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Old 06-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #106
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Great update! I love your pics around the ship!
That room is pretty neat!
We were so pleased with the room, it had so much space. I'm really excited about the next one.
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I wish there were better GTY rates. The ratrs are so much higher than last year.
I checked some of them last year. $1750 for a last minute Fantasy cruise. Its very good I don't live closer!
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I would call them and see how far you can push it, if you have any intention of cruising next year. When they put the restriction in place they gave pre-existing bookings 2 more years to move. Otherwise they'll just cancel it and give you your money back.

It's the same deck plan for the Dream too, for the staterooms.

We've got to get an overlapping vacation one of these years lady, I think that would be such fun!
Do you know your cruise dates for 2015 yet? DH is going to call later and see what we can do about our deposit and see if we're able to move it to another cruise, possibly for 2015. I'll let you know what happens!
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:31 PM   #109
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What happened with you at the Grand Californian?

Can't wait to see your room pictures.
Pretty much the same as your experience. Nobody at the hotel seemed to know anything. I checked with the front desk and the concierge next and nothing. One cast member even told me that they don't offer this in California and I must have got mixed up with how they do things at Walt Disney World. I did ring DCL about something else anyway and mentioned this and they told me not to worry. They then left me a message on the phone late that evening. I got back from a DIS Meet at about 10:30 and after I got ready for bed, I noticed that the message light was blinking. Fortunately I listened to it then as the message told me that we needed to have our luggage ready for collection by 8:00 AM. When we left the room the next morning, we still did not have the paperwork. At some stage I had to go back to the room and noticed that the luggage had gone and the instructions for our transfer were hanging from the door handle.

I also did not like one little bit that I got to the ship so late. Parrot Cay was already closed and there was nowhere to sit in Beach Blanket Buffet or even near it. So this is not an experience I care to repeat.

I just realised in horror that I never took any room pictures this time round.

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Sorry your morning was such a mess, but it sounds like your trip to the port went smoothly and your cabin is really cool. I can't imagine it being almost as big as your studio. Very nice!

Great pics from your travels around the ship. It looks gorgeous.
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Do you know your cruise dates for 2015 yet? DH is going to call later and see what we can do about our deposit and see if we're able to move it to another cruise, possibly for 2015. I'll let you know what happens!
There's a Baja cruise October, 18 2015 that Jenny and family and A & F are going on. The more the merrier!

I'll also be doing a Fantasy one with mom starting May 16.
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Pretty much the same as your experience. Nobody at the hotel seemed to know anything. I checked with the front desk and the concierge next and nothing. One cast member even told me that they don't offer this in California and I must have got mixed up with how they do things at Walt Disney World. I did ring DCL about something else anyway and mentioned this and they told me not to worry. They then left me a message on the phone late that evening. I got back from a DIS Meet at about 10:30 and after I got ready for bed, I noticed that the message light was blinking. Fortunately I listened to it then as the message told me that we needed to have our luggage ready for collection by 8:00 AM. When we left the room the next morning, we still did not have the paperwork. At some stage I had to go back to the room and noticed that the luggage had gone and the instructions for our transfer were hanging from the door handle.

I also did not like one little bit that I got to the ship so late. Parrot Cay was already closed and there was nowhere to sit in Beach Blanket Buffet or even near it. So this is not an experience I care to repeat.
How could the front desk or concierge not know!? I would have been so stressed. Absolute foolishness. And then to say you had DL and WDW mixed up. Ohhhh I would not have been happy.

Yes, the getting to the ship so late bothers me a lot. Makes for a very rushed first day on the ship. The mornings at the resorts have been lovely though, and overall a nice way to start vacation.


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Sorry your morning was such a mess, but it sounds like your trip to the port went smoothly and your cabin is really cool. I can't imagine it being almost as big as your studio. Very nice!

Great pics from your travels around the ship. It looks gorgeous.


Lots more ship pictures. I couldn't help it. I'd think, oh this is a different angle, can't remember if I got this yet, this will probably be better than the last one...

Minus the bathroom at BCV I swear the two are the same size. Ceilings are probably shorter too. The BCV studio felt like the smallest DVC we've stayed at, but as a cabin it was huge!

After I got over that early morning stress life was smooth sailing.
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There's a Baja cruise October, 18 2015 that Jenny and family and A & F are going on. The more the merrier!

I'll also be doing a Fantasy one with mom starting May 16.


This is going to be SO fun! I am so glad we booked together. I wonder how big of a table we can get?
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This is going to be SO fun! I am so glad we booked together. I wonder how big of a table we can get?
It's going to be awesome!!!!

Something in the back of my mind is saying 12 is the biggest but I'm really not sure.

I wish everybody could come, like a huge family reunion of 30 people but it's all Dis friends. I think that would be so happy!
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It's going to be awesome!!!!

Something in the back of my mind is saying 12 is the biggest but I'm really not sure.

I wish everybody could come, like a huge family reunion of 30 people but it's all Dis friends. I think that would be so happy!


I am guessing you'd hardly be able to talk to the other end of the table with 12.

I'm with you, the more the merrier! And everyone will behave or their story gets posted. J/K!!!
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I am guessing you'd hardly be able to talk to the other end of the table with 12.

I'm with you, the more the merrier! And everyone will behave or their story gets posted. J/K!!!
I think you're on to something here
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I think you're on to something here


I hope everyone knows I'm kidding. What happens on a Disney Cruise stays on a Disney Cruise.

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Lots more ship pictures. I couldn't help it. I'd think, oh this is a different angle, can't remember if I got this yet, this will probably be better than the last one...

Minus the bathroom at BCV I swear the two are the same size. Ceilings are probably shorter too. The BCV studio felt like the smallest DVC we've stayed at, but as a cabin it was huge!

After I got over that early morning stress life was smooth sailing.
I know that BCV is smaller because we had just come from VWL and the closet fit several suitcases whereas at BCV it barely fit one.

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There's a Baja cruise October, 18 2015 that Jenny and family and A & F are going on. The more the merrier!

I'll also be doing a Fantasy one with mom starting May 16.
That's going to be so much fun! I am also on a B2B out of SD that leaves on the 15th of May!

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This is going to be SO fun! I am so glad we booked together. I wonder how big of a table we can get?
I know we can get a table for the eight of us. I've been seated at a table of eight. Oh yeah you guys were at an eight top with your drama mates. Wouldn't it be fun to have even more folks on the cruise?
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I know we can get a table for the eight of us. I've been seated at a table of eight. Oh yeah you guys were at an eight top with your drama mates. Wouldn't it be fun to have even more folks on the cruise?


I like eight. It would be a blast! I am bursting at the seams to tell someone.

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