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Old 12-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #46
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When is formal night?

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Can anyone tell me which night will be formal night? And do they still do a pirate night? If yes when will it be?

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #47
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Can anyone tell me which night will be formal night? And do they still do a pirate night? If yes when will it be?

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The answer to your question depends on which cruise you are on. For the cruise I am on, formal night is Sunday. Pirate night is on Tuesday.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #48
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As suspected, this time of year is flying by. We are just 50 days away from leaving...that deserves some dancing banana!

I have picked up the FE gifts we are doing for Jayden, and those are hidden well in my packing basket. These are good backup Christmas presents, too, just in case we have an extra little one (extras are always a possibility during the holidays!)

I am starting to put more thought into baskets from Shirley. I still am not sure what to include, but will figure it out soon.

I probably won't update again until after the holidays, so here is to wishing you and your families happy holidays!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #49
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Finally got our cabin assignment! Room 5026. Pretty sure we got pixie dusted. Hope they don't change it before we sail. Woot!
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:25 AM   #50
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Finally got our cabin assignment! Room 5026. Pretty sure we got pixie dusted. Hope they don't change it before we sail. Woot!
That is great! I hope they only change it if you get upgraded
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #51
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The answer to your question depends on which cruise you are on. For the cruise I am on, formal night is Sunday. Pirate night is on Tuesday.
I am on the cruise this thread is about...januari 26th 2013... Thank you for the answer.

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #52
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I am on the cruise this thread is about...januari 26th 2013... Thank you for the answer.

Kyra
Well welcome! You should go to our meets thread as there are several of us on here going on this cruise. If you look at the top of disboards, there is a link to cruise meets, and then find our date. I would put a link in, but I'm not sure how to on my phone.

Found it... http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2820421
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How can I get information on Shirley's baskets? DH would love a 40th birthday basket with Mountain Dew! Lol!
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How can I get information on Shirley's baskets? DH would love a 40th birthday basket with Mountain Dew! Lol!
Shirley posts helpful info about Orlando/port Canaveral on these boards and is so nice. Her web site is www.theperfectgift.cc
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Thanks so much Cassie! I can't wait to read your next update. Have a wonderful holiday!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #56
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Sorry to be lurking on this thread but I am trying to find out as much as I can about the concierge level. I just upgraded my reservation from 4C to V.
We went from Deck 7 to Deck 12!! My husband does not know yet. I am giving it to him as a Christmas present. Our cruise is not til Aug. Please keep posting about the concierge level. What is the rain forest?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #57
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Sorry to be lurking on this thread but I am trying to find out as much as I can about the concierge level. I just upgraded my reservation from 4C to V.
We went from Deck 7 to Deck 12!! My husband does not know yet. I am giving it to him as a Christmas present. Our cruise is not til Aug. Please keep posting about the concierge level. What is the rain forest?
Please comment and ask questions! It gives me something to focus on! I will shoot for finishing up our trip report before you cruise How neat and what a great surprise for your hubby!

I haven't been in the rain forest room, but from what I understand, there are heated lounge chairs and showers with different temperatures of water. I believe you can get day passes or a week-long pass for this room. Hope that helps!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #58
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The Long Anticipated Cruise Documents

I interrupt this holiday weekend with very exciting news...we finally received our cruise documents! The document/booklet itself is not all that exciting, but I will share what is included for first timers or for those who dont receive their documents for some reason.

First, your luggage tags are included. These tags are color coded for concierge and are a dark burgundy color. From what I have read, the folks loading bags and prepping them for delivery look for the concierge tags first. Who knows if this is true or actually happens. I thought we received our bags fairly quickly on our last cruise as concierge, but others around us did too. The booklet also includes a vacation checklist for Right now, Before you leave home, Before you get to Port Canaveral, Before you go, and As soon as youre on the ship. The booklet includes an overview of documents required to get on the ship, and then provides a vacation summary with dates, guests, flights, ground transportation, insurance, port adventures, and anything else already pre-booked. One great thing about the breakdown of port adventures in this section is that it lists the actual times of the excursions. I have not been able to find this so far, but was happy to read that our earliest excursion starts at 9:15am. The vacation summary section also includes information about the various amenities onboard, information for ordering gifts, and the sailing itinerary. There is a section on Flight Information, where it recaps what you have entered on Disneys web site when completing online check-in and provides the airlines baggage policies. Finally, there are three perforated cards with the sailing information, stateroom number, and ship telephone number to be used in case of an emergency. You can give these cards to folks at home in case they need to reach you.

Now, if you did not receive your booklet, dont worry! You can get luggage tags at the port and they will write in your stateroom number, and there is nothing in the book that is not online already.

So, nothing new in the booklet...why so much excitement? For us, it is the timing. The cruise documents tend to arrive about one month prior to the cruise, and this milestone reminds us that we are getting INCREDIBLY close to our long awaited vacation.

As soon as the holidays are over, I am going to get started on our special invitations for the cruise and dinner the night before. I also hope to have a good idea of what we are going to include in our baskets from Shirley!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #59
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I interrupt this holiday weekend with very exciting news...we finally received our cruise documents! The document/booklet itself is not all that exciting, but I will share what is included for first timers or for those who don't receive their documents for some reason.
Thx for the update Cassie! No documents here, but I think I've figured out that's because they would have gone to our travel agent, and probably arrived on Friday before the holidays, so we'll just have to be patient and wait... and patience is running on a very low supply here these days, what with it being Christmas eve and there being a 4 year old in the house.

Otherwise, I think I know what Shirley needs to put in our basket and I just need to find the time to call her. I'm excited because we have one short trip to visit family from Dec 27-29, and then I can start packing in earnest. As noted previously, we have The System, and it's ready to get going... I'm on call for Dec 30 to Jan 2nd, so lots of time at home to get it done.

For some reason, we do know our excursion times despite not having cruise documents ... for some of them we had to pick. We have on early one in St. Thomas, I think, which is fine for us early birds (all except the husband, and Dude and I know how to manage him...) and we picked early due to being not a little concerned about the crowds in St. Thomas that day with so many large ships in port.

And with that, the 4 year old is finally done in the bath, so my time here with my computer is about to come to an end. Time to leave cookies out for Santa, read one last Christmas story, and try to get the boy to sleep so I can wrap presents.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #60
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What is the rain forest?

Per bliss LOL.

It is essentially three areas. The first is "experience showers." This can range from a VERY icy experience to a rain shower in the jungle. While you take the various showers, you can get a range of smells that are themed to the type of shower you choose. I forget which on but there was one that would start of cold, then warm up a ton, switch to a cool mist.. etc etc.. They aren't rinse showers perse.

The second area is a the saunas. There are 3. The dry one over looks the ocean, the other 2 are wet ones that are enclosed. If you get a scrub (extra charge) then you do use the "experience showers" to rinse.

The third area is where the "stone" heated seats are. If I recall there are 6/8 of them. AND at night they have a individual LED light if you would like to lay and read. There are double doors or a sliding door, I can't remember that leads to two hot tubs overlooking the ocean. They have the window open (at least when I was on the ship they did), so you get a nice cross breeze to greet you.

There are daily passes and weekly passes. I forget what the prices are but they are likely higher now anyhow. My only regret when I went on the Dream was I didn't get a full 4 day. On the Fantasy, I certainly will get a full week.

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