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Old 11-10-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Family of the Day... Tell me more.

What is the Family of the day on DCL? Kind of like family of the day at Disneyland? Were "know how to get to be the family at Disneyland" but any tricks or tips for DCL? What do you get to do? What are the perks?
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Haven't heard of this...so, I am interested to know as well
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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I wanted to know the same thing!
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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Last year on the cruise, the family of the day had been randomly selected at check in and when the ship opened for boarding, they were announced to everyone and were the first to board. Don't know if there were any other perqs with this.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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We were picked as the first family to board the ship. It was quite a surprise. It was our first cruise. A lady came up to us as we were checking in and we were treated like VIPs. We didn't have to line up for anything. We also got a certificate. It was so cool because I never win anything. LOL!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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We were picked as the first family to board the ship. It was quite a surprise. It was our first cruise. A lady came up to us as we were checking in and we were treated like VIPs. We didn't have to line up for anything. We also got a certificate. It was so cool because I never win anything. LOL!
that is awesome!! did u get to the port early? it must b random.....i leave on 11/20 i want to b family of the day....lol. i am really just happy to b on the ship!!!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
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How great is that!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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We were selected as the Family of the Cruise by the Guest Services Team on our Wonder cruise in August (8/3/10-8/8/10). It is not something we asked for. It was a tough summer for our family, as I lost my Mom to Ovarian cancer 6/25/10. It was such an incredible surprise-such great pixie dust and magic. We received letters in our stateroom each day about the port, things to do. We also got goodies from room service such as cookies, a cheese tray, and petit fors. We were given the Castaway Getaway Package for use at Castaway Cay, and also invited to the concierge reception. We had our own special Family of the Cruise cast member, Zoe. She was wonderful! She also called us each day to check in.

I am not sure how or why we were selected...part of the Disney magic! We are actually sailing on a 7 night western coming up as an escape again. I have been the caregiver for my dad since my mom passed away. He passed away on 11/9/10 from Lymphoma. There is a sense of peace now that they are together again. Losing both parents so close, when they were so young (mom-62, Dad-67) has made 2010 a rough year. May be some extra pixie dust will fly our way on 11/27/10!

I was told that each team of crew onboard can pick a family of the cruise. Not sure how or why, but it was something I will never forget!

We actually found out onboard. We were not the First Family and announced, rather a special note was in our stateroom the 1st night of the cruise.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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We were selected as the Family of the Cruise by the Guest Services Team on our Wonder cruise in August (8/3/10-8/8/10). It is not something we asked for. It was a tough summer for our family, as I lost my Mom to Ovarian cancer 6/25/10. It was such an incredible surprise-such great pixie dust and magic. We received letters in our stateroom each day about the port, things to do. We also got goodies from room service such as cookies, a cheese tray, and petit fors. We were given the Castaway Getaway Package for use at Castaway Cay, and also invited to the concierge reception. We had our own special Family of the Cruise cast member, Zoe. She was wonderful! She also called us each day to check in.

I am not sure how or why we were selected...part of the Disney magic! We are actually sailing on a 7 night western coming up as an escape again. I have been the caregiver for my dad since my mom passed away. He passed away on 11/9/10 from Lymphoma. There is a sense of peace now that they are together again. Losing both parents so close, when they were so young (mom-62, Dad-67) has made 2010 a rough year. May be some extra pixie dust will fly our way on 11/27/10!

I was told that each team of crew onboard can pick a family of the cruise. Not sure how or why, but it was something I will never forget!

We actually found out onboard. We were not the First Family and announced, rather a special note was in our stateroom the 1st night of the cruise.
I just wanted to give you one of these Wow what a rough year. I'm glad you have some peace in your loss especially as it was so recent.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #10
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We had our own special Family of the Cruise cast member, Zoe. She was wonderful! She also called us each day to check in.

We actually found out onboard. We were not the First Family and announced, rather a special note was in our stateroom the 1st night of the cruise.
Zoe chose us as well last Nov. 22-25th on the Wonder. We are going again this Nov. 21st-24th and hope Zoe is still there so we can say Hi.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:31 PM   #11
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Wow, that's amazing! I didn't know DCL did Family of the Cruise. That is some serious Pixie Dust!
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:54 PM   #12
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We were Family of the Day on the 9/26/2010 Wonder cruise. It was completely random. We were in line to check in around 11:30ish & a crew member (gosh, i wish i remember her name...i was so excited i can't remember) came up and asked if it was our 1st cruise (it was) & how old my children were (12,8,6&4), where we were from and went on about how well behaved my children were and said she had a surprise for us. We were sent to check in & then another crew member (can't remeber again, I was crying happy tears & was sooo giddy) took us to the front of the Mickey & Minnie picture line and took our picture, then to the front of the kids club line & to the Mouse Ears. We were announced as Family of the Day & were the 1st to board the ship....absolutely so cool! Spent a good 20-30 min. wandering around by ourselves...kids spent time all by themselves in the Mickey pool....we received a certificate & each day a tray of goodies was brought to both of our rooms (family of 6, had to get 2 rooms). Very neat experience, one I don't think myself or my kids will forget! And my husband loved the whole skipping line stuff!
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #13
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soooo cool. What time did u arrive at the port?? Had u already checked in???
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #14
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we got there about 11 am. We didn't get perks like BealsRwe. We just got to skip the lines and board the ship first. We didn't get letters or anything like that. We did get treats a couple of the nights.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #15
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We were chosen as family of the cruise by the Kids' Clubs crew... we got a note on the first night, then on the last night we had a lot of goodies on our bed... t-shirts, hats, and coloring books Very fun and exciting!! Check out my trip report in my signature line for pics
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