Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. bbwex

    bbwex Earning My Ears

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    Many people are tempted to bring their own dryers, but most cruise lines don't allow it. I am not sure what Disney's policy is. The problem is that your big, powerful dryer draws a lot of current. While you might think that you little dryer is not going to hurt anyone, and that your hair is very important, you might want to remember that the biggest danger on a cruise ship is fire. Hair dryers, immersion heaters and other heavy current users pose a danger to you, and more importantly to others (including children) on the ship. Shipboard fires can be very serious.

    Generally, if the dryer in your room is not satisfactory, the line will give you a slightly more powerful one, but it will be one that they know is safe.
     
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  3. Hollywood Glitter

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    Disney does let you bring your own dryer. Just remember to unplug that and other hair items when your done. The previous poster is right. Fire safety is very important onboard. :)
     
  4. vcjtx

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    I don't think there really is an "express line", but there are 2 separate lines - one for passports & one for Birth Certificates & other forms of ID, as Ekatiel said.

    You're on the January 26th cruise, right? My friend & I (we'll be on the 1/26 one, too) went on a Carnival cruise from Galveston last year at about the same time & going through the customs checkout was the quickest part of debarkation. Getting off the ship took the longest time! We were in a seemingly endless line of passengers. We were called by decks (or luggage tag) and still had a looooooong wait in line. My advice would be: unless you have a flight to catch, take your time!!!! We don't have to be anywhere and plan to be two of the last people off the ship. I'm pretty sure they won't let us stay, so someone will shoo us off eventually!!
     
  5. violetmonarch

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    Look forward to seeing you all on the 1/26/13 Magic, vcjtx! Yeah I am in no big hurry, but my mother is a very impatient person, and I have to deal with her complaints....she's hard to ever please. Magic CMs gonna have their work cut out trying to please her!
     
  6. principessalia

    principessalia Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for this great tip...we are newbies & want to get as much out of our trip as we can :woohoo:
     
  7. principessalia

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    I want to do this!!! :dance3:
     
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    We did this with pillow cases and the mats from picture frames. Picture is now hanging in our foyer with the embarkation photo and a singed frame. :)
     
  9. JimGA

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    Great idea!
     
  10. tbumstead

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    "Regardless of what you may read, you can wear “business casual- Dockers/Polo shirts” to dinner and not be frowned upon or turned away".

    Is this true? My husband has lots of dress shorts so he could wear those to dinner?:banana:
     
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    Can anyone tell me how many people you can fit in a cabana on serenity bay? I have 8 adults and can book on the family beach but thought it might be nice to be on the adult side of the island.
     
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    I've read that the Sharpies fade more than those permanent markers specifically made for fabric FWIW. Hence, we went with fabric markers last cruise but are going with Sharpies this cruise as we're having a photo mat signed.
     
  15. PrincessShmoo

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    I believe the starting price ($399) is for 4 adults. And the max is 6, at $50 each extra person.

    :cutie:
     
  16. PrincessShmoo

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    The requested dress code for dinner is "no shorts, tank tops, or swim suits for dinner". Whether you abide by the request or not is up to you.

    :cutie:
     
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    Good- I got the last 2 at my target :)
     
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    Is it real coffee or that Nescrappy stuff?
     
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    We are a year out from our cruise on the Dream and figure it is never too early to begin planning our adventure. This will be my 2nd and a 1/2 cruise but the first for the rest of the family. This thread is awesome and has me psyched.
     
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