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8 Night Magic out of Galveston Cruisers

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by cruisecrasher, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Lankysmom

    Lankysmom New Member

    We had a great time on the ship. A few notes, Castaway Cay water was really cold but the weather that day was wonderful. It was a very warm day which helped with the cold water. It seemed that many people left for the ship early as we saw lots of hammocks available that afternoon for those hammock lovers.

    One day at Disney World resort is just not enough time for our family. We love the parks and would not choose this option again. It's too much of a teaser for us. This is just our personal opinion but the ship doesn't have that same "majic" as the parks, either.

    Key West was too short. It was a waste of time almost. We toured the island in an electric car but would have loved to have done something a little more involved.

    We had a fantastic time with the cruise staff. We LOVED our server/asst server Juni and Taner. Marvin, our stateroom host, was super friendly. The only problem we ran into was some bullies in the Edge. I think the counselors felt their hands were tied as to how to treat the problem and the kids wouldn't speak up about the matter because they didn't want to be snitches. By the very end of the cruise, the ship's oficers had to step in. It kind of ruined the experience for the kids to have to deal with those bullies, but outside of that, my son LOVED the Edge and my daughter LOVED the Oceanier's Club/Lab. They never wanted to leave.

    The weather the whole trip was EXCELLENT! We never even ran into rough seas. I've been on 3 other cruises and have always had at least a day of rough seas but not this trip. I saw some rain on the portholes one evening but that was the only rain that I saw. As someone said earlier, WDW day was chilly and cloudy. I didn't hear of any major illnesses. They were very good about handing out wipes before every meal and hand sanitizer before boarding the ship from each port of call. I loved that the public bathrooms promoted using paper towels to open the bathroom door before leaving. Overall it was a great time to be had!
     
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  3. MedicGoofy

    MedicGoofy New Member

    I have to say, as the PP stated about the water being cold, it was absolutely gorgeous!! It will definitely be subjective with who you are talking to, but I could not have asked for warmer water. Really.

    The day at CC could not have been nicer. Super warm, super sunny. Great tanning weather. Serenity Bay was very quiet and not busy at all. There were mostly older couples there, and they all had their beach chairs sitting in the water. The water was spectacular!!

    I was expecting cold because of what I have read on here, but it was quite the opposite.

    And our weather coming back in Galveston was beautiful. At least 70 degrees and sunny.

    Our WDW day was warm but a cool breeze. I ended up in a sweatshirt only because I was badly burnt from CC and had the chills the entire day (and the rest of the cruise).

    We had rain on evening on our cruise, but was still able to use the balcony. Overall, could not have asked for a better time!!
     
  4. Lankysmom

    Lankysmom New Member

    LOL!! About CC water temp, I'm from Louisiana so to us it was freezing water! I see you are from Canada and probably accustomed to the cold so I can see where you think differently!! I think it was in the 50s on embarkation day. I kept saying it must be Canadians in the pool that day! There's no way I was getting in!! Ha!!
     
  5. IFlossU

    IFlossU New Member

    Thank you for answering this question!
     
  6. IFlossU

    IFlossU New Member

    Thank you for posting this! Do you happen to remember what time the character breakfast started?

    Still waiting for the navigators..hint hint ;)
     
  7. catislander

    catislander New Member

    Thanks so much to all those who have been posting their thoughts, reviews and recommendations. We're really looking forward to our cruise which leaves in just over four weeks -- I'm hoping the water in CC warms up a bit before then.
     
  8. rkbk03

    rkbk03 New Member

    They told us to be down 15 minutes early, but I think at the prime time they were just filling the buses and leaving as they were full. We weren't on time for our 8:15 schedule and they didn't even look at our tickets or anything, there was just a line and they put you on the bus for the park you wanted to go to and when it was full it left. It might have been different if you had one of the earliest departures. They might have been making sure people didn't go earlier than scheduled that early.
     
  9. rkbk03

    rkbk03 New Member

    It was at 8am.
     
  10. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo New Member

    Character breakfast times are based on your dinner seating. There is an early time and a late time.
     
  11. bjcaed

    bjcaed New Member

    I did not know there was a character breakfast!! My girls will be so excited! How do I find out about it and what characters might be there??? Can't wait!!
     
  12. MedicGoofy

    MedicGoofy New Member



    I think the character breakfast started depending on whether you were first or second dining. My breakfast, I believe, was at 945. I will double check that but I know it wasn't at 800. I'm thinking there were different times.
     
  13. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo New Member

    That's what I said.
     
  14. MedicGoofy

    MedicGoofy New Member



    Ya, at this point, for Canadians, anything above freezing would be beautiful. I had rented a car while in Galveston, and I was the only person driving around with my windows down.....I thought it was beautiful:):) Others thought I was crazy. It's all a matter of opinion:rotfl2:

    and your right. Louisiana, water would be cold. For us, it's like a nice bath:goodvibes
     
  15. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo New Member

    When you get to your room onboard, there will be a ticket with your dining room rotations spelled out on it. Also indicated will be your Character Breakfast. You will be at the same table, with the same servers from dinner.

    Our Character Breakfasts have had Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale. They will come in and visit each table. Have your camera (and autograph book) ready at all times, they don't stop for long. Each character will have a handler who will use your camera to take pictures, if you wish.
     
  16. sweetpee_1993

    sweetpee_1993 New Member

    I have all my navigators scanned as .pdf's but can't send them to wdwinfo.com to post. Where they say "click here" it tries to open Outlook on my hubby's computer and we don't use that. I need an email address. :thumbsup2
     
  17. bjcaed

    bjcaed New Member

    How fun! We love all the character breakfasts at WDW and were kind of sad that we would miss out on CRT or Chef Mickey's this trip. This will sure make up for that! I think I will keep it a surprise!!
     
  18. I❤MICKEY

    I❤MICKEY New Member

    Thank you to everyone for posting. It really helps with planning. So excited!!!!!

    :cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  19. HippoHappy

    HippoHappy New Member

    Hey all! I just finished scanning in my Navigators from the 8-night out of Galveston. They are on my photobucket account and the password is "disfriends." They are not in proper order, but I titled all of them, so you can figure out which one corresponds to which day. Hope you enjoy!!

    http://s1263.beta.photobucket.com/user/HippoHappy1/library/Navigators

    :thumbsup2
     
  20. jjje

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    I think you can use feedback@wdwinfo.com That's what came up when I tried to open it.
     
  21. Trinity524

    Trinity524 New Member

    It's better when you read the whole post... :)
     

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