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Old 05-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #31
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ENJOY YOUR TRIP! Bon voyage!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:52 PM   #32
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Sigh. We are enroute to home. Had such a great time aboard the Magic. I must say the best thing about DCL is the attention to detail - from the soft Disney music playing to the friendly staff to the towel animals. As they said in one of the shows- it's like being on a magic carpet ride, in Cinderella's castle, and on a pirate ship all at once. I'll work on my trip report over the next few days!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #33
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Can't wait to hear about it! We are on the 6/22 sailing from NYC and it is our first Disney cruise as well.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #34
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Sigh. We are enroute to home. Had such a great time aboard the Magic. I must say the best thing about DCL is the attention to detail - from the soft Disney music playing to the friendly staff to the towel animals. As they said in one of the shows- it's like being on a magic carpet ride, in Cinderella's castle, and on a pirate ship all at once. I'll work on my trip report over the next few days!
Can't wait to read it. Be sure to come over here and link us to it! :-)

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Can't wait to hear about it! We are on the 6/22 sailing from NYC and it is our first Disney cruise as well.
I'm on the same cruise. Have you joined our meet thread (yes, I'm too lazy tonight to go look and see). If not, you should!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #35
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Day 1- NYC Sail away

Where did I leave off? Oh yes, we were waiting at the pier. Time went pretty quickly. It was so exciting!
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All aboard! We boarded just a little after 1pm. We walked into the atrium as they announced our names. It was pretty magical. Our rooms were ready so we went directly there to drop off our carry-on. We were in stateroom 2633, a split bathroom, inside stateroom. It was aft, just a few doors from the elevator. It turned out to be a great location as the restaurants and the drink station are all aft so it was a quick elevator ride.
We met our host, Albert who was awesome all week. My son thought he was pretty cool. He made some great towel animals and always called us by name.
We then went to Topsider's for our first meal. It was good!


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I was feeling very overwhelmed- wanting to see and do everything right away. And I didn't have a clue how to get anywhere. we realized quickly that everything is posted at the elevators for easy access.

We explored the ship and I unpacked our stuff. There was lots of room to put everything away. In all the excitement I totally missed the DIS meet and only met one DIS member the whole week!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #36
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Day 1 continued...

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Yay! We are so glad to finally be on board!
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Soon it was time for the sail away party. I had my DOTD in hand! We were on deck 10, starboard (I just had to google that- I forgot my nautical right & Left).They gave us plastic Mickey hands to wave.
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There were many news helicopters hovering around the ship! It made an exciting atmosphere!
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We danced our way out of the harbour!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #37
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Day 1 continued...

Turns out starboard was the way to go! Lady Liberty herself was just ahead!
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Soon it was time for the first show of the cruise- All Aboard!
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(PS- there is absolutely no photography allowed in the theater. I stole this image from the internet!)
Max Winfrey, a comedic juggler was also in the show
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DS thought he was very funny. He literally juggled the kitchen sink!

We had the late dinner seating and our first restaurant was Lumiere's, table 62.
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We had the Sea Bass which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
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We met our tablemates who had two daughters the same age as my kids. And the adults were all in similar fields of work! Disney magic! We looked forward to seeing them each evening and our DDs became very good friends.
Our servers were Raquel from Portugal and Natalie from Trinidad. They were absolutely wonderful. Our table always seemed to be the last to leave as we had so much fun with them!
My DD was feeling a little seasick this night and seemed to be "off" for the first couple of days. She is usually very outgoing but seemed a little nervous (I think the lifeboat drill may have scared her). She came around after I told her that Disney has boats that follow the Magic just so we would be extra safe. A little white lie but it worked!
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #38
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Day 2 At Sea


DH & I woke around 8am. He went to the fitness room & I went for a little run on deck 4. I'd like to say that this happened every morning but I lost my motivation early! We then had breakfast together at Topsider's. I enjoyed the oatmeal with berries, flax, walnuts, & sunflower seeds every morning!
The kids were just waking up when we returned to the room (the benefits of the dark inside room!)
We hung out by the pool most of the day. It was a little rough as we were skirting a tropical storm. The pools were like wave pools later in the afternoon!
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DH & I went to a margarita/tequila tasting. It was fun. Let's just say the ship was really rocking after that!
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DD spent some time at the club. She made some flubber. DS played dodge ball which he "owned", apparently (lol).
The show tonight was Twice Charmed- a twist on the Cinderella story. I was amazed at the lighting, the costumes, the singing, the theater....everything!! The Fairy God mother's voice was angelic.
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Our dinner was at Animator's Palate, formal attire.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #39
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Thanks for posting this,I am looking forward,d to the Mickey Hands waving goodbye in the harbor.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #40
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #41
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Oh you started!! Fantastic report, loving all the pictures!! More, more please!
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #42
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Great start. Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #43
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Great trip report so far ! Thank you a million times for the great pics, you are getting me very excited for our June 15th sailing...
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #44
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:24 PM   #45
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Day 3 At Sea

We had our character breakfast this morning at Parrot Cay.
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I think something was going on with Minnie & DH. Not sure where that other hand of his is. And she blew him a few too many kisses....watch out, you rodent!

It was rushed but we had the opportunity to meet each of the characters, get their autograph, and get a picture.
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And we got chapeau-ed with napkins. Made for a good laugh!
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DS was Peter Pan. DH was Pluto.
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DD was Jasmine and I was Pluto`s wife (?!). Apparently, no one knows what she looks like so this is it! lol
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DS & DD at the helm of the Magic!
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We spent most of the morning and afternoon by the pool. The kids were busy in the clubs DD after the Ratatouille Cooking School. They made cookies!
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DD & DS had a great time ordering room service. I really liked the chicken wings.
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DD & I went to the Buena Vista Theater to see DisneyNature:Chimpanzee. It was a very good movie, excellent videography, editing, music, and voice-overs. Did you know Chimpanzees eat monkeys??!
Max Winfrey, the juggler performed again tonight. It was great!
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The big show was Villians Tonight! Another amazing Disney performance! Hades was quite humorous!
We returned to Parrot Cay for dinner. It was fun to see our tablemates again & talk about our day. The french toast dessert was to die for!
The kids went to bed & watched a movie while DH & I went to a ventriloquist, Lynn Trefzger. She was amazing!! Wish we would've seen the family show the night before!
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