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Old 11-23-2007, 02:29 AM   #61
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Keep 'em coming hon!
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:44 PM   #62
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Subscribing! I'm enjoying your TR. We have never cruised before either. I'm so glad I found your report from a first timers point of view. I'm trying to learn all I can from these boards. I'm hoping 2009 is our year!
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:03 PM   #63
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Never cruised before either and reading reports like yours only gets me more exicted for my trip which is still almost a year away !!!

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Old 11-27-2007, 06:17 PM   #64
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Can't wait to hear more. Sounds like a great trip.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:07 PM   #66
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We had Subash and Gigi as our servers too! Subash was great and brought me a shrimp cocktail every night that he could. Gigi was OK and I found it rather funny that on the last morning for breakfast I overheard her say "No one can piss me off this morning!" She was leaving for the Phillipines later that afternoon. I don't think she meant for me to hear...not a very Disney like thing to say!
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #67
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life's gettin in the way again guys. DH and I live with Dmom and she's very very very much a selfish person and thinks since we can't afford to pay her rent that she owns our lives. She's served us with a "termination of tenancy" notice and if we aren't out by Jan 1 she'll "evict" us.....such a wonderful mother right? 400k from life insurance and she can't help a coupla newlyweds who are family and were there helping for a year......oy...on top of that I have classes and my proposal. I'll try to write the next installment this week if i can. It's hard to look at the pictures right now b/c i just want to go back and get away from her and life here....
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:25 PM   #68
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life's gettin in the way again guys. DH and I live with Dmom and she's very very very much a selfish person and thinks since we can't afford to pay her rent that she owns our lives. She's served us with a "termination of tenancy" notice and if we aren't out by Jan 1 she'll "evict" us.....such a wonderful mother right? 400k from life insurance and she can't help a coupla newlyweds who are family and were there helping for a year......oy...on top of that I have classes and my proposal. I'll try to write the next installment this week if i can. It's hard to look at the pictures right now b/c i just want to go back and get away from her and life here....
Do you have any stage show pics.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #69
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no sorry gossipgirl.

Everyone else, i have my proposal tomorrow so tomorrow night i should be update day 2 of the cruise woohoo....maybe even day 3 if you are lucky
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Love your report - hope you are ok!
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:28 AM   #72
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I just wanted to let everyone know that indeed i am alive and DH and I are ok. I know it's been months and months. We've been through a lot. I thought if it was ok maybe i'd finish this trip report. I think it would be somewhat therapeutic for me. Luckily I remember pretty much all of the trip and I also have the navigators from every day (for scrapbooking), so I should be able to make it through the whole thing. I'm uploading the remainder of my pictures to photobucket, but then i'll start with Day 3 of our trip (day 2 of the cruise).
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #73
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Part 3: Day 2 on the Ship, our first full day at sea

Sorry again that's it's been so incredibly long coming. I can't believe it's been nearly 10 months since we went.

Anyways, on with the story:

So DH and I woke this day so very excited. We had our exotic rasul planned in the midafternoon and I just knew it would soo much fun! We decided to head up to topsiders for breakfast and on our way up we saw that the christmas tree had been erected!!!



It's a little fuzzy, but you get the idea. I was so excited b/c that meant pictures in front of the tree that night in our formal wear woohoo!!! Anyways, we went up to topsiders and got a yummy breakfast and sat by the window looking out at the ocean. Very pretty sight, too bad I only have a picture of the food



So we walked around the ship in the morning and honestly i'm not sure what we did. If I remember correctly we "rested" in the room b/c my Dsis and Dmum weren't there I do remember in the morning there was an announcement that we would make an emergancy stop that afternoon for a medical emergancy. It was quite suprising. OH yes, now that I think about it, I remember DH and I discovered the wonder of the deck lounge chair on deck 4, and took a "tour" of the walking path on that deck that connects to the other side of the ship. That's also when we learned that the opposite side of the ship from where our room was, was indeed the "smoking" side of the ship.

