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Old 06-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #136
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Welcome, Groupie! As far as seeing vendors at the port, the most noticeable place for us was at Ketchikan. We did walk around a bit in Skagway, and there were probably a few vendors there but I can't say for sure what they were offering. For Juneau, we left directly from the ship on our excursion, so I didn't see any vendors there although I'm sure they were somewhere. They were definitely in Ketchikan though because we almost booked something with one of them before our Misty Fjords excursion but were nervous because of the time.

As for Mendenhall Glacier, we didn't run at all. I did hear some huffing and puffing behind me on the way back because I was so nervous we weren't going to make it in time to catch the bus. I walked pretty fast and figured the rest had best keep up or get left at Mendenhall Glacier. It's doable if you get right off of the bus, go straight to Nugget Falls, don't mess around too long, and head straight back. Hopefully, by the time you'd do this, they will figure out that guests need more than 45 minutes! It's neat even if you don't get to walk down to the falls, but we were determined because we love waterfalls!

I normally wear capris a lot, and honestly, I only wore jeans on our cruise. It was nice for the most part, but I'd say it was jeans weather. However, it might be way different when you sail on July 5th. And, I'm kind of wimpy. I don't like to be cold. I've read other posters on my same cruise that said they wore short sleeved shirts, etc., and I secretly thought they must be insane. It wasn't that warm. In fact, our sea days were downright cold with the exception of Tracy Arm day. There were quite a few people in the pools at different times. The pools are heated to between 88-90 degrees, so I'm sure they are fine while you are in them. It would be the getting out part that would not be okay with me.

Good luck and happy sailing! You have to be getting so excited! Your trip is almost here!

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I am getting so excited! Thanks so much for your replies!
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #137
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I am getting so excited! Thanks so much for your replies!
You're welcome! Have a WONDERful trip!

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Old 06-25-2011, 11:35 PM   #138
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It's actually too bad for me now that I don't have a trip to look forward to! It was worth it for us to save the money and upgrade our room though. We got out of school super early this year--May 18th, so it worked out just right!

I sent you the info on the limo driver. Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for reading!

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thank you so much thats great that u were able to save the money thanks again
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:20 AM   #139
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thank you so much thats great that u were able to save the money thanks again
I hope all of you on the 26th sailing have a wonderful trip!

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Old 06-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #140
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Of all of the white hat cruisers I stalked on our cruise, I honestly think every one of them said their only regret was that they didn't buy sooner. So, that makes me feel good about our decision to finally buy, and I'm guessing we're also going to wish that we would have bought 14 years ago when we sat in on a DVC presentation at WDW for free tickets to the parks (it was the only way I could get my DH to go). As for the planning, my family just gets to go along for the ride and enjoy vacation. I always do all of the planning. I act like it's a huge deal just to try to get some sympathy from them, which never works, but part of the fun for me is the planning. Thanks for reading!

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I looked through your signature and didn't see an Adventures by Disney trip there. We took the Wyoming trip two summers ago. LOVED it and I loved that I wasn't personally responsible for all the plans.

Might be something you'd enjoy. I know you can use your points towards an ABD trip as well.

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Old 06-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #141
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I looked through your signature and didn't see an Adventures by Disney trip there. We took the Wyoming trip two summers ago. LOVED it and I loved that I wasn't personally responsible for all the plans.

Might be something you'd enjoy. I know you can use your points towards an ABD trip as well.

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I did check in to an ABD one time when they first started offering them and we were looking to go to Hawaii. I had sticker shock and didn't do it, but then when we actually did go on our own, we ended up spending a fortune by the time we did everything we wanted to do, so it probably would have been comparable money wise to ABD anyhow. I'd LOVE to do an ABD trip! In fact, our DD has begged us to take her to Australia for years, so you never know. However, I'll have to act on the addonitis I'll probably be getting in order to have enough points to ever be able to swing that!

BTW--I just happened to notice you trip ticker, and it's almost here! Have a GREAT time!

