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Old 04-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #376
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This time next week we will be sitting at the airport waiting for our flight! Laundry and packing this weekend...
Yay! Next week we will be driving down to sunny Florida!! Cannot wait! Finishing FE's/gifts this weekend (I hope! ) we are taking Sam to Legoland Atlanta tomorrow (his 4th bday is Monday) so he's excited about that. Mickey will be calling him Monday night - so excited for that bc that's when he finds out about the cruise!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #377
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This time next week we will be sitting at the airport waiting for our flight! Laundry and packing this weekend...
We leave Thursday!!! Picked up my FE the other day, got last bit of packing, 3 short days of work...and we're off!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #378
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One week from now our flight takes off(10:05)!!!! It's almost here.

Running pre-trip errands this weekend and then just 5 more days of work. We are both so excited for our first Disney cruise.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #379
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Today it Colton's 3rd birthday trying to squeeze in time to finish up fish extender gifts in between birthday stuff!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #380
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Hello my name is John and my wife and our 4yo son Zachary will be on this cruise. I have been on disBoards more the last two months than Facebook. This is our first Disney Cruise and looking so forward to it. Please come check our room door out. I have worked hard on the magnets and looking forward to decorating it. We are in stateroom 6006. So much fun. Thanks
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #381
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port arrival time

Hello,

Our port arrival time is 2.30, so pretty late unfortunately. Does anyone knows what happens if you come early, e.g, around 1 pm?

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Old 04-20-2013, 01:14 PM   #382
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Okay - question for you experienced cruisers -- we are a family of 3 (two adults, son is 4) -- how much sunscreen would you say we will use?

Trying to make a list of those little things I still need to go get
We bought one bottle of sunscreen lotion (Walmart brand - 30 SPF) before our 8 day cruise on the Magic and did not use all of it. We are a family of 4. 2 adults, 2 kids (9 & 12).

If you bring the spray on you might need to bring 2 cans, but I've never used more than that for all of us even on 7 day cruises.

Walmart brand - I think it's Great Value is about $5.00 a can/bottle and works great. We were at Castaway Cay (April 2) from 9:30am until around 4:00pm. Megan and Grady were next to the water almost the whole time building a sand castle and did not get burnt at all. I on the other hand sat under an umbrella most of the day (I thought) and did not apply the sunscreen until later. I had burnt shoulders. That made WDW the next day fun.

So - from my experience - whatever you bring works best if you use it.

OH - one other thing I want to suggest is that those of you going to walk to the Queens Staircase in Nassau. It's a nice walk and a really cool thing to see. We have been there 3 or 4 times - I don't remember, but don't make yourself obviously Disney. We did the first couple of times (slow learner) and had a few problems with people thinking we were "rich" because we were on a Disney Cruise. The last couple of times we wore nothing Disney and did not have a problem.

I would suggest you stay in a group. I did not feel unsafe there, but the last time we were there was 2011. I've heard things are not as safe and muggings have happened at the Queen's Staircase.

Also - watch the traffic when you walk the last little bit of the way. The sidewalk gets narrow the last bit (before you get to the hospital) and they drive crazy fast there.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #383
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Hello,

Our port arrival time is 2.30, so pretty late unfortunately. Does anyone knows what happens if you come early, e.g, around 1 pm?

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Our check in time is 1:30. I've had this time before, but showed up with the rest of my group when the port opened (10:30ish). This was last June on the Fantasy.

All 3 of the families we were with had different times. The family with the earliest time had boarding number 2 or 3, the second family had 6, I think, and we had group 9. We were all onboard within a half hour of each other.

So - what I'm saying is that you can come early. If you come around 1:00pm you should be able to walk right on after you check in.

We are scheduled on the 12:00 shuttle from the park & ride.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #384
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Hello my name is John and my wife and our 4yo son Zachary will be on this cruise. I have been on disBoards more the last two months than Facebook. This is our first Disney Cruise and looking so forward to it. Please come check our room door out. I have worked hard on the magnets and looking forward to decorating it. We are in stateroom 6006. So much fun. Thanks
Will definitely check out the magnets! The kids and I have also been making magnets for some time.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #385
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Wow...next week at this time we'll be at the Country Inn and Suites getting ready to go to dinner and see the ships leave. (should freak the kids out when they see the Fantasy pull out-they don't know the difference between the ships yet_i know, were bad lol)
Packing today since DH is at a conference wed-fri, flying back Friday night so we can leave Saturday morning. so ready we can hardly stand it!
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #386
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Laundry and packing today...i hope it all fits in the suitcases with some room to spare for souveniers!
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #387
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The excitement is building!!! But I dread packing, I love traveling, but hate paking. Good thing its only a 4 night cruise. I think on my 7 day cruise I packed 14 pairs of shoes. Excessive I know, but I like options. . The kids are basically done, because all of their stuff is new-lol. They were easy, it's just me and all my stuff. Good thing we are driving.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #388
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Well..all of the gear is packed except the last minute stuff, which will get packed Thursday. I used the rolling compression bags to save some space (first time using them) and I fit most of our stuff in our two carry on bags! That should leave the checked bag for FE gifts and souvenirs!
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Woke up this morning to this

This is not normal April 21st weather and we are sick of it.

Next Sunday at this time we will be on the ship and we can't wait!

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Woke up this morning to this

This is not normal April 21st weather and we are sick of it.

Next Sunday at this time we will be on the ship and we can't wait!

JD
Oh man! We're finally into spring here in Anchorage---temps in the 40s, but it can always snow again. Just think warm thoughts and get through the week!

This time next week, we'll be hanging out on the Disney Dream!
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