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Old 12-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #181
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Thank you for the info! I wasn't sure how the times would be, good to know there are many choices!

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #182
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So, is anyone getting in early for the cruise? We wanted to come in on Thursday and spend a day at the beach, but my DD had a week long bout with some sort of illness and I don't want to take her out of school any more, so we are just leaving on Friday.

I am hoping to make it into Port Canaveral by 8pm, but we'll see.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:24 AM   #183
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Hi,

Starting to get excited here

We paid the cruise early on the 20th December so we could go ahead and book some activities from the 21st. It's our first cruise as Gold, so it was good to be able to pick and choose times. It's been an expensive month, as well as paying the cruise we bought some PAP on the DVC offer as it was too good to pass up, but with all that and Christmas...the credit card has taken a pounding....lol

I managed to book everything we wanted:-
Palo Dinner - Semi Formal night (means one less dress to pack for me)
Palo Brunch - 2nd sea day (didn't fancy having Palo brunch as well as the formal night as our sunday seemed to be pretty busy)
BBB - On the afternoon of the formal night, which is what we did last time and she loved it.

I did look at Remy, but being veggie I wasn't too bothered about their veggie offerings.

I did think about BBB on pirate night for DS, but as he's only 3 I wasn't convinced he would be happy to sit there having his face paint done.

I didn't book at any excursions as we felt our DS who is 3 is a bit young, we are just happy to get off and wander around under our own steam.

We arrive at WDW on wednesday 3rd April and we are at the VWL before the cruise, then we are heading back to WDW after the cruise and staying 9 nights at the BWV.

As always, I vow to pack light, but never quite manage it

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:56 PM   #184
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Hi Alba! I'm so jealous that you are getting to spend so much time at WDW before and after the cruise. Since we were just at WDW in November, we decided to skip going around the cruise. Boo!

Trust me, that final payment for the cruise was a killer right before Christmas, but it will be so worth it in just a couple of months!

We have BBB booked the morning of formal night, but I think we may cancel it. First, I'm not sure if the girls are going to want to interrupt their first day right in the morning to get dolled up and second, my oldest isn't sure she wants to do it and the youngest is worried about the hair-pulling. I just can't decide what to do.

We are doing brunch on the second sea day, too! I think I'm most excited about that because the reviews and pictures are wonderful.

My girls decided on the tutu package for Pirates League. I originally had just the make-up package booked, but then I was looking at pirate costumes and decided that it was probably worth it to just get the full package. One less thing to pack and the girls love tutus.

We aren't booking any excursions. We were just in St Thomas last spring and we like to just wander around San Juan.

I specifically told DH that I wanted to drive for the cruise so that I could pack heavier.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #185
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We have booked BBB too.......not sure if Alice will like it as her understandings not very good but we have gone for the princess Minnie anyway as it will be her last chance as she is now 12......fingers crossed x
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:17 PM   #186
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Hello all,

I just made my final payment for this cruise so I thought I would join in the fun! I know I am in the right place since I am also from Marietta, GA!

This will be our second Disney cruise. We did the Dream in July. It will be me, DH, DD8 and DS6. The kids loved doing the FE exchange on our last cruise so I'd like to participate in that again if there is room in the group.

Can't wait!

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:09 AM   #187
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Hello all,

I just made my final payment for this cruise so I thought I would join in the fun! I know I am in the right place since I am also from Marietta, GA!

This will be our second Disney cruise. We did the Dream in July. It will be me, DH, DD8 and DS6. The kids loved doing the FE exchange on our last cruise so I'd like to participate in that again if there is room in the group.

Can't wait!

Wendy
Hi Wendy, Welcome!
Send me a PM with your info, names, cabin#, etc and I will add you to the list.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:19 AM   #188
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Hello everyone! Happy Holidays to all .

We have not been on here in a while and are getting excited about the trip now that the holiday stress is over!

We have not booked any excursions, but we may be having a spa day with a couples massage and doing Palo for sure

Please check the F/E list to see that your info is correct. We will assign your day to pass out your gifts as we get closer to the trip.

