Hello Everyone, I wanted to work on this while we were on the ship but the internet was horrible. I tried from the room and from the internet cafe and had a heck of a time getting on. I hope you all enjoy reading about our wonderful trip. This trip was with my family of 10 - Me and my 3 DD, 11, 15 and 17. My DS, BIN and Niece 5, My Parents and my Niece 22. My DH had to stay home and take care of all of our animals. We really wanted him to go with us. My DH who wasn't going with us drove me and the girls to the airport in Las Vegas at 430 am on July 17. We flew to Philadelphia and then on to Barcelona. Uneventful flights which just made the trip so much better. Once we arrived in Barcelona it was 830am and the airport was extremely crowded. We gathered our luggage, yes all of it was there, and proceeded to the checkin counter for Disney. We were brought outside to our bus and once we left the airport, we were told that it was too early to go to the port terminal, therefore we were getting a tour of Barcelona. That was a nice surprise, however we were exhausted after flying for so long and just wanted to rest. They took us through Barcelona and up in the hills. We visited a church that Christopher Columbus brought native americans back to be baptized. A beautiful church I must say. We were allowed in the square for about 30 mins or so and I found a cell phone store where I wanted to purchase a phone card for my cell phone since T-mobile didn't have any service in Europe. I purchased the card for 24 Euros and it didn't work. They stated I needed an unlock code from T-mobile and of course couldn't get that since I couldn't get signal. I thought oh well, I will try to call my DH from the ship to see if he could call T-mobile and get me the information. We proceeded back to the bus and off to the terminal. We arrived there around 1130am, went thru security and we were given group #6 to board. I sat the girls down and went to check us in. When I checked in, it was such a fiasco. This is the one area that Disney needs to work on. I presented my documents and then they wanted me to complete the forms agand and wanted my credit card. I couldn't believe that I had to fill everything out agian. I was livid. My mom wanted to put her credit cards on the rooms and we did that online prior to leaving. I explained that my parents and sister stayed over night at a hotel and wouldn't be there until later that day, they didn't care. I still had to give my credit card. I asked them what was thepoint of doing registration online if it didn't mean anything, and they couldn't answer me. Once I got thru the check in, I got the girls and we moved to the other side of the terminal and saw that they were already boarding our group!! YIPEE!!! We were so excited. Finally getting on board. Once we proceeded thru the line, we were sent outside to walk on the ship. The line was long but that was because we had to take elevators up to Deck 9 where lunch was being served in Topsiders. Once we were up to Deck 9 we were announced and the party began. That was such a thrill for us. We were approached at buying water but didn't want to do that just yet and we proceeded into Topsiders. We ate lunch and decided to check out our rooms. Of course Disney didn't want anyone in the rooms until 130pm, but we wanted to see anyway. We met our Stateroom Host Danny. What a great guy. I asked him if we could decorate our doors and then leave. We were surprising my parents and sister in decorating their door along with ours. He said sure and we did. After we returned to Topsiders one of my DD's and I walked the deck just to see what was going on. We watched alot of people coming on board just as excited as we were. We decided to go up to Deck 10 and as we approached the stairs, in walked the rest of our family. We were so excited to see them as they left the day before us. We brought them to Topsiders so that they could eat lunch. It was just about 130 so the girls and I took our carryons and the rest of the family's carryons down to our rooms. We had 6122, my sister had 6124 and my parents had 6126. We loved our rooms. It was right near the aft elevators on the port side. It was so convienent. After we took everything to our rooms, we went to get the rest of the family and took them to the rooms. They were surprised at that door decorations. They just loved them. We all went to our rooms and collapsed.