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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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You are going to love the cruise! So much fun! I've done 5 on Disney and I am hooked!

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:02 PM   #17
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Jenny, I've thought about doing a PTR, but I spend way too much time on the DIS already, I can't imagine how much more time I'd spend here if I had my own stuff to write . That and I'm not the prolific write that some of you gals and guys are.

The coles notes of our trip go like this. We are cruising for the 1st time so like you I'm on here looking for all the info I can gather. Our boys know that we are going on this cruise and they are very excited. What they don't know is that we are going to WDW a week before the cruise and are staying in a 1 bedroom at BWV. We've been to WDW 3 times but we've never stayed on site! So this is a dream trip for us, or as DH likes to remind me "a once in a lifetime trip". I hope he sees how wonderful it all is and he wants to book on board

So I know how exciting it is to plan your 1st cruise, and I'm thrilled for you and your Josh!

You should totally write a report. You can't go wrong with photo heavy. I usually have more photos than words once I get rolling. I'm far from a good writer but I think people's excitement and passion show through even if we're not Shakespeare .

Your boys are going to FLiP! That's so exciting, truly. And you will love DVC. Seriously, it's the best vacation decision we've made. I haven't stayed at the BWV but they're on my next trip list. What a fantastic surprise and trip. Have you made your ADRs?



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Oh good! I've still made the first page. No way you and Josh will be bored! Check out Bingo. It was fun as heck! I'm sure there are a ton of things the two of you will enjoy for your days at sea. CC will be a blast and I'm sure you will find a fun excursion in Cozumel.


Glad you made it over. Guess I didn't give you an option really. Safe travels tomorrow and I can't wait to read all about it. Hope real life doesn't hit you like a frying pan to the head like it does me upon returning home. And you're so right, there's no way we'll get bored. Joshua is every bit the Disney lover that I am. The more I read, the more I think we need a longer cruise. I'm looking at a few beach club options for Cozumel though I have a feeling Joshua may not want to leave the ship. I showed him photos tonight, on the sly, and he's freaking out excited already. He found out he can pin trade and he's happy happy. I can't imagine what's going to happen when he sees the big vinylmation I'm going to get him next month in DTD. Remind me to get him a big vinylmation in DTD. He reminded me of the horn blowing and for sure I'll cry.

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I just saw the link in your signature and jumped on over. Would you believe I have the same cruise booked! What fun
You are?! How cool! Are you taking it or is it a dummy cruise? First dining or second? Where are you on the ship? Not like it matters as I know very little but am learning.



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I am in...

You are really rockin' with the Club 33 trip
and the Wonder Cruise - love it !

You're sweet. I'm pretty excited for both and can't believe Club 33 is so soon. It feels like a dream.

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I have pictures of our room, the room should be the same, it's just the verandah that's different. I'll see what I can dig up.

That would be great! Was it your Alaska cruise?


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Yeah, 8/23/14. Looking at it I think we need to be back in town NLT than about the 18th at the latest. School doesn't historically get out till the 3rd week of June, later if we have snow days. So that gives us 6 weeks to work with, although there are scout and church camps I won't have dates for yet and it's all prime $$ season. BLEH.
NLT? Have you had many snow days? Prime money season blows. Seriously. Why does schooling have to get in the way of vacation dagnabbit?

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Bonine, I think it works better than Dramamine. Personal opinion.

I read that Bonine can have funky effects if taken with alcohol. Not that I'll need the Bonine or that I'll drink that much. Haha.

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You are going to love the cruise! So much fun! I've done 5 on Disney and I am hooked!

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Jill! Where have you cruised to? Tell me all about it. Any really helpful tips or things you wished you knew as a first time cruiser? I'm thinking I'll be rebooking when we're there. How does that work on board?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #18
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Jill! Where have you cruised to? Tell me all about it. Any really helpful tips or things you wished you knew as a first time cruiser? I'm thinking I'll be rebooking when we're there. How does that work on board?
I've done 2 4nighters on the Wonder, 1 3 night on the Wonder, 7 night Eastern on the Fantasy, and 11 night Med on the Magic.

My tips. You won't be able to do everything! Enjoy the ship. Take a highlighter and mark what you want to do on the daily Navigator. Palo brunch is fantastic as is dinner but I'm sure you will want to spend dinners with your son in the main dining rooms. Go to the shows..they are fantastic!

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I can't remember how much you've told us about Josh other than he loves to hang out with you and wait for the parades and stuff. They have drawing, trivia, movies on the funnel vision by the pool. This sounds like a win for both of you. Pool time, drink time all with Disney movies in the background!

You might want to try a sit down lunch or breakfast at Tritons on your days at sea. I thought this was really nice and pampering to do.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #21
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I've done 2 4nighters on the Wonder, 1 3 night on the Wonder, 7 night Eastern on the Fantasy, and 11 night Med on the Magic.

My tips. You won't be able to do everything! Enjoy the ship. Take a highlighter and mark what you want to do on the daily Navigator. Palo brunch is fantastic as is dinner but I'm sure you will want to spend dinners with your son in the main dining rooms. Go to the shows..they are fantastic!

Jill in CO


Thanks Jill. With 5 nights I'm sure I'll be left with a ton we didn't get to do, all the more to rebook. I'd love to try Palo. Wonder how hard it would be to get a table for one if DS decides to chill with friends? Love the highlighter idea. Just added it to my *tips* list. I'm looking forward to the shows. I've read the Toy Story one is only so-so but I'm willing to give them all a try.

