Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by misseulalie, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. tinkmom2

    tinkmom2 DIS Veteran

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    It doesn't hurt to ask. I would make sure you get to guest services on your first day. Be sure to include your own fabric markers and some candy for the team signing all your stuff.
     
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  3. disneydork3

    disneydork3 Obsessed with Disney

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    Subbing, great tips!
     
  4. Trinity524

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    Didn't get a chance to read all the posts. I bought a pillow case from Etsy, that I LOVE, what brand fabric markers do you suggest?
     
  5. Minnie Monellen

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    Different itineraries have the characters dressed in unique costumes, i.e. the NYC to Canada cruises had Minnie dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Mickey dressed in yellow slicker/fishing gear. The characters are only available for pictures in these costumes on certain days.

    You might want to bring grid paper for the character drawing class.
     
  6. Minnie Monellen

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    Stained by Sharpie.
     
  7. Susiesark

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    I bought the Crayola fabric markers from JoAnn's using a coupon. I believe they have them at Michael's also.
     
  8. Trinity524

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    Thank you so much. I'll go looking tomorrow at JoAnns for both.
     
  9. Hampering

    Hampering Earning My Ears

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    Took me all of the weekend to go through the Hundreds of posts ! Thanks for sharing your tips. We will be sailing out of Galveston on the Disney Magic, Dec 8th 2012, (first cruise) and will carry our immersion blender for in-cabin use ! With an abundant supply of soft serve ice cream, milk, fruits etc, the possibilities are endless !!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CSB...=1341765195&sr=8-1&keywords=Immersion+blender

    Our cruise meet link for the Disney Magic, Dec 8th 2012:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2852187
     
  10. Codie

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    This policy was one of the reasons (many) that we ultimately went with DCL. My understanding was that it had to be in a specific size carry on and you just couldn't bring the bottles out of your room.

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  11. Codie

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    What sort of things do you ship? I was going to use the travel lite baby delivery service. Does that count as one of my boxes?

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  12. ThePicketts

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    At the end of a set of cruises (Med, Mexico, Transatlantic, etc) they are more willing to let you keep them. I have a collection of 8 from our Transatlantic
     
  13. tiffinymunn

    tiffinymunn We LOVE Disney Cruises!!!

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    What a GREAT tip! Thank You!
     
  14. Codie

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    Won Disney blend you a smoothie if you asked?

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  15. Codie

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    Okay... Clueless me. How do I access those "shared" docs? They sound useful!!

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  16. Hampering

    Hampering Earning My Ears

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    Smoothies come at a price. Not sure they will blend and serve a-la-carte for free...
     
  17. lklasing

    lklasing When being chased by a bear, you don't have to out

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    Now that we're getting close to our trip, I'm starting to think of shipping down some items, particularly my FE gifts. Can anyone give me the 101 about shipping to the ship - address, restrictions, etc.?

    Thanks!
     
  18. Sebby

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    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2068966

    Boxes Sent the Ship Ahead of Cruise - PLEASE follow these instructions carefully!!!!!! UPDATED AS OF 2/25/2009
    • ONE box per stateroom, no exceptions.
    • The package must have the guest full name, ship, sailing date, stateroom number or GTY if you have not been assigned a stateroom number.
    • The package also must have a packing slip attached to the outside of the box that details the contents of the package. For prescriptions, a copy of the prescription is sufficient. Your list may or may not be read but it must have one. Write packing slip on the outside of the envelope.
    • NO FOODS/DRINKS OF ANY KIND, LIQUOR OF ANY KIND, FIREARMS, ETC.. Items that cannot be shipped to the Disney Cruise Line Warehouse and delivered to the ship include: food products (any and all food products including baby food/formula), beverages (liquor, water, etc.), chemicals, and luggage. These items will not be accepted at the warehouse and will be returned. This may cause the dogs to hit on your box and that would be a bad thing.
    • The required size of the cartons you are shipping down have to be about the size of a record storage box 12 inches on a side and should not weigh more than 20 lbs. (This has been asked personally by Dave Adams who is the owner)

    Address your package(s) to:
    Disney Cruise Line Warehouse
    Guest Name / Stateroom # (GTY, if you don't know what it is when you send the package)
    8633 Transport Drive
    Orlando, FL 32832
    Phone: 407-566-8196

    In the bottom left corner of the top of the package put the following information: ATTN: HOUSEKEEPING
    *Name
    *Sail Date
    *Ship
    *Stateroom Number
    *Packing slip that details contents of the package (for prescriptions, a copy of the prescription is sufficient)
    • Packages must arrive by Friday by 3:00pm for the 7-Night Cruise on the Disney Magic (Saturday).
    • Packages must arrive by Friday by 3:00pm for the 4-Night Cruise on the Disney Wonder (Sunday).
    • Packages must arrive by Wednesday by 3:00pm for the 3-Night Cruise on the Disney Wonder (Thursday).

    If your box is hit on by the screening dog or chosen for additional screening they will open the list and the box and look through it. They will close it back up and provided nothing bad is in it then it will be in your room as usual later after boarding. These boxes will be coming on the ship with the crew mail among other things so they may be in the staterooms later then they were before as they are low priority in the scheme of things for Disney.

    Boxes to Send Home after Cruise - Information provided by Shirley
    These guys are great and right off Highway 528 - Shipping Depot located at 211 Crockett Blvd, Suite 103, Merritt Island, Florida, Phone 321-453-2558, Fax 321-453-0161
    Hours - Monday thru Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
    Email - shippingdepot103@aol.com
    If you DO NOT want to concern yourself with the carrying of ''stuff'' home that you have purchase or too much to take on the plane, you can take it over to their place of business or they will be more than glad to pick it up from Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and they will ship anywhere and everywhere. They are UPS and FEDEX office. Owners are Raul and Dwane - super nice folks to work with and very accomodating to your shipping needs. Must mention this board for discount.
     
  19. DeAnnaBelle

    DeAnnaBelle Earning My Ears

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    What a great idea! Especially since we are cruising at Christmastime! It will be our cruise version of driving around and looking at Christmas lights! :)
     
  20. TheTexasGal

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    But you can't stick stick notes on the door, correct? Nothing sticky allowed. I remember if something sticky is placed on the door and messes the door up then you are responsible for payment. Are you sticking sticky notes to the magnets?
     
  21. DeAnnaBelle

    DeAnnaBelle Earning My Ears

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    Oh, that's a good point. So there's a rule about nothing sticky on the door? Not even a post it note? I wouldn't think a post it note would damage the door, but I definitely wouldn't want to risk getting another passenger in trouble. Especially when the intent is to compliment them! :) Thanks for the info!
     

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