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Old 06-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #46
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Last Night Dinner & Sea Ya Real Soon

When we got back to got back to the room to get ready for our last dinner, we made sure to put the tip tickets in the envelope DH put them in his pocket since I put him in charge of this.
We had dinner at Enchanted Garden


Jo Jo cut DD9 meat and fed her once more


DD21 & DD9 had Mickey bars for dessert


DD15 promised she would make it through dinner this time. She promised Jo Jo our server that she would order 3 desserts to make up for the 2 she slept through.


They were given origami flowers and butterflies


We thanked our waitstaff and DH gave them the envelops and we took a goodbye picture. Since we had early seating we would've seen them in the for breakfast but 6:45 AM was a bit early for us and we didn't have a flight to run to so we decided to go to cabanas at 8AM instead.


On our way back from dinner we noticed the Photographers were taking pictures on the stairs and there was no line!



The show that night was Believe. It was beautiful and inspiring. DH and I left with tears in our eyes and hugging the girls tight

After a little shopping we went upstairs to get our luggage ready for pick-up. We got our nightly animal (a lobster) and DD21 got her signed shirt and we got our signed picture frame.




Our stateroom attendant passed by to say goodbye and let us know that he was also going back home Vietnam. DH took this time to give him the tip envelope. We mentioned that we loved the bathroom spa products. Well he came back with a handful for us to take home

This is my stash at home


It was time to take down our magnets


We set our luggage outside the room for pick-up and went to the atrium for the Sea Ya Real Soon celebration. This is where all the characters come out and you can take pictures for then they all say goodbye. This was my chance to get a picture with Captain Mickey


We all said goodbye to our favorite characters and then headed off to our last party at Evolutions. The CMs were there dancing the night away with us. (That's our favorite CM Jo in the white jacket leading us in some line dancing)
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #47
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Now its time to say goodbye

The kid club was open only until 12AM so we left DD21 with the 18-21 group at Evolutions and went to meet DD9 at the stateroom. DD15 was at club Vibe at their goodbye & info exchange party. We only had until 1AM to order room service and we wanted to make sure we got our order in. DD21 & DD15 made it back in time to enjoy our last midnight room service as a family and went to sleep knowing tomorrow morning it was time to say goodbye. (Well DH and I went to sleep, the girls were too busy giggling and texting their new friends on the wave phone)

This was the only morning the girls had issues waking up.


We had breakfast at the Cabanas breakfast buffet. It had all the breakfast items except Mickey waffles and eggs benedict This breakfast was not my favorite. The food was great but the company was not so great. LOL!


Well it was finally time to say goodbye to our beautiful Dream. The same CM's that greeted us 3 days ago were now saying goodbye and see ya real soon.


It was easy to find our luggage. We just had to find the matching picture that was on the luggage tags that were issued to us the night before. The trip through customs was quick and painless (DH even got to keep the beer and vodka he didn't drink)
Well we headed out to catch the shuttle to our car but took one last look back.
Now we were the sad ones driving down the road but then we started reminiscing and the smiles came right back to our faces.

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #48
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #49
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I enjoyed reading your TR, sounds like it was a great family cruise! Though reading the end made me sad too, like it was my own! That last night and morning is the worst! Were you able to plan another one? (sorry can't remember if I read that!)
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I enjoyed reading your TR, sounds like it was a great family cruise! Though reading the end made me sad too, like it was my own! That last night and morning is the worst! Were you able to plan another one? (sorry can't remember if I read that!)
We took advantage of the on board booking deal and reserved for October 2014 but we may move it up to April 2014 of we can't get Florida resident rates. And definitely a 5 or 7 day.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #51
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It was such a great way to relive one of the best times we've had as a family. I am so happy that you enjoyed it
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #53
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Great job, you make me feel like we can enjoy a lot on a 3 night...thanks!!
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Great job, you make me feel like we can enjoy a lot on a 3 night...thanks!!
This was our first cruise we wanted to make sure we could get in as much as possible. I did a lot of research and did a lot of lurking on Dis. I even made a schedule of things i wanted to do using old navigators that are posted. I then used it as a guide when we got our navigators. But my main plan was to enjoy it to the fullest! And we did
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #55
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Such a great report! Thank you for sharing. We will also be on our 1st cruise in Aug with 3 kids, younger ones though - 7, 6, 8 months.

Quick question - you mention that you tipped the server on the last day. Was this something that you did extra because I heard that tips were taken automatically from the room charge.
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Such a great report! Thank you for sharing. We will also be on our 1st cruise in Aug with 3 kids, younger ones though - 7, 6, 8 months.

Quick question - you mention that you tipped the server on the last day. Was this something that you did extra because I heard that tips were taken automatically from the room charge.
Yes. Tips were automatically charged to our room account. However, on the next to the last night they leave envelopes (with titles you write in the names) and a perforated sheet that you tear and place in the appropriate envelope. You can put more if you want.
Here is what the sheet looks like.


You are going to have the time of your lives! Enjoy
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #58
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Loved reading about your trip-thank you for sharing your experience! makes me so anxious for ours in August!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #59
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What an awesome family and a great report! I want to cruise every day and I enjoy reliving all the memories through someone else's eyes! It's great to see ppl who plan and look forward to the Ship and then enjoy it as much as I do! I love the Dream and cannot wait to sail her again! Thanks for sharing!
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You have a beautiful family!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your TR!
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