a no-no because he and I agreed that we would refrain from spending copious amounts of money in the year or so after the wedding in an effort to establish some serious savings and pay off any debt we have left by then.

But maybe if I can book it far enough in advance it would be out of the vacation-ban period? Ha! Hopeful much? I know it's something I would have to discuss with him, but I think I'll bring it up on board when he's having the TIME OF HIS LIFE, or when we're digging our toes in the sand on serenity bay

Is it crazy that I haven't been on ONE cruise, yet I already want to book a second?

Another thought lately has been focused on pirate night. We don't mind pirates. We like Jack Sparrow! But I think for our honeymoon, the night would be better spent at Palo or Remy? I have read that the pirate fun doesn't necessarily go on in the MDR's besides the menu and music. Was I confused when I read this or is this true? Even still, I thought that might be a good opportunity to indulge in some serious fancy dining. We are leaning toward Remy because we love Ratatouille (the movie...we have two fancy rats! - cutest things ever!) and french things (me mostly)...

I had to laugh because when I first told him there was a pirate night on board, he was like "Oh.. really" and he didn't show much enthusiasm for it at first. But yesterday I was thinking about it at work (this is all I do when I'm at work and not working (like now)- dream of the cruise) and sent him a text asking if he'd like to skip the pirate night and eat at palo or remy and his response was so enthusiastic that I was like ... thank god I asked!

I'm also wondering if we should get rainforest passes, or just sort of enjoy the ship as it is without hunkering down in the spa all week long. It's been hard for me to decide on some things, because as a first time cruiser I would like to experience many things, but since it will be our honeymoon I also find my thoughts steering more in the pampering direction.

I'm sure not many people would regret the rainforest, but what if I get home and I'm like man! I barely ever lounged by the pool! These are the things I concern myself with all day.

Oh well, those are some of the things swirling about at the moment. I also cannot wait to go to skyline and get the passport, that's going to happen on day 1 !!! And hopefully some sign ups for mixology classes or similar. Anywho, thanks for reading


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