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Old 07-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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A few last minute questions

We board in 9 days and I'm really moving into full out panic mode (but in a good way!). I have a few questions I'm hoping y'all can help me with:

- Will they allow a curling iron to be brought onto the ship?

- We have an 11:00 boarding time - what time should we actually arrive at the port?

- We are staying at Country Inn and Suites the night before and I had planned to take their shuttle. However, I am worried about having to wait for it. It seems like taking a taxi may be a better option so we can control when we actually get there. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

- Are there any restaurants (sit down and/or fast food) that are within a safe area to walk to from the Country Inn and Suites?

- I've printed out the page for us to sign off the DCL webpage, stating that we agree to pay for any room charges, etc. We have the luggage tags from DCL. We have our passports. Other than a credit card, is there anything I am missing that is required to board the ship?

Thanks so much for any help!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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- We have an 11:00 boarding time - what time should we actually arrive at the port?
You have a port arrival time of 11am. Your boarding number is based on your arrival time.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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We board in 9 days and I'm really moving into full out panic mode (but in a good way!). I have a few questions I'm hoping y'all can help me with:

- Will they allow a curling iron to be brought onto the ship? Not sure, don't see it specific on the prohibited list. Maybe call DCL to confirm. See prohibited items: http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/fa...hibited-items/

- We have an 11:00 boarding time - what time should we actually arrive at the port? As PP stated, 11am is port arrival time. You should get there close to that time. Believe 11am is first available port arrival time so you should be boarding between 11:30 and 12 depending on when the ship is ready for boarding.

- We are staying at Country Inn and Suites the night before and I had planned to take their shuttle. However, I am worried about having to wait for it. It seems like taking a taxi may be a better option so we can control when we actually get there. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Never used the country inn shuttle, but other shuttles I have used I was able to tell them I need to be at the port by 11am and they told me we would need to leave by 10:45 (example only ) or you should get on the 10:30 shuttle (example only). Recommend you discuss with Country Inn

- Are there any restaurants (sit down and/or fast food) that are within a safe area to walk to from the Country Inn and Suites? Can't help here, but you get to eat as soon as you get on. Cabanas opens at 11:30 or 12 and Enchanted Garden opens at 12 or 12:30 (I think).

- I've printed out the page for us to sign off the DCL webpage, stating that we agree to pay for any room charges, etc. We have the luggage tags from DCL. We have our passports. Other than a credit card, is there anything I am missing that is required to board the ship? You will need to sign a medical form once you get to the port. You should probably bring some singles to pay for baggage, room service tips.

Thanks so much for any help!
Hope this helps.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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We board in 9 days and I'm really moving into full out panic mode (but in a good way!). I have a few questions I'm hoping y'all can help me with:

- Will they allow a curling iron to be brought onto the ship? AFAIK, yes.

- We have an 11:00 boarding time - what time should we actually arrive at the port? As noted by PP, your port arrival time is 11:00-11:30. That's when you should get there.

- We are staying at Country Inn and Suites the night before and I had planned to take their shuttle. However, I am worried about having to wait for it. It seems like taking a taxi may be a better option so we can control when we actually get there. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

- Are there any restaurants (sit down and/or fast food) that are within a safe area to walk to from the Country Inn and Suites? I would suggest that, since you have the early port arrival time, you might just wait to eat on the ship. You should be onboard by 12:15.

- I've printed out the page for us to sign off the DCL webpage, stating that we agree to pay for any room charges, etc. We have the luggage tags from DCL. We have our passports. Other than a credit card, is there anything I am missing that is required to board the ship? No

Thanks so much for any help!
See my answers above.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
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Thanks, all! Clarification on one question, though - for the question regarding restaurants near the Country Inn and Suites that we can walk to, I'm really thinking about dinner the night before the cruise. Any suggestions?

Thanks again!
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #7
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Found this on tripadvisor.com from the Hotel manager there.


Hotel_ManagerCISCC, General Manager at Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Cape Canaveral, responded to this review
July 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!

I noticed that you were looking for nearby restaurants. We normally recommend Thai Thai (Sushi/Thai food) and Kelsey's (Italian) which are in walking distance. There is also Zachary's which is an American/Greek Diner in walking distance. If you are interested in Seafood there are wonderful restaurants at the Port that are less than a mile away. The next time you stay with us, please speak with one of our Front Desk Agents and they will be happy to give you recommendations and directions.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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According to their website, the following restaurants are nearby:

Local restaurants in Cape Canaveral - Cocoa Beach area:

Thai Thai III (walking distance)
Enjoy delicious sushi and Thai food at this local favorite.
Phone: +1 (321) 631-8228

Milliken's Reef Seafood Waterfront & Grille (0.5 miles)
Milliken's Reef Seafood Waterfront & Grille offers floor-to-ceiling waterfront views of Port Canaveral's cruise ships. It features an indoor/outdoor beach pavilion dining experience with Caribbean Flair. Come see and experience what everyone is talking about at Milliken's Reef Seafood Waterfront & Grille.
Phone: +1 (321) 783-0100

Fishlip's Waterfront Bar & Grill (0.5 miles)
Enjoy port views and live entertainment from this casual, waterfront restaurant.
Phone: +1 (321) 784-5433

Kelseys Pizzeria (walking distance)
"It is our goal at Kelsey's to provide our customers affordable, made-from-scratch, good, honest value and warm and friendly service in a pleasant atmosphere. Our portions are generous and our sauces are rich and thick. Our dough is made fresh daily. Please make yourself at home, enjoy your meal and thanks for coming in."
Phone: +1 (321) 783-9191

Baja Tavern and Eats (0.5 miles)
Visit Baja Tavern for live music, great seafood specials and much more.
Phone: +1 (321) 799-1616

Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar (0.5 miles)
Rusty's describes itself as a "cozy, come-as-you-are, fun-filled alternative" to fine dining in Cape Canaveral. Enjoy oysters, wings, seafood and much more.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #9
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Y'all rock. Thanks!
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I've taken a curling iron/flat iron every time I've cruised and it's never been an issue.
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