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View Poll Results: Where to go for 25th anniversary
Disneyworld for 2 weeks 12 29.27%
East Coast trip 5 12.20%
Hawaii 24 58.54%
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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25th anniversary trip 2009

My Dh and I will be celbrating our 25th anniversary next year.
We wanted to take the kids to Ireland but with the dollar not doing so well, we really don't think our budget can take it. A year is a long way away, but I don't think it will pick up by then.

We have been discussing other trips. I thought, well, hey, how about 2 weeks at Disneyworld? The kids were excited, so was I. My Dh, not so much. He keeps thinking of all the places we have not been.

Then I thought how about a trip down the east coast. You know, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, etc. Have never done that, would love to.

Then we thought about Hawaii. Yes, expensive airline tix, don't know where to stay, etc.

Where would you suggest? We are throwing all ideas in a hat and will be discussing them as time goes on. We want to take the kids with us, they are part of the marriage. Plus, we really have a great time with them.
BTW, their ages right now are 22, 13 and 10.

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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do a family cruise. we did that for my parents 50th. it was great. (we did a disney one)
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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do a family cruise. we did that for my parents 50th. it was great. (we did a disney one)
I guess I should have put other on the poll!
Ok, neat idea. Never been on a cruise. Where to? I know Disney is the destination, but where all do these cruises go and do we need a passport?
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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I second a cruise. A cruise offers alot of family fun activites that are great memory builders.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:49 AM   #5
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We did a cruise of hawaii. It went to 4 islands had great food, great sites, great service etc etc. It was on Norwegian. I would look into that, best of both worlds.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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I voted WDW, probably just because we're all celebrating our parents' 39th anniversary there this September, and if I had the opportunity to go for 2 weeks, sign me up!

We we'e planning on their 40th, but decided why wait? Everyone's happy and healthy and has the vacation time - now's a better time than ever!

I love traveling pretty much anywhere - I'd be happy going to Milwaukee or Milan. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip wherever you go!
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:07 PM   #7
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I voted Hawaii.

We went to Maui for my parents' 20th anniversary / the millenium celebration / my last year at home (it was December/Jan of my senior year of high school). It was the most amazing trip ever and I'll never forget it. It was very expensive though (also included a few days in San Francisco on the way over, and Vegas on the way back). Budget all depends on the activities you decide to do though (some can be pretty pricey).

You'll need a passport for any cruise that goes out of the United States (ie not for Hawaii but yes for most other cruises that go to places like Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, etc).
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:24 PM   #8
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I vote Disney because I love it.

but a disney cruise would be funt oo
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:46 PM   #9
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Congratulations! Next year is our 25th also!
I vote for the east coast trip. You and dh could have a fabulous night out in NYC!
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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If you are thinking of Hawaii, there are cruises that go to Hawaii and back and then there are some that go around the islands after you fly into Hawaii.

I would look seriously at the ones that go around the islands.
They provide transport between islands, a room and food, so they can be a good deal.

Right away I would get working on passports for everyone.
And check out cruises.
Where are you coming from?
Have you been to the Caribbean?
The Yucatan?

During certain weeks there are incredible deals sometimes available.
I recently drooled over a 7 day out of Charleston for $400 plus tips, so $470 pp.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:10 PM   #11
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Well, first of all, congrats on your upcoming anniversary. 25 years is a lot to be proud of.
If I had to chose only between the choices that you posted, I would say Hawaii, but going along with some of the others, I would also suggest a cruise.
Of course it doesn't have to be Disney, but why not? The ports all depend on when you are going. The "regular" 7 night iten. for Disney are the Easter and the Western Caribbean. Eastern goes to St. Maarten, St.Thomas/St. John, and Castaway Cay. The Western goes to Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.
Good luck in deciding!
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #12
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Congrats on 25 years!!! We are celebrating 15 years in 2009 and I just started kicking around ideas.

I like the cruise idea and of course WDW so how about both of them! If you have two weeks to play around with you could take a 7 day cruise the first week and then hit the parks for the second!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #13
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I am going there myself in feb 2009........10th anniversary ( we cannot cruise, DH get motion sickness)
we will be staying in a timesahre ( still working on it, who knew how hard it would be to get in to HI!)
we are planning a 8 day trip.
I did not read all of the posts, but we have as a back -up ( seriously, if we cannot get a T/S rental set up by the summer) DH and I have chosen
Key West. Hawaii would be alot more fun, but yes, a TON more $$.

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Old 04-07-2008, 04:26 PM   #14
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I also say CRUISE!!!

It's all inclusive, no worries, no headaches, no stress ~ just fun , sun and relaxation!

Pick a cruise that has good and exotic ports...something you all can explore together and enjoy as a family.

Cruises are wonderful, there is nothing else like them in the world

***MSC is a great line and children 17 and under sail FREE! They have a brand new ship coming to the USA in Jan. until April , the Orchestra ~ it's beautiful, and you can get your whole family for the week in a balcony for around $2000.00!

I would suggest a 10 day cruise if you have 2 weeks The MSC Lirica also has the children sail free, and does 10 days in Dec. and Jan. and goes to exotic ports.

You do need passports though.


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Old 04-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #15
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We spent part of our honeymoon at WDW when it was just the MK. We could barely afford it staying off-site.

Last year, for our 25th, we booked the premium plan at the Poly, one of our favorite resorts.

Since we go often, we did just about everything except go into the parks and feel we got a good value for the money spent using all the other features of the package. It also helped that it was June, and the parks were open late for the few times we actually went in.
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