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Old 01-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #1741
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Teena and Bob's Cruise

Jan 12-Jan 26 Celebrity Equinox

I believe the ports were:

Aruba- rained during their entire excursion on this desert island!
Bonaire
Grendada
Barbados
St. Lucia (one of my favorite islands and contender for most beautiful island)
Antigua
St. Marteen
St. Thomas

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Ship:

Solarium and Pool






Bob's a Winner! (But we already knew that)



Teena and Bob found a Hidden Mickey. People who saw them taking this picture thought they were crazy!




Islands:

Bonaire- reminded them of Bermuda




Grenada- beautiful, but impoverished island
Teena and Bob were invited to watch the sailaway from the heliopad






St. Marten- Tight squeeze with 6 ships in port!





St. Lucia- Bob makes a new friend






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Old 01-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #1742
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Food Porn

View from Tuscan Grill



Tomato and Mozarella Salad



Lamb



Seafood Pasta



Veal Parmesan








After 8 Mousse



Chocolate Souffle


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Old 01-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #1743
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I'm contemplating whether or not it really matters to go with garden view or not. I'm booked in a standard room at the BC right now for our split stay in May. Going Deluxe is a HUGE splurge already which is why I only did a standard room. It's only $40 more for Garden View, but I'm finding I keep saying that about everything and am afraid of it all adding up at the end.

For those who have stayed both standard and garden view, did it really matter? Was the view from a standard room that terrible? Or did GV really enhance the experience?

This is a really big trip for us and we are doing lots of things we normally don't, like the deluxe resort, and signing up for extras like the pirate cruise and pirates league and I'm hoping to have a specialty cake done up for dinner one night, etc. My usually very frugal self is starting to freak out-lol. I almost panicked and went back to staying moderate but I've calmed down now.

So, what do you think? Is GV going to add to the magic?

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I don't mind standard view at all. I always book SV to save the money. I don't really care what I am looking at, although I do still request a full balcony because I like to have a place to go in the early morning hours with a book and a cup of coffee (not necessarily in that order)
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #1745
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Looks like Teena and Bob are having a great time!!!

So glad they have shared the pics.





I'll go back to drooling over the desert pics now.
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ALMinVA: As unlucky as all the delays seemed, sometimes there's a reason for all that. There were so many accidents last night on I95 through NC. The roads were extremely icy and they really didn't get completely dry until mid morning this morning.

I hope the rest of your vacation is filled with pixie dust and you love YC as much as I do!
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Thanks Dee and Teena for sharing those pictures! Looks amazing.
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Well my friends,
DH is in the air, kids are back to excited and I called the YC CL folks to inform them of our late arrival. I happened to ask if our room had been assigned and they said YES, that we were placed in a lagoon pool view room with 2 queen beds and day bed.
Now - correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a bit of pixie dust?
I paid for a garden view room
Also, I had requested a day bed and that wish has been granted!

Must be all that pixie dust you folks have been sending our way
WHoo Hoo!! Lots of well deserved pixie dust!!! Now dont forget to give us all kinds of updates when you get there please!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #1749
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You can add us to the list also. We have 2 studios booked Nov 9-17th My parents and sister will be in one room, and DH, DS and I in the other. This will be a first time for all of us to stay deluxe and DVC.
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Awesome cruise pictures! Thanks for sharing Teena (and Dee!).
Teena - Are you around the weekend of the Princess? I'll try to come say hi!

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Awesome cruise pictures! Thanks for sharing Teena (and Dee!).
Teena - Are you around the weekend of the Princess? I'll try to come say hi!

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We have always booked either a standard view or a garden view and have gotten free upgrades many times. One time we got a junior suite!
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I don't mind standard view at all. I always book SV to save the money. I don't really care what I am looking at, although I do still request a full balcony because I like to have a place to go in the early morning hours with a book and a cup of coffee (not necessarily in that order)
Thanks. I did request a full balcony as our only room request. I think we are going to skip the GV for now and maybe hope for an upgrade. I just have to work on pinching pennies somewhere so we'll start here.
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We've done it twice (separate trips). My older two really enjoyed it. My youngest did it once and chose not to do it again but he's only 4 and had trouble opening and closing the light saber.
I sent my DH with the 3 kids to the sign up area at park opening while I went to Toy Story Mania to get fast passes. We got an early show (I think the 2nd or 3rd show of the day?).

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The weekend of February 24th.

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I am on pins and needles waiting for my sister and her husband to decided if they are going to travel to sinewy the same dates as we are. I showed them the BC/YC and my sister fell in love! Now it's trying to get her husband to go along with it. For so crazy, insane reason he is in love with the all stars. Ok I'm not a value knocker, but they can book with Disney direct and stay there or for the same price book threw a TA get an unbelievable deal stay at the BC/YC CL for the exact same price! It's like comparing apples to oranges! A no brainier to me! BC/YC CL here I come I would be yelling!

My nephew is 13 we were showing his dad the pictures of the pool I thought he was going to die. He is such a good kid, so is my niece this would be their first visit to Disney. I say go big or go home.

It's literally the same price how can I convince him this is the way to go. My sister is totally in love
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