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Old 04-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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March 30, 2013 - Wonder 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise

We are just under a year now! We can't wait to be back on DCL.

Who is joining us on this Easter cruise?

We have 13 people between 3 families on this cruise. 7 adults and 6 kiddos ranging in ages 5 - 12.

I haven't been able to find much info on the Miami port yet. We usually arrange our own transport from the airport. Any suggestions on limo companies in the area?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hello!

We are currently booked on a Med cruise for 2013, but decided to switch to this Easter cruise on the Wonder! It will be me, DH, DD7 and DD5. This will be our second DCL cruise. We just sailed on the Magic over President's Day week. Had a great time.

Haven't seen much info on Miami yet, but I'm sure we'll get some DISers to help out. DH is a Marriott Rewards member for work, so chances are we'll fly in from Detroit the night before and stay at a Marriott by the port (there is one close by I think, have to check on Tripadvisor or Google it). Not sure if we'll rely on taxis or get a rental car.

My TA and I have been playing phone tag, so I hope we connect tomorrow so I can get the room I want (I know the category is available).

Thanks for starting the cruise meet thread!

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Port Info

Hi Michele - It will be fun to see who else is joining our cruise.

I found this thread that is about the Port of Miami, it's still being created but will the spot to go for info: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2897908

Debating do we fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale. It's too far out to even check airfare prices.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link to the Miami thread.

Yeah, our travel agent recommended keeping our eyes out for when airfare some out because it's such a poplar week to travel. She said typically it's cheaper to fly into FLL than MIA. We're close to DTW which is a Delta hub, so we'll just have to see what works out best. We'll fly down the night before and stay in Miami, but I am also thinking maybe we should spend a day or two in FLL after the cruise before heading home.

Lots of time to decide!
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

Have a great cruise!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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We'll be there!

We just booked this trip after sailing a 5-nighter on the Dream this past Easter. Since the Dream isnt doing double-dips next year, we thought the Wonder with two sea days would be just as nice!

Friends of ours will also be onboard - we sailed together on the Dream and on the 2009 SSMC - and have had a blast with them.

Thanks for starting the "meet" thread - I've been watching for it, but didn't know how to get one going.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone before we kick off Spring with an awesome trip!
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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Fish Extender?

We are in...just off the Magic. This will now be our fifth for "Gold" status, though it seems that's not what it used to be. Anyone interested in doing a Fish Extender?

Our family participated for the first time on this last cruise and it was a blast! The girls couldn't wait to come back to the cabin to see what was waiting for them.

I guess I should introduce us...

I'm Matt from Roswell, GA, along with DW Jodi, DD Madelyn 10 and DD Jocelyn 3. This cruise will be a Birthday cruise for us all since we are all in March.

Can't wait!
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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I've got my eyes on airfare already -- same price for us to fly into either FLL or MIA, so we'll fly into MIA if those prices hold.

I also stumbled upon a great deal for the JW Marriott Marquis so I booked our room for the night before the cruise. Plans (so far) are to fly home the day we disembark.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #9
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My family and I booked this cruise last week. So excited.
It will be me, DH, DS-12, DD-8. We won't tell the kids until Christmas and it is so hard for me to contain my excitement. This is not my first cruise, but it will be for the rest of my family and to top it off, its DISNEY!!!!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #10
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Flying Southwest

For anyone that was hoping to fly on Southwest, they just yesterday opened booking through April. I booked our airfare last night. So relieved to have that out of the way.

So we will fly into Fort Lauderdale on Friday the 29th and stay at the Comfort Inn Miami North that night.

So excited, wish I could speed up time!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #11
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March 30th 5 night Cruise

I booked our cruise last week. This is also our 5th Disney cruise and our 2nd fish extender exchange. We had a great time with the last FE exchange!

On this cruise, it will be myself, my DH, and my 2 DD (ages 14 and 10).
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #12
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My family and I booked this cruise last week. So excited.
It will be me, DH, DS-12, DD-8. We won't tell the kids until Christmas and it is so hard for me to contain my excitement. This is not my first cruise, but it will be for the rest of my family and to top it off, its DISNEY!!!!
We decided to wait and tell our girls at Christmas as well Seems like a pretty good present to me!
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #13
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We are coming too!

This will be our 3rd DCL cruise (Wonder 3/10, Dream 10/11). I'll be traveling with my DH, DD (5 yr), and DS (1 yr). Our daughter's best friend (5 yr) and her family will be taking their first cruise with us. We've all been keeping it a secret too. We are going to have one of those magical "We're going to Disney right now" moments the morning we leave.

This will be our first time cruising out of Miami, so I'm looking forward to all of the suggestions as we get closer to our trip.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #14
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Flight times?

Hi everyone,

WOW! Flights are already out of control. I should have booked in the summer. C'est la vie!

Do you think we'll be ok with an 11:15 flight out of Miami on Thursday as a return? Any suggestions would be great. Price are pretty much the same going in/out of other airports (FLL or PBI).

We're beholden to Delta here in Detroit (being a major hub) so that's my best option.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi all!

We just booked this cruise, can't wait!

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