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Old 12-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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March 30, 2014, Wonder 5-Night Western Caribbean

I searched for a meet thread for the 3/30/14 Wonder cruise--but didn't find one, so let's do this!

I'll start:

Sailing will be me, DH, DS & DD (14 and 11 at cruise time). Also joining us: my DM and two close friends. By the way, I'm Ivy. We live in South Carolina. (The other couple sailing with us lives in Texas.)

Anyone else booked on, booking, or thinking about booking this cruise?


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**ROSTERS and FE EXCHANGE PARTICIPANT LIST**

We have started a Google docs roster to help keep track of who's who as the thread becomes more active. If you're sailing with us, and you'd like to be added to the roster, please post the info (as listed below) you're comfortable providing. No pressure. This is entirely optional, of course.

stateroom (you can provide your stateroom # later if yours hasn't been assigned yet.)
first and last name
DIS user ID
where you live
first names of family members with whom you're traveling
special occasions you're celebrating (if any)

Rosters:
Cruise Roster https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0
Kids Roster https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...nc&usp=sharing

FE Exchange Participant List:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

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If you edit the rosters and/or list of FE exchange participants, please RIGHT CLICK on the cell and hit INSERT COMMENT. This is essential for tracking changes. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Wonder Cruise.

We are cruising on this date as well. It will be me and my husband and our three children. They will be 9, 6 and 19 months old. My nephew will be going as well . He will be 15. My sister and her husband will be joining us. We also might have a couple and their children come as well. We live in Indianapolis, Indiana. My name is Lindsay.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Hi, Lindsay!

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. We were actually at Disney World when you posted.

Anyway, welcome to the thread. Eventually I'm hoping to set up a fish exchange and maybe a magnet exchange.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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I am really excited about doing a FE. This will be our 3rd cruise, but we have never done one before. So far I three other families that are traveling with us. I am hoping after the March 2013 cruise more people will sign up for our cruise in 2014. Hope you had a great time at DW!!

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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We did have a great time. It was crowded, and the weather wasn't the greatest on some days, but a cold and rainy day at Disney is better than a cold and rainy day at home, right?

We've done the FE once and the kids really enjoyed it. It was fun to come back to the room and find little surprises. On our last cruise (this past NYE), we did a magnet exchange. That was fun, too.

Well, we just found out our school district changed the 2014 spring break. They moved it back two weeks! So, it looks like my kids are going to miss a week of school because swtiching dates would cost us an additional $4000!
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We are booked on this cruise too and are excited for March 2014 to get here!

Our party will definitely include my wife and I along with our two daughters, who will be 2 and 8 at the time of the cruise. We are also trying to talk my brother-in-law into coming with his wife and son.

Looking forward to the discussions on this thread, and hopefully getting to meet our fellow DISers next March!
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Welcome to our cruise. Have either of you looked into any of the beach clubs on Cozumel? We are thinking about Nachi Cocum, but not sure. I like the idea that they only take 100 people per day, but I want to make sure the kids have fun. The water "toys" at the other ones don't really appeal to me. I don't think my kids will swim out to them and use them. They are use to swimming in pools. Even when we do go to the beach in Florida, they only go out to their knees. I wanted to maybe do one of the dolphin swims, but all of them said they were scared to get in the water with them. Not going to waste the money if they won't get in. Glad they told me first.
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Welcome to our cruise. Have either of you looked into any of the beach clubs on Cozumel? We are thinking about Nachi Cocum, but not sure. I like the idea that they only take 100 people per day, but I want to make sure the kids have fun. The water "toys" at the other ones don't really appeal to me. I don't think my kids will swim out to them and use them. They are use to swimming in pools. Even when we do go to the beach in Florida, they only go out to their knees. I wanted to maybe do one of the dolphin swims, but all of them said they were scared to get in the water with them. Not going to waste the money if they won't get in. Glad they told me first.
I actually have been looking at those beach clubs, and Nachi Cocum sounds like a great place. For the heck of it I checked to see if I could reserve that date (Apr. 1) on their website but got a pop-up saying that day was booked. After a little more investigation, it looks like they only have their system set up to accept bookings through Dec. 31, 2013. I sent them an email about it but haven't heard back yet.

If you'd like, I can post their response here (assuming they send me one!).

Only about 418 days until we are in Cozumel!
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Heard back from Nachi Cocum Friday. After a few back and forth emails, they fixed their website so you are now able to make 2014 reservations. I went ahead and put down a deposit for my family and brother-in-law's family. That probably means there are 93 or fewer spots left for April 1, 2014! It would be cool if a bunch of DISers on our cruise signed up too - we could have a DIS meet at Nachi Cocom!
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Just seen that you replied. I just booked 12 of us for Nachi Cocum. I think this one looked like the best option. My youngest daughter will be 18 months when we sail, so I like the idea of only having 100 people there. We might have another 5 people going on our cruise with us. Our other neighbors are trying to decide if they are going. They will have an 8 month old then and a 9 year old girl and 7 year old boy.

I am so excited about this cruise, but it is so far away . I tried contacting a taxi company and did not receive a response. I have heard that many of the taxi's don't have seat belts. This is a concern to me since I have the baby. I believe Nachi is about a 20 min. ride from the port. I was hoping since we had a large party that we could call ahead for a shuttle van with seat belts. I plan on taking my carseat with me.

Any thought or solutions on this? I am a huge planner, so I like to get a jump start on everything.
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Welcome, gortmann65!

I just checked out Nachi Cocum. Looks awesome! We are actually planning to renew our vows during the cruise for our 15th anniversary. Our friends will be celebrating their 20th, so they are considering doing a VR too. I emailed the club about their wedding/VR packages. We were considering doing it on Castaway Cay or onboard, but DCL charges a small fortune (on top of the cruise cost) just for something basic. I think a VR in Cozumel would be cool anyway.

So have you guys cruised with DCL before?
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My youngest daughter will be 18 months when we sail, so I like the idea of only having 100 people there.
Our youngest will turn 2 about a week before the cruise!

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I have heard that many of the taxi's don't have seat belts. This is a concern to me since I have the baby. I believe Nachi is about a 20 min. ride from the port. I was hoping since we had a large party that we could call ahead for a shuttle van with seat belts. I plan on taking my carseat with me.
I saw a post on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...Peninsula.html) that mentioned you can request a taxi with working seat belts and they will accomodate you. We will also be bringing a car seat along for our youngest daughter so I share your concerns.
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Welcome, gortmann65!

I just checked out Nachi Cocum. Looks awesome! We are actually planning to renew our vows during the cruise for our 15th anniversary. Our friends will be celebrating their 20th, so they are considering doing a VR too. I emailed the club about their wedding/VR packages. We were considering doing it on Castaway Cay or onboard, but DCL charges a small fortune (on top of the cruise cost) just for something basic. I think a VR in Cozumel would be cool anyway.

So have you guys cruised with DCL before?
Thanks for the welcome and congrats on your big anniversary next year! I think doing your vow renewal at Nachi Cocum sounds like a great idea, especially considering how they limit the number of folks. It might feel like a super private ceremony!

As for cruising, we have done three DCL cruises before, two of them on the Wonder. How about you and your family?

We're closing in on 400 days until the cruise!!
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Lindsay,

Not sure if you saw this, but someone posted a thread on the main cruise line forum describing their recent experience with car seats in Cozumel:
http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3069158

Reassuring!
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