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Old 09-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #31
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Great update. I can not wait to step off onto Castaway Cay!! It looks awesome!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #32
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Sunburns, Solarcaine, & Snails

When I had finished my drink, TR Notes, and sunscreen reapplication, I returned to the water with Jeremy! Again we stayed until we were pruny and then went and took naps in the lounge chairs. At about 15 till 3:00, Jeremy woke up and said, "I'm hot!" and then went back into the water. I decided to just stay dry this time. When he came out of the water that last time we decided we would head back to the ship to hang out at the pool area for a while. We were hoping that maybe toward early seating people will head to dinner and the Golden Mickey's so we can try out the Aquaduck for the first time. We grabbed us some seats at the Quiet Cove with a view of Castaway Cay!



About that time we started getting a little snacky, so we grabbed some pizza to tide us over until dinner time. I was getting a little hot after we ate, so we decided to come back to the room. When we got to the room, I found out why I was so hot! Even though I had continuously put on SPF 70+ sunscreen on every single time I got out of the water from head to toe, I still managed to get burnt! Luckily it was only my upper chest/shoulders, so somehow we must have missed there??



I am really fair-skinned, so it actually looks worse than it was. At 5:30 when the shops opened, Jeremy went down and got some solarcaine with aloe to spray on ourselves while I took a shower and had to REdecide what to wear to dinner because of my ridiculous sunburn! At 6:30 we made our way out to 687, on our way down there we stopped to get a picture of Jeremy with Donald, since he was in his semi-formal attire....Jeremy I mean!



When we made it to 687, Jeremy got himself a beer and we hung out for the 90's music trivia! We ended up with 43 out of 50 points but still lost because someone had a perfect score. After the trivia was over it was time for dinner in Royal Palace! For appetizers I had the escargots, and Jeremy the shrimp & lobster!




For our next course, we both had the Green Salad with Goat Cheese I believe



For our main course we both had the tenderloin, I should have ordered it to be cooked other than medium though, because it was pretty well done once it reached the table. Next time I get steak, I will order it Medium Rare, then it should come out the way I like it...



For our desserts I had the Creme Brûlée, and Jeremy had the Peanut Butter Mousse which looked more like some type of chocolate dessert to my eyes??




When dinner was over, our servers, Robert & Rezzan, showed us some fun magic tricks and then we all parted ways. Jeremy and I headed back to the room to look over tomorrow's Navigator and get some sleep! We have Nassau tomorrow and hopefully some Rainforest Room relaxation! When we got back we were greeted by another little towel animal, apparently, they all really love sunglasses!!


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Old 09-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #33
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What a wonderfully detailed trip report! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it. Helps me pass the time until next July!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #34
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Another great installment! I also read your whole Alaska TR yest- wow. I am anxious for you to compare the two experiences.
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What a wonderfully detailed trip report! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it. Helps me pass the time until next July!
Thank you, I love reading detailed reports, so I though why not make mine like the ones I like to read!! You are most welcome, I totally enjoy writing them! I would be so antsy until July comes! Thank you so much for reading along!

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Great update. I can not wait to step off onto Castaway Cay!! It looks awesome!
I can't wait to go back someday!! It was amazing!! Too bad they are not doing the Double Dips anymore

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Another great installment! I also read your whole Alaska TR yest- wow. I am anxious for you to compare the two experiences.
Wow you read the whole thing yesterday!!! Kudos to you! That thing is loooong!!...LOL I hope you liked it! I will definitely compare the two experiences at the end, because they were pretty much completely on the opposite spectrum of cruise vacations!
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #36
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When we made it to 687, Jeremy got himself a beer and we hung out for the 90's music trivia! We ended up with 43 out of 50 points but still lost because someone had a perfect score. After the trivia was over it was time for dinner in Royal Palace!
We were there too and thought we did well. We actually did well in all the trivia games but there was always some doing better. My wife and I really enjoyed them. I especially like listening to Maxx doing movie quotes in his Scottish accent. We had the same dinner rotation as you but main dining so we were usually in 687 after dinner and before the show.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #37
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We were there too and thought we did well. We actually did well in all the trivia games but there was always some doing better. My wife and I really enjoyed them. I especially like listening to Maxx doing movie quotes in his Scottish accent. We had the same dinner rotation as you but main dining so we were usually in 687 after dinner and before the show.
How funny! We did almost all of the trivia games that were in 687, and had a blast with Maxx, he was great! Even though we didn't win any of them we still had a lot of fun doing it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #38
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A Day at Sea...in Port - August 21, 2012

