A Very Pleasant Good Alaska Cruise - May 2014 Disney Wonder TR (Updated 1/18)

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  1. gardengirl2790

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    How exciting!!! pixiedust:
     
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  3. Dizzy4DL

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  4. tayalltheway

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    What a coincidence!! We must have walked past your room many, many times! Did you have any sort of fish extender or white board or magnets that would have been memorable? I feel like everyone in our hallway had fun things on their doors except us because we didn't know to bring decorations...

    Just building suspense ;) But now you can check it out!

    Hopefully reading about the cruise will sway you toward trying one out! We loved it way more than we even expected to!

    It really was! We couldn't wait to get on board once the ship was in sight!

    This is all AWESOME! Thanks for finding it! I need to go back and update that post now. Of course, now that I hear the song again, I realize that I had remembered the melody slightly wrong, but it's still as much of an ear worm as it was in Vancouver. :thumbsup2
     
  5. tayalltheway

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    Finally on board the ship! Check out the update here.
     
  6. podsnel

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    Yay! So happy you are onboard! Your cabin is awesome- that was a huge score! Looking forward to hearing more- :)
     
  7. KarenMP59

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    Subbing!! Love it so far! We leave in 42 days and we can't wait! Our stateroom is across the hall from yours, 8014. :)
     
  8. BirdyGirl85

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    That's so cute how Tracy ordered the "Romance for 2" package because you were celebrating your anniversary. When she made you go somewhere else in the airport to make the phone call, did you have any idea what she was doing? :p

    Looking forward to reading more about your trip!
     
  9. tayalltheway

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    :cool1: We were so excited to finally cross that gangway and step on board the ship. The cabin was truly fantastic, and I think we made great use of the verandah during our cruise.

    Welcome!! :wave2: I hope you enjoy reading and that we can get you thoroughly pumped for your own cruise! I'm sure you'll have such a great time enjoying Deck 8—I know we did!

    I knew she was trying to add something to our reservation, but I didn't know what, so it was a really fun surprise. Hope you keep enjoying reading along :)
     
  10. gardengirl2790

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    I'm so enjoying reading your cruise report/blog. How exciting, you're setting sail! :)
     
  11. 4everDisney

    4everDisney Earning My Ears

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    Hi Taylor, just finished reading your Disneyland report and I loved hearing about you and Tracy's adventures! So glad to hear you're both ok! Isn't it funny how when you read these trip reports you feel like you know the person/s now....lol. Anyway, can't wait to hear how you liked the cruise, my family and I are Gold members on the disney cruiseline now......we LOVE it! We haven't been to Alaska yet with Disney so your trip report will be fun! Take care of yourselves and your kitty cat too!

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  12. tayalltheway

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    I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying! It was certainly a thrill to finally start feeling the ship move! :thumbsup2

    So glad that you read and enjoyed the DLR report! :cool1: I totally know what you mean about feeling like you "know" the people you read about on the DIS. Being Gold members must mean you have plenty of awesome DCL adventures under your belt! I highly recommend getting up to Alaska if possible. It was truly amazing. Hope you have fun reliving our first cruise with us via the blog :)
     
  13. Frey

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    Glad you had good luck with your tablemates! We were spoiled our first cruise with two really great couples, one from California and one from Denmark, who were all avid Disney fans. Our last cruise, not so much.

    I do wish that couples were always seated at four tops as sitting across from your significant other makes conversation extremely difficult with awkward tablemates.
     
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    Loving your new report. Sure wish I'd known you were visiting our beautiful city. If ever you're coming back, let me know. I'll take you on a personal tour to all the hot tourist spots, including a walk down Storybrooke's main street.
     
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    We were really glad to have luck with our table mates as well. I feel like since it was our first cruise, having unpleasant people would have put a bad taste in our mouth. Sorry to hear you've had mixed luck in the past. I'm sure that's probably always how it has the potential to go...

    Well I'm sure that would have made our Vancouver experience much more exciting! Next time! :thumbsup2
     
  16. disneymania0711

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    I love your trip reports. They are among the best on the DIS by far!
     
  17. gardengirl2790

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    The cruise sounds awesome so far! Looking forward to more. :goodvibes
     
  18. Dizzy4DL

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    Another great update! Your writing style really makes me feel as if I were there. Love the totem pole and the shirts.

    Thanks for taking us all along on your trip to Alaska! ;)
     
  19. ash-n-brensmom

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    Hi there, long time lurker of your TR's here. I have loved all of them so far!!

    So excited to read more of your cruise experience! We will be on The Wonder in Oct and although the itinerary is different, I love reading about that ship!


    Also, off topic, I hope all is well with you and your lovely wife. Obviously, you guys have had a rough start to 2014, I hope it rounds out much better!pixiedust:
     
  20. tayalltheway

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    You're too kind! :blush: I'm so glad to hear you are still enjoying them!

    Still PLENTY more cruise action to cover! Hope you keep having fun reading along :cool1:

    I'm glad that I can make it feel like you got to come along on the trip! That's certainly what I'm going for :)

    We LOVED all the merchandise available on this cruise. As you'll soon see, we weren't even close to being done shopping in the end!

    Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to say hi! :wave2: I'm so glad to hear that you've enjoyed reading about our many escapades.

    We LOVED the Wonder, and I'm sure you'll have such a great time cruising in October! I'll admit, I'm a little jealous ;)

    Things have definitely been looking up in the second portion of 2014. I'll do a "real-life" update sometime soon to let you know all that we've been up to!
     
  21. lorimay

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    Oh, the "Very pleasant good morning"...... just brought me back to our cruises of the past........ I love it!!!!
    Great report, Alaska is on the top of my cruise memories list. We had a wonderful time would love to do it again.
     

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