Get Off The Ship - we are running out of towel animals! Update 02/27 Day 22

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  1. dizneeat

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    or ………
    THIS Fantasy tastes of Nutella …….

    or it could even be called
    The Disney Veterans trip of firsts.

    See, we just couldn’t make up our minds!

    So, what is this trip report all about?
    It’s about our summer vacation 2013. Us

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    this is my dear brother, Thomas, Tom for short,

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    who loves all things Disney and supports my Disney addiction. He works very hard as a mailman here in Austria all your round and is excellent when it comes to computer questions.
    Then there is me, Karin,

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    teacher in a small village outside our hometown of Linz in Austria. I am trying to juggle school work, which can become overwhelming and planning our vactions.
    We both love Walt Disney World and have been twice a year for several years now. A short week in February for half term and a much longer, this year 33 day, vacation in the summer.
    In 2009 we went on our, what we then thought was our “once in a lifetime” first cruise on the Disney Wonder and fell in love with cruising and DCL in particular. This summer we became Platinum Castaway Club members and I am “kinda” proud to say, we have several more cruises booked.
    In 2011 we became DVC members and fully enjoyed these resorts this summer.
    Okay, enough of the introductions. What does this trip report involve?
    Well, there were several parts ……

    Part one was our trip to WDW and a short three night stay at OKW. For those 3 nights we enjoyed the company of some “cruise friends” who we had gotten to know in 2011.

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    Part two was a back to back cruise on the Disney Fantasy, an Eastern Caribbean and a Western Caribbean itinerary. Both were new to us, but it did not take us very long to run into some “old” friends.

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    Part three were 4 lazy days at BCV, where we tried to catch up on laundry, enjoyed some park time and spent QUITE some time at Stormalong Bay.

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    Part four included a trip to Key West – the real one.

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    Part five meant going back to OKW for another 5 nights before it was time to head home again.

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    WE loved our trip and funnily enough after all these years it was kind of a trip of firsts, so I guess I will include a tally of all the first!

    Okay, enough said for now. Let’s get on with the show.
     
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  3. dizneeat

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    Tally of firsts
    First time booking business class flights

    First time the taxi was so late we had to call another one
    First time our plane was hit by lightning
    First time our small plane was getting a parking position right at the terminal
    First time we had a 6 hour delay
    First time we stayed at a studio at OKW
    First time we played Minigolf with kids at Winter Summerland
    First time we watched a movie at DTD
    First time we sailed on the Fantasy
    First time we sailed as Platinum Castaway Club members
    First time we didn't have a set Port arrival time
    First time we watched "A Fantasy come true"
    First time we saw a chef at a cooking demonstration that had no idea what he was doing
    First time we were onlookers as a medical emergency was transported off the ship
    First time we went to the Italian Liqueur tasting
    First time we sailed with friends from our first DCL cruise again
    First time "Mickey" surprised us with more stateroom credit than we expected
    First time we visited Sint Maarten
    First time we had received some Prosecco as part of our CC gifts
    First time we visited St. Thomas
    First time we did the Galley Tour
    First time we did the Tequila tasting
    First time we enjoyed Satellite Falls
    First time we visited Grand Cayman
    First time we ordered room service
    First time we picked up dessert to go
    First time we received a "Nothing" plate
    First time we visited Costa Maya
    First time we visited Senor Frogs
    First time we visited Cozumel
    First time we visited the Mayan Ruins
    First time we visited a Tequila Factory


    Real life updates:
    September 24 - a new trip to DLRP

    October 4 - news of our airline compensation
    October 20 - planning updates and news
    November 11 - My Magicband mix-ups!
    November 27 - News on our upcoming February trip and Magicband mix-up
    December 22 - Pre trip report for 2014 started: DREAMing, some MAGIC and a little bit of Paris! Planning for 2014
    January 14 - We are back from Paris and Tom's Christmas present

    Trip report links

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    Day 1, August 7

    That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 1
    That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 2
    That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 3
    That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 4
    That's NOT the way we wanted to start off our vacation! - Part 5

    Day 2, August 8

    Cruise friends - Part 1
    Cruise friends - Part 2
    Cruise friends - Part 3
    Cruise friends - Part 4

    Day 3, August 9

    More firsts .... - Part 1
    More firsts .... - Part 2

    Day 4, August 10

    A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 1
    A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 2
    A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 3
    A sad Goodbye and off we go .... - Part 4

    Day 5, August 11

    Are you from Austria? - Part 1
    Are you from Austria? - Part 2
    Are you from Austria? - Part 3
    Are you from Austria? - Part 4
    Are you from Austria? - Part 5