At any rate, after our self guided touring of the ship, I remember we went back to the room and changed for our exotic rasul. After hearing about it on here I figured it would be a good "date" for DH and I and would be a great experience. DH and I headed up there seperately (i think he got lost on the way) and met at the spa. They had us come in and go to different changing rooms. Here I just took off my bathing suit coverup I had on and tried to put on the robe and flip flops. Let me tell you, those robs are NOT made for bigger women, that's for sure. At any rate, after relaxing on the lounger for a few minutes, a cast member came in and escorted me into the hallway, and then escorted DH and I to the rasul room. I tried to bring extra towels, but she had me leave them outside in the hallway (grr) and we went in. She showed us the different muds and exfoliants and the steam room etc. And then she left. That's when we turned into little kids. I remembered someone had mentioned on the Disboards that the steam room floor can get really hot so I went in there and turned on all the cold water hoses. DH could NOT stand the heat in there to be in there for more than a minute at a time, which kinda ruined the experience already.....and to make matters worse, about 10 mins into everything we noticed the room was starting to flood. So much so that the water was lapping onto the door (which is a good 2 inches or so above the main floor of the room. All the sudden we hear a knock on the door (super embarassing) and i throw a towel around me (now THESE are big towels and fit nicely) and the castmember comes in saying we are flooding into the hallway and we'll have to reschedule. I'm sure my face was 10 shades of red by then. She gives us a moment to rinse and dry off, and then we go back into the hallway where the manager is helping the castmember to sop up the floor. This was SOOOO embarassing! The manager says they'll have to reschedule us, for free of course, and we won't have to pay for this mishap. Sometimes when the ship is stopped (as we were right then for the medical emergancy) the drains refuse to work apparently. Well, I was so embarrassed and I know that DH didn't like the experience anyway, that I asked if we could maybe do a different treatment instead (thinking maybe a manicure or scalp massages)....then the manager says "i think we can book you guys a complimentary couples massage". I about died, seriously. The couples massages are like at least 2X the price of the exotic rasul (and as I'll mention later, WAY better experience in my opinion) . So we agreed to that, and set one for St. Martin day in the late afternoon (which turned out to be perfect timing).

So after that fiasco, DH and I decided to go to the front of the ship and see where we were stopped at. Interestingly enough, I believe it was San Salvador. We got some great pictures of the Life Boat coming back in from the shore. It was really cool to see one of these in use.....
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So crisis aside, it was really cool that we stopped like that. I heard the gentleman had a heart attack i believe. I hope he ended up ok.

So that night was Formal Night. We lazed around the boat and headed back to the room to change our clothing into our formal attire. and then headed to the golden mickeys!


After that show, we ended up going just in time for the captain's welcome reception and got our picture taken with the Tree




After our pictures, we headed for dinner at Animator's Palate. My little sister all out refused to get dressed up and preferred to spend the evening in the kid's clubs (a trend that started this evening). So it was just DH, me and Dmum at dinner. I loved the show there and how everything went from black and white to colored...and seeing Sorcerer Mickey was awesome too b/c we had a great seating for it!








ahh the dessert menu, we had some AMAZING desserts that night too....





And Subhash and GiGi got all colorful!



After dinner we walked through the adult corridor, said hi to the piano man in sessions (who assured us, that the piano music just starts as soon as we walk in, and ends when we leave out the door....a common joke we shared throughout the remainder of the nights on board), and then headed back to our room to change for the Adult only cabaret (something we did EVERY night) and found our animals:


already ready for bed (including baby gracie there).

That night was live music and then the comedic and magical stylings of Rich Purpura. We had a lot of fun with this guy. Pretty much every night I forgot my camera to these things, but here is a picture of him:

he was quite amusing. We danced a bit to the music after the comedy show, but then headed in for bed. We had to get ready for the next day of amazing things to come at sea, including our Disboards wine tasting in the Roy Disney Suite, and twice charmed at night....and much much more!
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