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Old 07-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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October 20, 2013 Magic First time Disney cruise

Well I never thought I would be posting on the cruise board, but here I am. After days of begging, I have given in and changed our September 2013 WDW trip to an October 2013 cruise.

I really don't like cruises, but going to do it once for the family. I have booked us cabin 8534 for the 5 night Bahama cruise on the Magic.

If anyone has any tips I would greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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I guess we are the only ones going on this cruise.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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I guess we are the only ones going on this cruise.
You may not be the only one, but you will be the first one. If I am not mistaken, this is the Magic's first cruise after MAJOR dry dock and a trip over the pond. It is also, if I am remembering correctly, the only Magic Double Dip of the season.

I am currently scheduled for this one as well, but being 15 months out, I have not really even considered much about it.
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You may not be the only one, but you will be the first one. If I am not mistaken, this is the Magic's first cruise after MAJOR dry dock and a trip over the pond. It is also, if I am remembering correctly, the only Magic Double Dip of the season.

I am currently scheduled for this one as well, but being 15 months out, I have not really even considered much about it.
What is Magic Double Dip?

We booked a 1 bedroom suite on deck 8. I hope this is a good location.
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What is Magic Double Dip?

We booked a 1 bedroom suite on deck 8. I hope this is a good location.
Here are reviews on the staterooms:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...staterooms.htm

A double dip cruise stops a Disney's private island Castaway Cay twice on your cruise. Yeah!!

Have not stayed in a suite but they are wonderful.
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Here are reviews on the staterooms:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...staterooms.htm

A double dip cruise stops a Disney's private island Castaway Cay twice on your cruise. Yeah!!

Have not stayed in a suite but they are wonderful.
The 2 stops at Castaway Cay is the reason why we booked this cruise. Now trying to save up for cabanas.

I am reading that the stateroom we picked, 8534, is noisy. Oh joy! I don't sleep well as it is. This is why I don't like cruises. Everyone have I ever been on, I never slept. Doing this cruise for the family.
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At the top of this forum you will see a red bar there is lots of info here is a link to get you started

http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-cruise...first-time.htm

On our first cruise we bought a book called Passporters it also has lots of info. All that information can also be found here.

Have a great cruise. Read through this information and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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The kids and I got our passport photos today and I made an appointment to apply for our passports.

I know we have awhile yet, but I don't want to forget then rush trying to get it all done.
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A little over 9 months to go. Originally Disney said that they would have pick up at the Fort Lauderdale Airport now they are saying just from the Miami airport. So, I will have to hire a car.

I am going to prepay my tips, how much extra should I bring for tipping when folks go above and beyond?

DD wants to go into Nassau so she can say she has been to another country. I was just thinking about going to the straw market, shop for a sounenir then heading back to the ship.

Any opinions?
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this will be our 4th cruise on magic and our 3rd double dip!!! we always do 1 bedroom suites they are awesome!! u will have a great time! we have never done the cabana but we love castaway, we are also on 8th floor this cruise too, i dont remember it being noisy, and weve been traveling w our daughter at 6 months 1 yr 2yr and she slept fine and she wakes up easy..... even for naps!
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this will be our 4th cruise on magic and our 3rd double dip!!! we always do 1 bedroom suites they are awesome!! u will have a great time! we have never done the cabana but we love castaway, we are also on 8th floor this cruise too, i dont remember it being noisy, and weve been traveling w our daughter at 6 months 1 yr 2yr and she slept fine and she wakes up easy..... even for naps!
Thanks for the positive post. I am glad we did book the one bedroom suite. I like to be spoiled a bit on vacation.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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Maybe we will be cabana neighbors.

I can NOT wait to go on this cruise! It will be our first and I am excited. The only cruise we've ever been on was the Big Red Boat for our honeymoon. That was the year the Magic debuted and we had total ship envy when we saw it. Now finally, we get to do another cruise. It's like we've come full circle.
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