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Old 02-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #256
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Hello all I'm a newbie joining you all for this awesome trip report! I'll be sailing out of Miami on the Wonder in just less than two weeks, so I was very excited to run across such an elaborate report!

It's been about three years since I've sailed on the Wonder, so this is stirring up memories and inspiring me to document my future trip better! Thank you!!
Welcome! That's so exciting! Which itinerary are you doing?

I've taken to writing journals on my trips. There's so many details I would completely forget otherwise. It's also really fun reading them later, I can picture myself being right back there.

Thanks for joining along!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #257
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Will you be posting a picture of your purchases from the jewelry store?!

I'm so with you on Nassau. I wanted to get out and see the place to say I was there, but really, I couldn't wait to get on the boat. The thing that annoyed me the most were the hair-braiding people. If you even had an inch of hair, they wanted to braid it. I remember just keeping a towel on my head and not removing it so they wouldn't ask me
Lets just say the jewelry story isn't finished.

Somehow I was able to escape the hair braiders thank goodness. I have very long hair and was worried since I had read how pushy they are but I wasn't approached once.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #258
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Are you kidding me?! The thread is that long and you still have 1 1/2 years left?! Crazy, yet amazing!

I think that is so cool that they are putting together different things to do. Are you planning on participating in any of them?
It's crazy, these people are the chattiest I've encountered on the boards, it's hard to keep up.

I'm not sure yet. I've never developed a taste for alcohol so all the tastings are out and I can't even imagine how big the FE is going to be. I'd probably have to bring a whole suitcase of FE gifts. I'm not a scrapbooker so that one is out. I'm sounding a bit like a party pooper... Still lots of time o think about it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #259
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Tea was discontinued last summer to allow them to extend the brunch hours a bit.

I love Palo dinner, but I prefer the brunch to dinner.
Ahhhh, thanks for the info. From all I've seen I almost think I'll like brunch better as well. Can't wait to try it!
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Catching up on your TR! I was about 7 or 8 pages behind!

I did start back to school for this semester last month. Been busy with classes, clinicals, and working! Hoping to get some future trip plans set soon!

ETA: I just noticed your ticker for a June trip. Maybe I missed it somewhere but when are you going in June?
Its so easy to get behind. I'm trying to finish this one before the next trip. I didn't think it would be very long since the cruise was only four days but plenty of fun was had

You have a lot on your plate! I hope classes are going well

The June trip is quite short, 5/31-6/3. It was originally going to be the next weekend and for six days instead of four but someone else snagged that time so I had to rearrange things. Are your potential plans going to be in June?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #261
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you mentioned liking the sit down breakfast VRS a buffet....
We have cruised 2x on the Disney Cruise and NEVER sat for breakfast except for the special character breakfst...HELP....lol...How does breakfast work?? can you just get up and go to any restaurant you want or is it like dinner and you have set times? ( We go on the 3/16 wonder)
No set times, you just walk up and they'll find you a table. The sit down seems to be hosted in the fancy restaurant, Tritons/Lumieres/Royal Palace/Royal Court. Oh definitely try a sit down breakfast at least once, it's a fabulous way to start the day. It does take longer than the buffet so keep that in mind if you need to be meeting for an excursion.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #262
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that is a very valid worry, I have not gone one of less than 9 days since 2004....

I will be gone right at 3 weeks this fall.
Oh my, being gone for three weeks sounds heavenly. I'd probably never want to go back to work!
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Hi! I just got all caught up again... I don't know what to do about Nassau, get off or not? We are only on a three night so part of me doesn't want to step off the ship there. But DH wants to possibly do a Dolphin encounter. I don't know, I really want to enjoy the ship, and Nassau doesn't sound great to me.

That breakfast looked great though! Why am I so excited to Krispy Kreme??
For only being three nights my advice is stay on the ship and enjoy it. It is so nice being on a half empty ship.

