|04-16-2013, 11:16 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fantasy Cruise - April 6-13
Just got off the Fantasy ship on Saturday. Thought I would give you some thoughts of the cruise.
My DW and i departed the midwest on Thursday afternoon the 4th for our 1250 mile drive to Port Canaveral for the cruise departing on the 6trh. Split the drive up and stopped over in Tupelo MS for the evening. Stayed at the Holiday Inn Select there. Nice room with free breakfast!
Got on the road about 7am for the 740 miles. Let me tell you, from my experiences if you are in Memphis take 78 East (great drive) and then highway 231 south instad of hitting the interstate to atlanta. I made great time. On 231 you do drive through some towns, but it is far better than the mess in Atlanta.
Anyway, got to the Inn and Garden Suites at the Orlando Airport at about 8:30pm. Picked up our DD from the airport at about 11:30pm.
Got up on the 6th and departed the hotel about 10am. Arrived at the cruise terminal at about 10:55am. Check-in was easy as normal and we only waited a little while to board. At 11:30 they called our boarding number, number #1 (Platinum)! Got on board very qucikly.
Our dinner rotation was ROAROAR and we had main dining. Our server was Santos and the Asst Server was Julio. More on the service in a minute.
Got in our room, room 7570 a midship room at 1pm. Don' recall the room steward's name but he did do a pretty good job. Luggage arrived at around 2pm, pretty early condering the number of cruisers on board. Drill was at 3:45, the nice thing about room 7570 is that your assigned drill letter is F! Meaning you get to meet in the Walt Disney Theater for the drill! You get to sit IF you arrive early like we do.
The deck party starts pretty much after the drill but we don't attend anymore. Been there, done that I guess.
At 5pm, we headed out for our 7-day cruise. So we thought......
Past DCL Cruises (16):
Magic (6): 5/13 - 8-Night Bahamian w/WDW, 2/13 - 8 Night Bahamian w/WDW, 11/12 - 7 Night Eastern, 4/12 - 7-Night Western, 10/11 - 7-Night Eastern, 4/11 7-Night Western
Fantasy (2): 4/13 - 7-Night Eastern, 9/12 - 7-Night Western
Dream (3) - 9/12 - 4-Night Bahamian, 12/11 4-Night Bahamian (Christmas), 1/11 4-Night Bahamian (Inaugural)
Wonder (5) - 10/13 - B2B 7-Night Caribbean Cruise and 7-Night Bahamian Cruise, 9/10 Wonder - 3 Night Bahamian, 5/09 - 4 Night Bahamian, 7/03 - 3 Night Bahamian
Future Cruises - 2
12/13 Dream - 4 and 3 Night Bahamian (B2B)
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