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Old 01-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #136
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Also - Key West, someone said there is a Free Trolley?!?!?! Where does it go? Are there many stops? We may be taking my parents with us & my Dad can't walk far, so wondered if there are many places for us to pick it up at.
I don't know if there's a free trolley that goes around the island... I'd be surprised if there is, since there are companies doing it for $30/ticket.

The free ride we got was a Disney-arranged shuttle from the ship (at the Navy pier) to Mallory Square. It was a nice little ride in one of the Old Town Trolley vehicles, but no stops or anything; it did pass a few Key West landmarks and the driver gave a little description along the way.

You can look up the websites for Old Town Trolleys and the Conch Train (both of which DCL has official excursions with--but easy to do on your own). They have extensive info about the route/stops. There's another hop-on-hop-off company too but I don't know the name...
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #137
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Cityview Trolleys - they are about $10 cheaper than the other two. http://www.cityviewtrolleys.com/keywest/index.html
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #138
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Has anyone that has returned done a trip report yet?

I'd love to read it to get myself even more excited for my upcoming cruise in March
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #139
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Has anyone that has returned done a trip report yet?

I'd love to read it to get myself even more excited for my upcoming cruise in March
I've thought about doing one but am daunted by the task!!! Have you checked out the "I Love Comedians with Guitars" one??? She includes a ton of AWESOME pics and details all the scenery of the ship and food, etc etc. Talk about getting excited for the trip---even though her excursions were different, all her amazing ship pics got me really jazzed for our cruise!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:29 PM   #140
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How full did the ship feel?

We all know that the Magic is going into dry dock this year but curious to know how she is looking and feeling to everyone?

For those who were on this cruise would you do this cruise again. Regardless of your answer would you tell us how you reached that conclusion?

Still looking at the May 10 cruise but we gotta do taxes first

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #141
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I've thought about doing one but am daunted by the task!!! Have you checked out the "I Love Comedians with Guitars" one??? She includes a ton of AWESOME pics and details all the scenery of the ship and food, etc etc. Talk about getting excited for the trip---even though her excursions were different, all her amazing ship pics got me really jazzed for our cruise!!!
I know it's daunting, done a few on a different cruise forum and it took forever and seem like no one read them.

Thanks for the tip on what to read. I'll check it out.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #142
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Question about shows

Does anyone know if the shows are after the late dinner seating or if you have the late dinner do you have to go to the show before dinner?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #143
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Does anyone know if the shows are after the late dinner seating or if you have the late dinner do you have to go to the show before dinner?
Late dinner seating, you go to the show before dinner.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #144
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Here is a good tip:

Once onboard use your iPhone/iPad take a HD picture of your:

• Voyage Navigator Cruise at a Glance.
• Daily navigator schedule.
• Schedule of cruise planned activities.
• Diner rotation, character breakfast, Palo and activity tickets.
• The bus departure times for WDW.
• Map of Key West.
• Remember to put your phone on airplane mode.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:37 AM   #145
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Here is a good tip:

Once onboard use your iPhone/iPad take a HD picture of your:

• Voyage Navigator Cruise at a Glance.
• Daily navigator schedule.
• Schedule of cruise planned activities.
• Diner rotation, character breakfast, Palo and activity tickets.
• The bus departure times for WDW.
• Map of Key West.
• Remember to put your phone on airplane mode.

Paul
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:19 AM   #146
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Looks like u don't get to stay at WDW parks late enough to see fireworks?? 930 seems early to leave if ship is in port till 1245am?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:23 AM   #147
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Is it time to sail yet?

This is our 2nd Disney Cruise for my and my girls(ages 18 & 14)now. But this time we are bringing my 3yr old niece. She is "princess" crazy and I can not wait to see her expression when she finally gets to see Cinderella's Castle!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:48 AM   #148
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Looks like u don't get to stay at WDW parks late enough to see fireworks?? 930 seems early to leave if ship is in port till 1245am?

There was no problem at all with seeing fireworks. Both MK and Epcot had buses running after the fireworks show, and because of the amount of people, there were some buses straggling behind.

I was surprised that we had such early buses coming back. But it worked out. The parks were then closed, the only place you could have gone was DTD. I was hoping to, but wouldn't work out.

Unless you are doing a non Disney excursion (or non WDW), then the bus times were fine.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #149
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How full did the ship feel?

We all know that the Magic is going into dry dock this year but curious to know how she is looking and feeling to everyone?

For those who were on this cruise would you do this cruise again. Regardless of your answer would you tell us how you reached that conclusion?

Still looking at the May 10 cruise but we gotta do taxes first

HG

The ship didn't feel full at all!! I was surprised actually, since it was appearantly 'full'. they had signs up at port and on the ship saying that Mickey was sailing with a full ship. I have sailed on HAL, so smaller ships, and this, for a full ship, I don't know where the people were

I haven't sailed the Magic before, this was my first DCL cruise. If you LOOKING for the ship to be worn, you will find it. If your looking closely to find the rough spots because it is old, it's there. BUT, if your there to enjoy yourself, and not worry about how it looks, then to me, it looked fine. When walking on, there was no disappointment at all. I thought the ship was beautiful. My room, veranda, was great. Sure the bedspread is old, and maybe the couch could be updated, but it was a great space in good condition. I had no issues with anything working. The actual furniture was good. The common areas, to me, were great. I saw no major issues.
Again, if your looking closely for problems, you will find them. If your there to enjoy it, it's a beautiful ship

I would definitely do this cruise again. I wish it wasn't out of Texas, as the flights are more than going into FL, BUT I LOVED LOVED LOVED it First off, come on, it's CC. It was just beautiful. And going into WDW for a day is great. And if you don't want to do Disney, then do a different exursion, there are tons to do in that area. As well, Key west is a great place. I was so happy that we were stopping there. And the sea days. I loved that there were so many of them. So much time to just relax and either enjoy the ship and pools, or to do one of the many activities they had going on. Sooo much character interaction time. I wish my whole family could do this cruise together, but it won't happen unfortunately because of it being from TX. If they did this from NY again, would be on it in a hurry!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #150
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Alice Tea?

Hi:

I've been combing through the navigators, but can't seem to find which day/time that the Alice Tea was on. I saw that you had to get tickets on the first day for 3 available teas.

Did anyone attend these teas?

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