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Old 05-27-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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4/25-5/2/2009 Eastern Magic w/ Tortola - no kids, DETAILED + 1,172 photos!

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My husband (Chris) and I are both 30-years-old and we have no children. We are both Disney fans and were employees of Disney Consumer Products in Burbank/Glendale when we lived in California. We used to go to Disneyland almost every month and prior to that, I was an Annual Passholder. (We now live near Dallas, Texas.) Chris proposed to me in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland. Our honeymoon was 3 nights at the Grand Floridian at WDW followed by a 4-night Bahamian cruise on the Wonder so you can say Disney has always been a big part of our lives!

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with the 7-night Eastern Caribbean w/ Tortola cruise on the Disney Magic from April 25 to May 2, 2009. It was the inaugural cruise for the Tortola port of call.

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I planned for this trip obsessively and I am an extremely detailed oriented person. See a list of the resources I used


Trip Report
WARNING: My trip report is painfully detailed and is very photo heavy!!

Below are links by day to my DETAILED trip report with photos:

+ Day 0: Hyatt Orlando Airport
+ Day 1: Embarkation at Port Canaveral
+ Day 2: At Sea w/ Spa Villa & Formal Night
+ Day 3: At Sea w/ Character Breakfast
+ Day 4: Tortola & Pirate Night
+ Day 5: St. Thomas & St. John
+ Day 6: At Sea w/ Galley Tour & Beer Tasting
+ Day 7: Castaway Cay
+ Day 8: Disembarkation at Port Canaveral
+ All 1,172 photos from my cruise
+ DCL Navigators & other papers from my cruise

I hope my report and photos help out future cruisers!
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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Your TR is awesome! I haven't even started reading the actual trip details yet, but your "homepage" is awesome! I love how organized and detailed it is!

(I'm an obsessive planner myself! Takes one to know one, huh?)
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Sigh....

And here I sit at work one month after that fantastic cruise day dreaming of going back again. Great report Rebecca and thanks for all the pictures! I'm in several of them here and there. Sorry we never met up!

Now... onto planning for the next one!
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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I could get this to load up.

aznaphrodite's Personal Itinerary


What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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I could get this to load up.

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What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.
Sorry, the URL was wrong! I fixed it!
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
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Hi Rebecca,

Report is great but I'm finding that day 3 is pointing back to 0-2. Can you fix it...I have to read it all!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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Hi Rebecca,

Report is great but I'm finding that day 3 is pointing back to 0-2. Can you fix it...I have to read it all!!!!!!!!
Sorry about that! It's fixed!
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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Great job on the trip report...and thanks for posting the link in the 6/20/09 Tortola thread for us to find!

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:46 PM   #9
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HI REBECCA AND CHRIS!
I check on the "old" board for cruise and it is alas, no longer jumping with speaking count down to the BIG DAY.

I will read your report shortly and remember it fondly. So go girl and be detailed so we can fantasize until the next vacation whether it be on a cruise or WDW!

-Paula
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for an excellent trip report and for posting it to the August 15th Tortola thread too - it was wonderful to read your experiences

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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I just wanted to say thanks for a terrific report - DD and I are on the
July 18th cruise to Tortola, and it was great to get a peek into your trip.

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Thanks for sharing. I had gone through about half of the report and the pictures. I am enjoying it all. I was glad to see the picture of what prepaid tips looked like since we have that too this trip for the first time.

It sounds like you two had a great time. Happy Anniversary too.
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DCL Magic - 8/01 (Eastern), 8/04 (Eastern), 8/06 (Western- Double Dip), 7/09 (Eastern - Tortola)
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:59 PM   #13
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Thanks so much for the detailed TR...I spend hours reading it and looking at your pics!! I can't wait to go on my on June 20th.
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thank you for sharing! I can't wait for our cruise!
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #15
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Everyone - I'm glad you're enjoying my trip report! Please feel free to ask any questions by posting or sending me a PM!

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Sigh....

And here I sit at work one month after that fantastic cruise day dreaming of going back again. Great report Rebecca and thanks for all the pictures! I'm in several of them here and there. Sorry we never met up!

Now... onto planning for the next one!
I can't believe you're in some of the photos and we never got to meet!!!

I seriously want to go another cruise right now!


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HI REBECCA AND CHRIS!
I check on the "old" board for cruise and it is alas, no longer jumping with speaking count down to the BIG DAY.

I will read your report shortly and remember it fondly. So go girl and be detailed so we can fantasize until the next vacation whether it be on a cruise or WDW!

-Paula
Hi, Paula!! I'm so glad you're still on the boards! Your family was just a delight!!
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