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Old 09-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #16
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MNSSHP add-on

Okay, so our additional day of time off was approved so I just got us two tickets to MNSSHP for the day we get off of the ship, which is Sunday, 10/6/13. I am super excited for this. I got the advance purchase DVC discount, which helped a bit! I havent told DH yet and contemplating whether or not I should. I do want to dress up just a little but, nothing outrageous, but I will need to tell him if that's what we are doing.
I then have also been contemplating adding on another day at a resort for that Sunday to Monday so we dont have to drive home after MNSSHP, but it's another couple hundred dollars and I am just not sure as of right now. We will see how I feel in a few days, i guess. I mean, technically we only live an hour away, but I dont know if I want to drive an hour home at midnight after MNSSHP and after having been on our feet all day long. Then again, I feel as though it's sort of a waste to get a resort room because we only live an hour away. Ugh.. decisions decisions...

That's all I have for now! :P
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #17
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Hi there - your honeymoon sounds lovely. Can't wait to hear the DH's reaction!

If you want save some cash for hotel after the cruise, I would consider staying on the boat in Nassau; you hardly have any time to explore the ship on a 3-night. Trust me, you won't be bored!
I would also say you can skip Palo. Order room service appetizers for the night you leave CC and sit on the verandah and enjoy. Just as romantic and free!

Boom - you probably just saved enough for the extra night's room!

Just my $0.02; feel free to disregard :-)
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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Hi there - your honeymoon sounds lovely. Can't wait to hear the DH's reaction!

If you want save some cash for hotel after the cruise, I would consider staying on the boat in Nassau; you hardly have any time to explore the ship on a 3-night. Trust me, you won't be bored!
I would also say you can skip Palo. Order room service appetizers for the night you leave CC and sit on the verandah and enjoy. Just as romantic and free!

Boom - you probably just saved enough for the extra night's room!

Just my $0.02; feel free to disregard :-)
Wow! I hadn't even thought about ordering food through room service as more of a dinner option! Thats perfect! I didn't want to do Palo or Remy anyway, as I figured we can save that for another cruise that's a little bit longer, as I though that we would be able to then experience the 3 MDR on the 3 night cruise.
I am still trying to decide between getting a room or not during MNSSHP. I actually just went through our budget and it did look like we had more left over than I initially thought, so it's definitely back on the table!

Thanks for the tips and suggestions!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:28 PM   #19
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Finally have everything booked!

Just a quick update! I am really excited about this, as I finally feel as though this is now a completed Disney vacation. I ended up booking Coronado Springs for our final day of vacay!! Yay!!!
I got a really good deal with the Fall Florida Resident rate. I was initially leaning towards Pop Century, as it was on the cheaper side for that last night, but with the discount I ended up choosing Coronado, as it made more sense!
Here's a quick outline:

10/2 - My BIRTHDAY!!! Food & Wine and checking into Art of Animation
10/3 - 10/6 check out of hotel and get on Disney Dream Cruise
10/6 - Checking into Disney's Coronado Springs and MNSSHP
10/7 - check out and going back home
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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So exciting! Can't wait to hear more.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #21
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9 days to go!!!

Hey everyone!
in 9 days from right now, DH and I will be sitting in one of the dining rooms enjoying dinner on the first night of our cruise on the Disney Dream! I am beyond excited!! I cannot handle it anymore
Every waking minute is spent thinking about the cruise and how much fun DH and I will have! I already find myself not being able to concentrate much at work and wish it would already be here!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #22
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Rain, rain go away!

Now that our cruise is getting so close I was able to finally check the weather report and... RAIN with thunderstorms!
I am a little saddened by this because I was hoping for sunny skies, as this is the first vacation that DH and I have taken in 3 years. I definitely won't let this ruin our time, but I am a little bit disappointed!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #23
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Hey there....I just read through and so now I am here for the duration! I think you have a doozy if a surprise lined up! Have you decided on how to tell him about the cruise yet? You could always say you heard about a great place to have lunch before heading to Vero and drive to the port. When you see the ship exclaim "Omg, let me stop to get a good picture!" Then pull in and get out and drop off the bags before going to park. Hand him his package and say "you might want to open this" lolol
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Today is the big day!! I can't wait to hear how it all went!!
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:11 AM   #25
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Cant' wait to hear how the surprise went!
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #26
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We're back!!

Ugh! I am so sorry for neglecting this page, but once we got back from the cruise I have been drowning in school work!

Anyway, I just quickly wanted to say that we had the absolute best time ever! Although the cruise was only a 3 nighter, it was a perfect way to find out if we liked sailing and... needless to say, we LOVED it!!! It was the best vacation we have ever had!

I told the husband the night before my birthday because I just couldnt keep it a secret anymore.. it was eating me alive ahahaha.

I recorded his reaction and when i told him we werent going to the beach for the weekend but instead going on a cruise, he was in shock. he asked me, about 5 times, "what are you saying?" He then walked away into the bathroom and i was disappointed, but he came back out 2 minutes later and yelled that he was going on a disney cruise as if he were a little kid again! It was an epic reaction to say the least. i think he just needed time to process what was happening. He said he has never been this surprised before and couldnt believe that i kept it a secret this long!

I will be back to post some pics and do a recap, but i wanted to let everyone know how the surprise went!
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Hooray! So glad it was wonderful for you!
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Be sure and post the video too!!!
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