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Old 04-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #76
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Today was weird weather in Virginia. Intermittent rain and high winds. Thankfully no tornados but plenty of storm warnings! I feel so bad for all of the families hit by tornados to our south. I hope all is well with everyone!
Very Very sad for all involved. We were VERY lucky !!! Every 15 min. t.v was breaking into our weather guy. I was getting a little nervous.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:36 PM   #77
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Beth- Just realized your going on the Dream soon. Have a great cruise !!!! Hope you will post some pics. on here when you get back.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:14 PM   #78
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Hello there!

We just got off the Dream yesterday and while on the ship, we booked Thanksgiving 2012 on the Fantasy. We've never booked a cruise this far out.

It will be dh and myself sailing. Looking forward to this one as the 3 nighter on the Dream was just way too short.

Thanksgiving 2011 we are booked on the Oasis of the Seas and last Thanksgiving we were on a 10 night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Emerald Princess.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #79
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Hey gang

My family is also booked on this cruise! We sailed the 4-night Dream May 8th sailing. After doing the 3 night twice, then the 4 night we now realize that we need the full week. So we re-booked on-board and got the 10% discount as well as a nice OBC. I think it's $200.

Anyway, we are also in NY and while at first I was thrilled to see the NY itineraries, the pricing is too steep. And while I absolutely hate flying, I figured I'd rather go on the newest ship much more than the Magic at this point. We also have 3 kids, so needed to book 2 rooms on the Magic vs. just one on the Fantasy. So we booked an oceanview 8C and are pretty pleased with the price. I am wondering what the pricing was like when it first opened for booking a few months ago, hoping we are still ahead of the game with our re-booking incentives.

By the way- we had 31 family members join us on our Dream cruise, and some of them didn't like it. I felt so bad, since we were the first ones to book and pretty much convinced them all to join us. The ones who didn't love it aren't really huge Disney fans to begin with, but they also felt like they just didn't love cruising in general. As much fun as that was, I'm looking forward to this being a much more intimate time with my family. (my kids were so interested in what their cousins were doing that I barely saw them those 4 days)

I'm also looking forward to the new Aladdin show, the upgraded Animator's Palate, the Pirate's League onboard inside the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and just having a whole new experience. I also can't wait to be able to say I've sailed on 3 out of the 4 DCL ships.

We may have to book that 2-nighter out of NY after all just to make it an even 4. lol... just kidding, cause that was almost $1000 for just 2 of us and I'm spending $5800 for 5 extra nights and 3 kids on top of that. I just can't justify the cost of the NY sailings.

Sorry this was so long, but I'm stuck in a hospital room and bored right now! Looking forward to meeting some of you on our Turkey cruise. Gobble Gobble
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #80
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We booked this cruise in early April, when it finally appeared online. A friend who is sailing with me rebooked us while she was onboard a few weeks ago, and I moved from an 11B to a 9A and the cruise fare was still $90 less, in addition to the onboard credit. I love vacationing during Thanksgiving. This will be fun.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #81
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We just booked the Turkey Cruise 2012

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #82
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Add us to the roster! :)

We just got off the Dream on Friday and booked this cruise while onboard! It will be me (Scott--33), DW (Christy--34) and DS (Evan--4). We have a category 9B (#2532). We are very excited about this cruise as we have always done 3 and 4 night cruises and just recently got off a 5 nighter and loved it! We can't wait for another 2 nights on the ship! This will be our 8th Disney Cruise! Can you tell we are hooked?

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Hello there!

We just got off the Dream yesterday and while on the ship, we booked Thanksgiving 2012 on the Fantasy. We've never booked a cruise this far out.

It will be dh and myself sailing. Looking forward to this one as the 3 nighter on the Dream was just way too short.

Thanksgiving 2011 we are booked on the Oasis of the Seas and last Thanksgiving we were on a 10 night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Emerald Princess.

Looking forward to getting to know ya'll.
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Hey gang

My family is also booked on this cruise! We sailed the 4-night Dream May 8th sailing. After doing the 3 night twice, then the 4 night we now realize that we need the full week. So we re-booked on-board and got the 10% discount as well as a nice OBC. I think it's $200.

Anyway, we are also in NY and while at first I was thrilled to see the NY itineraries, the pricing is too steep. And while I absolutely hate flying, I figured I'd rather go on the newest ship much more than the Magic at this point. We also have 3 kids, so needed to book 2 rooms on the Magic vs. just one on the Fantasy. So we booked an oceanview 8C and are pretty pleased with the price. I am wondering what the pricing was like when it first opened for booking a few months ago, hoping we are still ahead of the game with our re-booking incentives.

