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Old 02-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #556
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Pls email me too!

I'm a newbie and our first Dis Cruise is 5/09. Looking to organize all the tips I can get! Thanks!

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #557
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what's your web addy? have you uploaded anything yet?


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To those of you keeping a list of these great ideas, would you mind e-mailing it to me? I can upload it to my web site and let everyone download it. PM me if you don't mind sending it and I'll give you my e-mail address.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:08 AM   #558
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Use a 'runner' whenever possible - especially when you have smaller children in tow...

examples....

After the 'boat drill' - one parent can usher the kids upstairs to stake out a spot for the sailaway party while the 'runner' takes all of the life vests back to the cabin.

Other opportunities would be with the buffet lines -- one person can make a sampler tray and just stack empty plates underneath. Add extra silverware and head to the family either at the table or in the cabin... Even if you had to make two trips, the errand is 10 times faster without little ones scrambling around....it just is.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:19 AM   #559
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Good tips, this will be our first time with kiddies in tow.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:57 AM   #560
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I'm a newbie and our first Dis Cruise is 5/09. Looking to organize all the tips I can get! Thanks!

Wondering if you are going to make these tips available to everyone once you organize them? That would be awesome BTW!
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:06 PM   #561
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what's your web addy? have you uploaded anything yet?
Nope. No one sent me anything.

If anyone does collect these tips into any format, please let me know! I can still store them in one place for everyone.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #562
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HAHAHA i finally got to page 33 and i'm doing the same thing - only mine is in excel and i'm sorting by different catigories.

gotta love computers and the internet.

and of course this site
Any chance you can post this spreadsheet or email this out Kurby?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #563
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Use a 'runner' whenever possible - especially when you have smaller children in tow...

examples....

After the 'boat drill' - one parent can usher the kids upstairs to stake out a spot for the sailaway party while the 'runner' takes all of the life vests back to the cabin.

Other opportunities would be with the buffet lines -- one person can make a sampler tray and just stack empty plates underneath. Add extra silverware and head to the family either at the table or in the cabin... Even if you had to make two trips, the errand is 10 times faster without little ones scrambling around....it just is.
For those of you who are not familiar. There are strick rules that you(the person wearing the life vest) return to their cabin with their life vest "ON"

For those of you who are not familiar. There are stick rules that you(the person wearing the life vest) return to their cabin with their life vest "ON"
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:59 AM   #564
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For those of you who are not familiar. There are strick rules that you(the person wearing the life vest) return to their cabin with their life vest "ON"
This is true..... I've been "yelled" at for taking mine off. The reason is that the straps are long and they don't want anyone tripping on them if they are being carried.
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Oooops! All 3 cruises my DH wears all five back to the room...it's a great pix! Kind of a tradition now. Luckily he's never been yelled at I guess.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:33 AM   #566
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Any chance you can post this spreadsheet or email this out Kurby?


there is a link in my siggy that will take you to the thread that has the spread sheet and mickey family.

it's free for the taking
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:38 AM   #567
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Wondering if you are going to make these tips available to everyone once you organize them? That would be awesome BTW!


i totally agree
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #568
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This is true..... I've been "yelled" at for taking mine off. The reason is that the straps are long and they don't want anyone tripping on them if they are being carried.

I didn't know this was a rule. Thinking back, I can't remember if we have left ours on or taken them off while going back to the cabin. The one thing I do know is that if a CM yells at me over anything, my life had better be in immediate danger. There is absolutely no excuse for a CM to yell at you. The person should have simply asked you politely to put the jacket back on. You should have reported that CM to Guest Services (whether the rules say leave them on or not).
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:01 PM   #569
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Embarking tip

Here's my favorite

After getting your KTTW card and going though security, you can bypass the whole line of people waiting to board if you don't want your picture taken.

They have a 3rd line that goes down the center and bypasses the picture taking.

To me there are enough opps to take pics when I look alot better than I do as I am boarding after my morning of travel
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:17 PM   #570
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Here's my favorite

After getting your KTTW card and going though security, you can bypass the whole line of people waiting to board if you don't want your picture taken.

They have a 3rd line that goes down the center and bypasses the picture taking.
We do this all of the time, on every cruise line! We never buy any pictures, so we always decline to have them taken, no matter the occasion. I guess we're helping the environment, because then they're not printing these photos!
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