|02-22-2013, 11:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
What is there to do?
To all you cruise vets this may seem like a wild question!! I keep reading threads about how there is so much to do, and you can never do all of it on your first trip (especially a 4 night, like we are doing!), and to make sure you go into it with a mind set that you just can't conquer it all. Now, Im a frequent on the WDW boards, and I always agree with this tip for first timers at WDW... but,now I'm a first timer on DCL and it's got me thinking -- what exactly is there to do all day??
To me, I was expecting relaxing, pool time.. and thats about it.(which I'm fine with) We planned to do a tasting, and Palo brunch (if we can get it).. but other than that, I don't have any plans! So what is it that everyone keeps saying there is sooo much to do on a big ship like the Dream?!
So, please, share with me!! I'm clearly out of the loop on this one! THANKS!
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|02-22-2013, 12:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Just a few...
Character Meet & Greets
First-run Disney company films
Nightly photo opportunities in the Atrium
Art Auctions (although I stay far away from these)
Midship Detective Agency (Dream/Fantasy only)
Daily activities (crafts, trivia contests, etc.)
AquaDuck (Dream/Fantasy only)
With only one sea day you won't be able to do it all without rushing through every moment. There is, of course, no need to do any of the above. If you'd like a vacation full of relaxing pool time you can have that. My advice is to look over the Navigators each night and see what interests you and go from there.
|02-22-2013, 12:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2012
DH an I, no kids, did 7 day Fantasy in Jan. we were all about relaxing. Spent a lot of time reading on veranda and and in adult area. Also did:
Excursions (parasailing, Mayan ruins, stingrays)
Comedy club stuff
We had a blast.
|02-22-2013, 12:05 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Orlando, FL
I heard there is karaoke??? My weakness!!!
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|02-22-2013, 12:10 PM||#5|
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fresno, CA
Here is my must do:
Mike and Nick
Disney Cruise Lines: Wonder Land and Sea – Bahamas 2005, Magic Eastbound Trans Atlantic 2010, Magic Mexican Riviera Nov 20, 2011, Fantasy Western Caribbean June 23, 2012, Wonder Bahamian December 14, 2013
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|02-22-2013, 02:30 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2011
This is just DH and I
2. Beach time on Castaway Cay
4. Pictures with the characters
5. The nightly shows
6. Movie PremEARS - if Disney has a movie premiering in the theater that week it will also premiere on the ship
7. The animation classes
8. Remy and Palo
9. Enjoying the adults only areas at night
10. Exploring the ship
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|02-22-2013, 02:31 PM||#7|
Ears to you, kids!
Recognize the differences; experience it with open arms.
Join Date: Mar 2005
Besides what has already been mentioned:
Walk the ship and take photos.
Sit on a deck 4 lounger and do nothing but relax.
Go on a scavenger hunt and find all the places that serve food.
Stand by the rail, breathe deep and watch the sea go by.
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