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Old 11-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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1st TIME DCL Cruise!

I have so many questions....I am a TA and I have done all the training but I still have so many questions about what to expect.....advice is needed....we decided on the October 5th cruise on the Fantasy out of PC....Very excited but I have a very anxious 13 year old ( he has seen Titanic to many times *eyeroll* ) and I need to reassure him. I have been on a cruise myself, so I imagine it is not to different but anything else I can tell husband and son to answer questions?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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That's so exciting! We are booked for that one as well and there is already a thread on the "meets" board so you should check it out. Tell your anxious son that there is a safety drill on the first day so he has nothing to worry about! What other questions do you have? Post away! This is definitely the place for it!
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Tell him about all the safety regulations that were put into effect as a result of the Titanic disaster....and that DCL ships have rescued people from other cruise ships as well as from other situations on several occasions (one was a guest who had presumably jumped from a Carnival balcony). And tell him that since the line started in 1998, no one has unintentionally gone overboard from a DCL ship--they were built with safety as the main concern.

And then, if he doesn't want to go, I can think of a couple thousand people who would be happy to take his place!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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Tell him about all the safety regulations that were put into effect as a result of the Titanic disaster....and that DCL ships have rescued people from other cruise ships as well as from other situations on several occasions (one was a guest who had presumably jumped from a Carnival balcony). And tell him that since the line started in 1998, no one has unintentionally gone overboard from a DCL ship--they were built with safety as the main concern.

And then, if he doesn't want to go, I can think of a couple thousand people who would be happy to take his place!
I don't want to be a downer and I'm not suggesting that OP should tell " anxious" this, but I was on the Wonder cruise when the cast member Rebecca Coriam went missing and Disney has no proof that she went overboard period let alone that she went over intentionally. All that aside, I do feel fairly safe with Disney as their safety reputation seems to be much higher than other lines.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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This is true, and was not the situation I was thinking of. I was on the Magic when a teen jumped overboard while the ship was in port. Suffice it to say that the captain was not amused. The area on deck 4 that he used to jump has since been closed off so guests cannot access it. That was where my "intentional" comment came from. And I've never heard of a child or adult "falling" overboard.

I had completely forgotten about Ms. Coriam's disappearance.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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OP, don't let your son watch either version of the Poseidon Adventure til after your cruise!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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wow I didn't even know that happened....how scary! I have been on one other cruise and it was fun, the trip to the muster station was interesting....to say the very least. I know my son has way irrational fears about things, but he will 14 at the time so I said think of all the girls in their bathing suits....so yeah he felt better...LOL! Hubby just wants to eat...like always....and yes I will check the Oct 5th 2013 thread out...thanks...
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Falling overboard... NOT. BTW the glass will not give.
Sailing into/near a hurricane and being brutalized, more likely.
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