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Old 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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The Honeymoon "Fantasies" are made of! *PTR*

Hi everyone! I've been around the boards for quite awhile, but mostly in lurker form! This will be my first Trip Report and therefore, my first PTR.

The Occasion: Honeymoon! My Fiance and I are getting married December 7, 2013. Our Honeymoon at this point will feature 7 nights on the Fantasy, and hopefully a few park nights can be added before the cruise, budget allowing!

When: December 14 - 21, 2013

What: Yet to be determined amount of park nights at POFQ prior to cruise, and a 7 night Fantasy Cruise, Eastern Caribbean- Itinerary A. Which means we will be stopping in St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands and of course, Castaway Cay! We are on Deck 6 in stateroom 6072.


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Me - Kristi - 26

Fiance - Bobby - 23

I've been to Disney before, but never on a cruise. And Bobby has been on a cruise before, but never to Disney! I've also never been to Disney during a holiday season, so if we do get a chance to make it to some of the parks (crossing my fingers!) I am super excited to experience them like that. If we can't for some reason, I am still going to make sure we get to DTD.

We have an awful long time to go, but I'm hoping that starting this PTR will give me an edge on dealing with all the anxious anticipation! I haven't even booked my wedding hall yet What is more important than the honeymoon?? Yeah, probably the marriage license! Oh well . If you choose to follow along, thank you, and Welcome!
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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What a great way to spend a honeymoon! Good luck on your planning!
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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What a great way to spend a honeymoon! Good luck on your planning!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Happy Sunday folks

I have some good news and some not so great news. DF and I were planning on moving in together this coming June. We ran and re-ran the numbers, and we knew we would be tight (including after savings for wedding & honeymoon) but thought it would be worth it. So the not so good news is that yesterday we decided to suck it up for another year and a half to pack money away for the wedding. This is a big deal because I have just finished paying off a lot of past debt and I will finally have decent money again, and I will be able to either 1. pay rent or 2. save mad money!

It's killing me because my living situation at home is not ideal (I live with my father and he works midnights so he is always sleeping during the day - and he sleeps on the couch in the living room because he got used to it when he had to because of a broken wrist!) so it's hard for me to get anything done at home, plus I come home from DF's at night after driving the half hour home to an empty house, which I HATE!

But anyway... i'm going to suck it up because this means we will definitely be able to afford adding on..... PARK DAYS!

Hopefully at AKL, but if not we will probably go with POFQ.

Next up, some background information about me & DF and the things I am most looking forward to as a first time cruiser!!

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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So, last time I said I'd give some background information about Bobby and myself. We met in a graphic design course in college. This was all done by a miracle of God because I, as an English Major (professional writing & editing was my major) found myself in an art course. I was the ONLY one. Talk about a fish out of water. I needed to fulfill "other studies" requirements, and I'd always enjoyed web design and making graphics for things so that's how I landed there. I'm pretty sure I wasn't really even supposed to be in that class, I magically slipped by some pre-reqs.

And get this, the building we met in is named "Bliss Hall"

Anyway! After a semester of staring at him shamelessly and potentially gaining creeper status (I thought I had nothing to lose because I never thought he'd actually be interested!) We started dating December 10, 2008 and the following December he proposed. Talk about a long engagement! This waiting has been hard on me lol.

Now, as a first time cruiser... I'm looking forward to, well... everything. The dining experience is definitely something I am looking forward to, because eating is a major highlight of life, right? I can't decide whether I want to ask to be seated separately or to let it go and be seated with table mates.

We're also tossing around the idea of only doing a three night cruise so we can spend MORE time in the parks... because before it was more affordable to just do the cruise. But now it WILL be affordable to stay in the parks longer thanks to a raise I just got and we can't exactly take a month off for our honeymoon... so we have some thinking to do! Either way, we're doing both still. Just gotta figure out the where and the when. Hopefully it will be a solid plan soon, because I am ready to start obsessing over details!!






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Old 02-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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Good luck making your decisions. I'm sure it'll be an amazing trip either way you go.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #7
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Congrats! What a beautiful couple! Ive heard many say to do cruise first then wdw its not quite as depressing when its time to go home that way!