    Day 6, August 12

    What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 1
    What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 2
    What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 3
    What does one do during a day at sea? EAT of course! - Part 4

    Day 7, August 13

    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 1
    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 2
    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 3
    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 4
    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 5
    A visit to the Netherlands and France before Captain Jack takes over the Fantasy - Part 6

    Day 8, August 14

    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 1
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 2
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 3
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 4
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 5
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 6
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 7
    Banana Daiquiri saves the day! - Part 8

    Day 9, August 15

    Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 1
    Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 2
    Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 3
    Let's see what the kitchen has to offer ... - Part 4

    Day 10, August 16

    Back to Paradise - Part 1
    Back to Paradise - Part 2
    Back to Paradise - Part 3
    Back to Paradise - Part 4
    Back to Paradise - Part 5

    Day 11, August 17

    Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 1
    Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 2
    Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 3
    Let's try this again A Fantasy cruise take 2 - Part 4

    Day 12, August 18
    Day at sea means lots of food - Part 1
    Day at sea means lots of food - Part 2
    Day at sea means lots of food - Part 3
    Day at sea means lots of food - Part 4

    Day 13, August 19
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 1
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 2
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 3
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 4
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 5
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 6
    A trip to Hell and back - Part 7

    Day 14, August 20
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 1
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 2
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 3
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 4
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 5
    A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 6

    Day 15, August 21
    Mosquitos, ruins and an Italian dinner - Part 1
    Mosquitos, ruins and an Italian dinner - Part 2
    Mosquitos, ruins and an Italian dinner - Part 3
    Mosquitos, ruins and an Italian dinner - Part 4
    Mosquitos, ruins and an Italian dinner - Part 5

    Day 16, August 22
    A „relaxing“, fun filled day at sea - Part 1
    A „relaxing“, fun filled day at sea - Part 2
    A „relaxing“, fun filled day at sea - Part 3
    A „relaxing“, fun filled day at sea - Part 4

    Day 17, August 23
    Another day at Castaway Cay - Part 1
    Another day at Castaway Cay - Part 2
    Another day at Castaway Cay - Part 3
    Another day at Castaway Cay - Part 4
    Another day at Castaway Cay - Part 5

    Day 18, August 24
    Back onto dry land we go! - Part 1
    Back onto dry land we go! - Part 2
    Back onto dry land we go! - Part 3
    Back onto dry land we go! - Part 4

    Day 19, August 25
    A slow start to a long day …… - Part 1
    A slow start to a long day …… - Part 2
    A slow start to a long day …… - Part 3
    A slow start to a long day …… - Part 4

    Day 20, August 26
    No park, but we had fun anyway! - Part 1
    No park, but we had fun anyway! - Part 2

    Day 21, August 27
    One more day of WDW bliss before we hit the road again! - Part 1
    One more day of WDW bliss before we hit the road again! - Part 2
    One more day of WDW bliss before we hit the road again! - Part 3

    Day 22, August 28
    Day 23, August 29
    Day 24, August 30
    Day 25, August 31
    Day 26, September 1
    Day 27, September 2
    Day 28, September 3
    Day 29, September 4
    Day 30, September 5
    Day 31, September 6
    Day 32, September 7
    Day 33, September 8

     
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    I can hardly wait to hear about all of your latest adventures!
     
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    Yeah, Jen!
    Welcome! :welcome: I knew I could count on you! :goodvibes
     
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    Jumping in! I love the title! :lmao: Oh, and I'm extra excited to make PAGE 1!:yay:
     
  9. dizneeat

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    :welcome:
    Yeah, so glad to have you along for the looooooooong ride. :goodvibes
     
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    Hi Teresa! :welcome:
    We loved spending time with you on this trip! Can't wait for the next time. :thumbsup2
    Oh, and btw - the weather is COLD here and Tom puts his new sweater and hat to good use. :goodvibes


    :welcome: Tammie!
    I am glad you like the title! We did NOT like having to get off the ship though. :rotfl2:
    And :woohoo: for making page 1!
     
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    You better should be! :rotfl2:
     
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    :dance3: First page!!! Looking forward to all your "firsts"! ::yes:: LOVE the title!!!


    I am here, Karin!! :woohoo:
     
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    Checking in! Can't wait to read all about it.
     
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    :welcome: Christine!
    And YES, you made first page! :hug: We were amazed at how many things were a first for us. :thumbsup2


    :welcome: Kathy!
    So glad the update queen is here too! :goodvibes
     
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  17. dizneeat

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    Great to have you here too! :goodvibes
     
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    You had me at Nutella... yum!!

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    WOW -- what a trip!! What I wouldn't give for a B2B on the Fantasy! I'm looking foward to reading about all of your adventures!
     
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    Page two already!:cool1:

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