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Old 05-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #61
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That looks like heaven on earth!

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It certainly was! I told the girls to enjoy, because we were lucky to get it, and it may be the last time!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #62
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Howdy neighbour! Love your TR.
It doesn't look like it was that busy, especially for March Break?
Hi over there!

It really wasn't that busy. I think the sailings from Miami were not as popular...until they offered Florida rates!
I LOVED the wonder. It really didn't seem as busy even though it's smaller than the Dream. And it was noticeably less crowded at Castaway Cay than when we were there on the Dream.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #63
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I'm glad life is settling down

Paddington is too cute.

The only thing about the cabanas is they don't have a bathroom. I wouldn't flinch at the price if I had my own private bathroom.
Thank you, yes, I too am glad to have the last couple of months over with! Life challenges us sometimes but a positive attitude (and thoughts of a next Disney trip!) usually get us through

I TOTALLY agree about the bathroom. I guess it was just too much cost to put them in, but I was surprised they didn't have one. We were quite close to the washrooms, but it would be quite a trek from the cabanas further down the beach.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #64
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Snorkelling

So the first thing Esme wanted to do was snorkel. Alice didn't fancy it yet . Or at all it turned out!! Esme was determined to get her in the water though...



Then Ben and Esme suited up.



and they were off!



They hung around with us on the cabana beach for a while. I forgot about the humidity and after taking the waterproof camera under water, didn't clean the lens, so I have a whole bunch of blurry images which i'm calling artistic!
Everyone was excited to see a pelican. You can just see it's wings either side of Alice's head.





Soon Ben and Esme went to do the snorkelling elsewhere while Alice and I explored and chilled out.









This is one of those pictures of the quiet cabana beach with the busy family beach in the background. I thought I would feel bad about this, but strangely i didn't

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #65
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The wind was quite high and the ocean was quite choppy!
There were some great waves hitting the rocks outside of the quiet swimming cove.
Exploring the Cabana beach, which stretches a long way, was beautiful. Made the experience even more worth while. and i've lots of pics to show it!













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Old 05-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #66
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Cabana Beach Video

For those interested in the stretch of Family cabana beach, I made a video. Not sure if it's going to work, so bear with me...
The first Cabana is the last on the family beach. As you can see, even the furthest away is not that far.
Click this picture to see it...maybe...if it works!

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Enjoying the read, thanks for the link.
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Great pictures no, I wouldn't feel too bad about escaping those crowds either!

The video wouldn't play when I clicked it.
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Enjoying the read, thanks for the link.
Looking forward to reading yours later.
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Great pictures no, I wouldn't feel too bad about escaping those crowds either!

The video wouldn't play when I clicked it.
Hmm, youtube video won't play for me either now!
Try clicking the picture to link to my photo bucket. Not much to see anyway!
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I was really missing cruising, the beach, and the Wonder tonight, and your trip report was just the medicine I needed. Thanks!
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I was really missing cruising, the beach, and the Wonder tonight, and your trip report was just the medicine I needed. Thanks!
Yeah, it's wonderful medicine to look at pictures! On dreary, rainy days like we have here today, I love reading other's reports! Just makes me smile
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I loved reading all of this. I just booked my family on the Wonder out of Galveston just after Christmas - it'll be a Christmas surprise for the kids if I can keep it quiet that long! I love that there are things you prefer about this ship to the newer ships. I was a bit nervous about this one, especially since they've now updated the Magic and this one has not been updated yet. It sounds amazing. Love the pictures!
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I loved reading all of this. I just booked my family on the Wonder out of Galveston just after Christmas - it'll be a Christmas surprise for the kids if I can keep it quiet that long! I love that there are things you prefer about this ship to the newer ships. I was a bit nervous about this one, especially since they've now updated the Magic and this one has not been updated yet. It sounds amazing. Love the pictures!
It may not have all the new bells and whistles that the magic will have, but it's a beautiful ship! You'll have an amazing time!
And feel free to ask any questions
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