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Old 04-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #151
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Only Disney could make a lifeboat look like a fun ride.


The Fantasy is gorgeous. I haven't read too much about it as we're cruising on the Wonder but oh my it's beautiful. Maybe we'll book that ship for Gabby's graduation. Is Oo La La a bar/club?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #152
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Cool. I think they are so cute.

I hope we like it. Thank goodness Denny got his stent in Hilton Head so we shouldn't have to worry about that.

Glad that you got your spa appt changed. I just emailed my TA to tell her to note that we are DVC members.
Oh yes, I'm glad you did that, you'll get a DVC gift onboard.

I'll be shocked if you don't fall in love with cruising. It has all the magic of the parks but everything is close together you're not speding time getting to places. You can be as busy or relaxed as you feel like.

I'm so glad everything with Denny is ok Tears came to my eyes when I thought of how things could have gone. I'm so glad you were there when it happened.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #153
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It appears as if you two are the only ones on the ship! How did you manage to get all those photos without anyone else in them?

I think we just got lucky since everyone was heading to their respective drill areas.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #154
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Only Disney could make a lifeboat look like a fun ride.


The Fantasy is gorgeous. I haven't read too much about it as we're cruising on the Wonder but oh my it's beautiful. Maybe we'll book that ship for Gabby's graduation. Is Oo La La a bar/club?
It's all about presentation, 'look everybody, there's no need to be afraid of these lifeboats' Mom made some comment wondering how they were going to serve us drinks in there. She said it so flat I thought she was serious until I looked around and she had a big grin on her face.

I went back and changed it, I should have said Europa was the bar area. I missed getting good pictures of the clubs.

You won't regret it, the Fantasy is amazing. But the Wonder is amazing too. I really would just be happy being on any of the DCL ships.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #155
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The Atrium is so pretty
That chandelier is amazing

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It appears as if you two are the only ones on the ship! How did you manage to get all those photos without anyone else in them?

Agree, was thinking the same thing.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #156
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The Atrium is so pretty
That chandelier is amazing
I agree, I kept taking pictures throughout the trip I thought it was so pretty.

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Agree, was thinking the same thing.
I'm thinking everybody else was also trying to get to their drill spots. There were 3600 guests on the ship so it was just lucky timing.
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I agree, I kept taking pictures throughout the trip I thought it was so pretty.



I'm thinking everybody else was also trying to get to their drill spots. There were 3600 guests on the ship so it was just lucky timing.
Well I love it and think it was good timing on your part!
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #158
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Loved all you photos ! Especially the ones of VWL...one of my favorite resorts !
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #159
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There is no two ways about this. The Fantasy is a beautiful ship. I love that little courtyard area between the lounges and I would never have thought that restrooms could be so glamerous.

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After the Lifeboat Drill we decided to head up to the Rainforest Room instead of going to the Sail Away Party. We have done the party on the past cruises so felt like we could skip it. We went up to the room to grab our bathing suits, and all our bags had been delivered. I unpacked a bit while mom made a phone call and then we headed up to the RFR. We watched the ship sail away while relaxing in a hot tub. I saw a dolphin which was so cool.

I didn’t take any photos of the RFR this trip, but these are from the Dream which are exactly the same.







































We relaxed in the hot tub for a while and then went to the heated tile loungers. I think mom went and enjoyed the showers. Neither of us had a watch on us so I went to find out the time. It was 6:05! Oh no! We needed to get to the show at 6:15. Mom decided to go right to the theater and I raced back to the room to change into dry clothes and then raced back to the theater. I made record time. Our room was all the way Aft and the spa is all the way Forward. I got to the room and then to the theater, which was Forward again, in 15 minutes. I was proud of myself. We luckily had taken the Wave phones with us so mom called and told me where she had found a seat. It was a cute show, somewhat of a variety one but I can't remember the name. At the end they had a ventriloquist that was amazing. He was doing an adult show the next night that we would try to get to.
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We headed back to the room after the show, walking along the Promenade deck for a bit, and it was so choppy. We were weaving back and forth while walking.



I was starting to feel quite sick so took a Dramamine when we got to the room and a shower which helped. We were actually contemplating skipping dinner I felt so bad, but I didn’t want to miss the first dinner and meeting our tablemates and servers. I started to feel a bit better after lying down for a few minutes and we headed off to the Enchanted Garden.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one feeling under the weather; probably half the restaurant was empty. We were also missing two of our tablemates as well. We did have a lovely dinner with Mike and Kathryn from Toronto. This was their first Disney cruise and it was their honeymoon. They were a hoot and a half and so much fun to spend our evenings with.

Mom started off with a mushroom brioche which she loved



I skipped the appetizer that evening.

Mom had a spinach and raspberry salad which she also loved



I had a romaine wedge which was very delicious



For her entrée mom had portabella mushrooms which she thought were magnificent



And I had the pan seared sea bass, quite tasty



For dessert mom had the lemon curd rice pudding which she enjoyed



And I had the bananas foster sundae which was scrumptious


And asked for the large portion of the Sacher Torte but Martin our server ‘suggested’ I get the sweet temptations which has three smaller desserts. I was not pleased he fought me on my dessert selection but it was fine in the end because the torte was the worst of the three, very dry.



During dinner Mike had been saying he was planning to go see Chimpanzee in the theater later that night. It was only playing that one time the entire cruise and he had been wanting to see it. Well of course that put a small idea in our minds but not one that I thought was serious because we were both quite tired. After we all parted ways mom and I sauntered through the shops, but not for very long because mom suggested we go see the movie and it was starting at 10:15. We were a little late but didn’t miss much. We both almost fell asleep several times but were glad we decided to go see it. It was quite sad but an amazing story all the same. After that we headed up to the room and called it a night. It had been a fabulous first day
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Loved all you photos ! Especially the ones of VWL...one of my favorite resorts !
Thank you the WL is so beautiful. I was surprised how much we enjoyed it, we will definitely be back.
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There is no two ways about this. The Fantasy is a beautiful ship. I love that little courtyard area between the lounges and I would never have thought that restrooms could be so glamerous.

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I liked Europa much better than The District on the Dream, I thought it was so beautifully done. I sort of felt like the restroom area were like caves. It was very cool.
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I have no idea how I missed this thread!

I am going back to read right now !!
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I am going back to read right now !!
I'm glad you found it thanks for joining in!
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