It's not a cruise UNTIL...

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  1. cruisecrasher

    cruisecrasher DIS Veteran

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    Since they've sailed out of Galveston, it's been when we first see the ship while getting Starbucks across from the harbor.
    On our Port Canaveral based cruises, once we got on the Disney cruise shuttles at MCO.
    Although putting our luggage tags on the night before we leave the house (last thing before we load the luggage into the car) also is a big trip moment for us.
    Boarding and looking up in the atrium makes me cry.
    Hearing the horn is pretty awesome but I'm all the way into vacation mode by then.
     
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  3. snickerdodo

    snickerdodo Mouseketeer

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    great thread:banana::love::banana: it makes u feel good:) can see ship...hear the horns...taste the food ... can hardly wait.we r on the dream 31 oct 13.
     
  4. bbn1122

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    For me...once we check and get our Stateroom key.....:thumbsup2
     
  5. jjgarv

    jjgarv Gotta get away to where the boat leaves from...

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    as the other half of JJGarv....the cruise for me starts as soon as our plane takes off from BWI!
     
  6. nicbic97

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    when the horns blow:hug: DH and I always kiss when the horns blow :)
     
  7. FergusBC

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    :rotfl2: Sounds like my daughter! Although for her it's all the tension of the anticipation gives way, along with anything she's eaten for the last day and a half!

    Yeah, you might not want to sit next to us on the first day of the cruise :rolleyes1
     
  8. Toy Story Fan

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    Coming into port and seeing the ship for the first time...the size and beauty of it is just pure awe. I look at other ships and nothing compares to a Disney boat!
    This is when my holiday becomes reality!! :beach:
     
  9. EvaSue

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    OP here.. What a bunch of great responses and feedback! I think I might start doing an "Eva Sue's Feel-Good post of the Week" to help supplement some of the bickering, haha! ;)
     
  10. Narnia_girl

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    I love this thread! So much happiness! :yay:

    I'd say stepping from land (port) to ship is a big vacation moment, but the horn is probably the best part!


    Ugh, us too! Our son gets sick on half of our vacations. :headache:
     
  11. hubbard53

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    it's not a cruise until I've enjoyed an overpriced cocktail!
     
  12. wendyoconnor

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    When we land at MCO and board the DCL bus for the port.
     
  13. wendyoconnor

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    I never get tired of the Mickey horn, It's my ringtone.
     
  14. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Love hanging out in the terminal waiting to be called to board (excitement keeps building) and then walking through the "ears".....also feel it is cruise time when I walk up the gangway and enter the ship for the first time...feels like home:love:

    MJ
     
  15. mhconley

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    This is my family's first cruise... for me it will be walking into the Port Canaveral cruise terminal on embarkation day in 74 days.

    Martin
     
  16. ali in wonderland

    ali in wonderland Mouseketeer

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    See the atrium for the first time, and hearing our family name announced for sure!
     
  17. Silverfox97

    Silverfox97 PLATINUM Castaway Club

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    We are in our stateroom, unpacked, watching the ship sail away from our verandah.......

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  18. tinkerone

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    what she said! its not always from the dcl bus but its always at first sighting........sigh!
     
  19. SigalTchelet

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    That is so sweet! I like that!
     
  20. Goofy4Ever

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    For me it is having the drink of the day watching the ship pull away from port.....oh happy times!
     
  21. We3forDisney

    We3forDisney Earning My Ears

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    For us it's as soon as we walk through the Mickey tunnel to board. Just thinking about it makes me smile.....
     

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