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Old 02-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #1426
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #1427
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Instead of calling it a "Fish Extender Exchange"....some of our friends call it an "Aquatic Creature Exchange" because on the Dream & Fantasy, there are more than just Fish outside of the staterooms....there are Seahorses too. So, one of our friends from the DVC Member Cruise re-named it "A.C.E" instead of "F.E.".
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #1428
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Instead of calling it a "Fish Extender Exchange"....some of our friends call it an "Aquatic Creature Exchange" because on the Dream & Fantasy, there are more than just Fish outside of the staterooms....there are Seahorses too. So, one of our friends from the DVC Member Cruise re-named it "A.C.E" instead of "F.E.".
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #1429
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Instead of calling it a "Fish Extender Exchange"....some of our friends call it an "Aquatic Creature Exchange" because on the Dream & Fantasy, there are more than just Fish outside of the staterooms....there are Seahorses too. So, one of our friends from the DVC Member Cruise re-named it "A.C.E" instead of "F.E.".
LOL, I was trying to figure that one out too! Hmmm, wonder what creature we will have.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #1430
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We originally were going to do this but We were told pick up at SSR was between 11 and 1. With closer to 1 being the time. It would get us to PC a lot later then we wanted. Next time we stay at Hyatt at MCO and take DCL which gets u there earlier. Oh well first time is a learning experience.
I think staying ay WDW before is pretty cool. We just didn't have the time. You'll have to tell us how SSR was. We have stayed at OKW, BWV, & BCV. Would like to try the others some day but always end up going back to BCV!

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #1431
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Thank you - I can't wait to try it (I must have missed the links about FB, so I am not in that group)

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OK, I've GOT to check these out now. 3 glowing reports for packing cubes from ebags. Egad!

Ooooh, I found a COOL thing yestrday at Target. It s a "pop up recycle container". They come 3 in a pack for <$6. I figure it will work great as a pop up hamper that I can throw away for the trip home! OK, I was pretty pleased with my purchase--although I am sure I will get the eye roll from DH. he is so frugal. I can hear it now, "Why pay $2 for that when we could just use a garbage bag?"
That's a great idea for a hamper! Thanks for sharing.
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Is there a meet time for Dis Board members

I was talking with DD and DS and they wanted to know if there was a place that we are meeting so the kids can get together and meet each other? I have a DS 8 and DD 12
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:33 AM   #1433
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Thanks! Oh, no doubt our luggage will be bulging at the seams! I've got the hubby's bag packed. He lays everything out, but I roll and fold everything into packing cubes. It's just darn amazing what you can fit in those things! Now I just have to finish packing all the joint stuff (toiletries, etc.) and the rest of my clothes and I'll be 95% done.
Yep, those packing cubes (and Ziploc baggies) are the secret to packing tightly. I'm mostly packed; I'll finish packing on Thursday (the night before the flight) since some things I can't pack yet (like my purse contents).

As with my previous cruises, I'll be able to go with just my carry-ons. Taking two since my FE stuff takes up too much space... but I will likely be able to disembark at the end of the cruise carrying just my one carry-on. :-D
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #1434
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I just scored a Palo and Remy brunch!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #1435
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More 2014 cruise dates announced

Just announced today, bookings open this week for more 2014 sail dates, so if you're planning to book onboard, we have some great timing here.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #1436
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The DW and I have booked the Mayan ruins/ beach excursion on Cozumel. Looking at some recent reviews about the ruins on this excursion which are the San Gervasio ones right on the island and they haven't been very favorable. I have come to trust the opinions of the experienced cruisers on this thread so was wondering has anyone else done these ruins and what you thought
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #1437
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Just announced today, bookings open this week for more 2014 sail dates, so if you're planning to book onboard, we have some great timing here.
Nice! I was hoping for that. We want to book Alaska for next year.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #1438
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Yep, those packing cubes (and Ziploc baggies) are the secret to packing tightly. I'm mostly packed; I'll finish packing on Thursday (the night before the flight) since some things I can't pack yet (like my purse contents).

As with my previous cruises, I'll be able to go with just my carry-ons. Taking two since my FE stuff takes up too much space... but I will likely be able to disembark at the end of the cruise carrying just my one carry-on. :-D
Wow... I Haven't even started packing yet. Not one thing. I usually do it 2 days before we go.

Our first Disney cruise, we had 12 bags (including carry-ons) for FOUR of us. This summer we went to Europe for 3 weeks and did a 2 week Med Cruise & had 5 bags for 5 of us. This time I am hoping for the same. Plus a small personal item for the plane for each of us. I have teenage boys...they can carry stuff.

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The DW and I have booked the Mayan ruins/ beach excursion on Cozumel. Looking at some recent reviews about the ruins on this excursion which are the San Gervasio ones right on the island and they haven't been very favorable. I have come to trust the opinions of the experienced cruisers on this thread so was wondering has anyone else done these ruins and what you thought
I have not done this excursion. Have you checked out the cruisecritic.com boards? They usually have a larger number of excursion reviews. The newest Passporter DCL Guide has the excursion rating listed as "n/a", so it must be very new. HTH
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:19 PM   #1439
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Wowzers...

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You'll have to show these packing cubes....I'm curious....especially after everyone's high reviews on them!.
There are a lot of great packing cubes but here are some I personally recommend:

Tom Bihn Packing Cubes (http://www.tombihn.com/accessories/TB091.html). These are designed mostly to fit their travel bags, but they are very well-made. The holy grail of his packing cubes is the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag (http://www.tombihn.com/accessories/TB0921.html), which converts into a purse/shoulder bag. Love it.

Eagle Creek Pack-It Spectre Cubes (http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-sp...ube-set/d/1229) win for being the lightest of them all. The zippers are pretty strong and won't bust even when you stuff these.

Various packing cubes via eBags (http://www.ebags.com/category/travel...igin=flyaway); they sell their own brand, as well as others, in various sizes.

Some of the cheapest and best packing cubes are 2-gallon Ziploc resealable baggies (http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages...e=Two%20gallon). You can stuff quite a few folded clothes in there, then slowly squeeze out all the extra air by literally sitting on them (or as I do, lying down face down over them). Super cheap, and they pack flat as a pancake.

Packing cubes are the secret to well-organized packing. Once you start using them, you won't want to just toss stuff into your luggage ever again. ^_^
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