Fantasy Eastern Feb 8-15 2014-Cupids in the Caribbean-TRIP REPORT COMPLETED 7/17!

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  1. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    Here are the top moments according to me!

    1. Mixology-This was such a blast. It was great to have a chance to meet some fellow cruisers, learn a little bit about mixing cocktails, and indulge in some beverages.

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    2. These smiling faces-It was just such a joy to spend time with these smiling faces.

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    3. Ducky Williams-It was so inspiring to hear his story of perseverance. It got even better when I won a sketch of Pluto! DH commented that he loved to see how happy I was when I returned from Ducky's talk.

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    4. My three hour tour-I truly felt like the Fantasy was all mine. I felt such peace and I did not have a care in the world.

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    Continued in next post-too many images!

     
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  3. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    5. Parasailing-Considering how scared I was going into this activity I can't believe how much I enjoyed it!

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    6. Seeing new places-I love all of the new places that our cruise on the Fantasy allowed me to see.

    St. Maarten-

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    St. Thomas-

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    and last, but not least-Castaway Cay-

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  4. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    I just want to thank everyone that has taken the time to stop in and check out our trip report. I also want to give an extra thank you to those that took the time to post. It was your thoughtful words that kept me going!

    "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." - Walt Disney

     
  5. WhitGB

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    Loved your report. My girls and I have been following along as we are doing the Eastern next year. You have encouraged my DD10 to choose the pairsailing as her adventure.

    Can you tell me where you found the floppy straw hats for the girls? I can find them for adults but the kids drown in them.

    Thanks.
     
  6. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    I am so glad that you stuck me with through the end! I hope your DD10 enjoys the parasailing adventure as much as we did.

    I found the hats for the kiddos at the end of the season last year at Old Navy. They worked perfectly to protect them from the strong rays that we experienced.
     
  7. m3gg3m

    m3gg3m Earning My Ears

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    What a fun read, thank you for posting! This has been my bedtime reading for the past few nights. My family (DH, DD8, DD4) and I will go on our first cruise (Disney or otherwise) on the same sailing as yours, but one year later. We embark on our Eastern Fantasy cruise on 2/7/15. This was such a wealth of information!

    My key take-aways:
    • Hair braiding - looks awesome, but hurts (prepare DD8 now)
    • Shutters - don't have to stress about a CD, can get an album for $150
    • Deck 4 - for running laps and relaxing
    • Oceaneer Club/Lab - both my girls are big on crafts, so it should be a hit
    • Catch early shows when available
    • Mixology with Facebook group - sign up
    • The long-sleeved Minnie PJs I got my girls for Xmas should be just fine
    • Summer clothes in the Caribbean, even in February
    I especially like how you ended with everyone favorite memories. Makes me think I might want to do something similar. Thanks again!
     
  8. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    You are very welcome! I hope that you are enjoying the planning of your first cruise. Your DDs ages will be perfect and I think that they will love every minute.

    I am glad that you found my report helpful and that you were able to take some information from it to help your planning!

    If you end up doing a report I will be sure to check it out. :goodvibes
     
  9. OregonDisneyDreamer

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    Thank you for a wonderful trip report! My husband, six year old daughter, and I will be on the Fantasy in January. I loved reading about your experiences with your family and appreciate you taking the time to share them.
     
  10. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    You are welcome! That is so exciting that you have a cruise coming up so soon. Thanks for reading and I hope that you have as much fun as we did!
     
  11. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    I am so excited to report that I just added a new ticker to my signature!!!!!!


    Only 443 days until our next cruise on the Fantasy! :cool1:
     
  12. packerbeth

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    Thank you for your excellent report. We are going on the Magic later this month. I loved all your photos. I encourage you to try out a RunDisney race! I've done one 10K, 3 halfs and 3 fulls at WDW, and a half at Disneyland. It's actually the reason I started running. I'm training for my second Goofy Challnge in January. Congrats on your new countdown!
     
  13. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    You are welcome! Are you counting the minutes until your cruise yet?

    I am impressed that you have taken part in so many RunDisney events! The Goofy!!! I think I will leave that one to you! :worship:

    I jumped online on opening morning for the 2016 itineraries just to see what the prices were looking like. When I found that we could cruise in January for around the same price as what we paid for our 2014 cruise, I decided to do a hold until I could talk to DH. I wasn't sure how he would respond, but I made my case and he agreed pretty quickly. We haven't said anything to the kiddos yet, but I'm not sure that I will be able to hold out for very long!
     
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    Well, I'm impressed that you have done a marathon someplace other than Disney; I need characters and castles to get me through 26.2! ::yes::

    I'm reading all I can to learn as much as possible before our sailing day (which is 4 weeks from today!!!)

     
  15. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    Characters and castles do sound like great motivators!

    :cool1: for less than four weeks!
     
  16. Kholtdis

    Kholtdis Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for sharing! Super helpful :)
     
  17. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    You are welcome! Happy to help!
     
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    a great trip report to read. Filled with such great moments that your family shared together. We are from Australia and we are planning our first cruise on the Fantasy in 2015 (same itinerary I think) so I really enjoyed the read. Thank you for sharing all your special moments, insight and photos.
     
  19. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    Thank you so much! We really did have a great time. I hope that you love the Fantasy as much as we did!
     
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    I really enjoyed reading your trip report. It's making me excited to go on another cruise. I almost cried when I read your last day too.
     
  21. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

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    Thank you!

    The girls and I were pretty sad on our last day. DH looked at us like we were crazy, but I think he was feeling the same way on the inside!
     

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