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Old 07-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #46
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I think for me it's when I finally get on deck (sometimes after lunch) and lean over the railing and let all the pressures and concerns lift off my shoulders as I look out at that water. That's the best for me.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:24 PM   #47
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With this September being our second Disney Cruise I can say that the moment we walk on the ship although I loved the the Mickey horns as we sailed away our last cruise. Had no idea that was going to happen.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #48
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It's the moment I catch my first glimpse of the ship. Seeing the castle waiting for me at the end of Main Street has the same effect but instead of the calming peace that follows my castle sighting, I get very Tigger-like with the ship sighting that lasts until the horn makes me tear up.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:23 AM   #49
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For me it's when I am sitting at a table by the pool, eating my first tomato, bacon, and brie panini (sp).
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #50
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We are all siting around the Mickey Slide, biting into the chicken strips & fries with a side of Cove Cafe., with our CC lanyards hanging.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:06 AM   #51
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The Welcome Home mats when walking up the ramp! I always say DCL is my home, and Utah is where I hang out between cruises!
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:22 AM   #52
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It's not a cruise until..... motion sickness sets in.

Thank goodness for Bonine, patches, and ginger chews!
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:54 AM   #53
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It's not a cruise until..... motion sickness sets in.

Thank goodness for Bonine, patches, and ginger chews!
Oh my. Well at least you have a good attitude about it Bonine is my friend
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:37 AM   #54
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Seeing the castle waiting for me at the end of Main Street has the same effect but instead of the calming peace that follows my castle sighting, I get very Tigger-like with the ship sighting that lasts until the horn makes me tear up.
I've only been on one cruise, so I don't think I get to make a selection yet (or don't want to commit just yet), but having been to DL more times than I can count, I know the moment we saw the ship from the bus window had the same emotion I feel when I see the castle at the end of main street. Everyone from the 2 1/2 year old to the 57 year old grandpa was just in awe and beyond excited, even though none of us knew what we were in for (and some of us were more skeptical than others about a cruise).

And I knew it was a vacation when I turned my phone to airplane mode as the ship pulled out...ah, can't wait to do that again.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:41 AM   #55
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I'm in the first sight of my ship group.

Our first cruise we spent the night at the Radisson near the port and when we woke up the morning of the cruise- there was our ship out our window. Too cool!! The Magic was also there but we were sailing on Freedom of the Seas that time so I got to see both Freedom and the Magic out the window. DD had pictures taken of hew "next to" the ship, and it's still one of her favorite photos to this day.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:48 AM   #56
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The peel and eat shrimp with the cream sauce are what I look forward to to start off my cruise but it is being gently rocked to sleep by the ships motion that really makes it a cruise.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #57
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Here's a second for the Peel and Eat Shrimp - we get a picture with the all of the tails of the shrimp that gave their all for the good of the cruise!!!

In reality, getting to the airport and leaving the west coast - unless it's a west coast cruise of course.

I ALWAYS thought that if we were in Florida we would ALWAYS visit WDW. Not so much anymore. Our last 5 or 6 cruises out of PC or Miami did not involve WDW at all. Not even a night in a resort hotel. At the end of the year we are going to WDW and it will be weird / difficult / sad not to be going on a DCL Cruise!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #58
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Definitely sitting down to lunch. Boarding is usually a little hectic, then going to guest services to put credits on our account and signing up for tastings. Then if you have to do any dining changes/reservations, get that done. Finally sitting down to lunch with everything taken care of is party time!
This is exactly it for me. When I get to sit down at Cabanas and have lunch. That's when all the stresses of everything just seems to wash away.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #59
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I've only been on one cruise but as soon as I got my first glimpse of the ship I felt like the cruise really started for me. I cried and all my tension melted away and my excitement amped up. I also cried when we walked on to the ship and when our name was announced and when I heard the horn and the next morning when we went out on to the deck and my daughter gasped and said "We're all surrounded by the sea!" I'm a sap.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #60
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When I first see the ship knowing I will soon be on board enjoying every moment.
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