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Old 07-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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6-5-4-3-2-1...SAILAWAY!!! NY-CANADA June 17, 2012 /The End. Complete. Done!

Hi Folks!!!!
I can honestly say that back in 2011 when I started my PTR, I never thought I'd survive to see the day I would start my TR!!! Here I am. Sigh...! We returned home only yesterday, after a three week journey which started with the AMAZING trip on the DCL Magic, and ended with an adult-only visit to Roma. Could anyone ask for more?
I took notes - lots of them! So be reassured that there's lots to come. I only just started to sort pictures online. Be reassured, lots to come!
Our Dis group was wonderful, I enjoyed meeting those that I did meet and enjoyed getting FEs from many that I didn't really meet, but feel that I did! If that made any sense! I tried to take pics of FE gifts but some "got away" without being photographed. We took lots of pics of desserts. Didn't take food pics other than ... junk food / desserts! I have so much to tell you, but ask away as well. Puleeeeeeese!
Here's one picture just to get us started:




Setting sail down the Hudson. The picture speaks for itself!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Looking forward to reading all about your adventures!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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Can't wait to hear how you did on your trip!

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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Can't wait

Can't wait to hear about your trip - enjoyed your pre-trip comments so much. Thanks for sharing!

Questions we have:
Any advice on boarding at the NYC terminal? Is it obvious where to 'line up'?

Were you happy with your hotel selection in NYC? We're still wavering on whether to spend $450/night to be very close to the port, vs $200-$300 to stay a bit farther away.

Were there any Canada-specific activities or talks during this cruise, not to be missed?

Where would you recommend viewing the sail away, for best views/photos of NYC?

Any special menus, late night foods on this cruise?

Did you notice Canada or NYC themed DCL clothing or other souvenirs in the on-board shops?

Did you notice lighthouses other than at the ports?

Again, many thanks for sharing with us!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for jumping on everyone!
Here are some answers for the winner of the "first question" award!

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Can't wait to hear about your trip - enjoyed your pre-trip comments so much. Thanks for sharing!

Questions we have:
Any advice on boarding at the NYC terminal? Is it obvious where to 'line up'?
We arrived on time for our 11:30 arrival time, got dropped off at curbside, very organized and clear. Porters took all the bags right away away (made the DH a bit nervous...). We entered the terminal and there was one security line. Have your tickets and passports ready. After security we were directed to the left to the "chute" for DCL. There was a lady with a Mickey Hand. Dead giveaway! It was very easy to follow. We had no lines and were checked in by 11:45 including security photos, and our #7 boarding card was called within 10 minutes! So no, no problems boarding!
Were you happy with your hotel selection in NYC? We're still wavering on whether to spend $450/night to be very close to the port, vs $200-$300 to stay a bit farther away.
Didn't stay in NYC, have family in NJ - lucky us
Were there any Canada-specific activities or talks during this cruise, not to be missed?
Since it was our first cruise and our first time in Canada, we played it low key and stayed around the ports. Our one booked-in-advance activity was the Jet Boat Thrill Ride in Saint John which I HIGHLY recommend to all! Their is a height but not an age restriction if you book it yourself. And a lot cheaper, too.
Where would you recommend viewing the sail away, for best views/photos of NYC?
We found the top decks 9 and 10 very windy and enjoyed the more enclosed deck 4 more. You can also run from side to side by cutting through the lobby/stairwell!
Any special menus, late night foods on this cruise?
Pirate Buffet after the pirate party, but we were too full/too tired to partake. Three rotational menus one at each restaurant, a pirate menu and a "til we meet again" menu - all good!
Did you notice Canada or NYC themed DCL clothing or other souvenirs in the on-board shops?
Yes! I took lots of pics - I'll try to post them early in my TR!
Did you notice lighthouses other than at the ports?
Didn't see much of anything but sea when we were not in port or sailing in/out of port!
Again, many thanks for sharing with us!
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http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2824051
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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looking forward to hearing about your adventures. we just booked the 9/2 sailing.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #7
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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I'm looking forward to reading all about your trip! We start for ours in 7 weeks time and I'm more than happy for any last-minute tips.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #9
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Cant wait to hear more!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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I love the pic! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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Since we have our cruise coming up we are very excited to get any insider info!
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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Looking forward to your report! We are on the 9/2 Canada cruise.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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looking forward to your report -- and the merch pics -- haven't seen any yet -- i always like buying a itinerary specific t-shirt or sweatshirt . . . we are on the 9/12 sailing
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #15
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Yeah - so glad you started this TR. I dewy enjoyed reading your planning. Looking forward to reading more and more pictures. We leave September 7th and cant wait.

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