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Old 06-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #31
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Good point. We had a meetup on the first day where we spread the word. The coordinator of our group also posted the whole list along with any changes ( there are a couple) on their door. We did have a couple late arrivals that caught up with us on the last day. If I did it again, I would drop a note to each room as we delivered our FE gifts.


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Old 06-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #32
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May I ask a question?

Loved your entire trip report. But as a huge LOST fan, why would I feel like I walked into the Dharma initiative on CC? I don't get it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:47 PM   #33
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Loved your entire trip report. But as a huge LOST fan, why would I feel like I walked into the Dharma initiative on CC? I don't get it.
I guess I was thinking of that flashback episode where Ben first goes to the island as a kid. The idealistic 70s era. It's a small island. Lots of low buildings with a simple/rustic appearance. There's a watch tower and an airstrip. Could be just me. If you go, let me know what you think.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #34
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Wonderful review!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:58 PM   #35
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Family Video on the Fantasy

We celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the Disney Fantasy May11th-18th, 2013. I had no idea that the cruise line was also celebrating its 15 years in business. It was an amazing trip, one we will cherish for a lifetime. With so much great footage of the trip I needed to find my inspiration shots. So, this is a small compilation of the trip with some great highlights. Hope you enjoy it, and look out for the Full version of the trip which also includes a day at Magic Kingdom. Enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2KO1...w-BP1CS5UX8WVg

I hope it brought back some great memories of your own or some to look forward to.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #36
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looking forward to reading your report - we're doing this cruise in Jan!
I've read the first part and it's terrific! love the helpful practical tips.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:56 AM   #37
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We celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the Disney Fantasy May11th-18th, 2013. I had no idea that the cruise line was also celebrating its 15 years in business. It was an amazing trip, one we will cherish for a lifetime. With so much great footage of the trip I needed to find my inspiration shots. So, this is a small compilation of the trip with some great highlights. Hope you enjoy it, and look out for the Full version of the trip which also includes a day at Magic Kingdom. Enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2KO1...w-BP1CS5UX8WVg

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That was an amazing anniversary keepsake. Congrats!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #38
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Thanks for posting such a detailed review.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:57 AM   #39
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This was very helpful! Thanks for posting!

Thanks for all of the uselful information about the Disney Fantasy ship as I start to plan for our upcomming trip in July!
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:54 AM   #40
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THANK YOU for this trippie!!!!

I'm scouring the DIS for TRs involving kids that are a year old. DH and I cruised the Med in 2011 on the Magic and now we're going back to the Fantasy in December with a 13 month old!! We took him to WDW in April when he was 6 months old but I'm thinking that the logistics may be a little... different now! Your insight was most appreciated!!

I'm still hesitating about whether or not to buy an umbrella stroller for our trip. We have a Britax B-Agile so it's quite maneuverable and doesn't take up much room at all when it's folded (quick to fold too). Hmmmm...
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #41
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We celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the Disney Fantasy May11th-18th, 2013. I had no idea that the cruise line was also celebrating its 15 years in business. It was an amazing trip, one we will cherish for a lifetime. With so much great footage of the trip I needed to find my inspiration shots. So, this is a small compilation of the trip with some great highlights. Hope you enjoy it, and look out for the Full version of the trip which also includes a day at Magic Kingdom. Enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2KO1...w-BP1CS5UX8WVg

I hope it brought back some great memories of your own or some to look forward to.

OMG!!! OMG!! tHIS IS SUCH A PHENOMENAL VIDEO!!!!! You are obviously in the movie undustry! Such great composition!, Focus, shot sequencing!!!

Come to Massachusetts and bring your skills for our burgeoning film industry!!!! .... just ignore the snow....

This was so great!!! I loved it!! You have inspired me to try to get a great film next cruise!!!

Really, everyone, you have to watch this!!! It blows away any DCL film or marketing material!!!

Your family is so beautiful!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

I am so glad I popped over here and caught this!!! YOu really should post this separately!

Bravo!!!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #42
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Once, again, I'm the wonderful wife of the author of this review Seriously, sounds like we're horrible parents doesn't it?! But it's the truth, it happened three times! No, we weren't inside napping while the kids were playing outside unsupervised, we were actually watching them the whole time since we were nervous about being in a verandah room with two young kids (see above on how we booked an outside room not a verandah in the first place!). The first time we were all outside and gave the long talk about no one standing on the furniture etc, and all the safetly rules, then I was watching them while I stepped just inside the door to grab my camera off the desk when my husband stepped back out while I got the camera and panicked because our baby was missing! While we were watching the railing like a hawk to make sure the kids weren't climbing up, my husband and I had failed to notice that the divider between balconies does not go all the way to the ground! It's only a few inches high, but perfect for a squirmy fifteen month old to slip under. The second time was even crazier because I was right next to her on the balcony and my son asked a question, i turned to answer him and that stinker of a baby dropped to the ground right next to me and speed-scooted under the divider! I saw it happen, but by the time I dropped down to grab her little arm and stop her she'd already made it under. After that we didn't let her out unless one of us was holding her. The third time happened towards the end of the cruise and where we relaxed a little and let her run around, while being watched of course, and it was another "in the blink of an eye" moment where she did her now famous drop down and scoot trick and luckily someone was out next door and grabbed her right away so we didn't have to bribe her back. After that she was completely barred from the balcony And to think, we were so much more worried about our four year old boy pushing a chair to the railing and leaning over and it was our sneaky wiggle worm that was our trouble maker!

Babies are fast little things, aren't they As a mom of an *extremely* fast scooting 10-month-old, I can totally see how this would happen at least 3 times. Thankfully we're on an end room with my parents next door in two weeks () so she'll have a whole other balcony to get across before she escapes.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #43
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Great review! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #44
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Thank you all for the positive feedback. It's been six months since our first Disney cruise and we're still remembering it fondly. We're looking forward to our next one. Our family was so impressed with the fun time that we had that the next cruise may have a bunch more folks along. That would be awesome, but I think we'll have to start setting expectations early that we don't all have to do everything together. Pick a few big family activities and plan around them.

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Old 12-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #45
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I do wish they would have the Oceaneer Club staff come and round up kids in the first seating like they do in the second seating.
If this helps anyone, when we had first seating, we had the servers bring our kids' meals as they were ready, and not with ours. They usually were finishing up their dessert as we finished our main, and one of us would run the kids to the club while the other ordered coffee/dessert. We would get to enjoy part of the meal quietly!
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