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Old 04-06-2011, 03:17 PM   #421
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I got these for our upcoming cruise in August and am delighted. It has a character (I chose Pluto, Belle, Ariel and Minnie) the name of the ship (Magic) above and the dates of the cruise underneath as well as the child's name, all embroidered
Gradysmom is wonderful she just did a Stitch and peace love micky one for me as well with my kids names and the ship. She really does such great work well worth every penny!
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #422
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Check out the Disney PassPorter site. They have lots of tips, some for general traveling, some for specific types of traveling. It's been very helpful and our cruise isn't for a year. And they are having a contest right now to win an iPad loaded with their e-books. The contest ends May 1. Google Disney PassPorter and you'll find the site.
I went to their site and I didn't see anything about the contest!!
I'm still trying to look through the rest of the info though!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:18 PM   #423
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OK...so here's what I've got so far, thanks to all of you

1) Deck 7 - quiet little spot
2) Bubba kegs are ok - just fill with the cups by the Deck 9 station, not directly into the BK
3) Diversions is a lovely late afternoon, well, diversion
4) Photo mattes, can add a "Wonder" sticker, sticky note for photo orientation, ziplock bag with sharpies in all colours, or black, drop off first thing
5) Same with pillowcases - prewash, markers, labeled, drop off early
6) Lots of treats, yummies, phone cards, for our fabulous CMs and Youth Acitivities CMs
7) Fish extenders...too cute!!
8) Shower/shave for DH at the locker room - he will so appreciate that. He wasn't really thrilled about the cruise room size shower situation
9) MAgnets ONLY for the doors, no tape, poster stick, zip, nada
10)Clothespins!
11)Travel clock
12)TV on bridge view or basketball court at night, muted, sign comes up, inside cabin gets lighter
13)Drink O' the day from the bar, not the waiter traveling around
14)Power bar
15)No need to bring books or magazines/can borrow from the Cove
16)Mickey Bars are room service available! Woohoo!
17)Bring on a Box of wine in our carryon
18)Bring day bag/carryon with swimsuits and FE, etc
19)Small USD bills
20)Flashlight
21)Grungy undies, and toss 'em!! LOL!

I know I missed some great tips, but will reread for more!! Thanks everyone!!

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:43 PM   #424
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OK...so here's what I've got so far, thanks to all of you

1) Deck 7 - quiet little spot
2) Bubba kegs are ok - just fill with the cups by the Deck 9 station, not directly into the BK
3) Diversions is a lovely late afternoon, well, diversion
4) Photo mattes, can add a "Wonder" sticker, sticky note for photo orientation, ziplock bag with sharpies in all colours, or black, drop off first thing
5) Same with pillowcases - prewash, markers, labeled, drop off early
6) Lots of treats, yummies, phone cards, for our fabulous CMs and Youth Acitivities CMs
7) Fish extenders...too cute!!
8) Shower/shave for DH at the locker room - he will so appreciate that. He wasn't really thrilled about the cruise room size shower situation
9) MAgnets ONLY for the doors, no tape, poster stick, zip, nada
10)Clothespins!
11)Travel clock
12)TV on bridge view or basketball court at night, muted, sign comes up, inside cabin gets lighter
13)Drink O' the day from the bar, not the waiter traveling around
14)Power bar
15)No need to bring books or magazines/can borrow from the Cove
16)Mickey Bars are room service available! Woohoo!
17)Bring on a Box of wine in our carryon
18)Bring day bag/carryon with swimsuits and FE, etc
19)Small USD bills
20)Flashlight
21)Grungy undies, and toss 'em!! LOL!

I know I missed some great tips, but will reread for more!! Thanks everyone!!

