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Old 02-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #151
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Just noticed that the countdown clocks do not match. Does anyone know why since we are all leaving on March 23, 2013...I hope!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #152
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Regarding the countdowns, I just checked mine and manualy counted and there are 26 days until 3/23/12 + one year. Perhaps the site you are using isn't taking into account the fact that this year is a leap year since 3 weeks 4 days would be 25 days. It is also possible that they don't count the actual day of the event. I go by wakeups.

The blue light special is covered in the first couple pages of the thread. On opening day this cruise was priced at half of most summer cruises, even though it is over spring break which is usually a high price. Many of us jumped on this and during the course of the day watched the price go up as the cruise sold. Someone said that it reminded them of one of Kmart's blue light specials since after we booked some posted to the running pricing thread for opening day, which resulted in others booking the cruise. It is pretty easy for us to price the cruise online with cash value, but I am not sure if you would be able to call DVC to find out if the point cost has increased since you booked -- if it was early opening day.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #153
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Tell them they can wear dinner clothes for 2 hours -- long enough for pictures and dinner, then they can change back into shorts for the club/show.
we are on late dining right now. =( we're hoping to be able to switch, we're on the wait list right now.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #154
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Regarding the countdowns, I just checked mine and manualy counted and there are 26 days until 3/23/12 + one year. Perhaps the site you are using isn't taking into account the fact that this year is a leap year since 3 weeks 4 days would be 25 days. It is also possible that they don't count the actual day of the event. I go by wakeups.

The blue light special is covered in the first couple pages of the thread. On opening day this cruise was priced at half of most summer cruises, even though it is over spring break which is usually a high price. Many of us jumped on this and during the course of the day watched the price go up as the cruise sold. Someone said that it reminded them of one of Kmart's blue light specials since after we booked some posted to the running pricing thread for opening day, which resulted in others booking the cruise. It is pretty easy for us to price the cruise online with cash value, but I am not sure if you would be able to call DVC to find out if the point cost has increased since you booked -- if it was early opening day.
Thanks, I read some but not all 10 pages. The DVC points have been published from the start and have not changed. You did luck out!
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #155
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Hi everybody again so are we going to try and all meet up on the cruise?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #156
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That usually happens at 3:00 pm on embarkation day for a quick meet. Other events develop along the way while you are planning.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #157
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Hi Everyone! We just stepped off the Dream on Sunday. We had no intentions of cruising in 2013, want to finish our basement next year. The plan was to book a dummy date, but we had such a great time, possibly my favorite cruise ever, that we decided to go for a real date, the week the kids have spring break. Joining me on this cruise will be DH, DD9, and DD5 (ages are at the time of sailing). This will be our 6th Disney cruise, 1 Wonder, 3 Magic, 1 Dream, and soon to be 1 FANTASY!!! I am looking forward to getting to know you all!
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #158
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to the crew, jbuckent! Your family has been added to the crew manifest. Be sure to check out the first post to see what is happening so far.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #159
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That usually happens at 3:00 pm on embarkation day for a quick meet. Other events develop along the way while you are planning.
Hi well thank you for the information. Looking forward to meeting you all.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #160
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Hi Everyone! We just stepped off the Dream on Sunday. We had no intentions of cruising in 2013, want to finish our basement next year. The plan was to book a dummy date, but we had such a great time, possibly my favorite cruise ever, that we decided to go for a real date, the week the kids have spring break. Joining me on this cruise will be DH, DD9, and DD5 (ages are at the time of sailing). This will be our 6th Disney cruise, 1 Wonder, 3 Magic, 1 Dream, and soon to be 1 FANTASY!!! I am looking forward to getting to know you all!
Welcome aboard Jbuckent. Have you been to any of these island?
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:56 AM   #161
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Welcome aboard Jbuckent. Have you been to any of these island?
We have been to St Thomas 4 times and Castaway Cay 3 times. Yep of my 5 Disney cruises we have only made it to Castaway 3 times! On our Carnival cruise we started in San Juan, so I have sort of been there lol, just the port and airport.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #162
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I have a confession to make. When I saw this cruise price & that it was an eastern I snagged it too fast to actually notice all the ports. It wasn't until I saw jbuckent's post that I looked up the itinerary. Now I am excited to be going to a new port! LOL!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #163
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Thats funny Lisa! You booked this 4 months ago and just figured out it has a different itinerary!

This year spring break is the first week in April, so while onboard we assumed it would be the same and booked first week of April in 2013. We were disappointed to see it was the Western. When I got home I double checked the school calendar and we were very excited to see we had to move to the Eastern with San Juan! Very glad we get a new port! We had done an Eastern before that had a stop in St Croix.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #164
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My family of 4 will be on this cruise. Myself and Husband DS will be 8 DD will be 12. It is crazy how the prices of this cruise have sky rocketed in the past month. There are very few room categories still available for this cruise. This will be our 3rd Disney cruise, but have never been at spring break.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #165
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Welcome Bethann! We have never cruised spring break either. The good thing is on a boat it can't get any more crowded than full capacity and Disney usually sails full so it will be 'normal' crowds.
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