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View Poll Results: What do you most look forward to doing on the Fantasy?
Riding the Aquaduck 79 25.57%
Dining in Palo and/or Remy 92 29.77%
Relaxing in the Rainforest Room 30 9.71%
Solving a Midship Detective Agency crime 21 6.80%
Shopping on shore and/or on ship 10 3.24%
Sailing with Mickey and Minnie 77 24.92%
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #241
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The cabana we had was not to far from the restrooms, this maybe a deciding factor for you. I know your mother and sister will appreciate your hard work in planning the cruise, just as we did with our daughters' efforts for our cruise. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know your trip will be very special for your sister and mother and you.
thanks for the good wishes!!! i know we're going to have a wonderful time no matter what!!!

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The decisions are so hard and then for me I was so worried after I booked about whether I made the right decisions. For example, I didn't book the staterooms with the extended veranda because I didn't know about them at the time. I was so worried that we wouldn't like ours as much. But that was not the case at all. I absolutely loved our room even with the standard verandah.

I am such a worrier that I need to repeat to myself that the vacation will be great no matter what! I have never had a bad vacation with Disney so I really should stop worrying but I still do!
i know - i worry about what i should decide and then i worry about whether i made the right decision!!!!! i drive myself insane!!
i know i'm going to love the Dream - how could i not....i just hope they love it as much as i do!! i'm hoping concierge helps that!!
we'll be in one of the 1 bedrooms with the slightly extended verandah....but i even worried about that.....when i booked, every single room was available so i was sooooooooo worried i hadn't picked the 'right' one with the extended verandah....i am truly certifiable!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #242
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Is this a view looking down on the verandah for room 12000?
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #243
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Is this a view looking down on the verandah for room 12000?
yep. quite a view from that room!
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #244
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yep. quite a view from that room!
Thank you! So excited because we have that room booked for our cruise! I haven't seen any pictures from this viewpoint.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #245
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We just booked the Fantasy for next May on a western (I appreciate your stories about the excursions to avoid on the western YIKES) Anyway..just love all your beautiful pics and witty commentary The ship looks beautiful!!
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Wow! What a fabulous trip report. Thank you for taking the time to share. We are flip-flopping between the family concierge stateroom and a one-bedroom, so your photos are invaluable!

Definitely reconsidering our decision not to reserve a cabana. They look so relaxing!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #247
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Thank you! So excited because we have that room booked for our cruise! I haven't seen any pictures from this viewpoint.
And what an easy room number to remember! I felt like cast members treated us differently when they heard our roomnumber started with 12... The gold keycard instead of the blue is noticeable too - I can't prove it but I did feel like cast members treated us special (but maybe that is how everyone feels when they are on DCL).
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #248
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We just booked the Fantasy for next May on a western (I appreciate your stories about the excursions to avoid on the western YIKES) Anyway..just love all your beautiful pics and witty commentary The ship looks beautiful!!
I was really pleased with the weather in May and thought it was a great time to cruise. Hope you have a great time and happy planning!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #249
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Wow! What a fabulous trip report. Thank you for taking the time to share. We are flip-flopping between the family concierge stateroom and a one-bedroom, so your photos are invaluable!

Definitely reconsidering our decision not to reserve a cabana. They look so relaxing!
Cabana was great! Sis and I felt we got out money's worth. Both our staterooms were nice but are very different, as you could tell from the pics.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #250
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Afternoon in Castaway Cay

Can you believe I was having too much fun on CC to take photos of the food? Sad but true, I have no photos of the lunch buffet. But I do have a memory of some savory BBQ ribs and really-not-to-be-missed mahi mahi. PJ told mom who then told me, be sure to take some fish and it was delish!

Mom left to go back to the ship after lunch (she was anxious to get packing). Sis and I hit the water with our friends and I think Dad just lounged in the cabana most of the afternoon.



yep, we're back in the water. water temperature was perfect!





This should give you some idea of how crowded the family beach is. In the cabana area you can go much further out into the water. We felt we had the place to ourselves!









much quieter on the family cabana beach area





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How Sis and our friends spent the entire afternoon



Those rafts out there - that's us


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Old 06-20-2012, 08:04 PM   #252
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Still not too busy here



each cabana has a hammock





I love storm clouds! The rain entirely missed our little island paradise too! Never once rained this day!



think we all spent at least a few minutes in it each over the course of the day. Well maybe not mom, but definately found dad in it a few times!
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i'm still debating SB vs the family beach and your pictures are really really really pushing me in the direction of the FB...

it seems as if the swimming is much better at the FB...

when you went into the water at the private beach, was the bottom rocky?

it seems the water over at SB is very shallow with a very rocky bottom....not very conducive to swimming....

decisions decisions!!

so if i go with the FB, which cabana should i choose?
i was thinking number 7, but yours seems to be very nicely positioned, so maybe 6?
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enjoyed your pictures very much of Cabana #6!! We are a large group and have #6 and #7 booked for our cruise in October!
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It never crossed my mind to do the Cabanas, might have to rethink the vow renewal and do it on the boat instead of CC Choices, chooices. Y'all are making this hard. Good thing I have time to decide or change my mind frequently

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