DISmoms 4 - The Hunt for Jack Sparrow

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by karajeboo, May 23, 2012.

  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    LOL- that might be me in 2 days! Keep watching! :)
     
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  3. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Thank you sooo much! I PROMISE to live up to that challenge!!!! :)
     
  4. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    So much fun you ladies are having! :cool1:

    I'm probably too late for you to see this but have a great time in Hawaii!!!
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Yes!!!! I am so sorry I didn't respond- I saw it when I had the stomach flu in Florida, and I forgot about it because I was so busy....ummmm.... Spending the day in the bathroom, lol! That is a great deal- and it sounds really really fun! And I would have booked it- of I had not already sent a deposit to kayak and scuba with a guy in the north shore- he gave us a Discount to do both with him, so we did- or we are- :)
    I will do my best to leave aulani all in one piece for you- but no promises!!! So excited! Tonight we'll be on Kauai!!!! I can't believe this big trip is finally here!!!!
     
  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I'm very proud of you! It's not rocket science- its a matter of opening a photobucket acct, then copying the last link and pasting it here.... You can do it Joanie!!!!
     
  7. stinksmom

    stinksmom Friends are the family you choose....

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    Have a great time in Hawaii, Ellen! I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it. The company I work for owns the newspaper in Lihue, Kauai and I keep trying to figure out a some reason that I need to go visit! And we love to hear about Aulani. We plan to get there someday (was supposed to be next summer) but other trips keep popping up. Fortunately one of those is NYE Fantasy cruise in 2013 :cool1:

    Safe travels!
     
  8. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    :p im so jelly what a fun mom and son memory

    oh thank god it was a holiday I though maybe people didnt drink in port anymore I was scraed. GIRL take me kicking and screaming! Twist my arm all you want! lol

    well spell something out so we know its you.. ohh make a monkey sand castle LOL
     
  9. MAGICFOR2

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    Yes, we'll all be looking for you so smile for the camera!:beach:
     
  10. MAGICFOR2

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    Doin' the Bump!:wave2:
     
  11. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    So while Ellen is galavanting around HAWAII this week, I'll try to keep this going a bit.....

    I roamed around quite a bit while the gals were getting rubbed.... :lmao:

    Just some shots of the ship....

    Quiet Cove Pool coming from the aft.....

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    Looking down on it from just about the same spot, but up a deck.

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    Looking over from in front of the pool, looking aft. This is not adult only, but where I'm standing is, there was a TON of adults only space on this ship!

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    This was where I was standing in last photo - up on deck, smoking area, adults only.

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    Looking DOWN on the Magic - big difference in size. But we all know size doesn't matter....:rolleyes1

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    Sweltering HOT area all the way forward, adults only.

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    The problem is that the plexiglass wall is so high and has no "air holes" or whatever you call them, so air can get through. So it is still and HOT up here! Especially when the ship is still, but even when moving, the air just didn't move.

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    This is standing one deck above pools, looking forward. Deck above is all adults only.....

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    Looking aft toward the AquaDuck.

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    Looking down on the 666 pool. Why do we call it that? Well, because it was HE!! walking through there!!! Kids everywhere, and sooooo crowded! Now I love kids, heck I even have one! But I really think DCL screwed up by putting both pools together on here. It was just pure chaos. Hence the 666 areas.....

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    I don't think I EVER saw anyone around this little bar area up on deck....

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    When my girls came back all rubbed and polished, Ellen, Joan and I headed off to see Nassau. Well, we actually headed off to get pics of the ships in port together, and also to hit Senor Frogs for a drink. Cammie decided to hang on the ship and catch some rays..... Not sure if she ever found Ray, but she got some sun..... :rotfl2:

    I LOVE seeing DCL ships in port together. With only 4 ships in service, it's just so rare!

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  12. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Our first stop was Senor Frogs gift shop to grab some tees for the boys back home....

    Ellen high foured him.....

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    We figured since we were here, might as well grab a drink. But as you now know, it was election day and they elected NOT to open up so we could have a drink!!! What up with that???? :confused3

    So we literally said, "Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt." :rotfl2:

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    Not much else to do so we started heading back to the ship.....

