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Old 08-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works! 6/7 PTR Link!

Hello everyone and welcome!

For those that don't know me, I'm Alicia aka Leshaface and have been a DIS member for a few years now. I'm married to my best friend and partner-in-crime, Daniel aka DH.





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Just recently (VERY recently actually), I've become a DCL junkie! My DH, DB, Dsil, and I got off the Dream in June and had a blast! To read all about that trip, click here. We all had an AMAZING time and the moment I boarded the ship, was the moment I knew I would be obsessed with DCL.

How this trip came about: So for those that didn't read my past TR, DH and I had signed up to book another cruise for next year while on the cruise, but the CM's were slammed with other guests trying to take advantage of the 10% off and OBC for any booked future cruises. So we filled out a card and they had told us they would be in contact within 2 weeks. Well, no call. And we still wanted to cruise! So DH ended up calling and the CM was able to see that we qualified for the discount and OBC! So we booked for another Bahamas Cruise on the Dream, living in June of 2012.

For those that don't know, it's just the two of us. However, we're looking to expand the brand and we want to do it soon. So we got to thinking: We don't want to start AFTER our cruise next year, because we'll be a year older. And we can't start now because how horrible would it be if we were to get pregnant before our cruise, and I couldn't have any fun (i.e. partake in Bahama Mama's , not look cute in dresses/bikinis). Not that being pregnant would be HORRIBLE but I wouldn't be able to do all the things I had wanted to do.

We decided to see what else was available within the next few months and there was tons of options for much cheaper, AND much longer itineraries! We ultimately made the decision to switch the Bahamas cruise to the Mexican Riviera cruise for a few reasons:

1) Was a waaay cheaper cruise
2) Didn't have to fly meaning more money to play with on the ship!
3) The port is only 2 1/2 hours from home
4) We could try and get pregnant sooner
5) It's a 7 night cruise compared to a 5 night cruise

That's right folks. ANOTHER DISNEY CRUISE IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS! DECEMBER 11-18, 2011 I'm so beyond excited and I can't wait to share every aspect of the trip with you guys!....well, not every aspect. But yes! This WILL be the cruise where we will officially try to start having kids!

And I must thank Bonnie for the title of the TR, so THANK YOU BONNIE!

I hope you'll join me in what will hopefully be a very successful trip!
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Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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The Links!

The Itinerary!
Adventure is Out There!
90 Day Mark! Already?!
Excursions and Dining!
Changes
Magnet Fun
Shirt Design!
Disneyland!
Day 1 Part 1
Day 1 Part 2
Day 2, Part 1
Day 2, Part 2
Day 2, Part 3
Day 3
Day 4, Part 1
Day 4, Part 2


THE CRUISE!!!

Navigator - Day 1
The First Day
The First Day Part 2
The First Day Part 3
The First Day Part 4
The First Day Part 5
The First Day Part 6

Navigator - Day 2 - Day at Sea
Day at Sea - Exploring
Palo Brunch
Wine AND Tequila?!
The Golden Mickey's


Navigator - Day 3 - Day at Sea
A Character Breakfast
Sun and Spa



Navigator - Day 4 - Puerto Vallarta
Walmart and a Boat Ride
Our First Zipline!
Rappel Time
Water. Why'd it have to be Water.
Free Falling!
24 Hour Room Service? Don't mind if I do!
A Secret Crush - not so secret anymore


Navigator - Day 5 - Cabo San Lucas
Cloudy Cabo
Taco Trucks
1 Shot, 2 Shot
Palo Dinner
Pirate Party

Navigator - Day 6 - Cabo San Lucas
A First!
Captain's Gala

SURPRISE!

Navigator - Day 7 - Day at Sea
A Food Seminar
My First Parenting Lesson
Farewell Dinner
Last Day
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Food and Wine? Sounds Divine! Oct 2013 TR
Our First WDW Trip as Parents - December 2012
Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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the more the merrier

We are also on the Dec 11 cruise.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Hi Lesha I'm here.. loved your Dream TR . Now looking forward to reading about your new cruise. Planning is so fun
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I'm here I'm here I'm here! Looking forward to following the Wonderful adventure!
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
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Subscribing. I enjoyed reading your trip report so much. Have fun planning this trip and I can't wait to see some more updates.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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Have fun,

We are in the cruise before yours. Would love to hear how your planning is coming up. Subbing this thread.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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Signing on as we just booked a Feb 12-19, 2012 Mexican cruise
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:26 PM   #10
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We are also on the Dec 11 cruise.
Ooh yay! I think I saw you over on the Meet Thread!

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Hi Lesha I'm here.. loved your Dream TR . Now looking forward to reading about your new cruise. Planning is so fun
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Subscribing. I enjoyed reading your trip report so much. Have fun planning this trip and I can't wait to see some more updates.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait to write this next one!

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We are in the cruise before yours. Would love to hear how your planning is coming up. Subbing this thread.
Oh awesome! Hopefully you'll be able to let me know what the weather is like when you get back/before I leave. I have NO idea what to pack or expect.


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Awesome! Hopefully I can be of some help to you and give you advice when I return for your future cruise!
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Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6
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I'll be following along! I read your Dream TR and enjoyed it! Have fun planning!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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Itinerary!

YAY! I'm so glad you all are here!

Here is the itinerary for the trip:


Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 - Los Angeles
Monday, Dec 12, 2011 - At Sea
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 - At Sea
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Friday, Dec 16, 2011 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 - At Sea
Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 - Los Angeles

This looks like the most PERFECT itinerary for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the Day at Sea on the Bahamas cruise and wished there was another Day at Sea. Looks like we'll be getting 3 Days at Sea on this cruise!

I'm not actually sure where the port is exactly, I think in San Pedro and I don't know what time is ideal to show up, so I need to figure all that out. We will more than likely just leave from our hometown early that morning instead of staying the night in LA. Then again, we change our minds FREQUENTLY so this could change!
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Food and Wine? Sounds Divine! Oct 2013 TR
Our First WDW Trip as Parents - December 2012
Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6
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Subbing In.....followed you from the Dream CAME true TR!

Sounds like a fabulous itinerary! I agree, the more sea days the better!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:27 PM   #14
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Subbing In.....followed you from the Dream CAME true TR!

Sounds like a fabulous itinerary! I agree, the more sea days the better!
Hi and welcome!

I see you'll be visiting Disneyland soon! Will you be going to Mickey's Halloween Party?!

I just LOVE Disneyland at Halloween time!
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Our First WDW Trip as Parents - December 2012
Mexican Riviera Cruise with WONDERful Souvenir in the Works!Dream CAME True! June 21-26, 2011 TR
Food, Fun, and Frivolity: 8 Funtabulous days
Ugh, what were we thinking?! 9 days Deluxe Dining, The Crow's fly to Disneyworld! Jan 20-28, 2010 Pre-TR, DLR - The Proposal, Bouncers, and a Celebrity! June 3-6
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