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Old 03-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #91
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I was anxious to find "secet deck 7" after learning about it on the Dis, so after we spend a little time in the room, we decide to go check it out. The deck was right down the hall from our room, maybe 4 or 5 rooms down. I spent a good bit of time during the cruise there. It was like having our own deck, because out of every time I went out there, only twice was there anyone else out there!!!













Then we go back to the room to get ready for the lifeboat drill. We HAVE to take the "classic" life jacket picture. Everybody does that, right?





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Old 03-26-2009, 02:13 PM   #92
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After the lifeboat drill. We "high tail" it back to our room to drop the life jackets off and get to the Sailaway party to get a good viewing spot. I had already planned to watch it from deck 10 (Thanks again to Dis for the tips!).















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Great TR! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:40 PM   #94
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After the party, we head back to our room to get ready for the first show, The Golden Mickey's. Since we had second seating, our showtime was at 6:15pm. The first night, our dinner assignment was Triton's. So we went to the show, then got some pics with the characters that were out & about, then it was time for dinner. Our dinner times were at 8:15pm, which meant we were not done until about 9:45. It's really a long time to spend on eating when there's lots of other things to do! So we didn't attend the last night's dinner, which was the parrot dinner (can't think of correct name). As long as I got to go to Animator's Palate, I would be happy, which was the second night.



Coming up: Pics from The Golden Mickey's, Triton's, & some more characters!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #95
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Hey there! Just wanted to check in and let you know that I am really enjoying your TR! The pictures are awesome! And I see that you've changed your avatar...I can't wait to read all about that!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #96
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Hey there! Just wanted to check in and let you know that I am really enjoying your TR! The pictures are awesome! And I see that you've changed your avatar...I can't wait to read all about that!!!

Hey, I'm glad you're still "onboard". I was wondering where you been, but then I read your TR about your Dad, etc. Hope everything's OK!

I'll be adding details of the dolphin swim soon!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #97
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Great TR! Can't wait to read more!

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Old 03-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #98
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Here's some pics from the Golden Mickey's. It was a great show! I have been on Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruises, which were both fine, but you just can't beat the shows on DCL!!!

















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You bet I'm still here!!

Oooh, the Golden Mickeys look awesome. Believe it or not, we missed it on both our cruises! After seeing your pics, I hope that we can definitely catch it this time around!
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #100
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I don't know why, but I didn't really take many pictures at Triton's. I'm surprised because I'm such a picture freak!!!

But I did get a lot of character pictures that night!
















Coming up next: Nassau Day and the Dolphin Excursion!!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #101
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Now onto our Nassau day. Our dolphin excursion was scheduled to meet at 12:45pm, so we planned our day accordingly:

We ordered room service for breakfast and got ready to get off the ship as soon as we were allowed. We had planned to just go walk around & shop a little bit. We made our way to the straw market, shopped, and decided to go back to the ship & have lunch before our excursion. So, we ate our lunch, went back to the room to get ready, and went to our meeting place.













The straw market was a longer walk than I thought it would be!






So while we were on deck eating our lunch, we saw this dude playing ping pong with some kids!



Coming up next: Dolphin Excursion!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #102
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Great update but I can't take the suspense. Hope the dolphin pics are coming soon. Dolphins have been my favorite since I was a little girl. I've always dreamed of swimming with them or even just interacting with them. I really hope we can afford to do the dolphin excursion by the time we go in Oct.

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I was wondering if you did the Atlantis or the Blue Lagoon. My mom and I did the Atlantis and loved it. Loving the TR
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I was wondering if you did the Atlantis or the Blue Lagoon. My mom and I did the Atlantis and loved it. Loving the TR
We did the one at Blue Lagoon.
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Dolphin Excursion at Blue Lagoon

We met at our designated meeting place at 12:45pm. The CM checked our tickets, got us to sign consent forms, and then a lady from the excursion brought our bracelets to us. She said they usually do the bracelet thing once off the ship, but because it was hot, she wanted to take care of that before we left the ship. I thought that was really nice!

By the time we did all that & walked to our boat, it was about 1:30.
We took a small ferry type boat to Blue Lagoon Island. It was a very nice ride! The scenery was beautiful! It was kind of a long ride though, I think it took about 30 minutes. But it was OK with me because I really enjoyed it.

*A word of advice: Bring some water & snacks with you. We had brought bottled water from home with us anyway. The night before, we ordered breakfast room service and ordered some extra cereal (Froot Loops) to take with us, which was a great snack to hold us over until we got back onboard.*

So we arrived at the dolphin location. Everyone goes to the Dolphin "school" before they get started, which lasts about 20-30 minutes. Even if you're just doing the "dolphin observer", you go too. Then they divide you into groups of 6-10 people. Everyone gets suited up into life jackets (mandatory) and wet suits (optional).

If you're doing the observer (which I was), you go onto this elevated deck where you can watch all the action.

The dolphin swim lasted for about an hour. Everyone got to hug, kiss, dance with, and interact with the dolphin. The last boat back to the ship was leaving at 4:00pm, and the dolphin swim lasted until about 3:30, so we didn't have a lot of time left, but we did go into the gift shop and buy our photos.

My DD loved this excursion! I would definately recommend it. Before we went, I had debated because of the price ($199), but after some advice (thanks again to the Disboards!), I knew it would be worth it. I am so glad I let my DD do it. She loves dolphins and has always wanted to "meet" them.



Here's some of the photos that they took. I will add more of my own soon.







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