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I'll Be Good Next Year- Fantasy Eastern NYE 13/14 Updates 6/17

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by podsnel, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. scottny

    scottny <font color=blue>You better have crackers<br><font

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    I am here.
    Nice Christmas it looked like.
    BWV looks so nice.
    EEK! You have done Times Square. I could not.
    MM< corn dogs.
    LOL about BTMRR.
    BWV was nicely decorated.
    The standard view was very nice.
    LOL. The three little pigs building a straw house. ROTF.
    Oh my to the line waiting.
    Love the snowman ornaments.
    Never heard of glow wine but sounds interesting. Is that a typo in the sign? LOl
    ROTF! The mars pic.
    I want that coffee margarita.
    Nice pics of CLP.
    BCV looked pretty.
    The cruise terminal looks pretty.
    My last name gets butchered to. It is german and some know how to pronounce it but most do not.
    Love the decorations around the ship.
    Cute bathroom.
    Funny about Tyler yelling hi and bye.
    Love the bread basket at Royal Palace.
    I LOVE escargot. YUM!. I cannot wait to get to France in a few months. I am having everywhere. LOl.
    Elderbubble sounds good.
    Nice ginger bread hosue.
    The tasting looked fun. LOL! Don’t give up your day job.
    You both look very nice at Remy.
    The entire meal looked so good.
    Oh that Rose drink at Epcot is the best. I dream about it often.
    I have that diploma too. LOL.
    Sounds like a nice trip.
    So sorry to hear about your SIL.
    I have caught up.
     
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  3. podsnel

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

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    WHEN??? we are on the Dream in Oct- the cruise on the 23rd- MEK is too!:goodvibes

    I find it very relaxing. There are heated loungers that look out towards the ocean, along with 2 hot tubs. There are several showers, each has a different attribute- one is gentle, another is hot, another cold. There is a steam room (I love the steam!) and a sauna- the sauna has a floor to ceiling window, so you can see the ocean from the bench. You should try it- it is a very nice way to decompress, and a 1 day pass is only $16.

    I have a client going on Breakaway this summer, and they specifically wanted NCL because DS20 likes their entertainment best. Thanks so much for all of your input- very helpful!:thumbsup2
     
  4. podsnel

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

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    Hi!! You must be cruising tomorrow! YAY for you, wish I was going with you!! :goodvibes You will love the Fantasy- she is the most incredible ship of all!

    Thanks about my SIL- she was completely wonderful and i am still in shock she is gone.:(
     
  5. podsnel

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

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    Well THAT was some break from this TR, huh? See what happens when you make me update somewhere else? :rotfl: Back to the Caribbean....and to the cruise! (Which I am REALLY in cruise mode lately- I have 3 cruises booked for 2015, and 2 are not DCL- I have a quick 2 niter on NCL Breakaway- because I just really have to see for myself what I think about it-a 5 night Magic cruise with Evie and Joanie in May (SO excited to sail on the Magic all new and shiny!) and then in Nov 2015 Pods and I, along with Joanie and husband Peter (and hopefully assorted others!) will be on Celebrity Summit in the Southern Caribbean- Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Martin and St Thomas, all out of Puerto Rico. The price was seriously too good to pass up, and the cheapest place to fly in the Caribbean is PR, so planning to spend a couple of pre-cruise days there to check it out!). So, anyway...back to our regularly scheduled program...

    After an afternoon of wonderful RnR, I left Pods on the balcony with his lackluster Stephen King harlequin romance, toasted the sunset myself-

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    then scurried off to see Aladdin. This show is specific to the Fantasy, and I have to say, is one of their best! Really hilarious and completely entertaining, as Aladdin should be! Sorry, no pics from the show- they put the kibash on photography here as I am sure you have heard.

    Afterwards, it was time to dress it up- tonight was semi-formal. Lo and behold, it seems we DO have kids on board with us!

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    It was the Captain's reception tonight, and they were passing out some nice cocktails and wine. I grabbed a glass of white to bring in to dinner.

    Hello Sailor- what's your name?

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    Tyler's straw had an origami fish- hmmm...it seems like Rudwin may have some hidden talents!

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    Tonight, dinner was at

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    I had a Country Currant Roll-

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    Edward came by to take our order- so adorable and charming!

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    The kids really liked him-

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    Picture time!

