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Old 11-16-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Feb. 6, 2015 5- night Caribbean: I Wonder who's On Board?

Just booked this for my second cruise. Attending will be my three daughters and myself. This is an OBB. My first time on the Wonder. Who else is on board?
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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We're in! So far myself, hubby, son 13 and his friend, also 13, daughter and her husband and 4 grandchildren: 10, 7, 6 and 4.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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Thinking about this one

Thinking about this one for our first Disney cruise. For those with lots of DCL experience, why do you recommend this one? Should we book right away? What good advice can you share? TIA
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:10 AM   #4
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We chose this one because I like the itinerary and I wanted 5 nights. I like that it sails on a Friday, it just works better for our schedules.

I noticed a glitch though...when I pull up the res. on the web, it says it's going to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Yet when searching for this date as a "new' booking it's going to Grand Cayman and Castaway. I called DCL and asked them to tell me what itin they see on their end and they assured me it's going to Castaway. I'll be some annoyed if they decide to change it and NOT do Castaway!
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Talking We are soooo there!

My DH, my DD (age 11 at that time), and myself are going on this cruise!! This will be the second DCL cruise for DH and myself and first for DD. We were on the Fantasy last time and loved it. We booked this cruise because it is going to Grand Cayman, which is one of my dream destinations and Castaway Cay! We looked into doing another 7-night cruise, however, there was a $1,400 price difference between this 5-night and the Fantasy 7-night, and we did not like the itinerary as well. I think this is a good choice for first time cruisers. You will still have a semi-formal dress up night and a Pirate Party night and you will not be spending as much. I would recommend booking right away because you can reserve the room you want and you can make payments on it anytime you want up until November 23rd.

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the good information. Those are all the reasons I'm thinking about this one. So it sounds like you recommend going ahead and specifying a particular cabin instead of going one of the guarantee routes. I think I'd prefer choosing my own cabin for this first time anyway. I do hope the itinerary is set because we definitely want to go to Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay too. Look forward to getting this ressie set and planning!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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I would definitely pick your stateroom ahead of time. If I may make a recommendation (if you are choosing a room with a view or with a verandah), I would make a reservation on the 500 side (i.e, 6500s, 7500s, 8500s) so when you are docked at Castaway Cay, you are facing the beautiful beach. Last time we had our room on the other side and, although it was a nice view of the ocean, I wished I would have been facing the fun beach area. If you do one of the guarantee routes, you will save a little money but you may or may not get a room with a limited view. It is a gamble. Just my thoughts though.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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But sometimes doesn't the captain have to decide whether to back in to the dock or go forwards, depending on weather conditions? That would affect what side you were facing?
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:15 AM   #9
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We're in!

OK. We've booked this one. So excited. Just a few days more than a year away, but we are looking forward to it. Took your good advice and booked a particular stateroom instead of one of the guarantee categories. We got starboard side, so I hope the captain is able to go into port the way he normally does. Yes, I think he definitely has the option to change if conditions require. I know we'll love our room either way!
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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We're booked as well! Cruising from our family is myself (Lauren), husband Kory, daughter Shiloh (3), and my parents, first time cruisers Steve and Carrie. DH and I have cruised once before (on the Wonder, no less!) and are really looking forward to taking our family this time.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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Yay!!

Glad to see that you guys are booked! We have less than a year to go now!! We are ultra-excited! I am going to try to link this thread to the 2015 meet forums so others who are signed up can join our group.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #12
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Apparently I have to make 4 more posts until it will let me add a link so excuse me while I add 4 random posts!
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #13
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I can't wait until Feb 6th! I hope this cruise has the Sunken Treasure drinks...they were my favorite! I make them at home now although they don't taste quite the same.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #14
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Does anyone want to do the fish extender thing and has anyone done it before? We did not do it last cruise and I am interested in trying it, although I am not sure exactly how it works.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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Has anyone heard if they made any changes to the rooms or anything while the Wonder was in dry dock a few weeks ago? I know they were not adding on to the front or back because it would then be too large to go through the Panama Canal but didn't know if they were remodeling anything else. Disney can do a lot in 10 days!
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