I say book pofq that way its more affordable and leaves more money for more days or SOUVENIERS!! lol
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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Good luck making your decisions. I'm sure it'll be an amazing trip either way you go.
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Congrats! What a beautiful couple! Ive heard many say to do cruise first then wdw its not quite as depressing when its time to go home that way!

I say book pofq that way its more affordable and leaves more money for more days or SOUVENIERS!! lol
Aw thank you We just decided on POFQ today!! And it's saving us about $1,300! Definitely a plus. And I never thought of it like that before.... I figured it would be more restful if we did the cruise last, because running around disney is exhausting! But you're probably right... I think either way we will be depressed though, haha!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #9
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We finally decided!!! We added 6 nights at POFQ to our plans!! WOOHOO!! We wanted to add a smaller cruise and stay in the parks longer... but during the month of December there were no three or four night cruises on the Fantasy! And I had my heart set on that ship. So I sure hope I'm not disappointed with the cruise experience as a first timer and don't just end up wishing I could go back to the parks!

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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I think your plans are perfect! 6 days is great for wdw and then u can rest on the ship! We were suppose to have a huge vow renewal at GF this sept my ds 18 is coming into money but its been delayed so we are just doing 7 day cruise on fantasy, had to get my disney fix! I was fortunate to hsve 3 disney trips in 2011 a weekend in june in cbr, 7 nights poly cl in sept and a weekend at cr for mvmcp for dd15 bday...still gonna miss wdw tho..
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I think your plans are perfect! 6 days is great for wdw and then u can rest on the ship! We were suppose to have a huge vow renewal at GF this sept my ds 18 is coming into money but its been delayed so we are just doing 7 day cruise on fantasy, had to get my disney fix! I was fortunate to hsve 3 disney trips in 2011 a weekend in june in cbr, 7 nights poly cl in sept and a weekend at cr for mvmcp for dd15 bday...still gonna miss wdw tho..
I'm so excited for you! Renewing your vows at GF would have been awesome but it's great you still get to cruise! I really miss Disney, I go through stages where I read the DIS and trip reports constantly, and then get sad because I have no upcoming trips and have to stop for awhile haha... it's strange. I know I won't make it there until our honeymoon, so I have a lot of waiting to do!

Are you going to do a trip report for your upcoming cruise??? I would love to read about your experience!
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We're going to be on this cruise as well! Haven't decided on adding some Disney Days pre-boarding, though a FQ or AKL stay is very tempting.
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We are on this sailing as well. We just got off the Dream and stayed at POFQ after our cruise.

Our servers on the Dream mentioned how worn out the kids are after doing the parks first so they thought doing it afterwards was a good choice with our kids. I have to say running around the parks was a lot more stressful after getting off the wonderful cruise. I think your order is better. I'm debating adding a day or two at the parks to do the Christmas Party as well. I think the kids would LOVE to see the lights at Hollywood and the Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.

What a magical time of the year to be married!
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The Occasion: Honeymoon! My Fiance and I are getting married December 7, 2013. Our Honeymoon at this point will feature 7 nights on the Fantasy, and hopefully a few park nights can be added before the cruise, budget allowing!

When: December 8 - 21, 2013

What: 6 nights at POFQ with the dining plan and a 7 night Fantasy Cruise, Eastern Caribbean- Itinerary A. Which means we will be stopping in St. Maarten, St. Thomas/St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands and of course, Castaway Cay!


Congrats!!! What a great time of year to be married. I often thought about getting married at Christmas time, but chose August instead. Christmas is waaayyyy more prettier

Here is the weird thing...I am also going to be on this cruise. I am starting to investigate anything that has to do with Christmas on the Dis and I love reading TR's and seeing pics at that time of year. So it is tooo funny that I clicked on a pre TR for someone I will be traveling with. Cant wait to read all about your planning over the next year or so....I just love weddings!!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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So excited for you!!!! What a magical time of year to get married and the day after my birthday...hehe Also I will be cruising with you. Dec 14th Fantasy right? You should come join our Meet thread. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2819954 So excited to read along with you and your plans....this can make our year and 10 months go faster!!!!

I think you are going to love cruising. This Fantasy cruise will be our 6th and we love it!!

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