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Old 01-06-2014, 07:57 AM   #1816
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We brought ours only because we didn't know that they would provide them . After reading some other posts, I probably wouldn't bring my own in the future.
If you do bring them, please keep in mind that you may not get them back. We didn't get ours back.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:50 AM   #1817
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Just wanted to add our experience. On all three of our DCL cruises, we have provided our own Sharpies in a separate Ziploc bag labeled with our stateroom number. We then put the smaller Ziploc bag into a larger one (also labeled) containing the item to be signed. In all three cases the Sharpies were returned to us with the signed item.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:59 PM   #1818
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Just wanted to add our experience. On all three of our DCL cruises, we have provided our own Sharpies in a separate Ziploc bag labeled with our stateroom number. We then put the smaller Ziploc bag into a larger one (also labeled) containing the item to be signed. In all three cases the Sharpies were returned to us with the signed item.
I did the same thing, and mine were returned as well.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:01 PM   #1819
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Just wanted to add our experience. On all three of our DCL cruises, we have provided our own Sharpies in a separate Ziploc bag labeled with our stateroom number. We then put the smaller Ziploc bag into a larger one (also labeled) containing the item to be signed. In all three cases the Sharpies were returned to us with the signed item.
Thanks for the tip, I am planning to get photo mattes signed for my kids and will do this...but still not a huge deal if we don't end up getting the sharpies back.

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Old 01-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #1820
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I heard an awful rumor somewhere that they may have stopped signing items that guests bring to guest services.
Please tell me this is just a rumor!
Rumor! We sailed the day after Christmas and left a photo mat and Sharpies. Unfortunately we did not pose for many pictures and thus do not have a good photo to put in it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:44 PM   #1821
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For those of you that have U.S. passports. You can leave them with Guest Services (you get a receipt that you must have to get it back), and they will have it stamped at each country you visit. On the last night, you go and pick it back up.
Love this one! My passport did not arrive in time for my honeymoon (long, crazy story!!) so it's never been stamped!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #1822
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For everyone requesting pillow cases and frames, make sure you send a bag of goodies with your stuff.

These kids are sitting up at night signing everyones things and its nice to give them something in return.

As someone suggested, get a box of different color sharpies and they will sign them in the characters colors. Nice additional touch.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:16 PM   #1823
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For everyone requesting pillow cases and frames, make sure you send a bag of goodies with your stuff.

These kids are sitting up at night signing everyones things and its nice to give them something in return.

As someone suggested, get a box of different color sharpies and they will sign them in the characters colors. Nice additional touch.

That's so sweet! For accuracy's sake, not so much at night as between 1 - 4 in the afternkn depending on their greet/stroll schedule (they technically aren't allowed to do Mickey Mail outside of work areas/off hours!)
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:23 PM   #1824
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That's so sweet! For accuracy's sake, not so much at night as between 1 - 4 in the afternkn depending on their greet/stroll schedule (they technically aren't allowed to do Mickey Mail outside of work areas/off hours!)
Thank you for that info. It's long been speculated here that the characters were putting in extra time (working late, and during breaks) doing this and maybe it would be discontinued because there are too many people requesting it.
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That's what they say....but we took two pillow cases for our two boys and had no problems. We had a friend with an embroidery machine stitch the boys' names in Waltograph font with the cruise dates and ship. They are asleep on them right now. So glad we did it. One more thing I didn't see posted... If someone offers you a drink, it's free! I didn't know that one until after the Sail Away party. The drinks are complementary at the Sail Away party and at the Captain's reception.
. Free drinks at the Sail Away party? Never experienced this?
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:40 PM   #1826
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. Free drinks at the Sail Away party? Never experienced this?
Nope. At the sailaway party, drinks have a charge. Now the Captain's reception, there are free drinks, pretty watered down and small.
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. Free drinks at the Sail Away party? Never experienced this?
We got free drinks at the DVC presentations, more than one.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:55 PM   #1828
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We got free drinks at the DVC presentations, more than one.
interesting. I went to two dvc presentations on our last cruise and didn't get drinks at either. got a fee backpack thing but no drink. lol.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:11 PM   #1829
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interesting. I went to two dvc presentations on our last cruise and didn't get drinks at either. got a fee backpack thing but no drink. lol.
Maybe I should clarify...the DVC member presentations, not the ones for non-members. I have no idea if that makes a difference or not? I am positive they gave us mimosas for free, as many as we wanted.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:18 PM   #1830
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Maybe I should clarify...the DVC member presentations, not the ones for non-members. I have no idea if that makes a difference or not? I am positive they gave us mimosas for free, as many as we wanted.
at least now I don't feel like I missed anything. lol. yes, we went to the non-members presentation. no drinks there but they did give me a bingo card as well, which I never did use.
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