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Old 05-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #31
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This will be number 3 without the kids. We had booked the Dream for July 2011 with just the two of us but at the time it was something like 16 months away. Way too long to wait in my opinion so we started looking and found that in the middle of our already planned October 2010 trip that there was a 3 night on the Wonder. Being DVC members I cancelled the room we had booked and used the points to cover the kids and just paid for DW and I. It worked out really well. Prior to sailing on the Dream in July 2011 we ended up booking the Dream for April 2012. This of course being the cruise we just got off. When Disney announced that they would be sailing out of N.Y. and the port is only about an hour away it was a no brainer. This July will be number 2 without the kids, but since they would have just been and it doesn't really go anywhere we weren't that heart broken for them. In the mean time my parents have been saying that they wanted to do a family vacation so we are actually booked on the Fantasy for April 2013 as well. The Fantasy will be number six and Gold Castaway status for us I guess you could say that we have been very happy with DCL. You hear people talking in the port and this time was no different about how much nicer DCL's terminal is and don't expect it if you sail with another cruise line. What I have seen and heard DCL is just better.

As far as GTY status goes we actually didn't try any other cat. When we booked our July 2011 cruise we looked very carefully at the ships layout and decided on the aft for what appeared to be a larger private verandah. We settled on room 9674 and actually booked the same room for the trip we just got back from. When we arrived we were correct that the deck space is much larger than verandah rooms on either side of the ship. What we also discovered is that room 9176 directly next to 9674 is even bigger. As soon as we got back we changed our room assignment to 9176 for this past trip and have it booked for the Fantasy as well. I could have booked a cat. 5D, but then there was no chance of getting the larger deck. Cat. 5E runs from deck 6 to deck 10 and covers the aft. I actually booked it with the notation of please don't upgrade. There is no guarantee of that, but that is how much we prefer it.
I'll have to remember those rooms for our *next* cruise! Assuming we have a next cruise.

For our first DCL experience, I booked in the middle of the ship so we might be closer to everything. Then once we know/understand the ship more, we can switch to something different.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #32
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Hi everyone Ive have just booked our very first Cruise on the Dream for Jan 17 2013.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #33
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Hi everyone Ive have just booked our very first Cruise on the Dream for Jan 17 2013.
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yay!! Welcome to our group! This is our first DCL cruise too! We are very excited! I'll add you to the first post.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:42 PM   #34
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Fish Extenders?

Just thinking ahead ... does anyone want to do Fish Extenders for our January Cruise?

For those not familiar, it's sort of like a Secret Santa. Each family can make/buy gifts for each of the other families. You'll need to have a bag or make/buy a real Fish Extender (see various threads on the DCL forum for examples) to hang outside your cabin door.

Then at the beginning or various times while on the ship at your convenience, you drop off your goodies, secretly to the other members of the FE group by putting your goodies in the pockets of their FE.

We can also arrange a meeting spot for everyone on the first day (ala DisMeet).

FE goodies can be handmade items or things bought in stores (no homemade food allowed on ship). Once again, if you comb through the different FE threads, you'll see lots of options from people who hand-painted Disney character prints to people who bought Dollar Store Disney goodies...special prepackaged candy or food from your home state/country to mini-personal scrapbooks. The possibilities are endless. You can go crazy and make something for everyone or limit your gift to one gift per cabin.

We can decide the "rules". Usually groups are limited to about 10-15 families and you have the option to join more than one group, if you wish.

We are fast approaching enough folks to start our first January 17th Fish Extender group.

I've never done a FE but from reading about them on DIS, they sound like a lot of fun, esp for the kids. And if we decide this early, it should give everyone enough time to complete them.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #35
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We are up for a FE it sound exciting
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #36
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Cool! We'll wait to see if others are interested, too.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #37
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We just got off the Fantasy yesterday and will be joining this group in January. It will be our 5th.

It will be me, DH and DS 15. We are also taking DH daughter, her husband and their 2 boys who are 5 & 2 (at the time of sailing).

Look forward to meeting everyone.
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We would also be interested. We did the FE for the first time last week and it was a blast. We had 35 families, so it was overwhelming, but fun.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #39
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We just got off the Fantasy yesterday and will be joining this group in January. It will be our 5th.

It will be me, DH and DS 15. We are also taking DH daughter, her husband and their 2 boys who are 5 & 2 (at the time of sailing).

Look forward to meeting everyone.
Oh, tell us about the Fantasy and how it compared to the Dream! This will be my first DCL cruise and I can't wait!

I will add your info for both your family and your extended family!

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We would also be interested. We did the FE for the first time last week and it was a blast. We had 35 families, so it was overwhelming, but fun.
YAY!! That makes 3 families (or would your DH's daughter's family also like to participate).

So let me say we will definitely have a FE and everyone can start getting their thinking caps on.

I'll put together a list (probably in August after I get back from WDW for my July vacation) and we can get more serious about it in a few more weeks.

In the meantime, I'll change the first post to indicate those families who wish to join the FE, just so we have an idea of the make-up of the families.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #40
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Oh, tell us about the Fantasy and how it compared to the Dream! This will be my first DCL cruise and I can't wait!

I will add your info for both your family and your extended family!



YAY!! That makes 3 families (or would your DH's daughter's family also like to participate).

So let me say we will definitely have a FE and everyone can start getting their thinking caps on.

I'll put together a list (probably in August after I get back from WDW for my July vacation) and we can get more serious about it in a few more weeks.

In the meantime, I'll change the first post to indicate those families who wish to join the FE, just so we have an idea of the make-up of the families.
Yes, both of our cabins will participate in the FE.

We have been on the Dream twice and then the Fantasy last week. We like the Fantasy better, but part of that is because of the 7 days and it just seemed so much more relaxing and people weren't running around trying to fit everything in a few days.

The layout is also much better on the Fantasy when it comes to the pool. DH and I spent time up at Satellite Falls and it was so, so nice. The pools also didn't seem as crowded.

But the Dream is great. You will absolutely love it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #41
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Yes, both of our cabins will participate in the FE.

We have been on the Dream twice and then the Fantasy last week. We like the Fantasy better, but part of that is because of the 7 days and it just seemed so much more relaxing and people weren't running around trying to fit everything in a few days.

The layout is also much better on the Fantasy when it comes to the pool. DH and I spent time up at Satellite Falls and it was so, so nice. The pools also didn't seem as crowded.

But the Dream is great. You will absolutely love it.
yeah, cruising for 7 days would be really great! We decided to give the 3 night a try and if we like it then we'll try for longer.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #42
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We just booked our first cruise for the 3-day Jan. 17th. Can't wait.
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Welcome aboard. It's great to have you sailing with us.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #44
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just found this thread. Count us in on this cruise too. It will be our 2nd cruise on the Dream. Adults only (me and my dh)
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #45
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We just booked our first cruise for the 3-day Jan. 17th. Can't wait.
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Welcome! Your kids are going to love this!

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just found this thread. Count us in on this cruise too. It will be our 2nd cruise on the Dream. Adults only (me and my dh)
Welcome! Wow, that is a stunning endorsement for DCL -- going w/o kids!!
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