A rabbi, a priest, and a pastor board the Wonder: we're back!

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  1. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    When I sailed out of Port of Miami in 2007, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami/Downtown. I see on google maps that there is a CVS about a block away. There are also a liquor store about 1/2 a block farther. If you buy water, you will need to carry it on...They don't want you to check liquids like water/alcohol, soda, etc. You could use a rolling duffel bag or something like that. There is water at the drink stations and I was always able to order water from the bar...in between real drinks. :) The water on board is really good quality but I do like bottled water to take on excursions, etc.

    I like the gift...Joshua is going to like it!

    Jill in CO
     
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  3. jedijill

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    The Fantasy has real fridges! No more need for ice! ;)

    Jill in CO
     
  4. rentayenta

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    How was your flight?

    Boxed wine? Hmmm........Does Walmart sell wine/alcohol? Is juice free on the ship? What else costs extra besides bottled drinks and booze?

    My concern is carrying too much on. With just me and Joshua and his scrawny arms, I don't want to be a pack mule. :rotfl:

    Joshua just told me a story about the guys who sat behind us at 1901. Apparently they said or did something inappropriate to the server who made your martini and she called them on it. I'll get the full details and email with them. ​




    Thank you for checking on a hotel, that's very sweet. That's sounds like a great location, somewhere we can walk to and grab something to eat for the night and a bottle of rum.

    I drink tap water at home. Tap water doesn't scare me. :rotfl2: I'm all over that. Does the ship sell bottled water for excursions? I want to travel as light as possible without breaking the bank. I'm guessing Castaway Cay has drink stations?

    Thanks Jill, I think he'll like it too. I'm also going to give him a big plain vinylmation so that the characters/crew can sign it. I know he'll be 12 but I'm in denial. ;)

    Do I need ice for the in room cooler? It's not a mini fridge?



     
  5. jedijill

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    Biscayne Marketplace is across the street with a bunch of places to eat like Bubba Gumps and a Hard Rock.

    Castaway Cay does has drink stations. I do think they sell bottled water for excursions...its the same high priced Evian. :)

    The older ships used to have coolers...not sure if they have upgraded the cabins to real fridges yet...but throwing in the ice bucket keeps everything cold.

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  6. rentayenta

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    Thats great. Joshua loves seafood so Bubba Gumps sounds great. We don't have those here in Utah and we've never been to one. I'm going to Google that marketplace. I'm so unfamiliar with Miami as we've never been there.

    Good to know about the coolers. I'm not so worried with Joshua but Chloe has a medication that require refrigeration.

    Your F&W trip is getting close. Epcot is so pretty during F&W. Bambi was my favorite. ​
     
  7. jedijill

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    I just realized that I types the wrong name...its Bayside Marketplace. :) But it is on Biscayne Blvd. :)

    I'm super excited...can't wait for sun and fun after all these snowstorms....expecting snow on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday now. :(

    Jill in CO
     
  8. Pinkocto

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    No need to buy water for excursions, just pack some water bottles and you can fill them up from the soda station that has water.
     
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    :thumbsup2 Right on! :thumbsup2

    My cruise is getting close to the 6th month mark. What a great feeling!
     
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    I found it, thank you. Bubba Gump's looks perfect. I checked out the menu and it'll be tough for him to choose. :thumbsup2 The kids' make your own sundae looks fun.

    I didn't realize you were still getting snow. :sad2: I'm so over it too. We're set to be 50 today and cloudy with rain. I would like winter to go away. Be safe in all that snow heading your way. Did you have flowers bloom and go back into hiding? That's what mine did. ​


    Excellent. I hate to waste money on water. ;) I'm going to get that gift for Joshua with the backpack, two water bottles, and water proof playing cards. Less for me to pack in. ​


    :cheer2: Woot woot for the 6 month mark. Those little milestones feel great!




    :smickey: 274 days!!! :smickey:
     
  11. eandesmom

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    The only "free" beverages are coffee, water and soda at the refill station. there may be juice in at the buffet (tea and cocoa too for that matter) but I honestly don't recall.

