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Old 04-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Hi this will be our first Disney Cruise we have a 5 night cruise in Feb 2014 on the Wonder what can we expect in terms of character interactions including princesses, shows, pool time (kids love pool) we just arrived from 5 days at DL and had a great time with lots of character interactions. Just don't know what to expect any info would be appreciated. My kids will be 4 and 8 at time of sailing and lastly do they off a photo pass CD just did the photo pass plus at DL and came out with great photos 237 for just the $65 prepurchase price
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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You can expect loads of everything. You will receive a Navigator that outlines when and where everything happens. We are not big on characters, but they were always around. My DD even found Cinderella in the hall near the elevators with no one else around. We took a picture without having to wait in any lines. The lines for the scheduled photo ops arent that bad either, but we never really needed to wait in any lines because we always happened to be in the right place at the right time. They will also show up at certain times in the kids' club and lab.
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They do have a photo CD option, but the cost is significantly more than the parks, I don't know what it would be for a 5 night, im sure someone will post it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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They do have a photo CD option, but the cost is significantly more than the parks, I don't know what it would be for a 5 night, im sure someone will post it.
I googled, looks like $250 for a 5 night cruise
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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Hi this will be our first Disney Cruise we have a 5 night cruise in Feb 2014 on the Wonder what can we expect in terms of character interactions including princesses, shows, pool time (kids love pool) we just arrived from 5 days at DL and had a great time with lots of character interactions. Just don't know what to expect any info would be appreciated. My kids will be 4 and 8 at time of sailing and lastly do they off a photo pass CD just did the photo pass plus at DL and came out with great photos 237 for just the $65 prepurchase price
There will be character meet and greets scheduled at various locations each day. Check the Navigator each night for the next day's schedule. You will also run into random characters around the ship.

Photos cost $19.95 for 8X10 (formal pictures and roving photographers) and $12.95 for 6X8 (character photos).

There is a length of cruise CD with all photos taken by the ships photographers (sorry, I don't know the price for the 5 night, it varies by length of cruise, but I'd guess it to be in the $250-$300 range. For an additional $50 you can get all the photos on the CD printed. There are also 10 ($149.95) and 20 ($249.95) photo packages. With these you can get either printed photos or the CD with 10 or 20 photos unlocked for your access once home.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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Hi this will be our first Disney Cruise we have a 5 night cruise in Feb 2014 on the Wonder what can we expect in terms of character interactions including princesses, shows, pool time (kids love pool) we just arrived from 5 days at DL and had a great time with lots of character interactions. Just don't know what to expect any info would be appreciated. My kids will be 4 and 8 at time of sailing and lastly do they off a photo pass CD just did the photo pass plus at DL and came out with great photos 237 for just the $65 prepurchase price
Its Shutters on board ship. It is terrible, bring your own good camera, just buy a few important pictures. Problem is when you get home you cannot resize pictures you will pay a fortune for. They will not print out
correct.

You will see all you mentioned alot more than you ever did at WDW.

Time of year castway cay it is good chance it will be cold. Water will be. Weather going to Cozomel should be a lot warmer. Suggest the cat o morand trip that includes beach, book it though Disney. They will not leave until they get you back if you book with them.

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I love the characters on the ship. My little sister's favorite princess is Belle and their interaction was so cute. Belle actually remembered my sister's name which was so special!
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