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Old 02-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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What to do on the ship first

We will be going on our first cruise on the Dream April 21st. We got a PAT of 11-11:30. We have a 6 year old and a 8 year old. Any advice as to what to do first when we get on the ship?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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Bring a carry on bag with swimsuits. Hit the food on 11th deck then hit the pool. Ou usually get rooms at 1:30 but you don't get luggage until sometime later. So just relax and sit by the pool. Check out the decks....explore... Have fun
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Have lunch and visit the Oceaneer Club/Lab during Open House.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Lunch and Aquaduck/pool!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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Is it pretty quick to eat at Cabanas and then be able to do the aquaduck/pools?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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We will be going on our first cruise on the Dream April 21st. We got a PAT of 11-11:30. We have a 6 year old and a 8 year old. Any advice as to what to do first when we get on the ship?
With kids that age, my advice is to first slow down

I spoke with the ship doctor on the Magic a few years ago. He said the first two days are the big days for sprained ankles, wrists, etc. Kids get on and are so excited that they race around and fall.

Aside from that, grab lunch and ride the Aquaduck!
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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We will be going on our first cruise on the Dream April 21st. We got a PAT of 11-11:30. We have a 6 year old and a 8 year old. Any advice as to what to do first when we get on the ship?
We go straight to the pool deck for lunch and swimming. Direct entry to chilling out. :D
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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We get on, book tastings at Guest Services, pick up lunch at Cabanas and sit outside by the pool


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Is it pretty quick to eat at Cabanas and then be able to do the aquaduck/pools?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #9
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This is mine and my husband's first Disney cruise and I was going to ask this question as well. Would you answer it the same for adults too? Pool and lunch?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #10
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I would get some food and then to the pool if the kids like swimming.

Leave plenty of time to get back to your stateroom before muster drill to avoid the rushing around as the previous poster said. My nephew tripped over the threshold in the bathroom and cut his head when he fell. (He's not normally excitable but for his first cruise everything was new and exciting and he wanted to check out the room.) They spend some time down on deck 1 gluing his forehead together after his fall. He ended up having a concussion.
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We go straight to the pool deck for lunch and swimming. Direct entry to chilling out. :D
This sounds like a perfect plan.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #12
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This is mine and my husband's first Disney cruise and I was going to ask this question as well. Would you answer it the same for adults too? Pool and lunch?
All depends on what you like. Eating outside lets you take in the ship and the people, but maybe you want a sit down lunch where there aren't kids running around as much.

I plan on signing up for tastings, hopefully a lunch nearing a railing and checking out the adult areas. Also need to find out when the open house for the spa is.
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We stop by guest services, book tastings and galley tour, then off to lunch! Explore the ship a bit until the state room is open, hit the state room, drop off carry ons and explore the ship some more.
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Oceaneer Club/Lab what is this?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #15
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we eat lunch at Cabanas, then go on the Aqua Duck/pool. We are done by one, and we go explore!

The kids like to see the lounges, the kids club. then it is time to check our our cabin!!

we love the early arrival time!!
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