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Old 04-27-2013, 07:41 PM   #196
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YUM! So glad I had breakfast already; but that food does look good and it is making me hungry again.

Great start to the cruise.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #197
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Weeds.

You like your mini corn dogs. I think I need to give them another try. They look good. Was the restaurant crowded? Is there always another buffet option on the cruises? I don't like the schlep-our-bags idea either.

Your bread is touching your schnitzel. That needs to be my new tag.

I'm glad you got all of your tastings scheduled. They sound fun!

I hope the swelling in Fran's feet was manageable. When did you get home? Are you exhausted?

Looks like an awesome start.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #198
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YUM! So glad I had breakfast already; but that food does look good and it is making me hungry again.

Great start to the cruise.
Disney knows to start people off with a full stomach!

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Weeds.

You like your mini corn dogs. I think I need to give them another try. They look good. Was the restaurant crowded? Is there always another buffet option on the cruises? I don't like the schlep-our-bags idea either.

Your bread is touching your schnitzel. That needs to be my new tag.

I'm glad you got all of your tastings scheduled. They sound fun!

I hope the swelling in Fran's feet was manageable. When did you get home? Are you exhausted?

Looks like an awesome start.
I forgot I got those the other time too!

Parrot Cay wasn't crowded because they kept routing people upstairs, trying to entice them with four buffet lines. Really there are only two more upstairs and that's the one where you have to schlep your stuff. It always depends on the time of day of whether or not there is another buffet, sometimes there is, sometimes not, you have to consult the Navigator. Embarkation day there is always two places serving the same buffet, but the thing is at Parrot Cay they seat you first, then you go to the buffet. At Topsiders, Beach Blanket Buffet you get your food and then look for a table.

Non gooey things can touch.

We got home around noon today. Yes, I am exhausted!
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #199
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I forgot I got those the other time too!

Parrot Cay wasn't crowded because they kept routing people upstairs, trying to entice them with four buffet lines. Really there are only two more upstairs and that's the one where you have to schlep your stuff. It always depends on the time of day of whether or not there is another buffet, sometimes there is, sometimes not, you have to consult the Navigator. Embarkation day there is always two places serving the same buffet, but the thing is at Parrot Cay they seat you first, then you go to the buffet. At Topsiders, Beach Blanket Buffet you get your food and then look for a table.

Non gooey things can touch.

We got home around noon today. Yes, I am exhausted!


You just got home today? Hope you get some sleep. I always get a post vacation no sleep buzz. It's that exhausted past exhausted feeling.

I hope our cruise offers a no schlepping option.
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I'm glad you were able to get all your tastings booked, I was worried the chocolate one would have sold out, I've heard they are very popular.

Lunch looked delicious, I love that mac & cheese

Welcome home, I hope you were able to get some good sleep!
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You just got home today? Hope you get some sleep. I always get a post vacation no sleep buzz. It's that exhausted past exhausted feeling.

I hope our cruise offers a no schlepping option.
All you have to do is make sure that you board early enough that they are still seating in Parrot Cay. When they try to entice you to go up to Beach Blanket Buffet with "more buffet stations, outside seating", just stand your ground and say you'd rather wait for Parrot Cay.

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I'm glad you were able to get all your tastings booked, I was worried the chocolate one would have sold out, I've heard they are very popular.

Lunch looked delicious, I love that mac & cheese

Welcome home, I hope you were able to get some good sleep!
The story isn't over yet, the mac & cheese and mini corn dogs are my favorite part!
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Yummy Pics of buffet.....

Thanks for the reminder that I need to stop eating for the next 3 weeks, so that I can be sitting at that first lunch and enjoy the schnitzel and other goodies.

I will be on The Wonder repo LA to Vancouver.

Keep your pics coming.
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Yummy Pics of buffet.....

Thanks for the reminder that I need to stop eating for the next 3 weeks, so that I can be sitting at that first lunch and enjoy the schnitzel and other goodies.

I will be on The Wonder repo LA to Vancouver.

Keep your pics coming.
That sounds like a great cruise, Corinna will be on that one too!

Yeah, I just got on the scale this morning. I had about 6 extra pounds from my WDW trip and now I have another 9 more.
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That sounds like a great cruise, Corinna will be on that one too!

Yeah, I just got on the scale this morning. I had about 6 extra pounds from my WDW trip and now I have another 9 more.
Oh Yes, I know all about that.....

My Son in law holds the record in our family.
13 pounds in 7 days on The Magic last January.
I fear my hubby will surpass him on this one coming.
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This cruise we also opted for a Handicapped Accessible room, but not on the Concierge level. We had room 7136 which was one floor below our room on the last cruise, however, the room above that we had last cruise, covered two H/A rooms, ours (7136) and the room next door (7138). I learned that of the H/A rooms that 7136 and 7536 are the larger rooms with the better verandahs. I will request these rooms on the Wonder and Magic in the future!

Here is the view just entering the cabin.





And looking to the left towards the restroom.



From the restroom door looking at the bed.



Same place, looking at the couch.



This would be my storage cabinet for the week.



Looking at the room from my side of the bed.



Looking out our Verandah to the left.



Some views of the port.





And the Verandah to the right.



Back in the cabin, here is our restroom.






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Our Castaway Club Gift. These backpacks come in very handy since we bring the biggest one we can find for maximum carry on capacity on the plane. This is a nice size for excursions and moving about the ship.



Our dining cards, I was really happy about the dining rotation. I love being at Lumiere’s/Triton’s for Formal and Semi Formal nights. Also we would have been in Parrot Cay for Pirate Night, but instead we were going to Palo. Our character breakfast worked out to be the last day, and I already had a reservation for Palo. No biggie, we can always go out to DL for a character meal. How often can I eat at Palo?



Our excursion tickets were also waiting for us. Yay! This is the first time since our Disney Cruise back in 2001 that we have been on an excursion!



And even more yay! $100 in onboard credit for booking this cruise on our last one!



We carried on all our beverages, but our luggage finally arrived and I put away all our snacks we had bought at Walmart. (turns out, we never ate any of the Whoppers, Junior Mints, or Milk Duds!)



And a nicely stocked Beverage Cooler.



We found this in our luggage as I unpacked.



I prepared for my own little “sail away party”!



We began to move out of the Harbor.



Looking backwards, Goodbye Galveston!



These were the little boats guiding us out of the harbor.







And with that we headed out onto the open seas. What do we do next? So many choices!
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Whoa nelly! Look at that gorgeous verandah!!!

And I see some gorgeous diet Mountain Dews stock piled

Very nice room, were you at any point disappointed you didn't do concierge again?
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That there is plenty of seating at Topsiders/ Beach Blanket Buffet on embarkation day is a blatant lie. We only ended up at Beach Blanket Buffet on embarkation day once and that was during our Mexican Riviera cruise in 2011. We were juggling our carry ons and the trays and ended up sitting half way between the Mickey and Goofy pool as those were the only tables available.

Your hot plate looks very much like mine would have looked with the exception that some of my foods would have been touching. I am glad that you got your tastings booked. I have to say I am always decidedly underwhelmed by the desserts on DCL. The exception are the desserts in Palo and the Grand Marnier Souffle at Lumiere's/ Triton's.

That prohibited item claims receipt, was this for the iron?

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #209
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The food looked wonderful and what a nice cabin.....


So what was taken out of your luggage?
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Wonderful cabin. That verandah looks amazing!

Yes....what was "prohibited"?
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