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Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #16
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thanks for reading along everyone!

transitioning to the "real world" & working has been pretty rough after an absolutely amazing trip. plus, i've come down with a cold which makes it even more tough.

i'll start posting pictures tomorrow of the awesome concierge lounge & the room.

my daughter emme keeps saying that she wants to "go back on the boat".
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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HELLO CONCIERGE!

we finally arrive to the concierge lounge. it was a bit crowded during this meet & greet. we were escorted to a table & i grabbed a snack for my daughter from the small buffet. there was also a bar set up & the very awesome NAMCHAN was bartending & he made me a very refreshing mimosa.



a perfect mimosa to start a perfect vacation.


...so the mimosa went down very quickly and i ordered my second drink.


grey goose voda + soda water + lime = awesome.


kemisha introduces herself to my family & she begins to explain all the offerings of concierge. she also shows us how to use the wave phone & gives us great tips for the cruise. she asked if emme needed any milk stocked in the fridge & she immediately stocked our fridge with milk. in one word, kemisha was FANTASTIC! we felt really comfortable with her & she was so warm, sincere & helpful.

we also met amazing julia as well! alice was also part of the team but we did not get to meet her during the meet & greet but met alice a few hours later. all three ladies go above & beyond to help make your trip as relaxing as possible. i cannot thank these ladies enough for all that they did for us during the trip. the were the terrific trip....absolutely wonderful!

we were given a concierge packet which was our guide to everything that concierge offers.




soon after, we were told our room was ready @ 1:30. i was so excited to see our room & even happier that we wouldn't be carrying around our travel bag when we went to explore the ship. i will post more images of the lounge & offerings in a later post.

off to the room we go!



FIRST IMPRESSIONS.


room 12020 is very close to the concierge lounge. when i say very close, we were about 3 rooms down from concierge so we visited the lounge quite frequently.



emme's bibbidi bobbidi boutique appointment card


we saw emme's bbb appointment card awaiting us. then we opened the door & the one bedroom suite is GINORMOUS. it was larger than my first college apartment.



the hallway.



another view of the hallway


there are three closets in the hallway, one of which is a walk in. also, there is a bathroom which has a shower as well. all the closet space was really great. we used all three closets. there were also many drawers to place items in. it really did feel like home.


a well lived in walk in closet.




hallway bathroom


hallway shower.

the shower head was really really nice. it was a very steady stream. there's also a removable shower head as well. the plus is that the water gets super hot, quickly. i loved that shower.




living area with flat screen tv.



living area: there is two entry way to get onto the balcony and one is located in the living area.


concierge level rooms have access to on demand movies & shows. the selection included tons of disney movies, pixar films, hollywood features, disney jr shows, disney shows, documentaries etc. there were tons to choose from. another tip is that you can ask the concierge staff for popcorn as well & have some quiet time with a movie. it was really great!

the couch turned into a really large bed & it was quite comfortable. i was surprised how comfortable the couch actually was. concierge level has something called "pillow talk" where you can ask for different types of pillows. i asked for a "memory foam" & my mom got the "elliptical" for neck support. the special pillows were wonderful.



my daughter emme wearing a shirt by disboard member FRUTO76. please check out her shop...her work is incredible!



sitting area + additional bed. the desk became my place for charging my gadgets.






the fridge (located underneath the tv in living room) which was stocked with drinks & milk. we loaded up on evian water from the lounge. they would give us 6 packs whenever we requested. in total, we drank 24 bottles of water in our room. not really great for the environment but it was so nice to have in our room.




our dining area: there is a second entry to the balcony from this area.

another great tip is that if you do not want to go to your dining rotation, in concierge you are able to order off the menu & have the food delivered to your room so that you can enjoy it there. it was so nice to have a table. my mom loved opening the balcony and getting some fresh air as we ate breakfast & drank our coffee. it was a great luxury to have.




the very comfortable bed.



master bathroom.



2 sinks!

there was so much space to put our things into. there was storage space underneath each sink as well as the drawers in the middle.




jacuzzi tube that also had lights that change color. this tub was used every night. it was AH-MA-ZING!



the mirror in the master bathroom has a tv inside of it!



bath products which worked really well. i was impressed with the shampoo and conditioner as the products at the resorts are TERRIBLE. i regret bringing my own toiletries as the ones on board were great.



so cute!






even the towels were awesome!


up next, surprises from our concierge team!

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:19 AM   #18
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Awesome pics!! We are staying in room 12024 in April and we can't wait!! Any idea who the concierge hosts will be then? We had Julia and Kemisha last year, plus PJ. Loved them all. So attentive. We were in 12004 last May and we are excited to move up to a one bedroom Excited to see more of your report
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About the toiletries, you'll find they are the same (H20 Spa Line) as they provide at the Grand Floridian.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #20
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About the toiletries, you'll find they are the same (H20 Spa Line) as they provide at the Grand Floridian.
i've never stayed at the grand floridian & the resorts i've stayed in had awful toiletries that included shampoo + conditioner in one.


toiletries from my stay at all star movies, aoa little mermaid & pop century.

