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Old 08-05-2013, 01:31 AM   #91
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Wow. Thank you so much. You explained that all really well - even taking the time to sort out the acronyms too :-)
I have heard about Palo in the past so think we would enjoy dining there, and now I know we need to request it I will put it in my 'to-do' list.
We also like the look of mixology so that's on there too :-)
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:01 AM   #92
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Wow. Thank you so much. You explained that all really well - even taking the time to sort out the acronyms too :-)
I have heard about Palo in the past so think we would enjoy dining there, and now I know we need to request it I will put it in my 'to-do' list.
We also like the look of mixology so that's on there too :-)
Your very welcome.

It would make it easier if DCL gave you your dining rotation ahead of time so that you could plan accordingly but unfortunately they do not. If you don't have a preference on which MDR you miss, then it isn't necessary to request a rotation. You can book Palo when you do your online checkin at 75 days out. There is a screen specifically for adult dining and you can choose your reservation time. We had a blast at mixology but I recommend going straight to guest services because I have heard of it selling out on other cruises.

I hope you all have a wonderful cruise and if you have any other questions between now and then, feel free to ask.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #93
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Really enjoyed your trip report my husband and I just booked the 3night cruise on the dream for our 10 year anniversary. We're leaving our 3 kids at home 5,7, and 8month old. We always cruise disney with them, and this time I know will be so different. We leave Oct. 3!!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #94
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Really enjoyed your trip report my husband and I just booked the 3night cruise on the dream for our 10 year anniversary. We're leaving our 3 kids at home 5,7, and 8month old. We always cruise disney with them, and this time I know will be so different. We leave Oct. 3!!!
I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Happy Anniversary! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Yes, it was so different for us also. We loved both cruises but they are so different and there were so many things that we did not get to experience on our first cruise but were able to enjoy on our second. Have a great cruise.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #95
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Thank you for your report it was very well explained and I learned so much. Im sailing for the first time in May 2014 and your report helped me understand a lot.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #96
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Thank you for your report it was very well explained and I learned so much. Im sailing for the first time in May 2014 and your report helped me understand a lot.
Thanks for reading. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful. If you have any questions, just let me know. Enjoy your cruise.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #97
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Thanks so much for your time in sharing your trip with us! DH and I will be cruising for the first time without our daughter next month and looing forward to relaxing and exploring some of the adult areas of the ship. While we've always vacationed as a family, there's usually little time for enjoying the relaxing while keeping our daughter busy. lol Your tips are terrific! I appreciate them tremendously!
Just a note, DH also gets extreme motion sickness and on our first cruise took some of the medicine offered on the ship. While it did help the sickness, it made him very drowsy which was no fun. Before the next cruise someone told him about the seabands and he thought he'd give them a try and could always use the medicine if they didn't work. Surprisingly the seabands worked like a charm! He keeps them on the entire time he's on the ship and no sickness! Hopefully, they continue to work next month!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #98
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Thanks so much for your time in sharing your trip with us! DH and I will be cruising for the first time without our daughter next month and looing forward to relaxing and exploring some of the adult areas of the ship. While we've always vacationed as a family, there's usually little time for enjoying the relaxing while keeping our daughter busy. lol Your tips are terrific! I appreciate them tremendously!
Just a note, DH also gets extreme motion sickness and on our first cruise took some of the medicine offered on the ship. While it did help the sickness, it made him very drowsy which was no fun. Before the next cruise someone told him about the seabands and he thought he'd give them a try and could always use the medicine if they didn't work. Surprisingly the seabands worked like a charm! He keeps them on the entire time he's on the ship and no sickness! Hopefully, they continue to work next month!
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Thanks for reading. I'm so glad you found it helpful I hope you and your DH have a wonderful cruise. My DH and I had no time to even think about exploring the adult area of the ship last year because our 2 DSs kept us so busy. I'm hoping that next year on the Fantasy, since it is 7 days, that we can find a happy medium and be able to have a wonderful family trip but also be able to spend atleast a short amount of time in some of the adult areas.

Thanks for the tip on seabands, we may have to get some of those before our next cruise.
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Nice to read your dream story. Going on our first ever cruise with disney dream. Thanks for the tips. Fambamaussie
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Nice to read your dream story. Going on our first ever cruise with disney dream. Thanks for the tips. Fambamaussie
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope you have a wonderful first cruise.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #103
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DISEMBARKATION MORNING

We headed to Cabanas to have breakfast one last time. They didn't have as large a selection as they had the previous mornings but they still had plenty. Our server from Palo, Berny, was working in Cabanas this morning and she wished us safe travels. She called us by name which to me is just awesome customer service. I know we had only met her the night before, but the fact that she did remember and took the time to discuss our trip home really goes to show that there are some awesome CMs on the ships.
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Cabanas is open on disembarkation day? How did you know that? All of the navigators that I have read, the "welcome home" page discusses ONLY eating in the MDR's for breakfast, or cove cafe for specialty coffee.

I'm curious, since we are doing B2B next week, I don't want to go to breakfast at 6:45am... I was planning on stocking up on cereal & milk & fruit the day before from Cabanas, so we could take our time and hang in our room... but if Cabanas is open, that changes things!
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Cabanas is open on disembarkation day? How did you know that? All of the navigators that I have read, the "welcome home" page discusses ONLY eating in the MDR's for breakfast, or cove cafe for specialty coffee.

I'm curious, since we are doing B2B next week, I don't want to go to breakfast at 6:45am... I was planning on stocking up on cereal & milk & fruit the day before from Cabanas, so we could take our time and hang in our room... but if Cabanas is open, that changes things!
I knew it from reading the boards but our server also mentioned it to us. We were assigned the late breakfast but didn't want to wait that long since we were in a hurry, so Cabanas was a very good choice for us.
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I knew it from reading the boards but our server also mentioned it to us. We were assigned the late breakfast but didn't want to wait that long since we were in a hurry, so Cabanas was a very good choice for us.
Love it! " Knew it from reading the boards"

I can't imagine cruising without the boards, I'd miss ALL the good stuff!
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