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Old 10-26-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Forget Reality! We're cruising on the Fantasy July 28, 2012!!!

Hello, all! I've always wanted to start a "Cruise Meet" thread but never have been quick enough to get one going, so here goes! We are so excited to sail the Eastern caribbean on the Fantasy!

It will by myself (Susan), my husband (Brian), our DD (Brianna, 16 at time of cruise), and our DS (Brandon, 13 at time of cruise). We've done the Eastern before. In fact, it was our very first 7 night cruise. Now, we're experienced with this whole cruise thing and actually know what we're doing (I think).

I look forward to hearing from others that will be sailing with us and cannot wait to spend seven nights on the Fantasy!

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I have added your thread to the cuise meet list
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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I have added your thread to the cuise meet list
Thank you!
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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I'm so excited! I think my family and I might have the whole ship to ourselves. Anyone else sailing with us?
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Hello there,

This is the week we are hoping to go. How far in advance did you book and how much did you have to pay up front (not price, but %age wise)? So much can change between now and then and I am still at the "convince my hubby" stage of the planning.

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Old 01-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #6
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Hello there,

This is the week we are hoping to go. How far in advance did you book and how much did you have to pay up front (not price, but %age wise)? So much can change between now and then and I am still at the "convince my hubby" stage of the planning.

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Hi! I'm so glad to hear someone else might be joining us on this cruise! I booked this cruise the day that the rates for the Fantasy came out. I had to pay a deposit of $1173.20. There are four of us, and our children will be 17 and 14 at the time of this cruise. I think our total fare for a category 9B was $6151.48 without insurance and transfers. The percentage for the deposit was 2 percent of the base fare without government taxes and fees. Hope this helps.

Would this be your first Disney cruise? I know what it's like to be at the "convince my hubby" stage of planning. To be honest, I jumped the gun and booked this cruise, and then I called my husband. Oops! I just got so excited about it that I was afraid to wait to book it. I knew I could cancel if he protested.

Keep me posted. As you can tell, I started this thread a LONG time ago, and so far, you're the only one that has responded. If you do decide to go, we just might be sailing on a pretty empty ship.

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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I know I am excited about planning a cruise!!! My kids will be 15 and 11 but my dd (11) was eying the teen area and very upset she wouldn't be there (even with the aqua duck goes through your area) speech. Both my husband and I turn 50 in 2012 so I am using that card, the fact that the world is ending in 2012 , and I pulled out the big "If we go on this cruise we won't have to go to see my family next Christmas as we will be saving money...", I think the last argument may sway him !!!

Did you book through DCL or a travel agent? For me part of the excitement of a trip is the planning so since it is 18 months away I am in heaven!!!

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #8
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I always book through DCL. I like to be in control of my reservation, and one time we booked through a travel agent, had trouble, and couldn't get anything changed without going through the travel agent. I just need to be in control. LOL!

I also always look forward to all of the planning! We are leaving in a few weeks for a cruise on the Dream, so as soon as we get back from that, the planning for Alaska will begin in full swing!

Keep me posted on your decision!

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Oh no... I have to leave you all alone again...

We are booked for the Fantasy but are going on July 14th because for some reason it was $300 cheaper??

I'll be thinking of you getting ready while I am lying on the beach at CC!!!!

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
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my husband and I just booked the disney fantasy july 28th tonite. this will be our first cruise. we have 3 children that will be staying home with family. This will be our first vacation alone with out kids as well. Very excited. we were gonna do 4 day dream cruise and stay at wdw too. but with us taking the kids for the past 2 yrs to disney we decided this would probably be more fun.


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Old 03-21-2011, 06:45 AM   #11
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my husband and I just booked the disney fantasy july 28th tonite. this will be our first cruise. we have 3 children that will be staying home with family. This will be our first vacation alone with out kids as well. Very excited. we were gonna do 4 day dream cruise and stay at wdw too. but with us taking the kids for the past 2 yrs to disney we decided this would probably be more fun.


see you on the cruise.
Welcome! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! I haven't been on for several weeks, so I hadn't noticed that someone else was finally joining us. A vacation alone without the kids will be great! My husband and I went to Cancun without the kids last summer for the first time in 17 years, and we had a fabulous time!

We are still toying with rather or not to keep this cruise. Our daughter is sixteen, and we would like to take her back to Hawaii before she graduates from high school, so we are trying to decide if we should keep the Fantasy cruise or switch to a trip to Hawaii for next summer. I'll keep you posted though.

Welcome to our very tiny group. We should have fun since there will be so few people on the ship!

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:22 PM   #12
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Hello!
I may be joining your group. DH is insisting we book the Fantasy - eastern for next July. We will be sailing on the Dream in August, soooo if the fare doesn't go too much higher we will probably book onboard. It is so expensive as is! Since the ship seems empty it may be worth it!!!! Looks like about 6200 for the 4 of us in a verandah with the 10% onboard booking credit. I am hopeful we can sail with you!
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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I haven't been on in a while, but I thought I should post to say that we have officially canceled this cruise. We decided to go to Hawaii for a week instead of doing the cruise, so I'm okay with it. Enjoy the trip for those that get to go!
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you can add us to the list. Just changed from the Fantasy June 30th/July 4th cruise but that may conflict with dance for the little one so we moved to this week. Still have to change my ticker - still showing the other cruise. This will be our 3rd DCL cruise - two girls will be 9 and 7, plus both grandmas and one uncle will be joining us! Trying to recruit more...

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We're in!

I believe we will be an extended family group of 14 --

Myself, DH, DS (14), DS (11), and DD (8)
DMIL and DFIL
DH's cousin and his family
DH's aunt and uncle

We just got back from the Med cruise and we're eagerly anticipating our next DCL adventure!
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