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Old 03-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #436
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What a "magical" (I'm not a fan of when people use these puns) cruise! The ship itself is definitely showing it's age, but the staff makes up for it. The Dis-ers we cruised with really helped make it an extra special cruise. Even after being on RCCL's beautiful Independence of the Seas (which so far is my favorite overall ship so far) earlier in the year, this one was the best cruise we've been on. I think I'll have a new favorite ship when we go on The Allure of the Seas this September, but it will be hard for it to beat the overall experience of this past cruise.

Great trip report! ...But I guess it's really over. Or is it??? I believe we were promised a video...

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #437
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LOVED the trip report! We are off this Saturday for our first cruise ever (Magic - WC too!) and I feel a LOT better because of the details and hints you've provided.

CLAP, CLAP, CLAP! (I'm standing, but you can't see that .. ) lol

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #438
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Great job, as always!

Thanks for all the helpful information! We'll be taking our first western next year so I love all your port info.

Thanks again Nenner family!
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:37 PM   #439
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Aww, so sad to see your cruise end, but I guess all good things do, right? I loved seeing how much fun your family has together! I'm looking forward to your next Disney adventure!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #440
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I am in complete denial that it is actually over. Reading your report and Ellen's made the whole thing last longer. It feels like such a long time since we will be there again....probably because it is, a year and a half!

If you do a trip report for your upcoming Allure trip, post a link here...I would love to read it. I'm thinking we might be ready to give RCCL a try someday.
Thanks Jane, it was such a delight cruising with you and your family, and all of the amazing people we had in our group!!

Yes I'm sure I will do a TR on the Allure! I'll be sure to come back here and post a link..it will probably be on Cruise Critic unless I can find enough comparison to DCL to justify posting it somewhere on the Dis (the RCCL threads here always end badly LOL)...or then again I could post it on the CB. We'll see, but for sure there will be one!!!

Psst...summer 2012 will be here before we know it!

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Great report Jen! I'm really gonna miss reading about your adventures and seeing the cute pictures of your kids. It truly has been an enjoyable read. Hope to see you do another report sometime in the future!
Thanks so much Chris, it was great to have you sailing along with us! There will definitely be more TR's..as many as my siggy can handle!

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What a "magical" (I'm not a fan of when people use these puns) cruise! The ship itself is definitely showing it's age, but the staff makes up for it. The Dis-ers we cruised with really helped make it an extra special cruise. Even after being on RCCL's beautiful Independence of the Seas (which so far is my favorite overall ship so far) earlier in the year, this one was the best cruise we've been on. I think I'll have a new favorite ship when we go on The Allure of the Seas this September, but it will be hard for it to beat the overall experience of this past cruise.
True, RCCL is a whole different animal, great, but you can't create the special atmosphere you get by participating in the meet threads here, that's for sure!

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love ya!
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You're right and I am working on it! Now that I have imovie on my phone, it should be moving along quickly. I'm struggling to keep it at a reasonable length!

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LOVED the trip report! We are off this Saturday for our first cruise ever (Magic - WC too!) and I feel a LOT better because of the details and hints you've provided.

CLAP, CLAP, CLAP! (I'm standing, but you can't see that .. ) lol

Aw, thanks so much Sean! So glad it has helped you. Now go on this week and have an AMAZING TIME!

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Great job, as always!

Thanks for all the helpful information! We'll be taking our first western next year so I love all your port info.

Thanks again Nenner family!
Oh you are so very welcome! When I first found the Dis I did it through a google search and at first the only board I saw was the DCL TR board so I read everything here over again and then some (and eventually found the other boards too.) I'm so glad sharing here has helped others with their cruises like I was helped with mine (and still am to this day!) It's such a valuable tool!

Hope you and your family have a fantastic cruise!!!

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Aww, so sad to see your cruise end, but I guess all good things do, right? I loved seeing how much fun your family has together! I'm looking forward to your next Disney adventure!
Thanks Tammie, you are so right! It's almost your turn for an amazing repo adventure..I can't wait to read about your trip up the West Coast..and someday we will sail together!!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:03 PM   #441
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Awesome job!! Thank you so much for writing this and letting me tag along, it has been so helpful. Will you be writing a TR on your Allure cruise, I would love to read all about it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:01 AM   #442
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So sad to see it end!! AGAIN!!! We loved spending time with all of you on this cruise- I just knew we would all get along so well, and I am so glad my instincts were right- you have a wonderful family, Jen! Can't wait to see you all again!!

