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Old 01-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #151
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Can I ask why? I just booked a stateroom way in the aft (2nd room from the end of hall) with a white wall verandah? Why is it a bad choice? Thanks!
It just didn't work for us. The only way we could enjoy our verandah was standing up and looking over the edge. Sitting down wasn't an option since neither of us could see over the edge. The stateroom was beautiful and very clean though. We were in room 7632 on the Magic.
I get sea sick easily and the aft rocked like crazy on our trip. For us it just didn't work, but I'm not saying don't keep it. Everyone has their own preferences.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #152
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One thing we will never do again is show up earlier than 11:30 - 12:00 to board the ship. Last cruise we slept in, ate breakfast leisurely, got dressed and arrived at the port about 11:40. We walked right through security, right through check-in and onto the ship.

From the time we were dropped off by the shuttle until the time we were being greeted by cast members was 15 minutes tops.

For us there is no reason to spend a few hours standing around the port doing absolutely nothing. It gets hot, crowded, loud and people start pushing when numbers are called. Not our idea of a fun way to start a cruise.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #153
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WOULD DO AGAIN:

1. Eat at Palo (The much heralded Chocolate Souffle is beyond comparison)
2. Get a cruise-long pass for the Rainforest Room (and USE IT even more)
3. See Disney's Believe again (not a single bad thing to say about it - all around, a great show)
4. Have drinks at Meridian on the 12th floor (a totally different bar experience than in the District)
5. Order those big, warm, super-delicious chocolate chip cookies and a few cartons of milk every night (or when I wake up in the middle of the night)
6. Try another tasting (had a super great time doing the Champagne Tasting with Nebojsa and found my wife a champagne she now loves!)

WOULD DO (BUT DIDN'T LAST TIME):

1. Ride the Aquaduck during the daytime (only rode it at night)
2. See the two shows we missed
3. Relax at Serenity Bay (timing didn't allow for it)

WOULD NOT DO AGAIN:

1. Bring alcohol onboard (we didn't drink in our room at all as we thought we might)
2. Get the "Shave of All Shaves" in the Spa - worst part of my trip
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #154
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How do you sign up for Tea at Palo? I didn't see it as an option in the planning center and would love to sign up.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #155
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #156
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I agree with you on the PJ's. In fact, I've started packing "junkie" T-shirts, and tossing them out when I'm done with them (instead of bringing them home...this allows for more packing space for the trip home).
oh, great idea!! love it!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #157
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Just read through this entire thread - thanks for all the great do's and don'ts! We are going on our first Disney Cruise on the Fantasy in December - so I can't wait to hear the "Do's and Don't's" from all the Fantasy Cruisers before me!

But I have a question - Where are you getting the Dooney bags?? I've always wanted one!

These are the tips I've noted so far -

-I really like the idea of "disposable jammies and undies"! More room for shopping!
-Windex wipes - I'd already added lysol wipes for excursions
-Over the door holder and pop-up laundry bag; and doing laundry mid cruise so as not to over pack! I am a very famous overpacker in my family!!

I can't wait to be able to add to this thread! Keep the do's and don't's coming!!

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #158
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First timers... So excited

This thread has been amazing! I have written down lots of tips. Myself, my DH, DD (11) and DS (7) are going on our first cruise November 11, 2012 on the Wonder, and we can't wait. We are travelling with friends and are looking forward to it.
This may be a silly question, but what is a Dooney Bag?

Thanks again for all of the great ideas!

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:57 PM   #159
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This may be a silly question, but what is a Dooney Bag?

Thanks again for all of the great ideas!

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It's a Dooney and Bourke (may have spelled that wrong) handbag that is made exclusively for Disney in special Disney fabrics. Google them and you'll see them. I have one and LOVE it!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #160
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It's a Dooney and Bourke (may have spelled that wrong) handbag that is made exclusively for Disney in special Disney fabrics. Google them and you'll see them. I have one and LOVE it!
Thanks alot for the follow up!
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:16 AM   #161
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If you do a Mediterranean cruise you absolutely need to book your shore excursions before you sail they fill up quickly.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #162
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You have to go under My Cruise Activities, choose a day, select Adult Dining, then see if it is available.
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How do you sign up for Tea at Palo? I didn't see it as an option in the planning center and would love to sign up.
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How do you sign up for Tea at Palo? I didn't see it as an option in the planning center and would love to sign up.
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You have to go under My Cruise Activities, choose a day, select Adult Dining, then see if it is available.
I'd also like to add to this: High Tea is only available on Sea Days. So, if you have a 3 day (no sea days) then it will not be available.
I only know this because this is what DH and I have been sold on when we first ordered the planning dvd lol


I can't wait to come back to this thread and put my do's and don'ts down after our first disney cruise!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #164
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I'm literally taking notes!
And I have decided I'm not going to be visiting the spa

So many mixed reviews, and I just don't want to waste precious time and money if it's not am amazing experience!

Thanx for all the tips!
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Sorry, I have no answers, just a question since we are going on our first cruise (Fantasy) in Sept...I was wondering why so many of you said that you would change your dining ressies to the late seating instead of first seating??? Our TA advised us to sign up for early seating when I booked-she said it's always easy to change to late...Why late? Just wondering! I am reading all of these posts and feel like I need to take notes!

I actually feel the opposite way... I like to enjoy the day, have an early dinner and then have the whole evening to do what we want. It also worked out good one night when we didn't particularly like what we had for dinner and we could go up to the buffet and have a second dinner
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