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Old 01-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #16
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To get all your pics available on one CD make sure they scan just one card each time they take the pictures. We had three cabins and all our pics were put on our CD when we did it this way.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
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This was our fifth cruise...biggest thing we learned was to pack less clothing. Seriously, we still over packed this cruise and we brought far less that each previous one. We found that we spent most of our time in swim suits and cover-ups, getting dressed nicely for dinner each night. Another thing to leave at home is a nightlite...the rooms on the Fantasy have plenty built in which was really a nice touch. And oh, the "over the door" shoe organizer didn't fit on the inside of our bathroom doors...the doors were too tight fitting...but Disney added more shelves for toiletries so it was really no big deal.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #18
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Did they have the 2014 cruise schedule, more specifically the Alaskan cruises?
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Did you find that you had to do a lot of waiting in line to ride AquaDuck? Also did you see any of the shows at night. I understand that they do shows 3 times per night. Thank you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #20
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Did you find that you had to do a lot of waiting in line to ride AquaDuck? Also did you see any of the shows at night. I understand that they do shows 3 times per night. Thank you.
Not a bad wait for the AquaDuck after the first two days...before that, it was packed with little and big "kids". On the Castaway day, there was no wait at all mid-afternoon to early evening. My idea of a wait would be longer than ten or fifteen minutes...for me, it felt as though it took that long to climb the stairs!

We only saw a few shows...Aladdin and Buckets & Boards. We enjoyed both. I noticed that on sea days, they offered a 3pm show in addition to the two shows for the dinner seatings. On port days and our first day, there were only two shows at the traditional dinner times. I also saw that they would re-run the shows on a in-room channel dedicated to the shows, but never managed to catch one. Next cruise, when we have our teenagers with us, I am sure we will catch every show.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:22 PM   #21
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Did you find that you had to do a lot of waiting in line to ride AquaDuck? Also did you see any of the shows at night. I understand that they do shows 3 times per night. Thank you.
We just got off the Fantasy yesterday. My kids went on the Aquaduck lots of times. The longest wait was maybe 10 minutes and that was because of a shift change. They had shows running at 3, 6:15 & 8:15 I believe. The 'Believe' show was our favourite.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #22
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Great to hear!
What were your excursions? any reviews?
We just got off the Fantasy yesterday. I would highly recommend the Doubloon Sail and Snorkel in St Thomas. We did this with my 7 &10 year old boys. We all loved it!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #23
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We just got off the Fantasy yesterday. I would highly recommend the Doubloon Sail and Snorkel in St Thomas. We did this with my 7 &10 year old boys. We all loved it!
THANKS! That's exactly the one we have booked. I have heard a lot about rough seas and people getting sick. How was the trip back and forth?
Oh, and they did have float-able stuff for the kids to help them snorkel around like noodles or a life preserver?? Thanks again!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #24
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now that you mention being able to hear snoring...

we will be on the fantasy in december - i've never cruised before. i'm a light sleeper and snoring really bothers me...

i guess i'll pack earplugs

is there generally a lot of noise from surrounding cabins? i'd also hate to disturb anyone surrounding us if the walls are thin. plus, i'm gonna be on my honeymoon!

but seriously, I tend to be super sensitive about disturbing others in general, but I will go pretty crazy if we're next to cabin of loud snorers/able to hear a lot of noise in general.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #25
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now that you mention being able to hear snoring...

we will be on the fantasy in december - i've never cruised before. i'm a light sleeper and snoring really bothers me...

i guess i'll pack earplugs

is there generally a lot of noise from surrounding cabins? i'd also hate to disturb anyone surrounding us if the walls are thin. plus, i'm gonna be on my honeymoon!

but seriously, I tend to be super sensitive about disturbing others in general, but I will go pretty crazy if we're next to cabin of loud snorers/able to hear a lot of noise in general.
I found this my 9th cruise first on Disney VERY noisey,people running up an down the halls(an not just kids)Iam not a very light sleeper,I live right beside train tracks,trains go day an night ,they dont wake me.But this cruise I had about 4 hrs of sleep a night .It was nice to get back home to the trains..lol
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #26
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I found this my 9th cruise first on Disney VERY noisey,people running up an down the halls(an not just kids)Iam not a very light sleeper,I live right beside train tracks,trains go day an night ,they dont wake me.But this cruise I had about 4 hrs of sleep a night .It was nice to get back home to the trains..lol
Ah... earplugs it is!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #27
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what were the liqour and cigarette limitations for st thomas and San Juan.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #28
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As this was my 9th cruise,first on Disney.I have the packing down pretty good,so no didnt find I needed anything I didnt take.Our room was mid ship deck 6 really liked it there(except the snoring from cabin beside us.We had first dining,as my grand daughter who was with me ,has 5 oclock dinner at home,I like it as well.I think was better for us.Ask away,thats how you find out,BUT you will find ,you get the people thats replyings opinion,an they can differ alot.
I am in the process of booking our first cruise for Feb 2014 Eastern Carib...traveling from Toronto so any suggestions you have regarding flights, transfers, hotels before cruise etc I would be very great full. I have 2 boys, 4 and 5, who adore the beach so was thinking of just doing beach days at the ports....thoughts? So excited!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:16 AM   #29
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I am in the process of booking our first cruise for Feb 2014 Eastern Carib...traveling from Toronto so any suggestions you have regarding flights, transfers, hotels before cruise etc I would be very great full. I have 2 boys, 4 and 5, who adore the beach so was thinking of just doing beach days at the ports....thoughts? So excited!!!
Which week? My family is booked for the Feb 8th eastern. It's our first cruise so I have no advice! We are probably going to stay at the hyatt at mco and take Disney transportation just to make things easy, since we will be traveling with our 5 year old daughter and 9 month old son. We are also thinking beach excursions. Magen's bay tops my list currently. May not even leave the ship in st. Maarten. I spend time every day thinking about the cruise, because I am so excited!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #30
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I am in the process of booking our first cruise for Feb 2014 Eastern Carib...traveling from Toronto so any suggestions you have regarding flights, transfers, hotels before cruise etc I would be very great full. I have 2 boys, 4 and 5, who adore the beach so was thinking of just doing beach days at the ports....thoughts? So excited!!!
We are from the same area and just got back on Saturday. I would definitely say to leave from Buffalo. Sooooo much cheaper for flights. We paid $800 return for a family of 4. We also stated at the Raddison at the Port the night before and loved it.
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