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Old 12-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #76
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1- book shore excursions prior to boarding
Can you explain this one? Are there incentives or additional excursions to book once on board?

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Really a great topic!
Will do again..
#5) Book any island tour / activity on our own.
Would you explain this one too? Are you saying you'd book personally and not go through Disney? Just curious why and how one arranges then?

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:29 AM   #77
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Will do:

RELAX.
Read more books.

Will not do:

Tea with Alice, it was really quite boring.
Book so many different things to do that we never really got to rest.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #78
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Will do again

1. Remember that this is as much our kids vacation as it is ours.
2. Have dinner in the dining rooms each night as a family.
3. Grab a soda from deck 9 and head down to a lounger on deck 4 with a book.Ahh
4. Bring over the door shoe organizer.
5. Dress up for formal night.
6. Have a photo matte signed.
7. Spend time on the ship during a port day.
8. FE
9. Order room service. Yes sometimes a Mickey bar sounds good at midnight, along with a cheeseburger for the kiddos and some soup for daddy. (It's a wonder we didn't gain weight on our cruise)

Will do for 1st time

1. Palo for Dinner.
2. Get more photos done by Shutters.
3. Room service for breakfast. Seems like a good way to wake up and start the day rather than sleeping too late and having to rush to get to the buffet.

Won't do again

1. Freak out about seeing the shows before dinner.
2. Play Bingo.
3. Overpack...I'll be doing at least 1 load of laundry.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:18 AM   #79
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Can you explain this one? Are there incentives or additional excursions to book once on board?



Would you explain this one too? Are you saying you'd book personally and not go through Disney? Just curious why and how one arranges then?

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I cant speak for the person who wrote those....
That i know of No there is not special incentives on board

And to book yur own excursion just look up where you and going on the net and many opportunities will come up
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #80
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I am going to throw in a couple Will nots. I will not do laundry. I am on vacation and it does not feel like a vacation if I am doing chores. I will not book excursions indipendently. Last cruise I saw a group who almost missed their ship as their indipendently booked excursion was late. I overheard this at dinner as they were at the table next to us. If it were booked through DCL the ship would have waited. I will not complain about the weather. It is what it is. Finally I will not complain about rough seas. I have chosen to take my trip in the middle if the ocean, rough seas can be a part if it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #81
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I love all y'all's lists and have taken them to heart!

I bought photo mattes (2) and some different colored Sharpies. Where on the Magic do I take these? And do I put it all in a large envelope? Thanks! Cindy

P.S. and I won't play Bingo...I do remember that was a huge disappointment from our first cruise. It was so long ago I can't remember much else.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #82
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #83
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I pretty sure I ate everything but the cold cuts Oh and except for the pink cheese that remimded me alot of my kids thrown up chunky strawberry milk Sorry TMI
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #84
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Our first family cruise is in April...this thread is so helpful to read. Thanks to everyone who is contributing for us newbies.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #85
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You know what I Would NOT do next time? I would NOT listen to DH when he suggests a short nap after dinner on Pirate night! On our last trip, we were all still so exhausted from 4 days in WDW then onto the Cruise. On Pirate night we all lay down for that nap and didn't wake up till after 10 pm!! errrgghhhh. We missed the WHOLE Pirate Party!
OMG - we did the same thing on our last cruise. If I am tired, I will lie down and take a nap next time.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #86
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I love all y'all's lists and have taken them to heart!

I bought photo mattes (2) and some different colored Sharpies. Where on the Magic do I take these? And do I put it all in a large envelope? Thanks! Cindy

P.S. and I won't play Bingo...I do remember that was a huge disappointment from our first cruise. It was so long ago I can't remember much else.
Toss everything into a large ziplock bag marked with your name and stateroom number. Then drop the bag off at guest services (it's a nice gesture to add a little "thank you" gift like a bag of candy or whatever, too!). You can let them know if you only want certain characters to sign and they'll accomodate you! They should bring your things back on the last night - but they MAY not, it's happened before - so don't forget about it! Maybe write yourself a post-it note or something to remind you to pick them up if they haven't brought them back. Easy!
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #87
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I'm sorry to hear you got dehydrated, that can really run you down.

Things I will do again
1. Once on board the ship and after lunch, do a hidden Mickey sacavenger hunt. We learned our way around the ship and saw the areas that are off limits (teen club, nursery, etc)
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oh yeah, another thing i would do again is order BLT's from room service-yummy! i think i ordered them 4/7 days on our recent cruise!
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Bring NYQUIL with you. and Dayquil. They don't have a great selection of meds on board at the gift shop.

Take Bonine starting the day BEFORE you cruise if you get sea sick. I found I didn't need to take it much and only did so on one other occasion on the cruise.

Order room service.

Watch the movies up on the Ariel Screen at night... it's sort of like watching a drive in movie, only at sea... Sometimes they show a Pirates movie, we had more nights so they showed other Disney movies as well.



I'm going to Palo... he's eating chicken fingers.
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relax on deck 7 "secret" verandah
Go to the sports deck the first thing u do if u want to be alone cuz there is no one there
dont be always on laptop (it ends up being work and u dont want to work on vacation)
only go to the sail away party if this is your first disney cruise

thanks again ....still have a few left and then will post everything i lhave learned just all in one...

great treamill reading again tonight
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #88
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:22 PM   #89
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I cant speak for the person who wrote those....
That i know of No there is not special incentives on board

And to book yur own excursion just look up where you and going on the net and many opportunities will come up
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #90
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Thanks! Great thread, helps me to see it all cant be done on a % night crz but doesn't need to either! subscribing!! Will def not feel pressure to get to every show, every dinner, breakfast (thank you room srvc....No Bingo and bringing a case of our fav beer too!

Couple of questions r/t to this...First time crz scheduled for April.
Do the Bikes on CC have toddler seats attached?
What is the rainforest room? Is it on the Dream?
Do they have a CB on all crz?
What is a dummy date when booking on the crz?
Am I expecting too much to do a FE in concierge? Just saw we are behind a very high imposing gate.
I have been reading threads for months without figuring out these questions.

Love the air freshener for BR.
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