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Old 04-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #136
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It was nearing 1:30 and we were eager to see our cabin, check out the Edge and spa, and attend our DIS/FB meet in the Promenade Lounge at 2:45. We still hadn't seen the buffet at BBB so we thought we'd check it out on the way to our cabin. Pam joined us and I was so grateful. She was a fabulous tour guide.

Beach Blanket Buffett:



We weren't hungry but we grabbed a little fruit to say we ate something. The pineapple was amazing and would find myself eating a lot of pineapple this cruise.



Our view at that moment. We really weren't hungry which is like cruise blasphemy so we took our fruit with us.



After our quick trip to BBB and sitting on the deck, it was time to check out our home away from home for the next 5 nights: cabin 7620. I found out a few weeks before the cruise that we scored a secret verandah room. We had planned on and paid for a Navigator's Verandah and were so happy with that choice so imagine my sheer joy when I found out we'd have a full verandah with a mild obstruction? Elated! I will be hard pressed to book anything other than a room with a verandah. We used the heck out of it. I am a view and ocean junkie so having a view of the ocean while on the ocean was pure nirvana.







Our view from the verandah. I'll tell you, this was the only bad view we had. In both Cozumel and CC we had amazing views of the area upon docking. Incredible.











I may or may not have taken those paper glass covers home.

Some very fitting POTC art:



Love this locker:


















I was surprised by the size of the bathroom and loved the split bathroom. It made getting ready a breeze. Well done Disney. You nailed maximizing the available space. Love!



I couldn't resist getting Joshua an in room gift upon arrival. His gift was a DCL backpack, water bottle, waterproof playing cards, clock, and a speaker. And a $50 OBC for the arcade.





If you look behind the water bottles, our dining rotation ticket is on the desk. I had read a lot about the different restaurants and about suggesting a certain rotation. I had decided to let the dining chips fall where they may (after texting Pam to see what she thought). Pam and I did request to have a table together though. Our rotation was A,P,P,T,A. I loved this rotation. I'll go into full dining details but we were very pleased with our rotation and having Parrot Cay on pirate night was perfect.

And as you can tell it took him no time to bond with his stalker. Pam and Joshua made fast friends. He was already being his ridiculous 12 y/o boy self. I'm glad Pam didn't leave running.



I told him then and there if he kept up with the terrible faces, I was going to kick his aft all over the ship. You bet your aft that became a running joke during the vacation.

I can't believe how much room we had. We could have easily fit another person in and had plenty of room. It was nice to keep the couch a couch. Joshua had them make the couch turned bed the first night but the first night only. The bed was crazy comfortable. The sounds of the ocean with the mild rocking and the comfy bed allowed me amazing sleep. I'm a poor sleeper by nature so this was heavenly.

We were very pleased with our cabin and I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

And don't worry, I have more (better) rooms pics and tons of food porn. I was still in that dazed phase. LOL!

Up next; touring the ship.

To be continued.....


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Old 04-16-2014, 02:53 PM   #137
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Score on the cabin!

I always sleep well on the ship...It's the gentle rocking that does it!

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:55 PM   #138
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Score on the cabin!

I always sleep well on the ship...It's the gentle rocking that does it!

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The cabin was a total score! We would have been happy with the Nav verandah but this was heaven. I felt very spoiled. Joshua was in awe. Said it looked better than any video I had made him watch.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #139
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LOVE the cabin! Awesome!!

I agree, I always have a GREAT nights sleep on those beds. Oh, heaven. Between the sound of the water and the gentle rock-me-to-sleep of the boat, it's wonderful!
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:25 PM   #140
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Yay for a score on the cabin! I'm glad that Pam and Josh got along so well. Cute gift you got for him!

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I am guessing about 500. I'm thinking if Joshua and I shared a while one and we came close many times and there were 2,000 + people, that'd be a pizza for every 4 people. Maybe 400? Maybe less? Maybe folks didn't gorge on pizza like we did?
I don't think I've ever eaten pizza on the ships!

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I would too. I saw them loading food on from our verandah while in port. I am guessing the crew is one a couple decks below 1 and then food under? I'd love a behind the scenes but can imagine thats a no no.
I know I've read TRs from the Fantasy where people took Galley tours, but I think they just didn't plan for things like that on the Wonder not knowing that folks would be all over that kind of thing.
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YAY for the room! I agree, the beds are heavenly. So did you and Josh share then after that first night?

I admit, I loved the fact they'd set up the couch...and then turn it back into one for us.

Major score on the verandah...I can't travel without one!

Goodies looked great.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #142
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Score on the cabin upgrade! What a nice surprise that must have been.
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I can't wait to eat so much yummy fruit that I don't have to shop for and chop up.

Thanks for the update. I was prepared to beg later tonight. You TR is awesome and almost inspires me to try one.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:52 PM   #144
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We tend to go through loads of the cut up fruit on our cruises. We get it from Goofy's Galley. I love the pineapple, too. I love the view from the Port of Miami. I can't wait to see this again soon. Your cabin looks great as does Joshua's gift. I love the bedding on the Wonder.

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Here's one of you guys going into the room for the first time



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Yay! Thank you. After I posted, I remembered we grabbed drinks and another slice of pizza before the fruit....just in case.


I think that was the thinner crust pizza you tried, right? It was good but we had only a bite or two. What I wouldn't give for that piece of pizza on the Wonder right now!!!

Ahhhhh.....Joshua looks excited doesn't he? He was! I was too. I'll be back to reply to everyone.
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Amazing. Anytime you want to make this report a duet, I'm in!


On a side note, poor Joshua is in oodles of pain. He's so sore. Poor kid.
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What a great room!!!
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What an amazing room and balcony.
Loving the little touches that you're capturing.
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