E. vs. W. Caribbean - Give Me the Lowdown

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by twopeasonepod, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. twopeasonepod

    twopeasonepod DIS Veteran

    Oct 19, 2010
    I definitely admire you for homeschooling your kids. I could never do it. I don't have the patience, plus I have to bring home the bacon! I am a private practice psychologist and my husband works from home as a web developer - which is why we can travel so much (I make my own schedule and he still works while we are on vacation). And what would I do when they know more than me??? Hahaha that day will come sooner than I can predict!

    I like your opinion on culture! That is pretty big for me. I want the boys to experience as much diversity as possible.

    What did you think of the Dream? And the Bahamas? I don't want to have to do a B2B and Nassau doesn't sound that great, but maybe I am missing something?
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  3. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    And more sales of booze and bingo cards. :rotfl2:

    We always have all our meals on the ship, even when in port, so never really thought about that.

    I do know that on NCL Americas Pride of America, when we sailed on her, there are 2 ports where you overnight......and the big issue the dining staff was having was dealing with how many people where choosing to eat on the ship, and THEN go into town at night, rather than go into town to eat.
  4. mamiof2

    mamiof2 Mouseketeer

    Apr 18, 2012
    The Dream is wonderful! It was our second time on the Dream. We dont feel a special draw to Nassau either, so we prefer to stay on the ship. It is rather empty that day, as the majority get off the ship. It is the best time to experience the Aquaduck without outrageous lines, and also do the Midship Detective Agency. We were so lucky this time to receive a complimentary upgrade to concierge. It was amazing!!

    are u still considering a cruise to / from Barcelona? That is my dream cruise!! So i would vote for that one! i also LOOOVE Spain! So i would have to plan on staying there for a few weeks either before or after the cruise. I studied there for a semester undergrad. 8 wonderful months i stayed!!
  5. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

    May 20, 2010
    I would choose:

    1) Longest vacation first
    2) Magic in Europe
    3) Fantasy Eastern
    4) Fantasy Western

    A few notes - we prefer the Eastern. St. John is our all time favorite port, and, we love Sea Days. We rotate between eastern & westerns (see signature & tickers), but are set on 2 Easterns in 2014 (unless DCL surprises us with a new fancy locale or southern Caribbean). Also, we live in FL & don't have the hurricane-fear issue, so time of year is not a big deal for us. We actually prefer to cruise when it's warmer. 2014 we are sticking to school breaks tho - no more taking DD out if school.

    And, I would only consider the Dream if you were short on time & they were doing a 5-night double dip. We love Castaway Cay & have only gotten off at Nassau on our 1st cruise back in 2005. We prefer the longer cruises & the Fantasy over the Dream (although love the classic ships even more). I don't think a B2B would be very exciting when instead I could have uninterrupted time on the Fantasy instead.

    Just my opinion!!!

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