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Old 10-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #46
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Hi Tammy!!!

I'm going on my first cruise in March (Dream for 4 nights) and I'm loving your report!!! I'm very excited and I love seeing all your pics..thanks so much!!
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Loving all the photos! We're going on our first disney cruise in Jan can't wait
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #48
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Hi Tammy!!!

I'm going on my first cruise in March (Dream for 4 nights) and I'm loving your report!!! I'm very excited and I love seeing all your pics..thanks so much!!
First cruise ever or first Disney cruise? Either way The Disney Dream is the perfect ship to start with. You are going to love it!

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That's right around the corner! Where are you sailing to? I can not wait to go back and do a seven night cruise!
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Wow, check out that bathroom! Part One

I was going to do a Castaway Cay post next, but since Sidney is remodeling my shower I found it fitting to do a bathroom update. Maybe it will inspire me a little, and it will hurry him along.

My husband is a contractor, and I love to design. We built our own house, not from a plan, from our own drawings. Simple things inspire us. For example...last Feb we stayed at CR with theme park view, club level. What do we come out of this with? A newly remodeled bathroom. Yep, we came home and turned brown to blue and added a few Disney touches. Everything but the shower room, and it's being done this weekend. Most people walk into a bathroom, do their business, hopefully wash their hands, then leave. Us, not so much at Disney. The cruise was no exception and the Dream had some of the greatest bathrooms we had ever seen.

This one is the Remy/Palo dining room. It's a little too Vegas strip club for me, but if you like gold this is your dream bathroom! It feels warm, and inviting when you walk in. I kind of felt like I as in a castle or palace somewhere. Little girls will love it because of the princess feel.

















...and look ~ matching elevators!



This is what you will find outside of the Animator's Palate



...and inside.



I apologize, but I was just informed that we have to go on a run to Lowe's. We have to pick up some tile and plumbing supplies. I will finish this update when we return. Sorry.
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Lurker here! Thanks for all the great pics and info. We leave on the dream in 8 days and I'm getting all the last bit of info my mind can handle!
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My first cruise EVER!!! I'm so very excited! It has been a dream of mine since I was a CP CM in 2008 (great discounts as a CM) but my DBF surprised me with the trip in March so I won't be using any CM discounts (I'm a seasonal CM now) but I doubt they'll have any the week before Easter haha.
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Lurker here! Thanks for all the great pics and info. We leave on the dream in 8 days and I'm getting all the last bit of info my mind can handle!
Lucky! I want to go back right now. I keep looking and considering it. We'll see. If you have any questions I'll try my best to answer them. Thanks for posting.

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My first cruise EVER!!! I'm so very excited! It has been a dream of mine since I was a CP CM in 2008 (great discounts as a CM) but my DBF surprised me with the trip in March so I won't be using any CM discounts (I'm a seasonal CM now) but I doubt they'll have any the week before Easter haha.
They don't allow you to cruise with a discount if you're seasonal? What do you do? (PM me if you want) We're coming back to Disney next month. I'll stop by and say hi. Have you checked your FL resident rates? We sailed with that and saved a ton of $. They are really low right now. Maybe ya'll could do a cruise now and later?
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Bathrooms Part Two

Bathrooms continued!



This was one of my favorites. I want to redo our guest bathroom. Currently it is all done up in Mickey yellow, red, and black but it's missing something. The floor is black (for the most part) slate tiles. If I left that floor this first one would match nicely.





This next bathroom is so over the top, my gosh, you have to see it to appreciate it.

When you see this club area stop and walk inside! (And bring your camera)



The pictures do not do it justice. If you are there you will actually see the curves of the doors, and the details of the tile. It is gorgeous!



If you were a tipsy, this bathroom would so mess with your head. When you sit inside of one it feels like you're in a capsule.





This is one of my favorites! The other I considered for our remodel.





I'm gonna share a couple of pics from our master bath. This is the one we got an idea for after staying at the CR. The frames aren't matted. Everything is see through. You can't really tell in a picture though. This is the one he is redoing the shower in right now. The guest bath has my laundry in it too. It's the one all done in Mickey colors. It is cluttered with Disney everything. LOL








We'll add a little bonus tonight...

The Arr-cade



It's not very big, but it has a lot packed in there.



Tomorrow we will go to Castaway Cay for a bit. Sound good? I wish it were for real, but for now the pictures will do.



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That bathroom is gorgeous! (and I mean YOUR bathroom!).
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That bathroom is gorgeous! (and I mean YOUR bathroom!).
Thanks. I love the black n white mixed in w/ the light blue. I will be updating it after this next trip. (The pictures you see in the frames...)
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Love the bathrooms!!!!

