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Old 10-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Our FANTASY of a trip together! May 18th-May 25th, 2013

Disney Trip Report: Fantasy May 18th-25th, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my humble little trip report from the Disney cruise trip we took in May! I wanted to write this report a very long time ago, but unfortunately, work and school got in the way. However, I did jot down notes from everything, and I hope to make this as accurate as possible!

I remember while highly anticipating our trip, I searched for reports from the point of view of young adults on the Fantasy, and I couldn't find very many! I don't want to sound like I'm discounting the point of view of the older (but still young at heart!) people on these boards, but when you're travelling as a young person without kids, you see things a little differently. Hence, why I'm writing this report! To give back to the wonderful community who taught me a thing or two (or twenty) about Disney cruising!

This is us! The two people you'll get to know from this trip report very well by the end of it, I imagine!

So! I guess I'll introduce myself first. I'm Chelsea, the writer of this report! I'm nineteen (although I was eighteen for part of the trip, more on that later!) and a current university student. I'm a huge Disney fan, but prior to this cruise, I had never done or experienced anything Disney-related except for seeing the movies in the theatre

My travelling partner, my boyfriend Warren, is a bigger Disney geek than I am. He is also a university student, and was twenty at the time of the trip. This trip was his grand slam (he's been on all four DCL ships!!!) His family has been to Disney World many times as well.

Ever since we had started going out Warren had been saying he wanted to experience everything Disney again, but with me. When we realized there was a Fantasy cruise going out in May with a perfect Eastern itinerary during our time off Uni, AS WELL AS during my birthday AND the two year mark of us being together, it was a total pipe dream for us. It sounded cool sure, but travelling as a student can be expensive, ESPECIALLY on such a luxurious trip as a Disney cruise.

However, as luck would have it, he had some money saved up plus a visa that works similarly to an Air Miles card, so he was able to get his flights for “free”, and I obtained a scholarship that allowed me to save a significant amount of money that would have gone towards tuition. When we worked out the logistics, we realized that if we saved like crazy for almost a year, we could have enough to travel at the off-season time, leaving the cruise we had been looking at for so long as a perfect option!

So I guess that's our introduction! My next post will detail our first day getting to Orlando, as well as the day we spent there in Orlando! During this report I will also discuss some of the things we did, as well as what we would do differently the next time we go (it's just a matter of when, considering our personal and financial situations have changed since this trip, as things do. But people gotta dream big, right?!)

P.S: If there are any students out there looking at doing the same sort of trip that we did, or any trip for that matter, please ask me any questions you may have! I can only speak as one person (well, maybe two if you want Warren's perspective too!) but I'm totally open to any questions you might have, about the ship, travelling, or otherwise
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