Oh, and PLEEEEEZZZZZ come on the DISmoms trip! It will be a great time!! Both this year AND next year!!

By the way- I forgot we took that pic the last night! Thanks for posting it!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:02 AM   #443
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Thanks for the report I really loved it!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #444
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Awesome job!! Thank you so much for writing this and letting me tag along, it has been so helpful. Will you be writing a TR on your Allure cruise, I would love to read all about it.
You're so very welcome..Thank You for reading and your comments along the way! Yes I will definitely do an Allure TR, it will probably be on Cruise Critic but I'll be sure to post a link!

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So sad to see it end!! AGAIN!!! We loved spending time with all of you on this cruise- I just knew we would all get along so well, and I am so glad my instincts were right- you have a wonderful family, Jen! Can't wait to see you all again!!
Awwwww...thanks!!! You guys too..it was such a blast. Can;t express enough how much fun we had with you guys. We *WILL* do it again someday! Promise!

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This year for sure, of course, next year...we;;....we'll have to see...we priced it and it wasn't too bad. I *think* we can swing it as long as no large unexpected expenses pop up (and believe me I would like nothing more!) You'll have to bug Ron to put a deposit down! He does usually cave to unrelenting pressure! Just sayin'

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you're welcome! All my pics that night I look a little drunk. LOL. I wasn't though!

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Thank you so much for reading! I'm so glad you liked it!!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #445
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Thanks Jane, it was such a delight cruising with you and your family, and all of the amazing people we had in our group!!

Yes I'm sure I will do a TR on the Allure! I'll be sure to come back here and post a link..it will probably be on Cruise Critic unless I can find enough comparison to DCL to justify posting it somewhere on the Dis (the RCCL threads here always end badly LOL)...or then again I could post it on the CB. We'll see, but for sure there will be one!!!

Psst...summer 2012 will be here before we know it!
I shall have to stalk you on Cruise Critic then! My user name there is the same as here, so give a shout out if you see me there and I will make sure to keep an eye out for your trip report.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:33 PM   #446
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Jen, Thanks so much for everything -- the TOT, the lanyards, the great advice either on the meet board or PM'd, the trip report, etc. You and Ron are the greatest. The Van Beeks hope to cruise with you again and again!!!!!

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:43 PM   #447
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what a wonderful end to the trip.....I will see you guys in a short time. Ins't it amazing the people you meet here? We are all so lucky! See you in MAY wooooo-hooooooo!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:00 AM   #448
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I loved reading your report and can't thank you enough for sharing your journey with us!! I hope to be on the Fantasy next year and I hope we're on with you - you know how to party! Thanks again
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #449
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I shall have to stalk you on Cruise Critic then! My user name there is the same as here, so give a shout out if you see me there and I will make sure to keep an eye out for your trip report.
Ha ha! I'm the same over there too, I don't post NEARLY as much there, though as the Allure cruise gets closer I will have to start asking some questions over yonder. I hate how they limit pics to 5 per post, makes my TR's over there not as good.

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Jen, Thanks so much for everything -- the TOT, the lanyards, the great advice either on the meet board or PM'd, the trip report, etc. You and Ron are the greatest. The Van Beeks hope to cruise with you again and again!!!!!

Beth
Oh thanks so much Beth, we had a blast with you and Steve and the girls! We would love to cruise with you again! Still wish we were with the gang on 8/25 but who knows what 2013 and beyond will bring for all of us, I hope we find a way to do it all again!!

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what a wonderful end to the trip.....I will see you guys in a short time. Ins't it amazing the people you meet here? We are all so lucky! See you in MAY wooooo-hooooooo!!!
Thanks Laura, you are so right! I can't wait to party like a DisMom! Woot! April is sooo busy for us I know it will be here in no time! Can't wait to meet ya in May!

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I loved reading your report and can't thank you enough for sharing your journey with us!! I hope to be on the Fantasy next year and I hope we're on with you - you know how to party! Thanks again
Oh thank you so much, it is truly my pleasure to share our experiences! Woo hoo, we are booked on the 9/22/12 Eastern and we would love to have you join us!!!
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Thanks again for a wonderful trip report
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