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Old 03-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #196
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Yes, I do need to see that magnet.
Well, it is darn cute! See the next post.

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We have one more week until our spring break -- it is the week after Easter -- I wish it was this week because then we could spend it doing Easter stuff. Oh well. As long as we have a week off, I will be happy.

I knew you would have some super fun things planned, but I must admit, I am really jealous of your DH headed to Egypt. That is my number one place I want to visit someday.

The Bunny Farm sounds adorable though.
UGH, I know I know. I wanted to go, too. But we are likely to take another student trip there in a few years, and I will feel more comfortable taking the kids then. He takes students on these trips, and anywhere in Europe we would not have batted an eye, but this was totally new territory for us, so we decided to play it safe. I don't think it would be unsafe, but too much to consider that would be new for us, so next time. I could have gone, but the cost in this case would have been the price of a cheap Disney trip for all of us, so I decided to use the money for a project I wanted to take care of in my yard. BUT yes, I agree, it will be a neat place to venture some day.

We are looking forward to Easter stuff, eggs, baskets, cookies, etc. I will share those in my NEW PTR

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Great tips HD! Looking forward to that PTR!
Already up and running, please come by

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Great thoughts.

though I don't agree about the price for Disney cruises. I have been watching prices year round for 2 years and they are much higher than most other lines. That being siad things like pop included makes it a bit more reasonable.
I sitll want to go on one! I will have to keep nagging DH.
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Did you start your PTR? I can't find a link for it?

Hi! You know I guess I factor all the wonderful free child "monitoring", and quality care at that, into the package, and for me it was a no brainer. Perhaps the cost for certain decks isn't comparable, but we paid under $300.00 for each of us, and in my mind that is about $100.00 a night for all food and a room with a view! So it was a steal in our opinion! Especially for the quality of the cruise experience. There are likely cheaper deals I agree -- I just like Disney

New PTR started, come on over!!

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Excellent Trip Report...I love the pictures!! Quick question...how did you like the room? My DSis and I are cruising in a few weeks, and we got upgraded from our GTY12 to the same room you were in!
The room was great! That is EXACTLY how we got our upgrade. We were not expecting it, and with such a short cruise we were not to worried about it (had we been in a cat 12 room) but it was a nice surprise. the room was perfect for us -- but it was just the two of us. With our two boys we have a bigger room. You will enjoy yourself no question!

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Enjoyed the added observations and tips!
Thanks! I am not a seasoned cruiser obviously, but I always like hearing what other people say, so I thought I would share.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:13 PM   #197
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We faced the same situation on our cruise last week. When we went back to Parrot Cay, they told us that the room was full and to go up to Deck 9. We asked if we could wait for some space and they said "of course". We went into Parrot Cay and there were no lines and there were lots of empty tables! Advice to future cruisers -- if you're told to go to Deck 9, just politely say "No Thank You" and make your way into Parrot Cay.

BTW -- GREAT Trip Report! Any Disney Cruise is great, but we discovered that Longer is Better. We'll be waiting for the Disney Fantasy in 2012 for a 7-night cruise.
THAT is a great note to remember! It was a drag that they herded us that way, but I agree with your strategy, I think waiting, and coming back might be the right move. I was worried the dining room would be closed off, but from what you are saying they were still letting people in even after the first seating of the dining room. GOOD for you.

I agree longer is better, I am DROOLING over this repositioning cruise that you went on a few years ago and are going on another this fall????!!!! VERY VERY COOL!!!! We are going for four days just as a couple, then for five as a family this coming summer.

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Great tips! I am definitely getting me a Passporter Guide before February's cruise.

Can't wait to hear all about your summer plans!

Erika
Oh it is a great book, I really liked looking at it, and they have great tips.

Summer plans coming up!

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Good tips. I will file these away in the event I ever get myself on a cruise!

Looking forward to the PTR!
Well, you consider it -- I think you would really like it SAY.... don't you have some ADRs to make in a few weeks??!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #198
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What a fantastic report! I loved it and will go back and pick your brain when we get to cruise again someday.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:14 PM   #200
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Great TR HD!!!
The Dream looks like a majestic ship! Love the Aqua Duck and the virtual portholes Two stops at CC would make for perfect sailing!!
Great tips at the end also....I remember having to eat outside too...guess it was on Deck 9...can't remember but the weather was nice

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Old 03-30-2010, 02:46 PM   #201
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Really enjoyed your tr tips at the end are really helpful. Going to head over to your ptr
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:44 PM   #203
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I know I disappeared again but I came back to read the ending. I enjoyed reading about your cruise. It has given me some ideas of my own. I'm glad you guys had a great getaway!
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:14 PM   #204
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What a fantastic report! I loved it and will go back and pick your brain when we get to cruise again someday.
It was great fun, and I am sure you and your kids would love it! I can't wait to go again!

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Great trip recap! And the magnet is very cute too...

Heading over to your new PTR now!

Thanks for reading! It was fun to write about a totally different trip experience!


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Great TR HD!!!
The Dream looks like a majestic ship! Love the Aqua Duck and the virtual portholes Two stops at CC would make for perfect sailing!!
Great tips at the end also....I remember having to eat outside too...guess it was on Deck 9...can't remember but the weather was nice

Tracy
Gee thanks!!! YES, we are really looking forward to TWO CC days!!! There are some new updates on ALLEars.net related to the Dream... the new restaurant on board, etc. We were looking forward to trying the virtual porthole, so we will see that on our couple's trip maybe. We upgraded our family trip to an outside room.

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GREAT recap. As expected! I love how much detail you always have. That magnet is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! I tend to ramble I know -- I liked the magnet too! there were a few, this one was a couple bucks more than the others, not sure why, but I liked it best.

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I know I disappeared again but I came back to read the ending. I enjoyed reading about your cruise. It has given me some ideas of my own. I'm glad you guys had a great getaway!
Hi! Well glad you came back to read! It was a good reminder to me, this way I finally got to respond! It was a great getaway, and I felt it was very reasonable!
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Most of your signature is not able to be seen. So I can't find your link for your PTR. I'' see if I can find it on the PTR board
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #206
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Thanks for the fun report. Lots of good, detailed info in your last ramblings.

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All caught up!! Headed to check out your PTR!!!
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