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Old 12-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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Hi everybody-HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!! Well we pulled off the surprise with the scavenger hunt and there were lots of tears-my parents are so excited.My kids had an idea something was going on but they are still excited.My DDs will be 21 and 18 when we sail and they just love it.

376 days to go if I counted right. Dad wants to make the chain of rings like we always do to do the countdown.

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Hello Linda,
How did you do the scavenger hunt, as in clues, etc.? Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:07 AM   #17
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Hi Chris-It was my 2 DDs and my parents.I had 3 items that reminded us of our trip with each having a clue to the next location.

I had everything in small gift bags- the first clue went something like I am used to get you clean with lots of bubbles and suds to scrub a dub dub- the first item was a glass fish ornament like the real fish we have seen in Grand Caymen and it was in the tub!!!

The next one we had hanging on a door knob and it was H2O spa lotion like on the cruise I found in a shop in CT.Clue related to door knob and they found it quick

The next one was in the fridge and it had our room numbers listed.

The reveal was a wrapped package with the itinerary printed out in Disney font with ribbons etc...

We had lots of tears-my DDs suspected something but my parents were completely surprised.My DH filmed it all and I watched it last night-it was great.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #18
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Let the countdown begin !

A year seems like a long time but will be worth the wait I'm sure.This will be our second cruise (we sailed on the Magic in 2006).I am Jeff and will be joined by my DW (Ellen)DD (Emily 20)and DS (Jeffrey 25).Looking forward to following this thread through out the next year and getting to know as many of you as I can.

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #19
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Any other college students going on this cruise? As my DD posted above I am Emily and am going to be 20, can't wait!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:41 AM   #20
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Hi Chris-It was my 2 DDs and my parents.I had 3 items that reminded us of our trip with each having a clue to the next location.

I had everything in small gift bags- the first clue went something like I am used to get you clean with lots of bubbles and suds to scrub a dub dub- the first item was a glass fish ornament like the real fish we have seen in Grand Caymen and it was in the tub!!!

The next one we had hanging on a door knob and it was H2O spa lotion like on the cruise I found in a shop in CT.Clue related to door knob and they found it quick

The next one was in the fridge and it had our room numbers listed.

The reveal was a wrapped package with the itinerary printed out in Disney font with ribbons etc...

We had lots of tears-my DDs suspected something but my parents were completely surprised.My DH filmed it all and I watched it last night-it was great.

Linda
Good Morning Linda,
Sounds like a lot of fun. We went through a similar approach when we decided to take our two grandboys to WDW. Christmas was a clue to making a reservation. February birthdays for the boys brought them clues as to making resort reservations. We had to work with them on that so they would not break the bank on staying somewhere too lavish. Then as the year went on we worked with them to select the food plan plus they made the ressies for Rain Forest and T-Rex. It's a lot of fun working it out in this type of manner, which you also have found out.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:52 AM   #21
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A year seems like a long time but will be worth the wait I'm sure.This will be our second cruise (we sailed on the Magic in 2006).I am Jeff and will be joined by my DW (Ellen)DD (Emily 20)and DS (Jeffrey 25).Looking forward to following this thread thought the next year and getting to know as many of you as I can.
Howdy and Welcome Jeff and Family,
That name should not be hard to remember since it is our son's name. If you enjoyed the Magic then you will enjoy the Fantasy. My wife, Lynn, and I did the Dream this past April and will be doing it again in March of 2012. The Dream is definitely a nice improvement. The only thing we did not like was that the family pool and the children's pool areas were combined to be in the same area of the ship, midship. Two pools in that area made for a very crowded experience. Other than that we expect the Fantasy to carry on with the DCL tradition of a great ship and very good service.

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:18 PM   #22
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Christmas is almost done so it's now time to focus on this cruise.
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Well, add us to the list. As of right now there are only 3 of us to include myself (55), DW (54), and youngest DD (18). Undecided is my DS (22) and oldest DD (28)... We'll see on those two. My DM is thinking strongly about coming also.

