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Old 03-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #91
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Loving your trip report! Don't you love the Cat 8 cabins? Between the DREAM and the FANTASY, I've stayed in them three times....LOVE the round tub with the seat. I've always stayed aft in those, mostly because aft is closer to the adult beverage distribution center...LOL!

As an original member I was tickled PINK to see another Champagne Girls meet up! (Did you know the first one was on the westbound Panama Canal cruise in 2008 on the Wonder?)

Looking forward to reading about your adventure on the DREAM.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:24 AM   #92
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Fantastic Trip Report!! Gets Us So EXCITED NOW !

Loving all the magical pix !!
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Subscribing! Hoping to talk DH into a cruise this fall!

Oh, and btw…I make my DH "guard" me when taking pictures so that no one runs me over!
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:34 PM   #94
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It must have been lovely to virtually have the ship to yourselves, especially as you knew you were soon heading back to CC

I did not know that you could get cream cheese pretzels on board - I love those things

The more photos the better in my opinion
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Hi! Joining in and enjoying your trip report.! I actually found this because I was searching for "shadowryter". Why? you ask? You created our magnets for our last two cruises. Thanks again! Are you still creating your designs?
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Loving your trip report! Don't you love the Cat 8 cabins? Between the DREAM and the FANTASY, I've stayed in them three times....LOVE the round tub with the seat. I've always stayed aft in those, mostly because aft is closer to the adult beverage distribution center...LOL!

As an original member I was tickled PINK to see another Champagne Girls meet up! (Did you know the first one was on the westbound Panama Canal cruise in 2008 on the Wonder?)

Looking forward to reading about your adventure on the DREAM.
I really did love our cabin. The round tub and the rain forest shower head was unbelievable. Not so sure about forward though. I really enjoyed our PINK meet. I think it is a cool tradition that needs to be carried on. I'm hoping to convince the ladies on my next cruise to try this. Wish me luck.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:39 PM   #95
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Ok...now where was I?

Moving to Animator’s Palate

Closed Enchanted Garden

D Lounge

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:47 PM   #96
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Evolution

Ooh La La

Back to D Lounge


We found a chair for two over by the hot tub, ordered a drink and relaxed. I’m not sure how long we were there but soon we felt the ship move and we were leaving Castaway Cay. We never budged and just stayed there enjoying the light sea breeze until the sun actually started to set. Then we went for a walk around the now darkened ship and you guessed it, more pictures before going down to our stateroom to get ready for our last dinner on the Fantasy at the Enchanted Garden.
Sunset on the ocean

Fantasy by night


We met up with Kris and Larry at the Enchanted Garden and enjoyed another great meal with our table mates and new friends. It was hard to believe that this was it. Our Fantasy cruise was coming to an end.
Six-Grain Country Bread…caramelized onions and sun-dried tomato dip...oops...forgot the bread???

Dungeness Crab Meat Stuffed Tomato…filled with crabmeat salad, shredded red onion, topped with Fontina cheese and garlic-herb drizzle

Grilled Potato and Goat Cheese Napoleon…with Balsamic-basil vinaigrette

Lobster and Crawfish Bisque

Seafood Linguini Pasta…lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams and asparagus with a white wine sauce

Roasted Filet of Beef Wellington…covered with mushroom stuffing wrapped in puff pastry served with Fingerling potatoes, baby vegetables and a Cabernet black truffle jus

Cappuccino Mousse…coffee infused light chocolate mousse with a dash of cinnamon (no-added sugar dessert)

Deep Dish Apple-Cranberry Crumble…served warm with vanilla ice cream

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:50 PM   #97
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When dinner was over I requested that we all have our picture taken together. We all stood by the Mickey fountain and had a great group shot taken. We said our goodbyes to Kris and Larry because they were going to Cabanas for a quick breakfast before disembarkation and we were skipping breakfast because we were headed back to Disney World and wanted to get in as much time as possible in that one day.
New Friends

When we returned to our room we found a large towel flower laying across our bed and I decided to get the whole gang together sans the throw lobster due the fact that it was now a snake. Our luggage was taken as we were leaving for dinner and I packed smart this time saving out travel products not to mention the toiletries that were in our stateroom. Our carry-ons were packed to the limit and I just needed to squeeze a few articles of clothing and pj’s into the bag before leaving.

How cool are these!

One last shot of my beautiful rose
…I guess I could have taken it…


Coming up…Off to Disney World again and an unexpected surprise
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:36 AM   #98
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Loving the TR and your photos look fantastic!! Can I ask what camera you use please? I need a new one and i love the pics you have taken.

thanks so much for taking the time to write this TR
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #99
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Loving the TR and your photos look fantastic!! Can I ask what camera you use please? I need a new one and i love the pics you have taken.

thanks so much for taking the time to write this TR
Thank you. My camera is not anything special but I've been using it for the past two years and you've seen the results. Some are great...some not so much. I use a Fuji Finepx HS20. Handles like a DSLR but is far from it. Lot's of bells and whistles which I am still learning but I've been pretty happy with it. I hope to upgrade to a Canon or Nikon in the future but for now this will do.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:33 PM   #100
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We are on cruising on the Fantasy in April and are enjoying your trip report!
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Thank for a wonderful trip report Linda! So many happy and unfortunately sad memories. We hope to see you again real soon!
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Thank for a wonderful trip report Linda! So many happy and unfortunately sad memories. We hope to see you again real soon!
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Julia. Hopefully your next cruise will help you leave the sad memories behind.
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We are on cruising on the Fantasy in April and are enjoying your trip report!
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:05 PM   #104
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Now that this part of my TR is coming to a close I wanted to share a few pics of things that didn’t make it. Mostly due to my poor wireless router and how many names I’ve had to choose every time it re-booted itself. Very long story. Lol. So as if you have not seen enough of my photos, here are a few more.
Christmas Vinylmation…souvenir from Magic Kingdom

Plate I had signed…great memento

Christmas Time Cup…offered at Walt Disney Theater and other places on ship...also the parks

Jewelry from St. Thomas
Heather’s

Mine


Close-up

Dan’s Mardi Gras Birthday Beads from Boatwright’s and a collection of glow cubes from the Fantasy

The few photos that we did purchase
Welcome Aboard

Formal Night

Pirate Night

Animator’s Palate



There you have it….for now anyway.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:18 PM   #105
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Just saw this AWESOME trip report! Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
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