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Old 04-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #91
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Last year, we were about 6 doors down, but across the hall. And when you have an inside cabin, "across the hall" means a BALCONY!!!!

Everyone told us that there was no way we could go from a balcony cabin, to an inside cabin. "You're spoiled now!" "No way will you be happy inside." "You'll be clausterphobic!"

And you know what? They were all WRONG!!!!!

We had absolutely ZERO issues with an inside cabin!!! It was perfect for us! And when we think that the difference in price would allow us to cruise more often? No brainer!!!

I agree - my first cruise I had a balcony room. My second cruise I didn't and I love it simply for the fact that it forced me to leave the room to eat, watch arrivals and departures from ports, get involved with activities. I was also cruising solo when I went with the interior room so it was great that I got out and met people.
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Love the update

The only problem with reading your updates, is that I when I'm done reading, I want more. Ahhh such is life. Love the great wit - thanks for continuing to share your experiences with us.
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Last year, we were about 6 doors down, but across the hall. And when you have an inside cabin, "across the hall" means a BALCONY!!!!

Everyone told us that there was no way we could go from a balcony cabin, to an inside cabin. "You're spoiled now!" "No way will you be happy inside." "You'll be clausterphobic!"

And you know what? They were all WRONG!!!!!

We had absolutely ZERO issues with an inside cabin!!! It was perfect for us! And when we think that the difference in price would allow us to cruise more often? No brainer!!!
This was on deck 6 right?

Glad to get your take on an inside stateroom! That is what we will have next time too...although with one of them new fangled vir-choo-all portholes.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #94
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The only problem with reading your updates, is that I when I'm done reading, I want more. Ahhh such is life. Love the great wit - thanks for continuing to share your experiences with us.

Me too! Same thoughts.

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okay feeling better that they tell you how to deal with those rare caribbean Icebergs....lol
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Great pics of the ship so far! I agree, I have no problem with an inside cabin, I mean, a balcony or window is nice but most of the time the price is SO much higher, I'd rather save the $$.
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I agree - my first cruise I had a balcony room. My second cruise I didn't and I love it simply for the fact that it forced me to leave the room to eat, watch arrivals and departures from ports, get involved with activities. I was also cruising solo when I went with the interior room so it was great that I got out and met people.
I was so nervous, after everything I'd heard, but I've learned to trust my own opinions.... just like when people told me "you can't even feel it" with regard to being on a ship.... uh, yes you can!!!!

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The only problem with reading your updates, is that I when I'm done reading, I want more. Ahhh such is life. Love the great wit - thanks for continuing to share your experiences with us.
I'll be bach. Or bethoven..... but I'll be back.....

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This was on deck 6 right?

Glad to get your take on an inside stateroom! That is what we will have next time too...although with one of them new fangled vir-choo-all portholes.
Yup, deck 6.... On the Fantasy for NYE, 2013, they have not released any of them thar vir-choo-all porthole rooms, so we have a REAL porthole room right now.... Funny that the interior rooms are MORE than the outside rooms!!!!

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okay feeling better that they tell you how to deal with those rare caribbean Icebergs....lol
Well, ya never know!!! Just remember, the Titanic was "unsinkable."

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Great pics of the ship so far! I agree, I have no problem with an inside cabin, I mean, a balcony or window is nice but most of the time the price is SO much higher, I'd rather save the $$.
I couldn't agree more! I'd gladly take an upgrade if it was offered to me, but not worth it for me to pay for it.....

Now we do have an aft view balcony reserved on RCI next year and THAT I am really looking forward to!!!
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Glad you liked your inside room. I was wanting to know. We have a balcony for our June cruise out of NYC but we booked a inside on the Dream for next June.

I wish we had done the Facebook page for the cruise last year - we would have gotten to know each other beforehand and would have hung out. Next time! There is still room on the June 2nd cruise. I know you want to do it.
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Oh wow! I didn't realize your cruise was the one with the Fantasy! HOW FUN!!! I can't wait to see the video and pictures!

Good to know you went from the Verandah to the Inside without any problems! I can see us taking advantage of some Inside rates on future cruises as well - it can save a bundle!

I see Kristi mentioned the June 2 cruise. There is still LOTS of room! Come join us!!!
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I was worried that it wouldn't be as "magical" the second time, but it was. It really really was just as magical!!!
i have so many comments that arent appropriate i want to say.. lol so for now ill just say "THATS WHAT SHE SAID"

And then I saw Dana and Karrieanne clapping for the McSparklesons!!!! I'm just glad Karrieanne was finally packed!

And I'm a planner. I think we've all established that fact, right? So when folks were posting that they had not even begun to pack the week before the cruise, I started getting nervous. I mean, I was packd, suitcases closed, locked and ready to roll......
I knew we had a lot of thing in common
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THATS MY GIRL!