MissLiz: Anything you would recommend in St. Thomas?
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For those of you that booked BBB, were there a lot of slots available? I really want to book it for my daughter's birthday while we are on the cruise, but we still haven't paid it off yet. I am waiting until the last second to pay it .
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #190
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Hello all,

I just made my final payment for this cruise so I thought I would join in the fun! I know I am in the right place since I am also from Marietta, GA!

This will be our second Disney cruise. We did the Dream in July. It will be me, DH, DD8 and DS6. The kids loved doing the FE exchange on our last cruise so I'd like to participate in that again if there is room in the group.

Can't wait!

Wendy
Welcome!! Wow, it looks like there are going to be a few of us from the Atlanta area on this cruise. We hit up a couple different malls this weekend and picked up some great deals on summery clothes for our girls. I'm starting to have an area in one of our closets that is devoted just to cruise clothes. I'm not early, am I?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:35 PM   #191
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Hello everyone! Happy Holidays to all .

We have not been on here in a while and are getting excited about the trip now that the holiday stress is over!

We have not booked any excursions, but we may be having a spa day with a couples massage and doing Palo for sure

Please check the F/E list to see that your info is correct. We will assign your day to pass out your gifts as we get closer to the trip.

MissLiz: Anything you would recommend in St. Thomas?
We've been to St Thomas twice. Once we did a botanical garden tour that was nice, but I wouldn't do it again or with kids.

Last trip, we went to Magen's Bay. We were on a different cruise line and we docked at Crown Bay, so we had a really long drive to the beach and had to take a ferry back from the main shopping area after the tour. We were able to get to Magen's Bay early enough to get a great spot with some shade. It was lovely and we didn't think it was terribly crowded on the day we were there. Most of my pictures have just my girls and my husband and maybe one other girl in them.

If we hadn't just gone there, we would be going back to Magen's Bay for sure. We also figured that since it was the first stop, most people would be getting off the ship in the morning, so we are going to try to enjoy the pools that morning.
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For those of you that booked BBB, were there a lot of slots available? I really want to book it for my daughter's birthday while we are on the cruise, but we still haven't paid it off yet. I am waiting until the last second to pay it .
There seemed quite a few BBB slots when we booked for formal night. Did you have a particular day/s in mind? If so let me know and I can have a look for you.

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There seemed quite a few BBB slots when we booked for formal night. Did you have a particular day/s in mind? If so let me know and I can have a look for you.

Alba
Oh my goodness thank you so much! Her birthday is on the 8th, so anytime that day. Maybe 11ish? Thank you for checking for me!
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Hi,

I have just looked at the BBB times for 8th April and there are still loads of times left. They have:-

10.00, 10.30, 10.45, 11.15, 11.30, 12.00, 12.15, 12.45, 1.00, 1.30, 1.45,
2.15, 2.30, 3.00, 3.15, 3.45....and then every quarter to half hour approx up until 8.30.

Most of the packages say allow 45 mins and turn up 15 mins before your appointment time. When you book they ask you what costume, size and shoe size you require. It can be changed if it's not suitable as we did that with DD last time.

There seems plenty of availablility but I'd get on early on your booking day to book your slot

Hope that helps.

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I have just looked at the BBB times for 8th April and there are still loads of times left. They have:-

10.00, 10.30, 10.45, 11.15, 11.30, 12.00, 12.15, 12.45, 1.00, 1.30, 1.45,
2.15, 2.30, 3.00, 3.15, 3.45....and then every quarter to half hour approx up until 8.30.

Most of the packages say allow 45 mins and turn up 15 mins before your appointment time. When you book they ask you what costume, size and shoe size you require. It can be changed if it's not suitable as we did that with DD last time.

There seems plenty of availablility but I'd get on early on your booking day to book your slot

Hope that helps.

Alba
Thank you so much for checking!!! Yeah, this makes me happy that there are still so many slots left! Thanks again .

Also, what princess choices are there? Do they have Merida? Thank you.
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