WELCOME FELLOW S.S. MEMBERS CRUISERS! DVC IS TAKING OVER THE DREAM Getting to know all of you DISers before the cruise helps make the cruise more enjoyable. ================================================== ================================================== ================= Summary of Whats Goin On with DISboards Group (everything is optional and may require pre-arrangement) DISboards SSMC discussion (first page has excellent information) (organized by disrailfan) Thread 1 Thread 2 Thread 3 Thread 4 Thread 5 Thread 6 Thread 7 Thread 8 Thread 9 Thread 11: Pirate & Elizabeth Swan Competition (for posts ending in 00 and 99) (Prize for most of each scored & presented by W@LL-E) Website group (see Galley area for members & their photos) (hosted by disrailfan) 2011 Members Cruise Website Facebook group (hosted by calypso726) 2011 Members Cruise Facebook Pre & Post Cruise stays (typically at WDW and Cocoa Beach) (List maintained by Carmouse10 ) Instructions Informal Pre and Post Cruise Meetings/Gatherings/Dinners can be planned from this list, typically by arrangements made here on DISboards DisBoard Meet & Greet (onboard, Embarkation Day, tenatively 3 pm in Bon Voyage at the Grand Atrium, Deck 3 Midship ) (organized by Hoosier John ) Gift Exchange group (called Fish Extender, or FE; deadline for signup around July) (organized by Luckymomoftwo) Instructions Dream Stateroom Tour and Poker Run (instructions at onboard meet, tba) (organized by Hoosier John) Sunrise Coffee Club (informal gathering, Cove Café, Deck 11 Forward) (hosted by susieq55) Food & Wine Club (informal gathering after late shows, exc Pirate Nite, Quiet Cove Pool) (org by Mantle1509 , email Mick DVCDreamWineClub@gmail.com) Linked Dining Reservations (late dining only, one large block of tables, pre-arranged) (organized by Luckymomoftwo) Instructions Palo Brunch Reservations (extra cost; pre-arranged) (reserved by Undecided as yet? and organized by Luckymomoftwo) Instructions Parrothead Gathering at Castaway Cay (informal gathering) (organized by friends with mickey ) Official Cruise Shark Bait calypso726. : Official Cruise Shark Antagonizer dvc_deernut : Official Cruise Shark Rescuer Carmouse10. Back to Back (B2B) Cruises (list of those cruising just prior or after the SSMC) (List maintained by Mrs. Happycamper????) B2B Linked Dining List (prior cruise only) (organized by Luckymomoftwo) B2B Gift Exchange (aka FE) (prior cruise only) (organized by Luckymomoftwo) Illuminations Pontoon Boat Cruise at EPCOT (extra cost, filling boats of 10 people for the night of Sept 22nd) (organized by clayfolks) Wishes Pontoon Boat Cruise at Magic Kingdom (extra cost, filling boats of 10 people for the night of Sept 22nd) (organized by clayfolks) .................... 99% certain I have all the latest information correct, except as noted .................... = Inaugural Event/Service for the SSMCs .................... Red = Recent change(s) .................... Orange = Older change(s)Thank you very much to those above who work extra to make our cruise experience more enjoyable!!! Please let me know if I should add/subtract your name or other details. Thanks Thanks to HoosierJohn for compiling the list above. ================================================== ================================================== ================= LOGO As some of you may have already noticed, there is a 2011 DVC Cruise logo. To put the logo in your signature: Copy the following link: (Right Click on the image and click copy) Go to User CP Select Edit Signature Paste the link in the box where you want it to be in your signature. Preview your signature (if you want). Select save signature Viola! You are done. IF you are just joining us here is the links to previous threads: Thread #1 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2568122 Thread #2 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2574177 Thread #3 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2582792 Thread #4 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2603586 Thread #5 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2655886 Thread #6 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2723830 Thread #7 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2736032 Thread #8 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2749523 Thread #9 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2756559 Thread #11 : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2770064 OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK GROUP We have our very own website where we can submit photos and cruise information to help us to get to know one another. So, please stop by to view our 2011 Members Cruise Website. Of course, it is not the official one. This website was specifically designed for us DISers. If you would like to be included in the gallery on the website, please send the following info to: firstname.lastname@example.org Dis name of anyone in your party that has one.