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Old 05-04-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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January 3, 2011 - 5 night Bahamas Sailing

We just booked our first cruise and are very excited. We were originally planning the 7 day leaving on January 8th, but this new 5 day fits with work and school schedules better. Plus DS will be turning 5 while we are on board. Yeah!

I hope some people will join here. I am totally new to cruising but have been lurking for the past few weeks and have been learning so much. I am really excited about going and would like to share that with some fellow cruisers.

I also wanted to add that I am very sorry to anyone who was aboard the Holiday cruise that was cancelled. I know I would be very upset if my special 10 day cruise was suddenly changed to 2 identical 5 days. If you have decided to stay on board (or changed to a different sailing) I hope you still have a wonderful vacation.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hello...
This will be our first disney cruise as well.

We also chose it because of how well it fits in with the school schedule, and like you our son will also celebrate his birthday on board.

THOUGH OUR KIDS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT...IT'S A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!

We are not the only one's from our family sailing this date...my siblings and parents will also be on board. We will be celebrating my fathers 70th birthday as well. So it's our families christmas gifts to each other this year, as well as a wonderful way to celebrate my father's birthday. We will range in age from 4 months to 70 years old.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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Hello. My DH & i our surprising our 5 & 7yr olds with this cruise for christmas. I can't wait to see their faces.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:14 AM   #5
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Hello. My DH & i our surprising our 5 & 7yr olds with this cruise for christmas. I can't wait to see their faces.
HELLO LISARE

We will also be surprising our 5 and 8 year olds this christmas.
Any special ideas or plans on how you will do it?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:05 AM   #6
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Hello to everyone.
We, that is me Jan and DH Carl, will be joining you all on this cruise. We will be hopefully booked by the end of today.
Look forward to talking to you all on this thread in the coming months.
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Welcome Ebony!
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Yeah!! I am so glad some more people have jumped on board. I was wondering if we were going to have the ship to ourselves.

It is so fun that a couple of you are surprising the kids. DS has already seen the cruise DVD and spent significant time on the web site checking everything out. I don't know if I could keep such a big secret.

lakehead92 - it's nice to see a fellow Canuck. Are you in Thunderbay or did you just go to school there? It's nice your family is joining you. What a great way to celebrate birthdays and Christmas. We are trying to talk a few people into joining us but no takers so far.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next few months.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:33 PM   #9
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Yeah!! I am so glad some more people have jumped on board. I was wondering if we were going to have the ship to ourselves.

It is so fun that a couple of you are surprising the kids. DS has already seen the cruise DVD and spent significant time on the web site checking everything out. I don't know if I could keep such a big secret.

lakehead92 - it's nice to see a fellow Canuck. Are you in Thunderbay or did you just go to school there? It's nice your family is joining you. What a great way to celebrate birthdays and Christmas. We are trying to talk a few people into joining us but no takers so far.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next few months.


Thanks for starting the thread!
I grew up in Thunder Bay, met my husband at Lakehead and relocated to southern ontario with him. All of my family travelling on the cruise are from around Ontario as well.

We are all very excited about the cruise, and in just a little over 6 months we'll be there.
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I just booked this cruise for DW and I. It's listed as a "holiday" cruise in the reservation system from Disney, does this mean the Christmas decorations will still be displayed?
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I just booked this cruise for DW and I. It's listed as a "holiday" cruise in the reservation system from Disney, does this mean the Christmas decorations will still be displayed?
Would be lovely if they do still have them up. In England we are supposed to take ours down by 12th night. As you say it is listed as a Holiday Cruise.
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I just booked this cruise for DW and I. It's listed as a "holiday" cruise in the reservation system from Disney, does this mean the Christmas decorations will still be displayed?
Welcome aboard, so to speak. I hope the decorations will still be up but I am not counting on it.

SO, we are less than six months out. Does anyone have any excursion plans or before/after cruise plans? For excursions we are thinking about a glass bottom tour either on CC or in Nassau. That's probably it. This is our first cruise and we want to relax and take in the ship. As for before and after we are flying in 2 day before and most likely staying with DH's dad and after we are spending 2 nights at WDW. We are leaning towards staying at AKL. What is everyone else planning on?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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We will get to Orlando, on the Friday before in the evening (N.Y.E). We will be trying to get over the time difference before the cruise .
Afterwards we are staying at Port Orleans Riverside for 13 nights.
At Nassau we will just have a wander round as we have never been before.
I am just looking forward to 2 beach days at Castaway and some sunshine. Which the Uk is seriously lacking in, over the winter months .
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:36 AM   #14
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We just booked this cruise!! It'll be me, my DH Henry, and DD Emma (college age). We can't wait! This is our second cruise, our first having been on the Magic to the Western Caribbean in March '09. I'm really excited about this being a Double Dip cruise. It sounds so relaxing! Does anyone have any ideas about what's good to do in Nassau? Also, where does the ship go on our day at sea? That really isn't a day's journey, is it?

See you all in January!

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Just thought I'd pop in and mention that I looked at the port listing for CC on the 7th and it looks as though you all might be lucky and see all 3 ships together before the Wonder heads out to Ca. I almost thought about switching my NYE cruise to this one so I could see that, but I'm really excited about NYE on the Wonder. As for the decorations being up, our "holiday" cruise is the one that is at CC between your 2 days there so I'm guessing they will at least have the decorations up for the first day you are there. Have fun on your cruise!
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