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Old 07-12-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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Mandymouse's Holiday of Firsts ~ Day 9

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Mandy & Paul

Travelling & Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Sunday 13th June ~ High - 93F

Sadly we got up around 7am, and after getting changed we left our stateroom at 7.40am. We didn't bother with breakfast as it was a little early too for us, and we weren't hungry anyway

After a few last photos, we disembarked and headed down the escalator to collect our luggage





A porter helped us find our luggage and thankfully he knew how to weave in and out of the very large line to the Non US area of customs

At 8am we were sadly driving away from Port Canaveral and our ship

Thoughts

Well as you have probably noticed, we had an AM-AZ-ING cruise

~ Stateroom - we loved the location of our room which was on Deck 5, portside and aft. The only thing that let it down was the verandah, we didn't like the covered glass, as we usually like to sit down and watch the sea, it felt as though it made the verandah smaller too, but to be honest we spent a lot of time walking and relaxing on Deck 4 so it wasn't too disappointing

~ Stateroom Host/Dining Team - they were all brilliant and helpful. We would bump into Dom, our room host (though never actually saw him in our room) and he would stop and chat or take a photo for us if we asked. The dining team were excellent too, nothing was too much for them

~ Palo - well what can I say ? All 3 of our visits to Palo were very enjoyable it's somewhere that always adds more to our cruise, we just love it, and having the chance to have High Tea was brilliant

~ Tablemates - We lucked out with the three other couples that we shared our table with. They were so friendly and we always spent an enjoyable couple of hours in their company

** Roll on the next Cruise **

Back to WDW

The journey back to Walt Disney World went quite quickly and we arrived at DHS for the final Star Wars day around 9am. Once again it was very hot and very busy too.









Unfortunately we couldn't get to see the characters that we missed last week due to the lines, and the heat was just too much so we left the park and went to check in at the Pop Century

Check in was empty, so we were seen straight away, and moments later we were assigned a king size bedded room near the Computer Pool

Before heading to our room we had lunch at the food court where we both had Beef & Broccoli

After lunch we drove round to our room and quickly unpacked, then we spent a good hour or two by the pool, and I got some washing done too

After a lazy couple of hours, and a chat to the girls on Skype, we took off for the Florida Mall for some serious shopping. Thankfully the girls had given us a list (with pictures) of some of the things they liked (cheeky monkeys !!)

Our first stop was at Hot Topic where the young assistant found just about everything on the list (yay !) and Paul's credit card had it's first seizure

Next we went in search of some Uggs for Kerry. We were really struggling as most shops weren't expecting any stock back in till the Autumn, but thankfully someone suggested The Walking Company, and after showing the assistant the picture, we left the store leaving Paul's credit card hoping for the kiss of life

When we got back to the Pop, we Skyped the kids and showed them some of the things we bought them (we could see them all settled for the night in our bed ), and they seemed very happy with our purchases

After our chat we drove back to DHS to see if the SWW crowds had died down, but sadly all the characters had gone. It was still very warm so we cooled down in MuppetVision 3D, then ambled around the park grabbing some dinner (cheeseburger & fries for Paul and the flattest turkey sandwich in the world for me). We decided we would line up for one ride, so we chose Tower of Terror, when we got to the entrance a young lad approached and asked us if we'd like some Fastpasses ~ yeah thanks ! and off we went













Once again we had the new drop sequence, and when we got off we went to grab some Cookies & Cream ice-cream

We were feeling really tired tonight, so we headed back to the Pop and had an early night

Tomorrow ~ Epcot
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Really enjoying reading your reports!
Sounds like you had a fantastic cruise - have you ear marked when the next one will be yet??
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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Another great day!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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Shopping. arrggghh! (I love Uggs though!)
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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fab Mand, you are so, so tanned - the next cruise won't be long coming x
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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Don't you love it when people give you fastpasses!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:21 AM   #7
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:58 AM   #8
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wouldn't catch us shopping. much.
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Loving the reports and pics.

The picture of tower of terror is fantastic
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:19 AM   #10
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I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise. I think we're definitely going to try one for the first time next year.

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Kaz & I were at the Florida Mall this day too! Shame we didn't bump into you.
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We were feeling really tired tonight, so we headed back to the Pop and had an early night


We where on the POP too. Arrived thr 13 and left the 15
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Another great day Mandy - looking forward to hearing more about your time at WDW.
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