Those Krispy Kremes were delicious! They closed the shop near me so it was fun they were on the ship.
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Oh my, being gone for three weeks sounds heavenly. I'd probably never want to go back to work!
Yes I find o have that problem, but if I ever want to do it again, I must go back to work...
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They so have inside cabins with split bathrooms. The category 10 cabins are classified as deluxe inside cabins and they all have split bathrooms.
The 10C was $500 more than the 11C that I booked. Even though I prefer the split bath there's no way I was paying that much more. I'm glad that I've discovered I can still enjoy the room even with only the one bathroom. Some cruises that could mean booking or not booking.

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Unfortunately they stopped them in late spring/ early summer last year. We missed out on tea during our Hawaii cruise and I was so sat that we will never get the chance again.
Perhaps they'll bring it back. I thought it was a fairly popular event.

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When I did the WBTA in 2010, we had just short of 2 years between the announcement and the cruise and I think we had 8 threads with 250 pages each before we left.

Corinna
By the way this is going I'm sure it'll be a similar situation.
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What a pain that the clock was wrong. I am glad that you still made it to the raffle. I really love Tanzanite and I would love to see a photo of your jewellery, too. How funny that you ended up getting the same necklace that your mom would have won in the raffle. I was kind of hoping that we may pick out a Tanzanite ring for me in Dubai as we just had a special anniversary, but we are spending a small fortune on our excursions for our back to back cruises so the ring will wait.
Diamonds International was doing a special, if you bought a certain $ amount of one of their collections you would get a free necklace. They must have given Maxine some because that was what she raffled a few times. I hope you get a ring someday soon

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I don't get Nassau. We stopped there twice and the first time we got off for about 90 minutes, but then I had enough of pushy sales people who were trying to pull me into their shops. The second time, I stayed on the ship.
It's quite a dirty run down place. You'd think they'd make it as beautiful and welcoming as possible, they lose out on a lot of potential tourists.

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Did you ever check out the Outlook Cafe? This is my favourite hang out on the Wonder and I really missed it on the Magic.

Corinna
I think we came across it once but didn't go in. Is it next to one of the kid clubs in a funnel? Another reason to go cruising again, more exploration is needed
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Yes I find o have that problem, but if I ever want to do it again, I must go back to work...
It's a horrible cycle. I bought a powerball ticket that I was so sure would win. Needless to say I'm still going to work.
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Its so easy to get behind. I'm trying to finish this one before the next trip. I didn't think it would be very long since the cruise was only four days but plenty of fun was had

You have a lot on your plate! I hope classes are going well

The June trip is quite short, 5/31-6/3. It was originally going to be the next weekend and for six days instead of four but someone else snagged that time so I had to rearrange things. Are your potential plans going to be in June?
Yes, we'll go in June, if everything works out. We've got a couple things in mind that we want to try to plan. We will prob go sometime around June 17 or so. Trying to schedule everything around work schedule (every other weekend), and I don't want to have to ask for my weekend off, or try to trade with anyone.
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Welcome! That's so exciting! Which itinerary are you doing?

I've taken to writing journals on my trips. There's so many details I would completely forget otherwise. It's also really fun reading them later, I can picture myself being right back there.

Thanks for joining along!
Thanks!! I'll be going on one of the Miami 5-night Western Caribbeans (Itinerary A- Cozumel, Castaway Cay). Never been to Cozumel, so looking forward to that. Would LOVE to be going to Grand Cayman as well (I think that's the B itinerary) but just couldn't pass on a trip to Castaway Cay.

I think your journalling idea is great! A souvenir you can keep enjoying through til your next cruise.
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I think we came across it once but didn't go in. Is it next to one of the kid clubs in a funnel? Another reason to go cruising again, more exploration is needed
Yes, Outlook Cafe has two entrances -- one is from deck 10 midship, across from the staircase that goes up to Vibe (teen club); the other is up the spiral staircase from the Cove Cafe.
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