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Old 12-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #136
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If it were me going on a cruise with just my adult friends, I might be prone to pick a time less busy with kids at school. My SIL is from states and says spring break is generally in February... Canadians in March. If there is no fee to switch, I might consider swapping to the 3rd or 4th week of March when us Canadians have the kids back in school eh?
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That is a great idea to get kids connected before the cruise. My DD will be 12 she is on Facetime a lot on her IPad.
Hey Bouldering is your ticker or my ticker wrong? Yours says 3 months, 3 days... Mine says 3 months, 2 days? I think mine is... Wtheck? I punched in March 10th
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:35 AM   #138
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Good morning fellow future cruise friends I was wondering, our DNephew will be celebrating his birthday while we are on the cruise. I was thinking of secretly decorating his door. At our dollar store in Ontario, we have these jelly clings that say 'Happy Birthday'. Do you think those will be fine for the magnetic door. Does anyone know if the window clings work on the door as well or is it just magnets?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #139
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I am also not a big swimming fan, but I do like to rest on a lounge chair and feel the fresh ocean air Does Disney have a policy about chair saving? I find it very upsetting to head out on deck to find almost every chair empty but with people's towels that you never see people sitting at? Now that there will be 4 adults and 3 kids together I think we may have a problem finding seats together?
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #140
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I think DCL limits the number of kids onboard so they do not over crowd the kids clubs. The adult pool never seems to be very busy, several times we had the pool all to ourselves. Chair saving is still a problem at the pools especially on sea days. We always hit the pool deck and Aquaduck as soon as we can after boarding as this can be the least crowded time during the whole cruise.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #141
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I think DCL limits the number of kids onboard so they do not over crowd the kids clubs. The adult pool never seems to be very busy, several times we had the pool all to ourselves. Chair saving is still a problem at the pools especially on sea days. We always hit the pool deck and Aquaduck as soon as we can after boarding as this can be the least crowded time during the whole cruise.
I read something somewhere that said if you go concierge they have a special deck? Not sure we are there yet 'concierge' as we paid $2700 for 4 days already. Then looking at Cabana's another $500 There are 7 of us and I'm thinking Concierge may not be financially worth it? I don't even know how much more I'm looking at? Oh well, I like the masses but not the pushy rude one I encountered on my first cruise. Sure hope she misses this cruise
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Good morning fellow future cruise friends Does anyone know if the window clings work on the door as well or is it just magnets?
Magnets work because the door is metal but those window clings stick to just about anything in addition to windows so I would think they would stick to the doors too.

Even if for some really odd reason they don't stick to the door- you could put them on the mirror in the bathroom for the day or porthole/sliding door if their room has one.

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I am also not a big swimming fan, but I do like to rest on a lounge chair and feel the fresh ocean air Does Disney have a policy about chair saving?
As was mentioned earlier- there isn't a policy on 'chair saving' and when we cruised 18 months ago- on the sea day- people were up at 7 am putting stuff on the loungers by the pool. It was pretty nutty. If you don't need to be by the pool- one of the lower decks has really nice loungers with cushions positioned all around the outside of the deck. Plenty of sea air and really comfy! It is the same deck people use to run/walk around the whole ship. I never had a problem finding those loungers free.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #143
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Magnets work because the door is metal but those window clings stick to just about anything in addition to windows so I would think they would stick to the doors too.

Even if for some really odd reason they don't stick to the door- you could put them on the mirror in the bathroom for the day or porthole/sliding door if their room has one.

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As was mentioned earlier- there isn't a policy on 'chair saving' and when we cruised 18 months ago- on the sea day- people were up at 7 am putting stuff on the loungers by the pool. It was pretty nutty. If you don't need to be by the pool- one of the lower decks has really nice loungers with cushions positioned all around the outside of the deck. Plenty of sea air and really comfy! It is the same deck people use to run/walk around the whole ship. I never had a problem finding those loungers free.

It is great to see our little thread on page 10!

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I think that's not correct any more, because they were doing something about it when we were on the Dream in July. Some mamas with princesses came and stood in the princess line in front of us and one was mad that one of the workers said something to her about saving all those seats but not sitting there. She said they'd be back in a little bit, but the princess line was about an hour and then I saw them about two hours later doing something else. I heard something about "seat saving" on the ship from cast mates several times. They are trying.

The reason why they want you to use magnets is it doesn't ruin the door or leave a residue. Some of those gel ones have left residue on our windows, so I would just be very careful.

I had my mastectomy last week and it looks like I won't have to have radiation, which is good; all the lymphnodes that they took came back negative as well. We still haven't canceled the cruise, so I'm trying to talk DH into letting my best friend come with me instead. He's thinking about it, as I'll be right in the midst of my chemo sessions. I'll be talking to the oncologist on Thursday about this!
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I think that's not correct any more, because they were doing something about it when we were on the Dream in July. Some mamas with princesses came and stood in the princess line in front of us and one was mad that one of the workers said something to her about saving all those seats but not sitting there. She said they'd be back in a little bit, but the princess line was about an hour and then I saw them about two hours later doing something else. I heard something about "seat saving" on the ship from cast mates several times. They are trying.

