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Old 06-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #76
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Wanna know why I am dancing?

We have our Cruise Documents!!!!!!!



They arrived in the mail and I have already read the entire thing. So much information.

Nice spiral bound booklet. The first thing you see when you open it are the luggage tags. Two tags for each person with correct name spelling, correct room number and correct sailing date.

Then we have the welcome aboard letter. Next is the vacation checklist. This checklist is really helpful for first time cruisers and I would think a great reminder for veterans.

Next is the embarkation information. This reminds you of what you need to get on the boat.

Vacation summary. All of the pertinent information. Reservation number, passengers, travel dates, flight information, ground transportation, insurance, and gratuities. Next page is port adventures and reservations. So cool! Disney made reservations for me at the Vista Spa & Salon for the Absolute Spa Ritual, Fire & Ice Manicure and Pedicure, Pro-Collagen Treatment, Updo and Wash and Blow Dry. Funny that DH's name is on the mani/pedi and he was like "I don't really have to do those, do I?"
Reservations for dinner and brunch at Palo's was made also.

There is a reminder to register DD for the Youth Activities (Kid's Club) and a couple more reminders.

Then we have the sailing itinerary.
July 20 - Depart New York
July 21 - At Sea (spa day)
July 22 - At Sea (mani/pedi and Palo's brunch)
July 23 - Nassau (Atlantis Aquaventure)
July 24 - Castaway Cay (Getaway package)
July 25 - Port Canaveral (WDW tix)
July 26 - At Sea (Pro-Collagen Treatment, Wash & Dry and Updo - Dinner at Palo's)
July 27 - At Sea
July 28 - Disembark () and head home.

Next section is the Reservation Details.
Flight Information which lists our flight reservation numbers for departure and return. Reminder to obtain seat assignments (which Disney did for us ) and baggage policy and costs.
Ground Transportation:
Notification that we have transportation and it lists the airports we are using.

Next section is titled Important Extras.
Gratuity Guidelines
Information about suggested gratuities and thanking us for pre-paying our gratuities. (Disney took care of this also)
Some ship contact information cards for us to give to people who might need to get in touch with us while we are on the boat.

Last Section: Cruise Documents
There is a Cruise Contract Signature Form, Embark/Departure Form, Payment Authorization Form and Minor Authorization Form.
The Contract Form kind of surprised me, but I guess they have reason to need to cover themselves. It is a 10 page document about what Disney is liable for and not. I got to about page 6 before I zoned out. I'll have to go back and give it another try. We have to sign this or we can't cruise.
The Embark-Departure Form just has our information and our airline departure information.
Payment Authorization Form is something you can fill out ahead of time with the card you want to put on file and who in your party is authorized to charge. Also, information about the Wave Phones that are in each room.
Minor Authorization Form is included for children who are traveling with someone other than their parents. The parent has to fill it out.
The very last page has direction from various New York locations to the Port Terminal.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #77
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YEAY!!!! I am so excited for you! There's nothing better than getting something nice for FREE. Oh wait, sure there is... getting something nice for free from DISNEY!!!!!

Please keep us posted as your trip nears. I am looking forward to hearing all about it! My trip is 120 days out!
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #78
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I just found this! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to see how the trip goes!

I used to live in MS! My husband went to school at USM. I miss the H'Burg area and being so close to New Orleans & Gulf Shores!
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #79
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Hurray for cruise documents!! Sounds amazing!!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:19 PM   #80
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YEAY!!!! I am so excited for you! There's nothing better than getting something nice for FREE. Oh wait, sure there is... getting something nice for free from DISNEY!!!!!

Please keep us posted as your trip nears. I am looking forward to hearing all about it! My trip is 120 days out!
Thanks! Yes, being Free from Disney is the ultimate!
Where is your trip to? Are you sailing? Do you have a pre-trip report in the works?

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I just found this! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to see how the trip goes!

I used to live in MS! My husband went to school at USM. I miss the H'Burg area and being so close to New Orleans & Gulf Shores!
Thanks for reading! Hattisburg is a great place. So if you went to New Orleans from there you passed right by our town. We live in Picayune, right off I-59. Now if you blinked you would be in LA before you realized it.

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Hurray for cruise documents!! Sounds amazing!!!
Doesn't it!?! I don't know how many times I have read the booklet but when I typed it all out here for you all to see, I became a bit overwhelmed and that isn't even everything. This is all just sooooo amazing. I Disney.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #81
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I did check in for the Cruise. One more step closer. So exciting. I was able to enter in our passport info and sign DD up for the Kid's Club. I tried to get a check-in time, but a message came up that said we were Pre-Stay so a check in time wasn't necessary and that a Disney Rep would take care of us. Not exactly sure what that means. Anyone out there who could provide a bit of insight to this?

