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Old 08-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #76
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Hi everyone! We're booked on the Dream in January as a surprise Christmas presents for the kids. We will have me (Jill), DH, my mom, niece (14), DD (5) - we all live together and yes, it's a crazy life. I often feel like this but thankfully not .

We were on Fantasy this summer and booked for next summer while on board. I missed it so much, I picked this cruise while the girls are still on holiday break. Very excited about it all and happy to read about everyone's preparations.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #77
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Hi everyone! We're booked on the Dream in January as a surprise Christmas presents for the kids. We will have me (Jill), DH, my mom, niece (14), DD (5) - we all live together and yes, it's a crazy life. I often feel like this but thankfully not .

We were on Fantasy this summer and booked for next summer while on board. I missed it so much, I picked this cruise while the girls are still on holiday break. Very excited about it all and happy to read about everyone's preparations.
Welcome aboard!!! I'll add you to the list!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #78
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Just booked the Hyatt in the airport for the night before the cruise. I am usually a rent a car person, but when looking at flights it looks like we're going to get in later in the evening so it will be nice just to go straight to the room when we get there. DCL buses are expensive, but I think it will be fun to take them once and being able to check into the cruise before we even get to the port will be really nice!

I told DH this morning about my plan and he said, "well, I would do whatever is easiest for the 3 of you". So I booked the airport!! Woo hoo!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #79
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Looks like our cruise is sold out. I find that weird, but when I go to Disney cruise reservations it doesn't pop up as an option!
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #80
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Looks like our cruise is sold out. I find that weird, but when I go to Disney cruise reservations it doesn't pop up as an option!
Not sure if it is or isn't, but it would not surprise me at all if this cruise sells out.
  1. This cruise is much cheaper than cruises during the holidays.
  2. Kids would only have to miss 3 days of school rather than 5.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #81
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Looks like our cruise is sold out. I find that weird, but when I go to Disney cruise reservations it doesn't pop up as an option!
It looks like rooms are left for less than 4, but all rooms for a party of 4 are sold out! I'm not surprised either. My kids are out all week for the holidays. I'm actually surprised DCL didn't bump up the price even more given that so many kids are still out. Lucky for us!!

Will the ship still be decorated for Christmas?

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #82
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My kids are out all week for the holidays. I'm actually surprised DCL didn't bump up the price even more given that so many kids are still out. Lucky for us!!

Will the ship still be decorated for Christmas?

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That's why we booked this date. Kids don't go back until the 7th. They will miss school on the 7th though because flying home Monday instead of Sunday saves me several hundred dollars, even factoring in hotel and parking at home airport.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #83
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My wife is a teacher - and after a few years of "shopping," this cruise was the perfect alignment of vacation and cost. That plus the need to pick up our DD from the Disney Internship.

Hey - we're past 130 days!!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #84
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Please post here after your trip and let me know how the weather is!! I want to book on the disney dream for Jan 2014 to celebrate my 30th birthday!! I would love to hear all your details regarding your trip!!
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Forgot to do a 4-month happy dance!

So for you Disney Cruise vets - as October looms over the horizon, besides unloading the dump-truck of dollars to the magical mouse, what should we be preparing for? What excursions do you recommend? What reservations should be made? What else???
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #86
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Forgot to do a 4-month happy dance!

So for you Disney Cruise vets - as October looms over the horizon, besides unloading the dump-truck of dollars to the magical mouse, what should we be preparing for? What excursions do you recommend? What reservations should be made? What else???
I still can't decide if we're going to do an excursion or not. I'm a planner at WDW but on cruises I like to just go with the flow and relax all day!

I may get the girls the sea lion encounter at Blue Lagoon but not sure.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #87
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We are going... Christmas surprise for my girls as well! Me, dh, and dd's- 17,15,11,& 9/10 (birthday on board!)
We have 2 rooms (7th floor aka party level!) If we decide to do fe's, how does that work? Give one for/ from each person or room?
Thanks for any input!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #88
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We haven't decided on excursions yet. I was looking at a port schedule and saw there were several other ships and a port load of 14,000+ in Nassau that day. Seems like a lot, but maybe I'm just too new to it all?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #89
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We will be joining all of you. This will be our first cruise and a little holiday surprise for the kids.

Me (Brian), DS (10) and DD (4)
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We are going... Christmas surprise for my girls as well! Me, dh, and dd's- 17,15,11,& 9/10 (birthday on board!)
We have 2 rooms (7th floor aka party level!) If we decide to do fe's, how does that work? Give one for/ from each person or room?
Thanks for any input!
Welcome Virtigo! Glad to have you on-board! The Fish Extender contact for our cruise is Jsteele - you can find a past post from her on this thread.
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