    I agree, just bring a bottle on board that you refill instead of buying it for the excursions, the bottled is crazy expensive. And if you are buying the one for Josh, you've got them right there :thumbsup2

    Jeff got a wild hare to order a case of it, I think they were running some promo right before sail away, and we didn't even drink all of it. It was SO odd and unlike him.

    I'd suggest having most of your luggage delivered to your stateroom and your carryon to include swimsuits/coverups/flip flops, sunscreen, camera, other electronics if you are bringing, and then the beverages. Food items can go in your checked bag. That way it shouldn't be too much for either of you to carry. We found the cooler/fridge to do a fine job in Alaska, only had to use ice the first night as well to get the initial chill.
     
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    Looks like it'll be Captain and Coke for me. I'll break my soda ban if its mixed with booze. Did you go to the store first? What food and dink did you bring on the ship? ​


    Yeah, his gift conveniently comes with two bottles. ;) It's a win win. I loves necessities that double as gifts. Did your kids spend much money on board? Did they need money for anything? Arcade? Anything like that? ​

    It seems so $$$. Michael would be the one to order it and I'd be more reluctant. ​


    I'm going to have as much as I can delivered to the room for sure but I'm going to really try not to overpack. I've turned into a terrible over packer. I want to carry as little as possible and I'm glad to know the cooler stays cool not that I'll need to keep a lot chilled but I do need ice cold water. Warm or room temp water frogs me out. :scared:
     
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    :simba: 273 days!!! :simba:
     
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    I'm totally ordering one of these. :thumbsup2 I keep all of my notes/links here so they're easy to find.
    http://www.kyssbags.com
     
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    That looks great, I've never heard of them before.
     
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    Kinda cool huh? I can't imagine there's much theft on the ships but the ports are a different matter. Realistically not everyone on the ship is honest. I'm going to look around for other options but I like the idea of this bag. I'm a worrier. :blush:
     
  17. eandesmom

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    No real food other than some leftover snack stuff. We brought beer, wine and rum on board :thumbsup2


    The ship is cash free, everything gets charged to your room. So you can decide whether he has charging privileges or not. The arcade runs on a card system that you buy and load. We did not give our kids charging privileges, they had allotments of souvenir money and once they picked what they wanted, we charged it to the room on their behalf. We also picked up the arcade card. Things that cost extra are smoothies, candy, arcade, and souvies.
     
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    :goofy: 272 days!!! :goofy:





    With room service I'm thinking we won't need much food either. Beer, wine, and rum? Sounds perfect. And some Advil. pirate:





    Thats good to know, thank you. So will our OBC be attached to our room key? I'm giving him a $50 OBC and can't imagine he'll need more than that. Of my our kids, he asks for the least amount of stuff. I think $50 with the water bottle, back pack, and cards should be more than enough for gifts. Does CC have anything special? I doubt we'll buy anything in Cozumel unless I find a piece of pottery. I love colorful Mexican pottery. ​
     
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    any money you put on the account will be accessible by all key card holders in a stateroom. I don't think there is away to limit one card to a certain amount.
     
  20. eandesmom

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    $50 is more than enough. The boys spent between $20-30 each and ended up with one "bigger" thing as a result. Granted, they had used up some of their budget earlier in the trip so they spent what was left but both got what they wanted without feeling like there was something they couldn't get but didn't have enough left.

    Both had expected to find something at CC and neither did. If they'd have had more left they'd likely have gotten pins but both were content with what they got and have gotten a ton of use out of them.

    The $50 OBC will be on your shipboard account, it's all one account just like your KTTW at WDW is. So anything you buy goes on there, the $50 shows as a credit and you'll owe the difference.
     
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    I'm jumping in late here, but I made it!

    We prefer late dining, and while we'd grab a snack before the show (often a cheese tray while we were changing for the evening), we'd rarely eat during the show. The popcorn was bagged popcorn (like a pototo chip bag) and had to be purchased.

    Also, I think the Remy report was posted, but if you'd like, I have one in my Dream trip report in my signature. :thumbsup2
     

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