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Old 01-29-2014, 08:16 PM   #76
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We are there the 15th. How about you?!
May 22nd ... it will be our first cruise (DH, DD21, DS18).
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:06 PM   #77
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...this is one of the best trip reports ever! We are sailing on Magic in concierge and had no idea what to expect. thx!
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:25 PM   #78
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...this is one of the best trip reports ever! We are sailing on Magic in concierge and had no idea what to expect. thx!
Thanks for reading! I don't have firsthand knowledge of what concierge is like on the Magic and Wonder, but from what I've read the rooms are amazing! There was a thread on the main DCL board recently that compared the concierge experience between the classic ships and the new ships. If I can find it, I'll come back and add a link.

Have a great cruise!

ETA: Here's the link...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3230907
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:01 PM   #79
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Thank You for all the info and beautiful photos!
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:32 AM   #80
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Thank You for all the info and beautiful photos!
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:52 PM   #81
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:02 PM   #82
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Thank you so much for sharing!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:54 PM   #83
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150 Day Out for Cabanas

Thanks so much for the TR. My family and I are actually cruising on the Fantasy the week before you. We're staying in Concierge class as well. This will be our second Disney Cruise in Concierge. I think my wife and kids are thoroughly spoiled at this point unfortunately and that it will be difficult to book another class.

You made an excellent point about reserving cabanas now 150 days out. We waited the 120 days and PIF at that time only to find out that cabanas have been reserved. I was shocked and our TA had no idea that was the "new" practice. I'm going to speak to the onboard concierge about it because it seems like a very hush hush method.

Thank you again for the great report and heads up on tipping. That is always a grey area especially in Concierge. I can't even remember how much we tipped last time. We are looking forward to this trip immensely and our DS and DD have no idea. It will be their Spring Break as well.

Have you signed up for Champagne Brunch at Remy's? I didn't know about it until a couple of weeks ago.

Enjoy your cruise...Cheers & Ears,
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Hi Frank. Thanks for reading! It stinks that you didn't know about the new "150 day" policy re: requesting cabanas. They really are hush-hush about it. If you go straight to the lounge after boarding and talk to one of the concierge hosts, I feel pretty confident that you'll still be able to get one. I think they hold two back for concierge guests.

We didn't make a brunch reservation at Remy. DD is kind of hit-or-miss when it comes to going to the kids' club, so we decided to pass this time. If DH and I go on another cruise on our own, we'll definitely do it then, most likely instead of dinner. Not that we didn't enjoy dinner, because it was fantastic, but I don't think it's something we need to do every cruise.

I hope you and your family have a great cruise!
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #85
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I did some speed reading & read your entire TR. Great job By the way! Someday hope to do a trip w/o the kids when they're set. In the meantime we love DCL!
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I did some speed reading & read your entire TR. Great job By the way! Someday hope to do a trip w/o the kids when they're set. In the meantime we love DCL!
Thanks for reading! I definitely recommend DCL without kids. DH and I are considering going again in 2015.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #87
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Great trip report! We are sailing Aug 31 on the Dream and staying in the exact same concierge suite. For us it's a matter of space over concierge amenities as we'll be traveling with our two young children, but it is still great to read all that sailing concierge has to offer! Oh yea, and the fact that we've reserved a family cabana for our fair skinned family 150 days out!
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I loved your report. We are in a Cat. T in February and can not wait. I just got off the Dream at the end of August and Annie Marie was coming off of her very last contract with DCL. She has received the best promotion ever....She is going to have a baby!!!



She has been my very favorite cast member for about 7 years now. I am sure going to miss her, but I am so excited for her and her husband Zan and all the fun they have coming to them.

I got to rub her belly and give her huge hug on her last night o her last contract! DCL is taking a huge loss on this one.

Thank you for sharing your report. It was great!!
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I loved your report. We are in a Cat. T in February and can not wait. I just got off the Dream at the end of August and Annie Marie was coming off of her very last contract with DCL. She has received the best promotion ever....She is going to have a baby!!!

She has been my very favorite cast member for about 7 years now. I am sure going to miss her, but I am so excited for her and her husband Zan and all the fun they have coming to them.

I got to rub her belly and give her huge hug on her last night o her last contract! DCL is taking a huge loss on this one.

Thank you for sharing your report. It was great!!
I'm glad you found the report helpful! Thanks so much for sharing the news about Annie Marie. So exciting! She was a real joy, and I wish nothing but the best for her in the next chapter of her life.

Enjoy your cruise in February!
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