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Old 10-07-2006, 09:59 PM   #46
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Great tips thanks...>!!!!!
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:24 PM   #47
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Another great thing to do with your hair is to get a detangler with UV protectants in it, like Biolage Daily Leave In Tonic ( I'm a hairstylist if you haven't guessed). There is also a product just released last summer that won't be out again until next year, but you might be able to get it on clearance. It's called Biolage Sunsorials... The spray oil for your hair is REALLY nice and makes it so soft. It's like a conditioning treatment for your hair while you are out baking in the sun and water.

Here is a link that describes it:

http://www.matrix.com/products/biolage/sunsorials.aspx

I'm not trying to sell it by any means. I don't even know if you can still find it around you, but it'd definitely be worth a shot. Around here , we are selling it for 50% off because it's out of season.

And by the way, the person who suggested soaking the hair before heading out is right on! If you don't do anything else, at least get it wet. It'll keep the salt and chlorine from penetrating as much.
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:30 PM   #48
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So do people walk around in just a robe or something?
Do people walk around the ship in only their swimwear without cover-up or towels? In my case, that could be a scary sight!
When we went there wasn't a lot of walking around the ship in a suit only. A lot of women wore sarong type things, but most just walked around in a swim suit only if they were right at the pools.

I can guarantee that I will not be subjecting passerbys to witness me schlepping around in a swim suit. It's their vacation... I have to be nice to them.
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:13 PM   #49
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Ok, so before I make an even BIGGER idiot out of myself. You are suggesting bringing a bottle of baby powder to the beach. When I walk to let's say my lounge chair and my feet are full of sand (and still somewhat wet) I should put baby powder on top of them? And the sand comes off? I've never heard of this before!
Yup! just got to brush it off with your hands! works like a charm everytime! there is something that makes the sand stick to the baby powder that makes it come off so easy!
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:20 PM   #50
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So do people walk around in just a robe or something? Trying to figure out how to not mess up all that preparing if I did use an alternate shower. Or just easy on/off clothing like swimwear?

Do people walk around the ship in only their swimwear without cover-up or towels? In my case, that could be a scary sight!
We saw a woman in a thong swimsuit at the Mickey pool! Now that was someone in need of a cover up!
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:20 PM   #51
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Ok, so before I make an even BIGGER idiot out of myself. You are suggesting bringing a bottle of baby powder to the beach. When I walk to let's say my lounge chair and my feet are full of sand (and still somewhat wet) I should put baby powder on top of them? And the sand comes off? I've never heard of this before!
It works really well, and smells nice too!
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:29 AM   #52
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I'm implementing one I heard here right now....divide your families clothes between bags in case one gets lost. I have underwear for everyone spread between bags, casual clothes and dress up clothes spread between bags, swimsuits. If you see me in the same outfit for dinner all the time, one of the bags got lost, but at least I won't be wearing my husband's underwear.
Great tip! I will definitely do this!

I was too busy worrying that some of the toiletries I would normally pack in a carry-on (for the plane ride), might get lost that I hadn't thought of lost clothes! (Perhaps I'll try a similar approach with toiletries.)
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:33 AM   #53
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READ YOUR NAVIGATOR!!!! Because it was only listed on the very back and in a very small font, we missed the "midnight" dessert buffet..... I happened upon it as I was going back to the room for something but they told me I couln't stay because they were getting ready to close it down. DH and I were very disappointed!

Also (I read this tip on another thread), pack different colored highlighters to mark what each person in the family might want to do. With all the things listed and such tiny fonts, we need all the help we can get!!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:47 PM   #54
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SPF T-shirts

Hi guys -- someone mentioned wearing a t-shirt while snorkeling to prevent sunburn. While this is a great idea - I have one better. A regular t-shirt does not protect as well as a SPF ® T-shirt. Here is a link to a great new site for great, comfortable and affordable Sun Protective t-shirts for SPF conscious familys :

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Check this sight out in the coming months - I am told they will be adding sunglasses, all natural sunscreen, hats + much more!

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Old 10-09-2006, 02:08 PM   #55
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Rit also makes a product that you can put in the washer with your clothes that gives your everyday shirts or whatever else is in the wash an SPF of 30. Its great. I just bought some at our local Joanns on clearance.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #56
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I'm implementing one I heard here right now....divide your families clothes between bags in case one gets lost. I have underwear for everyone spread between bags, casual clothes and dress up clothes spread between bags, swimsuits. If you see me in the same outfit for dinner all the time, one of the bags got lost, but at least I won't be wearing my husband's underwear.

This is sooo true. Last month my dad went to Canada(for Alaskan Cruise), his suitcase went to Cancun! Luckily they had their trip planned to sightsee Vancouver for a couple of days before the cruise, so luggage made it back at 3am of morning of cruise.
For same reasons, don't pack any daily meds you need in checked baggage!
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:45 PM   #57
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Thanks...I was actually a bit concerned with that. Hubby and I get so little alone time and we were looking forward to some of it during the evening hours. Then my mommy complexes kick in....LOL!

But I know they'll love it.


Just to share.. we went on our first cruise in June and I had to bribe my DS7 to leave the lab so we could get ready for dinner, or I was tired and ready to go to bed (it was 11:30p and he still wanted to stay, but I was ready to sleep).

Now I know better and won't feel guilty about leaving him there to go swim in the adult pool or just relax and read a book.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #58
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I've always insisted that DD chose one club/lab activity each day. IF she's into the programming (that sometranslates "if she meets a friend"), she may stay as long as she likes, but by choosing one activity each day I know that I'll have some "Me" time without being mom. Of course, now that she's a really big kid in The Stack, it is a non-issue. I never see her except at dinner (hee hee).
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The shirts on the SPF Website are Rated 40 - 50 UPF - and block over 97% of the sun's UV rays. They are also backed up by laboratory testing - take a look at the site if you have a chance - real interesting and a nice product!
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:24 PM   #60
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All these tips are great! One I really used is to ship a box of "stuff" directly to the ship. I sent the snacks one tipster mentioned, old sand toys that they played with and then we left on CC, room and door decorations, and some liquor. Highlighters and post-it notes are good too. My kids loved the Lab. I had to pull them out at midnight because I was tired! If I think of anything else I'll post!
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