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Old 07-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #256
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Thanks! We were pretty happy about it ourselves!



GREAT! You will have to come see our room- we have a GV booked in Jambo.
Awesome...I have just a plain old standard. But at least I get to stay there.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #257
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Awesome entrance! You girls are like rock stars!
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You posted the best video EVER!!!!!!!! I just LOVE that introduction! And that you found A bar! And a DOTD! Can't wait to see your room!
Thanks for the FB hint! You are an awesome AK explorer!
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Awesome...I have just a plain old standard. But at least I get to stay there.
Hey! Standard is still wonderful! When Pods and I were there a couple of years back, we had a pool view- on a rainy day, I decided to go on my own indoor safari- there were SOOOOO many places to view the animals from, down every hallway- I just love it there, I hope you will, too!

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YES! Thanks for noticing! We ARE like rockstars!! LOL!

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You posted the best video EVER!!!!!!!! I just LOVE that introduction! And that you found A bar! And a DOTD! Can't wait to see your room!
Thanks for the FB hint! You are an awesome AK explorer!

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Yea...I have to admit- that was a pretty awesome way to begin our cruise!

Our room? Looks just like YOURS, LOL!!

OH_ and that AK Explorer game- I was so addicted afor a couple of weeks, I just couldn't play enough!! CRAZEEEE!!! I have so much stuff on there, I had a tough time finding your last chameleon.

But Lisa is really the superstar on there- I can NEVER beat her unless she hasn't played the scene yet!

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Great embarkation photo and I loved the boarding videos. You are all so happy and excited...it's a great thing to see. Also making me twitch in my seat since I am impatient for my Fantasy cruise in August!
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #261
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Once we got our Palo ressie, stalked the bride to be, and had our first DOTDs, it was now 1:30 and time to go check out our cabin!!!







Look! More booze!!!! Who knows us???



It's Laura!!!! We missed you, too, Laura!!! Thank you!



I wanted to take this print home. After the NYE Fantasy cruise, I just need to get on the Wonder and I'll have hit all four!!!!



Once we dropped off our carryons, it was time to explore..... First things first, where are the adult only areas????

Here is the Quiet Cove Pool, adults only, thank you very much. A lot different than on the Magic, some good, some not so good.



Good? It has a swim up bar. Well, since the water is only about 6" deep by the bar, I'd said it's a splash up bar. That is nice. Bad? Because it's only 6" deep that water is HOT!



Not a lot of sun over the Quiet Cove Pool - they really took that "cove" seriously. And because there's not much sun, there's not much breeze. Or air. In fact, it's downright HOT in this whole area!

Unless you are in the water. Which, unlike the 4' depth on the Magic, this is about 5 1/2', so too deep for most of us to stand, which meant that everyone was clinging for dear life to the side of the pool.

Unless you were in the seating area..... That's another story. We'll come back to that....

Upon first glance, the Quiet Cove Pool looks really nice. Once there, however, I think I would take the very "plain" Quiet Cove on the Magic over the "pretty" Quiet Cove on the Dream.....

Nemo's Reef - I think this is the only place where toddlers can wear the swim diapers in the water? Great idea for the little ones, and very colorful, too!





The concierge sundeck:



We peeked....

Looking down on the Vibe pool. Great idea to give kids their own "private" pool area (that can be checked out by parents from above... sshhhh, don't tell the kids and hope they never look up!!!).



After all the snooping around, we were whooped! So we found a nice shady spot on deck and kicked back for a few..... And while this seemed to be a GREAT area in the beginning, it quickly became known as the 666 deck. We'll fill you in later....



Checking out my ride for next spring break!!!!





As much as I love DCL, I'm really excited for this ship next year!!!!

Checking out the Edge for Ally next time....





Almost time for....



But first, we need to teach some newbies how to grab some flotsam and save themselves if icebergs cross our path!!!!


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Old 07-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #262
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What a sweet girl, that Minnesoder one! I am usually one to be very excited about some sunshine, but it looks HOT on the Dream! Maybe it's because it's hot here this afternoon, IDK Love the splash area. Hmm, wade up bar - interesting - I wonder why they just didn't make it swim up since they're building it Maybe they will start putting cool water running around that area when they get some feedback.

