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Old 05-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #91
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I thought the lights won't work if you take your room key out..so how does a regular nightlight work? I like the idea of a battery operated one tho...now, on my list
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #92
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I thought the lights won't work if you take your room key out..so how does a regular nightlight work? I like the idea of a battery operated one tho...now, on my list
One of the lights on the new ships has a nightlight setting you can use. It's better to leave a card in the slot overnight, especially if you like to watch tv or read before bed.

The Classic ships do not have the card-lighting at this time. I suppose it could be added during their extended dry-dock.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #93
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We are not seasoned cruisers by any means

but we did just clear our first on the Dream 5/5 to 5/9 - so I thought I'd add what worked for us -

1 - Used gift card - to use in place of the KTTW card for the lights
2 - Sunblock
3 - Lanyard for KTTW card and ID - worked great- no purse in the ports and super convenient. I actually missed it when we disembarked and I had to dig through my bag again
4 - Camera
5 - Items to be autographed. We dropped a photo mat for us and a pillowcase for my son (with candy for whomever signed) and they are my favorite keepsakes from our trip.
6 - Cash for tips (porters, room service, port adventures, and even some extra for any CMs that went above and beyond).
7 - Bonine - you know - just in case.
8 - Passports and boarding documents.
9 - Change for the penny machine at the port (we collect them for my son).
10 - Gum. It was just nice to have and not available on the boat.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #94
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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.
We haven't sailed on the Magic since 2006, haven't they replaced their hair dryers since then?? They were awful back then, I brought my own. Surely they are the same as the Dream's by now?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:56 PM   #95
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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.
I like this idea, I'm always trying to figure out how to dry a soaking wet bathing suit quickly. But, what exactly do you tie it to, the two chairs somehow? Trying to picture...
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #96
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We haven't sailed on the Magic since 2006, haven't they replaced their hair dryers since then?? They were awful back then, I brought my own. Surely they are the same as the Dream's by now?
In 2011 they were still the same ol nasty ones. We sail this summer on the Magic. I plan to bring my own.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #97
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I like this idea, I'm always trying to figure out how to dry a soaking wet bathing suit quickly. But, what exactly do you tie it to, the two chairs somehow? Trying to picture...
Not going to lie, I really do forget what we tied it to. But I'm positive we did not tie it to the chairs because we used them the whole cruise.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #98
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I like this idea, I'm always trying to figure out how to dry a soaking wet bathing suit quickly. But, what exactly do you tie it to, the two chairs somehow? Trying to picture...
You aren't supposed to hang things on the verandahs. there is the danger of them going overboard, but the restriction is because it makes the ship look bad.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #99
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You aren't supposed to hang things on the verandahs. there is the danger of them going overboard, but the restriction is because it makes the ship look bad.

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Didn't actually know this, thanks!
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #100
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You aren't supposed to hang things on the verandahs. there is the danger of them going overboard, but the restriction is because it makes the ship look bad.

Nancy
Where exactly is that stated, I've never seen that rule? I can see restricting big signs or Xmas lights, but a bathing suit drying over an arm chair? I don't think that is a rule in the contract?
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #101
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Just wanted to post a quick update - Over the Door Shoe Hangers are no longer allowed on the cruises because they can damage the finish on the doors. I found this as an alternative that you can hang in the bathroom:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also found these before our last trip to the beach. They are GREAT to use to get sand off of you after doing a beach day at Castaway Cay or another port.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #102
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Baby powder works great to get sand off.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #103
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My top 10 for me and my wife, in no particular order:

1. Less
2. Less
3. Not as much as you think.
4. Remove some of that.
5. Not that.
6. Nope
7. Bathing suit
8. Passport or other identification
9. Less
10. Remove that
ROFL! You are clearly in league with my husband! I bring the kitchen sink, he brings a toothbrush...
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #104
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What cruise are you on?! We're on the Easter 4/20 - 4/24 Disney Dream : ) I saw some where that you can have boxes shipped to your state room, not sure of the rules for that i need to look into it alittle more. We are planning on the sand bucket/Easter baskets as well & hopeing to have it all shipped to the room. My friend and I have joining rooms, so the plan is for us to go directly to the room while the Husbands wander with the kids for a bit while we get it all out of the boxes and set up and we'll meet up with them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #105
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My own alcohol. We learned after our first cruise and our huge bar bill.
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