2013 Adventures, Boarded the Cruise Ship!

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by dgbg100106, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    We have done a bunch on the inside, but we have always picked our own cabin, and letting someone else pick it is different for me...

    I am a control freak... :scared:
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    I cruise b/c I love it and yes you can control your budget, unless you are franandaj..... :rotfl2:
     
  4. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    Alot of people forget to factor in the tips, which I think is mandatory, I am not sure why they don't just put it in the price to begin with....:confused3
     
  5. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    That would be hard too. we had AP and let them go a year ago, and we have not been back either. It is sad.... :idea:

    I love to cruise it is just a great way to see the world.
     
  6. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    98,131
    Subbing in first.....then going back to read! But it already looks like one heck of a trip!
     
  7. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    Yes I can take a ton of pictures, I normally do, but I figure most people get tired of looking at them... But just for you I will post a ton of them.
     
  8. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    When the Earthquake hit back in 2011 and it damaged DC, we were in Amsterdam getting on our Russian cruise... We have missed some major events being on vacation.
     
  9. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    Thanks PIO
     
  10. dwheatl

    dwheatl DIS Veteran<br><font color=limegreen>Can you tell

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Subbing in and planning our own little cruise. We put down a deposit when we cruised two years ago, and we have to book by Feb. to get the "deal" with it. Unfortunately, they've dropped a lot of the CA departure cruises because of violence in Mexico. We're planning to do Ensenada and Catalina island in the summer.
    Looking forward to hearing about your trips.:goodvibes
     
  11. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    I guess you could always go north right, maybe to Alaska?
     
  12. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    By booking while we were on board, we got OBC (On Board Credit) to use on the Feb cruise. Free money is always nice and I usually use them to pay for the tips, or part of the tips, but this year we wanted to try the My Time Dinning.

    My Time Dinning, means that you go to dinner anytime you want between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm. What gets me is you must make a reservation anyway. So I can dine anytime I want as long as I know when I want to dine....

    One of the draws for me was if I was sitting in a bar and was having fun, I did not want to have jump up and run off to my dinning time.

    So we will have to come up with a good time for us and see if it works. But you can change it night to night, just as long as you reserve your time.

    Another drawback for this is you must prepay your tips, so even though I would like to use my OBC to pay for my tips, now I must pay for my tips before leaving home.

    Oh well.... Live and learn. So we will find out if we like the My Time or not...
     
  13. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    24,284
    :rotfl2: :rotfl: :lmao: :p

    When I was preparing for my Wonder cruise, I looked long and hard for TRs FOR the Wonder, there were hardly any. Then most of the reports had mostly pictures from the Excursions and not what the boat itself looks like.

    The dining sounds interesting. Do they have only one main dining room or do they have different restaurants you can eat at?
     
  14. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    I thought you might laugh at that one....


    Dining Options

    There are several dining options on the Enchantment.

    There are a couple of complimentary options and then some that require an up charge.

    Park Café, where you can grab gourmet sandwiches, salads and more is new as apart of the refurb.

    Then there is the Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. and this is my favorite place to dine, I like sitting down and being waited on.

    There is the Windjammer Café, not my favorite place, it is a buffet that serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    The Solarium Café, is out by the pool and served a lot of junk food, burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and Wings..... David got the wings alot last time.

    and then there is room service, which they have started charging a fee if you order between midnight and 5am...

    For the upcharge options there is a specialty restaurant called Chops Grille steakhouse, I think it was $25 the last time but I think it is now $30, you can choose any items off the menu from appetizer to dessert (and even multiple items)

    Frozen treats at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream cost more for each item.

    Café Latté-tudes, serving Seattle's Best Coffee, these are also priced per item, and were very much like the land based prices.
     
  15. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,839
    Late! But I'm here!
     
  16. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,799
    My Time Dining has me a bit confused. Otherwise are you assigned a dining time? On Disney you either have early dining at 6:00 or late dining at 8:00. Or you can always walk in to the buffet restaurant that turns into a sit down for dinner.
     
  17. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    6,968
    Which leads me to my FIRST...but surely not my LAST...Silly newbie question(that I can't seem to find a definitive answer to).

    How exactly does dining work?
    Is everything scheduled?
    Is there anyway to just go eat when you feel like it?

    I don't know if cruising would be for DH if he has to think ahead of time what time he may want dinner.(This is why we haven't made it to The World as a family. He doesn't like vacations that require too much planning:rotfl:)
     
  18. bellanotte10

    bellanotte10 Now bring me that horizon

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,755
    I'm late to the party as well but I'm here!
     
  19. mdsoccermom

    mdsoccermom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,571
    You can do the traditional dining where you are assigned the time and will hav the same waitstaff.

    Or, you can do My Time Dining where you have the flexibility to choose the time you want to eat each night between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. It's suggested that you make a reservation each day when you've decided on a time, though you can walk in. On the Oasis of the Seas, there was a separate line for walk ins and people with reservations.
     
  20. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    49,310
    Glad that you made it...:goodvibes
     
  21. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,799
    Thanks for the info!
     

Share This Page