Where are Joan and Cammie sitting in tha 666 pic? It looks really relaxing!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #263
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I am still reading along and enjoying your report while I count down the days to my DREAM cruise. Canít wait to hear about Palos....all the DOTDs and any wine consumed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #265
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And picked up most of our baggage from bell services- we had made some purchases that we didn't want to drag on the ship, along with the 3 bottles of Guavaberry we had hauled down for Crazy Kara. So we left all that checked at the BW- stay tuned as to how THAT worked out at the end of our stay-
oh this sounds like its gonna be a good story

We did not need to stop as originally booked, because lonnie had picked up a case of water for us and a few bottles of wine for the cabin,
I LIKE HER!
as well as Kara had some Captain Morgan's with her.
OHHH I like HER TOO!
As you can imagine, we were all quiet and well- behaved on the ride to the port. I'm sure the driver (sorry, I don't remember his name either Kara!) was bored beyond all reason...see for yourself-
lol poor guy how ever did he stay awake on the ride there

click to play

yup I see teary type faces

I just LOVE that feeling when you are pulling up to the ship, and see her, and you know your long-dreamed of cruise has FINALLY arrived!!
YUP i love it too

Get a room!!


he's with the hussy still

I don't have a copy of that pic- hopefully Kara does, because although Joan & Cammie both took a lot of pics, they haven't shared them with us...hint hint...
sharing is caring girls! plus im sure yall have more IDTK (is that the ancronym for kara LMAO)

Time for the newbies to get onboard! 1st time through the ears!


awww virgins no longer

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As for "newbies" they had to do LOTS of things we suggested, huh? Note: foreshadowing!!!!
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adorable love how you and El pose the same way lol

So when we arrived at the ship, the nice CM asked us for our family name.


We all looked at each other, let out some more giggles, and said DISMOMS!!!!! He checked out our shirts and then announced......

"The Disney Dream welcomes, personal guests of Captain Jack Sparrow.... The DISMOMS!!!!"
LOL PERFECT

Once onboard we raced up to Palo to snag some ressies for brunch, but I'll save the Palo pics for the Palo day..... Because first things first.....

Our first DOTD!!!!!
THATS MY GIRL!!!

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I guess you could say we were a little impressed...
I still have that look when I walk down main street


As Kara said, the first thing we needed to do was get brunch ressies at Palo. So we wiggled our way over...
So glad you were able to snag them, we didnt on our cruise

I have to say, we were in awe of every bit of it- and I also have to say, both Palo and Remy were beautiful- no Remy this trip, Kara and I are planning on it for our Fantasy cruise next year, tho. with the DHs. A few pics from Palo-
I havent read up much on the new ships but does Remy do brunch too or just dinners?

And I saw the $15k rat-
the only type im not afraid of

At least, I think he was $15k- somewhere around that number, anyway! While we booked our brunch, we met a bride (who was a CM) so of COURSE it was picture time!
how neat!

And then it was DOTD time!
WOOHHOOOOO Thats what Im talking about!!!


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Look! More booze!!!! Who knows us???

It's Laura!!!! We missed you, too, Laura!!! Thank you!
aww what a sweet heart!

I wanted to take this print home. After the NYE Fantasy cruise, I just need to get on the Wonder and I'll have hit all four!!!!
I got it.. fly out to the west coast and we will do the wonder together LOL who knows maybe Ally might like a short lil Cali dude

Here is the Quiet Cove Pool, adults only, thank you very much. A lot different than on the Magic, some good, some not so good.
hmm now that i think of it i dont think i hit the adult only area on the magic.. maybe cuz i had a small fry then that wanted to do the mickey pee tube eww


Good? It has a swim up bar. Well, since the water is only about 6" deep by the bar, I'd said it's a splash up bar. That is nice. Bad? Because it's only 6" deep that water is HOT!
I was going to say SWIM? it would be more like beach whale up to the bar

Unless you were in the seating area..... That's another story. We'll come back to that....
i love story time

Nemo's Reef - I think this is the only place where toddlers can wear the swim diapers in the water? Great idea for the little ones, and very colorful, too!
are you planning for the grand kids cruise? LOL

Looking down on the Vibe pool. Great idea to give kids their own "private" pool area (that can be checked out by parents from above... sshhhh, don't tell the kids and hope they never look up!!!).
I can see the good in the but man can i see the bad in that.. only cuz Im thinking when I was a teenager and had vacation boyfriends OH MY lol

After all the snooping around, we were whooped!
already... oh no.. wheres the 5 hr energy? vodka red bulls?