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #142
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I did check in to an ABD one time when they first started offering them and we were looking to go to Hawaii. I had sticker shock and didn't do it, but then when we actually did go on our own, we ended up spending a fortune by the time we did everything we wanted to do, so it probably would have been comparable money wise to ABD anyhow. I'd LOVE to do an ABD trip! In fact, our DD has begged us to take her to Australia for years, so you never know. However, I'll have to act on the addonitis I'll probably be getting in order to have enough points to ever be able to swing that!

BTW--I just happened to notice you trip ticker, and it's almost here! Have a GREAT time!

Susan
Love your report

Can you please email me the limo driver (you should get a commision lol)
purtypat1@aol.com or you pm it to me.

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I did check in to an ABD one time when they first started offering them and we were looking to go to Hawaii. I had sticker shock and didn't do it, but then when we actually did go on our own, we ended up spending a fortune by the time we did everything we wanted to do, so it probably would have been comparable money wise to ABD anyhow. I'd LOVE to do an ABD trip! In fact, our DD has begged us to take her to Australia for years, so you never know. However, I'll have to act on the addonitis I'll probably be getting in order to have enough points to ever be able to swing that!

BTW--I just happened to notice you trip ticker, and it's almost here! Have a GREAT time!

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We leave for Vancouver in 5 days!! Can't wait. Of course your trip report made me even MORE excited....
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #144
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Thanks so......much Susan, I booked him July 5th for a few hours in the AM he is picking us up at the hotel with our luggage, touring, then he's dropping us off at the port.

Can hardly wait
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #145
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Thanks so......much Susan, I booked him July 5th for a few hours in the AM he is picking us up at the hotel with our luggage, touring, then he's dropping us off at the port.

Can hardly wait
Yeah! I wonder if he's received many calls? I told him I'd be referring him on the DIS. Of course, he had no idea what that was or how powerful of a group we were! I'm guessing he had to go out and buy a planner after all of the messages I've received asking for his contact info! Glad you were able to get it all worked out. ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!

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stupid question When we went on the Magic in 2007 we boarded took the elevator up the pool deck, they announced our names and then proceeded into the buffet Is it the same? We really enjoyed it when they announced our names My DH didnt go with us in 2007 and really want him to experience this Stupid I know but just wondering!
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stupid question When we went on the Magic in 2007 we boarded took the elevator up the pool deck, they announced our names and then proceeded into the buffet Is it the same? We really enjoyed it when they announced our names My DH didnt go with us in 2007 and really want him to experience this Stupid I know but just wondering!
There are no stupid questions! In fact, sometimes I cry like a baby when they announce our names as we enter the ship, but I always try to hide it from my family cause they would think that was just weird.

Yes, they still announce your names. They do it as you enter onto the ship on deck 3. Once they announce you, they direct you to the buffet.

Hope that helped!

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Your trip report has been great. Congrats on joining DVC. Your family will love it and since you already plan far ahead there will be no adjustment period getting used to that . We have been members since 1999 and primarily don't use our points for WDW. Our Alaska cruise in August will be our 6th Disney Cruise and they were all booked on points. The value may not be as good as the DVC resorts but we love to cruise and we love Disney so we don't mind using the points, and we love telling our friends and relatives we are cruising for $95 out of pocket. We have been to Mackinaw Island, MI three times (No longer offered in the concierge collection), London, Disneyland Paris twice, DL, WDW many times, plus the 6 cruises. We are now working on bringing extended families to WDW and staying in Grand Villas. The one recommendation I can give you is to find a good excel sheet or some other point tracking program to keep close track of everything. It will only get more complicated when you get addonitis, we have had it three times and now with 4 contracts, I am totally reliant on my excel point tracker.
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Thank you!

Great trip report. I'm getting excited and nervous for ours(8/21)..this is our first cruise and your wonderfully, witty trip report was just what I needed! Thank you for the the great read
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Really enjoyed your report.
We are cruising to Alaska next May-sadly not on Disney because we are going with my parents & my Mom needed to use points & couldn't on Disney. Your report really helped me get a feeling for what cruising to Alaska will be like. I may have to see about talking my group into the float plane as that looked AMAZING!
Oh & we are DVCer's too & only have great things to say about it!!!! It has worked so well for us!
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