A Hop, NO Skip, and Many Mishaps to a Disney Dream!

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by jenseib, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    The hotel looked nice. I haven't found too many beds in hotels that were comfortable.
    Seems like the night wrapped up nicely. Just what you needed after the crazy day:thumbsup2
     
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  3. sws.london

    sws.london Anglophile

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    Ok I guess I did not understand what subscribe means. Sorry I was thinking that would send me a notification of updates. So that is called something else. One more silly question for the night. Where do I make the change as in where do I get into my acct. I am looking around and there are so many bars up there and I am not sure where I find my acct to change my cp??? Thanks for helping a newbie out. We sail June 21st, it will be our third DCL. They are a wonderful way to travel. Glad to hear that after a rough start it sounds like you had an amazing trip with your daughter and mother.
     
  4. Wicket's Mom

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    I know several people that live in the Villages, it seems to be a neat place to live. However I would rather go farther south for the winter. It can be cold in that part of Florida during january & February. I usually stay in Stuart which is between Palm Beach & Port St.Lucie.

    Lovin' the TR so far. The ship is so beautiful!
     
  5. LuvEeyore

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    signing on for morepopcorn::popcorn::popcorn::
     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It was so comfy. I have a top notch bed at home and I usually suffer when we go somewhere, but I never had a problem this whole trip.

    Go to user CP on the top of the page in the blue bar.
    In edit option click on that. Go to Messaging & Notification on that page. There will be a drop down box under Default Thread Subscription Mode with options set it to instant email notification.
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I would love to be any where in FL for the winter. LOL! It has to be better than Ohio.

    Thanks for reading. I don't know if I'll get an update tomorrow for sure or not. I have been working on an update for my dining report today, but I keep getting distracted. :rolleyes1
     
  8. sws.london

    sws.london Anglophile

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  9. BelleTinkMom

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    I love to stay at Residence Inn's. My oldest daughter is in competition dancing and we try to stay at a Residence Inn any chance we can. Can't wait to see the Dream.
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :thumbsup2

    I have stayed a few in the past, but now I know they have comfy beds, so I will try for those any chance I can.
     
  11. mauigal

    mauigal Yay! For the happiest place on earth!

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    I'm in....:yay:
     
  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :dance3: :cheer2: :grouphug:
     
  13. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    Hey Jen!

    Great start!!! I hope there are no more MISHAPS once you get on that beautiful cruise ship!:goodvibes

    ETA.. No wonder why I couldn't find this TR... it's on the cruise line thread! LOLOL
     
  14. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You've been MIA lately! LOL! Glad to see you found me!
     
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    that's nice DIS Dad #330

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    I know.... I'm trying!

    My TR was locked up last night. I guess I have to start the new one. :confused3 :confused3 :rolleyes1
     
  16. MagicMe

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    Glad to see that you like the Residence Inn. I usually stay at WDW the night before but this year we will be cruising first so I booked a two bedroom suite at the Residence Inn. Never stayed at the port so it's nice to hear I made a good choice.
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Wow! It's time to start then.

    Yes, it was nice. I think staying at Disney the night before would be great too. I think if we weren't going to WDW at all, I might go for that option as well.
     
  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Day2 ~ March 31st, Thursday

    I awoke from my comfy bed and was feeling refreshed, so I looked at the clock. WHAT!!!! I had only been asleep for about 2 ½ hours. I still had many MORE hours to sleep. I laid back down, but my mind was racing.
    I got up and looked out the window. I could see the Carnival ship off in the distance from my window if I turned just right. How neat!... So I took a really bad picture of it.

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    If you are having a hard time seeing it is on the left side of the picture, all lit up.

    I went back and laid down. Mom came in after awhile to use the bathroom and wanted to know why I was up. I told her I couldn’t sleep. She told me she had a dream that I got very sick and had to go the Hospital, so she and Claire went on the cruise without me. Basically the same kind of dreams I have been having as well.

    I dozed off and on, but never really a deep sleep. I would have dreams that we weren’t allowed on the ship because we had Birth Certificates. Or that we didn’t have official Birth Certificates. All those crazy dreams that you can’t seem to steer your mind away from. I just wanted to get on the ship and get going already!

    I would get up every so often and look out the window. Nothing new. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of the Dream docked, but if it was, I couldn’t see it.

    At 5 AM I looked out the window once again. What’s that I see off in the distance?

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    I KNEW EXACTLY what that was. It was a moving ship and I could almost see a glowing Mickey on it!!! It was HER!!! The Dream was pulling into port. I quickly grabbed my camera and took several bad pictures! LOL! I was like a kid at Christmas. It was just so exciting!

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    I was amazed at how close the water really was!

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    And I couldn’t believe how HUGE the ship was!

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    It was such a beautiful sight!

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    I heard something then and popped out from behind the curtain. Mom was standing there. She had been on her way to the bathroom and wondered where I was. I quickly told her the ship was pulling in to Port and she came over to have a look. We were both excited now! Then we heard a little voice. Claire wanted to know what we were doing, so we invited her in behind the curtain to take a look as well.

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    I took a quick photo with my phone and sent it to facebook. Let’s just say that photo was not good and you couldn’t even tell what it was. LOL!

    Soon the ship faded in the distance. I guess where it docks cannot be seen from my window.

    We all laid back down and Claire was soon back to sleep. I, on the other hand could NOT sleep at all now. I was too excited. After trying and tossing and turning, I just gave up. I got up and showered and got ready to start the day.

    I went down for some breakfast in the lobby. It was decent food and I was amazed at how many people were already up and ready to go.

    After I ate I walked around a bit and took a few pictures.

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    As you can see, it is still very dark out.

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    I went back to the room then and got on my laptop for a bit and checked my emails.
     
  19. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    :lmao: A behind the curtain party :lmao: The last time I was behind a curtian, well never mind ;)

    I wouldn't have been able to sleep as well. And those aren't bad pictures, because the little lights are your ship!

    I can not wait to see the ship!
     
  20. mom2rtk

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    Jen, I can just FEEL your excitement! :dance3:

    How cool that you were up and looking at just the right time to see it pull in!:banana:
     
  21. Native NYer

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    How exciting to see the Dream sailing into the port!
    I would not have been able to sleep either.
     

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