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Old 04-22-2009, 09:18 AM   #151
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #152
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Hi There- really enjoying your TR!
LOVE the pictures! How fun!
We are going on our land and sea package in 25 DAYS!!!!
Can't wait to read the rest of your report
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:33 PM   #153
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Fun TR! Thank you so much for sharing it!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #154
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #155
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Hi There- really enjoying your TR!
LOVE the pictures! How fun!
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Fun TR! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:37 PM   #156
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #157
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So this is the last night of the cruise. After the show, we strolled around the ship & got our last fix of that DCL ice cream! DD was really tired by then & wanted to get back to the room & crash.

I wandered around a little bit, went to Shutters to make sure I got all the pics I wanted, and made my way to "Till we meet again". I watched from above, since I was by myself. I was really teary eyed watching all those little ones interacting with the characters. I guess because I think back to when my DD was little, we really couldn't afford to do a lot, and I wish I could have taken her to WDW or DCL at that early age. Now that she's older we do a lot together, but I always wish I could have seen her as a little one experiencing the magic and the excitement of Disney. Don't get me wrong, though, she really loves everything Disney now, but I just think back sometimes, to the time I was struggling and could never afford to go to WDW.

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Old 05-08-2009, 03:02 PM   #158
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Thanks for a great trip report. Don't feel badly that you weren't able to take her to WDW when she was little, it truly doesn't matter. You obviously have a wonderful relationship and share great times, so no matter what you did in the earlier years, you did it together.

Our youngest child is adopted, we met and adopted her when she was 8, almost 9. She had none of the early-year experiences that our other kids had, but we've made great memories since she has joined us. Would I have loved to see her as a toddler with the characters?. Sure- but for me, like you, it wasn't possible (for different reasons, but the end result is the same). How many kids have had a dream come true like your DDs dolphin experience? I'd guess not so many. You are obviously a loving and devoted Mom - that's what will be remembered long after the specific event memories fade. Happy Mother's Day and thanks again for a great TR !
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:52 PM   #159
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Next morning, I headed back out to "secret deck 7" and enjoyed the view of Port Canaveral.








We stayed as long as we could on the ship, & then headed out.


The saddest sight of all:
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:24 AM   #160
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Awww, I can't believe you've already made it to "that" part of the report. Isn't that banner one of the saddest sights ever? I always tear up when I see it.
I've really enjoyed reading your report. I hope you get to take another trip soon just so that we can read about it!

Happy Mother's Day!
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:48 AM   #161
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #162
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A few thoughts:

Staterooms: We really loved our room. It was a cat 12, upgraded to cat 11.
We don't really need balconies, windows, etc because we're
hardly ever in the room anyway. We've been on Carnival and
Royal Caribbean, and I have to say I like the DCL room better.
It just felt more "homey" with the couch & table and
the "bedroom" blocked off with the curtain.

Food: This is the only area where I felt Carnival was better.
I liked the food, but it wasn't as great as I thought it
would be.

Dining rooms: We really loved this part of the cruise, especially
Animator's Palate.

Shows: The best shows ever! I don't think any other cruise line
could compare!!!

Safety: On our previous cruises, I would not let DD go anywhere
by herself or stay in the room by herself. I know, I'm
really over protective. On the DCL I gave her lots of
freedom and I felt safe letting her spend some time
doing things separately.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #163
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I like reading your thoughts on the overall cruise! Very interesting that you liked Carnival's food better. I've never cruised on any line other than DCL, but I will be honest in saying that there were a couple of times on our cruises that I didn't think so highly of the food either.

I'm glad that you felt safe with the DD. I'm sure you're not as over-protective as you think-just a good mother who cares about her child!!

Do you think y'all will ever cruise again?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:24 AM   #164
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I like reading your thoughts on the overall cruise! Very interesting that you liked Carnival's food better. I've never cruised on any line other than DCL, but I will be honest in saying that there were a couple of times on our cruises that I didn't think so highly of the food either.

I'm glad that you felt safe with the DD. I'm sure you're not as over-protective as you think-just a good mother who cares about her child!!

Do you think y'all will ever cruise again?
Thanks! We are definately going to be looking for the 2011 dates to come out for our next Disney Cruise for my DD's 16th birthday! She really wants to go & celebrate on the DCL.


Another thought:

Check your bill daily!! I had a couple of issues with my bill.

1. At Animator's Palate, which was Pirate's night, the servers were offering milkshakes in a collector's cup for the kids. Our server offered, and of course, I asked how much it would be. He said no charge, and offered me one too. I wouldn't have actually paid for those, considering I could go to the ice cream station and make my own if I wanted one. So anyway, the 2nd day, I checked on my bill, and there it was, I was charged $13 and change for them.
I went to the purser's desk and explained the situation. The supervisor wasn't in, but she said they would fix it and call & leave me a message on the stateroom phone. Next day, no message. So I went back to the desk, still no help, she said she will call. So the morning of departure, the final bill showed the charge removed, but no one ever called me.

2. At Castaway Cay, they had a BOGOF drink special. I went to the bar & asked if it included non-alcoholic drinks. He said yes, so I got me & DD a drink.
On that final bill, I was charged for both. I was too aggravated by the first issue, that I didn't even bother.

I know most people would probably not even bother with it, but to me, it's the principle. I don't like to be over charged or mislead.
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Another thought:

Check your bill daily!! I had a couple of issues with my bill.

1. At Animator's Palate, which was Pirate's night, the servers were offering milkshakes in a collector's cup for the kids. Our server offered, and of course, I asked how much it would be. He said no charge, and offered me one too. I wouldn't have actually paid for those, considering I could go to the ice cream station and make my own if I wanted one. So anyway, the 2nd day, I checked on my bill, and there it was, I was charged $13 and change for them.
I went to the purser's desk and explained the situation. The supervisor wasn't in, but she said they would fix it and call & leave me a message on the stateroom phone. Next day, no message. So I went back to the desk, still no help, she said she will call. So the morning of departure, the final bill showed the charge removed, but no one ever called me.

2. At Castaway Cay, they had a BOGOF drink special. I went to the bar & asked if it included non-alcoholic drinks. He said yes, so I got me & DD a drink.
On that final bill, I was charged for both. I was too aggravated by the first issue, that I didn't even bother.

I know most people would probably not even bother with it, but to me, it's the principle. I don't like to be over charged or mislead.
Do they issue a receipt everytime you order a drink from the bar or in the dining rooms?
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