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Old 04-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #46
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Definitely lower prices--at least a bit more competitive. Or definitely a teacher discount--we're extremely limited to peak seasons. When I took 4 days in January for my 2nd Dream cruise, a mess up with my benefit hours took a huge chunk out of my paycheck. That's the last time I take an off-season cruise

I see why people are crying out for lifeguards or pool limitations, but in reality I'm not sure if the design of the pools are conducive to them. With as crowded as it gets at the pools, if they had a lifeguard struggling to count the number of bodies and then trying to police a certain number, you'd have a lot of outraged guests. Just like how people can't seem to share chairs on the pool decks. Frankly (and Disney would never do it, at least right away) they need to put at least the Dream back in drydock and try to expand the pools--or do something to ease the crowding.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #47
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Agree on the pools, I would feel better with a lifeguard. Not that I want to checkout on watching my kiddos, but it would seem pretty common sense to have someone there.

Also, and hold the flames, something educational for the kids. I know Disney could do it up right in a very fun way. I thought on our first Dream there was a tour of the bridge for the kids, we missed it, but I think there are tons of kids - and parents!- who would do that type of activity. Seems to me most of the presenations have been more adult oriented, I could be wrong, not like we have cruised enough to be experts. Yet!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #48
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Agree on the pools, I would feel better with a lifeguard. Not that I want to checkout on watching my kiddos, but it would seem pretty common sense to have someone there.

Also, and hold the flames, something educational for the kids. I know Disney could do it up right in a very fun way. I thought on our first Dream there was a tour of the bridge for the kids, we missed it, but I think there are tons of kids - and parents!- who would do that type of activity. Seems to me most of the presenations have been more adult oriented, I could be wrong, not like we have cruised enough to be experts. Yet!
As a lifeguard for over 10 years things would still happen even if one was there. Parents have to remember that they need to stay with their kids and keep and eye on them.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:16 PM   #49
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I wish they woukd adhere to formal dress code on formal night. I know it's silly.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #50
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I love the idea of more west coast cruises so I don't have to pay for airfare on top of everything. Would have liked the Mexico cruise to go further south like some other lines do. Loved Cabo and loved that we went there twice.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #51
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I agree, teacher discounts please! Although I am pleased that there is a Med Cruise..... I can't afford the school holiday airfare to Florida
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #52
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I agree, teacher discounts please! Although I am pleased that there is a Med Cruise..... I can't afford the school holiday airfare to Florida
Yep, it's the one bad thing about teaching. We get lots of time off but during peak travel season.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #53
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Yep, it's the one bad thing about teaching. We get lots of time off but during peak travel season.
Yep. And the first thing I am going to do when I retire in TWO years is go on a cheap(er) disney cruise!!!!! People always say, "oh you teachers are sooooooooooooo lucky with sooooooooo many holidays but A) we didn't decide that and B) it's always high-priced season.

Can't wait to yank my kids out of school and go on a cheaper cruise!!!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #54
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I wish they woukd adhere to formal dress code on formal night. I know it's silly.
Well said!!! I love having an opportunity for my family to dress up. If you don't want to dress up formally, there are other places you can eat on the ship...
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The pools. My kids and I hate the pools. The pools on all of the other cruise lines are soooo much better.
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Agree on the pools, I would feel better with a lifeguard. Not that I want to checkout on watching my kiddos, but it would seem pretty common sense to have someone there.

Also, and hold the flames, something educational for the kids. I know Disney could do it up right in a very fun way. I thought on our first Dream there was a tour of the bridge for the kids, we missed it, but I think there are tons of kids - and parents!- who would do that type of activity. Seems to me most of the presenations have been more adult oriented, I could be wrong, not like we have cruised enough to be experts. Yet!
But that's part of the reason why not. People (I'm not saying you), upon seeing a lifeguard, have even less reason to be diligent. None of the cruiselines have lifeguards at the pools, it's really a liability thing.

Yes, it would be nice if there were, but I doubt that it will happen.
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Well said!!! I love having an opportunity for my family to dress up. If you don't want to dress up formally, there are other places you can eat on the ship...
Out of curiosity, if someone doesn't dress up to your standards, how are they affecting your cruise?
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Well said!!! I love having an opportunity for my family to dress up. If you don't want to dress up formally, there are other places you can eat on the ship...
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Out of curiosity, if someone doesn't dress up to your standards, how are they affecting your cruise?
I'm glad they don't adhere to it. We lost all, and I mean ALL, of our luggage on our Med 2007 cruise. Would have been a shame to have to eat somewhere else on formal night because we didn't have our "fancier" clothes. It wouldn't have been fair since we paid for the cruise experience the same as all the other guests
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And dressing is subjective. What looks good to one person looks terrible to another.


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Fresh popcorn so I could get it plain (NO BUTTER) love popcorn and have a dairy allergy

That people would accept that a guayabara is acceptable dressy attire for those of us living in So Florida. Lots of men down here don't even own a sports coat or suit. What they do wear is a dressy guayabara and dress slacks to formal events.
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