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    I started with Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower with Crispy Noodles and Wasabi Dressing

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    I have had it before, and it does not disappoint. Love tuna with avocado, always! Also ordered at our table was North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli
    with Roasted Garlic and Sweet Basil scented Tomato Juice

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    and Heirloom Tomato Soup with Sour Cream, Croutons, and Basil

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    also Spinach and Raspberry Salad tender Spinach tossed with fresh Raspberries, toasted Pine Nuts, and crumbled Gorgonzola and a Raspberry Vinaigrette

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    and Cream of Green Asparagus with Crabmeat and Asparagus Tips

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    WOW! I guess we were all hungry that night! On to our main courses... I always choose Pan-seared Sea Bass With Saffron and Fennel Risotto with a Sweet Chili Glaze. Or, at least, I often choose it- it is also delish!

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    Timmy had pork, but it was different than what is decribed on the menu-

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    There was also an order of Slow Roasted Prime Rib
    Thyme-roasted Vegetables, Double-baked Potato, Horseradish, and Natural Jus

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    Ouside, Edward showed us it was dark!

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    :rotfl2: Actually I think he was pointing out an island we were passing. The boys looked over the dessert choices-

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    And although I skipped dessert, I was given a rose- from my favorite asst server ever, most definitely.

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    Rudwin is so sweet!

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    Cont'd next post-

     
  6. podsnel

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

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    Timmy also decided to skip dessert- and left for Vibe, but Tyler stuck around to order his favorite dessert, Creme Brulee.

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    Yum!

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    A delicious evening for sure. But we aren't done yet! There was a LOT happening tonight- time to get out there and be in every show, lol! Quest was being held in The Tube at 10, then the Hypnotist, Ricky Kalmon would be performing in the Walt Disney Theatre at 10:45. We stopped back in the cabin to change into something more comfortable. Looks like the boys had done so too- and we are making progress here. Suits laid on the bed with shirts and ties- no crime scene as in the past!

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    And I had one of my Remy truffles for dessert-

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    Put my new rose with my Remy rose-

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    and then we decided we would go to The Tube, even though we thought we would be to late to participate in Quest- since it was already after 10. I had planned to being a bra with me, but ended up leaving it in the cabin thinking that we would only be watching, not playing.

    OOPS. Sorry Kristi. ;)

    When we got down there, the the Mcs were up there in front, saving us 2 seats- turns out, we were TEAM 4! LMAO, Steve and Kristi had been VERY busy playing Quest while we were taking rose photos in the cabin! I think Pods jumped right in to give Steve a break- and then- it was time for the BRA! Oops. Sorry again, Kristi. That Kristi is a real team player- she had hers off and on her hubby in a flash-

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    Now here's a man who is very comfortable with his feminine side-

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    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: Funniest game ever!!! Go Team 4!

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    There was some more crazy stuff, and I thought I took pictures, but maybe with Kristi's camera? Anyway....it was time to pick a winner, and Teesa announced-

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    TEAM 4!!!!!!!!!!! :yay::dance3: Which should really be called Team Mc, but all I know is that we all got really awesome DCL hats because of it, so....thanks for wearin your wife's Bra, Steve! You did seem pretty comfortable with it, so, thanks also for practcing so often at home pre-cruise too! ;)

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    Next, Teesa told us we all had to walk right over to the WDT for the next show, the hypnotist, Ricky Kalmon. Fortunately, we scored seats down front when we got there.

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    Because when they called for volunteers up on stage, Pods moved so fast, threw a couple of Octagenarians out of the way, and HIT IT! He wanted to be up there BAD! (he was next to the guy in the orange shirt). You might think it was so he could find out if this was real or not- or that he wanted an excuse to act stupid (more so than his usual level of stupid)- but I think he just wanted the nap and the end part where you wake up feeling like you have had the best sleep of your life. Zzzzzz.....

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    Now, some people are more suggestible than others. So this Ricky guy would pick off the ones who weren't as the night went on.

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    Pods lasted a while, but was eventually one who got tossed. He did say, though, that when their feet and legs were supposed to be tingling or whatever that he actually felt it- so I guess there really is something to this hypnotism stuff! This show was excellent- absolutely hilarious!

    Afterwards, I think we all ended up going back to our cabins, rather than working on our passports. Right Kristi?

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    Tomorrow was New Year's Eve- and we had the BEST day planned in St Martin!! Next time!

     
  7. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    On Sunday night, I have to stay up until Midnight because that's our 90 day booking window! :cool1:

    My current debate (with myself, of course, since I'm the only vacation planning looney in the family) is what night to do Palo. I'm thinking I might want to go there on semi-formal night because I like doing that stuff on sea days and I will already be dressed up! Two birds, one dress....

    Gotta to make sure I still get my free Captain's Gala cocktails though. Last cruise, I believe I had an appletini. And a glass of wine.
     
  8. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Sounds like a great night and the boys look so cute all dressed up. My have they grown from the updates that you posted on the Yosemite TR!