GREAT summary!!! Perfect for someone who doesn't look thru the whole thread! Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:00 PM   #425
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GREAT summary!!! Perfect for someone who doesn't look thru the whole thread! Thanks!
Like me!! Thank you for the "Cliff's Notes" version!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:07 PM   #426
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OK...so here's what I've got so far, thanks to all of you

1) Deck 7 - quiet little spot
2) Bubba kegs are ok - just fill with the cups by the Deck 9 station, not directly into the BK
3) Diversions is a lovely late afternoon, well, diversion
4) Photo mattes, can add a "Wonder" sticker, sticky note for photo orientation, ziplock bag with sharpies in all colours, or black, drop off first thing
5) Same with pillowcases - prewash, markers, labeled, drop off early
6) Lots of treats, yummies, phone cards, for our fabulous CMs and Youth Acitivities CMs
7) Fish extenders...too cute!!
8) Shower/shave for DH at the locker room - he will so appreciate that. He wasn't really thrilled about the cruise room size shower situation
9) MAgnets ONLY for the doors, no tape, poster stick, zip, nada
10)Clothespins!
11)Travel clock
12)TV on bridge view or basketball court at night, muted, sign comes up, inside cabin gets lighter
13)Drink O' the day from the bar, not the waiter traveling around
14)Power bar
15)No need to bring books or magazines/can borrow from the Cove
16)Mickey Bars are room service available! Woohoo!
17)Bring on a Box of wine in our carryon
18)Bring day bag/carryon with swimsuits and FE, etc
19)Small USD bills
20)Flashlight
21)Grungy undies, and toss 'em!! LOL!

I know I missed some great tips, but will reread for more!! Thanks everyone!!

BRAVO!! I'll copy and paste this, and keep adding as other ideas come along!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #427
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Thanks, mbb!

I didn't take notes and was not looking forward to reading through again.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:06 AM   #428
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12)TV on bridge view or basketball court at night, muted, sign comes up, inside cabin gets lighter
I noticed on the Wonder that at night, the BridgeCam is replaced with a stary sky scene. And we didn't mute...just turn down the volume.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:59 AM   #429
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #430
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Asking for things on the cruise

We are going to be on the Dream in 2012 and this will be our second cruise. I usually am the type of person to just take the cruise/vacation as it is and not ask for anything extra. On our last cruise I don't even think I asked for ice!(not that I needed it anyways). I know that if I don't ask for it I'm not going to get it!!! I feel like we are spending a lot of money on the cruise and I want to "get my $'s worth.

So my question is, without going totally overboard and being high maintainence or a diva what are some things you ask for on a cruise(whether it be of you stateroom host, dining hosts, guest services...)and they are willing to provide you with.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #431
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I'm not sure that I understand the concept of asking for things just to ask.

Most of the requests have to do with stuff you can get from room service that is not on the menu. For instance, in past years, Mickey bars were not on the room service menu (I think they've been added), but you could always get them. On that score, if there is a food that you want--ask. They may not be able to do it, but you haven't lost out by asking.

You can get cherries and/or cherry juice added to kid sodas at dinner. You can get single use amounts of ibuprofen or tylenol at Guest Services, free generic bonine at the medical center, etc. There are things that you can purchase at the gift shops that are kept in the stock rooms--like underwear. These items are in limited sizes/amounts, and are there to help people with lost luggage, etc. We had a funky smell in our room one time--we reported it and "got" an air freshened sprayed immediately, a deep cleaning the next day, and an air purifier placed in the room. If you have a medical or baby need, you can have a real refrigerator in your room (as opposed to a beverage cooler).

Since you have 2 kids 4 months old (per your sig line), you can specify whether you want pack and play cribs left up (for naps) or taken down each morning. If there is not automatically a diaper genie in the room, ask. If you have any needs concerning the kids, ask.

There is a lot more you "can" get if you are in concierge...but the bottom line is that if there is something you want or need, the worst that can happen is that they'll say no (or charge you for it!)
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:47 PM   #432
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #433
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Your post comes across as though you are entitled to more than what you are paying for. If you don't think you are "getting your money's worth", why, praytell, did you book a cruise????
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:52 PM   #434
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I guess I was thinking more of things I would need for the kids especially the toddlers like keeping the pack and play up for naps and things like that! We also love the Mickey bars and since it wasn't on the room service menu I guess I just assumed you couldn't get them.


What have you asked for and been surprised that DCL gave you without any problem?
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #435
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Wow! it seems to me the OP was asking more of a "how do I know - what I don't know?" question rather than being entitled to more than what they are paying for.

I for one never even knew you could get Mickey Bars....... So I would not have know to ask!
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