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Old 02-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #496
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Aw Sha, that's sweet!

One thing though, Cajun is spelled with a C, not a K......oh....wait...you were probably talking about Kira, huh?.....Nevermind

Seriously, Cass, your pictures of Castaway Cay are fantastic, thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:11 PM   #497
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ok - so i don't understand something.

you can be 38" to ride the fast slides at CC but you have to be 48" to ride the much slower slide on the ship???

am i missing something about the slide on the ship? why do you have to be 10 inches taller to ride it?


If you're 38" you have to ride with a life jacket. On the AquaDuck I suspect that they didn't want to deal with those.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #498
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Loved your report...started reading at about 6p.m. and read until now!! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear more!!
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Is it wrong that my favorite part is the pick of the lady with the black cover up walking away ........ Great story! I would have ran in front of her - but I'm immature like that....
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Another fab installment Cass

Tell me theres still more!????
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 AM   #501
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BEAUTIFUL pictures!
I love your story....and to help make you feel better, she looks horrid from behind!

I have a questionfor you about bring your SLR on the island. Would you do that if you were going to be playing with your family? I'm trying to decide if I want to bring ours on the island, or just leave it in the room and bring my P&S only? For one I don't want to get sand in it. But also, I am worried about when I am in the water if it will be safe at our chair...even though I will have it in the camera bag and probably covered.
I do want to get some good shots though too.
Also, where are the life jackets at on CC. My DD might want to use one, and if she tries the slides, she is 47 and 3/4 inches right now. (we hope she grows just a tad more so she can ride the Aquaduck)
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Is it wrong that my favorite part is the pick of the lady with the black cover up walking away ........ Great story! I would have ran in front of her - but I'm immature like that....
Well, I must be too PD, because I thought that was hilarious!!
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ok - so i don't understand something.

you can be 38" to ride the fast slides at CC but you have to be 48" to ride the much slower slide on the ship???

am i missing something about the slide on the ship? why do you have to be 10 inches taller to ride it?
I dunno But yeah, I think maybe it has to do with the lifejacket issue.

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Aw Sha, that's sweet!

One thing though, Cajun is spelled with a C, not a K......oh....wait...you were probably talking about Kira, huh?.....Nevermind

Seriously, Cass, your pictures of Castaway Cay are fantastic, thanks for sharing!



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Loved your report...started reading at about 6p.m. and read until now!! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear more!!
Oh wow, you are dedicated!!

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Is it wrong that my favorite part is the pick of the lady with the black cover up walking away ........ Great story! I would have ran in front of her - but I'm immature like that.... :
LOL, wish you were with me then!!

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Another fab installment Cass

Tell me theres still more!????
You're not getting rid of me that easy hun!! Still a few more chapters to go

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BEAUTIFUL pictures!
I love your story....and to help make you feel better, she looks horrid from behind!

I have a questionfor you about bring your SLR on the island. Would you do that if you were going to be playing with your family? I'm trying to decide if I want to bring ours on the island, or just leave it in the room and bring my P&S only? For one I don't want to get sand in it. But also, I am worried about when I am in the water if it will be safe at our chair...even though I will have it in the camera bag and probably covered.
I do want to get some good shots though too.
Also, where are the life jackets at on CC. My DD might want to use one, and if she tries the slides, she is 47 and 3/4 inches right now. (we hope she grows just a tad more so she can ride the Aquaduck)
I normally only bring my P&S with me on CC but I didn't even bring it with me on this trip so I had no choice. The only time I didn't have it was when I was doing Pelican Plunge and Michelle watched it for me. I don't think I would bring it if I was spending the whole day at the beach because of the whole sand and water issue. I wouldn't have a huge problem leaving it covered, in a bag, on or under my chair as long as it was still in my sight.

Sorry, I didn't even see where the lifejackets were on CC

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The private cabanas look awesome! I can't imagine spending an extra $500, though. Well, wait... is there a rule that you can only share it with the people from your stateroom? If you combined a couple of families for a total of say 6 people, that would only be an extra $83 each, not SO bad...

I love that I am already trying to rationalize this. :D

This might be a dumb question, but back in the dark ages when I was last at Castaway Cay, you could rent blue floaty mats to lay around on in the water, but I don't see any in your pics. Have those been totally replaced by the clear tubes? That would make me sad!

Thanks for all the time you're putting into sharing the ship with us!
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #505
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I am a bit disoriented as to the new layout at CC

Where is the Pelican Plunge relative to the older in water jungle gym style stucture ? Is it closer to the ship - or out past where Heads up Bar is?

I am a bit disoriented -- can you help?

Amazing photos and TR btw - Thanks
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #506
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This might be a dumb question, but back in the dark ages when I was last at Castaway Cay, you could rent blue floaty mats to lay around on in the water, but I don't see any in your pics. Have those been totally replaced by the clear tubes? That would make me sad!

Thanks for all the time you're putting into sharing the ship with us!
Hmmm, I didn't see any of those blue mats but I hardly spent any time on the beaches at all so I am not the one to ask

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I am a bit disoriented as to the new layout at CC

Where is the Pelican Plunge relative to the older in water jungle gym style stucture ? Is it closer to the ship - or out past where Heads up Bar is?

I am a bit disoriented -- can you help?

Amazing photos and TR btw - Thanks
Sure, I can help!

I felt a little disoriented myself actually, which is easy to do since there is a whole new beach area now!! Also, it really messed me up because the tram let us off at the new Pelican Plunge tram stop and not the Scuttle's Cove Stop which I am used to! Took me a bit to figure it all out

The Pelican Plunge is located on the new beach which is past the Family Beach, as you would know it....past Heads Up Bar.

Here is a map they left in our room....



I believe the new beach is located where the old teen beach was and the big climbing structure is still at that first (family) beach
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awesome - Thanks!

Now I get it -- did not realize they had added that area

Map helps a lot - and thank you so much for the prompt response!
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #508
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Outlook

There is a very hidden space on deck 14 called Outlook...I heard it is where they will be holding weddings so I took some photos for you all It is a very beautiful space and very secluded!

The coolest thing was the view! You have great views of the the QC area...you can see in the pics the entrance to the forward elevator area (concierge access on deck 12) as well as the great smoking area on deck 13
























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Old 02-17-2011, 03:26 PM   #509
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Hi Cass, what kind of camera did you use to take these pictures?

I've been following this trip report for like 2 weeks now, my family all huddle around the computer whenever you post new pics. Thanks so much for this awesome report!
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #510
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Buccaneer Blast AKA Pirate Party

I love the Pirate Party on the Magic but I must say that I was a little disappointed in the Dream version.

They had a short little party for the younger ones at 8pm but we were still at Palo so we missed that. We got to deck 12 about 30 minutes before the party started and it was PACKED!!!!!!!!!!!! Like, barely can move around packed!!

I grabbed a spot on the stairs up under the Aquaduck stairs which had a great view of the party but sucked a little for the fireworks.

Mostly, the party consisted of Captain Jack running around avoiding capture and then the fireworks started. The fireworks were awesome and then the talking skull came on the big screen and Club Pirate started, which ended up being just some music being played.

Maybe my expectations were too high, being a new ship with great new technology...I thought they would do something really cool.

I taped most of it so I was only able to take a few pics...





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