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Old 01-19-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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My family and I will be on this cruise. Can't wait to find out if there are others.
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

Have a great cruise!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:16 AM   #5
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DH and I will be on this sailing as well. We are leaving the kids with family. We call this our re-connect trip. We will take one every year. So excited and this will be my fourth and his third.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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DH and I will be on this sailing as well. We are leaving the kids with family. We call this our re-connect trip. We will take one every year. So excited and this will be my fourth and his third.
That is awesome! I am happy to see that it will be more than 4 people on this cruise

DH, and I need to leave the kiddos and just go. This is our 7th Disney Cruise, but my sons 4th!

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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Just dropping in to say hello. Hope all planning is going well. Soon I will be booking our pre stay hotel in Orlando, purchasing tickets to Universal Studios and post cruise hotel. I am so thankful that we live about 6 hours away, which saves on airfare. Happy planning!
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Just dropping in to say hello. Hope all planning is going well. Soon I will be booking our pre stay hotel in Orlando, purchasing tickets to Universal Studios and post cruise hotel. I am so thankful that we live about 6 hours away, which saves on airfare. Happy planning!
If we lived closer, we would be broke. Lol. Oh how I wish we did, I would be there or in the area at least once every two months. You are right about airfare! No Bueno, however, it's a necessary evil I guess .

I am in the process of planning how to surprise the kids the whole vacation (DCL/WDW) and for some reason it is hard and it shouldn't be. I have a 10yo dd and she is just as nosey as they come. Lol. It comes in handy when I need her to spy, but not so fun when I'm trying to surprise her. Lol. My 4yo ds could care less. I love Universal Studios!!!

Let the continued planning continue
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Wait. I'm losing it. I just told dh that there will be another 10yo on the ship. Then it dawned on me.... The kids know nothing about this trip yet lol. I truly can't hold water I see. Lol. That's ok because when she finds out I can share this with her.
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We are looking forward to meeting you and your family. My daughter is so happy that there will be another girl her age on the cruise. I read your blog and noticed that we have a lot in common so we will have lots to talk about. The things that we have in common include the following: (1) We are both DVC members (we own at SSR, AKL, and OKW, (2) I am a bzz agent as well and (3) My goal is to be on the Disney Mom's Panel. (I have made it to the second round twice but never reached my goal. Congrats on being a member of the Mom's Panel this year. That is so exciting). I loved reading your blog and look forward to meeting you!
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We are looking forward to meeting you and your family. My daughter is so happy that there will be another girl her age on the cruise. I read your blog and noticed that we have a lot in common so we will have lots to talk about. The things that we have in common include the following: (1) We are both DVC members (we own at SSR, AKL, and OKW, (2) I am a bzz agent as well and (3) My goal is to be on the Disney Mom's Panel. (I have made it to the second round twice but never reached my goal. Congrats on being a member of the Mom's Panel this year. That is so exciting). I loved reading your blog and look forward to meeting you!
Thank you so much for the Congrats and reading my blog! This MP journey is unreal, and I am loving every minute of it . We do have lots in common. I love it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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Speakupjc, love the t-shirt slogans, great that you can do the 2 cruises!

S'sMom, congrats on the Mom's panel! It is my goal to be on it one day

Toria, DVC has been great for us, hope that you are able to do it!

Since this our first ever cruise, any tips for us? I know how to plan/prepare for WDW, but no clue about the cruise Thanks!
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Speakupjc, love the t-shirt slogans, great that you can do the 2 cruises!

S'sMom, congrats on the Mom's panel! It is my goal to be on it one day

Toria, DVC has been great for us, hope that you are able to do it!

Since this our first ever cruise, any tips for us? I know how to plan/prepare for WDW, but no clue about the cruise Thanks!
Tip 1- use your navigator to plan your day. There are many different activities and it can be overwhelming.

Tip 2- bring ones to tip the porter and room service.

Tip 3- wear your swimsuits under your clothes when boarding. Our kids had the pool to themselves with 2 other kids for about an hour on our last cruise.
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Some additional tips. Toria, hit the nail on the head with hers.

1. If you have the earlier dinner, order room service, if you get hungry later in the night. We usually do the late dinner, but this time we are going for the earlier dinner. I just hope we don't regret it. I'm not sure if I will be hungry. We did an early dinner for one night on our 2nd cruise, immediately changed that, but ordering room service helped alot. Of course that was pre-2nd child. Lol

2. Don't try to do everything. You will never be able to sit and enjoy yourself.

3. Tidbit I learned from my last cruise: in the hall there are stars in the carpet on the Dream. The tip of the star is the Forward of the ship, and the rest is the AFT. That really helped because we did get lost a bit. Lol. I knew we were AFT and so many times we were going the wrong way. Lol.

4. There are newer movies on the TV on On Demand. This may not mean much, but if you happen to have a minute to take a nap etc.. Watching something comes in handy.

5. See at least one show and one movie. Lol

6. When riding the AquaDuck, please note that there is a dip where the water completely drenches your hair (or at least did mine). Lol. I made the mistake of doing it on the first night. No good for me and my hair. Lol. I have a friend that forgot to tell me and needless to say. She owes me one. . Oh I can't swim either. Lol

As I think if more i will post

Ok I have never done an FE. How does it work?
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Some additional tips. Toria, hit the nail on the head with hers.

1. If you have the earlier dinner, order room service, if you get hungry later in the night. We usually do the late dinner, but this time we are going for the earlier dinner. I just hope we don't regret it. I'm not sure if I will be hungry. We did an early dinner for one night on our 2nd cruise, immediately changed that, but ordering room service helped alot. Of course that was pre-2nd child. Lol

2. Don't try to do everything. You will never be able to sit and enjoy yourself.

3. Tidbit I learned from my last cruise: in the hall there are stars in the carpet on the Dream. The tip of the star is the Forward of the ship, and the rest is the AFT. That really helped because we did get lost a bit. Lol. I knew we were AFT and so many times we were going the wrong way. Lol.

4. There are newer movies on the TV on On Demand. This may not mean much, but if you happen to have a minute to take a nap etc.. Watching something comes in handy.

5. See at least one show and one movie. Lol

6. When riding the AquaDuck, please note that there is a dip where the water completely drenches your hair (or at least did mine). Lol. I made the mistake of doing it on the first night. No good for me and my hair. Lol. I have a friend that forgot to tell me and needless to say. She owes me one. . Oh I can't swim either. Lol

As I think if more i will post

Ok I have never done an FE. How does it work?
Thanks for all of the tips! I really appreciate them.

We discovered doing Fish Extender gifts while looking through DIS Boards. You join a FE group, then the families participating hang a FE on their door on the cruise (I ordered one from ETSY). During the cruise, people who joined the FE group leave small gifts in the FE of the others in the group. I have been looking at Fish Extender gift ideas on DIS & on Pintrest - there are so many great ideas out there! We thought it would be fun for the boys to leave & receive surprises!
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