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Old 06-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Things you wish you knew, or paid more attention to (Help for 1st time cruisers)

As was suggested in another thread by Tracey and Mary...so I thought I would go ahead and start a seperate thread.

If you sailed on DCL before, what is something you wish you knew prior to your first sailing?

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What is the piece of advice/knowledge that you would pass on to a newbie cruiser?
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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On the pirate themed night, Deb and I decided we would relax and passed on the dinner. I wish we didn't. The menu was right up my alley.

The pirate buffet after the fireworks was pretty disappointing (lousy) if you ask me. If you like nothing but desserts and didn't skip the dinner, you'll be fine.
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On the pirate themed night, Deb and I decided we would relax and passed on the dinner. I wish we didn't. The menu was right up my alley.

The pirate buffet after the fireworks was pretty disappointing (lousy) if you ask me. If you like nothing but desserts and didn't skip the dinner, you'll be fine.
Pirate night was fun in the dining room - lots of folks in some pretty impressive costumes. Todd's being especially good.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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Pirate night was fun in the dining room - lots of folks in some pretty impressive costumes. Todd's being especially good.
Bill's (billwald) was awesome as well!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #5
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Castaway Cay is probably better than you think. Plan to make the most of your day on the island. Get off the ship early and enjoy everything it has to offer.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:11 AM   #6
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Castaway Cay is probably better than you think. Plan to make the most of your day on the island. Get off the ship early and enjoy everything it has to offer.
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Also, don't worry if you over pack. You can fit quite a few bags under the bed. There is lots of storage space.
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Also, don't worry if you over pack. You can fit quite a few bags under the bed. There is lots of storage space.
Gee - I've never heard of people overpacking for a cruise.

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Castaway Cay is probably better than you think. Plan to make the most of your day on the island. Get off the ship early and enjoy everything it has to offer.
I agree about CC. Great place to do stuff or just lay on the beach and do nothing. The water is wonderful.
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Also, don't worry if you over pack. You can fit quite a few bags under the bed. There is lots of storage space.
ETA: Bring someone with you that can lift the bed!!!!
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awesome thread! I won't take up much space here...but I can't wait to read all of these hints...
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Paul, Can't we just call you?
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Trust me the beds are easily liftable. I could even do it.
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Bring an extension cord and/or power strip. I need a fan and there are no outlets near the bed.
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Be sure to bring a change of clothes and/or bathing suit in your carry-on. If you get on the boat early enough you may just want a dip in the pool.
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Stay out of Nassau!! To enjoy the most scenic view of the city, just go up on deck of the ship, that's the best it gets. In town....well if you've ever seen the bathroom from the original Saw movie, you get the idea.
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