We also went shopping for cruise clothes this weekend for DH and DD. We got DD a new formal. I know this wasn't completely necessary as she has plenty of dresses that would work, but I mentioned it and she was completely for it. Her last formal she wore a couple of times at Disney for meals at the Castle and would pose for pictures and stuff. She rarely willing wears dresses right now, so since she was willing, we went to the local bridal store. We got her a beautiful blue long dress. She is in love with it and said she will wear it a few times. Of course she picked the one dress on the rack that WASN'T on sale. Then DH decided he needed new shorts, shirts, swim suits and stuff.
Next up is DS. I've got to get him some Khakis and dress pants for dinner. He has grown 4 inches since last summer, so none fit.

This free cruise is certainly adding up.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #82
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Thanks for reading! Hattisburg is a great place. So if you went to New Orleans from there you passed right by our town. We live in Picayune, right off I-59. Now if you blinked you would be in LA before you realized it.
Oh yes! I know of Picayune! AND I miss Paul's!! Mardi Gras up here in the midwest is just plain boring!!!

Yay for Disney shopping! So much for a "FREE" cruise!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #83
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Eeyor44, you are one lucky family.
I am so envious . I would have never believed that Disney would be giving away this awesome cruise. I'm not surprised your so hyped up, I would be too. Love the fact that you got a verandah on deck 7 and the Atlantis aqua advenutre for 4. Well done.
Congratulations.
We'll be on the last August 8n NYC to Bahamas sailing so I guess I've got to wait a while.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:25 PM   #84
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In regards to the port arrival time, when you have disney transportation you dont have to worry about scheduling a time. You can go to the port as soon as your transportation gets you there.

I was on the june 2nd cruise, you will have a great time. Remember to RELAX and soak your experience in as much as possible.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #85
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Oh yes! I know of Picayune! AND I miss Paul's!! Mardi Gras up here in the midwest is just plain boring!!!

Yay for Disney shopping! So much for a "FREE" cruise!
Ah yes, Paul's Pastry and King Cakes. Something I would definitly miss if I had to move.

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Eeyor44, you are one lucky family.
I am so envious . I would have never believed that Disney would be giving away this awesome cruise. I'm not surprised your so hyped up, I would be too. Love the fact that you got a verandah on deck 7 and the Atlantis aqua advenutre for 4. Well done.
Congratulations.
We'll be on the last August 8n NYC to Bahamas sailing so I guess I've got to wait a while.
Thank you. There was a lot I didn't know when I originally won. Little by little Disney is revealing just how awesome this trip is.

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In regards to the port arrival time, when you have disney transportation you dont have to worry about scheduling a time. You can go to the port as soon as your transportation gets you there.

I was on the june 2nd cruise, you will have a great time. Remember to RELAX and soak your experience in as much as possible.
Thanks! Yes, I am going to try very hard to relax and enjoy everything. I just want to KNOW everything before I go.
and thanks for the confirmation about the arrival time. I have seen others mention receiving boarding times but they are all driving in or using local transportation to the terminal.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #86
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I have purchased three books about the Disney Cruise Line. First I got Birnbaum Guides for Disney Cruise Line. Pretty much just an expansion of what is on the web site, but it was a good start. Next, Hidden Mickeys Go To Sea. We love searching for Hidden Mickeys so I thought this would be a good book for DD to read. Last I got the Passporters book for the Cruise Line. This book is full of information. WOW! We are going to the Mountains for a week so I am taking this one with us to read while we are gone. I want to know where everything is and how it all works before we get there.

Another project is the Fish Extender. I joined the FE group for our cruise and have had so much fun planning the gifts for the different families. I realized tonight that I forgot to make our Fish Extender this weekend. I am going to pick out the materials before we leave for the mountains and then I'll put it all together when we get back. We have a couple projects that we can take with us, so DD and I are going to enlist the help me Dsis and DN. I thought it would be a fun project in case of rain, we always have rain.

This trip was planned well before we knew about the cruise and since we had already put the deposit down and and a certain wonderful Aunt was expecting us, we couldn't not go. We will be home from Upstate New York for 10 days and then we fly to NYC. Just enough time to wash, repack and check the mail.
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Awesome. Win!

Congrats and have a blast. The Disney ships are amazing
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Let me tell you, I missed me some King Cake this year!!!!!!

What is Fish Extender? Is that a cruise thing??

Have fun in the Mountains!!
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Let me tell you, I missed me some King Cake this year!!!!!!

What is Fish Extender? Is that a cruise thing??

Have fun in the Mountains!!
A fish extender is a type of "Secret Santa" on the Ship, but I believe you know who the little gifts come from. There are all sorts of threads on it-we haven't done it in the past, but I plan to when we cruise next year!!!!

Eyeor, Hope you have two fabulous vacations....Can't wait to hear about it when you come back (cruise). Are you planning on doing a trip report so I can keep an eye out for it?
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A fish extender is a type of "Secret Santa" on the Ship, but I believe you know who the little gifts come from. There are all sorts of threads on it-we haven't done it in the past, but I plan to when we cruise next year!!!!

Eyeor, Hope you have two fabulous vacations....Can't wait to hear about it when you come back (cruise). Are you planning on doing a trip report so I can keep an eye out for it?
That's awesome! I love that idea!
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