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Old 05-26-2006, 05:27 PM   #31
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Triggs2 you've done the butterfly thing. I've thought about it because we have a 4yr old. were somewhat limited on the shore excursions. Is it worth it ? Would appreciate any input.
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:10 PM   #32
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Just booked this cruise for the family DD will be 11, DS 8 and Ds 7. This will be my first DC and I can't wait. It's nice to see I am going with a lot of people from MA, big Red Sox fan here. Also Pershing where on the Cape are you, We have been going to South Dennis for the last 14 years. Actually thats my next trip coming up in Aug. Looking foward to seeing everyone on the Ship.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:32 PM   #33
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Just booked this cruise for the family DD will be 11, DS 8 and Ds 7. This will be my first DC and I can't wait. It's nice to see I am going with a lot of people from MA, big Red Sox fan here. Also Pershing where on the Cape are you, We have been going to South Dennis for the last 14 years. Actually thats my next trip coming up in Aug. Looking foward to seeing everyone on the Ship.

Glad to see more Red Sox fans on board! When we went last year in April we saw a lot of Red Sox shorts and Hats. I will have my two DS's 7 and 5 with us. It should be a lot of fun.
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Just booked this cruise for the family DD will be 11, DS 8 and Ds 7. This will be my first DC and I can't wait. It's nice to see I am going with a lot of people from MA, big Red Sox fan here. Also Pershing where on the Cape are you, We have been going to South Dennis for the last 14 years. Actually thats my next trip coming up in Aug. Looking foward to seeing everyone on the Ship.

Glad to see more Red Sox fans on board! When we went last year in April we saw a lot of Red Sox shorts and Hats. I will have my two DS's 7 and 5 with us. It should be a lot of fun.
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:55 AM   #35
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Butterfly Farm

Definitely hitting the beach at St. Maarten on our own. I highly recommend the Magen Bay Beach at St. Thomas. Just beautiful. The butterfly farm was okay. You expect this great place and it was a small enclosed area. We did see alot of butterflys but it was just okay.
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:29 PM   #36
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Also Pershing where on the Cape are you, We have been going to South Dennis for the last 14 years. Actually thats my next trip coming up in Aug.

I'm a couple towns further down in Orleans, although I won a housing lottery in Eastham so we will be moving into our brand new house this summer sometime.

I'm working lots of hours trying to prevent my cruise deposit from turning into a mortgage payment!!

Actually, I have to keep this vacation 'cause I just rented DVC points for 3 days at Beach Club Villas after the cruise. Paid in Full, so no going back!

I'm still bent on doing St. John, Triggs2! I've never been there before but I had a friend who grew up there and I've got to see if it's still the way she described it.

Now if Airfare would just drop drastically, everything would be great!
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:55 AM   #37
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Dreaming of cruisin'

Just sitting here with my June calander trying to figure out how we are going to get through all the end of the school year activites and started to day dream about being on the magic with someone else doing all the cooking and cleaning and having nothing planned but another meal. Or maybe a massage. Or a martini tasting. Or a book to read by the pool. I hate to wish my life away but can not wait for this cruise!
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:25 PM   #38
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Just sitting here with my June calander trying to figure out how we are going to get through all the end of the school year activites and started to day dream about being on the magic with someone else doing all the cooking and cleaning and having nothing planned but another meal. Or maybe a massage. Or a martini tasting. Or a book to read by the pool. I hate to wish my life away but can not wait for this cruise!
Doesn't June just fly by while you hold on by the seat of your pants!

I mean, how many field trips can they cram into the month of June!!

My kids are so burned from MCAS that they're rebelling against doing their homework! I don't blame them, I'm burned out on school too. It's not like when we were young. Now we got to practically do the homework with them. Sometimes I feel like I"M going through school again.

I've been escaping in a Magic daydream also. I just got Fodor's 2006 Book on the Caribbean out of the library and I've been reading that to my son for parental/child reading time.



I've been trying to read the Eastern Trip reports, but it's hit or miss on finding one with good details. Anyone find one they loved?
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:03 AM   #39
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April 14 2007 cruise

I was wondering if the cruise ship proves lifejackets for the kids pools or will I have to bring my own for my 6 year old DD? Also has anyone done the submarine tour on St. Thomas? Can't wait to go this will be our first Disney Cruise, glad to see so many others from New England will be on it.



