A few things before we book?

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  1. huffjoann

    huffjoann DIS Veteran

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    We are planning to go on the Dream next year and before I book this I wanted some expert opinions please.

    I am fairly sure the dates I am booking are firm, HOWEVER if I have to change them to another date within 75 days do I loose money? I am looking thru a guide book right now and the info seems confusing to me.

    Next, Do I request my dinner seating when booking? I really want 1st cause I know DD cannot do dinner at 8ish at night.

    Third (I don't have to know this before booking but it would be nice to know), I was reading I can take care of my tips online BEFORE boarding? is that right? I remember reading about going to take care of them earlier in the cruise before later to avoid a long line but if I can do it from home I am psyched.

    4. Guide book I am reading says that I can request my fridge for medical reasons when I book, but I thought I read I have to fill out some kinda form to fax in? I know I request it on the phone if I am going to the WDW resorts but not sure about cruise.
     
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  3. twindaddy

    twindaddy DIS Veteran

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    Congratulations on your first cruise! You may wish to engage a travel agent to walk you through the first time, they are free and most offer good onboard credit to spend on the ship. I had never in my life used a travel agent until I booked my first Disney Cruise. Make sure they are a disney specialist.

    To answer your questions:

    1. Yes, over 75 days out you can change the date.
    2. Yes, you request when booking. If you do it online, be warned it defaults to the late seating and you have to select the early seating. On popular cruises the early seating fills up, if its full, CALL DCL or have your travel agent do it to request to be put on the early dining waiting list. DO NOT wait until you get onboard to request it.
    3. Yes, you can pay them in advance by charging on a credit card to your room account, and then a day or so before the cruise is over they give you little tickets to give to the appropriate people. You still have to decide who gets how much.
    4. There is a medical form to request a fridge, or you can do it onboard. Call Disney (or have your travel agent do it) and they will get the correct form to you. Its a quick one page form, and remember it is not guaranteed, but if you request it far enough it advance it pretty much is.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

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    The Dream has real fridges in the room.

    see answers in red

    :cutie:
     
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    AmandaRG DCL is my happy place!!!

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  7. belkisima

    belkisima Earning My Ears

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    I was on the Dream in May and we had 2 cabins, Both had real refrigerators in them (mini fridges) not cooling boxes. Should be cold enough to hold your medications.
     

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