I am a retired school teacher, now a full time travel agent just opening my own store, and very much hoping there will be a travel agent familiarization cruise on the Fantasy so I can report first hand all the newest additions to the new ship. If that doesn't happen, this cruise will be more of a working one.

Not sure if you guys had heard the Fantasy was recently damaged due to vandals opening a water valve flooding the chamber the ship is being built in. Reports are there was 1.2 million in damage, but will not delay delivery or the January 7th float out.

Anyhow, looking forward to this one.
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Well, add us to the list. As of right now there are only 3 of us to include myself (55), DW (54), and youngest DD (18). Undecided is my DS (22) and oldest DD (28)... We'll see on those two. My DM is thinking strongly about coming also.

I am a retired school teacher, now a full time travel agent just opening my own store, and very much hoping there will be a travel agent familiarization cruise on the Fantasy so I can report first hand all the newest additions to the new ship. If that doesn't happen, this cruise will be more of a working one.

Not sure if you guys had heard the Fantasy was recently damaged due to vandals opening a water valve flooding the chamber the ship is being built in. Reports are there was 1.2 million in damage, but will not delay delivery or the January 7th float out.

Anyhow, looking forward to this one.
Hello Coach (Ret.),
I thought I had replied earler but I do not see it here.
Where abouts in Rhode Island are you? I was born in Woonsocket. When growing up my brother and I spent summers in Woonsocket and North Smithfield visiting the grandparents.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #25
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Hello everyone,

We have decided that we will be attempting to sail on the Jan 5th, 2013 Fantasy Western cruise

The plan, to go with DH, DD (14) and DD 13. Also joining us, will be my parents and sister (21). Possibly joining in on the fun, DH's sister and kids (17) and (14).

The problem...Both DH and I are in the Canadian military and we have to ensure we are not on training, deployed, tasked out and can take leave for that time frame. So, needless to say there will be a lot of finger crossing and lurking until we can detemine if we can get the time to go and then if there is room left on she ship by the time we find out.

So, hello everyone, we hope to be joining you on the cruise, I hope you don't mind if I pop in every so often and chat. This will be our second DC, the first one was on the Magic in Dec 2005. We can't wait to go again!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #26
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Hi Everyone,

I (James) will be getting married on the 1/5/13 cruise to my beautiful and wonderful fiance Krystyna!! We just booked everything this weekend, so we should be starting the wedding coordination with DCL soon!

I believe our whole party is 24 people at the moment and I think we have all the rooms on deck 9 between the fore and mid elevators reserved on the starboard side of the ship

This will be our 2nd cruise together, but my DS is the cruising pro. She's currently departing on the Wonder as we speak for MR.

Can't wait for it!
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:30 AM   #27
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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!!! Official 365 countdown coming soon!!!!!!

I need help with my computer skills- I was able to use the quote icon before but now when I try I type everything out and it doest work-any ideas?

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Hello everyone,

We have decided that we will be attempting to sail on the Jan 5th, 2013 Fantasy Western cruise

The plan, to go with DH, DD (14) and DD 13. Also joining us, will be my parents and sister (21). Possibly joining in on the fun, DH's sister and kids (17) and (14).

The problem...Both DH and I are in the Canadian military and we have to ensure we are not on training, deployed, tasked out and can take leave for that time frame. So, needless to say there will be a lot of finger crossing and lurking until we can detemine if we can get the time to go and then if there is room left on she ship by the time we find out.

So, hello everyone, we hope to be joining you on the cruise, I hope you don't mind if I pop in every so often and chat. This will be our second DC, the first one was on the Magic in Dec 2005. We can't wait to go again!!
Crossing fingers with you.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #29
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Our ship just floated out at 12am Germany time-shes a BEAUTY!!!!!!!

Can't wait!!!!!

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Our ship just floated out at 12am Germany time-shes a BEAUTY!!!!!!!

Can't wait!!!!!

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YAY!! She is HUGE too The horn will sound even better in person
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