(We want at least one person from each group to be an active Dis member) Real names of eveyone in your party and relationship(husband, wife, daughter, etc..) Cabin number (optional) Birthdays of everyone in your party (so we can celebrate on the thread) Anniversary date (so we can celebrate on the thread) Year you bought into DVC and where you own Early/late dining seating Show seating time (new for the Dream) Button? yes or no (specify who is getting one) This is in case we get someone to make buttons Photo (.jpg or .gif please so we can get to 'meet' you and your family)(optional) FACEBOOK SS Member Cruise Facebook Group Here is the link to the 2010 Member Cruise Group on Facebook: 2010 Disney Vacation Club Members Cruise Group. STATEROOM ASSIGNMENTS If you are not on the list please either send me a PM or send an email to email@example.com DECK 1 DECK 2 TheGeddings - 2006 DECK 5 SMJJ - 5030 DECK 6 Havana - 6046 FaithTrustnPixieDust - 6074 SteamBoat209 - 6076 GoofTroop716 - 6088 DisneyIsHome - 6156 gdulaney and xabearx (Ginny and Andy Dulaney) - 6170 LuckyMomOfTwo / SteamBoatWillyNilly - 6650 Calypso726 / W@LL-E - 6678 DECK 7 RevRuss - 7110 TIGGERmetoo - 7124 ncmom2Four - 7531 DisRailFan / MouseFan64 - 7536 DECK 8 CarolAnnC - Deck 8 Smilis - 8066 dlwharp - 8180 DVC Deernut - 8532 DizDragonFly - 8568 Truffle - 8656 DECK 9 Hoosier John / laradenise - 9020 FriendOfPluto - 9086 Bearpele - 9098 MikeNY - 9114 MEAGON2222 - 9530 Lilliansmommy - 9560 S_Quennbee2002 - 9587 gdoll - 9598 DECK 10 beeadude - 10096 Friends of Mickey - 10502 Time2go2Disney / Time4DisneyNow - 10552 Tis2bear - 10638 JOHNHORAZ - 10644 DECK 11 DECK 12 mlholster - 12516 Pre & Post Cruise Stays Before Cruise DisRailFan / MouseFan64 - Disney Dream 7536 - B2B Cruise (3 Day) After Cruise FISH EXTENDER EXCHANGE SIGN UP: IS NOW CLOSED Thanks to LuckyMomofTwo for taking care of the Fish Extender Exchange. Send an Email to SSMemberCruise2011@Yahoo.com Please list the following: 1. Your DISboard name. 2. Stateroom Number 3. Names, ages and gender of everyone in your stateroom that will be participating in the FE Exchange. Once I receive your email, I will send out a list of participants. PLEASE check the list to make sure I have your information correct. Some people make personalized things with names on them and I'd hate to spell someone's name wrong and not know it. Or I'd really feel awful if I have your stateroom number wrong and you don't get any FE gifts at all! So, please double check my list when I send it. THANKS!! This will only be my THIRD FE Exchange. There are always questions such as "Is there a price minimum or maximum?" "Do we give one gift for each stateroom or one gift per person in each stateroom?" "Do we give a gift each night or just one night?" SO, my answer to all of you is this: It's entirely up to you. If you guys want to set some minimum/maximum amounts, per stateroom or per person gift, that's entirely up to all of you. I think everyone just does what they're comfortable with and everyone is always happy to receive gifts no matter how big or small! (Am I right?) Also, in my opinion, homemade gifts are the best! One last note: IF we find out that there will NOT be FISHIES outside our stateroom door, I suppose we'll change the name of the "extender exchange" to whatever it is. Participating in the Fish Extender Exchange is completely optional. Feel free to do or spend whatever you're comfortable with. As for the Fish Extender itself, some people buy them, others want to make theirs, whatever you choose is fine. The same rule applies to the "goodies"! You can buy or make them! What is a fish extender exchange? If you're not familiar with what a fish extender exchange is, check out these links: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1219607 