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Old 06-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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What not to do on a Disney cruise . . .

I captured this screen shot on the last morning of the cruise. I did not think I had that much to do on the internet, but I guess I was wrong.

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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Note to self...turn off WI-FI ..disconnect...disconnect...disconnect
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Distoyaholic View Post
btw, they don't have free wifi there??
Absolutely not! Everything at sea is more expensive since they use satellite connections.

Making a call from ship to shore, from your cell phone (Cellular at Sea tacks on to whatever extra charges even your wireless provider will get you for) or really anything other form of communication will cost you.

I enjoy absolutely unplugging while I'm onboard. We just did 14 nights through the Panama Canal and my only form of communication beyond the ship was postcards. Which got there after we got home.

Did let everyone know we were alive when we got to Disneyland.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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I go out of my way to stay off the net when I am on vacation, especially DCL or WDW. Granted, I use DW apps at the parks, but on the ships? No goes into the safe until we debark!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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Ack! I kept mine off too on our two week cruise and was really paranoid about it. Once i turned it on at sea to check the time (just for interest) and I was panicked that I'd have charges. What saved me is that halfway through we had 4 days in Hawaii so I was able to use the Internet there.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #8
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I hear you! On the 14 night Panama Canal cruise I did nearly that much. I love keeping in contact and feel like it's worth it. I don't like the feeling of being "unplugged" and don't agree at all that one needs to be disconnected to enjoy vacation.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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I am a no contact with home kinda person as well.

I go on vacation because I need to get away.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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I would not skip the Pirate Buffet again.

Otherwise, many things are just preference.

I probably wouldn't order the signature sundae every night so I could remember to order a Mickey bar...

Don't order the pineapple cake at AP. My dad eats just about ANYTHING and he actually found it necessary to complain to the head waiter about it. (It's his anniversary cruise so if he doesn't like something, why not let them know? He wasn't mean about it or anything. Just said it wasn't good. Our waiter said, "This, I never recommend..." so after that, we really paid attention to his recommendations!) Anyway they made it up to us with a huge platter of decadent morsels and fancy choc covered strawberries the next night. Yay for service.

Dont wait until the morning of debarkation to shop...only to realize you can't because the shops are duty free and don't open until they are a certain ways out to sea. (Poor mom. I wish I'd have known she wanted a bag too that I had gotten the night before. no shopping for her the next day...)

Don't miss the embarkation lunch. We did, (traveling with a group, communication issues on where to drop off the rental car at which terminal and then problems at the terminal checking out of the car rental and the loonngg 'lets get breakfast at IHOP!' terrible service decision prior) and we didn't get on board until about 2:30. Not too close to check in, just by the time we went for lunch, they were just about closing Flo's down for the muster drill and we were scrambling to get paninis (yum!) and burgers with a hugely chaotic line right before they closed it. We didn't know because we had only been on board for like a half hour or maybe alil more so we didn't know anything about Cabanas or anything.

My husband didn't bring enough cash in Nassau and they couldn't rent a moped like they wanted. But he said now he would have just paid the $$ to come to Blue Lagoon Island with us instead of bumming around Nassau with no plans. So perhaps planning a specific excursion (minus Castaway which is like one big one, unless you want to) is something not be taken for granted or it can basically mean you miss some good stuff at port. (If you want to. However, they did have a good time on aquaduck and mid ship detective etc exploring on ship while we were on the island too.)

Skip Villains if you are on the Dream and ghosty stuff offends you. Mom & Dad walked out, and we almost did too but then the tone changed to a tongue in cheek spoof, otherwise we were very close to walking out with the way it opened up in the underworld. This is strictly preferential and is not meant to upset anyone or promote a point of view. I know others that left the show. Of all the shows, don't miss Golden Mickeys if you have it as it has great musical movie numbers. Believe was just eh. Villains was bordering on yucky until it changed tones and got quite funny. But I wouldn't see it again.

That's all I can think of for now? Like I said, a lot of these are subjective?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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I was planning on buying some Wi-Fi time on my Alaska cruise next month because I will have to have some contact with some friends back home. Will there be free Wi-Fi available in the ports in Alaska?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #13
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No good but lesson learned. I'm glad I do not have that problem because I completely unplug while on the ship.
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I was planning on buying some Wi-Fi time on my Alaska cruise next month because I will have to have some contact with some friends back home. Will there be free Wi-Fi available in the ports in Alaska?
A few years ago Ketchikan had free wifi at the port. I'm not sure if they still do. I don't recall any of the others having free wifi.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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Since its the US I am assuming that using a cell phone in Alaska to check email is under my usual plan when we are in Port, right? I warn everyone before we sail that I won't be checking email/calling, since the charges are just too much. I don't need to disconnect on vacation, but with the prices I feel they rather force my hand on that one.
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