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Old 07-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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Our original cruise was for Alaska, but the deal and the dates for this PC Repo were just too good to pass up. Plus it is on my bucket list of cruised I wanted to do! Hopefully I will get to do Alaska in 2014 (hope they keep up that itinerary)

Cruising will be me (Kathy), DH (Le) and DD (Kati) who will be celebrating her birthday while on the cruise.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone. This will be our fourth cruise, our third for the Wonder plus the one we just did on the Fantasy.
Welcome Kathy and Family!!!

The PC cruise has been on my bucket list for a while, as well. We're hoping to do an Alaska cruise in 2014, too. It most likely won't be with DCL, though. Through much internet searching, I am finding better itineraries and less $$$.

What kind of deal did you find for this PC cruise?

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
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Denine, we homeschool too! I imagine there will be a fairly low kid's census onboard, expecially for older kids. That will actually be kind of nice.
Four of my six grandchildren re homeschooled - 2 in Michigan and 2 in West Virginia.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #18
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Welcome Kathy and Family!!!

The PC cruise has been on my bucket list for a while, as well. We're hoping to do an Alaska cruise in 2014, too. It most likely won't be with DCL, though. Through much internet searching, I am finding better itineraries and less $$$.

What kind of deal did you find for this PC cruise?

Jan
We had booked the 9-2 Alaska when we were on board the Fantasy in May and booked a catagory 5b (verandah). When they finished changing everything over I only had to give another $50+ to my deposit, which I was very pleased with. I was amazed with the pricing of this two week over the Alaska one week. It was a no brainer to go ahead and get this one off my list first. I will probably stay with Disney for Alaska no matter the cost, just because we love the Disney ambiance.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #19
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I know that I say we'll probably book an Alaska cruise on another cruise line, but I foresee us booking it while onboard one of our upcoming cruises. We are spoiled by DCL. Just got off the Dream a few weeks ago, and it was definitely a "wow" feeling throughout the cruise.

Kathy - I see that you are a DVC member. We are, also. Our "homes" are Saratoga and Hilton Head. We bought both contracts on the Disney Magic.

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #20
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I know that I say we'll probably book an Alaska cruise on another cruise line, but I foresee us booking it while onboard one of our upcoming cruises. We are spoiled by DCL. Just got off the Dream a few weeks ago, and it was definitely a "wow" feeling throughout the cruise.

Kathy - I see that you are a DVC member. We are, also. Our "homes" are Saratoga and Hilton Head. We bought both contracts on the Disney Magic.

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I agree with you on the "wow" feeling, we felt that on the Fantasy. I just loved it. It was big, but there was so much to explore and even though I knew there were more people on it than on the smaller sister ships, it really did not seem like it except in the dining rooms and theater which were so much larger.

After learning about the booking on board, I know I will always try to book a future cruise before leaving a cruise. The discount and the lower deposit are great and getting an OBC is just icing on the cake. My DH did not expect to like cruising. He went on the first cruise just to keep peace in the family, but when we got back he was very quick to say. . . when are we going on another cruise!!!

We joined DVC in 2004 when SSR was being built. We did several add-ons and then my sweet DH bought me another large add-on on our first Wonder cruise. All those add-ons were also SSR. Then a year ago we bought a resale at VWL. And on our cruise on the Fantasy in May DH surprised me with points at AKL. That gives us homes at Saratoga, Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom. Our absolute favorite is VWL, but we have stayed at AKL Jambo House and the kids and I have stayed at SSR.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #21
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I was wondering how many home schoolers there would be on board!

We will do an Alaska cruise when we move someplace warm. I don't see either of those happening in the near future.

We always try to book another cruise on board for the discounts. This will be DCL cruise #14 for us.

We joined DVC in 1995 when there was only 1 resort and it was called the Disney Vacation Club. Now it is Old Key West. We LOVE DVC.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #22
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HI everyone! I am trying to decide between this PC cruise or the one in May. The May dates would work a little better and I know lots of people on it, but this fall PC is much cheaper.

If we go it would be myself (Pam), DH (Mike), DD (Katrina), DD (Leissa) and DGS (Bentley).....not sure about son in law yet.

Decisions, decisions! Hopefully I will know soon. Until then I am probably gonna be lurking in the background here if that is ok!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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Hi All,

Well we just switched our Holiday cruise to this one. Really wanted to do one of the 2012 crossings but both are at very difficult times for daughters classes.

How great is it that people are starting to DIS this 14 months out, we are doing a Royal Caribbean out of San Juan in Dec / Jan and there has only been 7 posts to date.

Really happy to be part of this cruise and of course can't wait.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #24
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Welcome everyone!
Yes, it is exciting, isn't it???
I think about it every day, even though it's still over 400 days away.

In the meantime, DH and I are going on an anniversary cruise (15 years) on the Disney Dream in October. I get to check in tonight--have my fingers crossed for Remy.
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We are trying to find time to do the Fantasy so we can have completed the grand slam.
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Welcome MPS516 and Disney Sweetie and Families!

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After learning about the booking on board, I know I will always try to book a future cruise before leaving a cruise. The discount and the lower deposit are great and getting an OBC is just icing on the cake. My DH did not expect to like cruising. He went on the first cruise just to keep peace in the family, but when we got back he was very quick to say. . . when are we going on another cruise!!!

Whenever newer DCL cruisers ask me for suggestions or what not to miss on a cruise, one of my first responses is "book a cruise on board". You can always cancel or move the date out (although DCL's new policy is if you move the date, you lose the OBC).

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We joined DVC in 1995 when there was only 1 resort and it was called the Disney Vacation Club. Now it is Old Key West. We LOVE DVC.
Denine - you must have also received the park passes with your DVC purchase. We have friends who were our tablemates on a Magic 2004 cruise and they were early DVC purchasers. They now have about 1200-1400 points. I want them to adopt me!

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Hi everyone,

Steve and I booked this cruise today. Works out perfectly for us as we live 3 hours from Galveston.

Jan, good to see you and Dave onboard. You couldn't talk our other Michigan friends into joining us?

Pam, it would be great to sail with you and Mike again and meet the family. Hope you decide to join us.

Looking forward to meeting everyone else.

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Hi everyone,

Steve and I booked this cruise today. Works out perfectly for us as we live 3 hours from Galveston.

Jan, good to see you and Dave onboard. You couldn't talk our other Michigan friends into joining us?

Pam, it would be great to sail with you and Mike again and meet the family. Hope you decide to join us.

Looking forward to meeting everyone else.

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Denise and Steve!!!!!

So excited we'll be cruising with you two again. You can finally meet Dave. Carla is also cruising with us. I told Dave after our January 2009 cruise, that he needed to meet you two. No, I couldn't talk Gail into chaning her mind. They are doing a PC cruise on Celebrity in 2014.

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