Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #76
fish4bills
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 75

Quote:
Originally Posted by cieslack View Post
Great idea. I bought the Seagate Goflex satellite 500 gig before our trip and three iPads could stream movies at the same time. Wifi hard drives work great for entertaining kids. Monster portable power strip is a must for charging.
Don't you have to have a wifi connection to watch movies that are stored on it? I didn't realize the rooms on ship offered wifi. I had been thinking about buying one because my kids and husband watch a lot of movies and don't have room to store many on their ipads. This would be a great alternative if possible to do onboard.
fish4bills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #77
Bluestars
Smile and let the world wonder what you have been up to
I know I am strange, but you asked
 
Bluestars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,109

Quote:
Originally Posted by bats View Post
There are plenty and you can request more if necessary too.
Joa
Thank you. That's one less thing I will have to pack.
Bluestars is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #78
Jiminy'sGirl
DIS Veteran
 
Jiminy'sGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,057

We haven't even taken our first DCL cruise yet, but I am already planning to bring a pack of colored hi-liters so each person in our family can mark what they'd like to do on the Personal Navigator each day. I love how on other lines this same thig is one page long, and on DCL it is like 6 pages long. Makes me happy because I love to keep busy!!!
Jiminy'sGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #79
ChloroFiend
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 828

Quote:
Originally Posted by fish4bills View Post
Don't you have to have a wifi connection to watch movies that are stored on it? I didn't realize the rooms on ship offered wifi. I had been thinking about buying one because my kids and husband watch a lot of movies and don't have room to store many on their ipads. This would be a great alternative if possible to do onboard.
It creates its own wifi network to share the movies. It's a pretty neat device.
ChloroFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #80
AlfredoOwens
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjaclyn View Post
Hi all!
I've had the pleasure of experiencing two Disney Cruises and look forward to our third on the Fantasy in October!! I always learn something new when I come to these boards, and as a person who has not been on many cruises, I greatly appreciate the vast experience of others. That being said, I would LOVE to know what your Top 10 items to pack on Disney Cruise are (besides the obvious things like clothing). Especially with the recent issues with Carnival...I wonder how many people would now add extra snacks, flashlight, hand wipes, etc to their packing lists. Here are my Top 10 having learned from the two cruises I have taken. Looking forward to seeing what yours are!

1. - I love these. They are sticky temporary tattoos that your children wear on their arms and last for at least a week. They are the size of a bandaid and can have your phone number, allergies or other information written on it in case you and your child get separated. I was thinking for the cruise you could write DCL and then your room number since cell phones don't work onboard.

2. Over the door shoe hanger - we used this a lot for extra items we couldn't fit on the bathroom shelves: hair brushes, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc.

3. Boxed movie candy - I may have been looking in the wrong place, but on the Magic and the Dream I didn't really see anywhere to buy movie candy. I did see some outside the big theater where they have the stage productions, but the selection isn't great and it's pretty expensive. Next time we go I'll definitely grab a few boxes at my local Target for $1 and be prepared for movie time!

4. - LOVE these. I take them everywhere I go, especially to the parks and on excursions. Remember that you can't fill your personal cups directly at the beverage station, but what I do is take one of the Disney paper cups and fill my hydro with ice and water that way. They don't sweat, keep cold things really cold and hot things very hot all day.

5. Pop Up Hampers - These are great for people like me who HATE having dirty clothes in a pile in the corner of our stateroom. They fold up really flat and I like to take two - one for the kids and one for DH and I. It's also much easier to carry dirty clothes to the laundry facilities when we want to do a load of clothes.

6.
- My DS3 still likes to drink out of a sippy cup so I buy a pack of disposable ones before we leave. That way I don't have to worry about washing his favorite cup from home in the bathroom sink - gross. We just use it and toss it.

7.
Bonine - If you're like me, and you have an issue with motion sickness - I highly recommend Bonine. I've used Dramamine and those arm band things but Bonine has worked the best for me. I can take it without it making me drowsy at all. Just remember to start taking it the night before you leave on the cruise. If you wait until you get on the ship it will take awhile to work and you might feel weird.

8. $1 Bills for Room Service Tipping - Great idea because I really don't use cash on the ship for anything else, it's nice to have an envelope with $1 bills in it so I can quickly grab a couple when my nightly milk and cookies are delivered. :-)

9. Sunscreen/sunglasses - I think this goes without saying, but ANY time of year you go it's super important to use sunscreen, even if it's not blistering hot.

