|View Poll Results: What do you most look forward to doing on the Fantasy?|
|Riding the Aquaduck||79||25.65%|
|Dining in Palo and/or Remy||92||29.87%|
|Relaxing in the Rainforest Room||30||9.74%|
|Solving a Midship Detective Agency crime||20||6.49%|
|Shopping on shore and/or on ship||10||3.25%|
|Sailing with Mickey and Minnie||77||25.00%|
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|06-03-2012, 08:35 PM||#1|
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Photos from Fantasy Eastern Concierge cruise
This is my attempt to return the favor of sharing photos and tips on the newest DCL ship. I learned so much from those that posted of their Dream vacations last year, I wanted to repay with photos for anyone that might be thinking or planning a Fantasy trip and for anyone interested in Concierge and the Cabanas on Castaway Cay.
I took a lot of photos and am rusty at posting photos so please forgive me as I remember and figure out what I'm doing!
Let's start with boarding the ship on the 19th of May:
I boarded with my sister (31) and my parents (58 and 62). My sister and I were booked in a Deluxe Family Concierge (12518) and my parents were in the one bedroom suite (12520).
This long awaited and much needed vacation was my parents' first DCL vacation and my sister and my second.
On the Magic last year, I have to admit, I was very apprehensive about dinning with strangers and being stuck with them night after night. And our first dinner was as horrible as I had feared. But long story short, before long we became likely life-long friends with 4 of the six other people at our table. We even agreed to travel again with the couple from Scotland (that's where the idea for the Eastern Fantasy came from). And only a few months before the cruise, I heard from the two sisters that they were going to come on the Fantasy too!
So to anyone, like me, afraid of dinning with strangers - Disney has not only amazing special effects technology and expertise in queue management, Disney has some crazy means of pairing people with similar people. Though we did have a "glitch" with one psycho couple at our table, Disney had paired us with people of similar age and even another pair of sisters traveling together too.
So this vacation was a reunion of table mates from the Magic, plus our parents, and another female friend of the Scottish couple - nine people total. And since I'm really good at keeping secrets, especially when it means surprising my sister, no one but me knew the sisters from Buffalo were also coming. That first night at dinner, two extra seats at the table made my sister so nervous. Who have they put at our table? How will we get along when they don't know us? What if they are Japanese tourists who don't speak English? What if they are more Scottish tourists who don't speak English? Sis kept asking the servers if those were just empty seats until finally the sisters came and then the hugs commenced.
Anyway, I promised you pictures and enough about our drama...
Last edited by jegsnakkernorsk; 08-26-2012 at 07:12 PM.
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