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Old 11-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #76
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I've signed up for 2 excursions (and changed my mind twice), but was more interested in what 'special' will be on the ship. I've heard there is gingerbread house making and maybe a tea party that we need tickets for. Just wondering if there are other changes to the regular schedule (not that we know the regular schedule since we are the first sailing out of Miami this season). We enjoy the drawing classes and towel folding, things like that.

I've only done one other cruise. I like to go with the flow, but one thing I was really disappointed in was on the first day; all they said was "Welcome aboard" and there were really no other instructions. We had to ask someone where to go for the muster drill, and they told us the wrong place so we felt very rushed and disoriented, and like we wasted the first afternoon. I know we can't do everything, but I want to be aware of the basics. I get a lot of tips here and if I hadn't read up about dinner rotations and show tickets and how things basically work, we would have really been lost.

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There is usually a Galley Tour that you can sign up for as well at the desk. I think it reserved for higher level CC members but they will but you on the wait list for it.

Have you downloaded and looked over some Navigators from prior cruises? They won't match exactly but it will give you and idea of what to expect.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...-navigator.htm
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I just read that Disney has a countdown going at Port of Miami about the arrival of the Wonder. Does anyone think there will be a big deal made when it leaves on its first departure?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #78
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I have a room booked in Coconut Grove for the 22nd with parking and a shuttle to the port. However, today I found a parking lot just 3 blocks from the port (probably more like 6, but the site said 3) that is only $4.50/day, and getting off would be so much easier to just go 6 blocks than to have to shuttle back to the car in Coconut Grove.

Has anyone been to the port area of Miami? Would it be better to just stay near there and park closer to the port? Is it safe?

And we need more people for the FE! Come on, sign up!

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #79
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I have a room booked in Coconut Grove for the 22nd with parking and a shuttle to the port. However, today I found a parking lot just 3 blocks from the port (probably more like 6, but the site said 3) that is only $4.50/day, and getting off would be so much easier to just go 6 blocks than to have to shuttle back to the car in Coconut Grove.

Has anyone been to the port area of Miami? Would it be better to just stay near there and park closer to the port? Is it safe?

And we need more people for the FE! Come on, sign up!

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I would ask that question on the Cruise Critic message board in the FL departures forum. There are several people who post there that seem to be very well versed with POM.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #80
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Looking forward to our first Disney cruise. will be bringing our 10 y/o daughter (who turns 11 on the cruise)

Thanks for the info on formal night, will be bringing proper attire. Even though we are new to the Disney scene (but not new to cruising) we would love to participate in some of the disney traditions like the FE.

Any thing else we should be preparing for? would love to sign up for something like a dolphin encounter or a snorkeling excursion. Looking forward to meeting you all.
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Looking forward to our first Disney cruise. will be bringing our 10 y/o daughter (who turns 11 on the cruise)

Thanks for the info on formal night, will be bringing proper attire. Even though we are new to the Disney scene (but not new to cruising) we would love to participate in some of the disney traditions like the FE.

Any thing else we should be preparing for? would love to sign up for something like a dolphin encounter or a snorkeling excursion. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Add your name and information to the FE group (go to message #61). There are lots of snorkeling excursions on St. Thomas, and if anyone has specific suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #82
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Just wanted to say it was great meeting many of you on the trip and we all enjoyed everyone's FE gifts! We had a great cruise, especially when saw the weather back home.

I hope everyone had a safe trip back!

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Just wanted to say it was great meeting many of you on the trip and we all enjoyed everyone's FE gifts! We had a great cruise, especially when saw the weather back home.

I hope everyone had a safe trip back!

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What a great trip and what fun it was meeting everyone and bumping into many of you out and about.
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