So we found a nice shady spot on deck and kicked back for a few..... And while this seemed to be a GREAT area in the beginning, it quickly became known as the 666 deck. We'll fill you in later....
i love how everything you are going to tell us about LATER, or the story is to come .. LATER lol

But first, we need to teach some newbies how to grab some flotsam and save themselves if icebergs cross our path!!!!

remember 2 people CAN fit on a door as long as one of them isnt Rose
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What was the other bottle next to the wine I sent?
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Hey that CM knew to make it good for all you Superstahs!

A 15K rat? Only on Disney.

I can't wait to hear your comparisons of the pools. Thanks to DS loving the clubs, we got to spend quite a bit of time at the pool on the Magic. Although our sea days were quite windy that the water from the hot tubs was splashing into the pool. And then the rocking of the water... I'm onl 5' 2", and the pool levels would rock over 1.5 foot at a time!

Can't wait to see how you all fit in one cabin! Cozy!
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #268
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Soooo...that Miss Kara, she right, but she FORGOT a little bit....hmmmm.....maybe her DOTD was a little stronger than the rest of ours....let's see...

So Cabin 7072 was...very nice, just a tiny bit smaller that a cabin on the Magic. But we thought it would be fine for us, since we were not planning on being in there a whole lot anyway, right?



C'mon in Virgins!



Laura is right, there was another gift for us in the cabin- a bottle of wine from our travel agent, my friend, Marilyn-



And of course all that yummy stuff from Minnesoder!!!



Thanks, Laura!



There was also a NEW CC gift- a back pack! We LOVED the backpack waaaaaaay more than that drawstring bag they used to have.

Kara had already gotten one last month on her Magic cruise.

Unfortunately, it got lost in the shuffle.



Hopefully, this one will make it home with someone, I wonder who???.... (Unfortunately, it is only one per cabin- whether you are all the same family or not).

Cabin secured, we went out to look for....the adult pool?



Well, yea, but no...not right now. And Kara was 100% correct about that pool- it was so STRANGE! Looks like a good thing, but....maybe not so much in the Caribbean. Or the Bahamas. Probably VERY nice for Alaska, tho!

The seating up there was really nice-



What were we looking to do now that didn't involve the pool?

FOOD! Cabanas, to be exact! Time to strap on the feed bags! Here is most of what was offered-



















Our favorite-





Cont'd later, I need to hit the gym (no doubt because of that buffet!)- I am also having some PB issues, and I don't want to lose my post! See ya soon!



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Soooo...that Miss Kara, she right, but she FORGOT a little bit....hmmmm.....maybe her DOTD was a little stronger than the rest of ours....let's see...


Our favorite-




I miss you, Peas!!!!

And I DID miss some stuff!!!! Like, how crazy is it that the ONLY way to get to the pool deck from Deck 11 Aft is to go THROUGH Cabanas???? This baffled me the entire cruise. I found it to be one of the strangest layouts ever. It's like the architects got all giddy over the ship layout and at the last minute said, "Ooops!" So you take the aft elevator up to Deck 11 and cut through Cabanas to come out on the pool deck....

In fact, we got lost trying to leave Cabanas and a nice CM (Ellen will be back with photo) had to escort us out of Cabanas to the deck. Weird. Just weird.
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I miss you TOO carrots-

On with the food-



I know that was just asparagus, but it was soooooo delicious!











I had some of everything, it seems (hence the recent trips to the YMCA)



Soda choices-



Wait! There was more!



Well, I guess not much more of that!



Was that Broccoli & carrots I saw? Kara Jean! Are you steppin out on me???









I thought it was really, really a good buffet, and I was especially excited about the crab claws. I have tried them on the ship many times, and have always been disappointed- but these rock crak claws were FABULOUS! Also the lamb was yummy...

Lunch finished, it was time to head to the adult deck- but where the heck is it, anyway?? Up next!



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