We do get a good discount as a CM but they only post them 45 days out and my boyfriend got me the cruise as a surprise for xmas/birthday (he can't keep a secret!) He doesn't live in FL and right now they aren't offering anything and we're going the week of Easter so I'm guessing they won't offer anything lol.

I'm seasonal at Sunset Ranch Market at DHS so it's hit or miss if I'm there and I have 6 location within SRM so there's no telling where I might be lol.
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I love the mickey head mirrors , awesome ! OK , so I see you mentioned some other cruise lines , you seem to have experience where I have none . Is Disney cruise line your first choice ? I was looking at RCCL , Carnival and especially the NCL and they looked pretty good too at much smaller fares than Disney , can you tell me if Disney is far above the rest , especially sailing with teens ?
My kids have already informed me that they will not go to the kids clubs , but i'm thinking they will , especially knowing they can party at the vibe till midnight , I am sure they will make friends and never want to leave , that made me consider a 7 night cruise instead ...... we can do Universal another time .....
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Beautiful bathrooms!

Showed DS your pics from the clubs-made him even more excited

To answer your questions: We are sailing in March for our FIRST Disney cruise and yes I may have posted on earlier reports.
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Love the bathrooms!!!!

We do get a good discount as a CM but they only post them 45 days out and my boyfriend got me the cruise as a surprise for xmas/birthday (he can't keep a secret!) He doesn't live in FL and right now they aren't offering anything and we're going the week of Easter so I'm guessing they won't offer anything lol.

I'm seasonal at Sunset Ranch Market at DHS so it's hit or miss if I'm there and I have 6 location within SRM so there's no telling where I might be lol.
Most of the really good discounts are last minute deals. I love traveling like that though. Our life is flexible enough for us to do that as a family.

You have a great boyfriend! I can tell, but he sounds like me in the part where he can't keep a secret. Me either.

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I love the mickey head mirrors , awesome ! Me too! OK , so I see you mentioned some other cruise lines , you seem to have experience where I have none . Is Disney cruise line your first choice ? It depends. Disney does not have as good of food as other lines do. RCCL had a lot of food sculptures that added elegance to the food presentations. We saw sculpted food art made out of pretzels, cheese, vegetables, fruit, chocolate....you name it. They had ice sculptures everywhere. Dinner was more like a party, so it was fun. Even Carnival's presentation of food and the offerings overall was better than DCL, but they did not have the art (on our cruise) that RCCL had. The shows and theater's on the super sized ships are a lot more Vegas like than DCL. However, DCL I enjoyed more because I'm a huge Disney fan. The theater itself felt a little too tight for my liking on DCL but I loved the shows. I loved our cabin on DCL. There are characters everywhere all the time, so if you love meet and greets DCL is the best! For teenagers I think DCL has all the other ships beat. The clubs for the kids are exquisite. We don't care for casinos, BINGO, etc. If you cruise only for that kind of thing I'd definitely avoid DCL (Unless I was there with someone who appreciated Disney). They offer BINGO, but no casinos on Disney ships! You could always gamble in port if you really wanted to. Destinations...DCL doesn't do Belize and we really want to go there. I wish DCL had more stops out of Port Canaveral that stopped at Key West instead of Nassau, but I feel sure they have an agreement with Nassau since they are registered there. If I was not a Disney fan (or traveling with someone who likes Disney) I'd avoid DCL. Does that make sense? I was looking at RCCL , Carnival and especially the NCL and they looked pretty good too at much smaller fares than Disney , can you tell me if Disney is far above the rest , especially sailing with teens ? My teen/tween aged kids LOVED DCL! They have a lot of things families can do together. The Aqua Ducks are fun too, but at the same time other lines have entire water parks on them. I would advise you to try a few different lines. Start with DCL since you guys are Disney fans. Maybe do a 4 day with one and a 7 day on another. I'd say do a 3day/4day but you would end up at the same ports more than likely unless you travel out of Miami. Then you could find a Key West stop in there on a short cruise.
My kids have already informed me that they will not go to the kids clubs , but i'm thinking they will , especially knowing they can party at the vibe till midnight , I am sure they will make friends and never want to leave , that made me consider a 7 night cruise instead ...... we can do Universal another time .....
Seems like Vibe was open even later on some nights.

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Showed DS your pics from the clubs-made him even more excited Good. He is going to be there the whole time...

To answer your questions: We are sailing in March for our FIRST Disney cruise and yes I may have posted on earlier reports.
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thanks so much for your advice
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