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Old 10-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #31
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Hi! Everyone:
Just booked our cruise. Will be traveling with hubby and two kiddos. So excited!

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #32
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Has there been an FE started for this cruise yet? We may be on this cruise (deciding this weekend) and would love to get involved with another exchange. Our first disney cruise was last DEC and we LOVED it! We have a Disney World trip planned for the week of Dec 10th and hope to add a cruise before the trip. Fingers crossed!
That would be great! I think several of us are doing this cruise in conjunction with a WDW trip. I'd definitely be game for a FE, if anybody else wants to do one.
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We're such a small group, that FE's are less exciting to do... but hopefully more DIS'ers jump on to the thread as we approach and it's something we can consider!
I'm hoping more DISsers will join us now that they've posted the various *GT rates, so that an FE would be possible ... though I'm also thinking the short length of this cruise will make a small group a good thing. I'm cruising on Sunday on one of the Pixar cruises we booked less than 60 days out, and we joined the FE thinking it would be about 20 rooms or so like our first cruise ... turns out there were over 50 rooms on the FE list! Fortunately my roommate is driving distance from the port, but that's going to take awhile just to deliver. I think 10-20 rooms is a good size for an FE, so hopefully we'll end up with a larger & chattier group as we get a little closer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #33
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Just booked our first cruise. Will be traveling with hubby and two kiddos. So excited!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #34
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #35
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That would be great! I think several of us are doing this cruise in conjunction with a WDW trip. I'd definitely be game for a FE, if anybody else wants to do one.

I'm hoping more DISsers will join us now that they've posted the various *GT rates, so that an FE would be possible ... though I'm also thinking the short length of this cruise will make a small group a good thing. I'm cruising on Sunday on one of the Pixar cruises we booked less than 60 days out, and we joined the FE thinking it would be about 20 rooms or so like our first cruise ... turns out there were over 50 rooms on the FE list! Fortunately my roommate is driving distance from the port, but that's going to take awhile just to deliver. I think 10-20 rooms is a good size for an FE, so hopefully we'll end up with a larger & chattier group as we get a little closer.

If everyone decides to do a FE group, we're in! I agree that a smallish group could be a good thing for a short cruise. Either way, if we do one, we'd love to join.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #36
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If everyone decides to do a FE group, we're in! I agree that a smallish group could be a good thing for a short cruise. Either way, if we do one, we'd love to join.
We're game too!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #37
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@ taaren: If you're still looking for rental car...Here are some coupon codes for Budget Rent A Car. There are couple other local rental car companies offer less than Budget. However, after reading reviews on Yelp. I'd say it's safer to stay with more reputable companies.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #38
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If everyone decides to do a FE group, we're in! I agree that a smallish group could be a good thing for a short cruise. Either way, if we do one, we'd love to join.
Count me in.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #39
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Just made the reservation for snorkeling @ Nassau. Now I'm having second thought about it.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #40
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Count me in.
Now I just have to figure out what's FE.
Haha

FE is the acronym for "fish extender" which is unique to DCL and is traditionally a metal fish that acts like a giant clip outside your stateroom where navigators etc. are placed.

FE's are a long standing tradition of hanging an organizer with pockets off this fish, where groups of fellow travelers leave small gifts in each pocket for your respective travel partners in your stateroom. Everyone who participates, bring gifts depending on ages etc. of others in the group, and each day you return to you cabin with treats!

Do a search for tons of great ideas. You can even find directions to make a personalized extender... Or go on ebay, thats where we got ours, years ago!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #41
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Done a little research and ....

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Haha

FE is the acronym for "fish extender" which is unique to DCL and is traditionally a metal fish that acts like a giant clip outside your stateroom where navigators etc. are placed.

FE's are a long standing tradition of hanging an organizer with pockets off this fish, where groups of fellow travelers leave small gifts in each pocket for your respective travel partners in your stateroom. Everyone who participates, bring gifts depending on ages etc. of others in the group, and each day you return to you cabin with treats!

Do a search for tons of great ideas. You can even find directions to make a personalized extender... Or go on ebay, thats where we got ours, years ago!
Thanks, DbleTheFun.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #42
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Thanks, goeva. I need to get into crunch-time mode on planning the car rental and doing the last few bits to get this trip together.

Just got off the Disney Wonder, went on the last Pixar cruise and can't wait to get back on board DCL ... apparently I missed the best dessert on the ship, which is the Pirate Night dessert buffet chocolate cake since DS was too tired, so hopefully they have it on the Dream!

On the bright side, I won $300 OBC for that cruise at the DVC presentation, so I got my prepaid gratuities back, all our fancy drinks and a few toys for DS, plus when I couldn't figure out what to do with the last bit of nonrefundable credit my friend suggested a Disney Gift Card, so now I have a DGC for this next cruise!
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Thanks, goeva. I need to get into crunch-time mode on planning the car rental and doing the last few bits to get this trip together.

Just got off the Disney Wonder, went on the last Pixar cruise and can't wait to get back on board DCL ... apparently I missed the best dessert on the ship, which is the Pirate Night dessert buffet chocolate cake since DS was too tired, so hopefully they have it on the Dream!

On the bright side, I won $300 OBC for that cruise at the DVC presentation, so I got my prepaid gratuities back, all our fancy drinks and a few toys for DS, plus when I couldn't figure out what to do with the last bit of nonrefundable credit my friend suggested a Disney Gift Card, so now I have a DGC for this next cruise!
Thats awesome! We almost booked one of the pixar cruises as well!! I just couldnt manage my work schedule around it. Great work on the OBC!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #44
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Well, we had to cancel before PIF date due to the new fantasyland opening and vacation date issues. Time approved and FL resident rates have now opened. Looks like we may be back on this cruise and bringing my in-laws to celebrate their 50th anniversary which is Nov 24. Here's hoping!
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Thanks, goeva. I need to get into crunch-time mode on planning the car rental and doing the last few bits to get this trip together.

Just got off the Disney Wonder, went on the last Pixar cruise and can't wait to get back on board DCL ... apparently I missed the best dessert on the ship, which is the Pirate Night dessert buffet chocolate cake since DS was too tired, so hopefully they have it on the Dream!

On the bright side, I won $300 OBC for that cruise at the DVC presentation, so I got my prepaid gratuities back, all our fancy drinks and a few toys for DS, plus when I couldn't figure out what to do with the last bit of nonrefundable credit my friend suggested a Disney Gift Card, so now I have a DGC for this next cruise!
Congratulations on your $300 OBC prize! We are DVC members and were thinking about going to that presentation.....now I really want to go!
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