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It's time to try a Disney Cruise. Let's start with the Dream! update pg 14

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports' started by declansdad, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. teekathepony

    teekathepony DIS Veteran

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    Hi there! A newbie to your reports here and tagging along for the rest! (Also, I can't resist following a fellow Maritimer!)
     
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  3. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Welcome. Great to have a Caper following along.
     
  4. GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes

    GoofyIsAsGoofyDoes Dis Dad #469 . . . . "Nation Ford", SC

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    They’ve gotten the Muster down to a painless science.
    One of the many things DCL does well.
    (and I’m glad you no longer have to ware the life vests during the drill)


    Those are some nice shots of Canaveral and the channel. I do believe y’all had just about the best seats in the house for the sail-away.
    :thumbsup2

    Hope some day to score me a veranda cabin and do the same.


    Like all dining aboard Disney ships, I expected to enjoy Enchanted Garden, but it surprised us by being about the best meal we had on our last cruse.


    The venerable “oldie”… A good show that they’ve been doing pretty much since the Magic first started sailing. Have seen it several times and it’s still entertaining.


    Very cool! (next time you’ll just have to cheat too to make it fair :lmao:)

    It surprises me that more folks don’t take advantage of some of these whole-family activities. We were one point shy of being declared the “Pirate Kings” on one trip and I’ve actually won a round of “Who Wants to be a Mousketeer” (based on the Millionaire game) and have the “etched glass paperweight” to prove it. Some of those games are a real hoot.



    Sounds like an excellent sailing day. You took advantage of a lot of the extras that the unprepared tend to miss out on. Looking forward to hearing you take on Nassau.
     
  5. dvczerfs

    dvczerfs DIS Veteran

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    great update darcy!!! is it me or is the deck bigger then the room? :rotfl:
    maybe if i got a cabin like that with a big deck, i could sleep on the deck.
    thats the main reason i cant go on a ship. :crowded:
    great pics!!! ill live through you! :thumbsup2
     
  6. Geodoc

    Geodoc Mouseketeer

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    Great pic of the VAB at the Kennedy Space Center! Always cool to see from on deck of a Disney Cruise ship.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  7. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    We had a great first day, got lots done and had just enough sleep the night before to enjoy it.
     
  8. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Next time I'll throw you a rope and you can climb up on the deck.
     
  9. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Hoping to get over there sometime and do the tour.
     
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    twokids0204 DIS Dad #561

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    :sad2:

    :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl2:

    Sounds like a blast so far... :thumbsup2
     
  11. churchlady

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    So after lots of shrimp and some crab legs...?

    I am intrigued by the shrimp and crab legs. We've been on DCL 4 times and I only remember crab claws. Are the crab legs available often? We usually do the sit down on embarkation day. Should I be heading to Cabanas for these treats? April 7th 4 day is coming soon!!!!:yay:


    Great report! Keep it coming!:yay::yay:
     
  12. figment52

    figment52 <font color=royalblue>Oh man, I checked out the we

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    A little late to the party but enjoying the trip.

    Thanks for writing about your travels.
     
  13. Jujubee727

    Jujubee727 Mouseketeer

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    Joining in a little late!! We will be on the Dream for the first time in May!

    LOVE your balcony!!

    Your pics are great! What kind of camera do you use?
     
  14. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    You are correct, my mistake. They were the crab claws with the arm?? attached not the legs.
     
  15. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Not late at all, we still have 3 days of cruising and a park day to take care of.

    Welcome.
     
  16. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    The Dream is a great ship, I'm sure you will love her.

    I am using a Canon Rebel XS for almost all if the pictures. I have some coming up from snorkeling that were taken using a waterproof camera.
     
  17. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Thanks for following along everyone. It is a busy weekend for us with DS playing basketball all weekend. I hope to have another update tomorrow night sometime.
     
  18. Jujubee727

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    :thumbsup2

    Yay for Canon! I will be using my Canon 60D, so hopefully my shots will turn out as nice as yours!!

    Can't wait to read more!!
     
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    Love Declan modeling the life vest!

    Great update, would love a pic of the hoodie Pooksma got and some food porn! Seriously, it's all about the verandah and the food:rotfl2:
     
  20. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Here is one of the hoodie but no food porn this trip. I didn't want to freak out our tablemates too much. :rotfl2:

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  21. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    Today was to be our day in Nassau. We had heard good and bad stories about Nassau and we didn’t see a whole lot on the excursions list that intrigued us. Atlantis did look intriguing but it seemed over prices so we simply decided to walk around a bit on our own. Pooksma decided to spend some time at the Spa in the afternoon while Declan hung out.

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    So our day started out around 7 with a room service delivery of some coffee and fruit. Our plan was to hang out on the balcony and watch as we docked. It wasn’t long before we could see Nassau in the distance.

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    And then I noticed this guy

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    I guess the pilot was aboard and we were pretty close. Before long we were in the channel and started to get a good look.

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    I’m not sure what this is but I think it may be something left over from a James Bond movie.

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    Declan checking something out

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    Starting the turn so we can back into our berth

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    I’m sure this place had a few visitors throughout the day.

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    The port area

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    It must be rough to live here!

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    Here are our port mates for the day

    The Carnival Ecstasy

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    The RCL Allure of the Seas

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    There were also two of these tied up

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    The water tower you can see in the distance was the goal of our walking tour.

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    Actually it was the Queen’s Staircase and Fort Fincastle but the water tower is right there as well.

    After we were tied up, it was time for some breakfast. We headed up to Cabanas and found a table on the outside deck just above our cabin. A bit of warning for you, if you decided to eat out there while in port, be prepared for seagulls. They are all over the place and can get aggressive. In fact I left Pooksma at the table as I went to get some coffee and as soon as I left, the birds attacked! When I returned to the table it was surrounded by CMs cleaning up the table. I thought “Wow, what service!”

    After we finished up, we headed back to the cabin to pick up the camera bag and some supplies and headed for the gang plank.

    Next up – our walking tour of Nassau.
     

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