We woke up this morning as we were docking in Nassau. However, we were not planning on getting off the ship at all! This morning we want to try out Royal Palace for breakfast because I want to try food in all of the available places, which means we are going somewhere different every day. Now to get dressed so we can go! We made our way down to Royal Palace and went inside via the back entrance because the front was blocked off for a Princess gathering! I think I had Eggs Benedict for breakfast this morning if I am not mistaken, I didn't write down any notes about Royal Palace so I am kind of just going from memory here. I really don't know what Jeremy had, but I feel like it was some sort of breakfast trio, like a waffle, pancake, and french toast?? Who knows, but anyway, the one thing I DO remember from breakfast was that there was a big group of people sitting behind Jeremy and in front of me. There is a box that they bring around if you want tea so you can choose which tea you would like from it. Well A lady at that table, maybe had never had tea before, who knows, she had to get someone else to choose it for her, then when they brought the water for it and she opened the packet, she tore straight through and dumped all of the tea into her Eggs Benedict!! The servers looked a little aggravated about it, because she had her fork and stuff in her hands and the female server just took them from her put them in the plate and picked the plate up from the lady, so she had to sit there and watch everyone else eat while they were getting her another dish. I guess that was the most eventful thing that happened at Royal Palace this morning, at least I thought it was amusing!

We headed back to the room to change into our bathing suits and headed for the Aquaduck! It was cloudy outside, but definitely still warm. We stashed our stuff on a deck chair on the upper deck, not near the pool...(there were PLENTY open, so again we weren't taking up space someone else could use). This early in the morning the wait time was only about 10 minutes which was fine with me, considering I had seen how long the lines were the rest of the entire trip! We ended up riding it twice, and for a slide on a cruise ship, I was pretty darn impressed!! After we rode it we walked over to the Adult Pool to get something to drink and dry off a little before heading over to the spa and the Rainforest Room!

Sorry I didn't have my camera for any of this morning stuff, I didn't really feel like taking it into the spa, seemed a little inappropriate...well for me anyway, I wouldn't want someone taking photos while I was in there relaxing, so I used the same courtesy for everyone else. So just in case you don't know how the Rainforest Room at Senses Spa works, I will tell you! Jeremy and I had pre-purchased 2 one day passes by calling DCL before we left on the cruise. When we got on the ship our passes were waiting for us in the room. We walked into the spa and were given a robe and key bracelet which lets you into the Rainforest Room. Once you get inside you have 3 Saunas, 3 Showers, and a cool mist shower. Each shower has 3 different experiences within it. So first we alternated between sauna and shower until we had done all of them. Next we moved onto the open air hot tub and stayed in there for about 15 minutes, then onto the heated tile loungers! We enjoyed the experience very much! I would say that there were maybe 6-8 other people in there at the same time as we were, but we never had to wait for a sauna, shower, hot tub, or tile lounger, so it was hardly crowded at all! We left the spa and made it back to the room by 12:50 and ordered some room service! We got a cheese plate, sandwich, wings, oatmeal cookies, and a mickey bar of course! Room service arrived to our room with the food at about 1:30. We ate and it was really good! After we finished, I started feeling a little yucky, so I took a shower and then a nap while Jeremy read on of his books. I stayed asleep until 4:45!!! So I got up got dressed for the evenings festivities. We were getting ready to walk out the door and I couldn't find my key anywhere! We looked in the bathrooms, on the desks, inside clothing, literally everywhere in the stateroom. I knew it was in there somewhere because I am the one who opened the door with it when we came back to the room! I did remember not putting it in the holder at the door because Jeremy put his in there first! Then I asked Jeremy if he happened to take it with him when he went to get drinks earlier and sure enough it was in his darn pocket!!