By the way- we had 31 family members join us on our Dream cruise, and some of them didn't like it. I felt so bad, since we were the first ones to book and pretty much convinced them all to join us. The ones who didn't love it aren't really huge Disney fans to begin with, but they also felt like they just didn't love cruising in general. As much fun as that was, I'm looking forward to this being a much more intimate time with my family. (my kids were so interested in what their cousins were doing that I barely saw them those 4 days)

I'm also looking forward to the new Aladdin show, the upgraded Animator's Palate, the Pirate's League onboard inside the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and just having a whole new experience. I also can't wait to be able to say I've sailed on 3 out of the 4 DCL ships.

We may have to book that 2-nighter out of NY after all just to make it an even 4. lol... just kidding, cause that was almost $1000 for just 2 of us and I'm spending $5800 for 5 extra nights and 3 kids on top of that. I just can't justify the cost of the NY sailings.

Sorry this was so long, but I'm stuck in a hospital room and bored right now! Looking forward to meeting some of you on our Turkey cruise. Gobble Gobble
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We just got off the Dream on Friday and booked this cruise while onboard! It will be me (Scott--33), DW (Christy--34) and DS (Evan--4). We have a category 9B (#2532). We are very excited about this cruise as we have always done 3 and 4 night cruises and just recently got off a 5 nighter and loved it! We can't wait for another 2 nights on the ship! This will be our 8th Disney Cruise! Can you tell we are hooked?

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Scott
Aboard !!! Nice to see more people joining this cruise !! This is a special cruise for me & Dh. We will be on Castaway the same day & month we were married on Castaway. What are the odds ? Hopefully this thread will get a little bit more active so we can get to know each other.

I have the Hawaii cruise to look forward to then I think the time will fly by for this cruise. Only 7 months difference.

Sooooo does anyone else have a cruise lined up before this one ?
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #84
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Yay... we are booked. We just got off the Dream on 6/26 but I dislocated my elbow a week before our cruise so I felt I didn't get a great vacation. I didn't get to take all the pictures I wanted with only one hand. I was in a sling and splint. I still am. It will be me, dh, dd(11) and dd(15).

We definitely want to do fish extenders, too.....
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #85
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Yay... we are booked. We just got off the Dream on 6/26 but I dislocated my elbow a week before our cruise so I felt I didn't get a great vacation. I didn't get to take all the pictures I wanted with only one hand. I was in a sling and splint. I still am. It will be me, dh, dd(11) and dd(15).

We definitely want to do fish extenders, too.....

Welcome Aboard !! Ouch ! Not a good way to start a cruise. I am really looking forward to seeing the Fantasy. I haven't been on the Dream yet, but that's o.k. Hope you heal quickly.
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We are thinking about transfering to this cruise as well. Does anyone know if the ship will be decorated for Christmas yet??
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We are thinking about transfering to this cruise as well. Does anyone know if the ship will be decorated for Christmas yet??
Hi Kristin,
I hunted around on the threads and found this one about how the ships are decorated for Christmas in time for the Thanksgiving cruises.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....as+decorations

Has anyone on this meet thread done a Thanksgiving cruise before? If so, was the ship decked out for Christmas by your cruise? Seems I remember somewhere on one of the threads that chefs bake a huge (and wonderful smelling) gingerbread house that goes in the atrium.

I'm adding another link here that I just found!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....gerbread+house
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Hi Kristin,
I hunted around on the threads and found this one about how the ships are decorated for Christmas in time for the Thanksgiving cruises.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....as+decorations

Has anyone on this meet thread done a Thanksgiving cruise before? If so, was the ship decked out for Christmas by your cruise? Seems I remember somewhere on one of the threads that chefs bake a huge (and wonderful smelling) gingerbread house that goes in the atrium.
This could turn out to be a reunion cruise for the 8/16 Dream cruisers if you all keep this up!

I haven't done a Thanksgiving cruise, but have sailed 3 times the first week or two of December, and can speak to the gingerbread house. As I understand it, they start the house on the Thanksgiving cruise, and keep adding to it up through Christmas. I believe the ship is decorated from Thanksgiving to the first week of January in Holiday spendor! We loved watching the gingerbread house grow and develop as the week goes by. We never saw them actually working on it (they're like elves - working while we sleep) but each morning there would be something new. When we've sailed the 1st week of December, the house was decorated very simply, but the decorations grew more elaborate as the week went on. Since the Dream hasn't done any holiday cruises yet, it remains to be seen where (and if) they do it on the new ships. On the Magic, they used to build the house at the base of the stairs leading up to Shutters, then they built it in the Promenade Lounge the last 2 times we saw it.

I think on the New Year's cruise, or any special Holiday cruise ending in early January, people reported standing in line to get off the ship and watching men with sledgehammers demolish the house bright and early that last morning, so it would be gone by the time the next cruise started.
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Hi Cathleen, It would be fun to have Kristin join us for the Turkey Cruise too. I'm trying to convince her by finding all kinds of good links!
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Holiday Pictures

I found another good link with pictures!!!!!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....gerbread+house

Now I'll stop as it is time to take the girls to their swim team practice. Kristin, have I convinced you yet?????
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