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Old 02-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #1036
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I absolutely loved CC!! If I could book a trip to just there, that would be a dream!

We had Daisy to meet and greet us when we went instead of Donald.
Can you imagine?! A cruise to Castaway Cay...sounds great to me. Sleep on the ship at night.....private cabanas during the day I was recently looking for cruises with 2 days at CC but couldn't find any...maybe I missed something.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #1037
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Can you imagine?! A cruise to Castaway Cay...sounds great to me. Sleep on the ship at night.....private cabanas during the day I was recently looking for cruises with 2 days at CC but couldn't find any...maybe I missed something.
There is one!
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/re...execution=e3s4

Nov 13, 2014 if that link doesn't work! I was trying to talk DH into this even though we haven't even been on our first cruise yet!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #1038
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More please! I love CC

There's another double dip on 10/20/13 leaving from Miami.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #1039
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There is one!
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/re...execution=e3s4

Nov 13, 2014 if that link doesn't work! I was trying to talk DH into this even though we haven't even been on our first cruise yet!
This is a cruise I can live with Jen

SO much $$$

Heather...parasailing pics..
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #1040
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I will be cruising for the first time in October so I just skimmed through your TR. Thanks for all the great links. I honestly can't wait to see Castaway Cay. It looks so amazing. Really enjoying all your pictures!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #1041
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I think I said it before but CC is AMAZING!

My fiancé and I both love cruises but we've never done a Disney cruise and I have him convinced that DCL is the way to go, probably a few more years when DD and future baby are a bit older but I am so looking forward to it!

Awesome pics as always and I cannot wait for the parasailing pictures yay!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #1042
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Gah! Ok, I'm caught up!!! Phew!

That ship looks so beautiful! I would love to hang out in Pink!

Pirates Night looks adorabe! I would love to dress up!! I love how much the kids loved the club! That's so exciting, and awesome for you guys!!!

What a beautiful day! It's a great break from the downpours! Castaway Cay looks so beautiful! I would love to spend the day there! That water looks soooo much nicer than Lake Sunapee right now! Brrrr!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #1043
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There is one!
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/re...execution=e3s4

Nov 13, 2014 if that link doesn't work! I was trying to talk DH into this even though we haven't even been on our first cruise yet!
Nothing wrong with planning ahead!! And you are right!!! However, it won't work with school dates. And it would be perfect because I think it was a 4 night. That's what I really wanted....3 just isn't quite enough. Guess it's not gonna happen.


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More please! I love CC!

There's another double dip on 10/20/13 leaving from Miami.
Coming up! Wish we could do that one, too! But Miami is too far for us to drive....like 9 1/2-10 hours. Port Canaveral is only like 4 hours...so that's fairly easy. Guess I'll continue to look



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SO much $$$

Heather...parasailing pics..
Pics coming up soon....I hope It's pouring down rain here, so I'll have plenty of time today. Kids are upstairs watching movies, and Bill and I are parked in front of the TV with our laptops It's a sad sight...


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I will be cruising for the first time in October so I just skimmed through your TR. Thanks for all the great links. I honestly can't wait to see Castaway Cay. It looks so amazing. Really enjoying all your pictures!
Glad you stopped by. You won't be disappointed....promise. Hopefully you will have beautiful weather. It shouldn't be too hot during October. Get there early to enjoy the water before the masses of families (like mine ) converge upon the beach.


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I think I said it before but CC is AMAZING!

My fiancé and I both love cruises but we've never done a Disney cruise and I have him convinced that DCL is the way to go, probably a few more years when DD and future baby are a bit older but I am so looking forward to it!

Awesome pics as always and I cannot wait for the parasailing pictures yay!
So I'm guessing congratulations are in order When are you due? You're smart to wait until the kids are older and can really enjoy it. And then you'll be able to take advantage of the Oceaneer's Club.


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Gah! Ok, I'm caught up!!! Phew!

That ship looks so beautiful! I would love to hang out in Pink!

Pirates Night looks adorabe! I would love to dress up!! I love how much the kids loved the club! That's so exciting, and awesome for you guys!!!

What a beautiful day! It's a great break from the downpours! Castaway Cay looks so beautiful! I would love to spend the day there! That water looks soooo much nicer than Lake Sunapee right now! Brrrr!
Ok...yes! Your lake is frozen!! It's pouring down rain here....nasty! Nothing to do except and Now that your mom is moving to FL, yall need to take a Disney cruise You have 3 ports to choose from....Miami and Fort Lauderdale and Canaveral!! I wonder if she can get any type of resident discount on cruises???
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I am SO happy you got perfect weather for your beach day! I was a little worried based on the weather the previous days. The pictures are just beautiful!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #1045
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Parasailing at Castaway Cay

Day 9
Parasailing at Castaway Cay



On this most beautiful day at Castaway Cay, Pop and MaHopie embarked on adventure….something they had never done. Parasailing!! When we decided to take the family cruise, this was the first thing that MaHopie said she HAD to do. Thank heavens we didn’t book the parasailing for the first day at CC ….wouldn’t have been pretty...(literally)



Just some basic info for those that are interested in giving this a try…

*1 hour (but you are only up in the air around 5-7 minutes)

*Adult Price: $79 (ages 10 and up)

*Child Price: $79 (ages 8 to 9)

*Ages: 8 And Up

*Minimum weight 90 lbs., maximum weight 375 lbs (and by the way…they do abide by this rule…they are super strict with the minimum and maximum weight limits) My parents saw the cast members having to enforce the rules.

*Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

*Children aged 13-18 years participating unaccompanied must be escorted to Marge's Barges by an adult 18 years or older.

*Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.

*All guests must have a paying ticket and no ride-along guests are permitted.






Make your way to Marges Barges, located just 100 yards from the ship's gangway – the starting point for the adventure.



After a short safety briefing, guests will be divided into groups and escorted to a waiting boat.










Guests must stay on the boat for the duration of the time while other participants fly.







It’s finally mom and dad’s turn!







….and a little higher!











Dad’s waterproof camera cover came in quite handy! However a GoPro camera would have been perfect. I'm thinking it's time we invest...





Not sure what mom is pointing to???





Soar like a bird at heights of 600-1000 feet!!!





They said you could see for miles….






I’m so regretting not doing this myself. I contemplated the idea for a while, then for some reason decided against it. Maybe next time!....no…not maybe. It’s a ‘must-do’!







Time to come in….slowly down they go….







Then it was back to the dock…















Mom and dad could not say enough about parasailing! They thoroughly enjoyed this experience and said it was well worth every penny! Just make your ressie early because there are limited spots. I remember checking to see if there were any available times (maybe a month before we left) and there were none. Pop said the crew members were awesome, too. Super, super nice!



Up next…..more Castaway Cay!



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Old 02-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #1046
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The parasailing looks amazing. I was signed up on my cruise in October but sadly they cancelled it due to wind. Oh well, guess I'll have to go back!

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Glad they had a great time!
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love your TR so far! DH and I are contemplating a trip like this for my FIL (his bucketlist wish is a family cruise) and their 45th anniversary is in the next 2 years so hmmmmm...
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #1049
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I'm so glad your parents got a chance to try parasailling - it always looks like so much fun. The views look incredible in the pictures, and I'm sure they were even better in person!

I've got to try parasailing one day!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #1050
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Oh no, I misspoke lol!! I meant when Ava and her future sibling, who is not yet on the way, are older and able to enjoy the oceaneers club
We are planning for baby number 2, AFTER our wedding lol! but thank you for the kind words

I love, love the parasailing pictures, that must have been amazing! And I agree a must do
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