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Old 06-06-2006, 01:15 PM   #40
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I was wondering if the cruise ship proves lifejackets for the kids pools or will I have to bring my own for my 6 year old DD? Also has anyone done the submarine tour on St. Thomas? Can't wait to go this will be our first Disney Cruise, glad to see so many others from New England will be on it.


The Mickey pool is only 18 inches deep no need for life jackets.
The Goofy pool is 48 inches deep. I am not sure if they provide lifejackets. If they have some they probably only have a few so if you really need one bring it along.
The Passporter's Guide Book to the Disney Cruise only give the submarine excursion on St Thomas a rating of 5 out of 10.
From the book "Cruiser reviews are mixed: Two people need to share a porthole to gaze out at the cloudy water with some sea life but nothing spectacular. Most cruiser enjoyed it but probably wouldn't do it again.
Adults $ 75.00 children 4-9 $50.00
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:20 PM   #41
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We were on the May 6th Western and booked this cruise while on board. We had such a great time can't wait to go again. There are 3 of us me dh and ds who will turn 10 on this cruise. We live in New York and must admit big Yankee fans but I'm sure we can get along with all you Red Sox fans.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:12 AM   #42
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We were on the May 6th Western and booked this cruise while on board. We had such a great time can't wait to go again. There are 3 of us me dh and ds who will turn 10 on this cruise. We live in New York and must admit big Yankee fans but I'm sure we can get along with all you Red Sox fans.
Welcome VBSunGoddess! and Hannahmom

So jealous that you just were on a Western Cruise in May VBSunGoddess! We did one in Jan '05, and couldn't dock at either Grand Cayman or Castaway! Hence, the move into April!

It was still a relaxing cruise. Free drinks a couple of those days, due to the inability to go ashore. People got angry the second time we couldn't tender but I was prepared for it as I had heard similar stories about it from other January sailors. Heck, we missed that huge snow storm New England got and the schools were closed anyway! My kids ended up missing just 1 day!

I picked the Eastern cruise this time to avoid any tendering issues.

Things I plan on doing this time that I didn't do last time:



1-Exploring the night club area-the family one and other ones!

I spent alot of free time in the Spa last time 'cause I'd gotten a weekly pass and would run for the Rainforest Room at any free moment. Another reason I wasn't too upset at not being able to go ashore at 2 destinations!

2-Walk Each Deck to See the Differences

I've flitted around, but not made a concentrated effort. At the end of the cruise, I noticed one level of decks had cushioned loungers! And I've never seen the jogging deck!


3-Do One of Those On Boat Lectures- Like Wine Tasting!

4-Palo's Brunch

I had the dinner which was fabulous, but didn't have company for the bunch and I chickened out! Not this time!

That's my list to do so far. It's not that I've done everything else. These are just the ones I feel I missed something I shouldn't have.

I did go to the invitation only Castaway Club party though. A room full of crammed people with free appetizers and drinks! That was alot of fun.

hannahmom- I recommend bringing a snorkel vest or swim vest anyway for the beach days. When my youngest and middle were swimming at Cozumel there were water trampolines and stuff and they tired quickly. Those snorkel vests helped me relax a bit more and the kids could swim out with me a little bit-which was nice.

You probably already know that they actually have swim vests at Castaway Cay, but I didn't see any at the pools. The lifeguards at the goofy pool do a great job, I think. Although it gets to be quite crowded at times.

I was the only one that brought short wetsuits that January cruise, so on the cold days my kids had the pool all to themselves. That's one of their favorite memories!
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I will probable see you at the wine tasting, that is one thing that my sister-n-law and I want to do. Has anyone ever stayed on deck 2?

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We stayed on deck to on the Wonder 2 years ago and loved it. Everything seemed conviently located and it forced me do walk the stairs to work off all the calories I consumed. We did the wine tasting on that cruise as well and really enjoyed ourselves.
My son will be turning 10 a week after the cruise, I can't believe my baby is hitting double digits!! Amazingly i haven't aged at all since he was born!
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I will probable see you at the wine tasting, that is one thing that my sister-n-law and I want to do. Has anyone ever stayed on deck 2?

I'm staying on deck 2 this time also. I've stayed on 5 and 7 but this is the first time on 2.

Did you check that room list that shows all the deck 2 rooms to avoid due to noise?

Mine's not on it. (2610)
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