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Old 11-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Wonder - November 9, 2013 - Bahamas from Galveston

There doesn't seem to be a thread for this cruise, so I'll start one. We're really excited. We just finished our first Disney cruise yesterday, and we loved it so much that we booked our second today!

We just got off the Magic yesterday, and after a family conference, we decided to book another Disney Cruise for next year and cancel the cruise on another line that we already had booked. (Yes, I know we should have made this decision while on the ship, but we weren't ready until today. Concierge class doesn't get the on board discount anyway.)

We will be traveling as a party of 5 - me, my DM, DH, DS (8 at the time of the cruise), and DD (2, but a month away from 3, and potty trained, so we hope she'll be in the Club/Lab with her brother.)

We love to cruise, but none of us except DM have ever been to the Bahamas, and we've never been to Castaway Cay. We're super excited about the route. We cruise a lot out of Galveston, because we're in Houston and it is really easy for us. We've been thrilled that DCL came to Galveston, and we're trying to encourage them to stay by booking cruises here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

have a great cruise!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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I just booked this cruise today. We just got off of the Magic on 12/8 and loved it! I was hoping to do a March itinerary and do a day at WDW, but it's just too soon financially. So, we booked a little further out. A little sad that DCL has decided to leave Galveston. But, we'll hopefully get one more in before they go.
Looking forward to this group growing as it gets a little closer to our sail date...we're still a ways off.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:59 AM   #4
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We will be on this cruise, just dh and myself. We are leaving in 2 days on the magic with the family. So excited. I am disappointed dcl has decided to leave Galveston seeing how we live close to Houston.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Hi everyone!We just booked this cruise.It will be just my husband and I.We are so excited!This is our first Disney cruise!We live in Dallas and are unhappy Disney is leaving Galveston as well.That is one reason we picked this cruise and because it will be during my b-day as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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Hi everyone!We just booked this cruise.It will be just my husband and I.We are so excited!This is our first Disney cruise!We live in Dallas and are unhappy Disney is leaving Galveston as well.That is one reason we picked this cruise and because it will be during my b-day as well.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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Wonder - Nov 9th

Hi we are going on this cruise this November. This is our first Disney cruise and I have a few question.

How are the pools on the Wonder that time of year? We are bringing our 6 year old daughter and she loves to swim! I was wondering if the water would be to cold.

Traveling during the school year, does there seem to still be plenty of children on the ship? My 6 year old loves to play with other kids and I wasn't sure how many kids are usually on the ship during school.

Last question, I am booking our trip this week but I am undecided on which room I need to choose. I originally thought about a room on the 8th deck with a veranda. Then I thought maybe the 5th deck closer to the kids activities just in case my daughter wants to go there while I am getting ready for stuff. I am thought maybe I should just get an ocean view room instead of the veranda just in case my daughter gets out there without me noticing plus I really don't anticipate spending a lot of time in our room.

Thanks so much for any advice that you might have!! Over the last 2 years I have lost 91 lbs and this is my reward to myself I chose to go on a disney cruise because it seemed to offer so much for kids that will allow me to have plenty of time to myself and have some quality time with my husband!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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Hello fellow cruisers! I will be sailing on this cruise with my DBF, Jane. This will be my 14th cruise on DCL. I am a member of the unofficial "Grand Slam Club" - ie -I've sailed on all four ships.

We're really excited about the itinerary! We went to Key West on our first cruise in 2004 and can't wait to go back!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #9
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Hi we are going on this cruise this November. This is our first Disney cruise and I have a few question.

How are the pools on the Wonder that time of year? We are bringing our 6 year old daughter and she loves to swim! I was wondering if the water would be to cold.

Traveling during the school year, does there seem to still be plenty of children on the ship? My 6 year old loves to play with other kids and I wasn't sure how many kids are usually on the ship during school.

Last question, I am booking our trip this week but I am undecided on which room I need to choose. I originally thought about a room on the 8th deck with a veranda. Then I thought maybe the 5th deck closer to the kids activities just in case my daughter wants to go there while I am getting ready for stuff. I am thought maybe I should just get an ocean view room instead of the veranda just in case my daughter gets out there without me noticing plus I really don't anticipate spending a lot of time in our room.

Thanks so much for any advice that you might have!! Over the last 2 years I have lost 91 lbs and this is my reward to myself I chose to go on a disney cruise because it seemed to offer so much for kids that will allow me to have plenty of time to myself and have some quality time with my husband!
The pools are heated so you shouldn't worry about the temperature. Besides, kids seem to always swim no matter what! There were kids in the pools on our Alaskan cruise.

No matter what time of year you cruise, there are always plenty of kids on the ship.

We usually stay on Deck 5 because on its central location on the ship. Room selection is a matter of personal taste. Everyone has different reasons for choosing different decks & stateroom types (inside, ocean view, verandah).

Congrats on your weight loss achievement! That is awesome!
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
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Thanks!

Thanks DCLShel!!! We are so excited about this cruise! I think my little 6 year old daughter is going to have a fantastic time This online forum is so amazing, I have found so many tips for our first time!!

Can't wait to meet you all on the cruise!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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We are so looking foward to meeting everyone!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:32 AM   #12
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Is there a fish extender group for the Galveston cruise Nov 9

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #13
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Nov 9

We just booked our FIRST cruise. This is me & my hubby 20th anniversary. I am beyond excited!! I will probably be on this board until we sail, trying to learn and get great tips. I didn't see anything about a secret Mickey or fish extender. I would love to be involved if there is.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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Mother/Daughter cruise to celebrate my birthday.

I just booked this cruise! It will be me and DD and we will be celebrating my birthday ! I sailed on the Magic last year for my birthday and did not book onboard because I didn't figure I would be able to cruise again in the near future. (I already had a WDW trip booked before the start of last year's cruise.) Now I wish I had booked a "just in case" cruise, because I have two cruises booked right now-this one in November & one next year in June. Probably would have saved some money. I wonder if I could rebook the one for next June while we are on the November cruise?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #15
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Hello all! I just switched our dummy date up from Feb 2014 to this one! So disappointed about losing DCL from Galveston, but hoping they can reconsider. Can hardly wait to go again, we were on the Magic in January this year and we had a blast! See you all soon! Also, is there a FE yet?
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