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Old 07-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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It's not a cruise UNTIL...

I asked this question on our cruise meet Facebook page, and the answers were so great, I had to bring it here! What really sets the stage for your Disney cruise? An activity, a ritual, a "can't miss", etc... For me, I have to get a frozen red drink in my hand and find a great piece of railing where I can see land and there's wind in my hair! Then I like to watch very carefully to see if I can pick out when the ship starts moving. I miss some of the Sailaway party this way, but it's my sacred moment and I love it! How about YOU?!
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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I hear the Mickey horns blow!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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They announce our family name as we enter the grand atrium!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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They announce our family name as we enter the grand atrium!
For me, it's this as well. Once I step onboard, my worries melt away...I'm on the ship, and it's vacation time!!!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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I have to say when I hear the horns as well, but I feel really into it when I walk on the wood decks in my bare feet for the first time.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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It's not a cruise...

...until you watch the sun melt into the sea at sunset. Beautiful!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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I hear the Mickey horns blow!!
Always the Horns, after 10 cruises we still never get tired of hearing "When you wish upon a Star". Of course having my 1st BBC is pretty good as well.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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Always the Horns, after 10 cruises we still never get tired of hearing "When you wish upon a Star". Of course having my 1st BBC is pretty good as well.
Yep...still get weepy when I hear that tune on the ship's horn. And for me, it would be a Konk Kooler to drink!
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #9
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When we land at MCO and board the DCL bus for the port.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #10
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- they announce us

- the sail away party

- that horn! OMG!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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When I first see the ship knowing I will soon be on board enjoying every moment.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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I hear the Mickey horns blow!!
I never get tired of the Mickey horn, It's my ringtone.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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Love hanging out in the terminal waiting to be called to board (excitement keeps building) and then walking through the "ears".....also feel it is cruise time when I walk up the gangway and enter the ship for the first time...feels like home

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #14
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Yup, that makes it official!!!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #15
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I'd have to say crossing over the bridge and catching my first glimpse of the ship from the Disney Magical Express.
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