http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1980639 DIS MEET DIS Meet - Sailing Day: Ok starting to get some details on where we can meet onboard. These are the three venues that according to DCL do not have anything planned during boarding: District Lounge or Skyline Lounge or 687 Lounge These all appear to be about as large as the Promenade Lounge was on the Wonder. Meeting time will be at 3:00 PM so that we can get through everything planned and get to our rooms for the 4:00 Muster Drill. The Elizabeth Swan & Pirate Game On the 2008 Member cruise thread Gary (OKWMember) came up with the pirate game where each 100th post got a pirate (). To add more fun, each 99th post got an Elizabeth Swan bride. This game was played in the 2009 Member Cruise thread and was so much fun. It really got people chatting. When will you get an or a ? Every 99th post = 1 ES bride Every 499th post = 2 ES Every 999th post = 3 ES Every 100th post = 1 Pirate () Every 500th post = 2 Pirates Every 1000th post = 3 Pirates We'll have a prize for the DISer with the most pirates and the most swans at the onboard DIS meet. PORT CAMERAS Some people like to view the Disney ships leave port. As the time was getting closer to our sail away date last year, some posters in the '09 thread would log on every Sunday to watch the Disney Wonder sail away. So, if anyone is interested in watching the Wonder or Magic sail away, here are the port cameras: Port Canaveral Webcam Two Palms Webcam Ron Jon Resort Webcam Cocoa Beach - Port Canaveral Webcam Raddison's Webcam Fishlips Bar and Grill (NEW) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Passports - do I need one? Having a passport is ideal. However, a birth certificate with a valid photo ID will be permissible. From DCL website: Passport Information Guests are responsible for obtaining proper documentation to board the ship. U.S. Government passport requirements continue to change; therefore, we strongly encourage Guests of all ages to have a valid U.S. passport for all cruises. Having a passport allows you to always be prepared to travel wherever you wish, and offers an added measure of security when you're traveling. For air travel, however, the deadline was January 23, 2007. This means that all travelers, including U.S. Citizens and all foreign nationals, traveling to the United States by air, such as Guests flying to Orlando, Florida from Canada, are required to carry a valid passport after the effective date. From Dept. of Homeland Security website (thanks eroinm (Michael)): How will the final WHTI requirements affect passengers going on cruises? U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises (cruises that begin and end at the same port in the U.S.) will be able to enter or depart the country with proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate and government-issued photo ID. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original or a copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by DOS, or a Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Please be aware that you may still be required to present a passport when you dock at a foreign port, depending on the islands or countries that your cruise ship is visiting. Check with your cruiseline to ensure you have the appropriate documents for the stops youll be making on your cruise. What have other members cruises been like? The organizers (WDWLVR & MarkRG) of our 2009 members cruise thread developed a website specifically for the cruise. Now, I am not that talented. However, for reference I will list it here. It also has trip reports from 2003, 2005, 2006, & 2007 member cruises as well as tips for cruisers. 2009 Members Cruise website You may also view information about the 2010 cruise at: http://www.hutsellhobbies.com/dvcMember/ When can I book excursions, reservations at Palo, and/or register the kids for the kids' clubs? 120 days before the sail date if you are a Platinum Castaway Club Member (sailed with DCL 10 or more times) 105 days before the sail date if you are a Gold Castaway Club Member (sailed with DCL 5 or more times) 90 days before the sail date if you are a Silver Castaway Club Member (sailed with DCL once before) 75 days before the sail date for everyone When is Pirate Night? Pirate night on most cruises are the Night of our visit to Castaway Cay, this past year it was on Monday Night.