|05-19-2012, 12:23 PM||#211|
Wayne always catches me
i cannot wear anything between my toes
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: in my heart i'm always in WDW
was the concierge lounge crowded throughout the cruise, or only on the first day?
when you say you were pushed through the crowd in the terminal, was it a cast member who pushed you through (led you through)?
did you use the concierge sun deck at all?
we're planning on getting off the ship at nassau just to check out the graycliff hotel (whatever it's called) and maybe some window shopping in the straw market..
we've already been to atlantis, so we don't have any interest in going there....but we will get off the ship for 2 or 3 hours just to break things up a bit..
interesting about animators palate....how was the menu there?
i've heard so many comments about it being terribly noisy....i hope my mom and sister aren't totally turned off by it....hmmm...
people have told me i should request it for the first night, but if it's so noisy, maybe i should request the royal palace for the first night......
i'm hoping to get remy for pirates night on our cruise..
not sure if we'll do palo dinner....we would have to miss a regular rotation to get to palo for dinner...maybe we'll just do the brunch there...
|05-19-2012, 01:28 PM||#212|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Home of the Patriots
I am wondering if anyone would let Disney do the flights again? We did our own last time during the last trip but this time flights are starting to come out for april 2013 and I dont think I can do the trip. ; ( so far one person is more than our whole cruise the first time and its just the flights.
|05-19-2012, 02:27 PM||#213|
I just love coming here and visiting with you
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: frequents the land of denial
We'll be on cruise 7 this September
We have loved every one of them:
Things we would do again:
Desk 4 lounge chairs
play shuffleboard - forgot how fun it is
Take our adult beverages on board but still buy some favorites
Take over the counter medication - found out the hard way that you have
to go to the infirmary for everything but seasick mediction. DH was seriously constipated (TMI) but it was making him sick - costly - from now on we take mediction for the above problem, as well as pepto bismol for the opposite problem - aspirin - anything that may rear it's ugly head.
order the international cheese tray the first day and refridgerate to snack at will
order coffee at Coffee Cove every morning and have a card stamped for a free coffee after 5 (I think 5)
swim in the pools extra early - had the pool all to ourselves for an hour one morning last cruise. Waaaaaay wonderful
Stay on board at most ports
get off early at CC - it's great to snorkle and see Mickey before the sand kicks up
Take battery candle - romatic on verandah or nightlight in bathroom
Take a gift bag to servers and cabin attendant
Things we would not do again:
Go to a movie late - seating fills up fast for the better movies
Pirate night - good night for Palo or Cabanas - see only the fireworks
Play bingo - it was fun but if you don't win (we did not) it is expensive
Put up with the chair hogs - next time I will say something
Palo for lobster night - beautiful presentation for an extra dry lobster
Things to do for the first time:
Hoping to do the 5K (walking) at CC
Order two deserts at Palo (we LOVE two of them) and take one back to the cabin
Try the champagne or martini tasting
Aquaduck and minature golf on The Fantasy
Order room service Mickey bars and/or cookies with milk YUM
Give thanks in all things
Always planning for the next trip
|06-26-2012, 08:11 PM||#215|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Just outside of Chicago
I would NOT get a service at the spa, I did not appreciate being told I was overweight and pushed to buy a product that I explained I couldn't use as we do not have a tub at home to soak in. I would have rather saved that money and gotten 3 massages at home!
|06-26-2012, 09:44 PM||#216|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Something I would like to try next time:
Stay awake past 9pm to experience some of the night time activities
me DH DD
|06-26-2012, 11:01 PM||#217|
Chip & Dale Fanatic
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
|06-27-2012, 01:26 AM||#218|
Join Date: May 2003
Things I would do:
1. Make it a point to see the adult comedy show. Two cruises and missed it both times!
2. Book the Hyatt again. Loved it!
3. Budget for onboard booking of subsequent cruises. Didn't build it into the budget on our first cruise but did this last time. I think I've turned into one of those cruise people!
4. Loved our verandah and will continue to book this way on future cruises.
5. Try to review the Navigator before we cruise in order to plan our activities a bit more.
6. Book a spa treatment.
7. Pack travel sizes of my Bath and Body Works stuff, full size takes up too much space and weigh more.
8. Pack extra Dermaplast - my sister used up a whole can just for herself.
9. Pack a shoe holder - I always have a lot of crap to organize.
Things I wouldn't do:
1. I wouldn't pack as much clothing. Oh, who am I kidding?? I say this every vacation. Hey, I like to have options.
2. Don't get sick. Yeah, like I really have control over that.
3. Don't book a cruise that is less than 7 nights. Loved the double dip but missed the extra sea days.
8/13/04-8/26/04 Beach Club Resort and Hard Rock Hotel/Universal Orlando
8/21/07-8/31/07 Polynesian Resort
9/1/07-9/8/07 Disney Magic/Eastern Caribbean
8/8/09-8/21/09 SSR/AKV Kidani Village
9/24/11-10/5/11 AKV Kidani Village
6/14/12-6/20/12 Disney Dream Double Dip
7/19/12-7/22/12 Hilton Head
7/24/12-7/31/12 Beach Club Resort
|07-01-2012, 08:10 PM||#219|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Too far from the happiest place on earth.
I would not pack so many clothes We were in swim suites most of the time.
ME , DH , DS (14) , DD (10) , DD Lab (2yr)
|07-09-2012, 12:23 PM||#221|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Mar 2012
Next time (different):
wake up 1 hr earlier everyday, get on the ship before my check in time, check the 1st day's navigator right away, spa treatment, Castaway beach cabana, send DS to kids club more often (he just went twice), go to adults area
Next time (same):
Skip sail away party, not wait for DH to meet characters, get off at Nassau about 3 hrs after docking and back on about 2 hrs prior to sailing away, Atlantis and lunch there, room service for one dinner, Palo dinner inside with dessert on the balcony under the moonlight, detective game, pirate dance party & fire works
Great Dream Cruise - next up: WDW in August 2012
|07-11-2012, 10:11 PM||#223|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: OCEAN VIEW HAWAII
Staying wth Disney!!
|07-11-2012, 10:45 PM||#224|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North West, NJ
Relax on Deck 4 teak loungers...one of my favorite things to do on every DCL cruise I've ever been on.
Get yummy coffee at Cove Cafe and have my card stamped for a free coffee!- after you buy 5 I think
Brunch at Palo (already booked it!)
Re-book while on board to get 10% off of my next cruise!
Order room service milk & cookies before bed
Skip a show if there's a good 1st run movie playing.
Have lunch in one of the main dining rooms (non buffet)
Pirate night.... after 11 cruises I think I'd rather shop while everybody else is up there!
Spa treatments - paid way too much for my mani/pedi last time - and didn't appreciate the constant sales pitch to buy spa products.....plus the fact that the girl giving me the mani/ pedi tried to make me feel like there was something wrong with me because my cuticles were dry....Again, this all went back to sales pitch...."but, if you buy this $70 miracle cream you won't have dry cuticles".
Pay for an allotment of Internet minutes. I didn't use all if them last time so, now I'll just pay as I go.
Eat an appetizer, salad AND dessert at dinner. I think that a Salad and an entree are more than enough!
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