We left the room and headed to Deck 5 Midship to play the Midship Detective Agency! We chose the case of the missing paintings! It was really fun and a little reminiscent of SOTMK at Magic Kingdom. It was cool too because you pretty much got a tour of the ship while you were doing, and definitely a workout going up and down stairs and walking all over! We ended up outside right about the time when All Aboard was, and we were watching the crew members of the Carnival ship, the was a whole back deck full of them and they were all just smoking away! We never got a chance to play shuffleboard on the Wonder so we knew we definitely wanted to do it on the Dream!



I do remember that Jeremy was sad because I beat him 3 times. We started pulling away and it was really lovely just to be out there on the deck in the breeze. The sun hadn't set yet, but it was starting to cast on the water and so Jeremy wanted to take a photo of me, since we never really get any of those...



When we were done we headed down to where else but 687. Abie and Ludo, our new favorite Beverage Services CMs taught us the rules of Cricket. It was pretty cool to learn. When the Cricket Match? Game? was over, it was time for the 70s Music Trivia. I was so proud of us that we managed to get 22 points, considering both of us are children of the 80's, I thought that was pretty darn good! Jeremy finished up his beer and it was time for us to head to the room for Jeremy to change for dinner, we did manage to get a silly photo of him before we got there though!



Tonight, dinner was in Animator's Palette, it was so cool how Crush would come and interact with the tables! I thought it was a blast in there! I had the Truffle Pasta Pouches, Baked Potato Soup, and Black bean Cakes for dinner...





Jeremy had the same soup, no appetizer, then for his main course he got the lemon-marinated chicken. He thought it was great! He very much enjoyed it! For dessert he had the chocolate cake of course, and I had the walnut cake, which FYI, is WAY more chocolate than walnut! When dinner was over, I wasn't feeling too well, so we stopped by the store and picked up some Contac for tomorrow. I had some Nyquil which was what I took right before going to bed. Tomorrow is our real Day At Sea and Pirate Night! We are very much looking forward to wearing our costumes and seeing the fireworks! So I guess I will leave you with our little towel doggie, too bad we didn't name him! But look, he likes sunglasses too, it must be bright inside these staterooms!!


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Loving your TR! So many details and awesome pics!!! Thanks so much for sharing and helping build our excitement for January!
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #40
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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about you! My husband just got a relocation promotion at work, so I am in the middle of getting our house ready for sale, so I have been super busy painting and cleaning etc. as soon as I get a little spare time I will be back in action with the TR!
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #41
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Wishing you best of luck with your move! And I hope that they are moving you even closer to Disney!!!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #42
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Loving your trip report!! Reading trip reports about people of the same age & interests makes a huge difference! Good luck on your move & I can't wait to read more...no pressure!
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #43
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Enjoying your latest trippie!

Good luck on your move and congrats to Jeremy on his promotion!

Loving the report so far!

I too am fair skinned and despite putting on buckets of SPF 60 at Castaway Cay, I burn too a little too! I stay out of the sun as much as I can now!

Love the ship photo of you guys on CC, if only the photographer had framed you better so that you couldn't see the little box made of chalk on the ground where they place you

Did you hear about the DVC special on PAP's from Oct 1-Dec 31st? Obviously it won't work for this year for you guys but if you have the extra cash, you can scoop 2 of those babies up now and activate them next year Even with the DVC PAP renewal, you can still save over $100 on each pass
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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten about you! My husband just got a relocation promotion at work, so I am in the middle of getting our house ready for sale, so I have been super busy painting and cleaning etc. as soon as I get a little spare time I will be back in action with the TR!
Hi Andrea.....good luck with your move and cleaning! Are you getting closer to the Magic? Your trip report has been great can't wait to read your next installment. Laurie
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Hi Andrea.....good luck with your move and cleaning! Are you getting closer to the Magic? Your trip report has been great can't wait to read your next installment. Laurie
Anxiously waiting for more! We're on the Dream in December, so this is getting me really excited!
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