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Old 03-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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It's time to try a Disney Cruise. Let's start with the Dream! update pg 14

Hello all and welcome to our trip report.

We have written reports for our WDW trips but never a cruise. We have taken two cruises in the past with Carnival but really wanted to try DCL so we took the plunge. We booked a 4 night cruise on the Dream leaving on March 3rd and returning the 7th. After that we will spend a few days in Kissimee with DWs parents, who rented a house for a month.

First off some introductions. Our son Declan

We will celebrate his 12th birthday on this trip, although his birthday is actually 2 days after we get off the ship. He has been to WDW 6 times before this trip and like us is a huge fan. He loves the cruises and is really looking forward to taking his grandparents to MK for their first visit.

DW or here on the Dis, pooksma and myself.

DW is a teacher and I work in sport administration. We have become huge WDW fans since our first family trip in 2004. You won't see many pictures of either of us on this report. I am usually behind the camera and DW prefers not to be in front of it.

The planning for this trip just after our March Break cruise last year on Carnival. We decided that we wanted to do another March Break trip and after examining some options decided that a Disney Cruise was our best option. We contacted our trusty TA Liz Lombardo and early April we were booked on the March 3rd sailing of the Dream in cabin 10166.

Over the next few months we made flight arrangements, first booking a flight down with Delta out of Portland Maine taking us to Melbourne Florida and awhile later finding a good deal on the return flight with Jet Blue out of Orlando.

We booked rental cars for the day before the cruise and for the few days after. Eventually we also decided on the Hampton Inn in Cocoa Beach for the night before the cruise.

We the major plans out of the way, we spend the next few months watching the Port Canaveral webcam, reading about excursions and counting down the days until we would be on our way.

Back a little later to add some more to this trip.
ASM - March 2004 --- POP - July 2005 --- POP and the Poly - August 2007 --- CBR - Aug 2008 --- POFQ August 2009--- POP Christmas 2010--- POFQ Aug 2011 --- Disney Dream and MK March 2013 --- EPCOT F&G March 2013 --- Pop July 2013 --- AK March 2014

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