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I can't remember how much you've told us about Josh other than he loves to hang out with you and wait for the parades and stuff. They have drawing, trivia, movies on the funnel vision by the pool. This sounds like a win for both of you. Pool time, drink time all with Disney movies in the background!
Team Hakuna Matata (me and Joshua) kicked some major trivia butt at AKV's pool party. Sounds perfect; pool, movies, drinks....right up our alley. Is the corkage $20 or $10? I've read both. I'll have to pick your brain after you get unpacked next month.

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You might want to try a sit down lunch or breakfast at Tritons on your days at sea. I thought this was really nice and pampering to do.

Do I have to make reservations to eat at Tritons during the day on sea days? Or reservations anywhere on sea days other than Palo or for the spa?


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and Jessica. Glad you're here. How are your October plans coming?
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I saw your dates and thought how cool, what a fabulous coincidence. Not a dummy booking, definitely going. (As long as the boss gives me the time) 2nd dining, on deck 2 at the moment in an inside stateroom.

You don't need reservations for Tritons for breakfast or lunch. The shows are all wonderful, not to be missed.
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and Jessica. Glad you're here. How are your October plans coming?
I haven't had any time to plan. However I am hoping to have a quiet night tonight so I can get some planning done. We will see DH and DD may have other plans.
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Your boys are going to FLiP! That's so exciting, truly. And you will love DVC. Seriously, it's the best vacation decision we've made. I haven't stayed at the BWV but they're on my next trip list. What a fantastic surprise and trip. Have you made your ADRs?
DH and I would love to own DVC, it's the cost of airfare from here to WDW that stops us, so this time we are renting points. But I know they'll be no going back after we've stayed on site in a villa!

We've made more ADRs than I told myself we would...Via Napoli, BOG, 'Ohana for dinner and fireworks on the beach after, and Kona Cafe for breakfast on our last day before we dive to PC for the cruise the next day! These are all 1st for us so I'm pretty stoked.

I'm sure you're getting ready to head to California, hope it goes well for you and your family
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I saw your dates and thought how cool, what a fabulous coincidence. Not a dummy booking, definitely going. (As long as the boss gives me the time) 2nd dining, on deck 2 at the moment in an inside stateroom.

You don't need reservations for Tritons for breakfast or lunch. The shows are all wonderful, not to be missed.
We should meet for a drink. That'd be fun. I can tell Joshua I made friends too- lol!

Excellent on not needing reservations for Tritons. I was looking at menus last night. Do you know if the menus in the DCL site are current?
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I haven't had any time to plan. However I am hoping to have a quiet night tonight so I can get some planning done. We will see DH and DD may have other plans.
Moms' wants always come last. Hope you get some quiet time to enjoy the planning phase. I like that almost as much as the trip. But don't tell anyone.
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DH and I would love to own DVC, it's the cost of airfare from here to WDW that stops us, so this time we are renting points. But I know they'll be no going back after we've stayed on site in a villa!

We've made more ADRs than I told myself we would...Via Napoli, BOG, 'Ohana for dinner and fireworks on the beach after, and Kona Cafe for breakfast on our last day before we dive to PC for the cruise the next day! These are all 1st for us so I'm pretty stoked.

I'm sure you're getting ready to head to California, hope it goes well for you and your family
They have DVC at Disneyland too...just saying... Love 'Ohana! We had Via planned on our last trip but the F&W Festival got the best of us. Same with Kona. And the grill at the THV. Nothing beats a BBQ hotdog from the privacy of your own treehouse.

I'm so excited for you guys. Staying on property cannot be beat! And in a villa, you can kiss a standard room goodbye.

I am at the airport. Thank you for the kind wishes.
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Excellent on not needing reservations for Tritons. I was looking at menus last night. Do you know if the menus in the DCL site are current?
Absolutely, and I'm sure we'll see each other throughout the cruise. I was constantly seeing the same people over and over.

The menus on the website are current. They are the menus for the normal rotation dinner that is in each of the restaurants. The 'special' menus like Pirate Night and the last evening 'See Ya Real Soon' I think it was called, are not on there. I had known for months what I would order each evening only problem is sometimes they would disappoint. That's one of the wonderful things about cruising, you can order as many dishes as you want.
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Absolutely, and I'm sure we'll see each other throughout the cruise. I was constantly seeing the same people over and over.

The menus on the website are current. They are the menus for the normal rotation dinner that is in each of the restaurants. The 'special' menus like Pirate Night and the last evening 'See Ya Real Soon' I think it was called, are not on there. I had known for months what I would order each evening only problem is sometimes they would disappoint. That's one of the wonderful things about cruising, you can order as many dishes as you want.
That'll be fun! It'll be nice if Joshua makes some friends as I'd like to play a little BINGO and I believe he's not allowed in.

Now I'm going to need to take a close look and see what looks the best. I've been looking for a Wonder food porn thread but only see an all ship thread which doesn't have a lot of Wonder food.
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That'll be fun! It'll be nice if Joshua makes some friends as I'd like to play a little BINGO and I believe he's not allowed in.

Now I'm going to need to take a close look and see what looks the best. I've been looking for a Wonder food porn thread but only see an all ship thread which doesn't have a lot of Wonder food.
well you can go back and read my Alaska TR

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