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Old 02-23-2008, 07:10 AM   #31
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Should I pack:
shorts and t-shirts for each day (so 7 of each)
a couple long sleeve shirts and jeans
Formal outfit
semi-formal
2 suits each
Light jacket
and asst shoes, socks, etc.

What do you all use for beach shoes? I read another poster who said the beaches at CC are really rough.

Also- in reading some trip reports they were talkng about times when you are scheduled to have your photo taken. Is this something free or do you get the option to buy it?

I also thought I read somewhere about them taking your photo when you baord the boat the first day and then again when you depart- is that right?
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:15 PM   #32
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I would definately pack some shorts and t-shirts. It will still be in the 80's and during the day the boat is quite warm, especailly in the sun. Long pants or jeans, sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt would not be out of the loop at night. This will be especially true if you plan on going out and hanging on the deck. It can get a little chilly up there (my wife tells me). Although it is not real cold I thought. I brought 2 suits and the wife brought 2 dresses for the formal and semi-formal nights. the kids also brought 2 days worth of dress up clothes, sweaters, ties, and dresses and such. I used flip flops just like the wife. the kids wore aqua socks. I did not notice that the beaches were bad at any of the stops when we went.

As for the photos, you are put right in front of the camera just before you pass through the doors of the ship. They did not take any as we were departing. But, there are ample times, especially on formal night to get group shots of your family. They take many photos and place them all in Shutters (the photo shop). You can buy them one by one or you can buy a package. The packages range in price depending upon how many pictures you want. The pictures are very nice and high quality shots. They are not free.

As for excursions (prior posts) I am still thinking about them. As I have only done the Western I am not aware of the Eastern excursions so I am open to ideas. If anyone has any ideas throw them out there I would like to hear them.


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Should I pack:
shorts and t-shirts for each day (so 7 of each)
a couple long sleeve shirts and jeans
Formal outfit
semi-formal
2 suits each
Light jacket
and asst shoes, socks, etc.

What do you all use for beach shoes? I read another poster who said the beaches at CC are really rough.

Also- in reading some trip reports they were talkng about times when you are scheduled to have your photo taken. Is this something free or do you get the option to buy it?

I also thought I read somewhere about them taking your photo when you baord the boat the first day and then again when you depart- is that right?
TIA

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:44 PM   #33
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WOW! This thread took off!!! I can't believe it! Sorry, I didn't stop in sooner! I couldn't be more excited for January!! My boys have their savings going in their piggy banks and everything!

So where are you all from?
Who's coming with you?

I'll start
I'm Georji and we're from Coeur d'Alene, ID
We will be sailing with DH 2 DS (will be 6 & 7 at time of sailing), and MIL & FIL!

We're so very excited!
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:25 PM   #34
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Hello Everyone. I have been lurking and reading these threads for months, but decided to bite the bullet and join in.

I was also on the January Thaw, January 19 Eastern cruise.

Loved it so we booked for the same weekend in 2009.

I will be traveling with my DD12, DD6, DD5, and of course DH.


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Old 03-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #35
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I will be traveling with my wife and my two children. They are twins and will be 7 at the time of the cruise. We are from Long Island, NY. Can't wait to get on the ship and start enjoying ourselves.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:25 AM   #36
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We're In!!

Count us in - can't wait!!!!
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:34 PM   #37
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Hi all!

This will be my DW's and my first ever cruise, and (obviously) first on DCL. Really psyched about it - my DW doesn't want to know details, but I'm a commando-planner-type, so obsess about everything.

We're going to celebrate our 30th anniversary - anyone else there for an anniversary?

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Old 03-18-2008, 08:52 AM   #38
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No Anniversary for us, but I am trying to convince my mom and dad to do a vow renewal onboard, so far they haven't bitten
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #39
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What's great about the cruise on Disney is that unlike the parks no commando type planning is necessary. It's more like a go with the flow atmosphere. You are really going to enjoy the peace and serenity.

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Old 03-20-2008, 07:26 PM   #40
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What's great about the cruise on Disney is that unlike the parks no commando type planning is necessary. It's more like a go with the flow atmosphere. You are really going to enjoy the peace and serenity.

Tim
Oh, I don't know - some pretty major planning goes on. Like, When's the DIS meet? Where? Do we do a bag swap? DIS tag? What about Fish Extenders? And what will everyone's door signs look like?

A lot of that happens in the last couple of months before the cruise though. Right about now the most important question would be along the lines of, do we have a DIS name for the cruise?

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:52 PM   #41
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I just booked my cruise today and this will be our second cruise on the Magic. We went last January around the same time (MLK's holiday). We did the Western version that time. We can not wait especially since we jumped up in categories and we will be in a category 3 stateroom this time. We had a cat. 6 last time. Well, I figured I would get this thing going so I can't wait to see who stops by and joins us.

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Hi ByTor01!

We're first time cruisers, and also staying in cat. 3. Which room do you have? We've got 8048, and I admit am a little nervous about noise on the deck above us.

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We were in stateroom 8070 last January. There was a little noise from the chairs being moved above us, but it was so minimal and only a few times. We had 2 adults and 3 kids in that room and we all slept well. You will love the convenience of running up one flight of stairs to all of the top deck action.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:30 PM   #43
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boarding?

What time can we board? I've read noon and 1pm so I'm not sure anymore. Would like to beat the crowds in the terminal but I also don't want to just be sitting around waiting either. Thanks!
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What time can we board? I've read noon and 1pm so I'm not sure anymore. Would like to beat the crowds in the terminal but I also don't want to just be sitting around waiting either. Thanks!

We've been on two DCL cruises now. On one it was just after noon and the other just before noon I believe. I think it varries a bit depending on when the ship gets into port and how quickly they get everything turned around.

We prefer to arrive when the port opens (10am) just to avoid the crowds. By 11am it is getting pretty packed in the terminal and if you don't have a seat you won't get one. They have tv's with cartoons for the kids, coloring pages, and characters come out for photo ops.

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:22 PM   #45
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You can add me, my hubby and our son who will be 15 months at the time we sail. Grandma will be going along as well. This will be the 4th cruise for hubby and I, the last one was the first repo cruise back in May '05.
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