DCL Confessions

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by molly mouse, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2003
    I confess I would LOVE that too! :thumbsup2 I was seriously thinking of doing that for a Panama Canal cruise.
    Felt too guilty. Kids got to get to school, blah blah blah blah. I confess, I really wanted to go solo.
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  3. ksloane

    ksloane DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2006
    I'd LOVE to do a Panama Canal cruise as well. Unfortunately I teach and so I'm tied to the school schedule too.

    However, I think I have the best of traveling solo. I traveled with just my daughter on my previous 2 cruises. She's 12 (was 11 then). She leaves the room and goes to the kids club after we have breakfast, and I don't see her again until dinner and the show time. I have someone to eat with and watch the shows. I have the day to myself. :lovestruc
  4. shrinkingmoody

    shrinkingmoody Earning My Ears

    Feb 15, 2013
    These. All great. Excellent rating. Lets hope it was at least better than "fair".
  5. Carol G

    Carol G Mouseketeer

    Mar 2, 2009
    I've ordered the H2O products online. No problem filling the order and they have other products you may want to try. The address is on the bottle.
  6. Glfnjoe

    Glfnjoe Earning My Ears

    Jun 4, 2012
    While unpacking from our 4 night Dream cruise my DW came across a DCL laundry bag. I had just read a post about someone who was charged for a missing pillow --- $190. I immediately called DCL and was told I hadn't been charged yet but if they did charge me it would be $10. After spending $8 to mail it back I actually thought that for $2 more I could have had a DCL Laundry bag. But I was worried that we would be flagged (not sure they even do that).
  7. GoHabsGo

    GoHabsGo Mouseketeer

    Oct 7, 2011
    Wow! I thought it was bad when I committed murder. I can finally show my face again, knowing I can always point to a worse crime :lmao:
  8. 4 mickey

    4 mickey 4 MICKEY

    Feb 25, 2006
    I am only on page 6 and boy this thread cracks me up
    I also confess on bringing back a few bottles of shampoo and butter and I also confess that this sickness goes really far because I tell my DH no way are we allowed to touch those until the next cruise and then ( when we get back I use the stuff from last cruise and keep the new one I konw I know :confused: weird lolololo
    also got a few glasses from the bon voyage drinks that people leave behind I confess I have quite a collection lolol
  9. railagainst

    railagainst Earning My Ears

    Jun 16, 2013
    Nobody has stiffed the staff on tips? Brought food off the ship at dock as a snack/lunch? Those amnesty barrels aren't there to hold the docks down. Spill it.
  10. Gilland18

    Gilland18 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    I'll confess for my DM. We all were off the ship in Cabo and ran into Mom shopping. Her purse was hanging open and there was a banana she had smuggled off the ship.:rolleyes1
  11. airplanegod

    airplanegod Airline Expert

    Apr 14, 2010
    We are going on another cruise in a couple of weeks so we'll see. However, on our last two cruises we boarded in an earlier group than our's....
  12. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

    Jun 10, 2010
    I confess I am a goody two shoes.
    I've never taken food off of the ship (even packaged foods.)
    I follow the written dress codes.
    I put my bags out when we're supposed to.
    I tip at or above expected levels.
    I keep my kids out of the quiet cove even if it means backtracking and going downstairs to avoid it.
    I don't save seats in the theatre.
    And yes, I still have a wonderful cruise!
  13. Moxin

    Moxin Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2011
    Once, we didn't tip the head server. He was horrendous. He was rude to our servers, whom we thought were awesome, and only came by our table once...ONCE...on a 7 day cruise. While I understand that servers (cruise ships, restaurants) work for low wages, that is their choice to employ themselves in that environment, in which tips make up the majority of their wages. Therefore, in order to earn that tip from me, I expect a certain level of service. You are not going to get tipped for bad service, plain and simple. Serve me well, and you will be rewarded above the mandatory/minimum tip level.
  14. wcw57

    wcw57 DIS Veteran

    Apr 1, 2009
    uh oh! a tipping post.....!;)
  15. JPapenfuss

    JPapenfuss Earning My Ears

    Jun 27, 2013
    We had a horrible head waiter only once out of 11 cruises. We still tipped the minimum. Everyone else we tip as much as we can ( usually way above the customary amount) I wish we had not tipped at all- maybe he would got the message? Come by and visit us maybe just once? My confession is that I hate dressing up. I know others love to and most families look pretty sparkly and awesome! I usually show up to dinner in sweat pants and a T Shirt. Once- bingo was running late and I was tired from the day. I showed up to the dining room on formal night in sweat pants and a T shirt. No one said anything to me and dinner certainly did not taste any different due to my dress code that night!! I appreciated the fact our servers still treated me wonderfully. They could see I was worn out & tired and just wanted to enjoy my vacation! One of the reasons we keep going back is for that reason!!!
  16. Slappy32

    Slappy32 Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2012
    Reserved two cabanas during my concierge window, so I could drop one later and a 75 day window friend could have one.
  17. Heyriddle

    Heyriddle Mouseketeer

    Mar 4, 2011
    Will you be my friend??
  18. shmoogrrrl

    shmoogrrrl Tigger Goddess

    May 18, 2000
    I've never understood why the Head server is a tipped position. I mean if he/she is in charge of the restaurant in a manager's position, he should be paid as such. I think that in five cruises we've maybe interacted with him once, and that was just him stopping by to say hi. Disney really ought to pay him/her as a Staff member and not a tipped position.

    That said, we've always tipped what we were supposed to, but we always tip a little more to our servers and room steward, and not that position.

    Now, back on topic, I'm not sure what other confessions I can make, besides our love of flying grapes and plank walking Mickeys. :)
  19. MND

    MND DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2011
    Did you have that done in prison?
  20. TwinPrincessMermaids

    TwinPrincessMermaids DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Our head waiter was amazing! We tipped well over for him! It's the first time in years a head waiter did anything for us. I agree about earning it.

    We have never not tipped, even on the very less than stellar CCL last few times (because we know they are dependent on it.) However, we did not tip over that at ALL for them. On our DCL, we definitely did.
  21. eblong

    eblong Summer in the Med!

    Oct 2, 2010
    OOOOH - This is going to hurt, but here goes anyway

    We have a granddaughter that doesn't like her food to touch. When she eats dinner at our house, she gets to use this plate:
    or -
    She gets to use this plate: [​IMG]

    To be fair, we picked up a snack at a buffet and told the dish-hander-outer CM that we were taking it to our room, and that we were considering stealing it because our granddaughter would love it. He said to go ahead. Of course, now we know they never say no,and the second one -from the Fantasy (is a bit more blatant), but still...:cool1:

    BTW - we do have two AP butter knives from the Fantasy, but we bought them in the shop.

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