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Old 02-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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What is there to do?

To all you cruise vets this may seem like a wild question!! I keep reading threads about how there is so much to do, and you can never do all of it on your first trip (especially a 4 night, like we are doing!), and to make sure you go into it with a mind set that you just can't conquer it all. Now, Im a frequent on the WDW boards, and I always agree with this tip for first timers at WDW... but,now I'm a first timer on DCL and it's got me thinking -- what exactly is there to do all day??

To me, I was expecting relaxing, pool time.. and thats about it.(which I'm fine with) We planned to do a tasting, and Palo brunch (if we can get it).. but other than that, I don't have any plans! So what is it that everyone keeps saying there is sooo much to do on a big ship like the Dream?!

So, please, share with me!! I'm clearly out of the loop on this one! THANKS!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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Just a few...

Spa treatments
Character Meet & Greets
First-run Disney company films
Nightly shows
Nightly photo opportunities in the Atrium
Cooking demonstrations
Alcohol tastings
Palo Brunch/Dinner
Art Auctions (although I stay far away from these)
Midship Detective Agency (Dream/Fantasy only)
Pirate Party/Fireworks
Daily activities (crafts, trivia contests, etc.)
Children's programming
AquaDuck (Dream/Fantasy only)

With only one sea day you won't be able to do it all without rushing through every moment. There is, of course, no need to do any of the above. If you'd like a vacation full of relaxing pool time you can have that. My advice is to look over the Navigators each night and see what interests you and go from there.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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DH an I, no kids, did 7 day Fantasy in Jan. we were all about relaxing. Spent a lot of time reading on veranda and and in adult area. Also did:
Excursions (parasailing, Mayan ruins, stingrays)
Animation classes
Comedy club stuff
Trivia games
Pin trading

We had a blast.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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I heard there is karaoke??? My weakness!!!

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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Here is my must do:
  1. Nightly Shows
  2. Remy Dinner
  3. Dinner in Anamator's Palate
  4. Ride the Aqua Duck
  5. Have a drink in the Skyline Bar (see the cities of the world)
  6. Have a drink in the O'Gills Pub in the evening (Pub experience)
  7. Take a picture with Mickey Mouse
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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This is just DH and I
1. Relaxing
2. Beach time on Castaway Cay
3. Eating
4. Pictures with the characters
5. The nightly shows
6. Movie PremEARS - if Disney has a movie premiering in the theater that week it will also premiere on the ship
7. The animation classes
8. Remy and Palo
9. Enjoying the adults only areas at night
10. Exploring the ship

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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Besides what has already been mentioned:

Walk the ship and take photos.
Sit on a deck 4 lounger and do nothing but relax.
People watch.
Go on a scavenger hunt and find all the places that serve food.
Stand by the rail, breathe deep and watch the sea go by.
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