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Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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

  1. tchrrx

    tchrrx <font color=red>Blame it on the plastic cow I ment

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    The background (the white one for sure....I don't remember if this appiled to other backgrounds) flows down onto the floor, so you are standing/sitting on part of the drape. The don't want it dirty or torn, so you have to take your shoes off.
     
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  3. NAB

    NAB <font color=green>That first page just got too hea

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    True on the white background one you take your shoes off the others you do not. Lots of time the white is used with people sitting on the floor too.
     
  4. misseulalie

    misseulalie DIS Veteran

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    I cannot believe this thread is still going strong!!! I created this thread- how long ago??? It's still on the 1-2nd page all the time!! Over 500,000 views!!! COOL!!!:banana::banana:

    Happy cruising my friends!!!
     
  5. PirateMel

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    Exceptional summary!

    This will be our second cruise, the three day one was just a tease - lol
    Palo's charges are now $20 pp for Dinner and Brunch. Looking forward to trying brunch this time

    The Photo Mat was totally Amesome! and the Cast Members love treats!


    Any new ideas for Cast Member treats this time?
     
  6. PirateMel

    PirateMel DIS Veteran

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    We are sailing May 4th too!

    Happy cruising!
     
  7. FLUFFYCAT

    FLUFFYCAT Mouseketeer

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    So excited we are also on the May 4th cruise!!
    I bring lots of plastic zip bags large and small to put wet bathingsuits, cookies, etc. Always great to have some handy. I also love zinc oxide suntan lotion. That really stops the sunburns! :dance3::dance3::woohoo::banana::beach: :goodvibes.:goodvibes:cool1::goodvibes
     
  8. PirateMel

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    :cheer2:

    SPF 110 For my Hubby! - lol
     
  9. rescuetink

    rescuetink DDC Member #428 A DCL Loving Family!! W

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    This is and has been a GREAT thread!! :thumbsup2 I'm so glad you started it!! :worship:
     
  10. tchrrx

    tchrrx <font color=red>Blame it on the plastic cow I ment

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    Can you buy this at stores such as Wal-mart, or is it a specialty product? I've never heard of it.
     
  11. carpenta

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    We just got off the Dream in March and we gave our servers and room attendant pure Vermont maple syrup. They loved it and said they (the servers) were each going home next month and since it was sealed bottles they will wait until they go home to enjoy with their families. Something local that reflects your hometowns are always appreciated IMO.
     
  12. lilpooh108

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    I didn't mind my shoes off on the white background, but I minded when they told us to lie down on them. It was pretty funny, the looks on our faces. But the guy was right. Plus the white thing was dirty anyway. Can you imagine how dirty they'd be with everyone's shoes on?

    Those weird lay-down pics were the BEST family pics we've ever taken (photographer did an awesome job w/lighting, framing, suggested poses), and we are literally photo-obsessed (DSLR, photo studios, fastpasses, the whole shebang).
     
  13. LimoFam5

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    Take every opportunity possible to take pictures. Use the white background every chance and don't be afraid to make several outfit changes. I had our family picture taken, a Christmas picture taken and a session with just our girls. Take as many as u want and u will then have tons to chose from. I suggest buying the cd and and knowing it from the start and then go picture crazy.....

    Also love love love ordering room service. Late night Mickey ice cream bars, cookies and milk and ordering morning coffee for mornings when u need a lil extra help getting out of bed for excursions or disembark day
     
  14. LimoFam5

    LimoFam5 DIS Veteran

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    Oh and my favorite is book another cruise before u get off. U get a great discount as a good on board credit. I suggest booking the cheapest cruise for two people and then u can always change the reservation later. The reason behind choosing the cheapest cruise is it will require the smallest deposit. Book one that is as far out as possible so u can take your time and change it.
     
  15. Cgracia30

    Cgracia30 Earning My Ears

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    Great tip! Is it cheaper to book for just one person? Or does it have to be 2 people?

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  16. Doingitagain

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    The charge for one person is 200% of a single occupant, so it will be the same rate and deposit as one person.
     
  17. LimoFam5

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    Same deposit for one or two people.
    Also u can book a reservation for family members or friends who r not on cruise with u. All u need is their names, birth dates and address. This way if they were going to possibly join u on the next vacation they will enjoy the same on board booking benefits.
     
  18. LimoFam5

    LimoFam5 DIS Veteran

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    Another tip is for parents to babies n infants.

    Disney cruise line offers the following upon request.
    Bed railings on any bed top or bottom bunk
    A in room pack n play
    A in room diaper genie
    In the main dining room they will steam any vegetable or purée any fruit, veggie or food item..... Fresh baby food
     
  19. Disney Mom Lisa

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    Stupid question: Where is the "white background"? Thanks. :goodvibes
     
  20. carpenta

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    When they , the photo department, are taking formal pictures that is one of the portable backdrops that are set up around the ship, usually in the crenter atrium where ther is a bigger spot for it is popular. In the Med. they have backdrops that reflect old world Europe as backdrops.
     
  21. mollyclairesmom

    mollyclairesmom Earning My Ears

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    Do you have to request bed rails in advance, or how do you obtain them?
     

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