The reason why they want you to use magnets is it doesn't ruin the door or leave a residue. Some of those gel ones have left residue on our windows, so I would just be very careful.

I had my mastectomy last week and it looks like I won't have to have radiation, which is good; all the lymphnodes that they took came back negative as well. We still haven't canceled the cruise, so I'm trying to talk DH into letting my best friend come with me instead. He's thinking about it, as I'll be right in the midst of my chemo sessions. I'll be talking to the oncologist on Thursday about this!
So good to see you posting!! I hope your recovery is going smoothly and continues to. Great news things were negative! I hope the oncologist says that a 4-day tropical break from reality will be a perfect complement to your treatment plan!

Good point on the 'residue' of those gel clings too.

Also glad to know the CMs are trying to do something about it! Since you were just on the Dream in July- that is pretty current info.

Continued good thoughts for a smooth recovery!

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #145
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I had my mastectomy last week and it looks like I won't have to have radiation, which is good; all the lymphnodes that they took came back negative as well. We still haven't canceled the cruise, so I'm trying to talk DH into letting my best friend come with me instead. He's thinking about it, as I'll be right in the midst of my chemo sessions. I'll be talking to the oncologist on Thursday about this![/QUOTE]

Ohhhh Juliebug my prayers to you. My friend was diagnosed and made it through 'the fight of her life' she says. It was not easy. The chemo was very hard on her... That being said, you may wish to push the date of your cruise up if you can without a penalty? You don't want your man with you for this fight? However you decide my prayers to you.
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Ohhhh Juliebug my prayers to you. My friend was diagnosed and made it through 'the fight of her life' she says. It was not easy. The chemo was very hard on her... That being said, you may wish to push the date of your cruise up if you can without a penalty? You don't want your man with you for this fight? However you decide my prayers to you.
I appreciate the well-wishes, but, as others have said, everyone reacts differently to chemo. I know folks who haven't lost their hair; some have gained weight during chemo while some have lost. Unless I feel like total garbage, I want to try to go.

My husband works and, while his job has been very gracious throughout this whole thing, he will be very limited in his vacation days for the coming year. He has said that he would be fine with it. Just because I go somewhere without him doesn't mean he's not supporting me or that I don't want him there. Sometimes, it's just not feasible for him to be with me due to some work commitments.
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I appreciate the well-wishes, but, as others have said, everyone reacts differently to chemo. I know folks who haven't lost their hair; some have gained weight during chemo while some have lost. Unless I feel like total garbage, I want to try to go.

My husband works and, while his job has been very gracious throughout this whole thing, he will be very limited in his vacation days for the coming year. He has said that he would be fine with it. Just because I go somewhere without him doesn't mean he's not supporting me or that I don't want him there. Sometimes, it's just not feasible for him to be with me due to some work commitments.
I completely understand and I deal with a chronic illness that will only kill me in the end so I totally get it. As long as your surrounded by loved ones or a loved one You are exactly where you should be. My prayers to you. There is a saying 'Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #148
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I'm overwhelmed with the magnet thing... I'm just lurking at this point as it seems too hard? We'll see

Thanks for adding me. I checked out the hanging FE nets and they sell them, but I think I may craft a little something. My SIL and BIL and 2DN's (12 and 14) will be joining us as well. I'm going to see if they'd like to join us so I can craft an FE for them as well. It sounds like fun
I made my fe as well. It's fun that way. I was never able to make an image for magnets. I've always relied on the disboard talent.
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Hello all!
Just checking in a bit late with everyone!!!
We'll be on the cruise (our 2nd) with our best friends and their two boys (their 1st). We're so excited! We'll be driving down and staying at Vero Beach through the rest of March break before driving back. So no parks for us on this trip...
Our friends are nervous cruisers...and not big Disney fans (I know right! Seriously!) So we won't be joining the FE gang for this one. BUT we're still just as excited to join the discussion as see what everyone is planning for their trip.
On our first cruise, we stayed on board in Nassau, and really loved the quiet ship. Although I think my boys got a bit bored - as there weren't too many activities going on that day. This time I've booked the excursion to the fort (so something small and laid back).
I'd love a cabana - but they're all sold out - I'm sure some of you got lucky!
No other big plans for us. Palo for brunch (that'll be a first), Stingrays on CC (another first) and lots of relaxing and goofing around!
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Hey Bouldering is your ticker or my ticker wrong? Yours says 3 months, 3 days... Mine says 3 months, 2 days? I think mine is... Wtheck? I punched in March 10th
Not sure if my ticker is wrong. All I know is I'm ready for my first cruise. I do hope the weather is nice, and a little worried about water temps for some of the excurisions I have booked. Have read that March the water is still cold. Booked a hotel near the ship for night before cruise. I understand that dress up night is the 2nd night of cruise. Are yall dressing up? DH in slacks and long shirts?
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