    I can't wait to try the larger ships! I have three cruises booked in 2015 too! Mine are all Disney, pretty soon we'll be gold! :banana:
     
  9. podsnel

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

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    You GO girlfriend! :rotfl:

    They are awesome! You will be in awe- and YAY for 3 cruises in 2015! They are the best- congrats on almost being Gold- in a year from now I will have 2 more to go for Platinum. It seems once you start the ball rolling to Gold, you just can't stop!:rotfl:
     
  10. DWGal210

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    Sounds like another fun day aboard DCL! :thumbsup2

    So nice of the boys to grace you with their presence. :rotfl: But it is good to hear they were having a fun time. I barely saw my brother and cousins this past January; they were having a blast doing all the activities.

    I can't wait to hear all about your Alaskan cruise adventures!!! That is on my bucket list, for SURE.
     
  11. pillow

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    Love the bra post! You know you're a veteran Disney cruiser when you plan to take an extra bra to a show - lol . . . :rotfl2:

    So, you know the cruise that my kids don't want to go on??? Well, my mother told me today that she is treating ALL of us to that cruise - meaning the 2 of them + my family of 4 + my brother's family of 6 + my 92 year old grandma! NOW my kids are excited!! I spent the afternoon getting everyone booked. So fun! I'm now looking for Mixology photos to send everyone. Gonna be hard to wait a year . . .

    Jodie
     
  12. KristiMc

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    Oh no - the bra picture! I love that Tisa is wiping a tear from her eye in the background. We had a great time that night.

    The hypnotist show was great too. Yay for Pods for racing up to the stage to take part.

    I think we did pass on the Passports that night since we knew we had a big day in St. Maarten coming up.

    WOW on all the upcoming cruises! I so wish I could come with you on the one in May but I can't take that much time off of my part-time job - or I would not have the part-time job :sad2:. If you go down to WDW for a long weekend girls trip - I'm in!

    I'm getting psyched for our HHI/Dream trip. Only 22 days to go! The boys do not know about the Dream. We added it after NYE. We thought since we are in SC and only 5 hours from the Port it would be a shame not to go on a cruise - Right?? Seems logical to me. We are going to see how long it takes them to realize that we are driving South and not towards home.
     
  13. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Great update
    Your boys all look super smart in their suits (I am counting Pods as one of the 'boys') and of course you look gorgeous!
    I've never done any of the adult shows in the evenings (why does that comment sound so wrong??!!)
     
  14. pillow

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    Yes - very logical!! Hate to tell you . . . I sent the bra picture to my entire family to show them what occurs on a Disney cruise . . . Tell your hubbie he is famous!

    Jodie
     
  15. englishrose47

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    Great Update !! The food all looked delish , not sure which I would have picked !! ust to let you know I started my TR , link is in my siggie!!
     
  16. TopRowSeat

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    Oh great, yet another town that that I can't show my face in. :rotfl2: Nah, it was fun. Go ahead and share. I have no shame.

    I have to say I was impressed with how fast Kristi got hers off. Very impressive.

    It was a ton of fun. I had never heard of Quest before we were on our way into dinner and Ellen went by the other direction and just said "Quest, 10:00" I felt a bit like I was in a spy movie and had just received a coded message. I had to refer to the navigator to decode the instructions but we figured it out and were in the right place at the right time for some silly fun.

    This was one of many highlights of the week.
     
  17. pillow

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    I'm really sorry we missed it. Its on the list for our next cruise. I need to start practicing my speed bra removal skills now!! ;)

    Jodie
     
  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    What a fun night!!! I have never seen those game shows, but it looks like a riot.
    I saw a hypnotist on a NCL cruise many years ago and it was so hilarious!
     
  19. Beth D

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    Great update Ellen! Tyler looks so grown up, and quite a bit more like Pods lately!

    I love the pics of the empty lobby with the tree. Never usually get to see that area empty!

    What exactly is Quest, and why did the MC's exchange clothing? :confused3 I'm guessing its some sort of game, but is the bra thing an every time deal?
     
  20. podsnel

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

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    I am really getting excited- I have Palo booked for brunch and dinner, also the room of naughty mud love (Secret rasul) and a bunch of amazing excursions (all done independently). Every person I meet who hears we are going tells me about how incredible Alaska is, so I am pretty excited!!

    I am SO SO GLAD that it worked out for you!!!:dance3:

    I love that you did that! Can't wait to hear about HHI- you should do a TR, they are scarce-

    Thanks! And you really need to make it to the shows- the entertainment at night has been consistently wonderful for us!
     
  21. englishrose47

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    Alaska is definitely a cruise I want to do !!!
     

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