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    Yeah, we're on the BIG one!!!

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    Yes, Ellen, we know you're on the BIG one, too!!!

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    When we got back on board, we grabbed some sandwiches, wraps, etc, for lunch and grabbed some seats right next to the pool bar in the Quiet Cove area......

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    Very yummy and fresh! I was also shocked that with all the quick serve places together that it was not more crowded! On the Magic, you have three separate quick serve areas, Pluto's Dog House for burgers, Pinocchio's for pizza and Goofy's Galley for sandwiches and fruit. So to see Flo's serving everything shocked me, but there are actually separate serving areas, so it's very efficient.

    My cup from home, with a little sumpin sumpin poured from the room, topped off with diet coke from the soda fountain.... ;)

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    It was at this time that I saw him for the first time. Never before have I actually seen him. I've only heard about him. I'm sure you've heard of him, too.

    Waldo.

    I know where he is now.

    Except his name was Paul. So he became... wait for it.....

    Pauldo.

    For the rest of the trip. And yes, there will be photos.

    We grabbed drinks from the bar at the Quiet Cove Pool and I commented that the bartender looked like Waldo, minus the red/white striped sweater. We all chuckled, and little did we know, that PAULDO would be a big part of our cruise!!!!

    Before long we all headed back to the cabin to get ready for the night. Tonight's show was Villain's Tonight and Ellen and I encouraged Cammie and Joan to see this show, but we stayed behind to get ready, since we'd already seen this on the Magic. Good show, worth seeing, but not our favorite. But really, even a "bad" show on a Disney cruise is better than most found other places!!!!

    Up next, Pauldo is back.......





     
  13. Beth D

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    Wow did I miss a bunch! Been busy, and this TR takes off! Love all the pics of the ships together.

    Ellen - Aloha (late)! Can't wait to see the TR from this!

    I agree about the pools - with so many kids on the ships it just doesn't make sense. Thank god DS loved being in the club so much, we could hit the adult pool instead!
     
  14. MAGICFOR2

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    Bummer - a shore excursion that wasn't. At least you got some fun pics! :rotfl2: I love seeing those two sister ships next to each other! :cheer2: Nice deck tour, BTW:thumbsup2
     
  15. LittleGirlGrey

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    How were the crowds on the ship? Did you ever feel overwhelmed or not taken care of because of all the extra people?

    My mother and I are HUGE Disney Cruise fans *going to Hawaii in 53 days!!! :cool1:* but I have anxiety issues with large crowds so we've been hesitant on not doing the Fantasy or Dream because of that.

    Did you guys ever feel like there were just to many people? :confused3
     
  16. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    I had the same fear before we went and honestly, I never felt it was crowded. The only time was the 666 pool area. It's just chaos in that area, but we avoided it and it was fine. The Quiet Cove Pool also got crowded, it's designed really weird, compared to the Magic, but the adult deck areas were never crowded at all. Honestly, it seemed like we had that forward deck to ourselves. The dining rooms are larger, but it didn't feel any more crowded than the dining rooms on the Magic. I was pleasantly surprised.

    AND we usually had the lounges to ourselves too! I'm thinking the longer cruises will allow adults more time to escape, but we literally had Pink, Skyline, and Evolution to ourselves several times......
     
  17. LittleGirlGrey

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    Oh good! Thank you! :goodvibes Thats what I was hoping for. Is it really called the 666 pool area?
     
  18. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    :rotfl2:No, but it should be! :rotfl2:
     
  19. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    Having 2 boys in different ages I can see why theydid the 666pools close, when we were on the magic P wanted to be in the big pool and J wanted to do mickeys and the slide. So having them closer I can understand. But it would have been nicer to see them spready out more (guess not really able to do with the dynamics of the ship LOL)

    Good idea to bring a cup from home!!! *note to self*
     
  20. englishrose47

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    Have to keep up ready for Our Cruise next year!!!!
     
  21. Princess Bette

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    Just ran across your trip report and trying to read all 30 pages tonight! As I was reading about all the fun you girls had, I kept thinking how awesome it would be to cruise with y'all. Then I came to this post and got so excited! I will be on this cruise as well! Hope to run into you...I know where to look...Pink!
     

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