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Old 01-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Canadian on Wonder Feb 2014

Hi all
Just paid for my dear families first Disney Cruise. We are sailing out of Miami on the 2nd of Feb. 2014. Coming in from Northern Ontario, Canada, and do I have questions

Hoping to find some fellow travellors on this date and get some info along the way.

To start, where does one stay if we are planning on being in Miami the day before (Hotel)-must have pool, great for kid of 4 (girl)? What is the must see place or actraction? And where do I need to eat? (we are foodies and eat street meat up to ultra fine dining).

I have a whole lot more questions but that will come

Thanks to everyone in advance for helping out and looking forward to yet another adventure with those of you who will be cruising with us

Your friends in the North
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hello fellow Canadian!

We were in Miami before and after a cruise couple years ago with a 4 year old boy.

The Children's Museum is close to the Port and absolutely amazing!! It's huge!

Bayside Marketplace was pretty and had a carousel. Again super close to the Port.

Also did a airbus tour of the Everglades and the kids enjoyed that. http://www.gatorpark.com/directions.php
They also wrestled an alligator! It was a pretty little park.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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Hello friend from the north. We’ll be on the same ship with ya and are looking forward to our first disney cruise.

<disclaimer> This is my second time sailing out of Miami (last time was 13 years ago – so my comments have no recent experience behind them.) </disclaimer>

With the required legal disclaimer now out of the way, I did a bit of research on the various areas of Miami and we ended up booking a room at the Intercontinental near Bayside. I do remember enjoying Bayside on our last cruise oh so many years ago and think it will be a good additional activity for our family. The fact that is within walking distance of the hotel is also a plus.

If you're looking to do some more digging on this cruise critic has a really good board on Florida home ports. (sorry the board won't allow me to post the link since I'm a newbie here)

Best of luck on your planning.

Cheers,
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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Same cruise as in you are going in Feb. 2014 and there was a miss typing, or are you going this year.....just Wondering
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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Also looking for things to do in Miami

I am coming from Atlantic Canada and staying 2 days in Miami ahead of the Wonder cruise. Looking for things to do in Miami and any recommendations on Cozumel port adventures. Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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Hey runcrazy are you cruising soon, or are you next year?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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Just go and enjoy it. Our first was on the Wonder when she was still doing the Bahamas run and it was love at first cruise. Trust me, compared to Northern Ontario in Feb., Miami will seem like heaven.
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