B2B Reviews: (E/W on Fantasy) and Bahamas (3/4 on Dream)

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  1. Boomerang4

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    The transition from cruise to cruise was easy. They delivered a note to us two nights before telling us what to do (more or less) and people are well familiar with B2Bers, the staff will help you along. They're particularly helpful getting you back on board as soon as possible, which is nice.

    The short answer is that you disembark with ID and a customs form (and some reading material), pass through customs and return directly to the departures hall...which is completely empty. You have to reregister and the counters open at 9:30, so you will have to kill a few minutes before they're ready for you. They give you new keys to the world, with a new dining rotation, and a second set of lanyards. We tried to not be wasteful and return the lanyards, but they said "just give them to someone for Christmas, we have to give them out." Then they will seat you in the concierge section until the computer system has switched over onboard. Then someone will come get you and escort you to the door. You'll enter with no fanfare and no arrival photo, but it's so quiet onboard. We had coffee at vista cafe and played shuffleboard while we watched the viewing deck to see if we could see any of our family members who were joining us on the second cruise.

    You don't have to pack anything in your stateroom or otherwise change anything at all. Try not to tell people you're doing B2B as you get off, though...you'll get the hairy eyeball for sure. We all know how awful that departure day is. :sad1:

    Meg
     
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  3. Boomerang4

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    trying to sort out posting of pics...can't quite make it work with shutterfly. yet.
     
  4. reimero

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    Great report, Boomerang! It was great getting to meet you on board (we were right behind you during the muster drill.)
     
  5. scottygirl

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    Hands down my favorite wine! :yay:
     
  6. Princess Runner

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    Hello there thank you for the report! We cruised the Dream last summer and arrived at Port Canaveral at around 10:30am and they turned us around because the nobody was allowed to park before 11:00 am. Did you arrived before that time?
     
  7. Boomerang4

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    we arrived by taxi at 11:00 for the first cruise. I don't know about parking at that time or earlier. for the second cruise, we exited the ship and reentered the departure hall without leaving the building. It was around 9:00. Around 9:30 or 9:40 someone else arrived, so somehow they got in at that time. I didn't speak with them, so I'm not sure how they got in. Maybe it's possible to get dropped off prior to 11:00, but not to park earlier than that.

    Does anyone have experience with arriving prior to 11:00?
     
  8. mom of a lil pirate

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    Great report! I was on the Cruise with you (12-19th)! I have been thinking of doing a b2b cruise next time around. Glad to hear you all had a nice time.
     
  9. wishuponastarforever

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    Fantastic report. Reading is a true pleasure. Informative and interesting. Especially enjoyable is correct spelling, proper grammar and lo and behold, punctuation. I am in awe.:goodvibes
     
  10. Pesky

    Pesky "Who's the monkey?!"

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    Great TR! I look forward to hearing the rest!
     
  11. wishuponastarforever

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    Waiting for more of your report. Please. Your trip report is most enjoyable.:goodvibes
     
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    Great report--love the thorough details! :o):thumbsup2
     
  13. noahsmom

    noahsmom 2002 - Poly & Wonder; 2004 - Poly & Wonder; 2006 -

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    I have a couple of questions relating to the back to back part of your cruise. We are doing the same back to back in just a few weeks. Did you have the same dining rotation and servers for the 2nd cruise? When you were allowed back on the ship could you go to your room? I'm thinking of doing laundry during that time. Do they restrict where you can go once you get back on the ship?

    Thanks for all the great details!
     
  14. conny264

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    Great report,thanks for sharing.
    I would love to hear a little bit more about the submarine excursion to Coral world.Did you like it or is it not worth going?
    Thanks in advance
    Conny
     
  15. Joanna71985

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    Great review!
     
  16. Boomerang4

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    --We requested the same servers during the first of the two cruises. The head waiter fixed it for us, plus he gave us tables with ocean views for the second cruise. Our assistant waiter told us that the restaurant had actually had to change the serving team's station to accommodate our request (because four more people joined us on the second cruise) and i think it was a little difficult for them, but they made it appear seamless to us.

    --we were not allowed into our rooms earlier than others, though we got a note that we would be. But you hardly notice because you don't have to drag carry-ons around the ship. You can't be in your cabin from about 9:00 to 12:00 or 1:00.

    --other than going to the staterooms, I did not notice any restrictions on where you can go. We went to the Vista cafe, Starboard on Deck 4, and watched them set up for the arrivals announcements. We also walked outside to the shuffleboard and played for a while and watched people who were preparing to get onboard. this was at about 11:00. We disembarked at 9:00 and were reboarded at 10:15 or 10:30.
     
  17. BoosGram

    BoosGram Better than a candygram....I tink, therefore I am.

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    Great report: well written, informative and thorough! Thank you :thumbsup2.
     
  18. amazedbymickey

    amazedbymickey Earning My Ears

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    Wonder full job of reporting:yay:
     
  19. Bonniec

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    So can the arm bands come off or are they forced to wear it the whole cruise? $50 seems crazy for a replacement fee!
     
  20. tarzand

    tarzand Earning My Ears

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    It bothered my son and I took it off when he wasn't utilizing the club activities. Some posters suggested that might be a problem, but it worked fine for us. It attaches with a little clip and I requested an extra from my stateroom host. She delivered without any issue.
     
  21. klass3

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    I'm wondering what you do with carry-on luggage after boarding if your room's not ready?
     

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