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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #1366
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We plan on taking about 30 dollars in fives and mostly ones. Will that be enough for cash tipping for the cruise such as room service and other things that are not included as automatic gratuity.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #1367
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21 inches here! Still snowing! Light & fluffy. Never lost power which is the big thing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #1368
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Just called my credit card company to let them know about traveling outside country they said their is a 3 percent fee added to your purchases outside the country. I thought this was crazy called another company they said the same thing and this was a charge all cc companies apply sometimes with a different percentage. Any one know about this. This is first time outside of country. Was wondering since Fantasy is registered in Bahamas will my ship account be charged like this if I pay with cc.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #1369
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Just called my credit card company to let them know about traveling outside country they said their is a 3 percent fee added to your purchases outside the country. I thought this was crazy called another company they said the same thing and this was a charge all cc companies apply sometimes with a different percentage. Any one know about this. This is first time outside of country. Was wondering since Fantasy is registered in Bahamas will my ship account be charged like this if I pay with cc.
Yup. Most credit cards charge a 3% - 5% foreign transaction fee when used. This will happen even if you buy somethihng on the internet if the company is based outside of the USA. Whenever we travel we only bring credit cards that don't charge FTFs, and earn airline miles for travel and dining. My favorite is the Chase Sapphire Preferred followed by the Chase British Airways card.

Here is a list of credit cards off the top of my head that don't charge FTFs

Discover & Capital One cards:
All of them 0% FTF (unless something has changed recently and I haven't seen it on a travel hacker blog yet)

Chase: Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, Ink Plus, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott Premier

Amex: Platinum, Centurion

Citibank: Thank You Premier, AAadvantage Executive, Hilton Honors Reserve
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #1370
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We plan on taking about 30 dollars in fives and mostly ones. Will that be enough for cash tipping for the cruise such as room service and other things that are not included as automatic gratuity.
Went to the bank the other day
20 ones
10 fives
10 tens

Usually tip waiters, room attendant extra
We are doing Palo brunch,dinner
Couple private excursions
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #1371
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Today kids went sledding in the snow. Next Saturday, aquaduck!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #1372
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Today kids went sledding in the snow. Next Saturday, aquaduck!
I said the same thing to DW when we were snow blowing. Might be till Wednesday till I see a snow plow though
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:54 PM   #1373
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Some of you will be heading down to WDW early in the week to start your trip so I wanted to post this now in case you do not get a chance to check FB or DIS. Your answers to my questions, your ideas and friendliness have made the planning for this first time cruiser so much easier and relaxing. So from the bottom of our hearts Thank You from Kevin and Lorraine.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #1374
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Disney Fantasy leaving port now. Next time it leaves, we will all be on it!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #1375
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Disney Fantasy leaving port now. Next time it leaves, we will all be on it!!
Temperature was 81 degrees. We didn't get a lot of snow in Philly but man is it cold.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #1376
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We were all gathered around the computer watching the Fantasy leaving.
Boy oh boy,after enduring NEMO we are really need a vacation,and a snow blower.
Hope all our Northeast neighbors are staying safe,and have thier power back on
ASAP.
Dropping down to 9 degrees tonight in RI with about half the state without power,dont forget to check on the elderly.Some don't want to be a burden.
Be safe everyone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #1377
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Disney Fantasy leaving port now. Next time it leaves, we will all be on it!!
That's what I said when I flipped to the port cam at 5pm! We're next!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #1378
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #1379
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I really should be packing our flight leaves 7am Friday.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #1380
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MY LISTS:


to do:
*newspaper hold
*notify neighbors of upcoming trip
*pedicure for me
*make a t-shirt or two
*finish reading the Passporter DCL guide
*make pin trading binder
*attend birthday party
*attend Eagle Scout Ceremony
*attend DS's (18) talent show
*go to bank get cash for travel & tips (1's & 5's) and pennies (shiny)
*find great idea & make "super cute worthy of Martha herself" Valentines for DS's Kindy class
*make/buy/send Valentines to relatives (DGP's, etc.) SOON
*make/buy valentines for DH & DSs
*notify schools of DSs' upcoming absences
*print off DCL payment authorization form (anything else???)
*laundry for 5
*START PACKING!!!

Oh my goodness, I thought i was SO MUCH farther ahead than this!!!
That sure is a big to do list!!!! Good luck getting it all done!!! I had to laugh at the "notify schools of DSs' upcoming absences"....I had been telling DH to take care of that with the schools for a couple of months....he JUST did it last week!!! They want two weeks notice of vacation....I think we were a day shy of two full weeks notice. OOPS! Neither school had a problem since they know we are very involved parents and take their education seriously.


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Well i have never seen anything like this. All roads in Mass. closed. Trees down everywhere. Spent the night with no electricity listening to the wind, praying a tree didn't fall on my house. It is hard to believe that in a week I will be standing on deck, looking at a blue ocean. One good thing, after this I am not too picky about the weather we get! Anything is better than Nemo!
I hope you get power back quick....and I'm glad no trees fell on your house!


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I can't believe this snow - we have at least 30 inches of snow - my DH cleared our walkway and driveway late last night- and this morning, you would never know he had been out there. Like so many of you I am so glad this is happening now and not next week. Good Luck to those of you in New England - I see you have a few more hours ahead of you
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21 inches here! Still snowing! Light & fluffy. Never lost power which is the big thing.
Heading out in a little bit.
Packing the suitcase this afternoon
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Rob- I can't private message yet (not enough posts). We look forward to meeting you and Sue.
21 inches here as well.
Nancy and Bob
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I said the same thing to DW when we were snow blowing. Might be till Wednesday till I see a snow plow though
Oh my goodness!! Those poor snow plow drivers! We had a nasty storm here in NW Indiana in March 1998....my DH is a snow plow driver....I didn't see him for 6 days. He was working about 20 hours a day. I'm still not sure why I didn't insist that he buy me a snow blower with all that overtime! I finally just got one two years ago.


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Some of you will be heading down to WDW early in the week to start your trip so I wanted to post this now in case you do not get a chance to check FB or DIS. Your answers to my questions, your ideas and friendliness have made the planning for this first time cruiser so much easier and relaxing. So from the bottom of our hearts Thank You from Kevin and Lorraine.
That is so sweet!!! I love the DISboards and the friends we have made through the DISboards!


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We were all gathered around the computer watching the Fantasy leaving.
Boy oh boy,after enduring NEMO we are really need a vacation,and a snow blower.
Hope all our Northeast neighbors are staying safe,and have thier power back on
ASAP.
Dropping down to 9 degrees tonight in RI with about half the state without power,dont forget to check on the elderly.Some don't want to be a burden.
Be safe everyone.

To everyone I've quoted here that posted about all the snow that Nemo dumped on you....please be safe....don't over-do it with the shoveling, and drive carefully when you are finally able to get out.
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