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Old 05-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Leaving tomorrow for first DCL cruise - Nervous!

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Well the time has finally come. We are leaving tomorrow for our first DCL cruise. I've cruised before but it's been 8 yrs since my last cruise, and DH & DD have never been on a cruise. For some reason I now feel really nervous! Is this normal?!
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

Well the time has finally come. We are leaving tomorrow for our first DCL cruise. I've cruised before but it's been 8 yrs since my last cruise, and DH & DD have never been on a cruise. For some reason I now feel really nervous! Is this normal?!
Just make sure all your travel docs are ready and in the purse/bag/car. If you are driving to PC, make sure you have change for the tolls. Everyone gets nervous until you are checked in and on board and then the nerves melt away!!!

Excitement and nerves go hand in hand. I'm really happy for your family and wish you bon voyage!
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Maybe, it's the excitement? No worries, be happy and have a magical cruise!
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #4
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Just make sure all your travel docs are ready and in the purse/bag/car. If you are driving to PC, make sure you have change for the tolls. Everyone gets nervous until you are checked in and on board and then the nerves melt away!!!

Excitement and nerves go hand in hand. I'm really happy for your family and wish you bon voyage!
Thank you! You just reminded me to print directions from the airport to our hotel near Disney World. It looks like there are 3 toll roads (?) in the 17 mi drive?? Crazy!

And yes I think I'll settle down once we're actually ON the ship!
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Thank you! You just reminded me to print directions from the airport to our hotel near Disney World. It looks like there are 3 toll roads (?) in the 17 mi drive?? Crazy!

And yes I think I'll settle down once we're actually ON the ship!
Edit, it looks like you are flying then. How are you getting to port? There are tolls to PC as well, so plan for that!
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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How exciting for you! Bob Voyage, have a wonderful time. I haven't cruises yet but I can't, wait for those nerves!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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I get nervous before every vacation. I get especially nervous before cruises b/c I realize that I'm going to be cut off from communication with the 'real world' for a week. However, I know that if there's a true emergency, I can be reached on the ship. Also, I think that being cut off is what makes a cruise so relaxing, so I don't worry about it once I'm onboard & we're out at sea.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:51 AM   #10
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We have been on 7 cruises and I still do the same. I am always nervous until we are checked in and on the boat! Make sure you have any meds that your family may need, your travel documents and go from there!! Happy Sailing!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #11
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Let us know how the cruise was This is so exciting tchrrx, leaving all the "communication" behind is the best part for me Southlake, have a wonderful cruise
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #12
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Hi everyone,

Well the time has finally come. We are leaving tomorrow for our first DCL cruise. I've cruised before but it's been 8 yrs since my last cruise, and DH & DD have never been on a cruise. For some reason I now feel really nervous! Is this normal?!
Totally normal. I am always nervous from a day or so before (making sure I packed everything and all arrangements are made) until they announce our names on the ship. Well, actually I start relaxing right after completing check-in, but true relaxation starts when I am on board
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Hi everyone,
Well the time has finally come. We are leaving tomorrow for our first DCL cruise. I've cruised before but it's been 8 yrs since my last cruise, and DH & DD have never been on a cruise. For some reason I now feel really nervous! Is this normal?!
Just remember the ONLY things you MUST have is your Passports or Birith Certificates and your DH and DD. Everything else you can do without if you have to.
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