Our steerage cabin.....
you cant be steerage you were on deck 6, ... try deck 1.. I thought they were going to have us row we were so low

Everyone told us that there was no way we could go from a balcony cabin, to an inside cabin. "You're spoiled now!" "No way will you be happy inside." "You'll be clausterphobic!"

And you know what? They were all WRONG!!!!!
I dont know.. I did inside, then balcony and Im not sure i could go back to a none sunlight room. That is the only way I would sleep the day away cuz if its pitch black i can sleep in.

When I say we went steerage, I mean, not only did we give up the balcony, we also gave up the split bath. The split bath is two SEPARATE areas, one with shower and sink, the other with toilet and sink, so it makes it much easier for a family to get ready.....
and with 2 girls and only 1 bath. ok you were totally roughing it!

Well, because I'm a conscientious rule breaker.... I bought the jumbo size ziplocks and packed a case of water IN the ziplock, then in the suitcase, and then padded it with my over the door shoe holder (to hold toiletries), my fish extender, some hats, and a couple pair of shoes..... So I felt pretty safe that our water would not burst, and if a bottle or two did crack, it would be secure in the ziplock......
So did any break?

Up next, Mickey and friends sail away, and "epic horn battle" with the Fantasy!!!!

cant wait I watched you sail while at work (SHHHH lol) and it was so neat to watch.

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okay feeling better that they tell you how to deal with those rare caribbean Icebergs....lol
and as long as you find a door your ok.. HECK if Rose would have moved over there was ton of space for Jack to lay... see!!!! ill share a door when we cruise Laura....
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Glad you liked your inside room. I was wanting to know. We have a balcony for our June cruise out of NYC but we booked a inside on the Dream for next June.

I wish we had done the Facebook page for the cruise last year - we would have gotten to know each other beforehand and would have hung out. Next time! There is still room on the June 2nd cruise. I know you want to do it.
Kristi, I totally agree!!!! No can do this summer, I have to back off on vacays for awhile..... We started a "three year project" in the backyard, and Jeff decided, what the heck, let's just get it all done now! So we expanded our patio from 300 sq ft to 1100!!! And added an outdoor kitchen/bar area, plus landscaping.... Oh, and the car is STILL in the shop! And the tractor is not running right.... It just keeps getting better and better.....

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Oh wow! I didn't realize your cruise was the one with the Fantasy! HOW FUN!!! I can't wait to see the video and pictures!

Good to know you went from the Verandah to the Inside without any problems! I can see us taking advantage of some Inside rates on future cruises as well - it can save a bundle!

I see Kristi mentioned the June 2 cruise. There is still LOTS of room! Come join us!!!
I didn't realize you were cruising with Kristi and Steve!!! Watch out for little ones in the bars at night.... That Kristi just lets her kid run wild!!!!

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cant wait I watched you sail while at work (SHHHH lol) and it was so neat to watch.


and as long as you find a door your ok.. HECK if Rose would have moved over there was ton of space for Jack to lay... see!!!! ill share a door when we cruise Laura....
That is hysterical Drea!!!!!

Did you actually see us on sailaway???? I don't think my parents saw us, it's kind of grainy..... I was the devastatingly beautiful woman, standing next to Jeff and Ally.....

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Ooohh!! Your Big-Girl-Drink looks yummy! Do you remember what it was?

Good to know that you didn't miss the balcony. We're in the infancy stages of planning out first ever cruise for (probably) 2015...(maybe 2014 if I can convince the BF to do Hawaii and a Disney Cruise all in one year... ) and I'm in love with the idea of a balcony room...but they ARE expensive. I'm thinking that since we don't know when/if we'll ever do another cruise, I might just suck it up and go with the balcony but it would be nice to save the money... decisions, decisions.
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Kristi, I totally agree!!!! No can do this summer, I have to back off on vacays for awhile..... We started a "three year project" in the backyard, and Jeff decided, what the heck, let's just get it all done now! So we expanded our patio from 300 sq ft to 1100!!! And added an outdoor kitchen/bar area, plus landscaping.... Oh, and the car is STILL in the shop! And the tractor is not running right.... It just keeps getting better and better.....

Outdoor kitchen sounds great! You will have to post picture when it is all done.


I didn't realize you were cruising with Kristi and Steve!!! Watch out for little ones in the bars at night.... That Kristi just lets her kid run wild!!!!

Hey now - you are going to give me a bad rep! At least Shawn was attracted to your McSparkleson Charm and you were able to get him back to me .
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Madame Karajeboo - you positively crack me up. I should be working right now. But I'm not. I'm reading and I'm laughing. I'm wishing I was sipping a Bahama Mama. And I'm getting excited about my upcoming cruise. I LOVE your TRs. Can't wait for the rest. I'm never going to get any work done...
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