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Old 04-11-2011, 02:16 PM   #226
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Just booked our very first DCL for June 2012, and this thread is a HUGE help! Thanks to all who shared.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #227
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We brought 6 suction cup hook things that worked great for hanging everyone's wash cloths up in the shower. We also used one to hold a small plastic hanger that we used for wet swim suits.

We also brought liquid soap for washing hands. So much easier than a slippery bar of soap for the kids.

Couldn't live without the over the door shoe holders or power strip.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #228
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Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions! Now if I could just get a volunteer to pack....
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:14 PM   #229
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Noticed mention of an iPod dock, light up alarm clock, and nighlights on the list of things to bring. The room we had on the Dream included an iPod dock alarm clock. The time was plenty bright and actually worked as a nightlight for the trip for us. In fact it was too bright and ended up getting turned to the wall during our trip so that everyone could sleep.
I really hope they add these to the Wonder and Magic...they were great.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #230
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I bring clothes pins to clip the swimsuits to the chairs on the verandah to dry.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:26 PM   #231
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These are all great tips a lot of them for families more than a husband and wife but I'll remember them for the future. I am happy to be the next generation. =)
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #232
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Great tips! Any more?
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:56 AM   #233
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These lists make me want to start packing! I still have 2 months to go
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #234
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I'm loving all the ideas! I'm making a list right now! Keep them coming!
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:26 AM   #235
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No clocks in Magic staterooms in April

I was on the Magic 7 night Eastern Caribbean April 9-16, 2011. There were absolutely no clocks in any of the staterooms. I was told by my stateroom host that since many of the propeller clocks were broken or unreliable, the decision was made to take them all out of every stateroom - the day we boarded in fact. He told me that they were getting new clocks like the ones on the Dream (with iPod docks) and that they had not arrived in time for our sailing. We were encouraged to use wake-up calls or tune the TV to a station that showed the time. I was glad that I brought a small battery operated alarm clock with me. I didn't hear much rumbling from others, but I was surprised that they chose to take out the old clocks before the new ones came in. Hopefully they have been put on board by now.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:42 AM   #236
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I don't know how you could oversleep on departure day, they knocked on our door at 7 am 45 minutes before we planned to get up on departure day to "make sure we were up"
Ditto. We had 8:15 breakfast. At 8:00 they POUNDED on our door "just to make sure we were up." OK, it doesn't take me 15 minutes to walk to the restaurant!

However, I do find that my lighted alarm clock works best for me when I wake up in the middle of the night.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:35 AM   #237
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:54 AM   #238
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I was on the Magic 7 night Eastern Caribbean April 9-16, 2011. There were absolutely no clocks in any of the staterooms. I was told by my stateroom host that since many of the propeller clocks were broken or unreliable, the decision was made to take them all out of every stateroom - the day we boarded in fact. He told me that they were getting new clocks like the ones on the Dream (with iPod docks) and that they had not arrived in time for our sailing. We were encouraged to use wake-up calls or tune the TV to a station that showed the time. I was glad that I brought a small battery operated alarm clock with me. I didn't hear much rumbling from others, but I was surprised that they chose to take out the old clocks before the new ones came in. Hopefully they have been put on board by now.
Aww, my husband loved those propeller clocks! Anyone know if the new clocks are up and running yet?
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:59 AM   #239
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Small journal and glue stick:

The last cruise (and this one coming in May) our children miss school. We bring a small journal so they can write down what they did each day, and a glue stick for little items that can be put in it. Airline stubs, stickers they have received and little notes from our cabin stewards (and at Disney Resorts) which they get a big kick out of. You can put them right in their journal and its ready to go back to school for the teacher to see. If I knew how to add pics I'd post some!
My second grader did this too, it was a request from her teacher as an "assignment" for missing school. I'm so glad she asked her to do it, because it turned out to be a great keepsake!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #240
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Thanks for all of the super tips and ideas. It took awhile to read them, but it was worth it. For the ladies, I take a cute headband with me so if I don't want to mess with my hair, I just use the headband!!!
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