4/25-5/2/2009 Eastern Magic w/ Tortola - no kids, DETAILED + 1,172 photos!

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  1. aznaphrodite

    aznaphrodite Forever a Disney Princess

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    Introduction
    My husband (Chris) and I are both 30-years-old and we have no children. We are both Disney fans and were employees of Disney Consumer Products in Burbank/Glendale when we lived in California. We used to go to Disneyland almost every month and prior to that, I was an Annual Passholder. (We now live near Dallas, Texas.) Chris proposed to me in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland. Our honeymoon was 3 nights at the Grand Floridian at WDW followed by a 4-night Bahamian cruise on the Wonder so you can say Disney has always been a big part of our lives!

    We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with the 7-night Eastern Caribbean w/ Tortola cruise on the Disney Magic from April 25 to May 2, 2009. It was the inaugural cruise for the Tortola port of call.

    Trip Planning
    I planned for this trip obsessively and I am an extremely detailed oriented person. See a list of the resources I used


    Trip Report
    WARNING: My trip report is painfully detailed and is very photo heavy!! :thumbsup2

    Below are links by day to my DETAILED trip report with photos:

    + Day 0: Hyatt Orlando Airport
    + Day 1: Embarkation at Port Canaveral
    + Day 2: At Sea w/ Spa Villa & Formal Night
    + Day 3: At Sea w/ Character Breakfast
    + Day 4: Tortola & Pirate Night
    + Day 5: St. Thomas & St. John
    + Day 6: At Sea w/ Galley Tour & Beer Tasting
    + Day 7: Castaway Cay
    + Day 8: Disembarkation at Port Canaveral
    + All 1,172 photos from my cruise
    + DCL Navigators & other papers from my cruise

    I hope my report and photos help out future cruisers! :banana:
     
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  3. Alice_on_WONDERland

    Alice_on_WONDERland Why is a raven like a writing desk? Yes, your

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    Your TR is awesome! I haven't even started reading the actual trip details yet, but your "homepage" is awesome! I love how organized and detailed it is!

    (I'm an obsessive planner myself! Takes one to know one, huh?:lmao:)
     
  4. sunburnin

    sunburnin Mouseketeer

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    Sigh....

    And here I sit at work one month after that fantastic cruise day dreaming of going back again. Great report Rebecca and thanks for all the pictures! I'm in several of them here and there. :) Sorry we never met up!

    Now... onto planning for the next one!
     
  5. Dizzyworld

    Dizzyworld DIS Veteran

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    I could get this to load up.

    aznaphrodite's Personal Itinerary


    What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.
     
  6. aznaphrodite

    aznaphrodite Forever a Disney Princess

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    Sorry, the URL was wrong! I fixed it!
     
  7. bdtmoult

    bdtmoult Earning My Ears

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    Hi Rebecca,

    Report is great but I'm finding that day 3 is pointing back to 0-2. Can you fix it...I have to read it all!!!!!!!!
     
  8. aznaphrodite

    aznaphrodite Forever a Disney Princess

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    Sorry about that! It's fixed!
     
  9. Smileneyes

    Smileneyes Father & Son Cruisin' Buddies!

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    Great job on the trip report...and thanks for posting the link in the 6/20/09 Tortola thread for us to find!

    :thumbsup2
     
  10. dvc2themax

    dvc2themax Mouseketeer

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    HI REBECCA AND CHRIS!
    I check on the "old" board for cruise and it is alas, no longer jumping with speaking count down to the BIG DAY.

    I will read your report shortly and remember it fondly. So go girl and be detailed so we can fantasize until the next vacation whether it be on a cruise or WDW!

    -Paula
     
  11. Melcatfish

    Melcatfish <font color=990099>In full planning mode!<br><font

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    Thanks for an excellent trip report and for posting it to the August 15th Tortola thread too - it was wonderful to read your experiences :)

    Mel
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  12. Macavity

    Macavity DIS Veteran

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    I just wanted to say thanks for a terrific report - DD and I are on the
    July 18th cruise to Tortola, and it was great to get a peek into your trip.

    Macavity
     
  13. Dizzyworld

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    Thanks for sharing. I had gone through about half of the report and the pictures. I am enjoying it all. I was glad to see the picture of what prepaid tips looked like since we have that too this trip for the first time.

    It sounds like you two had a great time. Happy Anniversary too.:goodvibes
     
  14. RLccweems

    RLccweems DIS Veteran

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    Thanks so much for the detailed TR...I spend hours reading it and looking at your pics!! I can't wait to go on my on June 20th.
     
  15. cinderella97

    cinderella97 DIS Veteran

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    thank you for sharing! I can't wait for our cruise!
     
  16. aznaphrodite

    aznaphrodite Forever a Disney Princess

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    Everyone - I'm glad you're enjoying my trip report! Please feel free to ask any questions by posting or sending me a PM!

    I can't believe you're in some of the photos and we never got to meet!!! :rotfl2:

    I seriously want to go another cruise right now!


    Hi, Paula!! I'm so glad you're still on the boards! Your family was just a delight!!
     
  17. babyaurora

    babyaurora Earning My Ears

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    This one of the BEST trip reports!!!
     
  18. Evette

    Evette Mouseketeer

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    Hi :flower3:
    Thank you for posting on the September 12th thread! I'm really enjoying your report and look forward to finishing it soon. I love all the pictures!! My family and I are so excited to be going on our first cruise and I appreciate all the information you gave. Can't wait to finish reading and looking at the rest of your pictures.
     
  19. Lanie

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    Just wanted to tell you that I am really enjoying reading your trip report, and I am making little notes in my Passporter for our upcoming (but still so far away!) Disney cruise.
     
  20. mickeysmyhero

    mickeysmyhero Earning My Ears

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    :):) Great Trip report! Enjoyed reading!
     
  21. ilovecraigandcooper

    ilovecraigandcooper Mouseketeer

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    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THE TRIP REPORT! the more details the better in my opinion! thank you so much, it was great reading material!

    p.s. i clicked on your blog and read some of your other entries and because i heart all animals i have to ask, was colby okay?! you wrote earlier in may about having to take him to the vet...let us know!
     

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