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Old 09-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Ten Ways To Know Your Cruise Line Isn't Disney

1. At check-in you're given a choice of weapons to have in your cabin

2. When you walk onto the ship, instead of having your family name announced, they just mumble, "Welcome, whoever you are"

3. You find out the mirror in your cabin is a 2-way with the cruisers next door

4. The only entertainment on board is a large screen tv which shows live shots from the cabins of unknowing guests

5. The movie theater popcorn tastes like movie theater popcorn, not like the good stuff Disney has

6. When you show up to the Dining Room in cut-off shorts and a tank top, the Maitre 'D tells you you're overdressed

7. The menu highlight on Formal Night is a McDonald's quarter pounder

8. Instead of the ship's horn playing Disney tunes, it sends out a constant SOS signal

9. You don't meet Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, you meet Rickey Rat and Suzie Seagull

10. The mouse ears in the hallway are on a real mouse
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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How I Know I'm Not On A Disney Cruise (using most recent non DCL):

1) Welcome Aboard consists of a bar tender handing you a drink and then asking for your S n S card.

2) Your dining room is in the same place every night.

3) Your assigned table servers do not give you their real names, but go by nondeplums such as Bruce Wayne. (I suspect that this is a way for their 'service' to remain anonymous...)

4) Your souvenir cup 'blows away' (or perhaps someone 'helped' it blow away) and the bar staff does nothing to help you get another one so that you can fill it with the good stuff. (Their loss, of course, since I never bought another drink after that...)

5) You have to call and beg the entertainment staff to bring a volleyball and net to the only scheduled game on board.

6) You know its not Disney when they deliberately funnel you through the smokey casino to get from dinner to your show.

7) You know its not Disney when you are told to go 30 min beforehand to get seats, and what do you know? A bingo came pops out! 'Buy bingo!' up and down the aisles...

8) You KNOW its Disney when you wait in line for photos happily. You KNOW its NOT when you walk by and on photographer after another says, "Let me take your picture!" even if you are running to try to get to dinner on time and happen to have no makeup on... (The desperation is almost a distinct scent...)

9) You KNOW its not DCL when, according to my experience, you are waiting in a line of at least 4 staircase levels to debark the ship, and a line of several hundred people to either tender or embark back on the ship from port.

10) You know its Disney when talented kids get to sing karaoke because its not at a bar.

11) You know its Disney because the CMs actually TALK to you AND, (Big and) can understand you!

12) You know it's not Disney when they leave crumbs all over your table.

13) You know its not Disney when you see the neon and black lights. This is all over, including for the 'breaker dancing' segments... (think America's Got Talent.)

14) You know its not Disney because your shower IS your whole bathroom, with a shower curtain (that just sticks to you. ew.) and a 'metal bar', and a toilet that has the feel of 'the seat being left up'.

15) You know its ONLY Disney when there is beer left in the fridge for you! Wahoo.

16) Speaking of which, you know you aren't on Disney when they confiscate all your bottle purchases from port (and everything else minus one bottle of wine pp at upon initial embarkation.)

17) You know its not Disney because no one waves at you with giant Mickey hands!

18) You know its sad when the 'signature desert' on a NON DCL is known as "MICKEY MOUSE"! (This IS true.)

19) You know its not a Disney cruise when you hear the typical "REEEE-reeeeee" foghorn sound, not a happy tune.

20) You know it's not a Disney cruise when you have to tender to the private island...

and so on and so on...

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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5. The movie theater popcorn tastes like movie theater popcorn, not like the good stuff Disney has

What DCL ship are you going on where the popcorn is "the good stuff"?

It's pre-packaged, pre-salted & fake buttered, not fresh popped on DCL

(unlike another cruse line that's often put down on these boards ).
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Ten Ways To Know Your Cruise Line Isn't Disney

1. At check-in you're given a choice of weapons to have in your cabin

2. When you walk onto the ship, instead of having your family name announced, they just mumble, "Welcome, whoever you are"

3. You find out the mirror in your cabin is a 2-way with the cruisers next door

4. The only entertainment on board is a large screen tv which shows live shots from the cabins of unknowing guests

5. The movie theater popcorn tastes like movie theater popcorn, not like the good stuff Disney has

6. When you show up to the Dining Room in cut-off shorts and a tank top, the Maitre 'D tells you you're overdressed

7. The menu highlight on Formal Night is a McDonald's quarter pounder

8. Instead of the ship's horn playing Disney tunes, it sends out a constant SOS signal

9. You don't meet Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, you meet Rickey Rat and Suzie Seagull

10. The mouse ears in the hallway are on a real mouse
Not sure what cruise lines you've seen any of this on, but in all 18 of my cruises (both DCL and many other lines) I've not seen a single one of these things.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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It's just a jokey thread people, nothing offensive at all.

If you don't find it funny, just move on!! Why try to get it deleted .. I must be missing something.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Jeez you people need to learn how to take a joke...
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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Yikes indeed. The Disney cruisers I cruised with were happy people...
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I think part of the problem is:

a) it isn't funny

b) there's no other cruiseline that does any of these things, so what's the point?

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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I think part of the problem is:

a) it isn't funny

b) there's no other cruiseline that does any of these things, so what's the point?

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There's a grey cloud over this thread and I don't know why. It's HUMP DAY people. Loosen up.

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You know it isn't a Disney Cruise whey you don't have messages from Disney Vacation Club covering your bed every day.

You know it isn't a Disney Cruise when you can't ride a Mickey bus from Orlando to the terminal.

You know it isn't a Disney Cruise when you can't have a Mickey Bar for desert every night.

You know it isn't a Disney Cruise when you have to buy a $50 mug to get soda.

You know it isn't a Disney Cruise when you have to pay a separate fee to get OJ at breakfast. (NOTICE THE SEPARATE FEE PART calm down upset hump day folks)

You know it isn't a Disney Cruise because it's not magical!

Hope you have a better day. Moderators please do not close this thread.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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I think part of the problem is:

a) it isn't funny

b) there's no other cruiseline that does any of these things, so what's the point?

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I agree, although I think #6 on the OP's list might be true about DCL very soon!
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I agree, although I think #6 on the OP's list might be true about DCL very soon!
DCL has the most casually dressed passengers we've ever cruised with.

As for #9 on the list, Suzie Seagull is often seen dive-bombing the Disney ships -- the birds don't care who feeds them.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #14
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So, like, this other day, like, there was this guy who made a joke, and I didn't find it funny, so, like, I told him he was stupid. And then I kicked him.
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Ten Ways To Know Your Cruise Line Isn't Disney

1. At check-in you're given a choice of weapons to have in your cabin

2. When you walk onto the ship, instead of having your family name announced, they just mumble, "Welcome, whoever you are"

3. You find out the mirror in your cabin is a 2-way with the cruisers next door

4. The only entertainment on board is a large screen tv which shows live shots from the cabins of unknowing guests

5. The movie theater popcorn tastes like movie theater popcorn, not like the good stuff Disney has

6. When you show up to the Dining Room in cut-off shorts and a tank top, the Maitre 'D tells you you're overdressed

7. The menu highlight on Formal Night is a McDonald's quarter pounder

8. Instead of the ship's horn playing Disney tunes, it sends out a constant SOS signal

9. You don't meet Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, you meet Rickey Rat and Suzie Seagull

10. The mouse ears in the hallway are on a real mouse

Thank-you, 61Maris61; I find this cute. I appreciate the opportunity to view your thread and bring a little smile to my day.
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