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Great report, thanks for posting pictures. Can't wait to read more.
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Awesome pics!! We are staying in room 12024 in April and we can't wait!! Any idea who the concierge hosts will be then? We had Julia and Kemisha last year, plus PJ. Loved them all. So attentive. We were in 12004 last May and we are excited to move up to a one bedroom Excited to see more of your report
Thank you! I think your hosts will be Julia, kemisha and Alice for the eastern Caribbean itinerary. All three are fabulous! We grew quite attached...especially my daughter.
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I have followed your dining reports and also saw the pictures on Barb's thread. Your daughter is an absolute doll. I love the pics of your feet in the bathtub.. Cannot wait to read more!
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Awesome pics!! We are staying in room 12024 in April and we can't wait!! Any idea who the concierge hosts will be then? We had Julia and Kemisha last year, plus PJ. Loved them all. So attentive. We were in 12004 last May and we are excited to move up to a one bedroom Excited to see more of your report
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Thank you! I think your hosts will be Julia, kemisha and Alice for the eastern Caribbean itinerary. All three are fabulous! We grew quite attached...especially my daughter.
Might actually be Julia, Kemisha, & PJ. PJ is supposed to be back by March 23rd.
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Might actually be Julia, Kemisha, & PJ. PJ is supposed to be back by March 23rd.
That would be great! They were wonderful and were a big part of making our trip so fantastic. Love them
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before i post the nice surprise left for us by concierge, here is a picture from our balcony while we were in port canaveral. our room was port side.


port canaveral



emme's first time checking out the balcony



making herself at home.



our balcony was very long and there were 2 sun loungers which would be laid out in varying positions as well as 2 chairs and one table. there was plenty of room on this balcony. we spent a lot of time out here. it was wonderful.


we found a lovely fruit basket awaiting us on the dining room table.


hooray, fresh fruit!!



the bow even had the cruise logo on it. i loved it!


...there was also, this:











i'm going to end this post with the most awesome surprise given to us by concierge.




this is a lithograph given to us by concierge. it is 1 of 2500 created by don williams. i asked if the characters could sign it for my daughter so i could frame it. she stated it may be too late but they would try. lo and behold, on our last night, the lithograh was delivered to us & signed by every character on board. it's absolutely beautiful and i definitely felt the pixie dust!


i will post more pictures from our first day on board the fantasy but now i have a date with some nyquil.


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I have followed your dining reports and also saw the pictures on Barb's thread. Your daughter is an absolute doll. I love the pics of your feet in the bathtub.. Cannot wait to read more!
thank you!!
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Oh man I wish I would have thought of having the litho autographed! We did a B2B so we got 2 and that would have been cool!
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Oh man I wish I would have thought of having the litho autographed! We did a B2B so we got 2 and that would have been cool!
i felt guilty asking if they could do this since they were so gracious for the entire duration of our trip but they were more than happy to accommodate us. i could not believe that they actually were able to get all the signatures in such a short amount of time. i will be forever grateful to the three of them for being such amazing hosts. they really REALLY helped make our vacation all the more magical.
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SAILING AWAY!






after exploring our room & unpacking, it was time for the sailing away party. we stayed on deck 12 and we were looking down onto deck 11 where the party was being held. it was a very festive party but i didn't want to make my way down to deck 11 to get a closer view as it was a bit crowded.





we stayed for a few minutes but it was getting pretty windy on deck 12. i was getting pretty hungry & wanted to check out the afternoon snack options at the concierge lounge.

but first, a few random shots on our way back to our room.





poor donald.


i wanted to try out the epic coffee machine. it's rumored to have cost $10,000 (or so the internet says) but nonetheless, it made outstanding cafe latte's and whatever your heart desires in a matter of seconds. the captain made frequent visits to the lounge just for coffee. i love that thing.



epic coffee machine!!


here are some of the afternoon offerings. the food at the lounge changes daily and the ever awesome KWAN was very helpful in the lounge. she was one of my favorite cast members on board. i'll post a picture of emme & kwan during the birthday post. but she was incredible.



assorted fruits, cheeses, shrimp & lettuce wraps & marinated mushrooms. YUM!











so i headed back to my room to enjoy my afternoon snack while sitting on the balcony.



grey goose vodka + soda water + lime.



plate full of yummyness.



more delicious cheese.


...and here's my view






i'm going to end my post with pictures from the tv in the bathroom mirror. when you turn on the tv, a really cute message appears with tinkerbell.





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up next, our first dinner at animator's palate!

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