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Old 04-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #106
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That's kind of weird that they were so adamant about giving you a spa tour even though you were in a rush to be somewhere

I think you took a picture of literally every food offering!
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #107
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That buffet looks absolutely delicious. I am glad that you managed to get your Rainforest Room pass and the massage sorted out and the discount was definitely worth having.

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I love the buffet on the Fantasy/Dream, there's so many choices and they're all delicious

The discount was definitely worth it and we were really happy to get the RFR passes.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #108
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Do you mind me asking how much the rainforest room pass was? And it sounds like it was pretty easy to get, as well. That is one thing I want to get for sure!

I just looked at the receipts, it was $193 for the two if us. I can't remember how much a single pass was though. Go on the first afternoon and I'm sure you won't have a problem. They only sell a certain amount so definitely go as soon as you can.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #109
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That's kind of weird that they were so adamant about giving you a spa tour even though you were in a rush to be somewhere

I think you took a picture of literally every food offering!
I don't think she understood me very well. I might have been speaking fast because I was excited to be on the ship and it didn't seem like English was her first language.

I failed taking pictures of the buffet the other cruises so didn't want to miss anything
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:09 PM   #110
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Your description of just wanting to book your spa treatment is so me! I get so impatient. And thanks for the info on getting a discount by booking a treatment on the first day.

The buffet looks wonderful. Was that salmon with a pesto sauce? The chilled seafood bar looks so good. I love chilled crab. Does the Wonder have a buffet like that?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #111
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Your description of just wanting to book your spa treatment is so me! I get so impatient. And thanks for the info on getting a discount by booking a treatment on the first day.
Oh I was really getting annoyed. She asked if I knew it was a deep massage and could I deal with a deep massage...maybe I wanted another kind of massage... ARG!

There's always some kind of discount the first day, and then throughout the cruise there were other ones.


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The buffet looks wonderful. Was that salmon with a pesto sauce? The chilled seafood bar looks so good. I love chilled crab. Does the Wonder have a buffet like that?
I think it was salmon wrapped in bacon, it looks like pesto but I can't remember. The Wonder's buffet is perhaps half the size and the layout is much different. We went to Parrot Cay on embarkation day on the Wonder and there were lots of delicious choices. I can't remember for the life of me if there was the seafood spread. We didn't look into Beach Blanket Buffet so I'm not sure what was up there. I'm hoping Corinna chimes in, I think she'll know.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:58 AM   #112
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I think it was salmon wrapped in bacon, it looks like pesto but I can't remember. The Wonder's buffet is perhaps half the size and the layout is much different. We went to Parrot Cay on embarkation day on the Wonder and there were lots of delicious choices. I can't remember for the life of me if there was the seafood spread. We didn't look into Beach Blanket Buffet so I'm not sure what was up there. I'm hoping Corinna chimes in, I think she'll know.
On the Wonder, Parrot Cay and Beach Blanket Buffet have exactly the same buffet. They have Peel and Eat Shrimp for the embarkation buffet, but that pretty much is it seafood-wise. They may have a hot fish dish, too. The biggest difference and the reason why we go for Parrot Cay is that you get seated first and then you head for the buffet so you can leave your carry on at the table. At Beach Blanket Buffet you go through the line first and then have to find a table. Juggling a tray and the carry on is not my idea of fun.

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After lunch we excitedly headed back to the stateroom to get a better look at where we would be staying for the next week.

The Aft elevators that we frequented regularly. I just loved the carpets.





Hallway to our room



We had arrived!



It had a different layout than a regular room because it was on the back curve of the ship.



I started taking pictures right away before we got our stuff everywhere.











Then out to the verandah, the glorious verandah!





Back inside, these are a little different angle so I’m posting them, sorry if this is picture overload.





We loved the closet area, so much room.



We received another CC backpack. I kept the one from last trip, so this one was mom’s.



Some goodies inside



The only complaints about the room was there was no curtain which is convenient when changing clothes, and you can hear some noise from Cabanas when they’re cleaning or moving things around. Otherwise it was a perfect stateroom and I will definitely try to get it again.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #114
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Wow, that 's some veranda! Never be sorry for a lot of pictures, they are great! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:07 PM   #115
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I'm starting to get so excited! Even if my buffet will not be as grand as the one on the Fantasy, I can't wait to do an embarkation buffet on the ship! Your room looks great! It looks fairly spacious, and that verandah is awesome!

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Oooh! Oooh! When are you going? I should come out and we can have some drinks together, or do you guys do that on your trips?




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On the Wonder, Parrot Cay and Beach Blanket Buffet have exactly the same buffet. They have Peel and Eat Shrimp for the embarkation buffet, but that pretty much is it seafood-wise. They may have a hot fish dish, too. The biggest difference and the reason why we go for Parrot Cay is that you get seated first and then you head for the buffet so you can leave your carry on at the table. At Beach Blanket Buffet you go through the line first and then have to find a table. Juggling a tray and the carry on is not my idea of fun.

Corinna


Thank you for explaining this. So Parrot Cay will be my sit down and BBB is the buffet on the Wonder? I don't want to juggle our carry one and a tray of food.





Great update Pam and you're making me question our Navigator's Verandah. We'll be AFT on our cruise. I'm a view junkie. I'm thinking of changing but DS really likes the idea of the Navigator's. What to do??
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #117
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Oooh! Oooh! When are you going? I should come out and we can have some drinks together, or do you guys do that on your trips?






As of now, i'm looking at May 18-20th. My mom wants to come to help watch the baby (aka wants to be with the baby) so i'm trying to work some dates out. DM had plans for that weekend so if we don't go that weekend, it may be the weekend before Mother's day, the 4-6th. I need to hurry my butt up and figure it out either way!

Now that we didn't renew our AP's, tickets are so expensive! We're actually thinking about getting the Premier passes the next time we go to WDW.

I'll let you know what dates and then we can hopefully meet up for a drink or two!
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Your verandah is massive! So much space and so neat and clean. Hope you got to enjoy that verandah on your trip
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Great report! LOVE your pictures. Can't wait to read more.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #120
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Wow!! What a verandah!
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