Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. Larene

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    Hi I am taking my first Disney Cruise on the Disney Wonder on Feb. 7th out of Miami. I would love to be a part of Fish Extenders but do not know how to find a list or start a list. I would love any advice or suggestions for my upcoming cruise. I am very excited! I will be taking my 10 year old son and 6 year old grandson as well as my mother. So want to make this the most memorable vacation for my boys. :)
     
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  3. phoenixleigh

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    I printed out what i wanted and bought sheet magnet paper at Hobby Lobby and stuck the printed items on there. I couldn't get the sheet printer magnet paper to work in my printer (very old) so this worked.
     
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    Here is the link to your cruise's cruise meet - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2923211 Someone named Jessica is interested in having the FE - see post #9.emtmom0104
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  6. bellabaloo

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    What a fantastic post! THanks for all the tips :)
     
  7. Zapataii

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    Here's a snooty question: is the room service coffee still bad? Should I pack the small creamers? Do they have Splenda, or just regular sugar? First timer here
     
  8. goeva

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    I don't drink coffee so I can't tell you but you definitely should bring your camera(s) and they do have Splenda on board. :goodvibes:
     
  9. violetmonarch

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    Take the coffee creamers since ya just never know! There's bad coffee that is like tolerable, then there's BAD coffee that need CPR!:scared: Just saying.:coffee:
     
  10. Troop o' Goofs

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    The coffee was not as bad as it was in the parks. Definitely tolerable.
     
  11. Susiesark

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    I always take a bag of small flavored creamers, and take a few to the food counters with me.
     
  12. dittymau

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    Well, I loved the room service coffee in the morning!
     
  13. Zapataii

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    Thanks for the coffee info everyone. I only referred to it as bad because someone earlier in the thread did.:lmao:

    I will be bringing the creamers for sure! Thanks everyone!
     
  14. disneydreaming92701

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    Any coffee that is brought to me in my room is good to me....enjoy your cruise
     
  15. mdurette

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    Bring a travel mug also. We don't normally do room service because I never know what time DD is going to get up. But, once I get up I head straight for the buffet on the deck and get a cup of coffee. There is nothing worse than only getting only a tiny cup that is either spilled or drank by the time I get back to the room.

    Now...I always take a mug!
     
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    This is always a great idea!! :thumbsup2 We bring the Thermos insulated cups with the flip lids for the kids!! Their great for pool side, on excursions and to take to the shows!! And I make sure I have a big insulates cup with me since I hydrate a lot!!
     
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    One tip for anyone traveling on the Magic: if you have thick/ long hair and rely on a hair dryer, bring your own! We sailed on the Magic over Christmas in 2011 and the hair dryer was this old vacuum hose looking thing attached to the wall of the bathroom. The issue was that after a few minutes of drying my hair, the hair dryer became way too hot to even hold. I had to dry my hair in 2-3 minute shifts and use a towel to hold it after the first 2 minute shift. Also, with the hair dryer being in the bathroom, I was hogging up the one bathroom while the rest of my family of 4 was trying to get ready for dinner also. Looking forward to sailing on the Fantasy on Jan 19th!
     
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    I always bring my own hair dryer, just in case. The Wonder had really small, pretty much useless, hairdryers. But happy to say that the Fantasy has full sized hair dryers, that you can plug in where it is convenient. However, I enjoyed going to the Senses Spa, to use the shower, great products and the provided hair dryers. You don't need to buy anything to use this area. Free razors are also provided and there is a small sauna and lockers to use.
     
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    When disembarking in Galveston, there was an "express lane" for US Citizens travelling with passports. Not sure if the same is present in Port Canaveral or other destinations. Just one more bonus aside from the security of having a full travel document.
     
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    I am sailing out of Galveston in 4 weeks, so I am glad to hear that there is an express lane for those that have passports. :thumbsup2 I really hate waiting around.
     
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    The last time we sailed out of Galveston (last Spring Break), the "express" lane was actually for people with birth certificates. Honestly, there is not an "express" lane; there two different lines, one for people with passports and one for people with birth certificates and I.D.s. The "express" part depends on how many people on your cruise are travelling with passports vs. birth certificates. In our case last Spring Break, the passport line was SIGNIFICANTLY longer than the birth certificate line. That disembarkation was a nightmare anyways-- they only had one or two port agents working to disembark a FULL Spring Break cruise on Mariner of the Seas (there were around 1,000 kids on board). It took us just under 3 hours to disembark :crazy2:. --Katie
     

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