10. Power Strip - DH loves gadgets. It's a good thing we brought a power strip with extra plugs the last time we cruised because between our phones, iPads, laptops, rechargeable batteries, etc... it would have been difficult to charge everything.
Very very nice and useful post. We need to become safe before planning any adventurous outing. I really appreciate your effort and I am visiting Disney land next month with my family. Thanks again
AlfredoOwens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 09:51 AM   #81
lovefromkatie
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 30

On our previous cruise we brought clothesline string and tied it up on the veranda. We also brought clothespins and hung up all wet bathing suits out on the veranda to dry! Very helpful and saves space in the bathroom.
__________________


Disney Dream-August 2012
Disney Fantasy-August 2013
Magic Kingdom-Summer 2004
lovefromkatie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #82
Spart02
Mouseketeer
 
Spart02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 316

Why do you bring battery operated nightlights? Are there not plug-ins in the bathroom or hallway? We will be on the Wonder in a few weeks in an inside stateroom. Just curious if we need to be purchasing a battery operated one before we go!
__________________

May 98 - CBR - Honeymoon
Jan. 02 - Offsite - DoubleTree Club
Jan. 04 - POP
Jan. 06 - POP
Sept. 06 - Disneyland Hotel
Dec. 07 - POP
Jan. 09 - Wilderness Lodge
Jan. 10 - Dreams Villas
Oct. 10 - Dreams Villas
Jan. 12 - Disney Dream Cruise, then Bay Lake Tower
June 13 - Wonder - Alaska!
May 14 - Magic - Transatlantic
Spart02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 10:44 AM   #83
kventventx
Mouseketeer
 
kventventx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 113

spart02 - there is no outlet in the bathrooms for a light. At night at sea it's dark in the staterooms. We bring glow sticks that last all night but a battery operated nightlight would be better.
__________________
<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/qcloex17fun07xbe.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
kventventx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #84
DynamicDisneyDuo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,831

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spart02 View Post
Why do you bring battery operated nightlights? Are there not plug-ins in the bathroom or hallway? We will be on the Wonder in a few weeks in an inside stateroom. Just curious if we need to be purchasing a battery operated one before we go!
There is actually a free plug behind the TV on the Classic ships, not sure about the new ones. We just plugged our nightlight in there and then slid the TV back in place. This works better with a slim nightlight. Then the light is subdued by being behind the TV but you can still see to get around.
__________________
DynamicDisneyDuo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #85
Dug720
SQUIRREL!!
 
Dug720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,629

Quote:
Originally Posted by kventventx View Post
spart02 - there is no outlet in the bathrooms for a light. At night at sea it's dark in the staterooms. We bring glow sticks that last all night but a battery operated nightlight would be better.
Wait, so should I not bother bringing a hair dryer?
__________________
Dug720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #86
Dug720
SQUIRREL!!
 
Dug720's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,629

Sorry. Phone freaked.
__________________
Dug720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #87
cruisecrasher
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,960

Quote:
Originally Posted by kventventx View Post
spart02 - there is no outlet in the bathrooms for a light. At night at sea it's dark in the staterooms. We bring glow sticks that last all night but a battery operated nightlight would be better.
We leave the closet a little open for the light
cruisecrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #88
DynamicDisneyDuo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,831

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dug720 View Post
Wait, so should I not bother bringing a hair dryer?
If you have difficult hair and are sailing on the newer ships, you might consider it as the ones they have aren't the greatest.

If you have any hair that needs drying and are sailing on the Classics, you better bring your own because those hair dryers are worthless.

You just have to do your hair drying/styling at the desk where the plugs are.
__________________
DynamicDisneyDuo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #89
tajz90
Mama D
 
tajz90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,434

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dug720 View Post

Wait, so should I not bother bringing a hair dryer?
You don't need a hair dryer for the Dream or Fantasy. Hair dryer is great. The Magic and Wonder, oh you SO need to bring your own. The hair dryers are horrible.
tajz90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 02:29 PM   #90
carmie3377
Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.
 
carmie3377's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Exactly 983 miles from the Magic Kingdom and 1,541 from Disneyland
Posts: 3,856

Quote:
Originally Posted by tajz90 View Post

The Magic and Wonder, oh you SO need to bring your own. The hair dryers are horrible.
Indeed they are! On my Magic cruise earlier this month, I forgot my hair dryer. Took forever to dry my hair. Hoping they get replaced during the refurb.

Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
__________________
Carmen DH Jarrod DD15 Haley DS8 Cameron Cinder Ellie Sandy Frodo Waggins
Disneyland Aug/03 Disneyland Paris Sept/13 w/my honey; Mar/14
Walt Disney World Aug/04 FW Cabins; Jun/05 offsite; Dec/06 ASMo/OKW & MVMCP; Jan/08 POR BFF trip; Sept-Oct/08 AKV & MNSSHP; Dec/09 Pop; Nov/11 Cor Spngs w/my honey; Dec/11 AKV Kidani w/ the kids; Oct/12 CR/Poly & MNSSHP; June/13 SSR Girls Only Trip; Oct/13 BC & MNSSHP w/my honey; Jan/14 AKV Mother son trip
Disney Cruise Line Dec/09 Magic 7 nt E w/ Tortola; Jan/11 Wonder 15 nt WBPC; Mar/13 Fantasy 7 nt E w/San Juan; May/13 Magic 6 nt W w/my honey; Sept/14 Fantasy 7 nt W w/my honey


carmie3377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: